Q: When does the 2021 fall registration period for football and cheerleading open and close for the fall season?
A: Online registration opens on April 1st for the 2021 fall season and will close July 19th.
Q: What is the registration fee?
A: Registration fees are determined on an annual basis. For the fall 2021 season, non-flag level football and cheerleading costs $225.00 per athlete. Flag-level football and cheerleading costs $100 per athlete. All Athletes must participate in the League's mandatory calendar fundraiser which is an additional $50 per athlete which is included in the total fee (i.e. $275 for non-flag level football and cheerleading and $150 for flag-level). However, families have the ability to "earn back" that $50 fee by selling $5 raffle tickets and keeping the sales from those raffle tickets.
Q: Are financial scholarships available for athletes?
A: Financial scholarship offerings are determined on an annual basis and are dependent upon the League's current financial viability. Payment plans are often offered to help off-set the immediate financial burden to a family. For 2021, no payment will be required at the time of sign-up. However, 50% of the balance will be due by June 22nd. The remaining balance will be due by July 19th. Athletes will not receive their cheer uniform or football helmet with an outstanding balance. Please contact the League's President for more information. Please go here for information on the current President: /Site/More/Contacts
Q: When does the football and cheerleading fall season begin and end?
A: Pre-season practices and conditioning typically begin the first week of August. Regular season football games begin on Labor Day and run through mid-October. The cheerleading season is a bit longer for teams that participate at the competition level for local, state, regional, and national competitions which can run through early December.
Q: How frequent are practices?
A: During the month of August, non-flag level teams typically practice Monday-Thursday between 5:45-8. Once school begins, practice ends slightly earlier to account for school. Flag level football and cheerleading typically practice 2 times a week (Tuesday and Thursday) between 6-7:30. However, please refer to your Head Coach for more exact details.
Q: How frequent are games? When are they home and away?
A: The football season plays 8 regular-season games. The EMASS conference tries to ensure that each town has 4 home games and 4 away games throughout the season. Regular season games are held on Saturdays and/or Sunday's depending on field availability. Please refer to your Head Coach for scheduling updates and confirmations.
Q: Where are practices and home games held?
A: Please go here for location information: /Site/More/Locations
Q: Do you play a grade-based or weight-based program for football?
A: The White Hawks are part of the Eastern Mass conference for AYF which is a grade-based/age-protected program.
Q: What is the youngest age and grade allowed to participate in football and/or cheerleading?
A: Athletes the age of 5 before 7/31 of the current calendar year and entering Kindergarten are eligible.
Q: What is the maximum age and grade allowed to participate in football and/or cheerleading?
A: Athletes entering into 8th grade in the fall of the current calendar year and not turning 15 on or before 8/1 are eligible.
Q: What social media accounts can I follow for the latest information?
A: Please see our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/attleborowhitehawks
Q: Who do I contact with more questions?
A: Please send us a Facebook message (see link above) or email: AWHFootballCheer@gmail.com
Q: If the 2021 fall season is impacted because of COVID-19, will my registration fee be refunded?
A: Refunds are not provided once the fall season has begun (August 1st) unless the child is not medically cleared to participate. However, in the event that we are unable to have a full and complete season (August 1st - October 30th) due to COVID-19 protocols, our Executive Board will come together and discuss the best approach for handling registration fees and/or possible refunds/credits.
Page last updated on 7/1/2021