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Tackle Football 2018

GCFA Football is open to all youth 6-12 years of age.  

Mini Mites  6-8 year olds

Mighty Mites 9-10 year olds

Peewee  11-12 year olds

Mini Mights

Registration closes on 07/30/2018 at 09:15 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2018 to 11/01/2018


Registration closes on 07/30/2018 at 08:00 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2018 to 11/01/2018

Fall Flag Football 2018

Fall flag football for ages 5-7.

2 night a week practice(Tuesday and Thursday)
Games on Saturdays at 930 (location TBD)
Player receives jersey and flag belt.
Season starts August 16.

Panther Flag Football

Registration closes on 08/15/2018 at 04:45 PM
Season Dates: 07/31/2018 to 10/31/2018

Program Cost Info

Fall Tackle Football Registration Information


Ages and Weight Limits
Mini Mites - Ages 6-8, weight limit 105 pounds
Mighty Mites - Ages 9-10, weight limit 135 pounds 
Peewees - Ages 11-12, weight limit 160 pounds
* Age is determined as of August 1st of the current season.
NOTE: Gym shorts and jersey are required to weigh in.

Program Cost Information

Registration Fee   $190

GCFA is a 501c3 non-profit run by volunteers, we want every child that wants to play football to have that opportunity and we do everything possible to keep the registration fee low. We also offer a $15 sibling discount, $40 free/reduced lunch discount, and scholarship opportunities.
GCFA also offers an equipment purchase option that will significantly reduce a players future registration fee with GCFA. Following are the details of what is included with your registration fee and what that cost covers. 

Each player will receive the following:

  • One full season of football in the East Wake Football League (EWFL) and any post season play achieved following the 8 regular season games.
  • Pre-season Jamboree (scrimmage)
  • Opportunity to play in a post season tournament, Clayton Civitan Turkey Bowl (if participation allows, additional fees may apply).
  • Instruction from experienced USA Football certified coaches that focus on the players mastery of the fundamentals. We are a USA Football certified Heads Up Tackling program.
  • 4 practices a week (Mon-Thurs) in the month of August and then 3 practices per week (Mon, Tues, Thurs) for the remainder of the season. Practices will be held at West Johnston High School from 6pm - 8pm.
  • 1 Xenith youth football helmet (to be returned at the end of the season unless purchased)
  • 1 Riddell Pursuit youth football shoulder pads (to be returned at the end of the season unless purchased)
  • 1 pair of integrated game pants (returned at the end of the season)
  • 1 personalized game jersey (players to keep)
  • 1 pair of game socks (players to keep)

Each player will need to provide the following:

  • Practice jersey
  • Cleats
  • Mouth guard
  • Practice pants (you can purchase a pair of integrated practice pants for an additional fee of $15).

*These items can be purchased during our team day at Dick's Sporting Goods where they will provide a 20% off coupon.

Additional Fees/Services that are paid for with registration fees:

  • Practice Field Fee
  • Home Field Game Fee
  • Practice Field Lights Rental Fee
  • Referees
  • League Dues

*Flat Fee
*Volunteering is optional and not required

Equipment Purchase Option

GCFA offers a player the opportunity to purchase their helmet and shoulder pads through GCFA, this will reduce the players registration fee the following year to $125, if the player is able to use the equipment again. If the player grows out of the equipment they can trade it in with GCFA and receive 25% off of the purchase of new equipment. The equipment purchase option is an additional $50 to the $190 registration fee bringing the total to $240. The registration fee has to be paid in full by June 1st.

Forms Needed

At GCFA we require all players to have a RealID and a yearly physical. Birth Certificates must be uploaded once you create an account. The physicals must be done on our forms, gcfa physical forms.pdf





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