Frequently Asked Questions

When does the season start and end?
Season usually starts the last weekend in July and usually runs through mid week of November.

What are the age limits?
Cheer is grade based 1st-8th and football is grade based 2nd grade thru 8th grade. Those football players who are 7 by July 31 are eligible to play on 8U.

Where do you practice?
Practices are generally held at Ravensdale Park. Location may change due to availability.

What times are practices?
Practices usually run from Monday-Friday, 5:30-7:30 pm during summer and Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm, once school begins. Times are subject to change.

When should I pick up my child?
Always be prompt in picking up your child. Suggested time to arrive is 7:30, unless otherwise notified by coach.

Will you cancel practices due to bad weather?
Rarely. Rain or shine practice continues. Exceptions would be Lightning/Earthquakes etc. If such a condition occurs please pick up your child immediately.

Can I go on the field to ask the coach a question?
We ask that you do not go onto the field during practice. Please wait until after practice to approach a coach.

Can I bring my pet?
No, pets are not allowed on school grounds.

We plan vacations during the month of August, will that be a problem?
We understand August is in the middle of the summer season and coaches take that into consideration. Attendance is important for several reasons including safety. Especially for first year participants who need to learn basic hitting skills.

If I am not happy with a coaching decision who can I contact?
Our Athletic Director or President handle all conflicts. Please discuss any problems or concerns you may have with either.

Should I notify you if my child is sick or has a prior commitment during a game or practice? And how?
Yes, please notify your son/daughter's coach and/or team manager regarding any absences.

I am interested in volunteering, how do I become involved?
Please notify any Board Member, Team Manager, Coach. We are always looking for volunteers, so any help is greatly appreciated!

How do I identify a Board Member, Coach or other Tahoma Junior Bears Volunteer?
All volunteers will have on picture badge during games and usually practices.

Do you offer scholarships?
Yes, for more information click here.

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