What team/level will my child be on?
Football: Team assignments are based on player's age (as of July 31st). 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 July 31st). 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 or girdle with pads, home game jersey, away game jersey, 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: 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 22nd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Oriole Park.
Cheer practice (all levels): Monday, July 22nd, 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 our 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 (10 hours max). After Labor Day, practice will be scaled back to three days a week, (coach's choice), including possible practices on the weekends (8 hours max).
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 days and times may vary, depending on practice location (8 hours max).
When does the season end?
Football: Our regular season ends mid/late October. Depending on your child's level of play and their team's win/loss record at the end of the regular season, they may be eligible to participate in an end of season bowl game or possibly move on to playoffs, which start late October. Conference championship games will be in mid November. National competition eligibility for teams will be based on both their regular season and playoff records.
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 is eligible and qualifies. National competition will be held in December in Tampa, Florida.