Gator JDL- Gator JDL is our in house junior development program for children ages 7-10 learning to play tackle football. It is run like a clinic program, all of the practices and games are in the same location. The mission of this program is to provide a safe enviornment in which children have an equal opportunity to learn, play, and enjoy the game of tackle football. This program offers balanced competition, an abundance of meaningful playing time for all, positive reinforcement, and a focus on fundamentals. Children participating in this program will be provided with a helmet, should pads, a game jersey and game pants.
We are currently looking for coaches moms or dads. No experience is necessary. We provide all coaching materials and instruction.
U11 Tackle football- for ages 9-11. This team is for children that turn 9 by September 1 2017 . Any player turnig 12 before September 1 2017 is ineligible for this division. This team is being coached by Rob Cooper and Mike Cooper. They coached this team last fall to a 7-2 record.
U12 Tackle football- for ages 10-12. Players must turn 10 by September 1, 2017 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 13 before September 1 2017 is ineligible for this division. This team is being coached by Ted Toal, Ruben Pavon, Dale Hartman, Dan McKnight, and Jason Carl. They were the National Championship runner's up in 2014 and were the National Division 2 Champions in 2015. They have had the same coaching staff for the last 4 years.
Varsity U Tackle football- for ages 11-13 Players must turn 11 by September 1, 2017 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 14 but not yet in high school is eligible to play in this division. Any player turning 15 before Dec 31 2017 is ineligible to play in this division. This team is being coached by Dave Schwartz and John Mandish. Dave coached the Varsity U team last fall to an undefeated season which included winning the National Championship title.
Gators Football will be sponsoring football memberships for the less fortunate for the upcoming 2015 football season. If you would like to sponsor an athlete for the upcoming season please contact the football staff (info below).
Game jerseys & game pants will be distributed prior to the first games. A $250 deposit is required for the game jersey, game pants, helmet, and shoulder pads which will be returned when the equipment is handed in at the end of the season.
All players are required by the county to have the following:
Shoulder pads *
Colored Mouth guard with strap to attach to helmet *
Players are required to provide their own practice pants and practice jersey.
Optional: Rib pads & Athletic cup.
* Gators Football will supply the equipment noted with asterisks. There will be a $250 security deposit required for all borrowed equipment.