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Lutz Chiefs Youth Football and Cheer

2023 Registration

REGISTRATION WINDOWS & FEES 

TACKLE FOOTBALL
2023 Spring YSF 8-Man Tackle Football - REGISTRATION OPEN!
Season runs from late-January through April 2023.

Registration Fees: $175 $205 6U (ages 5-6) | $200 $230 8U through 14U (ages 7-14)
Unfortunately, we had to raise our fees $30 to cover the cost of field rental which Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation is imposing on us for practice.

League Ages: Based on age on July 31, 2022--yes, 2022 (Fall 2022 season ages)

See our Football Program page for details on practice times and games.


2023 Summer Conditioning / 7v7 Football - Included with Fall Registration! 
Summer conditioning season runs from June through mid-July.
There is no separate registration process for summer conditioning--it is automatically included with your Fall Registration. Only registered Fall Tackle Football players may participate in Summer Conditioning.

2023 Fall Tackle Football
Season typically runs from August through November (possibly December depending on post-season performance).
Registration windows will be announced in early 2023.

2023 Fall Learn to Play Football (ages 4-5)
This program is for new athletes who want to learn to play tackle football without the full contact or competition that is involved with tackle. It is expected that athletes who complete a season of Learn to Play will move up to tackle football the following year. Learn to Play athletes will not be issued tackle football equipment.

5 year-olds may choose between our Learn to Play program and our competitive 6U Tackle Football.

Registration for Learn to Play will open at the same time as Fall Tackle Football.


CHEERLEADING
2023 Spring Cheer - REGISTRATION OPEN!
Spring season runs from mid-January through the end of April 2023.

Registration Fees: $175 for 3-4 year olds | $200 for 5-7 year olds | $250 for ages 8-16

League Ages: Based on age on July 31, 2022--yes, 2022 (Fall 2022 season ages)

All experience levels are welcome! Spring Cheer is focused on skill development and progressing skills. It's an excellent opportunity both for new cheerleaders and those looking to level up their current skills.
We will learn sideline cheers, tumbling techniques and choregraph a full routine to perform at our Showcase and 1-2 fun local competitions in April (dates TBA).

See our Cheer Program page for details on practice times and competitions.

2023 Summer Conditioning - Included with Fall Registration! 
Summer conditioning season runs from June through mid-July.
This program is for athletes who want to learn cheer techniques or maintain skills throughout the Summer (no competitions or routines to learn and no attendance requirements).

There is no separate registration process for summer conditioning--it is automatically included with your Fall Registration. Only athletes registered for 2023 Fall Cheer may participate in Summer Conditioning.

2023 Fall Cheer

Fall season runs from August through November (possibly December depending on post-season performance).
Registration will open in Spring 2023.

See our Football Program and Cheer Program pages for information regarding divisions, practices and game/competition schedule.


DISCOUNTS

Sibling Discount - $25 off each sibling registration after the first registrant (once per year).

Junior Tiny Mites / Tiny Mites/ 6U Discounts - These age levels are an introduction to tackle football or cheerleading, completely free of any pressure to win, with an emphasis on learning. Discounts are included in registration fees. 

Scholarships are available


FAMILY CONTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS & DEPOSIT (Fall Season Only)

The Lutz Chiefs is a non-profit organization completely run by volunteers. We need your help to make our organization a success. It is expected that parents/guardians will contribute time to the organization throughout the season.  Each athlete’s family is responsible for 5 fall contribution shifts per athlete to be completed prior to the end of the season.  To insure this occurs, the family will provide a $100 deposit check (per athlete) which will only be cashed should the family fail to meet the required shifts.  Once the family has met this requirement, the check will be returned. If you cannot contribute your time, you have the option during registration to buy-out your volunteer obligation.

See the Family Contribution Requirements page for more information about what is expected and how you can help out. 



EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION & DEPOSIT (TACKLE FOOTBALL ONLY)

Included with your registration fees, is the use of a certified NOCSAE football helmet, shoulder pads, practice pants, a practice jersey and game-day uniform(s). This equipment will be fitted and issued to your athlete at the beginning of the season during Equipment Distribution and must be returned after the last game at Equipment Return. 

You must provide a $300 deposit before any equipment/uniform is issued. NO EXCEPTIONS. It is greatly preferred that the equipment deposit be in the form of a check (see the Terms and Conditions during registration for more about credit-card deposit fees). Your deposit check will be returned to you at the end of the season when you return the borrowed equipment. 

It is very important you make it to Equipment Distribution, so mark your calendars! Your athlete will NOT be fitted during practice time.

Spring Tackle Equipment Distribution will held on Saturday, January 28, 2023.  
Fall Tackle Equipment Distribution will held on Saturday, July 29, 2023.  

CHEER UNIFORM DEPOSIT (COMPETITION CHEER ONLY)

You must provide a $100 deposit check before your athlete will receive their cheer competition uniform. You will receive this deposit check back at the conclusion of the season when you return the uniform.

Registration Listing

2023 YSF Tackle Football

Lutz Chiefs are offering tackle football for Spring 2023 though Florida Youth Spring Football League. This program is 8 on 8 tackle football that is played tournament style (e.g. like Jamboree). We don't host games and there are no volunteer requirements this season.

Spring 2023 ages are based on whatever age your player is on July 31, 2022 (i.e. Fall 2022 season ages).

Important Dates:
Regular Season Games: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 and 4/1
Playoff Games: 4/8, 4/15
State Championships: 4/29 & 4/30

Note: This program is not affiliated with Pop Warner. 

6U (age 5-6)

Registration closes on 02/26/2023 at 08:45 PM
Season Dates: 02/06/2023 to 04/30/2023
$205.00

8U (age 7-8)

Registration closes on 02/26/2023 at 08:45 PM
Season Dates: 02/06/2023 to 04/30/2023
$0.00

10U (age 9-10)

Registration closes on 02/26/2023 at 08:45 PM
Season Dates: 02/06/2023 to 04/30/2023
$230.00

11U (age 11)

Registration closes on 02/26/2023 at 08:45 PM
Season Dates: 02/06/2023 to 04/30/2023
$230.00

12U (age 12)

Registration closes on 02/26/2023 at 08:45 PM
Season Dates: 02/06/2023 to 04/30/2023
$230.00

14U (ages 13-14)

Registration closes on 02/26/2023 at 08:45 PM
Season Dates: 02/06/2023 to 04/30/2023
$230.00

Registration Listing

2023 Spring Cheer

Lutz Chiefs are offering cheerleading for Spring 2023. The purpose of spring cheer is to develop skills and have fun. This program will feature one Showcase and 1-2 local competitions (non-Pop Warner). There is no sideline cheer component; therefore, no home-game volunteer requirements. Spring 2023 ages are based on whatever age your athlete is on July 31, 2022 (i.e. Fall 2022 season ages).

Recreation Cheer (ages 3-4)

Registration closes on 02/28/2023 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 01/01/2023 to 04/30/2023
$175.00

Competitive Rec. Cheer (ages 5-7)

Registration closes on 02/28/2023 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 01/01/2023 to 04/30/2023
$200.00

Competitive Rec. Cheer (ages 8-16)

Registration closes on 02/28/2023 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 01/01/2023 to 04/30/2023
$250.00

Registration Process (2022)

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Step 1 - Register Online & Pay Fees
(1) Click the REGISTER button at the top of the page or select an item below.
(2) Create an account or login with your existing account.
(3) If you're registering a new athlete, add participant information.
(4) Select the applicable program(s) and complete the questions/waivers.
(5) Sign-up to volunteer as Team Parent or Coach (optional). Please do not proceed with any of the volunteer requirements until your role has been confirmed by the Lutz Chiefs Board. Filling out this form does NOT guarantee you that role. For more information on how you can get involved with Chiefs, click here.
(6) Complete your order by paying registration fees.


Step 2 - Join BAND
This is a very important step! We use the BAND platform for most all of our communication, so its vital for keeping up-to-date regarding registration, practices, games, events, etc. See your registration confirmation email for the invites to our private BAND groups.

Step 3 - Athlete Physical
Bring your athlete to a qualified physician for a sports physical. The doctor/nurse practitioner will need to complete and sign page 2 of the 2022 Physical/Medical Release Form. The physician MUST complete either the Pop Warner (preferred) or FHSAA physical form. All other forms (e.g. Florida School Entry Health Exam) will NOT be accepted.

Step 4 - Gather Your Paperwork
You'll need the following documentation turned-in before your athlete will be allowed to participate. 

- 2022 Player/Participant Contract
- 2022 Physical/Medical Release Form (see above step)
- Original (or Certified Copy) Birth Certificate (New athletes only)  

See the Registration Paperwork page for more details and links to forms.

Step 5 -Turn-in Paperwork
Bring the above documents and your $100 volunteer deposit check (if applicable) to a Paperwork Turn-In session (dates/times posted on BAND).

Step 6 - Clearance to Practice
Once all your paperwork and volunteer deposit has been submitted, verified, and your balance paid, your athlete will be cleared to participate. 

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please send an email to [email protected].

Lutz Chiefs Youth Football and Cheer

656 West Lutz Lake Fern Road 
Lutz, Florida 33548
Phone : 813-777-3144
Email : [email protected]
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