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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 Riddell Speed or 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)
  • 1 pair of integrated practice pants (to be returned at the end of season)
  • Dri-fit short and shirt (players to keep)

Each player will need to provide the following:

  • Practice jersey
  • Cleats
  • Mouth guard

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
  • Game Day Sherriff's Deputy
  • Game Day Athletic Trainer
  • 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.


We do require a physical from your child's doctor. We ask that you use our form but we will accept a physical for from your child's doctor if they have already had a physical. You can click the link below to access the required physical forms.

gcfa physical forms.pdf





Johnston County Panthers
351 S Parliament way 
Clayton, North Carolina 27520

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

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