Q: How will my child be assigned to a team?
A: All players are assigned to teams based on their age/weight according to Pop Warner guidelines.
Q: Are there tryouts?
A: No- The Chesapeake Knights do not hold tryouts and no experience is necessary at any level. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis based on age/weight requirements.
Q: Team sizes and limits, if you have one?
A: Team size will usually range from 18-23. Once teams are full then we will no longer take players past that.
Q: What if I want to pay by check or credit card, can I still register my child?
A: No and Yes- Registration is onsite only for the 2016 season. There are no checks accepted, but we do offer payment by credit card with a $5 processing fee.
Q: What is required for a child to participate?
A: Each player must provide the following information in order to complete registration:
1. Payment of registration fee in full.
2. Copy of player's birth certificate.
3. Completed 2016 Participation Contract Form.
4. Completed 2016 physical/medical history form dated after January 1, 2016. It must be the physical form provided by Pop Warner that you will receive during registration.
5. Four(4) copies of the year end 2015-2016 report card (all 4 grading periods must be complete) turned by 1st day of practice.
Q: Season duration?
A: Our regular season ends in late October. All football players on the Jr. PeeWee, PeeWee, Jr. Midget, and Midget teams are eligible for post-season play and competition. League and Regional Play-offs will be held throughout the month of November. Regional Championships will always be held on Thanksgiving weekend with the traveling day/hotel check-in to be Thanksgiving Day. Post-season travel is expected to be light, (Raleigh, Garner, Winston-Salem, Charlotte or the southern Virginia area), however there is always the chance of further travel in any given year. The Pop Warner Super Bowl will be held the first week of December at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.
Q: Where/When are games played?
A: Knights home games will be played at Greenbrier Middle School. Away games will be held at other SEVA fields in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, and Suffolk. We will provide directions to all of our game fields. Games are played on Saturdays at various times depending on field availability. Game schedules will be available near the end of August. Some games may be postponed or canceled due to weather.
Q: Equipment Provided?
A: Tackle football players will be supplied with a helmet and shoulder pads for rental. The participant must supply a practice jersey, practice pants, cleats, and a mouthguard. All uniforms pieces that the Knights supply must be returned at the end of each season to your coach after the last game.
Q. If I sign up, when will I hear from someone?
A: The head coach will be contacting participants by email and/or phone. You can also stay in touch with us by checking the Knights web site (www.chesapeakeknights.com) or by checking us out on Facebook. If your contact numbers change, please notify via e-mail at email@example.com
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