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Post Falls Junior Tackle & Cheer

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1.  What has Post Falls Junior Tackle done to help promote safety?

Answer

  • Our two top priorities are sportsmanship and safety. In effort to promote the safest form of play possible, we have taken the following measures.
  • All staff, coaches, and team representatives are USA Football Heads Up certified. To see more about Heads Up Football CLICK HERE
  • We ensure helmets get certified to meet industry standards. 
  • We teach "Seahawk tackling" form. This means less hard collisions and more effective tackling.

Q2.  How much does it cost to play?

Answer: For the 2021 Season, the fees are as follows: 

  • Cheer (3rd - 8th Grade) => $105
  • Football – 3rd/4th Grade => $105 (6 games scheduled)
  • Football – 5th-8th Grade => $155 (8 games scheduled)

    Starting August 1, 2021, a late fee of $25 will be applied:

  • Cheer (2nd - 8th Grade) => $130
  • Football – 3rd/4th Grade => $130 (6 games scheduled)
  • Football – 5th-8th Grade => $180 (8 games scheduled)


   Grade is determined by the 2021-2022 School Year.

Q3.  Is my athlete old enough to participate?

Answer: Our program is based on grade and not age. PFJTC offers tackle football for athletes that are in 3rd through 8th grade. Cheer is offered for athletes in 3rd through 8th grade. The grade is based on what grade the child will be enrolled in September 2021.

Q4.  Is there a fee or deposit for PFJTC equipment that is handed out?

Answer: There are NO fees or deposits required for equipment that is loaned out by PFJTC. Equipment will only be checked out to those athletes that are paid in full.

Q5.  When does the season start and how long does it last?

Answer: Generally, practices will start the first week of August  for 3/4th Grade and the second week of August for 5-8th grade. Games beginning late August (3/4th grade) and early September (5-8th grade). Official dates and schedules will be distributed as soon as they are available. PFJTC will update the website and send out information as soon as it has been finalized.

Q6.  How often will my team practice?

Answer

  • 3rd/4th grade teams will only have team activities on Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs. Once the games begin, practices are Mon and Tues or Thurs. Games are Wed.
  • 5th-8th grade teams will practice 4-5 times per week. (Usually Mon-Fri). Games will be played on Saturdays.

 

Q7.  Where are games played?

Answer: Games will be scheduled on the two Post Falls fields (Post Falls Middle School and Minute Man Field), fields in Coeur d’Alene, Spirit Lake, Rathdrum, Sandpoint, and Kellogg. As soon as game schedules are finalized, PFJTC will update the website and send information out.

Q8.  What kind of equipment will I need that the league does not provide?

Answer: Players will need to provide their own cleats, practice jerseys (can be an old shirt), and padded football pants. Optional additions include: gloves, colored socks, or wristbands.

Q9.   When and where is equipment checked out/in?

Answer: Equipment check out is typically held in mid-July each year. Once it is scheduled, PFJTC will send the information out. Equipment is checked out at Minute Man Field. Equipment checkout dates and times will be set by team. Checkout times will be setup by grade level. 

Equipment will only be checked out to those athletes that are paid in full.

Equipment check in is typically after the teams last game or an evening the week after the last games of the season (typically the 2nd week of October for 3/4th grade and last week of October for 5-8th grade). Equipment check in is at Minute Man Field.  Per the equipment contract signed at equipment check out, parents will be held financially responsible for any PFJTC equipment not returned at a designated check in event.  

Q10.   Is a sports physical required every year?

Answer: Yes. Each athlete (football and cheer) is required to provide a sports physical form dated between January 1st and the first day of practice. Athletes WILL NOT be allowed on the field without a valid PASSING sports physical.


Q11.   What are the requirements to coach a team?

Answer: 

  • You do not need to have a child in the league in order to coach. If you have a passion for the game of football and complete the USA Football Heads Up Certification program, we will interview you as a prospective coach. If you are applying to be an assistant coach, the decision to bring you on their coaching staff will be left solely to the Head Coach. If a Head Coach for any reason does not need additional assistance or does not wish to add you to their staff, then you will not be permitted to assist in practices or games. 
  • Background checks will be performed on all new coaching applicants.

Q12.   Where can I  learn about player safety and concussion prevention?

Answer: nfhslearn.com/courses/61037/concussion-in-sports is a free sports concussion class.


Q13.   How will it be determined which team I am placed on?

Answer: 

  • We do not accommodate requests for players to join a specific roster to be with a friend or coach. Teams are typically drafted in the 5th and 7th grade year. 
  • We do not allow the recruitment of players to a specific team roster at any grade level. 
  • We do not promote All-Star rosters or align rosters based on talent level.
  • The PFJTC Board reserves the right to determine roster assignments in effort to maintain balance and competition in each division.

 

Q14.   Can we buy our own uniforms as a team?

Answer: Yes, but they MUST be approved by the PFJTC Board prior to purchase.




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