We often get questions regarding equipment needed to play tackle football with DJFL and what equipment DJFL provides. Here is a basic list:
A helmet with chin strap, shoulder pads, 1 practice jersey, and 1 game jersey. Practice jerseys and game jerseys will be given out by the coaches during preseason practices. Parents Provide:
Mouth Guard, Blue Game Day Pants (with built-in pads), a cup (athletic supporter), game socks, and cleats. You may also want to purchase Under Armour for cold days and a backup mouth guard. Items can be purchased at Authentic Athlete or Darien Sport Shop.
PRESEASON PRACTICE EQUIPMENT: The first three days for your son in the preseason, he will be in shorts and helmets. While all players should attend all practices, no player can be on the field until they have picked up their equipment and have turned in his medical form and equipment deposit check. Players will sit on the sidelines until documentation is submitted and equipment is issued. Once three full days of conditioning practice has been completed by the player, then full pads can be worn. If your son cannot make the first preseason practices, he will start his three days when he arrives even though the other players may be in pads. Please have your player’s mouth guard for the preseason.
The Blue game day football pants (with built-in pads) can be purchased at Authentic Athlete or Darien Sport Shop, and are used for practices as well.
Equipment drop-off for all DJFL Tackle players grades 4 - 8 and MTF playersis on Monday, November 2nd on the blacktop between the home team bleachers and the track. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, please drop off between 5 PM and 6 PM. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, please drop off between 6 PM and 7 PM. When you drop off all equipment issued, you will be given back your equipment deposit check.
Q: What equipment needs to be returned?
A: helmets, shoulder pads, game and practice jerseys.
NOTE: Equipment can be dropped off by anyone. It does not have to be by the player or the player's parents. If you cannot bring your player's equipment yourself, find someone else on the team to bring the equipment for you.
Finally, please wear a mask when dropping off equipment!