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Tackle Football Information

2018 Football Season

Tackle Coordinator:
Brian Klinger 973.615.9919
3rd graders have the option to play flag or tackle.  If a child decides to play tackle at the 3rd/4th grade level this season, he will repeat playing with the 3rd/4th grade next season.  Please note:  There are not many towns within our league that have a free standing 3rd grade tackle team.  Therefore, we will try our best to schedule about 4 games with a 3rd grade squad.


First day of practice is Monday, August 13
Woodland Field.  If Cornine Field construction is complete, we will be practicing on that field.
6:00-8:00 pm
Opponents and locations will be posted the first week in Sept.
Regular Season: Sunday, Sept 9-Oct 28

Playoffs: There are playoffs for the A,B,C and D levels.  Teams must qualify for the playoffs.  If a team qualifies for the playoffs, there season could extend to Sunday, Nov 18.   Here are the playoff dates:
Sunday, Nov 4 (1st round)
Sunday, Nov 11 (2nd round)
Sunday, Nov 18 (Super bowl)
The playoffs are single elimination.  Locations and times TBD.


Round Robin Scrimmage: 
5th through 8th ONLY.  Dates and Times TBD 
A level (8th grade):  Sunday, Aug 26, 5:00pm at Perth Amboy
B level (7th grade):  Wednesday, Aug 29, 6:00pm at Sparta
C level (6th grade):  Tuesday, Aug 28, 6:00pm at Parsippany 
D level (5th grade):  Monday, Aug 27, 6:00pm at Perth Amboy

Picture Day:  

Date:  Saturday, Sept 8

Location: Woodland Field 

8th grade- 9:00 am

7th grade- 9:20 am

6th grade- 9:40 am

5th grade- 10:00 am

4th grade- 10:20 am

Team Parent: Head coaches will be asking for parents to get involved.  I will need the following  volunteers throughout the season:

5th grade:
field prep, 3 people to hold sideline chains, help set up concession stand, 50/50 raffle, announcer, spotter for the announcer, work concession stand
6th, 7th and 8th  grade:
same as above excluding field prep
4th grade:
same as the 5th grade excluding field prep but adding field tear down/clean up.

Equipment Hand Out: Cornine Field House (across from Streeter Pool)

June 12-14, 2018 from 7:00-8:30pm
Final equipment handout: 
Sunday, Aug 12, 6:00-7:30pm

Reminder: Registration fee MUST be paid in full in order to receive equipment

Practice Schedule:

*The first day of tackle practice is Monday, August 13  from 6:00-8:00 pm.  The teams will practice on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until Aug 30.

*Starting the week of Sept 3 practices will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 6:00-8:00 pm for the remainder of the season. The practice start times will change as we lose daylight.  
All practices will be at Woodland School Field.  However, if Cornine Field construction is complete, practices will be held there.

Equipment to wear:
WEEK 1 (players must always wear athletic cup)
Monday and Tuesday, August 13 and 14- helmet, practice jersey, shorts, cleats, mouth piece.
Wednesday and Thursday, August 15 and 16- helmet, shoulder pads, practice jersey, shorts, cleats and mouth piece.
full uniform throughout the season      
      Required purchase(s) by parents-
      1. Girdle (with 5 piece pads- tail, hip and thigh pads)
      2. WHITE practice pants (must be white)
      3. Cleats (must be molded cleats, NO SCREW ON CLEATS
      4. Mouth piece 

Water Bottle:
Please bring a water bottle with your name on it to EVERY practice. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Game Day:
All games will be played on Saturday or Sunday.  However, most games will be played on Sunday.  Parents MUST be flexible with game days this season due to the fact that Cornine Field will not be completed until Oct 1.  
Opponents will be available at the beginning of September

Game Times: 

5th grade (d level) 9:00-10:25am
6th grade (c level) 10:30-11:55am
7th grade(b level) 12:00-1:40pm
8th grade (a level) 1:45-3:25pm
4th grade(e level) 3:30-5:00pm

E Level (4th grade) 2:00-3:25pm
D Level (5th grade) 3:30-4:55pm
C Level (6th grade) 5:00-6:25pm
B Level (7th grade) 6:30-7:55pm
A Level (8th grade) 8:00-9:30pm

Weather/Cancellations:Football is played in the rain provided there is no thunder and lightning. However, I will send an email by 5:30 pm if practice is canceled. Therefore, check your email before you leave for practice.

** Reminder- NJSYFL rules:  Player must have 20 practice hours before they can participate in their first game.  Please arrive to practice 10 minutes early so we can get started immediately at 6:00 pm.  If parent is dropping off their child, they can either drop off at the municipal complex parking lot or the Woodland School parking lot.  I encourage any and all parents to stay and watch practice.  If you decide to stay, please utilize the Woodland School parking lot ONLY.  The town hall has meeting throughout the week and those parking spots are for meeting personnel only.


NOTE: If Cornine Field construction is completed, we will be practicing at that field.  Football parking is across the street at Street Pool.

If you decide to stay and watch practice, PLEASE STAY IN THE BLEACHER AREA AND NOT ON THE PRACTICE FIELD.