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FAQs

What team/level will my child be on?
Football: Team assignments are based on player's age (as of August 1st), and weight. To view the age/weight requirements for each level of play, click on the Falcon Football link located on the left-hand side of this page.

Cheer: Participants are assigned to a squad based on age (as of August 1st). To view the age requirements for each level of Cheer, click on the Falcon Cheer Iink located on the left-hand side of this page.

Will my child be required to try out for the team or cheer squad? There are no tryouts or cuts. Everyone who signs up makes the team or squad and everyone plays or cheers on game days. No prior experience is needed to join and be a part of our outstanding youth football and cheer program!

What uniform/equipment pieces will my child receive?
Football: All players will receive a top-rated, certified Riddell helmet with chin strap, shoulder pads, rib protection, practice jersey, seven piece pad set, home game jersey, away game jersey, game day pants with belt, and mouth guard.

Cheer: Participants will receive a cheer skirt, shell, briefs, long-sleeve midriff top, shoes, socks and hair bow. Registration Fee must be paid in full in order to receive any uniform or equipment pieces. This applies to both football and cheerleading.

What additional uniform/equipment pieces will I need to purchase on my own?
Football: All players will need to provide their own practice pants, football cleats (rubber sole and non-detachable), and a supporter and cup.

Cheer: No additional required uniform items will need to be purchased. 

When does the season start?
Football practice (all levels): Monday, July 24th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Oriole Park.

Cheer practice (all levels): Monday, July 24th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Oriole Park.

When is the first game?
To Be Announced. Game days are either Saturday or Sunday. Game schedule will be posted on the website mid to late August.

How often is practice?
Football: Practice is held Monday through Friday for 2 hours an evening, up to Labor Day. After Labor Day, practice will be scaled back to three days a week.

Cheer: Practice is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  from July to end of August. Starting in September, practice times may vary from either 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. depending on practice location.

When does the season end?
Football: Our Bandit team will end their season in late October/early November with an end-of-season bowl game. All other levels of football could possibly move on to post-season playoffs (starting late October/early November), depending on their team's record at the end of the regular season. Conference championship games will be held mid November and Championship winners will move on to National Competition in Tampa, Florida.

Cheer: All  squads will compete at either the Darling Diva Day or UYF Midwest Regional Cheer Competition with the possibility of moving on to National competition if their squad qualifies. National competition will be held in December in Tampa, Florida. *please note that at this time, 8 and Under cheer squad is not eligible to move on to Nationals.