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Tackle Football Fall 2019 Registration Info



     
Welcome to The Wareham Tigers Athletic Association Tackle Football 
2019 Registration Page!

Online Registration is now OPEN!

Please read all the information on this page.
It has all pertinent information to help facilitate an easier and more efficient registration process.

The WTAA Tackle Football program participates in the Old Colony Youth Football League. This means we will be playing local towns with comparable program sizes. We will also travel to games as an organization. We follow NFHS rules with some slight differences within the OCYFL Bylaws. We offer Tackle Football programs for boys and girls who are going into grades 2 - 8 in the fall of 2019, and are ages 7-15. (Must not turn 15 before 11/15/2019) 

New this year, we are adding JV Squads for players that are beginners. JV games will be played on Saturdays against other town's JV squads within the OCYFL. Each level is split into 2 teams, roughly by grade. For instance, for the mites, there would be a JV mites team and a varsity mites team. The JV mites would play on Saturday and the Varsity mites would play on Sunday. This gives our players the most opportunity to get playing time and to develop as football players against age and weight-matched competition.

  • Fall 2019 Tackle Football Program Cost:
    • Registration Fee: $145.00
    • Late Fee$20.00 per participant if you register after 5/15/2019.
    • Multiple Sibling Discount: $20.00 off per sibling (For all Fall Sports except Flag Football)
    • Early Bird Discount: $20.00 off per participant (ends 4/15/2019)
      • Be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount of $20.00 off per participant. Pay in full or select a payment plan. This discount ends 4/01/2019. Register Today and SAVE!
      • Cash, credit, or debit cards accepted, NO CHECKS
      • NOTE:  After 4/15/2019 prices return to normal and no discounts will be available. New payment plans will be available at the normal price. All payments must be paid in full prior to 5/15/2019. Payments received after this date will incur a Late Fee of $20.00 per participant and you will not receive equipment for your participant(s) until your account is paid in full or if you are on a payment plan that is in good standing. For custom payment plans please email our webmaster at [email protected]
  •  Playing Levels
    •  Mites (C-Squad)
      • Grades- Two (2) through four (4) (See Note 1)
      • Age - No Mite player shall attain the age of ten (10) prior to July 1st, but must attain the age of seven (7) by September 1st.
      • Weight- At the official, scheduled weigh-in, the maximum weight will not exceed 105 pounds. If the player misses the weight but weighs under the season ending weight of 115 pounds they will be allowed to stay on the roster and work their way into eligibility as the season progresses. If a player weighs over 115 pounds he/she will have an option to play as a Pee Wee. Rosters will be adjusted accordingly.
    • Pee Wee (B-Squad)
      • Grades- Five (5) through six (6)
      • Age- No Pee Wee player shall attain the age of twelve (12) prior to July 1st. (See Note 1)
      • Weight- At the official, scheduled weigh-in, the maximum weight will not exceed 130 pounds. If the player misses the weight but weighs under the season ending weight of 140 pounds they will be allowed to stay on the roster and work their way into eligibility as the season progresses. If a player weighs over 140 pounds he/she will have an option to play as a Midget. Rosters will be adjusted accordingly.
    • Midget (A-Squad)
      • Grades- Seven (7) through eight (8)
      • Age- No Midget player shall attain the age of fifteen (15) prior to November 15th of the current year. However, no player,regardless of the aforementioned requirements, shall participate in the tackle football program if he or she is in the ninth grade of school.
      • Weight- At the official, scheduled weigh-in, the maximum weight will not exceed 175 pounds. Each player must make official weight. If the player misses the weight but weighs under the season ending weight of 175 pounds they will be allowed to stay on the roster and work their way into eligibility as the season progresses. If
    • Note 1:  If a player has a June birthday, and if they are in the same grade as the other younger players, that player is allowed to play at the player’s grade level if the player so chooses. 
  • Season Schedule 
    • Preseason- Preseason is usually about 4 weeks. For 2019, practices will begin on August 12th. Practices will be 3-5 days a week until school starts. After school begins practices drop to 2-3 days a week. There will also be at least one preseason scrimmage against another town withing the OCYFL. The WTAA understands that players may have vacation conflicts with preseason football. We would like to remind parents that during the preseason, coaches use this time to condition, evaluate, teach fundamentals, emphasize the importance of proper tackling techniques, as well as teaching defensive and offensive strategies for the season. When your player misses this time, coaches will not have the time in place to catch the player up to speed with his/her teammates. As a result, players will more than likely have less playing time, and more condition and evaluation time, than their fellow teammates that have been attending preseason practices. Coaches will evaluate players and decide when more playing time will be allowed based on performance.
    • OCYFL Master Weigh-In- On Thursday September 05, 2019 we have the OCYFL Master Weigh-In. This is a MANDATORY event for all tackle football participants. If your participant does not attend this weigh-in, then they will not be allowed to play for the season according to OCYFL rules. The WTAA will bus players to and from the weigh-in event. Parents will meet the buses at the Wareham Town Hall parking lot.Time TBD. Parents are not allowed to attend this event. Your players will be chaperoned by WTAA staff.

    • Regular Season- Each WTAA football team plays 8 regular season games. The first game will start on Sunday September 8, 2019. Time and location is TBD.

    • Post Season- Each WTAA football team can potentially have 2 post season games, one playoff game and a Super Bowl Championship. Playoff games are scheduled for November 3, 2019 and the Superbowl is November 10, 2019. Time and place TBD.

    • OCYFL 8th Grade All Star Game Four players from the Midget (A-Squad) football team  will be selected by the head coach to attend the OCYFL All Star Game. These players are selected for demonstrating leadership qualities, community service, selflessness, athleticism, and good academic standing. These athletes perform at this level both on and off the field in keeping with WTAA morals and values.The All Star game is Scheduled for December 01, 2019. Time and place TBD.

    • Post Season Banquet- The WTAA Post Season Banquet is usually the first weekend in December. This event is where all fall sports participants get together for food, awards, and to celebrate the season. Time and location is TBD.
  • Equipment- The WTAA provides helmets, shoulder pads, game pants, as well as game home and away jerseys.
    • Additional equipment required to be purchased by parents:
      • Cleats (must not be metal, must be molded soles and not have removable spikes)
      • Mouth guards (must have tether to attach to face mask) We also recommend getting at least two, players tend to use them as chew toys.
      • Black padded practice pants available HERE on Amazon. You may purchase using any vendor you want as long as the pants are black and have integrated pads.
      • Practice Jersey available HERE on Amazon. You may purchase using any vendor you want as long as the jerseys are black.
    • Equipment Handout and Turn-In-  Equipment will only be handed out to members that have paid their registration fees in full,have an approved financial scholarship application, have no open balances on their accounts, or if they are on a payment plan that is in good standing. Equipment will be handed out on July 27, 2019. At the Wareham Middle School Field (Soccer Field) 4 Viking Dr. Wareham, MA               02571 (See below for time slots based on teams)
      • ALL TACKLE FOOTBALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRESENT FOR EQUIPMENT HANDOUT.
      •  There will be a parent meeting preceding the equipment handout time slots. We hold these meetings to answer any questions that parents might have, to inform parents of the proper use of the equipment, and to recruit parent volunteers to help within the WTAA during the Fall Season. As a reminder, equipment will only be handed out to members that have paid their registration fees in full, have an approved financial scholarship application, have no open balances on their accounts, or if they are on a payment plan that is in good standing. No player will be allowed to practice after this date unless they are fully registered and paid in full.
        •   Time Slots are as follows:

          A-Squad (Midgets) Tackle Football
               Parent Meeting - 10:00 AM
               Equipment Handout - 10:15 AM

          B-Squad (Pee Wee) Tackle Football
               Parent Meeting - 11:30 AM
               Equipment Handout - 11:45 AM

          C-Squad (Mites) Tackle Football
               Parent Meeting - 1:00 PM
               Equipment Handout - 1:15 PM

          Please be sure to arrive on time for your scheduled time slots. Arriving late will hinder the process and create backlogs for other teams. Only players that are on the roster for their respective time slots will receive equipment at that time. Parents can not ask to have their players that may be on different teams arrive at the same time slot to be fitted. Players have to arrive during their respective team's slot.
      • Equipment Turn-In will occur directly after the last game of the season. Players should bring clothes to wear for after the game. We will be collecting the equipment before dismissing players from the last game. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE EQUIPMENT HOME AFTER THE LAST GAME.
  • How to Register
    •  1.The first step in the registration process is to create an online account with our program if you don't have one from last season. (Click the "Register Here" button at the bottom of the page). If you have an account already then click "LOGIN" at the top of the page using the same credentials as last season.
    • 2. Select which program you would like to register your participant(s) into. If they played for us last season then they should already be in your account and listed on this page. If this is your first season with us and/or you need to add additional participant(s) then click "+New Participant" and follow the directions. Be sure to select "NO" when you're asked if you are the participant.
      •  OCYFL Requires a copy of your participant(s) Birth Certificate. There is a file upload section you may use within the "Add Participant" section of registration. You may also bring one to our walk-in registration or WTAA weigh-in. Date announced soon. This is only mandatory if you did not have a participant in any program within the WTAA since 2018.
    •  3.When you get to the payment page you will have a few payment options available to you.
      •  Option 1: If you wish to pay in full then select PAY IN FULL
      •  Option 2: If you wish to use one of our payment plans then select the plan of your liking. 
      •  We accept Visa and MasterCard Debit/Credit cards, cash, and money orders. No personal checks will be accepted.
    • You will receive a confirmation email when you successfully register your participant(s). If you did not receive this email then you have not registered your participant(s) and they will not be able to practice, nor receive equipment. In order to be considered "registered" you MUST either pay your registration fees in full either online or at one of our walk-in registration dates, or be enrolled into one of our payment plans.Those who enroll in a payment plan will be considered registered unless one of your payments does not go through. Please be sure to enter a valid credit/debit card to ensure your participant(s) remain registered.
    • Volunteers
      • There is also a volunteer application option during the online registration process for those who wish to be an assistant coach, team parent, chain crew, etc. The WTAA is always looking for parent volunteers. We rely on the selflessness of others to help make this organization the best that it can be for our community youth. Please consider giving back by volunteering your time. If you do not wish to volunteer then check the box at the lower right of your screen and continue. All rostered personnel to include Head/Assistant coaches and Team Parents require CORI checks in accordance with Massachusetts and OCYFL regulation. See our Volunteer Page for more info.
      • We are also looking for teen/student volunteers to help with home games, refereeing flag football games, and other task to help our organization. Build your college application with documented volunteer work for our organization.

For questions or issues with online the registration process please contact our Webmaster at [email protected]
For  other questions or concerns please contact us at [email protected] or call
(508) 332-9159
(Email generally yields a quicker response)

Thank you and welcome to the WTAA!

                                







Wareham Tigers Athletic Association

P.O. Box 538 
W. Wareham, Massachusetts 02576
Phone : 508-332-9159
Email : [email protected]
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