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Tackle Football Information

san diego tackle footballWe look forward to a competitive year. With the advantage of having many teams, all of our players get to participate in the San Diego Generals football experience. We are all San Diego JAAF. Your child will learn the game of football as well as the importance of teamwork and discipline.

Registration fees for tackle football are $450- this includes use of helmet, shoulder pads, practice jersey, equipment bag, cleat covers, game socks, compression shirt,  game pants, and integrated practice pants . Also, game jersey, secondary insurance, league fees, travel fees, food for players, referee fees, game field fees, light fees, certification of equipment, snack bar and city permit fees.


Our season begins Monday July 23, 2018 at North Chollas Community Park located at 5598 Chollas Station Rd, San Diego, CA 92105. You must arrive no later than 5:00pm. Your player will need to wear their spirit pack for hell week . They should also wear football cleats (rubber molded, no screw-on or metal) and must check in at the practice field to be cleared to play.

Practices will be held Monday thru Friday from the first day of hell week through the entire month of August.  Practices will begin promptly at 5:00p.m. and end at 7:00p.m. Players are encouraged to arrive by 5:00pm and are expected to attend EVERY practice unless, specify by a doctor.

Per Conference rules, no player will be allowed to play in the Southern California Junior All American Football Conference until he/she has passed a physical performed by a qualified Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant.

Physicals performed by a Chiropractor or Registered Nurse will NOT be accepted. Physicals that are not stamped by the performing doctor will NOT be accepted.

The SCJAAF approved physical form must be signed, stamped and dated, no sooner than July 20, 2018. No other forms will be accepted. Forms can be downloaded on our website from the “forms”  link located at the top of the page,  or you can pick one up at one of our walk-up registrations (see calendar for registration dates).


Players will be placed on division teams in accordance with the weight and ages eligibility chart. Any player weighing 5% or more over maximum weight at time of official physical examination will be assigned to the next higher division, if age permits. Any player weighing more than the certified weight but less than 5% may be assigned to either division at the discretion of the Chapter Commissioner.


The first week of practice is hell week and each division will practice together. There will be no contact during the first week, only conditioning. Your child must complete 10 hours of conditioning before he/she may participate in contact drills. If your child misses a day of hell week, he/she will NOT be allowed to dress in pads and participate in contact drills until his/her lost conditioning time is made up and a total of 10 hours of conditioning is completed. This is a Conference rule and must be followed.

The following week the players will put on pads and go through drills involving contact. You will need to provide your child with an athletic supporter and cleats. All other protective equipment will be issued to you by the league. Usually on the 3rd day of contact, the coaches will hold the draft. Once your child has been drafted, an announcement will be made as to which team your child will be placed.

Your child will be running, exercising and running some more! Welcome to HELL WEEK. Here are a few tips that will help your child SURVIVE!

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Water and Gatorade are the best, stay away from sodas and especially NO ENERGY DRINKS!
  • Eat a light meal prior to 5:00 pm. Greasy foods are heavy and your child will GET SICK.
  • Get plenty of rest– your child is going to be exhausted!


There will be NO REFUNDS after July 20th.  Refunds must be requested in writing. There are no refunds for participant physicals or funds used in accordance with fundraising efforts.

All refund requests will be reviewed by the board of directors on a case by case basis. All equipment must be returned in good condition to the equipment room before any funds will be released.


No player will be issued equipment if there is an outstanding account balance associated with that player and/or without a parent/guardian present to sign equipment contract – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Each player will receive equipment when their team is scheduled. Any player who misses their scheduled time WILL have to arrange a time with the equipment manager to receive equipment. He can be reached by following the “contact us” link located at the top of the page.

Your child will be issued a helmet, equipment bag, one mouth piece, one game uniform (jersey and pants), one practice uniform (jersey and integrated pants), game socks, compression shirt, spirit pack and  shoulder pads  from the equipment room. Parents are responsible to replace mouthpieces as needed and purchase athletic supporter and cleats (rubber molded, no metal or screw).

Your child is not allowed to wear GAME pants or jersey to practice. Please have your child wear his/her practice uniform to practice and game attire to games.

Any equipment that is broken during the course of the season MUST be returned to the equipment shed for repair or replacement. Failure to do so might result in injury of your player.

The game uniform, equipment bag, cleat covers, compression shirt is yours to keep but all other equipment is to be returned to the equipment room so that it might be reused next season.

Players/Parents are responsible for the upkeep and safety of all issued equipment. Parents will be responsible for the cost of lost or abused equipment.

Any player that does not turn in issued equipment will not receive a trophy at end of season. Failure to return issued equipment WILL result in the chapter filing a civil lawsuit  against any parent who has not turned in players equipment.

Some people may choose to buy their own equipment. If you choose to do so, please stop by the equipment room so it can by safety checked by the equipment managers.

Additional protective equipment is available for purchase at any sporting goods store.


Each player MUST be at their division & age appropriate certified weight by the first conference weight certification date. Any player that is over weight will be noted on the team’s red ink roster and shall have until the second conference weight certification date to make the appropriate weight. If the player fails to make weight by the second conference weight certification date, that player will be ineligible to play the remainder of the season.

Weight certification attire consists of: shorts, T shirt or jersey, and socks. Shoes or cleats are not required. Once a player passes weight certification, they are certified for the remainder of the season. Once a player has been paper and weight certified, they may not change teams for any reason.


You will be expected to provide your Athletic Director with an ORIGINAL birth certificate and a 1×1 recent photo of your child. The AD will need to keep your child’s birth certificate for 2 weeks until the team is paper certified. Your birth certificate will be returned! An AD from another chapter will paper certify each team and ensure the eligibility of each player.


We require that all players maintain their school grades during the football season. If a player needs to complete their homework, we ask that they bring it to the field and sit on the sidelines to finish.


Your coach will expect your child to attend EVERY practice and be on time! It is possible their season could last from August to December!! We ask that you schedule your vacations accordingly. It is important to remember that you and your child have made a commitment to football.

For your child to get the best experience, he/she should attend every practice on time and prepared to play. Any player who will miss practice must contact the Head Coach or the Head AD prior to practice. Unexcused absences from practices may result in disciplinary action. Practices will be held in the rain, wind or sunshine! The only time we will not practice is in the event of lightning.


During water breaks the players are to stay with their team on the field. They will not be allowed to go to the snack bar or visit with others. We encourage this in order for the players to get to know their teammates and to grow together as a team. Your child should bring his own bottle of water or Gatorade. NO SODA AND NO ENERGY DRINKS!!


Each team has a designated Athletic Director and an assistant Athletic Director. They are responsible for the welfare of every player on their team, in charge of team paperwork, responsible for crowd control at practices and games, and they are to ensure coaching ethics are being followed. They have been certified in first aid and CPR and tend to all injuries on their field. The Athletic Director is the liaison between the parents and the coaches, therefore all concerns and complaints must be directed to the Athletic Director.


The team parent is the event planner, volunteer coordinator, team fundraising coordinator and team treasurer. This person plans all team events such as pizza parties, potlucks, and the banquet. They will ensure that the team has water, Gatorade, fruit, and snacks for all games and scrimmages.


Each team has additional staff members including assistant coaches, statistician, water staff, photographer, and an assistant AD. All staff members are also volunteer positions and each team will need your assistance to ensure a successful season. All team volunteers must have an SCJAAF issued ID badge to be on the field.


Each team will be allowed 3 preseason scrimmages. They will be held either at our practice field or at another location. Scrimmages will be set up by the Head Coach and Chapter officials and might take place on varying days. Players will weigh in for each scrimmage scheduled before weight certification is completed.  Players can weigh a MAXIMUM of 5 lbs over the certified weight for scrimmages scheduled before weight certification day. If any player exceeds the 5 pounds they may not participate. All SCJAAF and San Diego JAAF rules must be adhered to and will be enforced during scrimmages.


Games are every Saturday (beginning in September) at varying times throughout the day. Our home field is Crawford High School. Our away games can be in many places, some as far as Chino Hills. We will be traveling for all games our first year.  If your child’s team makes the playoffs, it is possible that your child will have games every Saturday through the first week of December (THIS INCLUDES THANKSGIVING WEEKEND). It is also possible that your child’s team will have a bye week.

Per SCJAAF Conference rules, every child will play 10 plays in each game. There will be a designated volunteer for every team whose job will be to count each child’s plays. Each play of a game counts. The only thing that does not count as a play is a dead ball. Your child might be docked plays by his/her coach as a disciplinary measure for being late, missing practice, etc. This rule changes to five plays per game during playoff season. Exceptions to this rule may include: injury, discipline and/or players refusal to participate.


Football is a contact sport and injuries are always a possibility. If your child suffers any type of injury, let the Athletic Director handle it. YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO GO ONTO THE FIELD.

The Athletic Director will explain to you the situation and what steps need to be followed AFTER she/he has evaluated your child. The Athletic Director for your child’s team is to oversee all injuries. Any child that has been directed to see a doctor by the team Athletic Director MAY NOT RETURN TO PLAY until cleared by a doctor. Coaches and parents DO NOT have the authority to clear a player to play.

The team Athletic Director has the final word concerning all injuries. Precautionary measures will be enforced by the Chapter Athletic Director to ensure your child’s safety. Any player who leaves the practice or game field due to an injury must return with a doctor’s release before the child will be allowed to participate in any practice or game. No player will be allowed to participate in a game or practice with a cast of any kind on any of his/her extremities.


If any player has asthma or allergies, immediately speak with your team Athletic Director. If your child has a food allergy, the team parent should also be notified so that appropriate snacks will be available for your child. If an inhaler or epi-pen are required for your child, they must be in the possession of the Athletic Director at all times, labeled with the prescription (cannot be expired), and players name. The player MUST administer the medication themselves with the supervision of the Athletic Director. Parents are not allowed to give players their medication. If your child needs his/her inhaler, they must sit for a minimum of 10 minutes to reduce their heart rate and, and once their heart rate is reduced, they may return to practice/game. If the medication is needed a second time, the player may NOT return to practice/game.


The Head Coach is a VOLUNTEER who devotes many, many hours of time to his/her team, on and off the field. He/She will oversee and direct the coaching staff, and together they will teach your child the game of football. The coach’s main objective is to teach sportsmanship, teamwork and the fundamentals of the game. As a unit, the staff will make all decisions concerning strategy and positions. Remember that your child is part of a team and the coach will put your child at the position that is best suited for the team. It may not be the position your child has played before and it may not be the position you think your child should play.

During practice and games the coaches are there to coach, so please allow them to do so. All questions and concerns MUST be directed through the team Athletic Director. If you need to speak with your child’s coach, please do so after practice or game.


It is the parents responsibility to make sure the their child arrives at the game by the specified time. Failure to do so may result in your child being unable to check in and participate in the game. Check with your team if your child needs a ride and if car pool options are available.


Remember that you may spend more time with your football “family” than your own! Please be kind and courteous to all involved. Our children look to us to set the examples, so let’s show them how to treat others with respect.

Your team may decide to have home game potlucks, pizza parties, or other fun things to participate in! This is up to each individual team. Each team will have its own banquet to recognize the efforts of your team. Your team parent will be responsible for organizing this but will require your help in raising funds to pay for the event!

Many teams will pass around a small can, at games, or practice called a “Touchdown Can” to take donations for the team after each touchdown. These monies will go toward your child’s team for banquet expenses or other items your team wishes to purchase (bags, jackets, etc.).