Youth Tackle Football
2014 Youth Tackle Football
||Pee Wee (8-10); Intermediate (9-11) and Junior (11-13)
$67.00 for all registrations after August 21
|Age Determining Date
||September 1, 2014
|Register in Person
||Read and complete the registration packet (PDF) and bring with your fees to one of the following registration sites on August 19 or 21, from 5:30 - 7:30pm:
Jack McLean Community Center, Lee Park, Levy Park, Meridian Park (near field #4), Springwood Elementary School, Tom Brown Park(near basketball courts), Walker-Ford Community Center and Winthrop Park
|Register by Mail
||Read and complete the registration packet (PDF) and mail it, along with your fees, to the following address:
City of Tallahassee
ATTN: Youth Tackle Football
912 Myers Park Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
||Online Registration System
|Download our Common Questions and Answers (PDF)
Post Registration Information
Each team will have a maximum of 32 players on the roster and up to 4 coaches. Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood affairs mandates a minimum player participation rule. All players must play in every game providing team rules have been followed and practices attended. The non-starters must play in either the 1st or 2nd quarter for a minimum of 6 plays AND FOUR (4) more plays in the second half. This means a participant must play in at least 10 plays per game. Special team plays do not count. Each quarter will be eight minutes long.
A coach should contact all players no later than Saturday, August 23. Please write down the team name, coach's name and phone number and the practice times, days, and location for future reference. Teams are allowed to practice 4 days a week (3 days a week when games begin) for 1.5 hours a day. Players should attend and be on time to all practices.
Pee Wee games will be played on Tuesday nights beginning September 30. Intermediate games will be played on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights. Junior games will be played on Wednesday nights beginning October 1. All games will be played at James Messer Sports Complex (north side-2730 Jackson Bluff Road) beginning at 6:00pm and 7:30pm. Teams are expected to be ready for weigh in 30 minutes prior to game time. Each team will participate in a preseason jamboree on Saturday, September 27 and play a six (6) game schedule.
All players must weigh in before each game. In order to participate in games, Pee Wee players must weigh in at 100 pounds or less, Intermediate players must weigh in at 130 pounds or less and Junior players must weigh in at 160 pounds or less. A pound a week will be added beginning with week two of the games.
The Tallahassee Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs Department will provide the following equipment for the player's use: helmet, shoulder pads and football pants with pads. Parents must sign an equipment letter stating all equipment will be returned at the end of the season. Please make the necessary arrangements (bring a change of clothes) for the equipment (pants included) to be returned as soon as your last game is completed. A uniform jersey will also be provided which the player may keep. If a player quits before the end of the season, it is the parents' responsibility to bring all equipment to the coach immediately.
Interested in Sponsoring a Banner?
The tackle football program is looking for banner sponsors to promote their business or organizations. For only $250 a field, your 2' x 6' banner will be seen by thousands throughout the season. For more information, download the attachment (PDF) or call the program supervisor Brian Smatt at 891-3837.
About the Recreational Youth Tackle Football Program
- Fall (August-early November)
- Age Groups
- Pee wee: ages 8-10, maximum weight 100 lbs
- Intermediate: ages 9-11, maximum weight 130 lbs
- Junior: ages 11-13, maximum weight 160 lbs
- Will open June 15, 2014
- In-person registration will be Tuesday, August 19 or Thursday, August 21, 2014
- Age Determining Date: September 1 of the current year
- Registrations Fee: $57 ($10 late will be added after Aug. 10)
- See the full list of registration and practice sites (PDF)
Additional Information and Forms