The Rattler and Baby Rattler Football and Cheerleading program is operated by the Pensacola Youth Sports and Education Association, Inc., (PYSEA, Inc.), a Florida non profit corporation that provides remedial education and athletic opportunities to underprivileged youth in the Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida by engaging in or supporting activities to prevent juvenile delinquency, dependency, school dropout, teenage pregnancy, and to promote continued education and good citizenship.
The authority to administer the football and cheerleading program has been vested in the Youth Athletic Director of PYSEA by its Board of Directors pursuant to Section 3(g) of the Bylaws of the corporation:
We rely on the general public for volunteers and financial support as well as support from the business community. If you would like to assist PYSEA, Inc in our efforts please contact us.
The Rattlers and Baby Rattlers activities are held at various locations within Pensacola, Florida. The locations are provided by the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department. Our Main location is Magee Field located in a 2 block area between Davis Hwy and MLK Blvd on the east and west and bordered by Scott St. and Bobe St. to the north and south. Our Game Field for 2006 is located at the Roger Scott Athletic Complex located on Summit Blvd. In 2007 we will host games at the new 1.2 million dollar Magee Field Athletic Complex.
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F A Qs
What are the weight limits?
Visit individual team pages for age & weight limit information.
"Can my son/daughter play up or down from his/her age group?"
Yes, for play down information visit individual team pages. A child may play up if it is deemed that he or she is physically and mature enough to compete safely.
“When do we have to register by?”
We always encourage all of the kids to register as soon as possible to assist us in getting ready for the up coming season. The first registration for Football is as soon as May and as late as the last week of July. Cheerleaders need to register no later that July 10. This is to give enough time for uniforms to be made and delivered before the first football game.
“Where do I go to register?”
Register at Magee Field Park located at Yonge Street and MLK Blvd. Monday - Saturday after 1:00p.
“What does my child need to play football?”
The program provides all football players with helmet, shoulder pads, game pants, and game jersey . You would need to provide practice pants & insert pant pads, (which may be purchased at Wal-Mart or any sporting goods outlet), under shirt, and over shirt that will fit over shoulder pads, socks and football shoes.
“Can girls play Football?"
“Can boys be Cheerleaders?"
"How long is the season and what days are games and practices?"
Practice starts July 31st with the regular season beginning August 26 to October 21st with playoffs following until November 18th. Practice days are at the discretion of your coach however practices will be a maximum of 2 hours M-F and no practice after 8 p.m. or on Sunday.
"What does it cost?"
The registration fee is $100.00 for football players (includes cost of game jersey with your child's name). Cheerleaders will not be charged a registration fee for the 2006 season but must purchase their own uniforms which may range from $100- $150. It is our policy to try to assist financially any child that is not able to pay a fee and we may be able to grant some waivers depending upon the funds from other sources that we are able to raise.
"What is your refund policy?"
After your child has been accepted on a team and a jersey number assigned to him or her there are no refunds.
"What is required of me?"
To have your child at practice and games on time and to pick your child up after practice and games if your are unable to attend. Be civil towards others in the program, others teams, and game officials. Because the registration fees are not enough to support the program and provide necessary equipment you are expected to assist us by working in the concession stand or raising money during our fund raising activities.