Here is a list of frequently asked questions:
How much does it cost to play football in SYF?
The cost this year is $115 for returning players. That means players that played in the previous season. For new players the cost is $145. After April 22 the price increases $10.00. Then, after June 4 the cost for everyone is $155.00.
When does the tackle football league start?
Games start in the middle of August and the season ends the beginning of October. Exact dates depend on scheduling from year to year. Practices will begin the end of July.
When and where are practices?
It depends on what team the player is on and what age he is. Typically a team will practice 2 or 3 times a week during season and 3 or 4 times a week before season begins. We have 2 practice locations for Junior High and 3 locations for K/5 teams.
When will we get equipment?
All players will pick up equipment on Saturday, June 3. Times are below. Please bring the player to the storage even if you have not heard from a coach. If a player cannot make it on that date, the storage will be open on Sunday, June 4 from 3:00 – 4:30. After that it will be by appointment only.
Saturday, June 3
Bears grade 6-8 8:00-8:45
Rams grade 6-8 8:45-9:30
Boomers/Bears grade 2-5 9:30-10:15
Steelers/Rams grade 2-5 10:15-11:00
Storm – all K/1st grade 11:00-11:30
What equipment is covered in the cost and what equipment do I need to buy?
The registration fee covers all equipment the player will need to play…helmet, shoulder pads, game pants, pant pads. Some teams will fund raise to buy their own jersey’s and that may be a little extra cost. Each player needs to buy their own practice pants, practice jersey, shoes, chin strap and mouthpiece.
Are there anymore fees after I pay the registration for tackle football?
Other than what equipment you need to buy [mentioned above] there are no more fees. However, most teams now will order their own jerseys. This is sometimes done through a sponsor and sometimes parents will buy the jerseys. That all depends on the team.
What is the practice and play time policy?
While there is no league wide policy on the number of practices a player must attend to play, we do suggest to all coaches that if a player does not come to at least half of the scheduled practices that player should not play the first half of the game and maybe not at all. Please understand, this is a safety issue. In football if a player does not know what is suppose to happen he/she may get hurt. It is very important that players make all scheduled practices.
If my son starts playing and decides he does not like it, can I get my money back?
Unfortunately we do not give refunds after June 30. The reason is because we have already spent money on equipment, insurance and other expenses. Football is an expensive sport. It costs the league more than the registration fee for a child to play. Here is a small list of expenses the league has every year…helmets, helmet pieces, shoulder pads, shoulder pad pieces, pants, pant pads, jerseys, insurance, field maintenance, referees, promotion and advertising and the list goes on.