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About East Chatham Chargers


East Chatham Youth Football and Cheerleading is a non-profit organization founded on the principles of building character, physical fitness, and academic success through athletics and team sports. ECC works with young athletes from 5 to 13 years of age and we support over 200 young student athletes annually.

ECC is run entirely by volunteers who work year round to ensure our kids' success. We are self funded and raise the necessary operations funds through registration fees, gate admissions, merchandise and concession sales. We also have some gracious corporate and individual donors who believe in the work we do for our community's children. Some of our expenses include, but are not limited to: player equipment, field use/maintenance, insurance, league fees, game day officials fees, and storage.

We appreciate all of those who have supported ECC over the years and want you to know we welcome new volunteers! We do work hard, but we have a lot of fun in the process and receive a great reward when we see our athletes smile and succeed! If you have questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact us at [email protected]. Go Chargers!

We currently offer the following programs:

Age
Program
(Max Weight)

 Practices
(Typically)
 Games
(Typically)
 2019 Cost
 5/6 Flag Football
(None)
2 weeknights/week
(1.5 hours)
 Saturdays  $80
 5/6 Cheer
2 weeknights/week
(1.5 hours)
 Saturdays  $45
 7/8 Tackle Football
(115 lbs)
3 weeknights/week
(2 hours)
 Saturdays  $125
 7/8Cheer 2 weeknights/week
(1.5 hours)
 Saturdays  $45
 9/10 Tackle Football
(135 lbs)
3 weeknights/week
(2 hours)
 Saturdays  $125
 9/10 Cheer 2 weeknights/week
(1.5 hours)
 Saturdays  $45
 11/12 Tackle Football
(170 lbs)
3 weeknights/week
(2 hours)
 Saturdays  $125
 11/13 Cheer 2 weeknights/week
(1.5 hours)
 Saturdays  $45
 13/14 Tackle Football  3 weeknights/week 
(2 hours)
 Saturdays  $185
 AllSummer Football Camp
3 weeknights in summer
   $50
 All
Summer Cheer Camp
3 weeknights in summer    $35

 

  • Registration typically opens on May 1st for returning Chargers, and May 8th for new Chargers. Registration typically closes on July 1 and is also the final day for refunds.
  • Our practices typically start at the beginning of August and are held at Briar Chapel Park at 1015 Andrews Store Road in Chapel Hill. Practices continue as long as we have games. (Cheer practice location may be different, check with the VP Of Cheer at  [email protected].)
  • Games typically start at the beginning of September and go through mid- November (depending on playoffs). The schedule is created by QCRFL and is typically made available to us in late August, early September. The first game of 2019 is September 9. Home games are played at Northwood High School at 310 Northwood High School Rd. in Pittsboro.
  • Practice days will be determined by your coach. Practice is 1.5 hours, 2 days per week for Flag and Cheer, and 2 hours, 3 days per week for Tackle, typically starting at 6PM.
  • Camps typically occur in late June or July.
  • The Tackle Football Registration fee includes: game pants, game jersey, game socks, helmet, mouthpiece. The game pants and helmet MUST be returned after the season or you will be charged. The following is NOT included in the Tackle Football Registration fee: padded practice pants (required), cleats (required), compression shorts, compression shirt, practice jersey, water bottle, athletic supporter (all optional). The game jersey is yours to keep after the season.
  • The Flag Football registration fee includes: Game jersey, game socks, mouthpiece, flags. The following is NOT included in the Flag Football Registration fee: cleats (required), black game shorts (no pockets, required), compression shorts, compression shirt, practice jersey, water bottle, athletic supporter (all optional). Game jersey MUST be returned after the season or you will be charged.
  • Tackle Equipment will be distributed on 2 separate days over the summer, the dates will be communicated via email. Please make a plan to be at one of these so your athlete can be sized for a jersey and receive their required helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, game pants and game socks. We ask that you make every effort to be at one of these as we are staffed completely by volunteers who have made time in their schedule to get this done and will not be able to accommodate everyone's circumstances. You will be required to provide a signed check for $225 or $225 cash (receipt provided) as security to receive your equipment, which will only be used if you do not return all of the required equipment in working order (helmet, shoulder pads, game pants). 
  • The Cheer Registration fee does not include the cost of required uniforms. The cost varies each year, for questions contact our VP Of Cheer at [email protected].
  • We will communicate via emails to users registered on this site, our Facebook page and through the free RainedOut texting service (Text ECCHARGERS to 84483. Cheer folks also text ECCHEER to 84483 to get Cheer info.) We recommend you use all 3 to stay up to date on the most accurate and late breaking news. We will only use the texting service to communicate about cancelled or changed practices/games.

    Please take a few moments to look over our web site and get to know us. Go Chargers! 


    Sincerely,

    Your East Chatham Chargers Board Members


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