Equipment needed to play youth football in the ZYFA Grades 3-8:
- White Helmet with exterior warning label which meets the NOCSEA standards
- Mouth guard
- Shoulder pads
- Navy blue football pants with pads
- Athletic supporter with protective cup
- Shoes with on-piece soles and cleats. (Running shoes are allowed, metal cleats are not)
Game jerseys are provided for each player and are theirs to keep.
3rd and 4th Grade Tackle Bars will be provided.
Most retail outlets have people who can help advise you on a proper fit for football equipment. Here are some guidelines when selecting helmets and shoulder pads.
These equipment guidelines are suggested by Billy Rice, a national promotion manager and speaker for directors, football coaches, equipment managers and athletic trainers regarding equipment and safety.
Complete equipment guidelines can be found on the USA Football website:http://www.usafootball.com/