Edmonds Warriors Junior Football: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
Player Sign-ups/Registration

When are sign-ups?
Player registration begins in February or March each year and continues through July or until teams fill up.

Where are sign-ups held?
All football and cheer registration is online and accessed from our website: www.edmondswarriors.com. If you are new to Edmonds Warriors Junior Football you will complete three steps to register your son or daughter:

1) Create a parent account (i.e., adult account)
2)
Add your child’s information
3)
Register your child

If you were part of Edmonds Warriors Junior Football last year you won’t have to re-enter any of your information:

1) Log on with your parent account
2)
Update any information that may have changed from last year
3)
Register your child

When do we need to sign-up?
You can register any time before August if there are any open spots.  Every year we have teams that fill as early as May.  Signing up earlier insures your spot and it also helps us with our planning, ordering and budgeting.  If you wait, you are increasing the likelihood that you may miss out.

Can I make payments?
Yes.  When you complete the online registration, select “Pay by check” at checkout.  You can make payments by check either by mail or in person, or by credit/debit card through the online registration site.

When do I need to pay?
You must have 50% (or more) of the registration fee paid in order to be officially registered.  You must be paid in full before equipment and uniforms are issued the last week of July. We work extremely hard to keep our fees very low: $100 for 76ers, $150 for 89ers, Peewees, Bantams, & Juniors and $200 for Seniors.  Everything is included in the fee except for cleats and a mouthguard.

Do you offer refunds?
No.  There are a lot of historical reasons for this policy, but the simple explanation is that a “no refunds” policy eliminates many potential problems and other issues. 

Practices

When do practices begin?
Practice begins each year on the first Monday in August (this year that’s August 4th).

How often is practice?
In August, practice is held five days a week, Monday through Friday.  After Labor Day practice is held three days per week – typically Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Seniors practices are held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after Labor Day.

What time are practices?
Practices are usually held from 5:30 to 7:30.  Some of our teams will shift practice times to 5:00 to 7:00 around the second week of October.

Where is practice?
76ers, 89ers and Peewees practice at Edmonds Woodway High School.  Bantams, Juniors and Seniors practice at College Place Middle School. 

Games

When are the games?
Games begin on the first Saturday after the Labor Day weekend (this year that’s September 6th) and continue every Saturday through the first weekend in November (this year that’s November 1st). 

Is there a Jamboree?
Yes, each season our league holds a Jamboree on the Saturday before Labor Day weekend (this year that’s August 23rd).  Each team will attend a weigh-in and then play in two short scrimmages.

Where are the games?
Our home games are played in Edmonds Stadium at Edmonds-Woodway High School.  The location of away games will vary depending on the schedule and opponent.

How many games are there?
Each team will play 8 or 9 games. 

What if we’re not in the playoffs?
Every team plays through the end of the season, even if they are not in the playoffs.  Consolation games are scheduled based on records which typically results in closely matched games.  In general, the final three weeks of the season are the best match-ups of the year for every team. 

Equipment

What equipment do I need to buy?
Edmonds Warriors Junior Football supplies all of the equipment that a player will need except for cleats, a mouth guard and an athletic supporter with cup.

This includes: Helmet, chin strap, shoulder pads, hip pads, tailbone pad, thigh pads, knee pads, practice jersey, practice pants, game jersey and game pants. Our equipment is the highest quality to insure maximum protection and safety for our players.

Cleats must comply with National Federation of High School Rules which requires that football cleats be Rubber Soled Cleats OR Replaceable (Detachable) Cleats with Plastic Soles – the cleats can be no longer than ½”. Cleats do not have to be a specific brand, model or color.  Most players wear black cleats, some wear white or green.
Mouthguards must have a strap that attaches to the facemask.

Can I wear my jersey from last year?
Yes (if it fits).

When do the players get their gear?
Player suit-ups take place the week before practice begins.  The suit-up schedule will be published to the EWJF website and sent in our newsletter in June.

What size football is used?
NJFL teams can use rubber, synthetic leather, or leather covered footballs:

Level

Football Size
76ers Pee Wee
89ers
Peewees Junior
Bantams
Juniors Youth
Seniors

Footballs must be labeled as “Peewee”, "Junior" or "Youth" size and otherwise be compliant with NFHS rules.  

Camps & Training

Do you offer any football camps?
Yes, we have two camps each year:

Spring Football Camp - The Edmonds-Woodway High School Football Team Spring Football Camp is held each year during Spring Break at Edmonds Stadium.

Warrior Football Camp - The Edmonds-Woodway High School Warrior Football Camp is held in July (this year Monday July 14th thru Thursday July 17th), 3pm to 6pm for $80.Information and registration forms available on the Camps page at our website: www.edmondswarriors.com.

Do you offer any pre-season or off season training?
We offer speed and agility training in July.

EWJF Speed and Agility Training – Each year in July we offer speed and agility training that is held every Tuesday and Thursday morning in July from 10am to 11am, (8 sessions) conducted by Jeff Miller, Owner of Absolute Fitness & Sports Performance (www.traincompetedominate.com) and IYCA Certified Youth Speed & Agility Specialist. This year’s sessions will be July 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th & 31st.  Cost is $50. 

Each year I am asked about additional training or recommendations.  I can highly recommend Jeff Miller and Absolute Fitness & Sports Performance (www.traincompetedominate.com).  I have worked with Jeff for many years and watched the significant impact he has had with many athletes from youth to college – including my own son.  Jeff has been a great supporter of our program and generously donates his time.  In addition to individual and group training he usually has specials and summer programs.