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Welcome to the
Exeter Seahawks Youth Football
Opening Registration For The 2015 Season
Seahawks Football Opens Registration for the 2015 Season!
Exeter Seahawks Youth Football will open online registration for its 37th season on April 1, 2015 and run thru May 31, 2015. From June 1st through June 30th, registrations will be accepted by mail, however, the registration fee will increase from $200 to $250 ($175 to $225 for Youth Tackle, 3rd and 4th graders). From July 1st on, registrations will be accepted ONLY on a provisional basis and subject to available spaces.
Eligible players must be entering 3rd through 8th grade for the September 2015 school year.
The Seahawks play teams from the local area, including Portsmouth, Dover, Rochester, Epping/Newmarket, Oyster River and Somersworth. Season schedules include between 7 and 10 games, depending upon the division and play-off success. Games are held on Saturday or Sunday. About half of the games are away and half are at the Cooperative Middle School (CMS).
In 2014, approximately 115 players participated in the Varsity Division (7th and 8th graders) with three Varsity and three JV teams. Approximately 85 players participated in the Junior Division (5th and 6th graders) with two A Teams and two B Teams. Approximately 32 players participated in the Youth Tackle Division (3rd and 4th graders) with 3 teams. In 2015, we expect to have a similar team structure.
Equipment fit-up for all REGISTERED players will be at the Seahawks' building behind the Cooperative Middle School on Sunday June 14th from 1PM - 4PM. More details will follow.
Pre-season practice is governed by SJFL rules and starts on Monday, August 10th, from 5PM to 7:30PM at the Linden Street, Exeter playing fields behind the Tuck Learning Center at 30 Linden Street Exeter, NH. Pre-season continues Monday through Friday until school starts. Pre-Season for Youth Tackle (3rd and 4th grades) starts on Wednesday, August 26th.
After school starts, practices are as follows:
All teams from 5th to 8th are expected to play in the SJFL pre-season jamborees on Saturday August 22nd (Varsity division) or Sunday August 23rd (Junior division).
Seacoast Junior Football League (SJFL) games begin the weekend of Saturday, August 29th. Practices are held at the Linden Street fields behind the Seacoast School or Technology (SST). Home games are played at CMS.
In general, the Seahawks have been a leader in creating as many teams as possible with as few players as possible per team in order to maximize on-field game-time experience. Recently, other SJFL member teams have begun to adopt this practice (as opposed to creating one team and playing the most talented players "in order to win games".
The Seahawks organization is an independent, all volunteer, non-profit New Hampshire corporation committed to providing a quality youth football program. It is managed by a Board of Directors and is financially independent. Its values include:
respect and personal responsibility,
participation and playing time,
football instruction, and