Weigh-in & Fitting dates are posted on the home page and in the Events Calendar.
How do I register my child for football?
Registration will be completely Online. If you have problems with online, come to one of the Weigh-Ins and/or fittings, and we will get you registered online.
For NEW Athletes, Bring your child and his or her birth certificate to one of our registrations listed on the Home Page.
What is the cost?
$100.00 for FLEX (ages 7 & 8 )
$125.00 for tackle (ages 9 to 13) and $125 for Cheer (ages 7 to 13)
What is the age cutoff date?
Players will be assigned to teams according to the age & location of their school.
What are the age & weight requirements?
FLEX – Ages 7 & 8.
Freshman – 9 years of age. 115 pounds maximum
Sophomore – 10 years of age. 130 pounds maximum
Junior – 11 years of age. 145 pounds maximum
Senior – 12 years of age, 170 pounds maximum
Players exceeding the maximum weight MAY have the option to play up (9 – 11 year old’s only).
What equipment do we need?
FLEX – Optimist provides uniform shirts, head covering, and chest pad. You will need to purchase White shorts, football shoes, practice shirt and a colored mouthpiece.
Tackle – Optimist provides helmets and uniform jersey. You will need to purchase shoulder pads, all white football pants with pads, shoes, practice jersey and a colored mouthpiece.
What team will my child be on?
All teams are selected by age and school attended. Final team rosters will be completed around the beginning of July.
When and where will we practice?
Practice times and locations will be determined by your coach. Since we organize teams by school, your practice location will often be close to your child’s school.
When and where will we play?
All games are played on Saturdays beginning August 27th and ending October 15th with a break on September 2nd through September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Home games will be played in Nampa at Nampa Optimist Park, with away games being played at Either Boise, Kuna, Homedale, Horseshoe Bend, Emmett, and maybe Mountain Home.
How many games will we play?
FLEX, Freshman, Sophomore will get 7 games.
Juniors and Seniors will get 7, but have an option to play in an 8th game, which would be a Championship game.