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Plainfield Saints Youth Football

Registration for the 2019 Season will open January 1st, 2019

Plainfield Saints Youth Football program provides players an opportunity to participate in an organized, supervised, safety-orientated and educational athletic program. We go beyond just teaching the fundamentals of the game, but also believe it is equally important to teach them the importance that scholastics has in the sport and in their everyday lives.

All football coaches are Pop Warner and Heads Up Football certified.  Developed by USA Football, Heads Up Football is working to ensure football safety is an essential part of the game.

Practices and Games

Practices start August 1 and are Monday through Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. until Labor Day.  After Labor Day practices will go to three days a week, schedule to be determined by individual team coaches.  Game and practice fields are located behind Aux Sable Middle School.

Football teams play 8 home or away games during the regular season. The game schedule will be available mid-late August with the first game the weekend of August 25 and 26. Schedules are subject to change.

Equipment

Equipment provided by the Saints includes: helmet, shoulder pads, game socks and cancer awareness socks.  Instructional teams (Tiny Mite and Mitey Mite) will receive one jersey.  Competitive Teams (Jr Pee Wee Level and up) will receive two jerseys.  All jerseys are yours to keep at the end of the season. Parents are responsible for providing: chin strap, mouth guard, practice jersey, practice pants, football cleats, football girdle.

Registration

Instructional levels - $375.00 (includes $150 fundraising fee)
Competitive Levels - $450.00 (includes $150 fundraising fee)

Registration includes a mandatory fundraiser fee of $150 per player. Our fundraiser, the Annual Plainfield Saints Homecoming Raffle, is 15 raffle tickets sold at $10/per ticket.  Tickets will be distributed at the time of payment and are yours to sell.  Due to the reduced number of tickets per player, there is no buyout fee option available this year. We do offer a few financial assistance scholarships on a first come first served basis, must request an application at time of registration. No scholarships given out after July 1st. 

Registration Questions and Concerns: 
[email protected]

Instructional Levels

Tiny-Mite Tackle Football
(Ages 5-7, Max Weight 75 lbs.)

Tiny-Mite football is a fun, instructional level of teaching basic principles of football with an emphasis on teamwork, blocking, and tackling while having a lot of FUN! The Tiny-Mite season starts in early August and is over at the end of October. There play 8 games during the season and there are no playoffs.

Mitey-Mite Tackle Football
(Ages 7-9, Max Weight 100 lbs.)

Mitey-Mite football is an instructional level of teaching basic principles of football with an emphasis on teamwork, fundamentals, and preparing the child for the competitive level of play. The Mitey-Mite season starts the first week of August and ends the first part of November. Mitey-Mite teams will play an 8-game season, with a post-season invitational.

Competitive Levels

Division 2 (Ages 10-14)
Our Competitive levels are broken up into two divisions: Division 2 and Division 3. Within Division 2, there are four levels of play to provide the most competitive and safest place for your child to play. Division 2 is our top competitive level of play. Same as the instructional level, your child will learn the basic fundamentals and principles of football, along with our core values of teamwork and sportsmanship. The Division 2 season starts the first week of August and could go through the first part of December (Pop Warner National Championships as seen on ESPN are held the first part of December at Walt Disney World in Florida. This is for teams that win the Conference and Regional Championship). Division 2 teams are put together by the coaching staff during the first two weeks of practice. Coaches are Pop Warner and USA Football Certified.

Division 3 (Ages 8-14)
Our Division 3 level of play is also broken up into four levels of play to provide the most competitive and safest place for your child to play. Division 3 is still a competitive level of play, but does not have national playoffs (Conference and Regional Playoffs still exist). At the Division 3 level your child will once again learn the basic fundamentals and principles of football along with our core values of teamwork and sportsmanship. The Division 3 teams will spend a lot of time in these areas. The Division 3 season starts the first week of August and could end Thanksgiving weekend (the Mid-America Regional Championship for teams that win their conference).

Ages and Weights for Tackle Football Programs


Tackle Football Divisions of Play:
Age/Weight DivisionAge(s)Certification WeightEnd of Season Weight
TINY-MITE5-6-735-75 lbs.79 lbs.
MITEY-MITE7-8-945-100 lbs.104 lbs.
JR. PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
8-9-10
11*
60-115 lbs.
60-95 lbs.
119 lbs.
99 lbs.
PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
9-10-11
12*
75-130 lbs.
75-110 lbs.
134 lbs.
114 lbs.
JR. VARSITY
(older/lighter)
10-11-12
13*
90-155 lbs.
90-135 lbs.
159 lbs.
139 lbs.
VARSITY
(older/lighter)
12-13-14
15*
105-180 lbs.
105-160 lbs.
184 lbs.
164 lbs.
UNLIMITED11-12-13-14105 lbs. minimum

In Season weekly weight 1 lb. Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 (Max. of 4 lbs.), additional 1 lb. at Super Bowl.

*The asterisked provisions in each division allow the so-called "older but lighter" player to also qualify. The last year of eligibility falls under more stringent weight restrictions, per above.

A child's age on July 31 is his/her age for the season. 

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