Louisiana Hurricanes: Player Information

Player Frequently Asked Questions

This page is dedicated to all common player questions.

 

1.  Are the players paid to play?

Since we operate as a non-profit organization, the players are not paid.  In addition, we do not want to effect the eligibility of any player wanting to play at the collegiate level.

2.  Is there a team fee required to play each year?

Yes, there is a mandatory team fee that must be paid prior to the beginning of the season.  Payments can be made in installments.

 3.  Are the staff and coach's paid?

None of the coach's or staff are paid anything.  They volunteer and dedicate their time to the organization for the pure love of football.

4.  Does the team supply me with football gear?

Because of the fact that there is limited funds available, the organization is not able to provide equipment.  Each player must have their own helmet, pads, white pair of game pants, and cleats to play. 

5.  What are some of the things that team fees pay for?

The team fees are used to replace items each year such as practice equipment, footballs, supplies, use of practice fields, use of game fields, league fees, marketing and advertising, security, referees, etc.    TRAVEL IS NOT inlcuded in yearly team fees.

6.  What age must you be to try out?

The minimum age to play is 18 years of age. 

7.  Do you have to have prior football experience?

No, you do not have to have any prior football experience.

8.  Do you get to keep the season issued jersey?

No, jerseys must be turned in after each game.  The orgnization will wash the jersey and have it ready for the next game.  The jerseys cannot be kept at any point due to the cost of the custom made jerseys.

9.  Why do the jerseys cost so much?

The Louisiana Hurricanes jerseys are custom made using the highest quality material and tackle twill lettering and numbering.  After careful comparison from the traditional jerseys teams use and the ones we currently use, they outlast and endure tackle football far better. 

10.  Have you had anyone that has made it to the NFL?

We have not had any of our athletes make it to the NFL.  However, we have had five players that have had the opportunity to play at the Junior College level and Division 2 as well as three players at the arena level.