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Welcome to the Knightdale Knights Family!

Here are a few things you should know.

Prerequisites to Practice and Play

  • Players must be paid in FULL, have a valid physical (tackle players) and have been cleared by a designated staff member of the organization to participate. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • The East Wake Football League REQUIRES ALL tackle football players to have state-issued photo IDs. 

    • The deadline for ID is August 24

    • DMV issues State ID for $13 and requires: 

      • Proof of Age and Identity (Birth Certificate)

      • Social Security Card

      • Proof of Residency (School Records)

      • It may take up to 20 days to receive by mail

      • More information can be found  here at:  State ID information

 

Fees

  • Flag football or mascot cheer: $60 (no discounts available)​​

  • Tackle football: $200

  • Tackle age cheerleading: $125​​​​

    • Fees include:

      • Tackle Football: 2​​​ uniforms (1 game, 1 practice), pads and helmet (equipment is considered rental and must be returned at the end of the season) Tackle players will keep their game jersey, which will have their name on the back if registered and paid in full by the set deadline of June 1, 2023. 

      • Tackle Cheerleading: 1 uniform (skirt and vest)

      • Mascot cheer : 1 skort and cheer shirt

  • You Provide (details will be given by coaches or team moms)

    • ​Tackle: cleats, mouthpieces and team undershirt (optional)

    • Cheerleading: shoes, team windsuit (optional) and team spirit pack (includes crop top, bloomers, hairbow, socks)

    • Mascot cheer: shoes, socks and hairbow

 

Weight Limits: (Teams & Coaches) 

  • Flag Football: No weight limit

    • Age 5 & 6

  • Mini Mite (8U):  Head Coach Frank Jarrett - 919-763-6970

    • ​Ages 6-8, weight limit 105 pounds

    • 125 lbs.  Between the tackles

  • Mighty Mite (10U): Head Coach David Russ - 919-272-8823

    • Ages 9-10, weight limit 125 pounds 

    • 165 lbs.  Between the tackles

  • Pee Wee (12U): Head Coach Taylor Parsons - 336-938-4307

    • Ages 11-12, weight limit 150 pounds

    • Unlimited between the tackles

* Player's age as of August 1

*A child age 6 has the option to play flag football or Mini-mites (tackle) football
*Player's that don't make weight move up to the next age level or don't play until they make weight

 

Schedule

  • Practices begin in August and run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights throughout the season

  • Games begin in September and are played on every Saturday (mornings for flag players, afternoons/evenings for tackle players)

  • Away games are played on fields throughout the East Wake Football League and may be as far away as Durham or Oxford but also may be as close as Wendell or Riley Hill

  • Home games are staffed entirely by parent volunteers - each family is required to volunteer at least 1 person for 1 shift per season on either admission gates, chain crew, or concessions (you will not be asked to volunteer during your child's game)

  • Regular season games end at the end of October and the post-season continues until the Super Bowl (which is held on the weekend before Thanksgiving) or until your team is eliminated

  • Cheerleading competition is usually held on the second weekend of November

  • Awards/Recognition Ceremony is usually held first/second week in December

  • Our organization also participates in the Knightdale Christmas Parade

 

The Knightdale Knights teach and expect excellence both on and off the field in the following areas:

  • Sportsmanship (in both players and families)

  • Respect (both for ourselves and others)

  • Teamwork

  • Leadership

We teach football, cheer and life skills.  We work hard, play hard and have fun. 

Parking

When attending practices and games, please make use of parking lots near the field.  Parking on the street is not allowed and may result in parking tickets being issued.  Parking is available in the lot at the corner of Flowers St. and Sallinger St.  The parking lot at Knightdale Elementary School can also be used.

**Please note in order to receive equipment you must be registered, paid in full, and have a current physical.**

 Knightdale Orthopedic Specialist of NC offers $10 sports physicals from 9am-9pm everyday. (6602 Knightdale Blvd Suite 310, Knightdale, NC 27545)

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