Welcome to Mt. Juliet Youth Football & Cheer Online Registration.
PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING
Fall Cheerleading and Tackle Football Registration is now open!!!!
Football Uniform & Equipment
Registration fee for Football Players: $160 (includes the following items)
* Game Jersey
The jersey is yours to keep. The helmet must be returned to your coach immediately following your last game. You will be responsible for the cost of a new helmet and/or helmet pads if you do not return it or if it is returned damaged beyond repair. Do not write your name in or on your helmet or helmet pads in any permanent manner. Do not attach any type of tape to the outside of the helmet.
The following items will need to be purchased and are not included in your sign-up fee:
* Shoulder pads
* Football cleats
* Black game pants
* Pads for the pants (snap on or built in)
* Practice jersey (any color)
* Practice pants (any color)
* Mouthpiece (must be attached to face mask, cannot be clear or white)
* Chin strap (must be 4 point snap)
You can purchase all these items at Academy Sports or Dick’s Sporting Good’s in Mt. Juliet. Both stores are HUGE sponsors of our program and host discount shopping days just prior to the beginning of our season so keep watch for details.
Football Practices & Evaluations
During the first two weeks, July 17 to July 28, football practice will be held Monday – Friday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The first two weeks are used as an evaluation period to place participants on the same level teams.
Beginning July 31st football practice will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm during the season unless your coach tells you otherwise.
The first day of practice will be t-shirt & shorts only. No other equipment is needed. On the second day (July 18th) of practice (Tuesday) the helmet will be added. On the fourth day (July 20), all football players will go into full pads so bring all your equipment to practice.
We spend the first two weeks observing and evaluating the basic skills of each player. Most age groups will be broken into several smaller groups within the first few days to allow for better observation. Several coaches will be observing the players during this time. Decisions as to what team your child will be assigned to in his or her age group is based on athletic ability, size, experience and desire to play. This process allows for children to play against other children with their same ability, size and experience level. By the end of the two weeks, your child will be assigned to a permanent team.
With this procedure we cannot guarantee that your child will be playing on a team with his friends & family or his favorite coaches. Please be patient as the evaluation process takes place and if you have any questions or concerns we ask that you talk with the head coach working with your child.
Cheerleading Registration & Uniform Fees
Registration fee for Cheerleaders: $95.00 plus the cost of needed uniform items listed below. The total is $195 for a new cheerleader.
New cheerleaders will be issued a uniform with their registation fee. If you participated in our program during the 2016 Fall season, you can use last year's uniform items as long as everything is still in good condition and fits or you may purchase any needed items separately. All participants will receive a new bow. All items are yours to keep at the end of the season.
* Top $49
* Skirt $24
* Briefs $13
* Hairbow $5
* Pom Poms $14
Additional items you will need to purchase for your child that are not included in the sign-up fee:
* White tennis shoes
* Black socks
Proper footwear is required for safety; we recommend athletic shoes with a good grip bottom not fashion wear or converse style shoes.
Cheerleading uniform items are sold by MJYFC during sign up events. You can purchase the additional items at most retail stores. Academy Sports & Dicks Sporting Goods in Mt. Juliet are amazing sponsors of our program. Both stores will have discounts during our uniform & equipment fitting days.
The first day of cheer practice will be July 24th @ 6:30pm. During the first week practice will be held Monday through Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. This will be a camp type atmosphere lead by local high school cheerleaders. Each camp day will have a theme as follows:
Monday, July 24 - Neon Day
Tuesday, July 25 - Pajama Day
Wednesday, July 26 - Princess Day
Thursday, July 27 - Black and Gold Day
Beginning July 31st cheerleaders will start the regular practice schedule which is typically held Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Your cheer coach will inform you of any practice schedule changes.
Beginning September 4th competition practice will begin. Squads will be determined at that time. No additional practice days are added, just a change in the group you practice with and this is due to age restrictions for competition. You will continue to cheer with your old squad on game days.
Our cheerleaders participate in cheer competition which will be held on November 11th at West Wilson Middle School. They compete against the other TNYFA Cheer squads. All cheerleaders must compete in their own age brackets regardless of the regular season squad they are assigned to (some girls cheer out of their age bracket so they can cheer for their brother’s football team). Competition practice will begin September 4th. Squads will be determined that night. Beginning September 6th regular season squads will no longer hold cheer practice. You will practice with your competition squad and no additional practice days are added, just a change in the group you practice with. More details about competition will be announced after the regular season games begin.
Cheer Dress Code
*Cheerleaders must wear comfortable, but not baggy, clothing for practice.
*They should be able to tuck in their shirt so it does not rise while doing tumbles & jumps.
*No undergarments should be visable
*No shirts showing midriff
*No short shorts
*Hair should be pulled back and out of your cheerleader's face. This is for their safety.
*No flip flops
*Proper footwear is required for safety; we recommend athletic shoes with a good grip bottom not fashion wear or converse style shoes.
*Uniforms must be worn at all games and other official TYFA events.
*Cheerleaders should come to every game in FULL UNIFORM
*If the cheerleader does not come in full uniform, they will not be able to take the field. This inclues hair pulled up and out of the face, uniform, shoes, bow, etc.
*Once your cheerleader is dropped off with their coach, please do not come get the child or remove the child from the field without the knowledge of the cheer coach. Cheer coaches need to know where every child on the squad is at all times.
For all Participants
Football & Cheerleading are TEAM SPORTS! Absences make planning difficult for coaches and your team. Be at practices & games on time! Special commitments must be brought to the attention of your head coach. Everyone understands situations do arise that will cause your child to miss practice or games but please be sure to inform your head coach if you will not be able to attend.
All participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from practices and games. Inform your coach of any transportation problems. If a parent or guardian will not be staying with your child at a practice or game please inform the coach and make sure they have a way to contact you in case of an emergency. PARENTS MUST PICK UP THEIR CHILDREN PROMPTLY AT THE END OF PRACTICES OR GAMES!!
A regular season game schedule will be provided as soon as it is available to us from TNYFA (the league that we play within). This is normally after the Jamboree game which is held in mid August. This allows time for all communities in the program to place their teams.
Please be aware that dates are always subject to change during the season. There is usually a game every Saturday with 4 games played at our home site & 4 being played away. Our home games are played at Mundy Memorial Park.
Playoffs begin at the end of the regular season. Please inform your coach if you will not be able to attend a game.
We play communities outside of Wilson County so please make note that you will have practices and games during Wilson County Schools October fall intersession/break.
Registration refunds will only be given if a written request in submitted to the league no later than August 4, 2017 by 11:59PM. Refunds will be given in the same form payment was made less a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be given after August 4, 2017. This is regardless of participation. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
If you have any questions about our program or need assistance with registration please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 615-754-7314. Keeping in mind we are an all-volunteer program and do not maintain a full time office staff it could take a few days for a reply.
Additional information about our program such as practice days and times can be found on our web site at www.mjyfc.org