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Strong Center Youth Football and Cheer

Player Registration

Fall 2023 Football will use a TRYOUT FORMAT for 12U and 10U due to the increasing demand for our program
14U and 8U divisions will continue to be first come, first served.

2023 Registration Information

Registration will open Super Bowl Sunday -- February 12, 2023.
Notes for 2023:
 - Weight limit rules for 2023:
  • 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
  • 14U At-Large Team Unlimited weight
  • 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 19th.
 - The Strong Center Youth Football organization will have practices on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through the regular season.
 - Practices will begin on July 31

All interested youth athletes ages 6-14 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 31
Registration fees are not refundable after July 31 

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)  
  • 14U At-Large
Under 15 years old*  Unlimited weight 

    * 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. 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

2023 Fall Tackle Football -- 10u/12u

The Strong Center Youth Football Registration for the fall 2023 season. 

Notes for 2023:
  • Due to the volume of registrations our program receives every year, tryouts will be held for Mighty (10U) and PeeWee (12U) divisions
  • Tryouts attendance is mandatory unless specific arrangements with the coaching staff are agreed upon
  • Tryout dates are May 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, & 18 (6-8pm)
  • Tryouts will be held at Optimist Farm Athletic Fields
  • Tryouts will include 2 days of full contact and will culminate in a scrimmage on the last day of tryouts
  • A tryout fee of $25 will be charged and is non-refundable unless the player withdraws from consideration in writing prior to May 8 (emailed to: [email protected])
  • The tryout fee will be applied to the overall registration cost if the player makes the team
  • Initial tryout status (made team or not) will be announced by May 22, 2023

Mighty Mite - 10U Tackle

Registration closes on 05/10/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 07/31/2023 to 11/19/2023
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PeeWee - 12U Tackle

Registration closes on 05/10/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 07/31/2023 to 11/19/2023
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2023 Fall Tackle Football

Fuquay-Varina Youth Football Registration for the fall 2023 season. 

Changes/Notes for 2023:
  • Due to the volume of registrations our program receives every year, tryouts have been held for our Mighty (10U), and PeeWee (12U) divisions
  • For our Mini (8U) and 14U divisions, the program will generally be first come, first serve up to a maximum enrollment
  • For the 14U division:
  • We will evaluate registration numbers by June 1, 2023 to determine if there are enough players to have a viable team
  • Participants will be informed in early June regarding 14U viability

Mini Mite (8U) AKA Junior Tackle

Registration closes on 08/06/2023 at 11:30 AM
Season Dates: 08/18/2023 to 11/20/2023
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14U Tackle

Registration closes on 09/22/2023 at 05:30 PM
Season Dates: 07/31/2023 to 11/20/2023
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