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Andover Apaches

About - Football


We offer a Heads Up Certified football program, which focuses on the health and safety of the kids who participate in our football program.  Heads Up Football was developed in 2012 by USA Football, to provide a better, safer way to teach and play the game.  It makes the game safer by teaching players to keep their heads up and out of the line of contact. Most importantly, players will learn life-long values of teamwork, discipline and perseverance.  While there is a competitive component to the game, our coaches are highly committed to the concepts of safety, fair play and good sportsmanship.  Our program is a great way for your children to make new friends within the community.Both girls and boys are welcome to be part of our football teams.  Balance is the key to our success!  Our goal is simple: teach the game of football in a safe and healthy manner... all while having a great time doing it!  We offer the following types of football:
Arena/Indoor/Spring Football
.  Unfortunately, we will not be sponsoring any teams for Arena/Indoor/Spring for 2017. This decision will be revisited for Spring 2018.
Flag Football
.  A non-contact game for boys and girls who are ages 4 and 5 only.  With flag, your child learns strategy, special teams, and positions while building a strong foundation for the fundamentals of the game.  Players will learn the fundamentals of throwing and catching a football, as well as running and maneuvering through a defense.
Offering all the fun of tackle football without the same risk of injury, flag football is rapidly becoming the youth sport of choice among parents who question whether kids should play tackle football.  Patterned after regular football, teams run or pass the ball down field in order to score a touchdown.  The primary difference in flag football is that it is a “no contact” game.  Instead of tackling the ball carrier, defensive players try to pull the flags off the ball carrier’s belt.
Tackle Football
.  Our program is for children of all skill levels between the ages of 5 and 14.  It’s designed to build confidence in kids, teach them safety while working together as a team and encourages good sportsmanship.  Learning football, making friends and having fun is what our program is all about.  We are dedicated to teaching children the fundamentals of football in a safe and educational environment.
We balance all teams by age, weight, and experience.  This balance ensures fair, fun play for all.  Our goal is to make the games fun, competitive, and rewarding for all participants.
Games.
 The date, time, and location of the games will be announced upon release by the Anne Arundel County football league.  Stay tuned for announcements.
Equipment
.  The Apaches will provide quality safety equipment, uniforms, and training facilities for your child.  Be sure to bring along your player(s) to registration so they can see this year's football uniforms on display.  Each player will be fully fitted for their equipment and uniform at the time of registration to help ensure the best fit.  Specific details about the equipment will be provided at the time of registration.
  • Equipment Provided by Andover (note: we understand that parents may wish to purchase some items and we can suggest where items can be purchased to benefit the parents.)
    • Helmet (if needed)
    • Shoulder Pads (if needed)
    • soft shell standard Chin Strap (but would recommend purchasing hard shell for better protection)
    • Mouth Pieces (unless player requires a special mouthpiece or wants to purchase their own)

    Equipment Provided by player
  • Black integrated pants (provide information for low cost purchasing to assist)
  • Cleats
  • mouthpiece
  • Chin Strap (unless player want to purchase their own)
  • Jock strap and Cup

    For more information contact Chris Grogan, Football Commissioner, Andoverfootballcommissioner@gmail.com

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