FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When are practices and games?
How are the teams divided?
There will be 5 divisions grouped by children's age as of November 30th
The "PEANUTS" Division is for boys and girls 5 and 6 yrs. old
The "PEE WEE" Division is for boys and girls 7 and 8 yrs. old
The "MIDGETS" Division is for boys and girls 9 and 10 yrs. old
The "PONIES" Division is for boys and girls 11 and 12 yrs. old
The "SENIOR" Division is for boys and girls 13 and 14 yrs. old
Teams typically have 17-22 players per team.
Are there any weight restrictions?
WEIGHTS & AGES:
Initial Weight 1st Game Oct 1st Nov 1st
PEANUTS ages 5&6 85 lbs 88 lbs 88 lbs 88 lbs
PEE-WEE’S ages 7&8 105lbs 108 lbs 110 lbs 112 lbs
MIDGETS ages 9&10 125 lbs 128 lbs 130 lbs 132 lbs
PONIES ages 11&12 145lbs 148 lbs 150 lbs 152 lbs
SENIORS ages 13&14 173 lbs 176 lbs 178 lbs 180 lbs
The time limit for each period and the ball to be used for each division is defined below:
Peanut 15 minute running PEE WEE
Pee-Wee 10 minutes PEE WEE
Midget 10 minutes PEE WEE
Pony 12 minutes JUNIOR (TDJ)
Senior 12 minutes YOUTH (TDY)
Is it full contact and is it safe?
Yes, it is full contact, but there are many rules in ALL divisions for safety reasons. There are NO punt or kickoff returns until Midgets Division. The Wildcats provide top line football equipment for maximum protection and the players are all taught how to play safely.
Can my son play on a specific team?
There are NO guarantees that players will be together AT ANY LEVEL. Requests can be noted on the registration form, but the likelihood of this occurring is remote at best. Siblings will be kept together if requested. (If only one year separate the siblings)
Do I need to provide any equipment?
All you need to bring are: cleats (non metal) preferred, or sneakers; athletic supporter/cup; mouthpiece, pants, socks. ALL players/parents/guardians are RESPONSIBLE for their equipment throughout the season. Failure to return equipment on the specified equipment return nights will result in a $350 charge. PLEASE take care of and return your equipment!
Will my son play even if he's just a beginner?
YES! The Malverne Wildcats pride themselves in giving EVERY boy or girl the opportunity to play in EVERY GAME. We are about giving every boy or girl who shows up and works at it, the opportunity to play! Some positions require certain special skills and play knowledge. Weight restrictions will come into play as well when positions are assigned.
Does football conflict with soccer or baseball?
Yes. Fall baseball and soccer is played on Saturday and Sundays - SO IS FOOTBALL! There will inevitably be conflicts when boys try to play football and another sport. Practices are just as important if not more so than attending games. As in any team or sport it is important to make every practice.
Missing practices and games can affect playing time and player position.
Can my son play Middle School football as well?
Yes, but understand that it is a major commitment to do so. The Middle School usually practices 4-5 nights a week and plays a game per week. If this is the case please speak with the Head Coach there will be NO penalty for participating in both.
Can we get a refund if my child does not like the sport?
There are NO REFUNDS!
Will there be facilities at the games?
Yes, we request that the restrooms are open on Sundays. On game days we also operate a concession stand, with the usual assortment of refreshments and tasty morsels! Also available will be Malverne Wildcats apparel shirts, hats, etc!
Are there any scores and write ups about each game? (NEW)
Game recaps are posted each week under each team's home page by the individual team. If you notice that game recaps are NOT being submitted, please contact your head coach and volunteer to help! NOTE: All recaps are reviewed and edited by the league.
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