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Welcome to The Wareham Tigers Athletic Association Tackle Football 
2022 Registration Page!

HOME OF THE OCYFL 2021 MITES SUPERBOWL CHAMPS!

Online Registration is now OPEN!

Please read all the information on this page.
It has all pertinent information to help facilitate an easier and more efficient registration process.

The WTAA Tackle Football program participates in the Old Colony Youth Football League. This means we will be playing local towns with comparable program sizes. We will also travel to games as an organization. We follow NFHS rules with some slight differences within the OCYFL Bylaws. We offer Tackle Football programs for boys and girls who are going into grades 2 - 8 in the fall of 2021, and are ages 7-15. (Must not turn 15 before 11/30/2022) 

  • Registration Period for Tackle Football is 6/2022 until 8/02/2022.
  • Registrations received after the deadline date will NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

  •  Playing Levels
    • NEW THIS SEASON!!!!
      • NEW MIGHTY MITES TEAM
      • We are excited to announce that we are opening up the tackle football program to grades 1-2 for the fall 2022 season! This program is called the "Mighty Mites".
      • Open to players going into grades 1 and 2 for the fall 2022 season.
    •  Mites (C-Squad)
      • Grades- Two (2) through four (4) (See Note 1)
      • Age - No Mite player shall attain the age of ten (10) prior to July 1st, but must attain the age of seven (7) by September 1st.
      • Weight- At the official, scheduled weigh-in, the maximum weight will not exceed 105 pounds. If the player misses the weight but weighs under the season ending weight of 115 pounds they will be allowed to stay on the roster and work their way into eligibility as the season progresses. If a player weighs over 115 pounds he/she will have an option to play as a Pee Wee. Rosters will be adjusted accordingly.
    • Pee Wee (B-Squad)
      • Grades- Five (5) through six (6)
      • Age- No Pee Wee player shall attain the age of twelve (12) prior to July 1st. (See Note 1)
      • Weight- At the official, scheduled weigh-in, the maximum weight will not exceed 130 pounds. If the player misses the weight but weighs under the season ending weight of 140 pounds they will be allowed to stay on the roster and work their way into eligibility as the season progresses. If a player weighs over 140 pounds he/she will have an option to play as a Midget. Rosters will be adjusted accordingly.
    • Midget (A-Squad)
      • Grades- Seven (7) through eight (8)
      • Age- No Midget player shall attain the age of fifteen (15) prior to November 15th of the current year. However, no player, regardless of the aforementioned requirements, shall participate in the tackle football program if he or she is in the ninth grade of school.
      • Weight- At the official, scheduled weigh-in, the maximum weight will not exceed 175 pounds. Each player must make official weight. If the player misses the weight but weighs under the season ending weight of 175 pounds they will be allowed to stay on the roster and work their way into eligibility as the season progresses. If
    • Note 1:  If a player has a June birthday, and if they are in the same grade as the other younger players, that player is allowed to play at the player’s grade level if the player so chooses. 
  • Season Schedule 
    • Preseason
      • Preseason Conditioning
        • Preseason Conditioning Camp begins July 11th. Condition Camp is on Mondays Wednesdays, and Fridays, 6:00-7:30 PM. Location is at Palmer Field, 138 High St. Wareham, MA. 
        • Athletes should wear shorts and t-shirts and cleats (must not be metal or detachable cleats. Cleats must be molded and not able to be removed from sole).
        • Athletes must bring a personal water bottle with athlete's name marked on the bottle.
        • Participation is optional however, it is deeply encouraged. Athletes gain the necessary physical conditioning needed to better prepare for the regular season. Conditioning also provides added safety. Athletes that participate in conditioning camp tend to earn more playing time during the regular season. Be sure your athlete attends to ensure their viability for the season.
      • Preseason practices are usually about 4 weeks. For 2022, practices will begin on August 11th. Practices will be 3-5 days a week until school starts. After school begins practices drop to 2-3 days a week. There will also be at least one preseason scrimmage against another town within the OCYFL. The WTAA understands that players may have vacation conflicts with preseason football. We would like to remind parents that during the preseason, coaches use this time to condition, evaluate, teach fundamentals, emphasize the importance of proper tackling techniques, as well as teaching defensive and offensive strategies for the season. When your player misses this time, coaches will not have the time in place to catch the player up to speed with his/her teammates. As a result, players will more than likely have less playing time, and more condition and evaluation time, than their fellow teammates that have been attending preseason practices. Coaches will evaluate players and decide when more playing time will be allowed based on attendance, behavior, and performance.
    • Regular Season- Each WTAA football team plays 8 regular season games. The first game will start on Saturday or Sunday September 10/11, 2022. Time and location is TBD.

    • Post Season- Each WTAA football team can potentially have 2 post season games, one playoff game and a Super Bowl Championship. Playoff games are scheduled for November 13, 2022 and the Super Bowl is November 20, 2022. Time and place TBD.

    • OCYFL 8th Grade All Star Game Four players from the Midget (A-Squad) football team  will be selected by the head coach to attend the OCYFL All Star Game. These players are selected for demonstrating leadership qualities, community service, selflessness, athleticism, and good academic standing. These athletes perform at this level both on and off the field in keeping with WTAA morals and values. The All Star game is Scheduled for: Time and place TBD.

    • Post Season Banquet- The WTAA Post Season Banquet is usually the first weekend in December. This event is where all fall sports participants get together for food, awards, and to celebrate the season. Time and location is TBD.
  • Equipment- The WTAA provides helmets, shoulder pads, game pants, as well as game home and away jerseys.
    • Additional equipment required to be purchased by parents:
      • Cleats (must not be metal, must be molded soles and not have removable spikes)
      • Mouth guards (must have tether to attach to face mask) We also recommend getting at least two, players tend to use them as chew toys.
      • Black padded practice pants available HERE on Amazon. You may purchase using any vendor you want as long as the pants are black and have integrated pads.
      • Practice Jersey available HERE on Amazon. You may purchase using any vendor you want as long as the jerseys are black.
    • Equipment Handout and Turn-In- 
    • Equipment will only be handed out to members that have paid their registration fees in full, have an approved financial scholarship application, have no open balances on their accounts, or if they are on a payment plan that is in good standing.

    EQUIPMENT HANDOUT IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY 8/07/2022

    ALL TACKLE FOOTBALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRESENT FOR EQUIPMENT HANDOUT.

    •  There will be a parent meeting preceding the equipment handout time slots. We hold these meetings to answer any questions that parents might have, to inform parents of the proper use of the equipment, and to recruit parent volunteers to help within the WTAA during the Fall Season. As a reminder, equipment will only be handed out to members that have paid their registration fees in full, have an approved financial scholarship application, have no open balances on their accounts, or if they are on a payment plan that is in good standing. No player will be allowed to practice after this date unless they are fully registered and paid in full.
      •   Time Slots are as follows:

        A-Squad (Midgets) Tackle Football
             Parent Meeting - 10:00 AM
             Equipment Handout - 10:15 AM

        B-Squad (Pee Wee) Tackle Football
             Parent Meeting - 11:30 AM
             Equipment Handout - 11:45 AM

        C-Squad (Mites) Tackle Football
             Parent Meeting - 1:00 PM
             Equipment Handout - 1:15 PM

      D-Squad (Mighty Mites) Tackle Football
           
      Parent Meeting - 2:30 PM
           Equipment Handout - 2:45 PM

      Please be sure to arrive on time for your scheduled time slots. Arriving late will hinder the process and create backlogs for other teams. Only players that are on the roster for their respective time slots will receive equipment at that time. Parents can not ask to have their players that may be on different teams arrive at the same time slot to be fitted. Players have to arrive during their respective team's slot.

    • Equipment Turn-In will occur directly after the last game of the season. If your team makes it to the playoffs and super bowl, then the uniforms will be collected immediately after those games. Players should bring clothes to wear for after the game. We will be collecting the equipment before dismissing players from the last game. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE EQUIPMENT HOME AFTER THE LAST GAME.
  • How to Register
    •  1.The first step in the registration process is to create an online account with our program if you don't have one from last season. (Click the "Register Here" button at the bottom of the page). If you have an account already then click "LOGIN" at the top of the page using the same credentials as last season.
    • 2. Select which program you would like to register your participant(s) into. If they played for us last season then they should already be in your account and listed on this page. If this is your first season with us and/or you need to add additional participant(s) then click "+New Participant" and follow the directions. Be sure to select "NO" when you're asked if you are the participant.
      •  OCYFL Requires a copy of your participant(s) Birth Certificate. There is a file upload section you may use within the "Add Participant" section of registration. You may also bring one to our walk-in registration or WTAA weigh-in. Date announced soon.
    •  3. When you get to the payment page you will have a few payment options available to you.
      •  Option 1: If you wish to pay in full then select PAY IN FULL
      •  Option 2: If you wish to use one of our payment plans then select the plan of your liking. 
      •  We accept Visa and MasterCard Debit/Credit cards, cash, and money orders. No personal checks will be accepted.
    • You will receive a confirmation email when you successfully register your participant(s). If you did not receive this email then you have not registered your participant(s) and they will not be able to practice, nor receive equipment. In order to be considered "registered" you MUST either pay your registration fees in full either online or at one of our walk-in registration dates, or be enrolled into one of our payment plans. Those who enroll in a payment plan will be considered registered unless one of your payments does not go through. Please be sure to enter a valid credit/debit card to ensure your participant(s) remain registered.

     

    BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE GAME CHANGER TEAM MANAGER APP!

    THIS IS THE 'ONLY' MEANS TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR TEAM. IT IS AVAILABLE AT THE LINK BELOW.

    https://home.gc.com/teammanager/


    • NEW THIS YEAR
      • NEW NON-VOLUNTEER FEE
        • We have added a "NON-Volunteer Fee" for parents that wish to not have to volunteer for the 2022 season. Parents that pay this optional fee will not be subject to WTAA minimum parent volunteer requirement. The fee is $100.00 and can be paid during the check out process when you register. If you do not pay this fee, and you do not volunteer at an event, then you will be subject to this fee being applied to your account at the end of the season. This fee MUST be then paid before you will be permitted to participate in any future WTAA program.
        • There will be a signup link posted for parents to login to and signup for a position(s) and/or fundraising. Once you signup for your position, AND you show up and actively participate in this position or fundraiser, you will have credit towards your minimum volunteer requirement and will not be subject to this fee.
      • MINIMUM VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT
      • Each WTAA parents/guardians with a registered participant(s) are required to volunteer at at least (3) slots/positions that are posted on the signup link. Spots for Fall Sports include Admissions Gate, Concession Stand, Field Chain Crew, 50/50 Raffle Attendants, and Fundraisers. Coaches and Team Parents automatically receive credit towards their volunteer requirement. Failure to attend the minimum requirements will result in the $100 fee being applied to their account at the end of the season. This fee MUST be then paid before you will be permitted to participate in any future WTAA program.
      • All rostered personnel to include Head/Assistant coaches and Team Parents require CORI checks in accordance with Massachusetts and OCYFL regulation. See our Volunteer Page for more info.
      • We are also looking for teen/student volunteers to help with home games, refereeing flag football games, and other task to help our organization. Build your college application with documented volunteer work for our organization.

For questions or issues with online the registration process please contact our Webmaster at [email protected]
For  other questions or concerns please contact us at [email protected] or call
(508) 332-9159

Thank you and welcome to the WTAA!

                                







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