ROSTERS RELEASED TO COACHES WEDNESDAY, JULY 19th.
2017 FM ATHLETICS YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION
(701) 212-8775 | www.fmathletics.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fargo Athletics, Inc. was formed in 1972 to help promote youth football in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The organization is a non-profit corporation. There were over 1600 players involved in the program during the 2016 season.
The philosophy of FM Athletics is to provide an opportunity for all youth to play football, including those who might not otherwise have the chance. It is the intent of the league to foster sportsmanship, team play, and leadership. A limited number of scholarships are available. If you desire to pursue this option, please contact us via phone or email. All scholarship information is kept strictly confidential.
Because of the complexity of rostering 1600+ players, registrants (as well as coaching candidates) cannot be guaranteed placement on the same team or with the same coaching group each year. Additionally, we are unable to accommodate specific carpool or friend/teammate requests at this time. Teams are formed on a first-registered, first-rostered basis.
Athlete and Parent Code of Conduct:
Any verbal or physical abuse of officials, coaches, board members and/or other unsportsman-like conduct will not be tolerated. Only players, officials, medical personnel and board members are allowed on the fields due to safety issues and insurance liability. Failure to comply with this code may result in disciplinary action and/or removal from the league.
2017 Weight Limits/Restrictions:
4th Grade/Instructional: Weight up to 140 lbs.
5/6th Grade Division: Weight at/below 165 lbs.
7/8th Grade Division: No weight limit.
You must play the interior line if you are at or above these weights (without exceeding weight limits in each division):
4th Grade: 101 lbs.
5/6th Grade: 126 lbs.
7/8th Grade: 151 lbs.
*Players are allowed one weigh-in on the day of equipment issue.
2017 Age Requirements:
7/8th grade: Must be age 14 or YOUNGER on August 31st of the upcoming season.*
5/6th grade: Must be age 12 or YOUNGER on August 31st of the upcoming season.*
*A birth certificate may be required at the league's discretion.
• After season play has begun (August 1st, 2017), no refunds will be given.
• Registering online is mandatory after June 20th. No paper forms will be processed after this date.
• All registrations submitted after June 20th may not be accepted based upon availability, and must include the buyout ($120) as noted on the Fee Schedule.
Each player must either fully participate in the fundraising option by selling a minimum of 10 units (at $10 per unit), or choose the fundraiser BUYOUT OPTION ($120). After June 20th, the buyout option is mandatory. FUNDRAISING IS NOT OPTIONAL. If less than 10 units are sold, the player must pay the difference (Example: sell 5 units, player must pay for 5 units/ $50). At the close of the season, those who have not fully participated ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN DOME GAMES.
Games are played on Saturdays, Sunday afternoons (Moorhead Centennial games only), and some weekday evenings as field availability dictates. 7/8th grade games are generally held on weekday evenings. Practices are scheduled by each team’s coach and are held 3-4 days per week after school or in the evening. (No practices held on Wednesday evenings).
2017 Dates to Note:
July 25 OR 26 MANDATORY baseline concussion testing for ALL athletes who are NEW TO THE PROGRAM in 2017. Testing will be conducted at Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (2301 25th Street S. Fargo). Please watch the website for specific appointment times, scheduled by team. **Testing is only mandatory for registrants who are NEW TO THE PROGRAM this season (ALL grades), and is free of charge if completed at scheduled appointment time.**
Testing for athletes who are NOT NEW to the program is being offered (at parent's request, NOT mandatory), at a cost of $50/athlete. Appointments can be made by calling Sanford directly: (701) 417-6000.
July 31 Non-contact practice starts this week.
August 4, 5, 6 Equipment Pick-Up and Weigh-In at MetroRec Center (3110 Main Avenue, Fargo.)
August 7 Contact practice starts this week.
August 9 Alternate weigh-in and equipment pick-up date.
No practice this date!
August 12 Jamboree Day for 4, 5 and 6th grade teams.
Centennial Park, 2600 15th Avenue North, Moorhead.
*Some team pictures will be taken on this date.
August 17 Regular season games for all grade levels begins.
NO games will be scheduled Labor Day Weekend (September 2nd-4th, 2017).