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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.

2019 Football Board

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Member Name Board Position Phone Term

Greg Cox

Director 770-597-7946 10/2018
 Will WilliamsAssistant Director
 
Tasha Allen
Treasurer


 Kenya Warner

Assistant Treasurer

  
Allyson JohnsonSecretary/ Team Manager Coordinator

Stephanie Rodriguez Assistant Team Manager Coordinator


Wendy Salgado Assistant Secretary


Amy Ranel Concessions Coordinator

Jarvis Whitlock Assistant Concessions Coordinator


Marcus Allen Uniform Coordinator/Vendor Rep Coordinator





Ernest Jackson GFL Manager

Ashtan AshleyGFL Coordinator
 
Anthony ProctorCommunications Manager

 Brian MullinsTeam Liaison  
 
  
 
  

 

2019 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 $275 per player in order to cover all costs for our season, instead of charging parents a flat $275 registration fee we opt to provide a means for parents to get back a portion of their dues. 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 2018 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.

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 2019 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 Allyson Johnson at [email protected] 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 $215 for registration, $60 for the raffle fundraiser, and a mandatory $25 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 is applied towards items such as trophies, 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 June 1st, 2019. 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 2019 season, please find your player's birthday in the table below to determine his age division.

  • 6 Year Olds: 9/2/12 to 9/1/13
  • 7 Year Olds: 9/2/11 to 9/1/12
  • 8 Year Olds: 9/2/10 to 9/1/11
  • 9 Year Olds: 9/2/09 to 9/1/10
  • 10 Year Olds: 9/2/08 to 9/1/09
  • 11 Year Olds: 9/2/07 to 9/1/08
  • 12 Year Olds: 9/2/06 to 9/1/07
  • 8th Grade: 1/1/04 to 9/1/06

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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2019 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
Registration closes June 1st.   Saturday, March 16th 
Summer Football Camp
Hosted by the high school, this 3-day camp is included in your player's registration fee. We will update you with the time and specific location. 
Evaluations
Evaluations times and location for respective age groups are TBD at this time.
TBD
DAA Football & Cheer Pep Rally Uniform Reveal 
GFL Draft Day
Draft times and location for respective age groups are TBD at this time
Practice Schedule
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 mouthpiece. 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 6:30-8:30 pm. Beginning August 6, 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 6:30 - 8pm. 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.

Team Mom Meeting
All Team Mom Managers will need to attend this meeting.  New Head Coaches are also encouraged to come.
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.
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.
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. 
DAA Youth Night at DHS Football 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 week of August 13-16.
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.
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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