JP FOOTBALL Q&A

What COVID protocols will JP put in place to keep my family safe?

Junior Plainsmen will be following similar COVID guidelines as identified by the Shenendehowa Athletic Department to ensure the safety of our players and their families. Details of these protocols will be provided to each family prior to the start of the season.

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.

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