2022 Fall Tackle Football and Cheerleading

Eastside Dolphins - 

2022 Tackle Football (8U, 10U & 12U) and Cheerleading registration is open and will remain open through Friday, July 1, 2022.


Participants will be placed in a division based on their age on August 31, 2022 (no exceptions). The Football Fee ($170) includes registration, game uniform (pants, jersey and helmet decal) and practice jersey with the player's game-jersey number and name across the back.

Individuals are responsible for providing a white helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, cleats and practice pants. In general, equipment is a safety investment and will be used for several seasons. We will hold an equipment swap & sell within the first two weeks of July to help families. We are also sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods and will provide a 20% off coupon to all participants to assist with equipment costs.

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Required Participant / Parent Registration Forms

For reference, the table below contains the football sizes and weight restrictions by age group. For players that exceed the weight restriction by age group, a 90s jersey must be worn. The Youth Football Ops Manual contains specific rules on page 11 of 23.

League / Ages Football Size Weight Restriction
8U (Ages 7 & 8) Tackle Football K2 110 lbs
10U (Ages 9 & 10) Tackle Football TDJ 125 lbs
12U (Ages 11 & 12) Tackle Football TDY 150 lbs





Greenville County Rec issues a Youth Football Ops Manual that may be helpful to read prior to purchasing equipment (and definitely before start of the season). This manual also includes rules and regulations including weigh-in protocol, playing rules, and operational policies. 


This season we will have three (3) teams (8U, 10U and 13U) in addition to a Competition Team (additional costs will apply to Competition Team). The Cheerleading Fee ($140) includes registration, uniform, bloomers, pom poms, socks and bows. If you are interested in Competition Team, then try-outs will be held in early August. Cheerleaders who make the Competition Team will also be on a regular cheer squad as well.


If you are interested in coaching, please sign up through the registration form. All coaches must submit and pass a background check (https://bib.com/secure-volunteer/Greenville-County-Parks-Recreation-and-Tourism/home) in order to coach. All coaches must also have a current USA Football Youth Certification for Non-Contact & Contact Coaches (https://footballdevelopment.com/youth-certifications/). There are a few easy forms to complete as well, which can be completed closer to the beginning of the season. 


We will post details on the timeline / schedule once Greenville County Rec provides additions guidance. Please see our "About" page for typical timeframes.

Weather Updates: Follow Greenville County Rec on Twitter @gcrecfields or Text “gcrecfields” to 99000 to receive text alerts. 

We are looking forward to the 2022 Fall Season!

Go Fins!

Financial Aid Information

We recognize that this past year has been a trying time for families, so we have explored all means possible for securing scholarship money for this season and supporting as many families as possible.

Dick's Sporting Goods, one of our very generous sponsors, has a program to help kids with registration fees. Based on the eligibility requirements, your child may meet the qualifications to receive up to $150 in grant funding to assist in paying for registration fees. Through this program, families are required to pay at least $10 of the registration fee or the balance if the fee is greater than $160. Our representative at Dick's has confirmed that the funding will be received within 5-7 days of submitting a complete application. Upon approval, you will receive an email from Chek Spend to set up your account and access your new electronic payment card to allow for online payment. Based on the website, you can re-apply every 3 months per child to assist with other sports activities throughout the year!

To help us assist as many families as possible with registration and equipment costs, we would like to see if you could please complete this very brief application to see if grant money could be obtained to cover registration costs. We are also in the process of applying for equipment grants for the organization.

Below is a summary of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the Every Kid Sports Pass website:

  • An application must be submitted for every child you wish to be considered for an Every Kid Sports Pass.
  • Available to kids 4-18 years old, participating in recreational after-school sports.
  • Youths, parents, or guardians apply online for the Every Kid Sports Pass.
  • Parent/Guardian must submit proof of their child’s current and active enrollment in one of the approved Financial Needs Verification* programs:
  • Medicaid enrollment document – with child’s name and dates
  • SNAP enrollment document – with child’s name and dates
  • WIC enrollment document – with child’s name and dates
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for Migrant Education Programs – with child’s name and dates
  • Active enrollment dates in SNAP, WIC, or Medicaid cannot exceed 12 months from the time of your submitted application.
  • NEW: Free and Reduced Lunch benefits will no longer be accepted.
  • NEW: Upon approval, an electronic payment card will be issued virtually to the parent/guardian allowing you to pay your registration fees on-line.
  • Applications must be submitted before the end of the season you are requesting funds for.

We have reviewed the application to understand the information you may be asked to provide. Below are the details from Eastside Dolphins Youth Alliance (EDYA) for your use in the application:

Section 3: Sport Information
Sport or activity grant will be used for: Football / Cheer
Sport season start date: 07/05/2022
Sport season end date: 11/11/2022
Hours of participation per week: 8

Section 4: Youth Sports Organization / School Information
What organization is hosting your sport? Greenville County Rec - Eastside Dolphins Youth Alliance (EDYA)
Youth Sports Organization (YSO) / School Website: www.eastsidedolphins.com
Contact at Organization: Shari Clark
YSO / School Contact's Email: edyafootball@gmail.com
YSO / School Contact Phone: 828.275.2705
Full Cost of the Program: $170 / $140
Grant Request ($150 Max): $150 / $130

As always, we are here to help! Please feel free to call, email or text with any questions. We are looking forward to this upcoming season!

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