Nampa Optimist Football and Cheer


 Registration FAQs

 Registration dates are posted on the home page and in the Events Calendar.


How do I register my child for football/cheerleading?

       Bring your child and his or her birth certificate to one of our registrations listed on the Home Page.

What is the cost?

      $70 for flag (ages 7 & 8 ) $110 for tackle (ages 9 to 13) and $110 for cheer (ages 7 to 13).

What is the age cutoff date?

     Players will be assigned to teams according to the age. They must be 13 prior to September 1st.  Any player who turns 13 After September 1st will not be allowed to play.

What are the age & weight requirements?

    Flag – 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, 160 pounds maximum 

    Players exceeding the maximum weight have the option to play up. 

What equipment do we need?

    Flag – Optimist provides uniform shirts. 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 middle 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 29th and ending October 24th with a break on September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Home games will be played in Nampa at Nampa Optimist Park.

How many games will we play?

    Flag, Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors play 7 games.