Välkommen till Luleå Eskimos AFC

Luleå Eskimos är Sveriges nordligaste och ”kyligaste” bidrag till den svenska ”football”-scenen. Seniorlaget (18+ åringar) spelar i Division I Norra.  Vår juniorverksamhet arbetar för att få igång ett fungerande lag för 13-17 åringar, vilket kommer att vara en viktig byggsten i en väl fungerande förening. Välkommen in att förkovra dig på Eskimos sidor på nätet!

The Three Seasons of the Eskimo

We now enter our ”OFF season”, a time to let bodies and minds rest while you keep yourselves in shape. PRE-season for the 2017 season will start either in early December or sometime in January, indoors at Arcus. We are hoping to get enough of you back AND add a few more to try and play in the series for our REGULAR season starting in April 2017. THANK YOU to all players and coaches for a positive 2016 season. We are taking all the right steps for our future as a team.

FINAL PRACTICE on September 21

FINAL PRACTICE ON SEPTEMBER 21: This Wednesday, September 21 will be our final practice. NO PADS — but you must bring ALL items that belong to the Eskimos and drop it off (shoulder pads, helmets, pants + pads, jerseys, footballs, etc.). We will be cleaning/organizing the outdoor förråd, playing some ”basket” and having a cheeseburger and a coke.

Final two practices for 2016 season

We will have our final practice in pads on SEPTEMBER 14. BRING ALL PADS you have at home to turn in at these final practices (unless you own them)!!! Then SEPTEMBER 21 will be our final practice. NO pads — we will be cleaning & organizing the förråd, playing some ”basket” and Tim will bring cheeseburgers & coke for everyone (more info next week to sign-up for that). We then take a break for a couple of months — players need to rest their bodies and coaches need to plan for next season. The plan is for us to start indoors at Arcus in December or January. NEW PLAYERS welcome to join us through the end of March only!

Practices in August-September

The Eskimos will continue with practices on Wednesdays from August 3 – September 21 out at Södra Sundrebyn IP. JUNIOR players (ages 12-16) will be from 18.30-19.45. SENIOR players (17 and older) will be from 18.30-20.30. Bring water bottle and mouth guard (tandskydd). NO practice only if thunderstorms.

Eskimos take summer break during July

In order to allow our players to rest and heal their bodies, and allow our coaches and players (and their families) to take some time for vacation, the Eskimos will have no formal, required practices from Midsummer through the end of July. Informal, NO-pad workouts might be announced in the ”Eskimo Locker Room” on Facebook. Check back here in late July/early August for more info on practices continuing in August-September.

Team BBQ on June 22

The Luleå Eskimos will end the first half of the 2016 season with a team BBQ on Wednesday, June 22, kl. 18.00, Södra Sunderbyn IP. This is for all senior and junior team players and coaches. We will start with grilling some burgers and hot dogs. It will end with some ”basket”. OBS: In case of bad weather on June 22, the ”back-up” date for this event will be the following Wednesday, June 29.

Practices Before Summer Break

•TEAM BBQ (weather permitting): Wednesday, June 22, 18.30-20.30 (no pads) – S. Sunderbyn
•TEAM BBQ (back-up date only): Wednesday, June 29, 18.30-20.30 (no pads) – S. Sunderbyn
NO practices FROM MIDSUMMER THRU END OF JULY – Possible optional, no-pads workouts that players announce in FB ”Locker Room” during this break.  Keep up with this in ”Eskimo Locker Room” on Facebook.

Moving OUTDOORS on April 20

Starting Wednesday, April 20, we will be practicing outdoors at Södra Sunderbyn IP. JUNIOR team players (ages 12-16) will be practicing on Wednesdays (onsdagar) from 18.30-19.45; the SENIOR team players (ages 17 and older) will be practicing on Wednesdays (onsdagar) from 18.30-20.45. Dress for the weather. We cancel practice only if there are flooding problems on the field (due to heavy rain) or if there are thunderstorms in the area or moving into the area.  Water bottle and mouth guard (tandskydd) are required!

TRYOUTS for Eskimos now closed

We allow NEW players (to the sport of American football) to ”try out” for the Eskimos from January – March. After March 31, trying out and giving the sport a try is ”closed” for the Eskimos. Players who have experience with the sport from other teams (in Sweden or in other countries) are welcome to join us at any time. Contact Head Coach Tim Foster at eskimocoach@gmail.com for more info.

Final practice at Arcus on April 13

Our final INDOOR practice at Arcus will be on Wednesday, April 13, kl. 17.45-19.30. OBS: We will be using a portion of the practice to actually practice. But the final part of it will be used to (a) Pack up EVERYTHING at Arcus; (b) Transport it and organize things out at Södra Sunderbyn IP. BRING YOUR CAR/VAN/TRUCK if possible!!!  Plan on helping to move equipment to Sunderbyn until at least 20.00-20.30.

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