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Welcome to the Dacula Athletic Association's Football Program! Dacula Football is a voting member of the Gwinnett Football League (GFL). The Dacula Football Board supports and actively participates in the GFL and adheres to all rules set forth by this governing body. All dates and schedules are established by the GFL. Although every effort is made, schedules are usually not complete until Jamboree week.

2017 Football Board

(You may click on any name to send an email. To copy an email address, RIGHT CLICK on the board member's name and select "Copy Email Address")

Member Name Board Position Phone Term
Greg Cox Director 770-597-7946 10/2017
Tasha Allen
Treasurer
678-824-2253 10/2017
Leroy Ranel
Communications
678-377-5935 10/2017
KC Cox
TBD
404-414-7954 10/2017
Tim Irons
Uniforms Coordinator (Ordering & Vendor Contact)
678-900-3875 10/2018
Ernest Jackson TBD
404-406-9540  10/2017
Bowdie Jenkins
Concessions Coordinator
773-231-9349 10/2017
Allyson Johnson
Coordinator 678-751-0199 10/2018
Allison Perry 
Secretary 678-598-2139 10/2018
Tony Pichetto
GFL Rep Coordinator  770-842-3815 10/2017
Will Williams
Assistant Director 770-601-3603 10/2017

 

2017 Football Information

 

Raffle Fundraiser
Our raffle fundraiser is a MANDATORY part of player participation. Every player is required to pay $60 during the registration process and will be given $60 worth of raffle tickets (30 tickets valued at $2 each). Our raffle fundraiser is actually our way of helping parents recoup some of the investment of registration. Since our program requires that we collect $285 per player in order to cover all costs for our season, instead of charging parents a flat $285 registration fee we opt to provide a means for parents to get back a portion of their dues. Tickets may be picked up at any of the scheduled walk-up registrations when players are fitted for uniforms. The money raised from selling the tickets is your family's to keep as reimbursement for the up-front payment you made during registration. Alternatively, you may choose to keep some or even all of them so that you have multiple entries to put into the drawing. The drawing will be done during games on opening weekend of the season and announced via Facebook.

Team Volunteers Every weekend that your team plays at home, your team mom will be required to schedule parent volunteers to cover the following areas:

  • THREE volunteers to work in the concession stand for the 90 minutes PRIOR to all home games. Your team's shift will begin an hour and 45 minutes prior to your game's start time and end 15 minutes prior to the start of your game.
  • THREE volunteers for chain gang DURING your game.
  • ONE volunteer to announce your game


Please be prepared to volunteer for your team at least once during the season.

Birth Certificates
If you have not submitted an original birth certificate that has been certified by DAA then you will need to bring an original, raised seal birth certificate and a copy of that birth certificate to walk up registration or the first day of evaluations. This is for players that are NEW to Dacula Football and for any returning player who did NOT play the previous season. Returning players from the 2015 season should already be on file - please check with your team mom from last season to ensure that she still possesses your child's certified copy of the birth certificate or you will need to resubmit that. We will review your original, stamp the copy to verify that we have seen the original and return your original birth certificate back to you immediately. We will keep the new, stamped copy on file as long as you play each consecutive season in Dacula. If you do not play one season, your files are shredded and you will need to resubmit your player's birth certificate for certification when he returns to our park to play. WE ONLY KEEP CERTIFICATION RECORDS FROM THE PREVIOUS SEASON!

Physicals
You MUST bring a completed physical signed by an MD, DO, NP or PA to evaluations. If your age group is not having evaluations you will need to bring it on the first day of practice. We will typically have a "Dacula Physical Day" during the summer after the last walk-up registration. If you attend this event at Dr. Buchanan’s office then your physical is already on file with DAA. The physical MUST be an original with an inked signature - no copies are accepted and no stamped signatures are accepted. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2016 GFL PHYSICAL FORM! 2016 forms will be accepted for the 2017 season. The link will be updated when the 2017 physical form is made available by GFL.

If your physical is completed by your doctor on another form it must specifically say “cleared for football” and you will need to attach the GFL physical to the front of it and fill out the parent section. This is the parent’s responsibility to take care of. Your child WILL NOT be allowed on the field for practice or games without their physical form on file. NO EXCEPTIONS. If your child's physical is not turned in prior to the last certification date, your child will not be able to participate in Dacula football for the 2017 season. Keep in mind DAA has a strict NO REFUND policy.

Equipment Needed
DAA will provide a game jersey, game pants, and game socks. Each family must provide their own player's helmet (Vegas Gold), shoulder pads, 7-piece pads for the pants, and practice apparel (practice pants/mesh jersey), cleats, and a mouth piece that attaches to the helmet. You may also need to provide a girdle depending on the style of the pants from season to season.

GET INVOLVED!!!


We are always in need of volunteers to help with our program's operations. Please contact Allison Perry at footballsecretary@dacula.com if you're interested in volunteering your time to the Football Program.  Some of the opportunities within the Football Program are Uniform Coordinator, Team Mom Coordinator, Concessions Stand Coordinator, GFL Rep Coordinator (which will allow you free entry into all GFL games at any association).

Registration, Raffle, & Spirit Fee

 

Each player will be required to pay $225 for registration, $60 for the raffle fundraiser, and a mandatory $70 spirit fee! More information about the Raffle Fundraiser is located in the body of this page. 100% of the Spirit Fee is allocated to your child’s team budget and covers items such as trophies, jersey lettering, socks, roster shirts, banquet, pep rallies, etc. All fees MUST be paid during registration or set up in an auto-draft installment plan. All installments must be paid in full by July 25th, 2017. NO PLAYER WILL BE ISSUED A UNIFORM UNTIL ALL FEES ARE PAID IN FULL. Uniforms will be issued during Evaluation Days toward the end of July.

GFL Age Chart

 For the 2017 season, please find your player's birthday in the table below to determine his age division.

  • 6 Year Olds: 9/2/10 to 9/1/11
  • 7 Year Olds: 9/2/09 to 9/1/10
  • 8 Year Olds: 9/2/08 to 9/1/09
  • 9 Year Olds: 9/2/07 to 9/1/08
  • 10 Year Olds: 9/2/06 to 9/1/07
  • 11 Year Olds: 9/2/05 to 9/1/06
  • 12 Year Olds: 9/2/04 to 9/1/05
  • 8th Grade: 1/1/02 to 9/1/04

8th Grade Football players can be 13 years old as of and including September 1st through age 15 as of and including December 31st of the current year. You can only play 8th Grade a maximum of two years.

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2017 IMPORTANT DATES


Dates and events listed on this page are subject to change. The best way to ensure you keep up to date on all of the latest information throughout the season is to like the football program's Facebook page and enable notifications.

 Event Name
Description & Details
 Date
Registration
Early bird discounts will apply ONLY on March 20 and 21. Registration closes March 20.  Late registration is May 20 to May 25.  There is a $25 late fee associated with late registrations.  Saturday, March 20 to Thursday, May 25
Summer Football Camp
Hosted by the high school, this 4-day camp is included in your player's registration fee. We will  update you wit the time and specific location.  Monday, July 10 to Thursday, July 13
Evaluations
Evaluations times and location for respective age groups are TBD at this time
TBD
Uniform Distribution Uniforms will be distributed to Team MomsSunday, July 23
GFL Draft Day
Draft times and location for respective age groups are TBD at this time TBD
Practice Schedule
The first day of practice starts July 24.  The first three days of practice for ALL age divisions will be NO PADS/NO CONTACT for conditioning purposes only.Players will need to wear shorts, shirt, cleats, helmet and mouth piece. NO PADS. The GFL mandates that all players must have 3 days of conditioning before they go to full pads. Your head coach will let you know your practice time and field location.

The first two weeks of practice will be Monday - Friday for 2 full hours (6-8pm for 6U-10U and 8-10pm for 11u-8th Grade). Beginning August 7, practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of each week for 1.5 hours (except 8th grade which will remain at 2 full hours). Practice times will be 6-7:30pm for 6U-10U, 7:30-9pm for 11U & 12U, and 7:30-9:30pm for 8th grade unless other arrangements have been made for your particular age division. Check with your coach for schedules specific to your team.

If a player has missed ANY of the first 3 days of a practice, he MUST have 3 days of conditioning before going full pads with the rest of the team.
Monday, July 24
Team Mom Meeting
All Team Mom Managers will need to attend this meeting.  New Head Coaches are also encouraged to come. This meeting will take place at the Dacula Park Activity Building from 4-7pm. Sunday, July 16
Organized Scrimmages & 1st Player Certification Date
Details for team scrimmages will be communicated out by your team mom. Player certification is very important. In order for your player to be certified by the GFL to play you must have turned into your team mom the following three forms: Birth Certificate, Physical, and GFL Code of Conduct. Saturday, July 28
Picture Day
Picture times and locations will be communicated to each team by the Team Manager. We generally host picture day at the Dacula High School stadium. A schedule of times is released once we receive those from the photographer. Sunday, August 13
Jamboree
Jamboree, like the regular season, is scheduled by GFL and is released toward the beginning of August. Details regarding Jamboree will be communicated to each team by the team mom. You can click here to view last season's information if you'd like to get an idea of how Jamboree typically is.  Saturday, August 12
Raffle Tickets
Parents will turn in ONLY the STUB portion of each raffle ticket to their team mom during practice the week PRIOR to Week 1 of the regular season. Turn-In stubs no later than Tuesday, August 16
Week 1 Games & Raffle Drawing
The schedules are put together by the GFL Executive Board. Due to the complexity of the organization schedules are done by hand and are not usually available until the week before the season starts. Dacula has no control over the scheduling. The raffle drawing will take place during halftime of the last game played at Dacula. August 20
Playoffs Playoff games span three weeks and include two preliminary rounds as well as one semifinal round. The winners of these rounds determine which two associations will play in the championship game for each age group. October 22
Championship Games
The championship game involves the best two teams in the league for each age group. November 12

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