Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

1. How much does it cost the players to play and how do we pay? 
2. What is your cancellation policy?
3. Is there an age requirement or limit?
4. Do we wear our actual high school jerseys and can I pick my jersey number?
5. Who supplies the equipment for football game?
6. How old is the equipment? 
7. Can we organize an event and keep all proceeds?
8. Will there be team meetings and practices?
9. I live out of town, don't know any of the other players, cannot attend the team meeting, but I want to play.  What should I do? 
10. Do we play by high school rules?
11. What about safety? 
12. Do you Supply Insurance?
13. Do you do other sporting events besides football?

 

1. How much does it cost the players to play and how do we pay?

Player participation fee prices may vary depending upon the game but player fees generally are $85 - $95. We accept Visa, MasterCard, cash and checks*. *Sorry but personal checks will NOT be accepted within 2 weeks of event.

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2. What is your cancellation policy?

If the game is called off by the school, sponsor, or AA USA for any reason, the player is refunded their participation fee, no questions asked. If the player changes his mind for any reason and we are given at least 14 days notice they are refunded their participation fee, less a handling fee of $10. If a player cancels within 14 days they will lose the participation fee.

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3. Is there an age requirement or limit?

You must be at least 18 but there is no limit. The most common age for players are 25 to 35 and we usually have several guys in their 40's and a few in their 50's (remember age is only a number and if your body, mind and heart are able then Live Your Dream!). One of the biggest thrills we get is when fathers play, side by side, with their sons(that's what this is all about).

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4. Do we wear our actual high school jerseys and can I pick my jersey number? 

Often times a high school will allow their team to wear their jerseys. In the event they do not, AA USA has a wide range of jersey colors and numbers.  We will try and match up school colors as best as possible. As for jersey numbers, AA USA will reward players who sign up and pay the chance to pick first. When you register and pay you can request your number at that time.

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5. Who supplies the equipment for football game?

AA USA supplies all equipment needed except cleats and a mouthpiece.

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6. How old is the equipment? 

AA USA takes pride in fielding all their teams. All new equipment will be powered by Riddell. The new equipment is scheduled to arrive April 2012. This includes the NEW Speed Helmets, "The Official helmet of the NFL and #1 helmet preventing concussions." 

 

7. Can we organize an event and keep all proceeds? 

No. A portion of all proceeds will go to a pre-determined cause or organization. No Fundraiser, No Event!

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8. Will there be team meetings and practices?

Yes, we will have a team meeting approximately 2 months before game. At first meeting, we will select coaches and captains. Official practices, lead by AA USA, will start 6 weeks prior to game day.

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9. I live out of town, don't know any of the other players, cannot attend the team meeting, but I want to play.  What should I do? 

We understand that many players live out of state yet they want to fly in and play. AA USA makes every attempt to accommodate players but the majority of the team MUST attend practices. This is NOT back yard football and practice is essential for the quality of the game. If you absolutely cannot attend then let us know at time of registration and we will pass along to the captains and they will decide.

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10. Do we play by high school rules?

AA USA uses the same rules as your local high school with just a few exceptions; these changes will be addressed at the Team Meeting and at practices.

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11. What about safety? 

This is play at your own risk.  AA USA has never had a serious injury, however many people have gotten hurt playing full contact football. Serious head, neck, and spinal injuries are always possibilities. Most people should get checked out by their doctor before playing any rigorous sport.  To avoid most injuries, like pulled hamstrings, you should condition/train and be especially careful.  We also suggest physicals for all players.

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12. Do you Supply Insurance?

We do provide the required liability insurance for the schools and their facility. We do not provide health insurance, and we do not recommend that you play if you do not have your own health insurance.

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13. Do you do other sporting events besides football?

Yes. Although full contact football is our primary fundraiser we can organize and promote a variety of sporting events, specifically golf tournaments and *Charity Boxing Events.

*Definition of Charity Boxing Event - AA USA supplies the Ring, Announcer, Licensed Referee, 3 Judges and all protective boxing gear. We also provide training for each participant by a licensed boxing instructor. The Boxing Extravaganza (as we like to call it) usually coincides with a dinner and is for entertainment purposes only, no professional boxers! Boxers are usually formed from different members of the local community, fight card example: police dept verses fire dept highlighted by the mayor verses city manager or we can do correctional officers from one prison verses correctional officers from another prison. Note: As of 2004, the California State Athletic Commission requires all bouts in the State of California to be sanctioned. If you would like AA USA to promote a Charity Boxing Event in your town, and you are located in California, please allow a minimum of 3 months for AA USA to comply with all proper permits.

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