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DACULA FOOTBALL


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.

2020 Football Information

 

Registration Fees:

The registration fees are used to cover most of the various expenses for the football season. The breakdown of the fees are as follows:

2020 Registration total: $300.00

Raffle $60
Our raffle fundraiser is a MANDATORY part of every players participation (30 tickets valued at $2 each). Our raffle fundraiser is our way of helping parents recoup some of the investment of registration if you choose to sell them.The money raised from selling the tickets is your'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 the raffles  so that you have multiple entries to put into the drawing.  The raffle drawing usually occurs in the beginning of the season and is noted on the ticket. Winners will be announced via social media ( Facebook, website,etc.)

Spirit Fee $25
The spirit fee from registration is submitted to each team manager per player towards the purchase of spirit items decided for the season.

Other cost: $215
The remaining funds are to purchase uniforms, field/park maintenance, start of season association fees, equipment, and game day expenses.


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 2019 season should already be on file. The team manager for the current season will notify you if a new birth certificate is needed for certification. 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 (see below in the links box). 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.  The physical MUST be an original with an inked signature - no copies are accepted and no stamped signatures are accepted. 

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 2020 season. Keep in mind DAA has a strict NO REFUND policy.

"Baseline" Concussion Testing

GFL is requiring ALL Middle School athletes to take the "Baseline" Concussion Test . This is an important and MANDATORY test that can be taken at home. Testing is not pass or fail and is required of all 6th , 7th & 8th grade football players and cheerleaders.  Your child will not be allowed to participate in 2020 if they don't take this test by July 19th.


Please make sure of the following before you begin the test:

-Test environment should be quiet and distraction-free

-All other programs and browser tabs should be closed

-Test is to be taken by the athlete only

-This is a timed test, once you begin you can't take any breaks

 

Testing Dates:  March 1st-July 18th

 

Go to the following link to start the test:

 

https://www.impacttestonline.com/testing

 

Code:  H7AGO1UB57

 

-Click “launch baseline test”

-Complete demographic section 

-Complete current systems

-Begin the test

-Once you have completed the test, the confirmation page displaying your confirmation number and password

ID.  Print the paper and turn it in to your team manager.



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.


2020 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 Email Phone  Term

Ernest Jackson

Director [email protected] 404-406-9540  
Will WilliamsAssistant Director

  
Kenya Warner Treasurer

[email protected] 917-796-9674  
 Vicki Parker

Assistant Treasurer

[email protected]770-289-3537 
Wendy SalgadoSecretary
[email protected]470-255-4788 
 Sharon QuaryAssistant Secretary    
Stephanie Rodriguez Team Manager Coordinator

[email protected] 770-882-5672  
Amy Ranel
Concessions and Communication Coordinator


678-571-8074
 
Jarvis Whitlock Assistant Concessions Coordinator
[email protected] 470-406-0194  
Marcus Allen Uniform  Coordinator
[email protected] 912-678-9537  
Brian Mullins
Equipment Manager & Team Liaison Coordinator
[email protected] 770-827-2534  
Kendrick Addison


[email protected] 678-499-7437  
Mary Duffoo-Smith 
[email protected] 646-797-0979  
Isaiah Friday
[email protected]347-241-2751 
Heather Jenkins


[email protected]404-823-3091 
Kyle Van Nus 

[email protected]404-5579959 



   


   

 

 

 

 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We are always in need of volunteers to help with our program's operations. Please contact Wendy Salgado at [email protected].  If you're interested in volunteering your time to the Football Program.  Some of the opportunities are Team Manager, Concessions Stand Volunteers, and Game Day Volunteers.

GFL AGE CHART 

 For the 2020 season, please find your player's birthday in the table below to determine his age division.

  • 6 Year Olds: 9/2/13 to 9/1/14
  • 7 Year Olds: 9/2/12 to 9/1/13
  • 8 Year Olds: 9/2/11 to 9/1/12
  • 9 Year Olds: 9/2/10 to 9/1/11
  • 10 Year Olds: 9/2/09 to 9/1/10
  • 11 Year Olds: 9/2/08 to 9/1/09
  • 12 Year Olds: 9/2/07 to 9/1/08
  • 8th Grade: 1/1/05 to 9/1/07

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.

REGISTRATION DATES

     

 DateLocation Time   
 March 14, 2020            On-Line Open @ Midnight
 May 16, 2020             On-line Ongoing
 June 6, 2020              TBD         TBD
*June 20, 2020              TBD         Closes


  
 Thank you Dacula family for your patience and understanding as we all navigate through this pandemic. The board is currently organizing an uniform fitting for early June as well as a possible walk-up registration.  Since It is mandatory that you attend a scheduled fitting we want to ensure safety for all involved. Please be on the look out for updated information through email and our social media outlets. Until then, you could register online: www.dacula.com  


SEASON   INFORMATION   TIMELINE


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
Opens March 14th & closes June 6th.  
March 14-June 20
Summer Football Camp
Hosted by the high school, this 3-day camp is included in your player's registration fee.
TBD
Evaluations
Evaluations will be held if a team needs to split.


DAA Football & Cheer Pep RallyUniform Reveal
 
Practice Schedule
The first three days of practice for ALL age divisions will be NO PADS/NO CONTACT for conditioning purposes only.  Players need to wear shorts, shirt, cleats, helmet and mouthpiece. NO PADS. The GFL mandates all players must have 3 days of conditioning before they go to full pads.  NO EXCPTIONS

The first two weeks of practice will be Monday - Friday for 2 full hours 6:30-8:30 pm.   Once school begins, practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of each week for 1.5 hours (except 8th grade which will remain at 2 full hours).



Team Mom Meeting
Mandatory for all team managers will need to attend this meeting. 


Player Certification Date
In order for your player to be certified by the GFL you must have turned into your team mom the following three forms: Original Birth Certificate, Physical, and GFL Code of Conduct.

Picture Day
Picture times and locations will be communicated to each team by the Team Manager

Jamboree
Jamboree, like the regular season, is scheduled by GFL and is released toward the beginning of August. 

DAA Youth Night at DHSFootball and Cheerleaders participate in the "Recognition Walk around the football field 
Raffle Tickets
Parents will turn in ONLY the STUB portion of each raffle ticket to their team mom during practice the first few weeks of practice.


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.

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.
TBD
Championship Games
The championship game involves the best two teams in the league for each age group.
TBD

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