2018 Rome-Floyd Unified Football & Cheerleading

2018 Rome-Floyd Unified Football & Cheerleading

2018 Rome-Floyd Unified Football and Cheerleading


Registration and Program Information
Early Registration Period: Monday July 9th to Sunday July 15th
Regular Registration Period: Monday July 16th to Sunday August 5th
Late Registration Period: Monday August 6th and ending prior to each age divisions weigh-in for football. For Cheerleading: Only upon availability on a case by case basis. Online registration is not available during Late Registration Period.

Registration can be done on line at RFPRA.com or in person at Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Department at 1 Shorter Ave. Rome Ga. 30165 Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30a-5:30p, Friday 8:30a-5:00p (Closed Saturday and Sunday). Except during Late Registration Period.

Cheerleading Registration Fees: Early Registration fee is $45.00; Regular Registration Fee is $55.00 and Late Registration fee is $70.00 Parents are responsible for uniform expense.


Cheerleading Coordinator: For all information concerning cheerleading, contact Sabrina McElwee at the Boys & Girls Clubs at 706-234-8591 or via email at smcelwee@bgcnwga.org.
Football Coordinator: For all information concerning football, contact Rick Haase at Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Department 706-295-7324 or email to haaser@floydcountyga.org

Tiny Mite Football Registration Fees: Early Registration fee is $45.00; Regular Registration Fee is $55.00 and Late Registration fee is $70.00 Parents are responsible for uniform expense.
Junior Pee Wee, Pee Wee and Mite Football Registration Fees: Early Bird Registration fee is $55.00; Regular Registration Fee is $65.00 and Late Registration fee is $80.00 Parents are responsible for uniform expense.

Multi-Sibling Discount is $10.00 per participant after 1st registration fee.

Refund Policy:

Football and Cheerleading Age Control Date: Age Prior to September 1st of current year. Participants in football will NOT be allowed to play in younger or older age division.

Program Overview:All teams and volunteer coaches are under the direction of the Rome-Floyd Unified Football/Cheerleading Committee (UFC). All volunteers will undergo background checks and are required to complete the USA Football Coaches Certification. The UFC is comprised of six members, three representatives from the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Department and three representatives from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia.
 
Team Formation:All Football and Cheerleading participants must register/play for the team from the school district in which they are currently enrolled with. All tuition based schools will be placed together to form teams. All home school students will be placed on teams based on school district currently living in. In cases where a school district does not have enough participants to form teams, those participants will be combined with another district to insure participation.

Pre-Season Football/Cheerleading Practices for Tiny Mites:  Starts Monday July 23rd (must be registered to practice) Pre-season practices are limited to three per week and no longer than   one and a half hours in duration hours in duration. After Jamboree team practices are limited to two per week and no longer than one and a half hours in duration.

Pre-Season Football/Cheerleading Practices for Junior Pee Wee, Pee Wee and Mites:  Starts Monday July 24th (must be registered to practice) Pre-season practices are limited to four per week and no longer than two hours in duration. After Jamboree team practices are limited to three per week and no longer than one and a half hours in duration.

Rome-Floyd Unified Youth Football/Cheerleading First Day of Practice Monday July 24th 2018.
The 2018 Season will begin July 23rd, 2018.

PRACTICES

  1. The first day of organized practice shall be the Monday of the last full week of July. Players may wear helmets, mouthpieces, shorts, tee shirts and shoes for the first four (4) days of scheduled practice. Other football equipment may not be worn during this period.
  2. No team shall start body-to -body contact until the fifth day of scheduled practice.
  3. All players must be registered to play with the Rome-Floyd Unified Youth Football program with the team which they will be attending school in the proper age division.

Projected Season Dates:August 27th to November 3rd  

Football Player Weigh-Ins: Every football player must be weighed once prior to the start of the season. Tiny Mites and Pee Wees on Tuesday, August 21st, Junior Pee Wees and Mites on Thursday August 23rd. Weigh-Ins are facilitated at the West Rome Boys & Girls Club 100 Gadson St. Rome GA. 30165. Weigh-In schedules will be determined at a later date and provided to each head coach.        
       
Game Admission:  Jamboree, Regular Season and Play-Off Games $2.00
(this does not include Heritage Bowl Championship Games)

Games Times:  5:30p/7:00p or 6:00p/7:30p weekdays (Saturdays starting at 10:00a)

Game Days: Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays       Note: if possible Tiny Mites may play on Thursdays

Game Locations:  Games are played at two locations
Riverview Sports Complex (Behind the Levee) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest GA -West Rome Unit - 100 Gadson St. NW Rome GA 30165

Football Mandatory Play Rule: Six (6)plays in every game for Junior Pee Wees, Pee Wees and Mites. For Tiny Mites (Instructional) each team will use a 2-platoon system with players split evenly between offense and the defense to allow maximum participation for every player.

Football Uniforms and Equipment:Uniforms and equipment are not included in the registration fee. Parents are responsible for purchasing of these items. A uniform for football shall include a helmet with face guard, shoulder pads, football pants with pads protecting the hips, butt, thighs and knees; and a jersey with numerals on the front and back. It is mandatory that all players wear such uniforms. All players must wear mouth-guards at all times.

Program Awards: Post Season Individual Awards are presented to the Champion and Runner-up.

Football Ages and Weight Restrictions
Tiny Mites: 5 & 6-year old’s (Instructional)
(Minimum weight required is 35 lbs. Maximum weight for running backs and receivers is 70 lbs.) All players over 70 lbs. will be restricted to playing as an interior lineman on offense or defense. This will be the second year of this age division, scores will not be recorded and post season playoff tournament will not be offered. In this age division, each team will be scheduled 8 scrimmages with other league teams. Emphasis for this age group will be fun, learning game fundamentals, team work and fair play. Registration Fee for Tiny Mites; Early Bird Registration fee is $45.00; Regular Registration Fee is $55.00 and Late Registration fee is $70.00

Junior Pee Wees: 7 & 8-year old’s
Maximum weight for running backs and receivers is 85 lbs. All players over 85 lbs. will be restricted to playing as an interior lineman on offense or defense. Registration Fee for Junior Pee Wee; Early Bird Registration fee is $55.00; Regular Registration Fee is $65.00 and Late Registration fee is $80.00

Pee Wees: 9 & 10-year old’s
Maximum weight for running backs and receivers is 100 lbs. All players over 100 lbs. will be restricted to playing as an interior lineman on offense or defense. Registration Fee for Pee Wees; Early Bird Registration fee is $55.00; Regular Registration Fee is $65.00 and Late Registration fee is $80.00

Mites: 11 & 12-year old’s
Maximum weight for running backs and receivers is 130 lbs. All players over 130 lbs. will be restricted to playing as an interior lineman on offense or defense. Registration Fee for Mites; Early Bird Registration fee is $55.00; Regular Registration Fee is $65.00 and Late Registration fee is $80.00

Cheerleading Age Divisions
Tiny Mites:5 & 6-year old’s
Junior Pee Wees: 7 & 8-year old’s
Pee Wees: 9 & 10-year old’s
Mites: 11 & 12 year old’s


Please be advised that all parents of children who participate in any Rome-Floyd Unified Football or Cheerleading team are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner. Obviously, parents should not use profanity, threats or insulting language. Parents should not engage in any controversial conversations with supervisors, game officials or coaches. Any parent having any concern regarding a supervisor, program employee and or a coach’s performance should refrain from speaking with said person. Rather, the parent should contact the program coordinator regarding that concern.