PINELLAS PARK T-BIRDS 

TACKLE FOOTBALL INFORMATION

Welcome to the 2019 Pinellas Park T-Bird football season! This is a large commitment you and your child are about to undertake. Our goal is to make your season with the T-Birds a fun-filled learning experience.


What to expect this season:

You will be required to purchase a Football package  (2019 Price $135.00 for Tackle) 



ALL PACKAGES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY JULY 20, 2019 OR FOOTBALL PLAYER WILL NOT RECEIVE HIS JERSEY PACKAGE AND WILL NOT PLAY. If you need to make payments, they can be made at any registration date before season starts and up to July 20, 2019


 Starting Date, Practice nights and teams:


The season will start on Monday, July 8, 2019. We will be practicing Monday – Friday for the first two weeks, from 6:15-8:15 p.m.


There will be a combined practice for Flyweight, Mighty Mite, PeeWee, and Midget divisions. This will help coaches determine who is on the varsity squad and who is on Junior Varsity. We will do our best to ensure each Varsity team has no more than 25 players and the JV teams have no more than 30.

Tackle football players should meet at our main field at 6:15 p.m.,  Monday TBA.

We know that every player wants to make the varsity squad, but that is not possible. Please support your son’s team no matter what team he is on. We work hard to provide them all the same opportunities. Every team at the T-Birds is equally important and will be treated as such. 


There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on July 8, 2019 at 7:15 pm. Please come to the field and go to the main bleachers. The football players will remain on their practice fields with the coaches while we have the meeting. There will be a lot of information covered, so please adjust your schedules.


How to be prepared:


Please make sure your children are ready for practices. This means DRESS APPROPRIATELY –


• Gym shorts of any kind. NO JEANS or Sweat pants in the summer heat.

• T-shirts or tank tops are fine.

• Sneakers are fine, but we do prefer a cleat which will assist your child during tryouts.

• No jewelry of any kind.
• Please make sure your child has plenty of water for practices.

As parents, you will be required to volunteer in our concession stand and participate in all league/team fundraisers. This is a non-profit organization and the responsibility falls on all of us to do our part.

Besides practices and games, we will be participating in additional activities which may include but not be limited to spirit week, dances, homecoming events, family night, skating parties, and much more.

Participating in Football is a big commitment by the player and parent. Your child is part of a team and is making the commitment to himself and his teammates. Parents and Players will be asked to sign a participation contract so that they understand the commitment and rules of our organization.

Calendar: The 2019 varsity schedule and additional event dates (all subject to change!). If you are planning any major trips (week or longer) during season, please consider how this may affect the team and let your coach know as soon as possible.


What other costs are there?


In addition to Registration and Football Packages, there are other costs that you may incur over season. The examples below are not all inclusive, but to give you an idea.

Entrance to Saturday games $4

Entrance to Quarterfinals thru Playoffs and SYFC Cheer Competition $5

Parent T-shirts (optional) vary from $10 up
Game day drinks/snacks for team usually rotated among parents to provide.


Interested in Football Camp??


A great opportunity to get a head start on the season, meets your coaches, train for summer


Football Camp is scheduled for June 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019

6:15 – 8:15 pm
.
Cost of Camp? FREE!

 You must be registered for the 2019 season to participate in camp.

Camp T-Shirts available for $10


If you have any questions, please contact: 

Terry Groothoff 727-424-2960 or Football@pptbirds.com

Candi Foust 727-485-5914



Interested in Coaching?

 If you are interested in coaching, assisting, or instructing a team, please contact Terry Groothoff or Candi Foust (See above contact information)


If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to an exciting, fun-filled season with you and your child.


Don’t forget to check the T-Birds website frequently for updated information – www.pptbirds.com