SAA FOOTBALL REGISTRATION INFO & FAQs
Below are commonly asked questions and answers that have been sent to SAA Football E-mail. We wanted to share the information so that your concerns are addressed before registration.
Q: When are the 2023 Registration dates for the Football Season?
A: ONLINE registration will be open Saturday, March 11th thru Saturday, June 10th.
Q: What does the registration fee cover?
Q: Are there additional items that must be purchased?
A: Yes, each player will need the following items: practice pants • practice jersey • shoulder pads • pads for pants • Black helmet with Black facemask • football girdle and pads to protect the lower body that is needed for the game day pants
Q: Where can I purchase my player's helmet?
A: A suggestion is that IF you need to purchase your player a new helmet, to do so directly from the vendor of your choice – Riddell, Schutt, Xenith. PLEASE order your player's helmet months in advance if at all possible. Usually, helmets are in high demand in the Spring season, which could possibly cause shipping delays.
Q: What paperwork do I need for my Child to play Football?
A: All required paperwork will be uploaded by the parent on the NSID website. Go to Parents Corner for instructions and forms.
Q: Football equipment is costly, is there used equipment available?
A: SAA Football does not store or keep used equipment due to liability and space issues.
Q: I have not had a chance to get a physical for my child, when do I need to have the physical turned in?
A: All documentation/paperwork must be turned in prior to the player entering the football field for evaluations.
Q: With so many close-by associations and some coaches moving around to other associations, does it really matter where my child plays football?
A: Your child would have a competitive advantage for Shiloh High School in later years. The SAA football program is aligned with the high school offense and defense, as are many other associations. It has been witnessed many times at the older levels and high school that SAA players have the competitive edge for positions already knowing the system and drills from the 8th grade and up. Bottom line is we highly encourage children to sign up for their youth associations aligned with their high school they are going to attend.
Q: I have more than one child wanting to play football, do I get a discount?
A: A discount for multiple child participation in the same sport/activity will be deducted from the registration fee in 10% increments based on each additional child. Example, 2nd child is 10% discount, 3rd child is 20% discount, and 4th child is 30% from the total cost of registration. Please contact Football Director.
Q: What if my child changes his mind and decides he does not want to play, how do I get a refund once I have registered?
A: The refund policy for the Shiloh Athletic Association is there is no registration refunds allowed in any sport or activity. Exceptions may be made by the SAA Football Director.
**NO REFUNDS will be given for player registrations should there be a 2023 GFL Season
**IF the 2023 GFL Season gets canceled due to COVID-19, refunds will be issued minus uniform costs.
Q: When are evaluations for the 2023 Fall Football Season?
Q: Are evaluations mandatory, does my player have to attend?
Q: When does practice start for the 2023 Fall Football Season?
Q: What is the attire for the first 3 days of practice, which is mandatory conditioning?
A: T-Shirt, Shorts & Cleats…NO PADS & as of right now NO HELMET -- PLEASE BRING WATER FOR HYDRATION…NO GATORADE, POWERADE OR SUGAR DRINKS ARE ALLOWED ON THE TURF!!!
Q: Do I have to come to every practice?
A: Yes, we ask that parents remain at ALL practices in case of an emergency.
Q: How often will my child practice?
A: The first two weeks of practice the boys will practice Monday thru Friday for two hours in the evening. During the regular season practice will be 3 days per week plus game on weekend.
Q: Who is required to pay admission to each game?
A: GFL requires all parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, friends, and visitors to pay an admission fee to each game – Discount for Grandparents and Students.
Q: Does my child have to be present at the drive-thru paperwork drop-of to get sized for his jersey and pants?
A: If you are unsure about your player’s sizes & need guidance...Please bring your player to get fitted on the designated fitting days.
**PLEASE NOTE ** You are responsible for submitting CORRECT uniform sizes for your player. If wrong uniform sizes are submitted SAA is NOT responsible and will NOT cover the cost to replace the incorrectly sized item.
Q: How can I size my player?
Q: What type of cleats does my player(s) need?
A: Molded plastic cleats ONLY, not metal. Metal cleats destroy artificial turf and can potentially be dangerous to other players on the field.