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Player Registration

Registration for the 2019 season is open.  Registration will remain open through August for available spots.  Registration for individual teams closes when all spots are filled.  This varies from team to team and year to year - teams have closed as early as May or remained open through August.

Registration Process

Players will not be confirmed on a team roster

until all registration steps are completed:

  1. Register Online

  2. Payment Received in Full

  3. Players Weight Verified In-Person

  4. Proof of Age Received

Registration Process Details:

  1. Complete Online Registration

    • Eligible Players

      • All players that live within the Edmonds-Woodway HS or Meadowdale HS boundary areas, or are otherwise eligible to attend Edmonds-Woodway HS or Meadowdale HS.

      • All roster spots are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

  2. Payment Made in Full

    • Payments can be made online by credit or debit card on the registration site or by mailing a check to: Edmonds Warriors Junior Football, PO Box 1011, Edmonds, WA 98020.

    • You can also pay with cash or check at our in-person sign-up and player weigh-in sessions at the EWJF Equipment Building beginning in March.  Specific dates and times are posted to the calendar on our website and in our periodic email updates.

    • Note: EWJF does not provide refunds.  Registration insurance may be purchased at checkout.

  3. Players Weight Verified In-Person

    • All registered players must attend a pre-season in-person sign-up to have their weight verified for team assignment.

      • In-person sign-up and player weigh-in sessions at the EWJF Equipment Building. Specific dates and times are posted to the calendar page and in our periodic email updates.

  4. Proof of Age Received

    • We must have a copy of proof of age for each player. We have proof of age for all players from previous seasons. If you are new to the Edmonds Warriors Junior Football, you need to bring a copy of "Proof of Age" to an in-person sign-up. This can be a copy of a birth certificate, Washington State ID, US Passport, or other official, government issued ID/Proof of Age.

 

Players that have not completed all registration steps above are not guaranteed a roster spot. Roster spots are awarded on a first come, first served basis, based on completion of all registration steps.

Players are provided all equipment and uniforms needed with the exception of cleats and a mouthguard. Uniforms and equipment are issued to players by appointment the first week of August before practice begins on Tuesday August 6th.  This year there will be no Friday practices. All registration steps must be completed above in order to schedule the suit-up appointment.

Important!

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  We do not hold or reserve spots for any players.

Why are football sign-ups so early?
All sports are unique and come with their own set of challenges - football perhaps more than any other.  Here is a quick summary of some of the challenges we face:

Team size - Other sports have smaller teams (fewer players per team) and there is more flexibility in adding or consolidating teams in basketball, baseball, soccer, etc. as opposed to football.  If we have 28 registrations we could choose to have 3, 4 or 5 basketball teams, but we could only have 1 football team.

Coaches - Coaches are very important in any sport, but they are critical in football.  We experienced this first hand last year when we unexpectedly lost a couple of great head coaches just as season started (in 16 years this has never happened before).  Football is the only sport I know of where eleven players execute a plan every down.  There's a lot to know, a lot to teach, and EWJF works very hard to provide the best possible coaching in our program. It's virtually impossible to add teams last minute and put together a quality, successful coaching staff.

Equipment - Football equipment and uniforms must be ordered several months in advance of the season.  For example, we ordered our jerseys in January.  It is very difficult and very expensive to get additional uniforms and equipment at the last minute.

Fields - Sports fields and facilities are always in short supply.  We have to confirm our field rentals and dates several months in advance and we're always faced with competition for fields with other sports such as soccer.

In a nutshell, football requires a lot of planning and logistics.  The earlier we know how many players we have, the more successful we can be.