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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much is the registration fee?

  • Flag football registration fee is $125.00 for all players
  • Tackle football registration fee is $250.00 for all players 
  • Cheerleading registration fee is $250.00 for all players              

(all registration fees include the $16.00 AAU Athlete Membership required for all players)

Q. What is provided with the registration fee?

Flag Football registration includes: personalized game jersey, shorts, and socks – which the participant keeps. Tackle Football registration includes: helmet and shoulder pads – which are returned at the end of the season. As well as a personalized game jersey and game pants, game socks, and practice jersey - which the participant keeps. Cheer registration includes: Uniform Top, uniform bottom, pom poms, and competition underarmor – which are returned at the end of the season. As well as a cheer pack that includes bloomers, game bow, practice shorts, and practice shirt - which the participant keeps. All participants (football & cheer) are required to purchase and supply their own shoes/cleats and mouthpieces.

*There may be some additional expenses required during the season that may come up, we will do everything possible to inform you in advance of these costs and schedule fundraisers to offset any out of pocket expenses. (ie. playoffs, national competitions, etc.)

Q. Do you offer payment plans or is payment due in full at registration?

Actually, we do offer payment plans.  All payments are due by September 1st in full, regardless of date sign up.  If you need a payment plan, select that option at registration and your balance due will be broken in to monthly payments leading up until your last payment due on September 1st. 

Q. Is there a sibling discount if I have more than one child participating?

Yes. 1st child is full price of the greater registration fee.

Each additional child is a 10% discount from full price of the lowest registration fee.

Q. Do you accept credit cards?

Yes. We can also accept online payments. Payments made at registration locations may be made by card, check or cash. 

We also offer online payment plans.

*There are processing fees that will be charged

Q. Can I register online?

Yes. Click on the Registration tab at the top to begin.

Q. Is there a weight limit?

No. AAU Football is unlimited weight with no position restrictions.

Q. What are your age divisions?

All participants must be the below the listed age by August 1st.

  • Flag Football (9 vs. 9) and Cheer (6U) are ages 4, 5, and 6
  • Tackle Football and Cheer (8U) are ages 7 and 8
  • Tackle Football and Cheer (10U) are ages 9 and 10
  • Tackle Football and Cheer (12U) are ages 11 and 12
  • Tackle Football and Cheer (14U) are ages 13 and 14

Q. Is there a Refund Policy?

Refund Policy for The East Orange Thunder is as follows: Although we hope it never happens, circumstances may dictate that from time to time a player may be unable to stay with us for the season. In such cases, the following Refund policy will apply.

Refunds, if provided, will be processed in the following manner: A full refund minus the $50.00 nonrefundable deposit will be processed if refund is requested BEFORE July 1st. No refunds will be processed AFTER July 1st. No exceptions.

Request of Refund Procedure:All requests for refunds must be made in writing. Once the request has been approved, a refund check will be sent to the applicant. In all circumstances, any equipment issued to a player must be returned before any refund will be processed.

Q. What days do you practice, and for how long?

Beginning August 1st, practices will be Monday - Friday for the first two weeks, to accommodate mandatory conditioning requirements. After the first two weeks, practices are generally held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U. Practice for 6U are generally held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Practice days and times could vary.

Q. When does the season start and how long does it run?

Official season starts August 1st and typically ends the later part of October; however the season can run in to mid-November, depending on playoffs and Championship games/competitions. Prior to August 1st, optional conditioning camps will be held.

Q. How many players are on a team?

Roster sizes may vary per team. Typically 6U Flag Football has a maximum of 20 participants. 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U Tackle Football has 25 participants. Cheer has up to 12 participants per age group.

Q. Where are practice and games held?

Our practices are held at University High School, 2450 Cougar Way. Games are played throughout Central Florida at various locations. Our home games will be played at University High School. All games during the normal season are played on Saturdays and always at the same times.

Q. Is there a lot of travel involved?

No, AAU Football is not travel ball. The season consists of 5 home and 5 away games throughout Central Florida.

Q. What other teams do you play against?

We are part of the Florida Youth Football & Cheer League (FYFCL). You can visit their website to see a list of all the teams in the area that we may play against.

Q. How can I get involved?

We always are looking for parents to volunteer and get involved. If you are interested in a Football or Cheer coaching position, please talk to the Football Director or Cheer Director. If you would like to volunteer in a board member capacity or at one of our games, please talk to any existing board member. All Coaches and Board Staff are required to obtain an AAU non-athlete membership, which involves a background check.