2022 Spring Flag Registration

WHEN DOES THE SPRING FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION BEGIN?

Now! You can register on this site and pay online. We will be holding some in-person registration dates in late January and February. Continue to the bottom of this page to register.

WHEN DOES THE SPRING FLAG FOOTBALL SEASON RUN?

Our season begins in mid-March and ends before Memorial Day weekend. We run an 8 week regular season and 2 week playoff.

WHAT AGES ARE ALLOWED?

We run Spring Flag for all boys and girls age 4 through 13. Ages are effective January 1st. Teams are grouped by age. Generally the divisions will be 6U / 9U / 11U / 13U but we may adjust based on numbers. Also, players may be moved up or down an age group based on skill, size or other factors.

WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE COVER? WHAT DO I PROVIDE?

Your fee covers all field permit fees, NFL Flag insurance and referee fees. We provide all players with a game jersey, shorts, socks and flags. You will need to provide your player with grass cleats (no metal) and a mouthpiece.

ARE THERE ANY RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS OR WARDOGS MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS?

Absolutely not. We are an authorized NFL Flag organization and are able to accept players without restriction. We even have players from other youth tackle organizations play Spring Flag with us. Nothing stopping you.

CAN I REGISTER A WHOLE TEAM?

Possibly. If you wish to register an entire team or teams, please contact Bill Smith at wardogsayf@gmail.com. We will not accept established tournament teams. We will consider each request individually and if it makes sense for all involved we will do it.

CAN MY PLAYER BE PLACED WITH OTHER PLAYERS?

If two players are in the same age grouping and their guardians wish for them to play together we can arrange it. You must let us know at the time of registration the player(s) you would like your player to be paired with.

HOW ARE TEAMS FORMED?

Randomly. It is the only fair way in our opinion. Drafts aren’t fair. Kids do not show or tank their performances for coaches to stack teams. It happens more than you may think. All players in a group are assigned a number. We do a live drawing with all coaches. A randomizer selects the numbers in order and that is how teams are formed. Also, if a player registers after the draft they will also be assigned randomly.

2022 Spring Flag Registration

1st Player Name(Required)
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2nd Player Name
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3rd Player Name
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Guardian Name(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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Wardogs Elite Tackle End of Season Party

Purchase tickets for the end of season party.

PLEASE MAKE PAYMENT TO ONE OF OUR ELECTRONIC ACCOUNTS. WHEN PAYING, ENTER THE PLAYER NAME IN COMMENTS. PLEASE KEEP EMAIL RESPONSE FOR ENTRY AT PARTY. THANK YOU!!

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DOCUMENTS

How is the Board of Directors elected?

Incumbent board members can express their interest in retaining their position or moving into a new position at the end of their term. Those interested in applying for a board position for the first time will need to submit their interest via email to wardogsayf@gmail.com. Interested parties can submit a resume or a brief overview of any experience pertinent to the desired position.

Once the submission period ends, the President will select the Executive Board. Once the Executive Board is in place, they will select the Board of Directors and then all parties will select the Commissioners and Managers.

Are there any requirements for applying for a position?

Yes. All board members (and volunteers) must pass a PA State criminal background check. All bank depositors must provide a credit report in good standing.

Executive board members must be a member of Wardogs Elite for two calendar years and have a proven history of experience relative to their desired position.

Board of Directors members must be a member of Wardogs Elite for one calendar year and have a basic understanding of their desired position.

What kind of commitment is being a board member?

Anywhere from substantial to minor. If you desire an Executive Board or Director position, you need to prepare to be a year long participant as we run through several season blocks. Commissioners and Managers are expected to be engaged throughout the season but will primarily volunteer during a specific season block.

How do I apply?

Send an email to wardogsayf@gmail.com and provide your standard contact information, any current players that are in the program and which position(s) you are applying for. If you wish to provide information or a resume please do. You will be contacted confirming we received your inquiry and further details.

I want to help. Do I have to be a Board Member?

Absolutely not. There are various committees drawn up to handle specific events and activities. We also need game day volunteers and teams need parents to assist with registration, play counting and player control. There is plenty to do.

Tackle FAQ

What does it mean that Wardogs are now “Unlimited”?

Wardogs Football, now Wardogs Elite, has joined the PA Elite AYF organization. As a result, we are now an Unlimited weight tackle football program. This means that players are now grouped by age as opposed to weight. Players will no longer be required to meet a weight limit.

Is this safe?

Yes. Football is a contact sport and inevitably, injuries happen. What various studies suggest however is that the frequency and injury types are consistent across both weighted and unlimited football. Additionally, studies show that injuries are less prevalent among players ages 5 through 9 in unlimited football. There are various studies out there and this is a good article with reference material:

https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/research/news_and_pubs/caravel/archive/2018/2018-injuries-in-youth-football.php

How much is registration?

Registration is as follows:

Early Registration: $175 (register by 5/1)

Registration: $200 (register by 8/1)

Late Registration: $250 (register after 8/1)

There will also be a couple of pop up registration events at a lower price. These will be advertised on our social media and will be limited availability.

Your flyer says that football is free. How is that?

When you pay your registration fee in full, you are given raffle tickets to sell. These tickets are for cash prizes and are drawn at our annual homecoming game. When you sell these tickets, you keep the money. So, you pay $200 in registration, we give you 20 tickets to be sold for $10 each and you keep that money. That is how we say registration is free.

What does registration include?

All league and association fees, insurance, township fees and a player banquet ticket are included with registration.

Also included are two custom football jerseys, with player name and jersey number, 1 pair of integrated game pants and two pair of socks. We will also provide a mouthpiece if needed, although we recommend you get one suitable for your specific player needs.

What do I need to provide myself?

Football helmet, shoulder pads and integrated practice pants. You will also need cleats (non-metal) and we recommend a mouthpiece (not red, needs a leash).

The cost of all of these items starts around $150. We will provide you with information on where and what to buy. Upon request, we will provide you with a flyer to take to our vendor and they will get you what you need.

What else will I need?

Identification. If your child is 10 or over, they will need a state issued photo identification card or recent passport. If the child is under 10, passport or original birth certificate is required. Besides this, you will need to provide a report card for your player and will need to fill out a couple of forms.

Details about acquiring the ID can be found here: https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Driver-Services/Photo-ID2/Pages/Get%20An%20ID.aspx

What are the ages you register?

Ideally we will register every age allowed in PA Elite which is currently 6U/7U/8U/9U/10U/11U/12U/13U/14U.

Over the last 5 years we have historically registered 5 to 7 teams depending on ages and weights. Removing weights from the process, we expect to field on the high end of that range. We do not expect a player to have to play beyond 1 year of their playing age. For example, a 9 year old, regardless of size will only play with kids 10 years old at the oldest.

Do I have to live in a specific school district or township to participate?

Absolutely not. We currently accept boys and girls age 4 through 14 from all surrounding school districts and townships. Being the premier Unlimited youth football organization in the county, we want all kids to experience playing for a top tier organization on a state of the art field.

Where are practices and games?

Practice and home games are played at Bristol Township Community Field which is located at https://goo.gl/maps/gFgRRbfYVNQMcfAw8

Away games will be played in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. All games are generally an hour or less away.

Anything else?

Main thing is to get registered. Once we get your information you get added to the Spond app. This gets you access to our Zoom conference call details, camp schedules and other things not available on our social media. In the meantime, keep an eye on or Facebook page and Instagram.

Wardogs Sponsors

Our sponsors play a critical role in the success of our organization. Without their generosity, we would not be able to provide Fall Tackle and Spring Flag at an affordable rate. Please help us by supporting our friends who support us. The Wardog Way. #WD4L


2022 DONORS

The below have generously donated to Wardogs Elite Athletics for the 2022 season. Community businesses and individuals such as these are the reason we exist and we ask all of Wardog Nation to get out and support these businesses whenever possible. We thank them all for their continued support.

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TOUCHDOWN CONTRIBUTORS


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ELOHIM CLEANING CONTRACTORS, INC


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