Youth Tackle Football
2016 Youth Tackle Football Schedules
Each team will have a maximum of 32 players on the roster and up to 4 coaches. Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood affairs mandates a minimum player participation rule. All players must play in every game providing team rules have been followed and practices attended. The non-starters must play in either the 1st or 2nd quarter for a minimum of 4 plays AND FOUR (4) more plays in the second half. This means a participant must play in at least 8 plays per game. Special team plays do not count. Each quarter will be eight minutes long.
A coach should contact all players no later than Saturday, August 20. Please write down the team name, coach's name and phone number and the practice times, days, and location for future reference. Teams are allowed to practice 4 days a week (3 days a week when games begin) for 1.5 hours a day. Players should attend and be on time to all practices.
Pee Wee games will be played on Tuesday nights beginning September 27. Intermediate games will be played on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights. Junior games will be played on Wednesday nights beginning September 28. All games will be played at James Messer Sports Complex (north side - 2730 Jackson Bluff Road) beginning at 6:00pm and 7:30pm. Teams are expected to be ready for weigh in 30 minutes prior to game time. Each team will participate in a preseason jamboree on Saturday, September 24 and play a six (6) game schedule.
All players must weigh in before each game. In order to participate in games, Pee Wee players must weigh in at 100 pounds or less, Intermediate players must weigh in at 130 pounds or less and Junior players must weigh in at 160 pounds or less. A pound a week will be added beginning with week two of the games.
The Tallahassee Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs Department will provide the following equipment for the player's use: helmet, shoulder pads and football pants with pads. Parents must sign an equipment letter stating all equipment will be returned at the end of the season. Please make the necessary arrangements (bring a change of clothes) for the equipment (pants included) to be returned as soon as your last game is completed. A uniform jersey will also be provided which the player may keep. If a player quits before the end of the season, it is the parents' responsibility to bring all equipment to the coach immediately
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