Welcome to the Lummi Youth Sports site! It's been a long time coming, we hope that this resource will be able to help our department communicate better with Lummi Nation youth and their families. We will use this site to keep you up to date with coming events as well as other opportunities that Lummi Youth can participate in. We'd like to take a minute to thank our good friend and proud supporter of the LYR program, Darren Jones for helping us set up this website.
Our Program Mission Statement is;
Our purpose is to empower "our" young people and families especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential, to achieve healthy lifestyles and enhance self-expression in "Schelangen".
"For the Good of the Child"
We are trying to help our kids find what they love to do and take pride in being Positive Opportunity Providers for your children. There are many physical and mental health benefits for youth to being active. Whether they are active on a basketball court, baseball football or soccer field, skatepark, violin or cello, mountain slope/trail, war canoe, in the boxing ring or even in a dance studio. They are doing what they love to do and are being active in the process. We support the wellness of your child and believe that it is important to provide as many opportunities for our kids to participate in. We are always watching for these kinds of activities for the kids. If you have any suggestions, please bring them to our attention and we'll see how to get involved for the good of the Lummi children.
THE LUMMI YOUTH ACTIVITIES ENRICHMENT "DRAWDOWN" POLICY
IS IN FULL SWING FOR YOUR CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES.
WHAT IS IT?: A new policy that your child(ren) are eligible for if they fit within the policy guidelines. This policy helps "spread the wealth" and makes funds available to more enrolled Lummi youth.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?: Enrolled Lummi Youth, Between the ages of 6-19, have missed no more that 10 unexcused days of school and this includes suspension days.
WHY NOW?: To be able help reach out to more enrolled Lummi youth to help them participate in the activities that they love to do. This funding is not limited to just recreational team sports. It is available for, dance lessons, band, drama classes, art classes, snowboarding, etc.
HOW MUCH: $200 for the year of 2013, this includes, but is not limited to, coverage of football season and basketball season fees.
WHERE DO I REGISTER?: Get your applications and Request for Funds forms, At the LYR offices between business hours of 8:30 am -5:00 pm or use the links below.
Procedure to get enrolled into the Drawdown program are as follows:
1. You will fill out the program application for your child(ren). To expedite the process, it will need to be turned in with a copy of Lummi Nation enrollment (Lummi tribal enrollment ID card or CIB from the Lummi Enrollment Department) and a copy of your child's attendance record from school. If your child was enrolled in 2011 or 2012, they will not need to be enrolled again. You will need to bring in the Request for Funds form with accompanying documentation for your request.
2. Once enrollment and school attendance are verified, you will be given a Request for Funds form to be filled out and turned in with a proof of cost from the store or business you are looking to get services or goods from (price quote, cancelled/voided receipt etc.) It will then be determined if you need a Purchase Order or a check and your request will be processed accordingly.
Please come by the office to get more information about the new policy for gettting financial assistance from Lummi Youth Recreation. A copy of the policy will be provided upon request.
Get your Drawdown Program Application Here.
Get your Request for Funds form Here
Youth Basketball Signups NOW!!!
We are taking signups for the 2012-2013 youth basketball season. We are taking kids between K-8th grades. If you want to sign up for this upcoming season, please get your 2012-2013 membership form HERE
We are still looking for a few coaches, if you are interested please come in and see Sarah at the office.
LUMMI WOLFPACK FOOTBALL
The Lummi Wolfpack 2012 football season is under way. The kids have been working hard out here getting ready to have a great season. We want to thank the parents and coaches that have been out volunteering their time, to help make this a successful season for the kids.
To get your 1st half schedule, please check out our youth football page
LUMMI UNITY DAYS 2012
Tribal Youth Leadership Conference
Dates have been announced, August 16th and 17th
Lummi Wolfpack Football Season
The Lummi Wolfpack football season is right around the corner. We are getting excited as each week goes by, as we are that much closer to getting the kids on the football field. For more information on the upcoming season, check out our youth football page
IMPORTANT CONCUSSION INFORMATION VIDEO, HERE
SPRING SPORTS SIGN UPS
We are currently taking Spring Sports sign ups. Please get your forms here or come by the office to pick up a packet. We cannot wait to get the kids outside again.
THE DAMON-LUMMI YOUTH BOXING TEAM
IS NOW WORKING OUT
Coach Lowell Bahe is proud to make Team President Penny Hillaire's dream of bringing boxing back to the Lummi Nation. Ask any old timers about boxing in the 1970's and 1980's at Lummi and it always brings a smile to their face. Coach Lowell and Council member Steven Toby were the catalysts to bringing boxing back to life for this generation of Lummi youth. Cheryl Sanders and Candice Wilson and their staff were also instrumental to making this happen.
The team practices on Sunday through Thursday, from 5:30-8:00 in the upstairs loft at the Neigborhood Facility. Come by and check it out and get involved. Coach Lowell is planning on having a tournament at Lummi in March 17th, 2012. More information will become available in the near future. Check out their Facebook Page for updates.
Coach Lowell Bahe and Team President Penny Hillaire.
DB SKIMBOARD CAMP AT LUMMI
We were very fortunate to have the crew from DB Skimboards come up to work with Lummi youth, August 14th to the 17th. It was a good time from from the first day Sunday all the way through Wednesday. A lot of the kids that made it down to the beach left knowing that skimboarding is one of their new favorite activities and that this resource is here at Lummi. There was a wide range of experiences had during the week with DB Skimboards. We had a lot of first time kids that seemed to like throwing their board, jumping on it and then crashing and rolling into the one to two inch deep tidepool of very warm water. We had kids that loved being able to cover or bury each other with the mud from the tideflats. We had some Lummi youth that progressed significantly on many levels in these four days and were going off the ramp and pole jam that DB had provided for the camp. A very good time was had by all that participated. We want to thank Isaac, Emile, Jason, Andrew and Matt for coming out to the work with the Lummi Nation youth. We look forward to having you guys back next year. For more pics, check out this page on the Skimboard Culture Website.
Isaac Thomas (DB Skimboards Pro rider) giving lessons to Lummi Nation youth at the DB Skimboard Camp, August 14th to 17th. Photo courtesy of Matt McDonald
FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE!!!!
We are still accepting last minute applications for the 2011 Lummi Wolfpack Football season, but the few remaining spots are filling up quickly. For more information on getting the paperwork, click here. We are excited for the upcoming season to work with your child on the football field. Please make sure you get the paperwork completely filled out and turned in with a copy of proof of age (i.e. Birth Certificate, CIB from Lummi Enrollment Department). Click here, to find more information on making a much appreciated donation to our Lummi Youth Football team.
2011-2012 FIRST NATIONS SNOWBOARD TEAM-XWLEMI
Application packets will be available on September 1st. We will have them available here or at the LYR office. Keep checking here for more information regarding joining the FNST-Lummi team.
Get ahead of the crowd and get your registration form for the upcoming 2nd Annual Lummi Native Nights Youth Conference , which is taking place August 10th and 11th at the Lummi Nation School. You can download, complete and register early and get a jump on the line.
This year's theme for the conference is, "Our Culture, Our Land, Our Story"
It is a Youth driven conference to promote spiritual, mental, physical and social development to build a stronger and healthier native community. Join us for this exciting event we will be bringing in special guests, offering leadership workshops, fun activities, great food. It's going to be a great cultural experience that you shouldn't miss!
p.s. no registration fee and registration age is 13-24 years of age.
But is OPEN TO ALL AGES!
For more information contact Laura Porter (360)840-0504 or Sarah Scott at (360)840-1900
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-Cultural exchange (pending)
We have many things that are coming up for the Lummi Youth and community. The efforts of the Lummi Nation Skatepark Initiative are also underway. We're seeking out donors to help make this dream of our Lummi Nation youth come true. If you'd like to donate to the cause, please click here to follow the link to our safe donation page for our skatepark. Your always appreciated donation will positively and directly impact the lives of Lummi Nation youth.
MANY MANY HY'SH'QES
We want to give a special THANK YOU TO ALBERT "Tiel-Kanem" TOBY for always willing to step forward and coordinate and organize Lummi tournaments as well as coach Lummi youth basketball teams. He has been putting on tournaments for the last 20+ years and has many friends and connections in the basketball community. You can probably ask anybody in Whatcom County about Lummi basketball and Albert's name will most likely be brought up.
Many youth ballers have come through his tournaments throughout the years from Luke Ridnour to Shoni and Jude Schimmel, to local Lummi Ballers like Jerome Toby, Sarah Brady, Dustin Tom, Gale Jefferson, Tawny Julius and many more. Albert has also been willing to step up and coach when needed on many levels, from B&GC to AAU to High School JV and Varsity in the past. He is a firm believer in getting the fundamentals down before moving onto other aspects in the game. His footprint has been firmly placed in Lummi Basketball. Albert has stepped up for our department on more than one occasion and this is very much appreciated. His latest efforts he successfully coordinated the 2011 Stommish Hoops Jam 3on3 tournament. The weekend of June 18th he will be hosting the Toby Last Name tournament here at the Old Lummi Gym. Albert wants to let people know that we are planning more tournaments to take place here in the Lummi Community and wants to get the Old Gym rocking like it used to.
THANK YOU ALBERT TOBY FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO FOR LUMMI BASKETBALL!!!!!
Please have a look around our Lummi Youth Sports site and contact our office anytime with questions or comments at:
Keith Tom, Jr. - Manager
Sarah Brady - Athletic Coordinator
Jerome Toby - Activities Coordinator
Darrel Edwards - NHF Maintenance
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