JP FOOTBALL Q&A

What grade/age covers the Flag Program?

The teams are divided by grade and not age.

    • 1st & 2nd Grade – no helmet
    • 3rd & 4th Grade – helmet
What equipment must be purchased?
  • 1st & 2nd Grade – nothing. The teams plays in shorts & sneakers
  • 3rd & 4th Grade – mouth guard w strap.
  • Jerseys are provided
Can girls and boys play?

Yes.

Are there tournaments or tryouts?

1st & 2nd Grade – No. All players are placed on a team.

    • Coach can request up to 5 of their child’s friend to play on the same team. The focus is a laid back atmosphere.

3rd & 4th Grade – There is a combine for skill set.

    • Combine – an evaluation day where their talent level is assessed. NO CUTS. Players are then placed in a draft and coaches form the teams by age and performance.
What is covered by the registrations fees?
  • Flag players will get a jersey and flag belt
  • Plainsmen Jersey, Chin Strap
    • 3rd & 4th Grade – Certified Helmet with stickers, and pads
  • Raffle tickets
    • You are welcome to purchase additional tickets.
  • You will be able to purchase a team t-shirt after the teams are formed. The cost will be less than $15.
    • A player shirt and one for the parents.
  • Water bottle
How long is the season?

It will begin the firsts Saturday after school starts and will run through mid-October.

Aug 22 is the Combine for grades 3 & 4

Are there any background checks?

Yes, all head coaches undergo a background check and must sign a Code of Conduct document

When will team assignments be announced?

Grade 1 & 2 – Aug 24

Grade 3&4 – After Aug 23

Where are the games played and when?
  • Games will be played every Saturday at Brent Steuerwald stadium on the Shenendehowa campus
  • Games will run from approx. 1p-5p
  • Players will use half of the field.
When does practice start?

Mon & Wed starting August 26

Week 1 will be on September 7

Does the league have Awards?

The last week include da final game under the lights

    • Medals are given for all participants
Deadlines?

September 1

Is there a tackle option for 4th grade players?

Yes, if your child is in 4th grade, the player is evaluated by a Board Member.

There will be a limit of eight 4th graders for the season.

Junior PLAINSMEN

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