Q: WHERE DO THE 1ST DOWN ATHLETICS PRACTICE?

A: WE PRACTICE AT COMMISSIONERS PARK IN NAPERVILLE

 

Q: IS 1ST DOWN ATHLETICS APART OF POP WARNER, UYF, OR AYF?

A: NO, 1DA IS AN INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION THAT RUNS A SPRING FOOTBALL PROGRAM

 

Q: MY CHILD PLAYS FOR ANOTHER ORGANIZATION IN THE FALL, CAN HE STILL PLAY FOR 1DA?

A: YES, SPRING FOOTBALL IS ONLY A 5 WEEK SEASON AND YOUR CHILD WILL GAIN MORE EXPERIENCE IN THE HOPE OF BETTER PREPARING THEM FOR FALL BALL AT THEIR REPSPECTIVE PROGRAM

 

Q: WHERE DOES 1DA PLAY HOME GAMES?

A: DUE TO THE SHORT SEASON, WE WILL TRAVEL FOR OUR 5 GAMES

 

Q:  WHEN DOES SPRING SEASON PRACTICE START?

A: FOR THE SPRING SEASON PRACTICE STARTS ON THE FIRST TUESDAY IN APRIL

 

Q: HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK DO YOU PRACTICE?

A: OUR TEAMS PRACTICE 2 DAYS (TUESDAY AND THURSDAY) A WEEK  FROM 5:30PM-7:30PM.

 

Q: WHAT DAYS ARE GAMES ON?

A: ALL GAMES ARE PLAYED ON SATURDAYS

 

Q: HOW MANY GAMES DO YOU PLAY?

A: THE 2017 SPRING SEASON WE WILL PLAY 5 REGULAR SEASON GAMES

 

Q: WILL MY  (FOOTBALL) ATHLETE PLAY IN EVERY GAME?

A: PLAY TIME DURING A GAME IS DEPENDANT ON MANY FACTORS (ATTENDANCE AT PRACTICE, EFFORT, BEHAVIOR, SKILL LEVEL ECT). ALL ATHLETES DRESSED ON GAME DAY (WITH EXCEPTION OF THOSE ATHLETES ON DISCIPLINE PLAN) WILL PLAY A MINIMUM OF 4 PLAYS PER GAME.

 

Q: DO YOU PROVIDE EQUIPMENT?

A: NO. THIS ALLOWS US TO KEEP THE COST RELATIVELY AFFORDABLE. ALL PLAYERS THAT HAVE HELMETS FROM THEIR LAST SEASON OF PLAY WILL BE ALLOWED TO WEAR THOSE HELMETS FOR PRACTICE AND GAME.  1DA WILL PROVIDE EACH PLAYER WITH A CUSTOM GAME JERSEY

 

Q: DO YOU TRAVEL?

A: YES. 2 GAMES IN JOLIET, 2 GAMES AT ST.  LAURENCE, AND 1 GAME IN EVANSTON

 

Q: WHAT TEAMS DO WE PLAY?

A: SCHEDULES ARE TO BE DETERMINED

 

Q: DOES MY ATHLETE HAVE TO "MAKE WEIGHT"?

A: THE IS A NON WEIGHTED LEAGUE, TEAMS ARE DETERMINED BY AGE ONLY AS OF 7/31/2016

 

Q: DOES MY ATHLETE HAVE TO "MAKE WEIGHT"?

A: THE IS A NON WEIGHTED LEAGUE, TEAMS ARE DETERMINED BY AGE ONLY AS OF 7/31/2016

 

Q: HOW LARGE WILL THE ROSTERS BE?

A: ROSTERS WILL BE NO LARGER THAN 16 PARTICIPANTS

 

Q: HOW CAN I REGISTER?

A: YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE OR AT A REGISTRATION EVENT