2024 8th Grade Football

Welcome to the 2024 South Gwinnett Comets 8th Grade Football Program!

Registration Fee:
  • $180.00 - 8th Grade  Registration FEE ONLY  UNIFORM FEE TO COME LATER 
  • THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR REGISTRATION FEES 

Our league is a member of the Gwinnett Football League - visit www.gwinnettfootball.com for Preseason Jamboree and Regular Season Game Schedules as they are published early August. There you will also be able to locate directions to all playing fields, league standings, and GFL Playoff Schedules.

SGAA offers tackle football for ages 6-12 year olds with a age control date of September 1st of the current year.  This league is strictly divided by age and does not utilize a weight class system.  
 

Visit the PROGRAMS/FOOTBALL section of www.sgaasports.com for list of important dates for the upcoming season.

There is a GFL gate fee for entrance into all facilities.
Your registration fee includes GFL dues, game pants and game jersey, coaches shirts, helmet decals, secondary player insurance, park fundraiser and a participation trophy. There is no concession or gate duty required by our association. Once a player has registered and paid their fee there will be NO REFUNDS.

Player Uniforms:

**ALL PLAYERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUPPLY THEIR OWN HELMETS, SHOULDER PADS, AND GIRDLE**

GFL Paperwork Information for Football & Cheer

For your child to participate in the GFL, you must complete the online paperwork requirements to be certified.

** Your child may not participate in early workouts or practices until this is completed. **

**Note- there is a $10 sign-up fee associated with this site.**

 

To start the process, please go to the link below with National Sports ID. (must be this link)

 

https://www.nationalsportsid.com/league/35700/gwinnett-football-and-cheer-league

1)      You will need to create a parent account or log in to your pre-existing account

2)      Add your child

3)      Upload player/cheerleader photo

4)      Upload required documents & sign pre-loaded documents

5)      Done! Once administration approves your paperwork, your child will be certified!

 

You will need to provide:

1)      Your child’s Birth Certificate, Passport or State issued ID

2)      School Document (Current report card, progress report or picture of online school account)

3)      A current 2024 physical on the GFL physical form only (see your park for paper)

- Must be on physical form- Revised 1/2024 (see top right of page for date)

- Must be signed by “MD, DO, PA or NP” (please make sure the doctor’s office name & phone number are listed)

- Parent must fill out history portion & sign & date

- ALL areas of physical form must be completed to get verified

4)      Baseline ImPACT Completion Confirmation Page (Concussion Testing)

- This is ONLY for 11yr old, 12yr old & 8th grade football players

- Confirmation page MUST have Player’s Name, Date of Birth, Test Type, Test Date & Time, Confirmation ID and Passport ID

 

 

* There are informational “how to” videos & step by step instructions to guide you through the process.

* There is also Live Online help 24/7 on the National Sports ID website. 


We hope your child enjoys representing the Comet Nation on the gridiron this Fall!
 

Once a player has registered and paid their fee there are NO REFUNDS


AS OF 2014 CONCUSSION POLICY
Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION?
Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury.
If an athlete reports one or more symptoms of concussion listed below after a bump, blow, or jolt to
the head or body, s/he should be kept out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says s/he is symptom-free and it’s OK to return to play.
Did You Know?
• Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
• Athletes who have, at any point in their lives, had a concussion have an increased risk for another concussion.
• Young children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults.
SIGNS OBSERVED BY COACHING STAFF
SYMPTOMS REPORTED BY ATHLETES
Appears dazed or stunned
Headache or “pressure” in head
Is confused about assignment or position
Nausea or vomiting
Forgets an instruction
Balance problems or dizziness
Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
Double or blurry vision
Moves clumsily
Sensitivity to light
Answers questions slowly
Sensitivity to noise
Loses consciousness (even briefly)
Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes
Concentration or memory problems
Can’t recall events prior to hit or fall
Confusion
Can’t recall events after hit or fall
Just not “feeling right” or “feeling down”
CONCUSSION DANGER SIGNS
In rare cases, a dangerous blood clot may form on the brain in a person with a concussion and crowd the brain against the skull. An athlete should receive immediate medical attention if after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body s/he exhibits any of the following danger signs:
• One pupil larger than the other
• Is drowsy or cannot be awakened
• A headache that not only does not diminish, but gets worse
• Weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination
• Repeated vomiting or nausea
• Slurred speech
• Convulsions or seizures
• Cannot recognize people or places
• Becomes increasingly confused, restless, or agitated
• Has unusual behavior
• Loses consciousness (even a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously)
WHY SHOULD AN ATHLETE REPORT THEIR SYMPTOMS?
If an athlete has a concussion, his/her brain needs time to heal. While an athlete’s brain is still healing, s/he is much more likely to have another concussion. Repeat concussions can increase the time it takes to recover. In rare cases, repeat concussions in young athletes can result in brain swelling or permanent damage to their brain. They can even be fatal.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU THINK YOUR ATHLETE HAS A CONCUSSION?
If you suspect that an athlete has a concussion, remove the athlete from play and seek medical attention. Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself. Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says s/he is symptom-free and it’s OK to return to play.
Rest is key to helping an athlete recover from a concussion. Exercising or activities that involve a lot of concentration, such as studying, working on the computer, or playing video games, may cause concussion symptoms to reappear or get worse. After a concussion, returning to sports and school is a gradual process that should be carefully managed and monitored by a health care professional.
Remember
Concussions affect people differently. While most athletes with a concussion recover quickly and fully, some will have symptoms that last for days, or even weeks. A more serious concussion can last for months or longer.
It’s better to miss one game than the whole season. For more information on concussions, visit:
www.cdc.gov/Concussion
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Student-Athlete Name Printed
Student-Athlete Signature
Date
Parent or Legal Guardian Printed
Parent or Legal Guardian Signature
Date

Price and Dates

Registration Opens
Mar 16, 2024
Registration Closes
Aug 10, 2024
Price
$180.00