You can find other important information and forms for registering to become a Commerce Charger on the downloads page.
For boys and girls ages 6 to 13 interested in Junior League Football or Cheerleading
Interested in becoming a Charger? If you have questions or want to be added to our email list, contact Maria Branoff by clicking here.
Football is comprised of four teams: Flag, Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity with approx. 30-35 players per team (flag is a max of 21). See below for age and weight divisions. Each player gets a minimum 5-7 plays in each half of every game. Practice begins in August and the season runs through the end of October.
Football Player Age Requirements and Weight Maximums
Flag – 6 or 7 years old on 08/01/19
No weight restrictions
Freshman – 8 or 9 years old on 08/01/19
Weight Maximum 130 lbs.
Junior Varsity – 10 or 11 years old on 08/01/19
Weight Maximum 160 lbs.
Varsity – 12 or 13 years old on 08/01/19
Weight Maximum 195 lbs.
14 years old on 8/01/16 through 11/15/19
Weight Maximum 135 lbs.
Cheerleading squads are broken down into Flag, Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity with approx. 20 girls on each squad. Cheerleaders are grouped according to grade level. The cheerleading season begins in August and runs through the end of October.
Cheerleader Age Requirements
Flag – 1st or 2nd Grade
Freshman – 3rd or 4th Grade
Junior Varsity – 5th or 6th Grade
Varsity – 7th or 8th Grade
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEES?
Registration fees are used to pay for field costs for practice, and stadium and concession use at Walled Lake Central.
Game uniforms which consists of helmets, shoulder pads, game jersey, game pants, socks, practice jersey and practice pants
Cheer uniforms which consists of cheer top and skirt, Chargers coat, and workout pants
Referees, onsite paramedics on game days
WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOTBALL?
Birthday prior to August 1st
Flag: 6 – 7 years old
Freshman: 8 – 9 years old
Junior Varsity: 10 – 11 years old
Varsity: 12 – 13 years old
WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHEERLEADING?
Flag: 1st & 2nd grade
Freshman: 3rd & 4th grade
Junior Varsity: 5th & 6th grade
Varsity: 7th & 8th grade
WHEN DOES THE SEASON START AND HOW LONG IS IT?
Our season starts at the beginning of August.
Our first games start at the end of August.
We play 7 games, playoffs are at the end of October
Season ends with the Superbowl at the end of October
WHAT DAYS AND TIMES ARE PRACTICES?
Practices for tackle football are Monday thru Friday, 6:00pm-8:30pm the month of August. After the first game practices are Tuesday thru Friday 6:00pm-8:00pm
Flag players practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Cheer flag practices the same days and times as flag football and the rest of cheer practices are typically 3 days a week, subject to coaches discretion
WHERE ARE PRACTICES?
Practices are held at Walled Lake Central High School off of Commerce road behind the tennis courts and baseball diamonds.
WHERE ARE THE GAMES?
Home games are played at Walled Lake Central High School. Away game locations may be found on the home page under Field Locations.
WHAT DAYS AND TIMES ARE THE GAMES?
Games are played on either Saturday or Sunday.