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Rules

Fitz League Rules: grades 3-4.

Schedule: Practice Mondays & Tuesdays. Games on Wednesdays.

Registration cost: $120.00 per player

  • Players will play approximately 50% of the game.

  • Practices are held from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Person Field in CDA.

  • Games will start at 5:30 with 30-minute running clock halves and a 5-minute halftime

  • No Blitzing: Linebackers should read and fill holes but no pre-snap jumps.

  • Mandatory 4-4 stack defense

  • Defensive ends must be lined up directly in front of the tackle or tight end.

  • Defensive tackles must line up directly in front of guards. 

  • Offense starts with the ball starts at the 40-yard line.

  • Offense will take snaps from under-center.

  • Shotgun snaps are not allowed in grades 3-4.

  • Fumbles and Interceptions will cause a non-advanceable change of possession and the ball will be placed on the 40.

  • After week one bobbled center-QB exchanges are a live fumble and can be recovered.   (Week 1 is a dead-ball)

  • After week one we use a 45 second play clock (violations result in a loss-of-down)

  • We allow one coach to be on the field with the players to help them line up and call plays in grades 3-4.

  • Any games missed due to weather are not guaranteed to be made up.

  • Penalties are coached and corrected, but are not penalized for yardage. This is a fundamental football league in grades 3-4.

  • Sideline misconduct or unsportsmanlike conduct are both assessed to the head coach. This includes actions of parents, guardians, assistant coaches, and players. We hold our coaches responsible to maintain a positive sideline demeanor. On the 2nd flag in a single-game for these violations, the head coach will be ejected.


Coeur d'Alene Jr. Tackle Football Rules: Grades 5-8
Registration cost: 
$170.00 per player

  • We will play by High School rules except for:

  • Each player is expected to play a minimum of 10 plays including special teams.

  • Quarters will be 12 minutes long.

  • Halftime will be 7 minutes long.

  • There will be NO ball carrier weight limit.

  • Kickoffs will start from the 40-yard line.

  • Punts and extra points will be live.

  • Extra Point Scoring will be: 1 point for a successful run or pass. 2 points for a successful kick.

  • The chain crew will be on the home team side of the field, and will be provided by the home team.

  • At Persons field the inside of each field will be the home side. (For clock and scoreboard purposes.)

  • When a team is 21 or more points ahead in the second half a running clock CAN be imposed at the losing coaches discretion. (At Person Field if the 2-hour time limit is going to be overran a board member can impose a running clock to attempt to get games back on schedule.

  • If a player misses practice time or has a discipline problem this rule can be waved for that week, at the coaches discretion.

  • Any games missed due to weather are not guaranteed to be made up.

  • Sideline misconduct or unsportsmanlike conduct are both assessed to the head coach. This includes actions of parents, guardians, assistant coaches, and players. We hold our coaches responsible to maintain a positive sideline demeanor. On the 2nd flag in a single-game for these violations, the head coach will be ejected.

 

INFO FOR ALL GRADES:

  • *Weather cancelations: if Airnow.gov has an index score of >150 at 1:00pm on the day of the event, practices and games will be canceled. This applies to all leagues. In the case of canceled practice, teams are NOT permitted to rent or utilize indoor practice facilities for any sort of physical activity. However, they are still able to host team-bonding activities like pizza parties, chalk talk, etc. We build rosters based off residential location to allow our players to be with their classmates and neighbors.

  • Roster alignment: We do not accept or honor requests to play on a specific team, unless the parent/guardian of the player is in a coaching role. We allow up to two coaches with players per team to be guaranteed a spot on their roster. If there is a third coach who would like to be on that team, they are not guaranteed a spot. This helps us ensure that teams are even in talent and no teams are "stacking" rosters.

  • Practice limitations: 3rd and 4th grade players may have a combined total of three practices/games per week. 5th-8th grade may have up to six total days of practice/games per week.

  • Coaching requirements: In order to coach with CDA JR Tackle, you must successfully pass a background check and must hold an active USA Football Heads Up certification. If you are interested in being a Head Coach, you must interview with the Jr Tackle Board and be selected for the position. If you are applying to be an assistant coach, the decision to bring you on their coaching staff will be left solely to the Head Coach. If a Head Coach for any reason does not need additional assistance or does not wish you add you to their staff, then you will not be permitted to assist in practices or games.

  • Game time: Players in the 3rd and 4th grade will play approximately 50% of the game, depending on team roster size. Players in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade have a minimum play standard of 10 plays including special teams. Game play can be scaled back at the coaches discretion due to players having unexcused practice absences or for misconduct disciplinary measures.

  • Sportsmanship: We require great sportsmanship when it comes to our players, coaches, and parents. Any sideline misconduct by a player, coach, or parent will result in the team being assessed a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. If any individual is flagged multiple times for sideline demeanor, the referee will call a stop to the game and that individual will be asked to leave the field.

  • Changing teams: We do not allow players to request to switch teams from year to year. The only time we will honor this is when a player has a parent who is now coaching a different team, or potentially if the player has a residential relocation.

  • Equipment regulations: Players are not permitted to put decals on their helmets or patches on their uniforms. They also may not use visors on helmets. Coaches may not require their teams to purchase a certain color sock, glove, or equipment unless that coach is paying for the items himself. Coaches may also not solicit parents to raise money for pizza parties, uniform upgrades, etc. If a coach or parent would like to buy jerseys for the team to use, they must be approved by the league and will be donated at the end of the season. No jerseys will be allowed to have player names printed on the back of them. Pants should be white in color for the 3rd and 4th grade. For grades 5-8, they should be all black. Players will wear rubber or plastic football cleats only (no metal spikes).

  • Head injuries: Any player suspected of having a head injury or concussion will be removed from the playing field immediately. They will need to have a physician clear them to return to physical activity before they can rejoin the team.

  • Sports physicals: We require players to have an annual sports physical completed in order to participate in any practice or game.


 

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Coeur d Alene Jr Tackle Football

P.O. Box 658 
Coeur d Alene, Idaho 83816

Email: [email protected]

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P.O. Box 658 
Coeur d Alene, Idaho 83816

Email: [email protected]

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