Tackle football is for children entering 1st - 8th grade.
Teams are fielded by GRADE, not AGE
Players are "drafted" onto teams according to JMFA Rules
Practice begins mid August:
1st grade team teams practice 3 night per week for 90 minutes
2nd - 6th grade teams practice 3 night per week for 2 hours a night
7th & 8th grade teams practice 4 nights per week for 2 hours a night
Games begin 12 weeks prior to Thanksgiving
Games are played all over the JMFA member areas:
2nd - 5th grade teams play on a 60 yard field
6th - 8th grade teams play on a regulation 100 yard field
The regular season runs 8 weeks and games are played on Saturday
The top 8 teams in each grade and division advance to the playoffs
In addition to registration fees you will need to purchase:
Navy or Cardinal Face Mask (ask your coach before buying)
Navy or Cardinal Chin strap/guard (ask your coach before buying)
Athletic Supporter and Cup
Mouth guard (NOT white or clear)
Practice Jersey & Pants(ask your coach before buying)
Game Jersey and Pants are offered through the registration process - please visit the SJSA website regarding this purchase.
Registration Fees and Uniform Fee are separate. When registering you will be asked to determine if you need a Home and Away Jersey or just one. The Registration Fee pay for Referees, Field Costs/Maintenance, Equipment, etc.