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FOOTBALL UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

By registering with and participating in the Irvine Chargers football program you agree to the following rules and conditions concerning the use of uniforms and equipment received from the Irvine Chargers:

ALL INDIVIDUALLY ISSUED UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT BELONG TO AND REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE IRVINE CHARGERS UNTIL SUCH TIME OWNERSHIP IS TRANSFERRED TO AN INDIVIDUAL PLAYER ACCORDING TO GUIDELINES LISTED BELOW.

ALL EQUIPMENT ISSUED BY THE IRVINE CHARGERS IS FOR USE IN OCJAAF AND IRVINE CHARGERS FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES ONLY.

ALL UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT MUST BE RETURNED BY EVERY PLAYER (INDIVIDUAL) AND HEAD COACH (TEAM) NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE LAST IRVINE CHARGERS OR OCJAAF ACTIVITY PARTICIPATED IN. NO EXCEPTIONS.

SANCTIONS, FINANCIAL PENALTIES AND LEGAL ACTION WILL LEVIED AGAINST THOSE WHO FAIL TO RETURN UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT IN THE DESIGNATED TIME PERIOD.

Every Irvine Charger football player must wear approved uniforms and equipment when participating in any Irvine Chargers football activity including camps, drills, contests, practices and games. Mandatory uniform and equipment requirements differ by type and level of activity.

Examples of MANDATORY uniforms and equipment include:

Spirit Wear

·         All levels

·         Shirt and shorts

Practice Pants*

·         Junior Clinic - Midget

·         WHITE ONLY

Practice Jersey

·         Junior Clinic - Midget

Game Pants

·         All levels

·         Belt included

Game Jersey

·         All levels

Soft Helmet

·         7 on 7, Future League   

Hard Shell Helmet with face mask and bolts

·         Tackle

·          WHITE ONLY

·         Appropriate helmet certification, safety, and reconditioning date stickers must be present

Chin Strap*

·         Tackle

§  Soft or hard cup ok

Guardian Cap

·         Tackle

Mouth Guard*

·         All levels

·         CAN NOT BE CLEAR

Shoulder Pads

·         Tackle

Misc. Pads*

·         Tackle

·         Hip, thigh, tail bone, knee

·         May be inserted in pants, be integrated in pants or worn separately in a girdle

Socks*

·         White or team colors for practice and games

Footwear*

·         Allowed

§  NON-DETACHABLE rubber molded cleat shoes

§  Bar cleated Little League baseball shoes

§  Rubber soled sports shoes

·         PROHIBITED

§  Shoes with DETACHABLE CLEATS

§  Shoes with steel, aluminum, hard rubber or nylon with metal caps

 

*Asterick items are required items that must be provided by individual players.

·         Practice pants, chin strap, mouth guard, misc. pads, socks, footwear

 

There are many optional safety items that are allowed to be worn at player expense. Be sure to check with Irvine Chargers officials before purchasing to ensure the item meets OCJAAF standards. Some include:

 

·         Upgraded face mask

·         CLEAR face shield

·         Upgraded mouth guard

·         Arm pads

·         Gloves

·         Body armor

·         Knee and ankle braces

 

Prior to each game the players are weighed and their equipment is checked by league officials. A player with missing or improper mandated equipment will not be permitted to play in the game.

 

7 on 7

·         Uniform (Yours to keep when all fees are paid)

§  Shirt and shorts

·         Soft helmet

·         Mouth guard

·         Socks

·         Footwear

Future League

·         Spirit Wear (Yours to keep when all fees are paid)

§  Shirt and shorts

·         Soft helmet

·         Mouth guard

·         Game pants

·         Game jersey (Yours to keep at the end of the season)

·         Socks

·         Footwear

Tackle

·         Spirit Wear (Yours to keep when all fees are paid)

§  Shirt and shorts

·         Helmet with face mask and bolts (may be purchased at the end of the season for $160)

·         Chin strap

·         Guardian cap (if issued)

·         Mouth guard

·         Shoulder pads

·         Misc. pads

·         Practice pants

·         Practice jersey (Yours to keep at the end of the season)

·         Loaner jersey

·         Game pants

·         Game jersey (Yours to keep at the end of the season)

§  Must return or pay for loaner jersey to receive game jersey

·         Socks

·         Footwear

Equipment is issued in team seniority order (Midget – Junior Clinic) on a date and place designated by the Irvine Chargers. All fees must be paid to date to receive equipment. Players who can’t make their appointed time will receive gear LATER that day or on a LATER day, but not earlier. Players with siblings who want to receive their equipment at the same time will receive it at the time the YOUNGEST (least senior) player is scheduled.

PLAYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EQUIPMENT THEY WERE ISSUED. Each issued item has a serial number that is recorded when the equipment is received. No player, parent, coach, Team Mom, Team Equipment Manager or any other person is authorized to swap gear between players. All equipment exchanges must be coordinated with the Chapter Equipment Manager ONLY

 

 ALL UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE IRVINE CHARGERS. The following issued items become the property of a player as designated:

Spirit Wear

·         As soon as all fees are paid

 Jerseys

·         At the end of the season

§  Players who become injured and continue to participate may keep their jerseys

§  Players who drop or are cut will not receive / must return their jersey(s)

 

ALL issued equipment (minus items transferred to your ownership according to our policies) must be returned no later than two weeks after participating in your last Irvine Chargers or OCJAFF activity in the condition issued minus normal wear and tear (as determined by the Irvine Chargers).

 

Equipment must not be modified, altered, or in any way changed. Unusual wear and / or damage will be charged to the player issued the gear. Game pants and jerseys must be freshly laundered. Dirty uniform items and equipment will not be accepted. All tape and stickers adhered to helmets and face masks must be removed before returning helmet (bolts may stay).

Lost, stolen, missing, damaged or destroyed uniforms and equipment are the responsibility of the player who was issued that gear, and must be replaced with an identical item or paid for. When accepting loaner equipment from the Irvine Chargers you agree to reimburse the Irvine Chargers for items in the following amounts:

·         Hard Shell Helmet $160

·         Soft Helmet $50

·         Guardian Cap $60

·         Shoulder Pads $75

·         Practice Jersey $50

·         Game Jersey $50

·         Game Pants $50

·         Spirit Wear $40

 

ALL UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE IRVINE CHARGERS. Items are issued on a LOANER basis until ownership is transferred to an individual player according to the rules and conditions listed above. Any item(s) not returned within the two-week time limit will be considered stolen. As such, a police report will be made, and further action including filing suit in Small Claims Court in an attempt to recover the value of our gear will be taken. Teams will not receive trophies until all individual and team equipment issues have been resolved.

 

Additionally, any player failing to return gear in the allotted time limit will be subject to the following sanctions the following season:

·         Payment of a $350 deposit before receiving equipment

·         End of line privileges when receiving gear

§  Player will receive equipment on a separate day after the scheduled equipment issue day

EQUIPMENT DONATIONS

Irvine Chargers football and Cheer is a non-profit organization. We offer scholarship opportunities and assistance to the many families in financial need. Donations of any football related items go a long way in helping those less fortunate to enjoy the same football experience as others more blessed. Contact the Chapter Equipment Manager to donate any and all useable football items at any time.

EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE REQUESTS

Some equipment items are available at a reduced cost or free of charge when a true need exists. All you have to do is ask. Contact the Chapter Equipment Manager for details.

 

FOOTBALL COST

In all circumstances, all league-issued football equipment must be returned before any refund will be paid. This includes hard shell helmet, soft helmet, shoulder pads, Guardian Cap, practice jersey, game jersey, game pants and any other articles supplied by the league. We depend on the return of football equipment to support other players who participate and to minimize the cost of participation.

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