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What You Need to Know

The Green Hornets Organization supplies most items needed for the sport of football and cheerleading, however, there are a few items not provided.  Families will need to provide their child with the following:

Football Players:

*A protective cup
*Football Cleats, must be soft spikes, NO Metal Spikes are allowed.
*Water for your child daily at practice

We recommend when purchasing a girdle, purchase an integrated 5 SOFT PAD football girdle for your child. This must contain all necessary pads. Hip, thigh, tailbone. They will be much more comfortable if they are purchased and fit by you. It should be a snug fit, but not uncomfortable or restrictive. They can be purchased at sporting goods stores and generally start around $20.00.


* Tennis shoes for practice & ALL white cheer shoes for game days & competition
*Comfortable clothing for practice
*Water for your child daily at practice

Prior to games starting, practices will run Monday thru Friday at Kennedy Middle School from 6pm-8pm.  Practice will start in July (exact date is TBA).  After games start, practices will run Tuesday through Friday from 6pm-8pm (or until dark).

Please make every effort to have your child on time to practice and picked up on time.

Thank you,
Green Hornets Staff

About Green Hornets

In the early 1950’s the St. Clair Shores youth football and cheer franchise was founded and fielded two teams, the Green Hornets (north end of S.C.S.) and the Black Knights (south end of S.C.S).  In the mid 1950’s the Eastern Suburban Football League (ESFL) was founded, with the St. Clair Shores franchise being a founding member.  Unfortunately, over time smaller enrollments led to the weakening of the St. Clair Shores franchise particularly affecting the south end Black Knights. The once mighty Black Knights were no longer viable and were folded in 1981 merging into the franchise, as it now exists today. 

To this day the Green Hornets Organization continues our proud history of providing a safe and fun environment for all kids ages six to thirteen to participate in the sports of football and cheerleading.

When you join the St. Clair Shores Green Hornets family, this is what you will get: 

  • Eight games with guaranteed playing time 
  • Supplied equipment
  • Game days on the weekends 
  • Home games played at Lakeview, South Lake, and Lake Shore High Schools 
  • Practices held at Kennedy Middle School 
  • Experience that you can carry with you to the high school level

Zurlon Tipton

Zurlon Tipton played for the Green Hornets during his youth years.  Zurlon was a great player for the Green Hornets and went on to find great success at Parkway Christian High School, then on to Central Michigan University and culminating by making the active roster for the Indianapolis Colts.  Zurlon was taken from us to soon in 2016.  In his honor the Green Hornets have retired his number 24 from being worn again.

Here is a highlight mix of Zurlon during his days at Central Michigan University.


St. Clair Shores Green Hornets - Rochelle Cowart - President, P.O. Box 80717
St Clair Shores, Michigan 48080

Phone: 586-372-8270
Email: [email protected]

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