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We hope that this helps you with some of the basic information that we get calls about. If you don't find the answers to your questions here, then please feel free to call or email us. These questions are the ones that we get most often as the season gets underway:



Q: What are the age requirements?
A: CFL offers 4 age divisions for football and cheer. Those divisions are: K - 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade and 5th Grade.

Q: Why do I have to attend a walk up registration with my cheerleader if I registered online
A: Each cheerleader needs to be fitted to ensure she is getting a properly fitting uniform. CFL orders uniforms specific for each cheerleader. Participants get to keep their uniforms. Cheerleaders attending uniform fittings in July will be charged a late fee

Q: What High School District am I in?
A: There are several ways you can find out this information. First, you can fill out our registration form. When you enter your elementary school or middle school information, you are automatically placed in the correct High School District for your area. Second, you can look at the maps on our website to determine your location. Third, you can call your elementary/middle school.

Q: When does the season start and end?
A: Practice starts July 30th.  The regular season begins on September 1st and runs through November.  The playoffs are in November and the championship games will be played on November 23rd.  The football games are played on Saturdays.

Q: Where do I go for practice?
A: You will receive an email from CFL telling you where to go and what time to be there for football conditioning/assessments or cheer practice. Expect a CFL email a week or two before the start of practice.

Q: How often will we practice, what time/day of the week is practice?
A: Prior to the start of the school year, teams are allowed to practice four times per week, with each practice being no more than two hours in length. During the assessment week (July 30th), practice will be every night, Monday through Thursday. The first three nights will be in helmets only with shorts, t shirts and cleats.  The fourth night will be in full pads.

Once the school year begins, teams are allowed two two-hour practices per week in full pads, and one one-hour practice (called a “walk-through”) in shorts, helmets and cleats, no pads. The walk-through is usually held on Fridays, but it is up to the head coach which day he holds his walk-through.
Practice usually begins at 6:00pm but may be adjusted due to lighting or heat. Please be as flexible as you can. Practice days will be determined by the coach’s schedule and practice facility availability. Your coach will give you that information after you have been drafted on a team.

Q: What happens if my football player misses the assessment week (July 30th)?
A:  It’s very important that all the football players attend the assessment practices.  Players that miss the assessment will become “hat picks” for the draft, meaning the coaches will pick them randomly out of a hat vs. selection via the draft.

Q: What is included in my registration fee?
A: Football players will receive a car magnet, 1 personalized game jersey, basic picture package, year-end trophy and rental of helmet, shoulder pads and game pants/pads..  Your registration price also pays for referees, field usage and maintenance fees.
Cheerleaders will receive a team cheer uniform (top/ bottom/bloomers), team hoodie, pom-poms, car magnet, year-end trophy and basic picture package.

Q: When do we get our equipment?
A: Equipment will be issued prior to the start of assessments.  You will be contacted by your school district for pick up dates.

Q: What is included in the $200 equipment deposit?
A: The equipment deposit includes the helmet, shoulder pads, leg pads and game pants. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO BANG THEIR HELMETS AGAINST WALLS OR CONCRETE. This will result in a reduction of your refund. Helmets are only to be used on the football field.  Do not put them in the dishwasher.
PLEASE NOTE: Equipment MUST be returned to the league at the assigned time. If you miss the equipment turn in date, please contact the equipment director (see contacts) and make arrangements to get it to him. No refunds will be issued without the equipment being returned. Outstanding checks will be cashed after the last equipment hand in date

Q: Will my Equipment Deposit check be cashed?
A: No. Your check will be held until the end of the season and returned to you when you return your equipment promptly and in good condition. No equipment checks will be returned after Dec 31

Q: Can I just keep my equipment until next year?
A: You may not use equipment issued the previous year and not turned in. Equipment is serviced on a regular basis and keeping equipment keeps us from properly caring for it.  You will have to pay a new deposit and have new equipment issued so we can service the old equipment.

Q: What equipment do I need to supply?
A: You will need to supply practice pants, practice jersey, cleats, and a mouth guard.  We supply a chin strap with each helmet. You may purchase your own chin strap if you wish. You may also supply your own football equipment. If you do, you need to bring it to equipment day to have our staff sign off on it. Also, don’t forget water bottles. Athletic cups are not required but may be used. You may also wish to provide a five-pocket girdle for your football player, especially for the larger football players. The tailbone pad, hip pads, and thigh pads go in the girdle and help keep them in position. Under Armor makes a youth six-pocket girdle that has a place for an athletic cup, also. Some athletic stores carry them, most do not, but it is available by ordering on-line.

Q: What other costs may be involved?
A:  End of the season parties are the responsibility of each team. Coaches’ gifts should be included with the end-of-the-year party expenses.


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