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Tackle Football

Jason Strasser

President


2021 Tackle Football Information

Tackle Football is offered to students entering grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades in the Fall.  Kids entering 2nd grade have the option to play tackle or flag football.

Example:  If your child is in 2nd Grade now they will be entering 3rd in the fall.  So you would choose 3rd grade on the registration form.

The Prices for tackle football are as follows:

2nd/3rd Grades...........$110
4th Grade...................$135
5th Grade...................$175
6th Grade...................$175
7th Grade...................$185
8th Grade...................$185

Due at Equipment Pick Up:

  • $175 Equipment/Survey Deposit

 

If you have any questions regarding Tackle Football please contact Jason Strasser.


Equipment Deposit Required
 
There is an equipment deposit of $175 required for all tackle football players.  Your check will be collected at equipment pick-up and you will be provided shoulder pads, helmet and pants (with pads and a belt).  Your deposit will be returned to you at equipment turn in.  All equipment must be returned in good condition.

If you do not turn in your equipment at "Equipment Return" your deposit check will be cashed and you will have to keep the equipment until the equipment pick up the following year.  During equipment pick up for the following season you should return all the items.  Once you turn in the equipment you will be issued a refund, minus a $25 service fee.


Weight Restrictions

Ball Carrier weight limits are as follows:

2nd/3rd Grade - 90lbs (can carry the ball if 90lbs or less)
4th Grade-100lbs (can carry the ball if 100lbs or less)
5th Grade-125lbs (can carry the ball if 125 or less)
6th Grade-135lbs (can carry the ball if 135 or less)

Players in excess of the weights will have a stripe of red tape affixed to their helmet from the front to the back and will not be allowed to carry the ball except in the case of a fumble recovery, interception or a kick that goes directly to the player (i.e. no lateral or hand-off allowed).

 

For more information see TCNYFL rules.

 

NOTE:  The weights in the coaches manual are no longer accurate.  Please go by the information provided in the TCNYFL Rules.



2021 Tackle Football Team Formation Information

 

2nd – 3rd Grade - Team formation is done by the AFA board and is based on player weight, years of experience, and player/coach requests.  Coaches are allowed to protect their own kid plus 3 other players .  Player/coach requests are accepted at this grade level but are not guaranteed as team balance must be maintained. 

 

4th thru 6th Grade - Coaches are allowed to protect their own kid plus 3 other players.  Player/coach requests are not accepted at this level.  To complete the team’s coaches will draft the remaining players until they are all selected.  All draft orders will be determined by a random draw.  The board reserves the right to modify the draft order as needed.

 

7th – 8th Grade  Coaches are allowed to protect their own kid plus 3 other players. Player/coach requests are not accepted at this level. All draft orders will be determined by a random draw.  The board reserves the right to modify the draft order as needed.  The board reserves the right to move players as needed at this grade level. 

 

  • At all grade levels we reserve the right to modify how teams protect players for the sake of competitive balance.


The Registration "Tackle Football" is not currently available.

The Registration "Tackle Football" is not currently available.

Field Dimensions

Field Dimensions Length
Sunshine #1 160' x 240' plus 21' end zones 80 yard field with lights
Sunshine #2 160' x 240' plus 30' end zones 80 yard field with lights
Sunshine #3 160' x 240' plus 30' end zones 80 yard field with lights
Sunshine #4 150' x 240' plus 25' end zones 80 yard field with lights
Sunshine #5 Cannot fit a 60 yard flag field
Sunshine #6 Cannot fit a 60 yard flag field
Sunshine Soccer/Football #2 160' x 300' plus 30' end zones 100 yard field with lights
Prairie Knoll North 160' x 180' plus 30' end zones 60 yard field
Prairie Knoll West 160' x 300' plus 30' end zones 100 yard field with lights
Prairie Knoll East 160' x 300' plus 30' end zones 100 yard field with lights

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