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POMPANO BEACH PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

TACKLE FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING

OPERATIONS MANUAL 1


Contents Administration/Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Mission Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Goals and Objectives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 League Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mandatory Play Rule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Head Coaches’ Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Assistant Coaches’ Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Coaches Code of Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Chain of Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Football & Cheerleading Registration/Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Issue Return Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Football Weight & Age Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Football Players’ Code of Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Responsibility of Football Players. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Steps of Discipline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Cheerleading Squad Placement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Cheerleaders’ Code of Conduct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Responsibility of Cheerleaders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Football and Cheerleading Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Equipment Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 City Responsibilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Post Season Competition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fundraising/Donations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Game Field/Activity Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Suspended Game Procedures Due to Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Bus Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 As a coach, you are, first and foremost, a teacher. Consider the many complex issues facing coaches today, being a teacher may seem to take a backseat at times, but it shouldn’t. All great coaches are great teachers. 2


City of Pompano Beach Parks & Recreation Department Tackle Football & Cheerleading Program

EFFECTIVE: APRIL 1st, 2011

ADMINISTRATION Mark Beaudreau, Recreation Program Administrator. . . . . . . . 954-786-4111 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mark.beaudreau@copbfl.com Scott Moore, Football Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-786-4148 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . scott.moore@copbfl.com Ron Upshaw, Football/Cheerleading Commissioner . . . . . . . . . 954-786-4131 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ron.upshaw@copbfl.com Tommie Bright, Cheerleading Supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-974-7394 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . tommie.bright@copbfl.com

FOOTBALL COORDINATORS Chris CasAlE, Recreation Leader (Pompano Tigers) . . . . . . . . . 954-786-4090 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . chris.casale@copbfl.com Mike Gillis, Recreation Leader (Pompano Chiefs). . . . . . . . . . . 954-786-4131 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael.gillis@copbfl.com Osbert Small, Recreation Leader (Pompano Cowboys). . . . . . . 954-974-7394 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .osbert.small@copbfl.com

CHEERLEADING COORDINATORS Consuelo Johnson, Cheer Coordinator (Pompano Chiefs) . . . 954-786-4131 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cjohnson2003@bellsouth.net Jennifer Miccuci, Cheer Coordinator (Pompano Tigers). . . . . 954-363-3313 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jennifermiccuci@yahoo.com maria McLamore, Cheer Coordinator (Pompano Cowboys) . . . 954-974-7394 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mmclamore@comcast.net

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MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to teach the fundamentals of football and cheerleading, with an emphasis on participation, education, safety and fun. Our organization will make every effort to make sure that every child with the desire to participate gets the opportunity to play or cheer without regard to prior experience, athletic ability or size. These goals will be achieved through the support of the Booster Clubs, coaches, dedicated volunteers, caring parents and business associates who wish to partner with our great youth sport program. To establish a well-organized program, we developed the enclosed guidelines in an effort to maximize enjoyment, safety and participation and above all a sense of achievement for all participants in the Football and Cheerleading Program.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES The Pompano Beach Parks and Recreation Department Football & Cheerleading Program goals and objectives are as follows:

1) Build a program that will be a great experience where student athletes can enjoy football

and cheerleading without sacrificing the hard work involved.

2) To assist in combating juvenile delinquency by providing and promoting the physical

and emotional well-being of youth athletics.

3) Promote an environment that encourages sportsmanship, respect for teammates and

self-improvement.

4) Field competitive programs at all eight levels. 5) Instill and develop accountability and responsibility so the foundation of the program will

be upheld in the years to come, ultimately creating a life-long experience in which young athletes will proudly return and be active in the program.

LEAGUE GAMES A) All home games will be played at their respective community center unless otherwise

notified. Transportation will be provided to all away games by the Parks and Recreation Department. Directions to all away games will be issued to all football players and cheerleaders prior to game day, along with departure and arrival times which will originate at their respective community center.

B) All League games should be scheduled on Saturdays. The Board may permit some weight

divisions to play on Thursdays and Fridays.

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MANDATORY PLAY RULE (MPR) A) The City of Pompano Youth Football and Cheerleading program encourages all coaches

to give each player as much playing time as possible. To ensure that each player does play in each game, a Mandatory Play Rule has been adopted. All players are entitled to play in all games, regardless of ability level. This simply means that all will play, without regard for win-loss records, closeness of game, etc. The Head Coach will attempt to give each player the most amount of playing time possible based on his/her ability, attitude, practice efforts and attendance. (Mandatory Plays: 8 plays per game)

B) All head coaches shall ensure that both parents and players are made aware of the

MPR rule.

C) The Head Coach, or any Assistant Coach who replaces the Head Coach during a game for

any reason, is responsible for compliance with this rule.

D) The MPR will apply to all regular season, play offs and Super Bowl games. During

playoff and Super Bowl games, the number of mandatory plays per player shall be a minimum of four plays.

E) A play shall not count toward fulfillment of the MPR if the play results in a penalty that

causes no action to occur (i.e. dead ball foul).

F) The player or players that fail to get their required number of plays will start the next

scheduled game and must remain in the game until they have received double the required number of plays.

G) It is the final responsibility of the Head Coach to make sure that the mandatory play

requirements are met. Any Head Coach who fails in this responsibility will receive at least a (2) game suspension.

H) The only exceptions to the Mandatory Play Rule are situations in which the Head

Coach determines, in his discretion, that a player should not play all of his or her allocated playing time because:

(a) Injury/health restrictions

(b) The player exhibited unsportsmanlike conduct or unacceptable behavior that is detrimental to the team (Disciplinary Action) (c) Player becomes disruptive or refuses a Coach’s direction to participate in a practice session (Disciplinary Action)

(d) A player who voluntarily avoids/refuses insertion into a game

(e) Mutual agreement between parent and coach

(f) The player has unexcused absences from practice or games

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HEAD COACHES’ REQUIREMENTS A) Head Coaches must be at least 21 years of age, had at least two years coaching experience

with the Parks and Recreation Department’s Football/Cheerleading Program and graduated from high school or a GED equivalent.

B) All coaches must submit an application and will be voted in by the Parks and Recreation

Department and the Booster Club President.

C) All head coaches will have an automatic two (2) year tenure unless a violation of city/

league guidelines occurs. Early termination of tenure will be at the City’s discretion. No Head coach will not be allowed to be a head coach on any other weight division.

D) All Head Coaches must be certified by the SFYFL/C and the National Alliance for Youth

Sports (NAYS).

E) All Head Coaches will be held to the SFYFL/C and the NAYS codes of conduct in addition to

the City of Pompano Parks and Recreation Department’s code of conduct. Any coach violating any of the above-mentioned codes of conduct must appear before the Football Operations Manager and Commissioner.

F) All varsity Head Coaches will be allowed to choose their own Assistant Coaches (subject to

final approval by the Parks and Recreation Department.)

G) All football squads will be limited to four Assistant Coaches per squad. All cheerleading

squads will be limited to two Assistant Coaches per squad. Five (5) coaches per football team period!

H) All Head Coaches must attend all practices and games. (If unable to attend a practice or

game he/she must notify the Parks and Recreation Department.)

I) All Head Coaches are required to attend all coaches’ meetings conducted by the Parks and

Recreation Department.

J) All Head Coaches from each team shall attend the Booster Club meetings or send a team

representative in his/her absence. (Penalty) $25.00 fine, plus head coach is suspended for one game. No coach will be allowed to coach unitl that penalty is paid.

K) Coaches suspended or ejected from a game or the league must appear before the Football

Operations Manager and Commissioner before reinstatement.

L) All Head Coaches are responsible for their team’s conduct (including Assistant Coaches and

players) before, during and after all practices and games.

M) All Head Coaches will be responsible for assigning one Assistance Coach per football and

cheerleading squad to ride the bus to and from all away games.

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N) All Head Cheerleading Coaches are required to prepare cheerleaders for the SFYFL

Cheerleading Competition and cannot hold any cheerleading try outs during the season.

O) Cheerleading coaches cannot take cheerleaders not competing in cheerleading

competition to sit in the stands. If cheerleaders go to a competition they must compete.

P) Any literature distributed to participants by coaches must first be approved by the Parks

and Recreation Department.

Q) No outside activities are to be conducted without written explanation of the activity and

the approval of such by the Parks and Recreation Department.

R) Remember you are a youth football /cheerleading coach. The game is for and about the

children, not the adults.

ASSISTANT COACHES’ REQUIREMENTS A) All Assistant Coaches must be at least 19 years of age and have graduated from high school. B) All Assistant Coaches must submit a coaches’ application to the Parks and Recreation

Department. All applications are subject to final approval by the Parks and Recreation Department.

C) All Assistant Coaches must be certified by the SFYFL/C and the NAYS. D) All Assistant Coaches must attend all practices and games. E) All Assistant Coaches will be held to the SFYFL/C and the NAYS codes of conduct in

addition to the City of Pompano Parks and Recreation Department’s code of Conduct. Any coach violating any of the above-mentioned codes of conduct must appear before the Football Operations Manager and Commissioner before reinstatement.

COACHES’ CODE OF CONDUCT All coaches will be held to the following code of conduct, in addition to the SFYFL/C and the NAYS code of conduct. Any coach violating aforementioned codes of conduct must appear before the Football Operations Manager and Commissioner before reinstatement. Violators will be subject to dismissal from their coaching duties.

1) No coach will be a part of this League if he/she has lied about their criminal

background!

2) All Head Coaches must ensure attendance is taken on a daily basis. It has been long

standing policy that participants may not take part in any activity (practices) until the participant has registered and completed all paperwork, i.e.: physical exam, parental permission slip, registration fee and birth certificate. Any coach in violation of this policy will be suspended as follows:

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First violation-one game suspension • Second violation-season suspension

Participants are not covered by insurance until they are registered in the program

3) No use of drugs, tobacco or alcohol products on City property at any game or practice

field by any Head Coach, Assistant Coach, team parent or player. The site Recreation Leader will be responsible for enforcing this rule.

4) All discipline actions against a football player or cheerleader will be conducted by the

Parks and Recreation Department and Booster Club President. No coach may remove any child from his/her team. All discipline problems should be brought to the attention of the Parks and Recreation Department immediately and documented.

5) No coach will at any time push, shove, punch, kick, fight or be guilty of physical

contact as an aggressor upon any official, player, cheerleader, coach or spectator.

6) Any individual affiliated and/ or certified with the South Florida Youth Football League

who gambles or bets against any team, player or game within this League including placing a wager, shooting dice, shooting craps or playing any form of a card game will be permantly barred from the League for its natural existence. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS!

7) Coaches or City volunteers, if you pay the SFYFL for certification and something occurs that

may prevent you from coaching, the issue is with the SFYFL and is not the City! The City will not be responsible for refunding any individuals.

CHAIN OF COMMAND All Booster Club members, coaches and parents must follow the proper line of communication when addressing problems and concerns.

The Five Step Process

1) Center Staff

2) Center Supervisor

3) Football/Cheerleading Commissioner

4) Football Operations Manager

5) Recreation Program Administrator

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FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION A) All program participants interested in participating in the Pompano Beach Football &

Cheerleading Program must register with The Parks and Recreation Department beginning April 1st (or 1st business day following April 1st)

B) All program participants must complete, in full, the following forms:

1) Registration Form

2) Physical Form

3) Waiver

4) Parent’s Code of Conduct

5) Receipt of Acknowledgment Form

C) All registration and parental approval forms may be obtained and returned to their

respective Community Center during their normal business hours, Monday through Friday or returned to the Civic Center during normal working hours.

D) In addition to the aforementioned forms, all participants must provide the Parks and

Recreation Department with the following:

1) Copy of the child’s birth certificate with a state seal

2) Proof of a physical examination with a notarized affidavit

3) Football Registration Fee: Residents $75 • Non-Residents $150 Cheerleading Registration Fee: Residents $65 • Non-Residents $130 10% discount registration fee for second and third child of same family. A check or money order only payable to: City of Pompano Beach

PARTIAL PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

E) Water boys are subject to a registration fee $15.00, a Registration Form, waiver and

Receipt of Acknowledgment Form. Limit two Water Boys per team. The City will not furnish uniforms for waterboys.

F) Cheerleading mascots are subject to a registration fee $15.00, a Registration Form,

waiver, and Receipt of Acknowledgment Form. Limit two mascots per team. The City will not furnish uniforms for mascots.

G) Incomplete registration packets will not be accepted!

REFUNDS Partial refunds will be issued up until the 3rd League game. A $15 dollar deduction will be obtained for insurance purposes. After the 3rd League game, no refunds will be issued. No refunds will be given until all equipment has been returned. Refunds must be requested in writing the reason for the refund 9


ISSUE Return procedures Football Equipment Issuance Equipment is issued on selected days by weight class. The days will be at the discretion of the Recreation Leader. For example: Wednesday-PeeWee, 80, 90 lb • Thursday-100, 110, 120 lb • Tuesday-135, 165 & Makeup Make-up days will be determined at the discretion of the Recreation Leader. Anyone that misses or registers after the scheduled issue days will have to wait for the makeup day. A parent/guardian must be present to sign for equipment, otherwise equipment will not be issued. Equipment will be issued in the following manner:

A) Equipment is set-up in stations - (helmets, shoulder pads, practice pants/hip, thigh, knee pads) B) Cashier is set-up at entry/exit where equipment issue forms and participants names are kept. C) Participants will check in at the cashier’s station then begin their rotation to the

equipment stations. Once all equipment is gathered, they will return to the cashier’s station for check-out, where the parent/guardian’s signature is required and issuance verified.

D) Completed forms are kept in a binder in the Recreation Leader’s office to be easily

accessible by staff.

Cheerleading Uniform Issuance Uniforms are issued during practice hours (6-8 pm) by weight class. The days will be at the discretion of the Recreation Leader. The participants are brought into the locker room during normal practice hours to be fitted for their uniform. A parent/guardian must be present to sign for uniform, otherwise uniform is not issued. Equipment Collection/Return

A) Equipment is collected after games/competition, once a team is determined ineligible for

playoffs or once a team is ineligible to continue in playoffs.

B) The Recreation Leader/Recreation Aides will have equipment return forms (binder) present

at games to ensure proper notation of those participants that equipment is collected from.

In the event any equipment/uniforms are not collected at final game/competition, households are flagged by the Cashier/Recreation Leader. Once the equipment/uniforms are returned, the Cashier/Recreation Leader will note the equipment return form and unflag the house.

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FOOTBALL WEIGHT AND AGE REQUIREMENTS A) All interested participants must meet the following age and weight requirements.

Five year olds are not permitted to register for tackle football at this present time

1) 70 lb. squad: Ages 7 and 8 during current calendar year

2) 80 lb. squad: Age 9 and under during current calendar year

3) 90 lb. squad: Age 10 and under during current calendar year

4) 100 lb. squad: Age 11 and under during current calendar year

5) 110 lb. squad: Age 12 and under during current calendar year

6) 120 lb. squad: Age 13 and under during current calendar year

7) 135 lb. squad: Age 14 and under during current calendar year

8) 165 lb. squad: Age 15 and under during current calendar year

A1) Younger but heavier (max. age 12 & 13 yrs. old) is an unlimited weight class

on the 165 lb weight class. Any player which participates in the Younger but Heavier weight class must cross the scale. (Weight is not a factor). Also, the player must play on the offensive and defensive line. On the defensive lines, they must be in a 3 or 4 point stand. The player cannot play a skilled position. The player may recover a fumble or make an interception, but they cannot advance the ball under any circumstances.

B) A player must, within the first three (3) weeks of the regular season, make team weight

in order to be eligible to stay on that team for the remainder of the season.

C) If player does not make weight once within the first three (3) weeks, the player must move

up to the next class in week four (4). If the player is in the 165lbs. weight class the player is deemed ineligible.

D) Any child failing to meet the weekly limitation will be ineligible to play in that particular

game, and must remove his/her pads and wear his/her jersey inside out and remain on the sidelines during the entire game. Failure to do so can result in a penalty for each offense and/or suspension of the coach.

E) All football squads will be limited to 30 players per squad.

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FOOTBALL PLAYERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT All football players are required to adhere to the following Code of Conduct. Failure to do so will result in suspension from Pompano Beach Football Program.

1) Conduct yourselves like young men at all times. Exhibit good sportsmanship on and off

the game and practice fields.

2) Any player who is grossly disrespectful to any coach, representative or League official

will serve a minimum one (1) game suspension.

3) Any player who is ejected from a game will serve a minimum one-game suspension

following the game the player was ejected from.

4) Players are prohibited from engaging in fights of any kind. Fighting shall include any

physical altercation but not limited to the following: throwing a punch, slapping, spitting, choking, etc. A violation of this rule is grounds for expulsion.

5) Suspension from school (see Discipline guidelines below). Players will still be expected to

practice and attend games during this time.

1st offense - One (1) game suspension

2nd offense - Two (2) game suspension

3rd offence - Dismissal from the program

6) Removal of face mask will result in the player being suspended and reimbursing the City

for the cost of the helmet.

RESPONSIBILITY OF FOOTBALL PLAYERS A) All football accessories are the responsibility of the football players. Required accessories

are as follows:

1) Mouthpieces (The City will provide the 1st mouth piece, thereafter the participant must purchase replacements.)

2) Socks and shoes

B) Sweating- football players are prohibited from using extreme measures for quick

weightloss, ie - use of plastic sweat suits.

D) All football parents or guardians are required to sign out their child with a Recreation

Staff Member at all away football games.

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STEPS OF DISCIPLINE PHYSICAL DISCIPLINE WILL BE STRICTLY PROHIBITED

Steps of Discipline:

1st - warning and meeting with parent

2nd - 1 game suspension - player must attend weigh-in-notify parents.

3rd - suspension from program.

CHEERLEADING SQUAD PLACEMENT A) All interested participants must meet the following age and weight requirements

1) 70 lb. squad: Ages 7 and 8 during current calendar year

2) 80 lb. squad: Age 9 and under during current calendar year

3) 90 lb. squad Age 10 and under during current calendar year

4) 100 lb. squad: Age 11 and under during current calendar year

5) 110 lb. squad: Age 12 and under during current calendar year

6) 120 lb. squad: Age 13 and under during current calendar year

7) 135 lb. squad: Age 14 and under during current calendar year

8) 165 lb. squad: Age 15 and under during current calendar year

B) All varsity cheerleading squads will be limited to 20 girls per squad. All returning varsity

cheerleaders will return to a varsity squad.

C) All registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. D) TRANSPORTATION OF MASCOTS TO AND FROM GAMES WILL BE THE

RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENTS.

E) All cheerleading squads will be required to have a minimum of six (6) girls per squad.

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CHEERLEADERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT All cheerleaders are required to adhere to the following code of conduct. Failure to do so will result in suspension from Pompano Beach Football Program.

1) Conduct yourselves like young ladies at all times. Exhibit good sportsmanship on and off the game and practice fields. 2) Any cheerleader who is grossly disrespectful to any coach, representative or League official will serve a minimum one (1) game suspension. 3) Any cheerleader who is removed from a game (conduct) will serve a minimum one (1) game suspension following the game the cheerleader was removed from. 4) Cheerleaders are prohibited from engaging in fights of any kind. Fighting shall include any physical altercation but not limited to the following: throwing a punch, slapping, spitting, choking, etc. A violation of this rule is grounds for expulsion. 5) Suspension from school (see Discipline guidelines below). Players will still be expected to practice and attend games during this time.

1st offense - One (1) game suspension

2nd offense - Two (2) game suspension

3rd offence - Dismissal from the program

RESPONSIBILITY OF CHEERLEADERS A) All cheerleading accessories are the responsibility of the child’s parent or guardian. All

accessories will be determined by the Parks and Recreation Department along with the cost per items.

B) All cheerleaders are responsible for the upkeep of their own uniforms. C) All cheerleaders’ parents or guardians are required to sign out their child with a

Recreation Staff member at all away football games.

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FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING PRACTICE A) All football and cheerleading practices will begin as stipulated by their respective Leagues.

*PRIOR TO SCHOOL BEGINNING: Monday through Friday 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

*DURING SCHOOL YEAR: Tuesday through Friday 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

B) Players must submit a complete physical form furnished by a licensed medical physician

before being permitted to practice. Players will participate in conditioning drills for five (5) days before being issued equipment by a Club.

C) The City of Pompano Beach Parks and Recreation Department does not recognize or

accept any responsibility for practices held prior to League policy.

D) Parents are asked to please be prompt in picking up their children after all practices and

games.

EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION A) All issued uniforms/equipment are the responsibility of the football players and

cheerleaders. All parents or guardians are required to sign for their child’s uniform/ equipment. No uniforms/equipment will be issued to a child without the child being accompanied by their parent or guardian. All issued uniforms/equipment lost or stolen during the season will not be replaced until the uniform/equipment has been paid for. Below is a list of uniform/equipment issued to all registered football players/ cheerleaders with replacement costs.

1) FOOTBALL

Helmet

$60.00 (Removal of face mask will result in the player being suspended)

Jersey

$50.00

Game Pants

$50.00

Shoulder Pads

$35.00

Practice Pants

$11.00

Hip Pads

$11.00

Thigh Pads

$4.00

Knee Pads

$3.50

2) CHEERLEADING

Vest (shell)

$50.00

Skirt

$50.00

Jumpers

$100.00

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B) All uniforms are the property of the City of Pompano Beach Parks and Recreation

Department and are to be returned to the Parks and Recreation Department at the end of the football/cheerleading season. Uniforms are to be returned after each game. Participants need to bring extra clothing for each game.

C) There will be a designated equipment person to handle inventory, returns, repairs, etc.

If you are in need of equipment, repairs or face mask change, you must go through the equipment person or center staff.

D) Any coach that purchases equipment or uniforms for his/her squad must first notify the

program Recreation Leader and Commissioner for approval before purchasing any items.

E) Any uniforms or jerseys purchased by a coach must be in compliance with the

association’s colors. A minimum of 30 uniforms or jerseys must be purchased by the sponsor or coach,

1) Pompano Chiefs Association colors: Green, Orange and White 2) Pompano Cowboys Association colors: Blue, Gray and White 3) Pompano Tigers Association colors: Black and Gold

F) Any uniforms or jerseys that do not meet association’s colors will not be allowed for

usage!

CITY RESPONSIBILITIES The following lists have been compiled so that both the City and the Booster Clubs understand what the Responsibilities of each will be.

CITY RESPONSIBILITIES

1) Publicity for the Programs

2) Registration of Participants

3) League Registration and League Fees

4) Ordering and Issuing of Equipment - Inventory

5) Insurance of Participants

6) Transportation for Regular Season and Playoff Games

7) Attendance at League Meetings

8) Provide Coaching Certification Clinics (COST IS COACH’S RESPONSIBILITY)

9) Right to Refuse any Coaching Prospect

10) Field Maintenance

11) Security at Games

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12) Special Awards for Banquet

13) Sweetheart - Tiaras/Flowers

14) Payment for Game Officials (regular Season and Standard Charges for Playoffs)

15) Fines Levied by League (Meeting Fines)

16) Providing Bus Transportation for Cheerleaders to Cheerleading Competition

17) Verifying Daily Cash Reports and Keeping Records of Such

18) Right to Determine Unplayable/Hazardous Conditions

19) Providing Staff for Trash Pick up After Practice and Games

20) Selection of Coaches for Football/Cheerleading Program

21) Providing Coaches for Supervision on the Bus and at Games

22) Coaches’ Shirts

23) Fines for Rule Violations

24) Assigning one (1) Coach Rep to Attend all League Meetings

25) Conduct Background Checks on all Volunteer Coaches

26) Providing City identification badges for volunteer coaches.

BOOSTER CLUB RESPONSIBILITIES

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2) Ordering and Payment of Participation Trophies (Individual)

3) Operation and Cleanup of Concession Stand and Surrounding Areas

4) Volunteers for Chain Crew and Game Announcers

5) Any Outside Activities; Raising Money, Special Trips, Competitions and all Costs

Homecoming, Coronation, Planning and any Cost Incurred

Incurred by these Events.

6) Post Season Activities or Trips (Approved by City)

7) End of Season - Helping With Collection of Equipment

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BOOSTER CLUB RESPONSIBILITIES CONTINUED

8) Extended Cost of Officials for Homecoming and Extra Charges for Playoffs

9) End of Season Financial Report Showing Gross Receipts and Expenditures

10) Completing Daily Cash Forms for Each Day of Operation

11) Providing one (1) Booster Club Representative to Help Pick-up Trash After

Practice & Games

12) End of Season Banquet - No banquets will be allowed on Sundays at our facilities.

13) Knowledge of League rules. The City will not pay fines for Booster Club rule

infractions.

14) One Booster Club Representative must attend each SFYFL meeting.

15) Providing football/cheerleading participanets to carry banners during Yuletide parade.

16) Booster Club will be responsible for their on ice account for concession stand usage.

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POST SEASON COMPETITION Participation in any post season competition by any football or cheerleading team of the association will be restricted to:

1) The Local, Regional and National Playoff Schematics Directed by the SFYFL 2) The Chris Smith All Star Classic

The City does not support any non-sanctioned post season football games. All City football equipment will be collected after the last regular season football game. Only playoff caliber teams will keep their equipment.

FUNDRAISING/DONATIONS Fundraising All fund-raising activities on behalf and/or in the name of the association shall be presented to the Football Commissioner and Operations Manager in writing, coordinated through the Booster Club President. All funds raised shall become the property of the association, held in the general fund-raising account and is strictly prohibited from team specific in nature.

Donations All donations and/or contributions designated to the League shall be in the name of the associations booster club. Failure to report any and all donations is a serious violation of the League bylaws and subject to punishment of the League board. The City strongly encourages that 10% of all donations or funds raised be given to the Booster Club for them to spend on the kids in their programs.

Uniforms & Equipment Please be advised that if a coach or player chooses to leave for whatever reason, all donated equipment and/or uniforms will remain with the team and in the property of the City of Pompano Beach.

GAME FIELD/ACTIVITY LOCATIONS 1) Mitchell/Moore Park • 901 NW 10th Street • Pompano Beach, Florida, 33060

Ron Upshaw; Supervisor - Mike Gillis; Recreation Leader • 954-786-4131

2) North Broward Park • 4400 NE 18th Avenue • Pompano Beach, Florida, 33064

Jonathan Nasser; Supervisor - Chris Casale; Recreation Leader • 954-786-4090 3) Ronald E. McNair Park • 951 NW 27th Avenue • Pompano Beach, Florida, 33069

Tommie Bright; Supervisor - Osbert Small; Recreation Leader • 954-974-7394

NOTE: During Saturday home games, all buildings (Mitchell/Moore, McNair and North Broward) will be closed to the public. However, restrooms will remain open for the duration of the game. In the event of bad weather, the gym will be open for all players, coaches and staff.

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Suspended Game Procedures due to Weather In the event participants have to be brought indoors during a football game at Mitchell/Moore or McNair Park (NOT North Broward Park), due to massive rain/thunderstorms or lightning, the procedures will be as followed: • The Building will be closed during all home games with the exception of suspended games due to weather. • Players will enter the gym, remove cleats, and sit with their backs against the wall until notified whether the games will continue. • Due to limited space in our facilities parents, guardians, spectators, etc. are encouraged to return to their vehicles until notified whether the games will continue. • No horseplay, basketball or football walk-throughs will be allowed while waiting. Everyone will be seated with their team coach. • All rooms will be off limits and locked. • Cheerleaders will remain in the gym with their coaches. • The lobby will be off limits. No vending machines or facility phones will be available. The rest rooms in the gym will be available for use. • Coaches please monitor your kids!

Lightning Safety Procedures for City parks (Without Gymnasiums) At the first signs of lightning or thunder, leave the park. Go to your vehicle and take shelter there with the windows rolled up. “If you can hear it (thunder), Clear it (suspend activities).” Avoid the rain and sun shelters in the park. These are not safe from lightning. Avoid going underneath trees. Trees “attract” lightning. Avoid metal fences, gates and tall light poles and power poles. Wait 30 minutes after the last observed lightning or thunder before you resume outdoor activities.

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THOR - GUARD PROCEDURES The City of Pompano Beach now has our lightning prediction system in place and working called THOR-Guard. We will rely on this system to tell us when it is unsafe to be outside due to risk of lightning. It predicts when conditions are ideal for lightning; therefore, we should have at least a two minute window for getting to safety in appropriate shelters. When the system senses eminent danger, a 15-second, high-pitched horn will sound. When you hear this, you should immediately have your group and audience head for shelter. Upon hearing this alert, stop the program, show or event, make a safety announcement to the area, power down all equipment, and seek shelter. You should listen for three short five-second bursts from the siren. This is an all-clear signal from the system which means that conditions are safe to resume activity. You should seek shelter in the nearest building preferably. DO NOT seek shelter under trees, metal roofs, near large water sources, etc. Please take the time and identify where all the sirens/horns are located (a strobe light will go off when the system is activated).

BUS TRANSPORTATION Here are a few bus rules you should be aware of: 1) Only players, managers and coaches are allowed on the bus. No parents or extra spectators are allowed to ride on the bus. 2) All players must ride on the bus to their games. Players may ride home from the game with their parent/guardian if their coach and City staff is properly informed and signed out at the game by the parent/guardian. If you are riding home with another parent you must have a note from your parent/guardian giving you permission to ride home with that parent from your game. Any player who does not have a note to ride home with another parent is required to ride the activity bus back to park. 3) All bus rules in the Operations Handbook must be followed at all times. 4) All other bus rules that the coach sets for his/her team must be followed at all times. 5) Please be aware that poor bus behavior can result in loss of playing time. Transportation Coordinator, LaShunna Pierre Phone: 954-786-4119 OR 954-809-1921 Email: LaShunna.Pierre@copbfl.com 21


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2011 Football & Cheerleading Operations Manual