Football / Cheerleading 2017

 

Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation Department offers Football for ages 8 to 13 with weight limitations (see Age and Weight guidelines below) and Cheerleading for ages 5 to 14 to Spotsylvania County residents.  The registration period is June 12 - July 5, 2017.  November 1, 2017 is the age determination date.  The registration fee is $45.00 per person.  (If registering in person for football at the Parks and Recreation office, we ask that you have your child with you.  Your child is not officially registered for Football until an official weight is recorded in person at the Parks and Recreation office.  Participants who are not weighed by July 5, 2017, will be considered as a late registration and be required to pay an additional $10.00)

For football, each player must be officially weighed-in at the Parks and Recreation Office.  If your child cannot be present during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, the department's office at Loriella Park will be open Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will remain open until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 for participants to be registered and/or weighed.

Online registration is available for Youth Football (on time registration only) and Cheerleading beginning on Monday, June 12.  No Age Waivers are allowed when registering online.  OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN REQUIRED AT PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE FOR FOOTBALL - BY JULY 5, 2017 BEFORE 4:30 P.M.  Participants who are not weighed by deadline will be considered as a late registration and be required to pay an ADDITIONAL $10.00.    

Online registration is available beginning the first day of registration.  To register online, you will need to know your household ID number and password.  To obtain your household ID and password a household waiver must be completed and on file at the Parks and Recreation office prior to registering online.  Once a household waiver is submitted to the Parks and Recreation Office along with verification of children's birth date, if not on file,  Household Waivers can take up to 3 business days for processing.  No Household Waivers are processed on the last day of on time registration.  Household Waivers are for ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY.  The Household Waiver is not required when registering in person at the office at Parks & Recreation.

If you have forgotten your household ID number and/or password, please call the Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation Office at (540)507-7529 to request this information.

***Please notify Parks and Recreation office as soon as possible of address, telephone, or email address changes prior to registering online.

Registration Procedure

The registration fee is $45.  Make your check payable to "Treasurer, Spotsylvania County".  There will be a $50 service charge on all returned checks.  To register your child, complete the registration form and return it in person with the fee and a copy of the child's birth certificate (if one is not already on file with us) to the Parks and Recreation Department.  DO NOT return forms to the schools.  WE CANNOT REGISTER YOUR CHILD UNTIL A BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS SUBMITTED AND CHILD IS WEIGHED FOR FOOTBALL.  (***A 2.95% Non-Refundable Convenience Fee will be charged on all credit/debit card transactions.)

Late Registration:  Postmarks will not be considered.  Late registrations may be accepted if there is space in the league.  All participants that register after 4:30 p.m. on the deadline day or any day after the deadline, must pay $45.00 registration fee + $10.00 late fee (Total $55.00).

REFUNDS

Individuals wishing to withdraw and/or requesting a refund must do so by contacting the Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation Department.  Individuals must follow up their verbal cancellation request with a written refund request and submit it to Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation Department prior to team placements.  A 20% administrative fee will be charged on all refunds. There will be no refunds given to those who withdraw after teams have been formed.  (If payment is made by credit/debit card, the 2.95% Convenience Fee will not be refunded.)

Transfer Form

All transfers must be made in person prior to the start of practices and/or games.  A transfer request form must be filled out and signed before a transfer can be made.  Transferred registrants may be placed on a waiting list if there is no space available.  A $5.00 fee will be charged for each transfer.

Age Waiver Form

The Age Waiver Form allows you to request to have your child play up one age group for sports, you cannot complete the transaction online.  (Not available for online registrations.)  A $5.00 fee will be charged if Age Waiver is not submitted at the time of registration.  For more information concerning this, please contact our office at 507-7529.

Cancellations

Cancellations due to inclement weather can be heard by calling our cancellation line at 898-8546 and/or sign up for alerts to be received through e-mails, text messages, or your pager at www.spotsyalert.com .  Cancellations will be available as soon as a decision is made to cancel.  Please listen to the message carefully.  If weather conditions are questionable and you do not hear or receive a cancellation announcement, you should report for your game.

EQUIPMENT RETURNS

All Football Equipment, (helmet - stickers MUST be removed) pads, and cheerleading uniform along with pom pom's, must be returned to the Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation Department located in Loriella Park at the end of the Football/Cheerleading Season.  Football players may keep their jerseys.  Failure to return equipment will result in the child being ineligible to participate in any other Parks and Recreation activity.

Age and Weight Guidelines for Football:

PeeWee League  Ages 8 and 9
90 lbs. and under
Junior League
Age 8
Age 9
Ages 10 & 11
91 - 135 lbs
91 - 115 lbs
110 lbs & under
Senior League
Age 9
Ages 10 & 11
Ages 12 & 13
116 - 140 lbs
111 - 140 lbs
135 lbs and under

 

             Pee Wee League
               Junior League
               Senior League

                    

Football/Cheerleading Makeup Schedules  

Standards:

Concussion Information for Parents & Coaches

http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000