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FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING

FLAG FOOTBALL
SPF PAL flag football is for Scotch Plains and Fanwood players in grades K-6. SPF PAL contact football is for Scotch Plains and Fanwood players in grades 3-8. The 3rd grade contact team plays locally while the rest travel. Register your child for the grade he is entering in September. Note the maximum ages below for each grade as of September 1: 
Grade 3: Maximum age 9.5 years old  
Grade 4: Maximum age 10.5 years old 
Grade 5: Maximum age 11.5 years old 
Grade 6: Maximum age 12.5 years old 
Grade 7: Maximum age 13.5 years old 
Grade 8: Maximum age 14.5 years old 

If your child is over the maximum age on September 1, he will be eligible to play in the next grade. 

Fees: Flag, $75. Contact 3rd grade, $130. All other contact grades, $180. After the first two players, additional family members in contact football play free. Any other special arrangements must first be approved by SPF PAL. Please inquire by emailing spfpalinfo@gmail.com. 

FLAG FOOTBALL BASIC INFO
Games are played every Sunday at the SPF High School lower grass fields and on the varsity football turf field when the PAL contact football teams are playing away games. Game times are 11:30am and 12:45pm. The season starts Sept. 11 and runs eight weeks to Oct. 30. Practice is usually held 30 minutes before each game so no worries about weekday/weeknight practices.  All families will be alerted soon on what teams their children are on. We appreciate your patience and welcome newcomers! For additional questions, send an email to spfpalinfo@gmail.com.

CHEERLEADING
SPF PAL cheerleading is open to residents of Scotch Plains and Fanwood going into grades 2-8 in September. Please make sure you are registering your child for the correct grade, that's the grade the child will enter in September.

Fee for grades 2 & 3 (Mini Raiders) is $75. Fee for grades 4-8 is $125. We are accepting 30 registrants for each grade. Additional registrants will be put on a waiting list. There is no guarantee wait listed people will be selected.

All participants must read our Rules and Expectations and agree to abide by them.

WRESTLING
The SPF PAL wrestling program has two levels--grades K-6 and grades 7-8.

K-6 is an instructional level that also provides competitive wrestling through two leagues: the Central Jersey Wrestling League and the Raritan Valley Wrestling League. Both leagues represent towns primarily from our surrounding area.  This level is divided into three teams-- Novice, JV and Varsity. Players are assigned to teams based on various factors including age, weight and skill level.

Each team practices separately and your child will be notified which practice to attend. Practices will be held at the SPFHS wrestling room 1-2 nights per week for the Novice Team and 2-3 times per week for the other teams. Matches will be held on weeknights or Saturdays. Tournaments will be scheduled throughout the season; attendance is encouraged, but not mandatory. Fees are generally around $20 for each child per tournament, and are the responsibility of the parent.

The Middle School Team is for kids in grades 7-8.

The wrestling season runs from early November to late February. Registration cost for the season is $125. Singlet/uniform is provided. Wrestling shoes and headgear are not provided but are required. There is a $25 discount for families registering two or more children.

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