Registration opens March 1st, 2019
Please sign up for texts/emails regarding important information about weather cancellations, program changes and/or updates from the Youth Football Board regarding the pre-season Sunday football workouts and the football regular season. http://rainedout.com/
Registration begins March 1, 2019
Kindergarten/1st grade – Early Registration Discount – $125 (no payment plan available with this offer)
2nd – 5th grades – Early Registration Discount – $250 (deadline to register and pay is May 1, 2019, no payment plan available with discount)
2nd – 5th grades – Registration – $325 (payment plan option available as listed below)
Equipment Hand Out:
TBD (To receive football equipment, each player must bring three (3) individual deposit checks: equipment ($250), volunteer ($200) and EOS ($40) and a copy of his birth certificate.)
All practices will be at Allatoona High School at the following fields:
** Upper practice field behind visitor side of Buc Stadium/next bus parking lot
**Lower practice field behind tennis courts**
**Allatoona HS Stadium- the main turf field**
July 29th – August 3rd (upper practice field)
Monday and Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Helmet only, no pads (players must have two consecutive days in practice before playing in full pads)
Wednesday and Thursday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Full pads, Saturday TBD by head coach
August 5th – August 10th (upper practice field)
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursdays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Full pads
Saturday TBD by head coach
Week 3 and remainder of season
Monday (lower practice field), Tuesday (Buc Stadium), Thursdays (lower practice field) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Full pads
New Parent/Family Volunteer requirements:
· Each player is responsible to cover volunteer hours in the concession stand or other areas that may be needed during the season throughout the program (K-12th) to meet the volunteer hour requirement.
· You will need to provide a deposit check in the amount of $200 per participant that will be forfeited if you do not show up to work for your shifts. Your check will be returned after you have completed your shifts.
· You may opt out for a cost of $200 per participant at the time of registration or equipment pick-up.
· You may sign up for your shifts via the volunteer link that will be up prior to the season starting, and an email blast will go out notifying you when it is available.
· You will not be able to pick up a uniform /equipment if you do not provide a deposit check or opt out payment per participant.
Registration Fee Includes:
Shoulder pads/ 7-piece pads set
Game uniform – 2 jerseys (one red home jersey and one white away jersey) and black game pants
Practice uniform – jersey and gray pantsAllatoona Football Flyer 2019 - updated 2-7-2019 final
March 1st: Registration Begins
July 27th: Coaches Meeting/Clinic (Kell HS 9am-12pm)
July 29th: Practice Begins/Assessment Week
August 1st: 1st day of School (Cobb)
August 4th-7th: Draft for Football Teams
August 5th: Practice continues (Max 3 days with pads)
Deadline for Coach Background Checks
August 17th: Jamborees – Locations TBA
August 22nd: Football Game Schedule to be announced
August 22nd-24th: Corky Classic 2019
August 24th: CFL Scrimmage Games
September 2nd: Labor Day Weekend BYE
September 4th: Certifications and Rosters due in to Home Office
September 7th: CFL Opening Week
Sept. 23rd-27th: Fall Break for Cobb/Paulding County and
October 11th-14th: Fall Break for Johns Creek and Roswell
November 9th: 1st Week of Playoffs
November 16th: 2nd Week of Playoffs
November 23rd: Super Bowl/All Star 2019
November 28, 2019: Thanksgiving
Check out this article about Heads Up Football:
Cobb Football League
In Pop Warner Football, there is “an absence of catastrophic head and neck injuries and disruptive joint injuries found at higher levels.”
The injury rate in Pop Warner Football is:
- less than one-third the injury rate in high school football
- less than one-fifth the injury rate in college football
- less than one-ninth the injury rate in professional football
- Pop Warner’s age-weight schematic protects younger, lighter players, who do not have higher injury rates.
- Organized football among 5 – 15 year-olds, 12 percent fewer injuries per capita than organized soccer in the same age range
- Organized football among 5 – 15 year-olds, 50 percent fewer injuries per capita than bicycle riding in the same age range.
- Organized football among 5 – 15 year-olds, 74 percent fewer injuries per capita than skateboarding in the same age group.
- Injuries in youth football are normally mild, and older players have a higher injury rate than younger players.
- The Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma in New York completed a Pop Warner injury survey in 71 towns covering over 5,000 players in 1998. The injury experience of 5,128 boys (8 to 15 years of age, weight 22.5 to 67.5 kg [50 to 150 lb]) participating in youth football revealed an overall rate of significant injury of 5%, with 61% classified as moderate and 38.9% as major injuries. That’s about 1.33 per team per year. No catastrophic injuries occurred, and it was rare for a permanent disability to result from any injury.
Q: Where and when do I register?
A: All registration is online at www.cobbfootball.com and begins March 1, 2019.
Q: When does the season start and end?
A: The first day of practice is usually July 29th. We are looking to keep the final playoff/championship games before Thanksgiving. But based on the number of participants in the program, it may have to be extended, but all considerations of family and vacations are considered. (We have families too).
Q: How much does it cost and what does fee include?
A: Registration Fees: see home page + $250 uniform/equipment deposit returned at the end of the season once uniform/equipment are returned at the end of the season. There is $25 fee for non-residents of Cobb County. There is a multi-child discount as well. (Please see registration page for information.)
Includes: Rental of game and practice uniform, pads and helmet. You will need to provide: cleats, mouthpiece, and girdle.
Q: What will I need to register?
A: Complete online registration information. Bring your child to a uniform/equipment fitting (see football home page for dates). Deposit check will be collected on uniform distribution day (see football home page for dates).
Q: Will the younger kids play flag football?
A: No, grades K-5 will play tackle football. Must be age 5 by September 1st of current year.
Q: What do I need to supply for my child playing football?
A: You will need to provide a mouth piece (can be any color EXCEPT white or clear, and it must attach to the helmet). You will need to provide cleats (metal cleats are NOT allowed), water bottle, and girdle.
Q: When do the teams practice?
A: The teams will practice at Allatoona High School. The first two weeks of practice will be four nights from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, one day being a Saturday morning two hour practice. Regular season practice will be from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM three nights a week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) full pads OR two days full pads and one day no pads. The number of padded days will be determined by the head coach, but they are allowed by CFL rule to practice three days full pads.
First two weeks of practice may be four days, fourth day would be a Saturday morning.
Q: Do we practice in the rain?
A: Yes, we will practice in the rain. Games are not called due to rain so the boys will need to learn to play in these conditions. If practice has not been called in advance, please show up at the fields prepared to play. If weather develops at 6:30 PM, we will assess the danger and make a decision based on the current conditions and what is expected to happen (i.e. quick shower or large storm). Allatoona High School has several tools used to determine the safety of the practice environment.
Q: Do I have to remain at the entire practice with my child?
A: Yes, either a parent or another responsible adult must remain at practice with your child at all times. This is for the safety of your children as we do not want anyone wandering off alone. You are also needed there in case your child gets injured and needs medical attention or if a practice is suddenly cancelled because of inclement weather. In the rare occasions that you may need to leave practice, please make sure that your team mom or a coach has your contact information and that you are available, if needed.
Q: Can I come out on the field to help during practices or games?
A: Only certified coaches and board members are allowed on the fields. This is for both practices and games. We have limited space to practice in and if we allow one parent on the field, we have to allow them all. Plus, for the safety of the children, each adult on the field must have passed a criminal background check. If you want to help on game day, you can volunteer to be on the chain gang during home games. The only other people allowed on the game fields are six certified coaches.
Q: How are the coaches chosen and approved?
A: Recommendations and recruiting. Most of our coaches have coached football at other parks. All coaches have to pass a criminal background check through the CFL. The coaches have been chosen by the AYFC board based on their philosophy and experience. If you are interested in coaching, please feel free to contact the AYFC Board, and we will guide you through the process of becoming a coach.
Q: Can I choose which team my son plays for?
A: If there is more than one team at your son’s grade level, there will be a draft. All players will be evaluated, then the players will be drafted by the head coaches in an effort to keep the playing skill level even among the two teams.
Q: How does the draft work?
A: All players within each grade level will be evaluated by the coaches for that grade level. The players will be assigned a skill level (A, B, C, D). The evaluations will be averaged for each player. During the draft process, each coach will choose an “A” player until all “A” players have been chosen. They will do the same for “B”, “C”, & “D” players. The draft is overseen by an Executive Board Member from the CFL. ALL teams at ALL schools will use the exact same draft process so that ALL teams are equally drafted. This leads to more competitive games since all teams will have equal skill levels. This will mean closer scoring and more intense, competitive games. We will not see a ton of 48-0 games any longer, and children will believe that they will be able to beat that team the next time. The players do not know what grade they have been given.
Q: What happens if my child decided he or she does not want to continue to play after practices have started?