Football & Cheerleading Equipment

  FOOTBALL CHEER
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ASA Parent ASA Parent ASA Parent
Helmet X          
Practice Pants X          
Game Pants X          
Patch* X       X  
Mouthpiece X          
Pads X          
Game Jersey X   X      
Cleats   X   X    
Practice Jersey   X        
Under Armor Shirt (optional)   X        
Spare Mouth Piece   X        
Socks   X   X    X
Athletic Supporter   X        
Flags     X      
Game Shorts       X    
Uniform         X  
Poms         X  
Cheer Shoes           X
Bloomers           X
Hair Bow           X
Crop top           X

*On game day, all Football and cheer uniforms are required to have a Pop Warner patch.


 

Equipment Distribution

The equipment distribution schedule will be published in July. Generally, we hold equipment distribution the weekend before the first practice at the Apex Community Park Shelters.

Equipment Maintenance

Mouthpiece Instructions
 
1.
Place mouthpiece in mouth. If it is too long cut the back edges with scissors so it is the right length.
2.
Boil water. Place mouthpiece in water holding the end that attaches to helmet for 20 seconds or until mouthpiece goes limp.
3.
Once limp, dip in cold water for one second.
4.
Place in child's mouth positioned tightly against upper teeth.
5.
Have child to bite down for 10 seconds, sucking to pull the mouthpiece tightly against upper teeth.
6.
Dip mouthpiece in cold water for 10 seconds.
 
If child bites a hole in it, then it was too soft. Ask your coach for another mouthpiece and repeat.
  
Mouthpiece Care
Wash mouthpieces once per week with soap and water.

Practice Pants
Wash practice pants only once per week (during weekend). This saves you and us money(replacement of pants). Check wear and tear of pants once per week.

Shoulder Pads
Disinfect shoulder pads once per week with something similar to Lysol. Check wear and tear of shoulder pad strings once per week. 

Helmets
Disinfect helmets once per week with something similar to Lysol. Shine your helmets with pledge or similar agent before every game. Check helmet screws to ensure they are all tight once per week.

Pads (knee, thigh, hip, tail)
DO NOT run knee pads, thigh pads, hip pads or tail pads through the dryer, especially thigh pads!

Equipment Problems

If you have an equipment problem, please see your team equipment manager or your coach.