No player will be allowed to participate in any practice until their medical clearance form has been signed by their physician and returned to their coach.

Lincoln Lions Provide:

  • HELMET
  • SHOULDER PADS
  • HIP, THIGH, TAILBONE AND KNEE PADS
  • GAME JERSEY & PANTS

FOOTBALL PLAYER/PARENT(S) NEED TO PURCHASE – REQUIRED:

  • 5 OR 6  POCKET GIRDLE
  • CUP
  • CLEATS – NO METAL
  • MOUTH GUARD
  • WATER BOTTLE – (place name of player on bottle)

Our Football program follows American Youth Football‘s rules, we are in the American division (meaning we go by age/grade, NOT weight.) Age cut-off date is July 31st of the current year. AYF mandates that team structures are as follows:

TEAM AGE GRADE   (Going Into)
Flag 5-7 K-2
8U  Instructional Tackle 7-8 2-3
9U 9 4
10U 10 5
11U 11 6
12U 12 7
13U 13 8
 14U  13-14  8-9

PLEASE NOTE: We build our team rosters based on total number of players, so some of these teams may be combined. Our coaching staff also may make some adjustments based on the overall roster, your child’s ability/age range; but we will make the best decision for your child’s safety and well-being. In the past, Lincoln Lions combine their 4th and 5th grade teams due to enrollment/team safety.