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TWIN CITY TIGERS TACKLE INFORMATION

COST

  • TACKLE: $125
  • ​​​​​​​PLAYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEATS & PRACTICE JERSEY.
  • ​​​​​​​JERSEY, SHOULDER PADS, HELMET, PADDED PANTS & MOUTHPIECE ARE PROVIDED.
  • ​​​​​​​SOME PLAYERS CHOOSE TO BUY A PADDED SHIRT AND THEIR OWN MOUTHPIECE.
NEW TACKLE LEVELS FOR 2024
*SEPT 1ST CUTOFF (i.e must be 9 before Sept 1st to play 9U)

BANTAMS (9U) - 3RD & 4TH GRADE (10AM GAMETIME)

JUNIORS (10U) - 4TH & 5TH GRADE (11:15AM GAMETIME)

ROOKIES (11U) -  5TH & 6TH GRADE (12:30PM GAMETIME)

JV (12U) -6TH  & 7TH GRADE (1:45PM GAMETIME)

VARSITY (14U) - 7TH & 8TH GRADE (3:00PM GAMETIME)

TACKLE PRACTICE INFO

DATE: 7/29/2024 - MON,TUES,WED,THURS
STARTING 8/27/2024 - TUES,WED,THURS
LAST PRACTICE: 10/17/2024
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm
LOCATION: One Normal Plaza, Normal
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE, CLEATS, HELMET (PROVIDED), MOUTH PIECE (PROVIDED), SHOULDER PAD (PROVIDED) & PRACTICE JERSEY.
  • COACHES WILL LET PLAYERS KNOW WHEN TO COME IN FULL PADS WITH PANTS (PROVIDED)
  • PRACTICE TIMES WILL END EARLIER AS THE SEASON PROGRESSES DUE TO DARKNESS

GAME INFORMATION

  • TACKLE WILL HAVE 8 SATURDAY GAMES STARTING 8/24/2024 WITH A POSSIBLE FINAL BOWL GAME EITHER 10/19/2024 OR 10/20/2024
  • ALL GAMES WILL BE IN BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL EXCEPT FOR ONE  (MORE DETAILS TO COME)​​​​​​​
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​TACKLE GAME SCHEDULE (OPPONENT/LOCATION TBD)
    • AUGUST 24TH (SAT)
    • AUGUST 31ST (SAT)
    • SEPTEMBER 7TH (SAT)
    • SEPTEMBER 14TH (SAT)
    • SEPTEMBER 21ST (SAT)
    • SEPTEMBER 28TH (SAT)
    • OCTOBER 5TH (SAT)
    • OCTOBER 12TH (SAT)
    • OCTOBER 19TH OR 20TH(Bowl Game - TBD)
DATES TO REMEMBER
EQUIPMENT PICKUP
7/19/2024 (FRI) 5:00pm-7:00pm or 
7/20/2024 (SAT) 8am-10am
LOCATION: One Normal Plaza, Normal
THESE DATES ARE TENTATIVE
  • TACKLE PLAYERS: YOU WILL RECEIVE A HELMET, SHOULDER PADS, PANTS (WITH PADS) & MOUTHPIECE. JERSEYS WILL BE HANDED OUT BEFORE THE FIRST GAME. 
  • TACKLE PLAYERS WILL NEED TO PROVIDE A PRACTICE JERSEY AND CLEATS. WE WILL HAVE PRACTICE JERSEYS FOR SALE BUT YOU ARE NOT REQUIRD TO BUY ONE FROM TIGERS
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SOME PLAYERS CHOOSE TO BUY A PADDED SHIRT FOR EXTRA PROTECTION (OPTIONAL).​​​​​​​
  • ​​​​​​​IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND THESE DATES, EQUIPMENT WILL BE FITTED THE FIRST WEEK OF PRACTICE.

FIRST TACKLE PRACTICE

DATE: 7/29/2024 (MON) - First Practice
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm
LOCATION: One Normal Plaza, Normal

PARENT MEETING

DATE: 7/30/2024 (TUES)
TIME: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION: Normal Community Center at One Normal Plaza, Normal
RECOMMENDED FOR FIRST YEAR PLAYERS. CHEER & FLAG ARE NOT REQUIRED

PICTURES

DATE: 8/19/2024(MON) OR 8/20/2024(TUES)

  • TACKLE PLAYERS MUST WEAR GAME PANTS, WE WILL PASS OUT JERSEYS
  • YOU WILL RECEIVE A LINK VIA EMAIL TO PURCHASE PICTURES ONLINE, THERE WILL BE NO PAPER ORDER FORM

PEP RALLY

8/22/2024 (THURS)

  • WE WILL HAVE A PEP RALLY WITH THE TIGERS PLAYERS, CHEERLEADERS & FAMILIES TO GET THE TEAMS EXCITED FOR THE FIRST GAME. 
  • MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW. ​​​​​​​

FIRST GAME

8/24/2024 (SAT)

  • FLAG FOOTBALL WILL START AT APPROX 9:00AM FOLLOWED BY THE BANTAMS AT 10AM, NEW LEVEL, JUNIORS, JV, VARSITY. GAMES LAST LONGER AS THE LEVELS GET HIGHER, TYPICALLY 60-90 MINUTES EACH. 
  • PLAYERS WILL ARRIVE 1 HOUR PRIOR TO GAME TIME OR AS INSTRUCTED BY THEIR COACH
LAST REGULAR SEASON GAME

10/12/2024 (SAT)


BOWL GAME

10/19/2024 (SAT) OR

10/20/2024 (SUN)

  • MORE DETAILS TO COME BUT PLEASE LEAVE THE DATES OPEN