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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will my child be assigned to a team?

All players are assigned to a team based on their age/weight, according to Pop Warner guidelines.

Q: Can I request a specific team or coach for my child to play for?

No - due to the large number of players that register we cannot accomodate such requests.  If your child is a returning player and still meets the age/weight range from the previous season they will return to their previous team when possible. The organization reserves the right to make the final decision on which team a player is assigned to based upon organizational need.

Q: What if I want to pay by cash/money order? Can I still register my child online?

Yes - all registration will be done online for the 2023 season.  If you wish to pay by cash/check/money order bring it along with your registration receipt to one of our upcoming Saturday clinics beginning in June to complete your child's registration.

Q: Can I mail the required registration documents (i.e birth certificates, physical, etc.)?

No - we ask that you bring your documents in person to one of our monthly Saturday football camps beginning in April, but if you would like to expedite the registration process, you can fax or email the forms.

Q: Who can participate?

Children living in the Triangle-area provided they meet the following criteria:

1.  Are between the ages of 5 - 14 as of July 31, 2023.

2.  Maintain a 70% scholastic average (Kindergarten not included).

3.  Meet the age/weight requirements as determined by Pop Warner.

Q: What is required for a child to participate?

Each player must provide the following information in order to complete registration:

1. Payment of registration fee in full.

2. Copy of player's Birth Certificate.

3. Completed 2023 Participant Contract Form.

4. Completed 2023 Physical/Medical History form dated after January 1, 2023.  It must be the physical form provided by Pop Warner that you will receive during registration. 

5. Year end 2022-2023 report card (all 4 grading periods must be complete) turned in by July 31, 2023

Q: What equipment/uniforms are provided and what must the participants provide?

Tackle football players will be supplied with a helmet and shoulder pads.  The participant must supply a practice jersey, practice pants, game day girdle, seven-piece pad set and cleats. Tackle players can purchase (at a discounted rate) the practice pants, girdle, and seven-piece pad set at equipment hand out day.  All game day jersey and pants are given out by the coach before each game and collected after each game. Flag players must supply all practice attire (shorts, t-shirt and cleats).

All uniforms pieces that the Eagles supply must be returned at the end of each season to your coach after the last game.

Q: Do you have tryouts?

No - The Durham Eagles do not hold tryouts and no experience is necessary at any level.  Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis based on age/weight requirements.

Q: When does the season start?

Typically practices begin on August 1 (unless it is a Sunday). Our regular season games will generally begin the last Saturday in August or the first Saturday in September depending on how the calendar falls.

Q: How long does the season last?

Our regular season ends in late October. All football players on the Jr. PeeWee, PeeWee, and 14U teams are eligible for post-season play and competition. League and Regional Play-offs will be held throughout the month of November. Regional Championships will always be held on Thanksgiving weekend with the traveling day/hotel check-in to be Thanksgiving Day. Post-season travel is expected to be light, (Raleigh, Garner, Winston-Salem, Charlotte or the southern Virginia area), however there is always the chance of further travel in any given year. The Pop Warner Super Bowl will be held the first week of December at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.

Q: Where/When are games played?

Eagles home games will be played at Southern Durham High School. Away games will be held at other Consolidated Football Federation (CFF) fields in Apex, Cary, Cleveland, Durham, Garner, Raleigh, Sanford, Wilmington and Wake Forest. We will provide maps and directions to all of our game fields. Games are played on Saturdays at various times depending on field availability. Game schedules will be available near the end of August. Some games may be postponed or canceled due to weather or loss of field. There is a gate charge of $4/adults and $2 for school-aged youth. Kids under 5 are free.

Q: What if I have other questions?

Please e-mail us at  [email protected]