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2024 Fall Tackle Football

The East Wake Football League is a competitive tackle football program. Our coaches strive to provide a high level of skilled instruction, giving your athlete the skills to succeed. We teach shoulder tackling using the “Heads Up” technique outlined by USA Football. 

 Register by June 1, 2024, to get your choice of number (first come, first take), custom jersey (name on back), and player pack. 

All registered athletes before June 1 get our 4 off season skills camps included with registration. 

 If you register after June 1, 2024, you may have additional shipping charges for the uniform. 

 Age Divisions: Mini Mites 6-8, Mighty Mites 9-10, and Pee Wee 11-12 (Age of player determined by age August 1, 2024.) 

Location: Practices and home games are at West Johnston High School. Away games will involve local travel within the EWFL.

Schedule: Practices are held on Monday-Thursday until school begins and then M, T, and Th for the remainder of the season. Games are on Saturday, typically in the afternoon. The season will start on Monday, August 1, and, depending on game and playoff schedules, be complete by the end of November.   

Uniforms: The registration fee includes custom game jerseys to keep and the use of padded game pants, helmets, and shoulder pads during the season. If you register by June 1, players will receive the complete player pack mentioned above, number choice, and custom jersey. Players must provide their cleats, padded practice pants, jerseys, and mouthpieces. 

Mini Mights (6, 7 or 8 yrs old by August 1, 2024)

Registration closes on 07/24/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/01/2024 to 11/01/2024

Mighty Mights (9 or 10 yrs old by August 1, 2024)

Registration closes on 07/18/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/01/2024 to 11/01/2024

Pee Wee (11 or 12 yrs old by August 1, 2024)

Registration closes on 06/22/2024 at 12:00 PM
Season Dates: 08/01/2024 to 11/01/2024

Program Cost Info

Fall Tackle Football Registration Information


Updated Weight Limits

  • Mini-mites (8U) 105 lbs weight limit +20 lbs Overweight Allowance (OWA)
  • Mighty-mites (10U) 125 lbs weight limit +40 lbs OWA
  • Pee Wee (12U) 150 lbs weight limit +50 lbs OWA
  • OWA participation in game play will be limited to five (5) players for each team (i.e. offense, defense).
  • OWA players may not participate in special teams and may not participate outside of the tackle positions.

Program Cost Information

All interested youth athletes ages 6-12 are eligible for registration in the program. The registration fee schedule is as follows:

  • Single
$250 per season
(payment plans available)
  • Additional Fees
Game Day Snack Fee
Pays for game day drinks/snacks for the entire season and can be paid for at registration or to a team parent at the beginning of the season.
  • Family (multiple players)
$15 discount per additional player

Players 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 (M/T/Th) for the remainder of the season. Practices are held at West Johnston High School from 6-8pm.
  • 1 Xenith youth football helmet (returned at the end of the season)
  • 1 Riddell Pursuit youth football shoulder pads (returned at the end of the season)
  • 1 pair of integrated game pants (returned at the end of the season)
  • 1 personalized game jersey (players keep)
  • 1 pair of game socks (players keep)
  • Access to Hit-Check player safety program
  • Access to game film on HUDL

Players will need to provide the following:*

  • Practice jersey
  • Cleats
  • Mouth guard
  • Practice pants (you can purchase a pair of integrated practice pants from GCFA 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.

Required Forms

At GCFA we require all players to have a valid State issued ID, Passport, or Military ID, and a yearly physical. The physicals must be sport physical and can be completed on our form GCFA Physical Form.pdf or the another sport physical form.   


Panthers Youth Football
351 S Parliament way 
Clayton, North Carolina 27520

Phone: 919-825-0872
Email: [email protected]

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