Daphne Youth Football 2019
INFORMATION & IMPORTANT DATES
FRIDAY, JULY 26 | 5:30pm
COACHES ONLY (Head coaches, assistants, etc.) are asked to come to the Daphne Recreation Center (2605 US Hwy 98) at 5:30pm to help clean, size and set-up helmets & shoulder pads for equipment* check-out.
FRIDAY, JULY 26
2019 Registration CLOSES
To register, visit www.daphnesports.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 27 | 10am - 12pm
Equipment* check-out at the Daphne Recreation Center (2605 US Hwy 98). Player and parent/guardian must be present for equipment* & jersey sizing, weigh-ins and to sign-off on equipment use.
COACHES: please arrive by 9:30am to assist in sizing & distribution of equipment* to players.
MONDAY, JULY 29 | 6pm - 7pm
Make-up day for equipment* checkout will take place at Al Trione Sports Complex football concession stand.
COACHES: please be present to help size players & distribute equipment*. There will be a short coaches meeting at 7pm following equipment check-out.
PLEASE NOTE: If you absolutely can not make it to either of the equipment* checkout dates, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department to arrange time during the first week of practice. Please use this option as a "last resort," as we will not have a large number of people to help size & distribute equipment*.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
Player evaluations for age groups that will have more than one team. We will notify each age group by Wednesday, August 31 as to whether or not you will need to be at player evaluations.
MONDAY, AUGUST 5
Team practices** MAY begin. Practice** days and times are determined by each coach, and may begin a few days after this date. If you have not heard from your coach by Friday, August 2, please email email@example.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
First week of games***! The regular 2019 season will last approximately eight (8) weeks.
* Equipment - the City of Daphne Parks & Recreation Department will provide each player with a helmet, shoulder pads, game jersey and ONE (1) mouthpiece. Each of these items MUST be returned at the end of the season or appropriate fines will be applied. Parents/Guardians will need to provide their player with footwear, chin strap, practice jersey (or a large t-shirt that will fit appropriately over shoulder pads), practice pants and game pants. Practice pants may be any color of your choice. Game pant color will be determined by each team's head coach.
** Practices - most teams will practice three (3) nights per week prior to games beginning and then drop to two (2) times per week during the playing season. Official rules state that no coach can practice their team or play games for more than six (6) hours per week. Most practices are held at Al Trione Sports Complex, however some coaches may schedule at an alternate practice location (such as the Daphne High School "PIt" or Daphne Middle School).
*** Games - most games for the 2019 season will most likely begin the Saturday following Labor Day, September 7. Teams will play eight (8) regular season games, with the possibility of advancing to playoffs resulting in additional games. In most cases, the season should conclude prior to Thanksgiving. Game locations will take place throughout Baldwin County, anywhere from Bay Minette to Gulf Shores. Most games will take place on Saturdays, with the possibility of mid-week games, if need be.