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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What has Coeur d'Alene Junior Tackle done to help promote safety?
- Our two top priorities are sportsmanship and safety. In effort to promote the safest form of play possible, we have taken the following measures.
- All staff, coaches, and team representatives are USA Football Heads Up certified. To see more about Heads Up Football CLICK HERE
- We recently upgrades all of our helmets to the industry leader, Schutt.
- We teach "Seahawk tackling" form. This means less hard collisions and more effective tackling.
Q: Who is eligible to play?
A: Students entering 3rd-8th grade in Coeur d'Alene, Dalton Gardens, or Hayden areas.
Q: What are the requirements to coach a team?
A: You do not need to have a child in the league in order to coach. If you have a passion for the game of football and complete the USA Football Heads Up Certification program, we will interview you as a prospective coach.
*Background checks will be performed on all new coaching applicants*

Q: Where can I learn about player safety and concussion prevention?
- is a free sports concussion class.

Q: Who do I call if I have a problem?
- If there is any sort of issue with playing time, coaching demeanor, or any other situations of adversity, we ask that you personally bring issues directly to the team rep and/or Head Coach. By doing this, you allow the coaching staff to clarify, adapt, or make necessary changes. As a league that has been successfully run for decades, this is the most efficient way of handling issues. If the issue persists or does not resolve, we as a board will step in to have any conversations necessary to the remedy the situation. Too often we see parents, guardians, or players bottling issues in private and not wanting to bring them to the attention of the coaching staff, hindering their ability to effectively handle the conflict. Remember, all league board members, head coaches, team reps, etc are all volunteers who are spending their free time investing in our youth.

Q: We had an accident on the field . What do we do?
- Notify the Head Coach
- Follow this link and fill out the form. Accident Form
Our insurance is secondary to yours, if you do not have insurance ours becomes the primary.

Q: When will games be held?
- Most games for grades 5-8 will be held on Saturday's.
- 3rd & 4th grade (Fitz league) games will be held on Wednesday's.

Q: How will it be determined which team I am placed on?
- We do not accommodate requests for players to join a specific roster to be with a friend or coach. Teams are assigned based on geographic regions. We split teams primarily by CHS and LCHS boundaries. These boundaries are then split into smaller sections in an attempt to create even teams. This is all done on a first come first serve basis. Team roster will usually stay in tact from 5th-8th grade unless a player leaves or signs up late. If you sign up late or come into the league in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade you will be placed on the team that the league selects, based on either team size or area.

Q: Can we buy our own uniforms?
- Yes But.....
- They must be league approved; and you must attend a board meeting to get full instructions.
- They must be donated to the league when done

Q: What color football pants can I wear to games?
-White pants only in 3rd & 4th grade.
-Black pants only in 5th-8th grade


Q: When does my player need to have the physical form to the coach?
- Physicals are required ANNUALLY.
- All players must have a physical submitted by the first practice in order to participate.

Q: What accessories or self-provided equipment is allowed?
- We allow the following types of items: Sweatbands, gloves, socks, eye-black, chinstraps, helmets, shoulder pads, mouth guards.
- We DO NOT ALLOW the following types of items: helmet visors (regardless of shade), metal cleats, last names or patches on jerseys, stickers on helmets.  
Q: We want our team to get upgrades jerseys or team socks. What do we do?
- Teams and coaches are never permitted to solicit parents to provide extra money for upgraded jerseys or socks. If a parent would like to personally pay for these and provide them to the team, that is acceptable. Any solicitation or attempt to obtain extra money from players or parents is a conduct violation and will be dealt with accordingly.        



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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