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Mission Statement

LCFCA Mission Statement

To promote a positive environment in competitive youth tackle football and cheer, fostering character, athleticism, teamwork and sportsmanship.




Heat and Hydration Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2016

 LCFCA Guidelines for Football 

Heat index of less than 100:

  • Water breaks every 30-45 min.

Heat index of 100 - 106:

Full pads

  • Water breaks every 20 min.
  • Practice length not to exceed 1hr. 30 min.

Shorts/shoulder pads/helmets

  • Water breaks every 30 min.
  • Practice length not exceed 1 hr 45 min.
  • Athletes allowed to remove helmets while not in contact with drills.
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning: remove shoulder pads and helmets.
  • Decrease duration and intensity.


Heat index of 106 – 110:

Shorts/Shoulder Pads/Helmets only

  • Water breaks every 15 min.
  • Practice length exceed 1 hr. 30min. total
  • Pants but no helmet or shoulder pads.
  • No Cardiovascular conditioning.

*No outside practice when temperature exceeds 109ºF and/or heat index is 111ºF