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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ACCOUNT QUESTIONS
How do I change/update names, phone numbers, email address, home addresses, etc.?

EQUIPMENT QUESTIONS
What equipment will be needed for contact football?
What football is used within each division of the SCFL?

POST SEASON TOURNAMENT PLAY QUESTIONS
How are the teams selected for Post-Season Tournament Play?

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS
Football Fee Structure: How much is the Registration Fee this year?
What is included with the paid Registration Fee?
What is the SCFL's Refund Policy?

SEASON & COMPETITION QUESTIONS
How long is the SCFL Season?
How often and where will my child practice?
Will my child be guaranteed playing time?

TRY OUT & TEAM SELECTION QUESTIONS
Can players from Junior High Teams play?
How is the draft organized?
How will I know what team I am on?
What are the Dates and Times of the Tryouts?
What are the age groups for football players?
What happens during the tryout?
What should I bring to tryouts and how long will they last?
Who are the coaches?



ACCOUNT QUESTIONS

How do I change/update names, phone numbers, email address, home addresses, etc.?
You can update your account details by updating your account profile.  Select [Your account] under the welcome message at the top right of this page.  You can edit parent's names, children names, phone numbers, and email addresses.  All email addresses on the account are available on the League Email link.  You can choose to include any email by selecting subscribe.  Details on account profiles are used on team rosters.

Note: Only accounts used to register players have access to the player's team website and associated email addresses.

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EQUIPMENT QUESTIONS

What equipment will be needed for contact football?
  • Helmet and Face Mask, properly sized and meeting NOCSAE standards
  • Mouthpiece
  • Shoulder Pads
  • 7-Piece Pad Set (Hip, Knee, Tailbone and Thigh Pads)
  • Practice Jersey
  • Practice Pants
  • Socks
  • Football Cleats (Molded Rubber)
Any other equipment you elect to purchase would be over and above the minimum required. SCFL provides helmet decals, game pants and game jersey.

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What football is used within each division of the SCFL?
The SCFL uses the following football in the following divisions:
  • Freshman: Wilson K2
  • Sophomore: Wilson K2
  • Junior: Wilson TDJ
  • Senior: Wilson TDY

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POST SEASON TOURNAMENT PLAY QUESTIONS

How are the teams selected for Post-Season Tournament Play?
The winning Super Bowl Coach in each Division will coach the Tournament Team. If that Coach is unable to perform this duty, it will fall to the second place team, then third, etc. These tournaments will be played throughout November.

The Coach selects the Tournament Team with input from other Coaches in the Division
The Coach is responsible for selecting his own Tournament Team Coaching Staff.
The fee to participate, collected at All Star registration, covers the new uniform that each player will be given. The fees to play in each All Star tournament is self-funded by the team either through Sponsorships or a collection among the parents to divide the cost of the tournaments.

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REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

Football Fee Structure: How much is the Registration Fee this year?
The Football Registration Fee can be found on the SCFL store registration item. No fundraiser will be offered.
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What is included with the paid Registration Fee?
The majority of your registration fee goes toward your player's hand-fitted game shirt and hand-fitted game pants. The balance of the fee helps pay for ongoing field maintenance, officials' fees, insurance, utilities, field equipment and advertising. The registration fee covers only the basic operating expenses necessary to conduct the current season. SCFL relies 100% on Sponsorships and Fund Raising efforts to provide funding for capital improvements and major repairs to our facilities. These efforts are critical to improving the quality of the SCFL playing fields and facilities. The construction of our new Gullo Park Facility has been funded entirely by donated funds and by supplies and services sold to us at a significant discount from generous area businesses and the Montgomery County Commissioners Office. Please see the Sponsorship page for more information.
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What is the SCFL's Refund Policy?
SCFL will gladly refund your registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee, if a player chooses not to play prior to the draft.

No refunds will be granted after the draft has started

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SEASON & COMPETITION QUESTIONS

How long is the SCFL Season?
Please check the Calendar and Schedule for the season game details.

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How often and where will my child practice?
By rule, there can be a maximum of four (4) events (games and/or practices) per week. Your child's coach will determine your practice site and schedule. Please understand this is a significant time commitment.
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Will my child be guaranteed playing time?
YES! Each player will start on either offense or defense or both. A minimum play time will be in effect consistent with the SCFL rules. For safety reasons, a child can be held out of a game if he does not consistently attend practices. (See SCFL Rules for further details in the Downloads section)
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TRY OUT & TEAM SELECTION QUESTIONS

Can players from Junior High Teams play?
YES! Players participating in Junior High programs are eligible for play in the SCFL as long as they meet the SCFL age requirements.
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How is the draft organized?
The draft for all age divisions will be held on draft day. All Coaches will draw numbers to determine their position in the draft after the tryouts.

The draft will be conducted in a snake format, i.e. 1-2-3-4, 4-3-2-1, then 1-2-3-4, etc.

The only "player freezes" are Coach's son(s) and Assistant Coach's son(s). The Assistant Coach must be declared prior to tryouts, no exceptions. Freezes will be ranked by the Coaches during tryouts and assigned a draft round number based on their abilities. The Coaches will then forfeit a draft pick in the round in which their sons are ranked.

In the event there is a player who is registered but cannot attend one of the designated try-outs, that player will be assigned to a team after all players who have tried out have been selected. Coaches will pick these players via a hat draw.

Trades between teams will be allowed immediately after the draft, during a specified time period, with both Coaches agreement.

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How will I know what team I am on?
The Draft will be held a day or two after the last tryout date. Upon conclusion of the Draft, the Coaches will call the players to introduce themselves and set the date, time and place of the first practice.
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What are the Dates and Times of the Tryouts?
A notification of try-out times will be sent out after registration.  Tryouts will be held at the SCFL fields at Gullo Park. Please check the calendar for try-out dates.  Try-outs are mandatory for all football players to ensure the formation of well-balanced teams.

Registration for football players WILL NOT be accepted at try-outs. Space is limited so register early.

Registration for the Fall Season for Cheerleaders will be accepted at try-outs.



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What are the age groups for football players?
Players are assigned to one of the following four divisions based on their age as of July 31.
  • Freshman: 5-6 Years of Age
  • Sophomore: 7-8 Years of Age
  • Juniors: 9-10 Years of Age
  • Seniors: 11-12 Years of Age

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What happens during the tryout?
Players are weighed and measured and will be fitted for their uniforms. Each Player will then try out in front of all of the coaches of his division. In the try-out, the players are required to run a timed 40 yard dash, run a timed agility test, attempt to catch a football thrown by a coach, throw a football to a coach, and tackle a tackling dummy. Additional drills may be implemented. Before the players are dismissed, the coaches have an opportunity to ask each Player a few questions about their athletic experience. Each Coach then evaluates the players based on their own criteria. At the end of tryouts the Coaches draw for draft position.
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What should I bring to tryouts and how long will they last?
Players are encouraged to wear a T-shirt, shorts, socks, and football cleats. Tryouts usually last about one hour.
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Who are the coaches?
All of the coaches are volunteers. Most have previous football coaching and/or playing experience. Many of the coaches have coached in the SCFL in the past. The coaches go through a screening and evaluation process by the Board of Directors in an effort to find the most qualified coaches. This is not an easy job. If you have prior coaching and/or playing experience, please let us know. We are always looking for individuals who are willing to share their time to develop the youth of our community.
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