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Player Registration

2024 Registration Information

Registration opened Super Bowl Sunday -- February 11, 2024.

Due to the volume of interest for our 10u and 12u programs, a clinic/tryout will be held in May for all 10u and 12u registrants. This tryout is mandatory for all participants unless prior arrangements are made with the head coach. Dates for tryouts will be May 6-10, 13, & 14 from 6-8pm each evening.
Our 10u and 12u teams are currently wait list only. There are still open spots for our 8u team.

Notes for 2024:
 - Weight limit rules for 2024:
  • Mini-mites (8U) 105 lbs weight limit +20 lbs. Overweight Allowance (OWA)
  • Mighty-mites (10U) 125 lbs weight limit +40 lbs. OWA
  • Pee Wee (12U) 150 lbs weight limit & Unlimited weight OWA
  • The Overweight Allowance (OWA) participation in game play will be limited to five (5) players for each team (i.e. offense, defense).
  • OWA players may not participate in special teams and may not participate outside of the tackle positions.
 - An official DMV Photo ID will be required for age verification of all players in the EWFL. Passports or Military IDs are also acceptable for age verification.
 - The Strong Center intends to host a pre-season jamboree, which is tentatively scheduled for August 17th.
 - The Strong Center Youth Football organization will have practices on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through the regular season (generally Aug-1 to mid-November).
 - Practices will begin on July 29

All interested youth athletes ages 6-12 are eligible for registration in the program.  The registration fee schedule is as follows:
  •  Single
 $275 per season
(payment plans available)
 ($25 is paid at registration as a tryout fee for 10u and 12u only)
  •  Additional Fees
$20 Game day Snack Fee

$25 Game video access via Hudl

$25 Late Fee
Pays for halftime drinks/snacks for the entire season
Optional -- Provides users with Hudl access for reviewing game video
Late fee applies to registrations after June 1st
  • Family (multiple players)
 $25 discount per additional player  Must register both players at the same time.
  • Refunds
Tryout fee is fully refundable if requested before tryouts begin (May 8, 2023)
Tryout fee is non-refundable after May 8
Remaining registration fees are fully refundable until June 1
Registration fees are refundable minus the $25 tryout fee and a $100 equipment fee until July 29
Registration fees are not refundable after July 29 

Scholarships are available
directly through The Strong Center.  Scholarship applicants must fill out the scholarship form on the "Families" tab of the website.  Coach Strong has said “if there is a child that wants to play, we will find a way.” Players that can show a need for financial assistance to play in the program will be considered for a scholarship. Please complete The Player Scholarship Form and return it to The Strong Center for consideration.

The Strong Center will field teams in the East Wake Football League with a target goal of 25 players per team (35 for 8U - Mini Mite). The 3 divisions to be fielded will be as follows:

  Jr. Tackle Football  
  • Mini Mites
At least 6 years old and under 9 years old*
  (weight limit of 105 lbs. + 20 lbs. OWA)
    What is Junior Tackle Football? Click here.
  Tackle Football  
  • Mighty Mites
Under 11 years old*
  (weight limit of 125 lbs. + 40 lbs. OWA)
  • Pee Wees
Under 13 years old*
  (weigh limit of 150 lbs. + Unlimited weight OWA)  
    * Age is determined as of August 1st of the current season.

To register each young athlete for the fall season, please click the "Register" link at the top or bottom of the page (link available at 2pm on Super Bowl Sunday). After entering each participant into the Sports Connect system, the registration links should appear in your "Available Programs" list. 

Note: Official EWFL rules for the upcoming season are released June 1, so information is subject to change until that date.

Registration Listing

2024 Fall Tackle Football

The Strong Center Youth Football Registration for the fall 2024 season. 

Notes for this year's registration:
  • For our Mini (8U) division, the program will generally be first come, first serve up to a maximum enrollment
  • An official DMV Photo ID will be required for age verification of all players in the EWFL. Passports or Military IDs are also acceptable for age verification.
  • Due to the volume of registrations our program receives every year, tryouts are being held for our Mighty (10U), and PeeWee (12U) divisions
  • A late fee ($25) for registrations after June 1, 2024 will be applied due to the added cost of late equipment ordering.

Mini Mite (8U) AKA Junior Tackle

Registration closes on 08/02/2024 at 11:30 PM
Season Dates: 07/29/2024 to 11/17/2024
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