Tuckahoe Youth Football & Cheering
We have listed the most frequent questions we get to help answer any question you may have but have not asked yet.
Questions and Answers-
What equipment is provided?
Tuckahoe will provide a certified helmet, (1) game pants with pads, (1) game jersey, (1) practice jersey, and a mouth piece. (Parents will have to purchase shoulder pads and cleats, except Flag). Equipment will be handed out the weeks prior to practice and email communications and web communications will be posted on times and days.
When does practice start?
Practice typically starts the second week in August and official dates will be released on the website and email communications. In 2012, practice will Start August 6th.
What nights do we practice?
During last weeks of summer, Tuckahoe will be practicing Monday thru Friday, but will reduce down to 3 nights a week during the school year. “Metro Football” mandates 7 days of conditioning and no contact drills, so we try to get those days in consecutively to enable the coaches to move to contact drills for the teams that are in tackle. The Cheer teams typically practice two nights a week and those days will be determined and shared with all participants.
Who is Metro?
Metro Football association is the Football “Governing Body” for 20 teams in the Richmond area. Metro has a board that is made up of representatives of each team and they make decisions on required equipment, practice times, game times, and many other issues as they relate to our football program
How long is Practice?
Practice is typically 1:45 minutes. With the need to stretch and warm the kids up, we will roughly have an hour and fifteen minutes to practice all facets of the game. Practice is typically 6:15 to 8pm
How late can I wait till I register my child or children?
You can register with Tuckahoe Youth Football and Cheering up until the rosters are finalized with METRO YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. That is typically right before the first official game in September. However, the longer you wait, the more the registration fees increase. We encourage all players to register during our early registration period starting Feb 5, 2011.
What is the mandatory fundraising fee?
Tuckahoe Youth Football’s success is dependent upon fundraising to ensure new equipment is purchased and continually inspected and/or replaced to ensure the players safety. In doing so, it has become essential to fundraise to keep our enrollment costs as reasonable as possible. Tuckahoe currently does raffle, and each family is responsible for selling a minimum of 20(twenty) $2.00 raffle tickets that need to be sold within our community. We require each family to prepay for those raffle tickets and then sell them in the local community or even outside the community to friends and family. The winners do not need to be present to win. The board and other volunteers will seek out donated goods for smaller raffle prizes, but there will also be cash gift cards, Tuckahoe Spirit Wear, and merchandise gift cards. This raffle is done in accordance to Virginia Department of Agriculture and all winners will be required to fill necessary paperwork as required by state law.
Do I have to volunteer?
All parents are required to volunteer to ensure the Youth Football and Cheering Program can be successful. There is a list of volunteer roles on the website. Parent volunteers will work 2-3 shifts in the concession stand the entire season, or volunteer to be a Play by Play announcer for their child’s game, or work on the chain crew or simply help out where help is needed. We ask for about 5 hours of volunteer time from each family during the course of the season.