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Tackle Football FAQ's

  1. Do you offer flag football? We currently only offer tackle football.
  2. Are you affiliated with a national football organization? Yes. USA Football.
  3. What ages do you offer football:
    • Mitey- Mites – 7 and 8 year olds. Cannot be 9 prior to August 1st. (6 year olds taken on a case by case basis.)
    • Peewees – 9 and 10 year olds. Cannot be 11 prior to August 1st.
  4. Who do you play? We play teams from Arlington, Lakeland, Collierville, and sometime Germantown.
  5. How much does it cost to play? $200 for Bartlett residents. $215 for non-residents
  6. What is included in the fee?
    • Helmet decal and stripe
    • Nike Defender Game pants and jersey
    • Insurance
    • Referee Fees
    • Equipment Fees – Balls, field pain, etc..
    • Trophies – if you are champions or runner-ups
  7. What other costs are associated? You will need to buy your child’s equipment. Equipment investment usually lasts your child 2 years.
    • Helmet
    • Practice pants and jerseys
    • Cleats
    • Mouthpiece
    • Shoulder Pads
  8. Where do we buy our equipment? You will need to buy your equipment from All-American sporting goods on Summer Ave.
  9. How many kids are on the team? We keep our teams small and strive to have no more than 18 on a team.
  10. Do you have more than one team? Yes. We typically have 2 in each division.
  11. Will my child play? Our league rules require that each child play at least 50 % of the snaps unless they cannot protect themselves and pose a risk to get hurt.
  12. Do your coaches undergo a back ground check and training? Yes. Every head coach and assistant coaches undergo a full background check through ncsisafe. Each coach also goes through USA football Level One tackle training.
  13. Where do we practice? Ellendale Park in Bartlett
  14. When do we practice? During the season, we practice on Monday and Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 PM. During the preseason, we condition 3 days a week.
  15. When do we play games? We play games on Thursday nights at the following locations. Locations are subject to change.
    • Ellendale Park - Bartlett
    • Arlington Sports Plex - Arlington
    • Cox Park – Collierville
  16. When is our 1st game? August 26th
  17. When does the season end? November 8th(if you go to the championship game)
  18. Can girls play? Yes
  19. Do you have cheer? Yes. Please reference the cheer section of the website for more info.
  20. Are you affiliated with SYS? No
  21. Are your referees professionals? Yes. Our referees are all TSSAA officials ho you may see calling games on Saturday nights. They are all credentialed by the NFHS (national federation for high schools.
  22. Can my child pick his/her jersey number? Yes. Prior to the final order being submitted, you will give us your top 3 jersey picks. However, preference is given to those who already play for us and have a number.
  23. Do you take 6th graders? No. 6th grades in Bartlett play for their middle school.
  24. Do you make safety a priority? Absolutely. A child’s safety is of the utmost importance. Our organization has a player safety coach that is specially trained and trains our coaches in cutting edge safety for kids.
  25. Do you have weight limits to carry the ball? Yes. Please reference the rules section of this website.
    1. Can I coach? It depends on your background check and space but we always consider good coaches. Please out to Doug Abernathy - doug@statewideappraisalservice.com

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