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Tackle Football Information

2019 Football Season

Tackle Coordinator:
Brian Klinger 973.615.9919
brianklinger@morristownwildcats.org
 
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.

COST:

Tackle  $275
 
PRACTICE:
First day of practice is Monday, August 19
Cornine Field (Sussex Ave- across from Streeter Pool)
6:30-8:00
 
 
GAMES:
Opponents and locations will be posted the first week in Sept.
Regular Season: Saturday, Sept 14-Sunday, Nov 3

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 17.
 
NEW PLAYOFF FORMAT:
Sunday, Nov 10 (team 1 vs team 4, team 2 vs team 3) American Conference
Sunday, Nov 17 (winners from Nov 10 will play) American Conference Super Bowl

The playoffs are single elimination.  Locations and times TBD.

 

Round Robin Scrimmage: 
Grades:
5th through 8th ONLY.  Dates and Times TBD 
Locations:  
A level (8th grade):  
B level (7th grade):  
C level (6th grade):  
D level (5th grade):  


Picture Day:  

Date:  Saturday, Sept 21
Location:  Cornine Field

Time: TBD

8th grade- 
7th grade-
6th grade-
5th grade-
4th grade-


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

HOME GAME VOLUNTEERS:
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 10-12, 2019 from 7:00-8:30pm 

Wildcats Field House (adjacent to Streeter Pool)

*Monday, June 10

7th and 8th grade

*Tuesday, June 11

3rd and 4th grade

*Wednesday, June 12

5th and 6th grade

Parents MUST bring a copy of the following to the equipment hand out :

1. Birth certificate

2. Most current report card (3rd quarter grades since you won't have year end grades)

3. If you just moved to the school district and did not attend the Morris School District this year, you MUST bring a letter from the district that your child will be attending school in Morristown/Morris Plains for the 2019-2020 school year.

Reminder:You MUST be registered and paid in full in order to receive equipment.

To register simply go to: www.morristownwildcats.org

Practice Schedule:

*The first day of tackle practice is Monday, August 19  from 6:30-8:00 pm.  The teams will practice on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until Aug 29th

*Starting the week of Sept 2 practices will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 6:30-8:00 pm for the remainder of the season.  
All practices will be at Cornine Field. 

Equipment to wear:
WEEK 1 (players must always wear athletic cup)
Monday and Tuesday, August 19 and 20- helmet, practice jersey, shorts, cleats, mouth piece.
Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 and 22- helmet, shoulder pads, practice jersey, shorts, cleats and mouth piece.
WEEK 2
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:
Now that Cornine Field is completed, our intent is to play two home games on Saturday (this will depend on field availability) and two on Sunday for a total of four home games during the regular season.  However, most of our AWAY games will be played on Sunday.  However, the final game schedule  along with our opponents will be available the first week of September.

Game Times: 
Saturday:
4th grade (e level) 2:00-3:25pm
5th grade (d level) 3:30-4:55pm
6th grade (c level) 5:00-6:25pm
7th grade (b level) 6:30-7:55pm
8th grade (a level) 8:00-9:30pm

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


Weather/Cancellations:Football is played in the rain provided there is no thunder and lightning. However, an email will be sent by 6:00 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 plan your family vacations accordingly.  Please arrive to practice 10 minutes early so we can get started immediately at 6:30 pm.    I encourage any and all parents to stay and watch practice.  If you decide to stay, please utilize the Streeter Pool parking lot ONLY.  

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