New to Football: A Guide for Parents

Welcome to the Exciting World of Youth Tackle Football!

If you’re new to the world of youth tackle football, you’re embarking on an exciting journey alongside your child. At 805 Warhawks, we understand that starting something new can be both thrilling and a little overwhelming. This guide is here to provide you with an overview of what to expect in a typical football season, helping you navigate this incredible experience with confidence.


Overview of a Typical Football Season:

  • Registration and Team Placement:
      • Begin by exploring the age-specific teams we offer, ranging from Mighty Mite to Senior. Select the appropriate team based on your child’s age.
      • Complete the online registration process, providing necessary information and ensuring your child is placed in the right team for their skill level and age group.
  • Pre-Season Preparation:
      • Before the official season kicks off, there is typically a pre-season period. During this time, players attend conditioning sessions and practices to prepare physically and mentally for the season ahead.
  • Practice Schedule:
      • Regular practices are a crucial part of player development. Practices focus on skill-building, teamwork, and understanding game strategies.
      • Check the schedule provided by your coach for specific practice times and locations. Consistent attendance is key to individual and team progress.
  • Game Days:
      • Football season brings the excitement of game days! Check the game schedule to plan accordingly. Home games are typically held at [Location], and away games involve travel to neighboring communities.
      • On game days, players should arrive early, well-prepared with their gear, and in the team uniform. Cheer on your child and their teammates from the sidelines!
  • Team Events and Community Involvement:
      • Beyond practices and games, football fosters a sense of community. Participate in team events, fundraisers, and community activities that contribute to the overall program experience.
  • Parent Involvement:
      • Parents play a vital role in supporting their young athletes. Attend parent meetings, stay informed through regular communication channels, and encourage a positive environment for both players and fellow parents.
  • End-of-Season Celebrations:
      • The culmination of the season is often marked by end-of-season celebrations, recognizing the hard work and achievements of players, coaches, and parents. It’s a time to reflect on the growth and friendships formed throughout the season.

Tips for Parents of New Football Players:

  • Communication is Key:
      • Regularly check emails, newsletters, and the team website for updates. Coaches and program organizers will provide important information about schedules, events, and any changes.
  • Encourage and Support:
      • Celebrate your child’s progress, regardless of the outcome of games. Encourage a positive attitude, teamwork, and good sportsmanship both on and off the field.
  • Connect with Other Parents:
      • Build a sense of community by connecting with other parents. Share experiences, offer support, and enjoy the journey together.
  • Ask Questions:
      • If you ever have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to the coaching staff or program organizers. Clear communication ensures a positive experience for everyone involved.

At 805 Warhawks, we’re thrilled to welcome you and your child to our football family. The season ahead is not just about the game; it’s about growth, teamwork, and creating lasting memories. Embrace the journey, enjoy the camaraderie, and savor every moment of this exciting new chapter in your child’s life.

If you have any specific questions or need further information, feel free to reach out to us here. We look forward to sharing a fantastic football season with you and your family!