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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions for Tackle Football

Q:  What is the cut off date for determining player placement according to age?

Players are aligned in Divisions according to their age as of JULY 31st of the current year.


  •  If a player is 4 years of age or younger on JULY 31st, then that player will NOT be eligible for the current season.
 If a player is 5-6 years of age on JULY 31st, then that player will be eligible to play in the 6u year old Division.
 If a player is 7-8 years of age on JULY 31st, then that player will be eligible to play in the 8u year old Division.
 If a player is 9-10 years of age on JULY 31st, then that player will be eligible to play in the 10u year old Division.
 If a player is 11-12 years of age on JULY 31st, then that player will be eligible to play in the 12u year old Division.
 If a player is 13 years of age or older on JULY 31st, then that player will be NOT be eligible to play.

Q:  What equipment is included in the fees for football?

The registration fee for the season includes your game jersey, pants and mouth guard for your child to keep.  The fee also provides a helmet and shoulder pads for your child to use which is to be returned at the end of the season.

Q:  What size footballs do the teams use?

Our teams will use the following size footballs:

 • 4-5 year old : K2 (peewee) Size
6-7 year old : K2 (peewee) Size
 7-8 year old : K2 (peewee) Size
 9-10 year old : TDJ (junior) Size
 11-12 year old : TDJ (junior) Size  (optional to use the TDY (youth size for this age)

Q:  What equipment do we need to purchase?

Players will need a practice jersey, practice football pants, and football cleats.  Any other additional equipment (gloves, visors, pads, etc.) are optional and not necessary to play.  Buying extra mouth guards is advised as they wear throughout the year.

Q:  What are the age/weight requirements for each division?

To maintain fair play and safety, the age brackets and weight limits are as follows:

11-12 year old (Varsity Division) * 140 lbs    • 9-10 year old  (BBB  Division) * 115 lbs 
11-12 year old (Jr. Varsity Division) * 125 lbs    •  9-10 year old  (BB  Division)  * 105 lbs
        •  9-10 year old  (B  Division)  * 95 lbs
  7-8 years old (CCC  Division)  * 90 lbs    •  5-6 year old  (PeeWee  Division)  * 65 lbs
  7-8 years old (CC  Division)  * 80 lbs    •  5-6 year old  (Jr. PeeWee  Division) * 60 lbs
 •   7-8 years old  (C  Division)  * 75 lbs          

* Maximum weight to advance/carry the football.  By rule, players over the above weight limit are considered a "Double Striper" and must play on the interior line.

** Photocopies of Birth Certificates are required for ALL age divisions.  NO MOTHER'S COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED 

Q:  What is the difference between single, double, and triple levels within an age division?

While not always the case, single level players are less experienced or new to organized tackle football.  Double level players typically have 1-2 years experience.  Triple level players are typically the most experienced.  Triple level teams are selected first, followed by double level, then a single level draft is held.  In most instances, there are enough players in one age group to field additional teams Single level.  Coaches evaluate all players for placement.

Q:  How are players placed within a divisional bracket?

The first week of practice is dedicated to player evaluations.  Number of years in the program, any prior football experience, evaluation drills by coaches, speed, size, and strength are some of the factors carefully considered in placing a player in a divisional bracket.  These are guiding principles and subject to additional factors such as number of participants in a bracket/division.

Q:  How many days a week are practices held?

TACKLE Football teams practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm until the beginning of the school year.    Once school is in session, practice days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Q:  How will I know if practice/games are cancelled due to rain?

During the first 2 weeks of practice, any practices cancelled due to weather will but posted on the web site and sent via e-mail. After teams have been selected, all communication concerning practices will come directly from your coaching staffs.  In general, we do not cancel practices due to light rain. If it is pouring or if lightning is in the area, we will not practice. Your coach will have the final say of your practice schedule.

Q:  How are coaches certified?

Coaches are required to complete a Coaches Training Clinic (online course) provided by USA Football to be a certified Spring Hill Hawks coach.

Q:  How do I become a coach?

For more information about coaching, please send an email to:  [email protected]


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