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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
$190 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 done on our forms. Download the GCFA Physical Form.pdf.  


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

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

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