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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it really cost to play football?

Tackle football registration is $225. MCAA provides all required uniforms and equipment. You are responsible for getting your child a mouth guard, a padded rib protector shirt (optional), and a pair of cleats (we do have  a donation bin of cleats in the shed - ask your coach to look through it). We make every effort to minimize additional costs throughout the season.


How much does it really cost to cheer?

Cheer can be a very demanding and a very expensive sport. We try our best to keep the costs down as much as possible. Cheer registration is $200. Uniforms are provided by MCAA, but there are a few accessories that are required to be purchased. The total for a complete accessory set during our 2021 season was $235, plus a cheer bow for $25. A-la-carte purchasing of cheer items is also possible. There is an optional Cheer Clinic in the spring, which typically costs $5-10. Summer Cheer Camp is required and costs $20-40, which covers instruction, a t-shirt, a bow, and snacks and gifts during camp. We make every effort to minimize additional costs throughout the season.


What are the lottery raffle tickets and how do they work?

The lottery raffle tickets are a way for you to recoup almost half of the registration cost incurred by registering your child to play football or cheer. Once your registration is paid in full (by July 1), you will receive 20 raffle tickets, which you and/or your child are encouraged to sell for $5 each. We will do a drawing by mid-September and the winning ticket will receive $1,500 worth of lottery scratch off tickets.

The important thing to remember is that you put the $5 for each ticket in your pocket, as it is intended to help you pay for your registration. That money does NOT go back to MCAA unless you would like to make a financial donation. You may also choose to keep all 20 tickets and enter the raffle drawing yourself. The important thing is to remember to hang onto your tickets!


When does registration begin? When does it end?

Both cheer and football registration open up in late January/early February. Registration is first open to returning families from the previous season, and then to brand new families to the program, as long as there are spots available. Cheer is capped at 25 per squad and football is capped at 30 per team. Cheer registration typically closes by May and football registration is closed by July. Balances must be paid in full by July 1 in order for your child to participate.


Should I register early?

The simple answer is yes, please register early! We have do have payment plans, so you can budget out your registration and spread the cost over several months.


Do you have in-person registration or do I have to register online?

We can process your registration in person if you cannot do it online. Please attend one of our General Membership meetings or reach out to our Communications Commissioner.


When are the games and where are they played?

We typically have 4 home games, 4 away games, and a few scrimmages (either home or away). Home games are played at William “Rip” Scherer Field (Tiger Stadium) on Saturdays and some Sundays. Away games are typically played on the high school field of the home team, but there are some exceptions.


How can I be a coach or get more involved?

Please come to one of our General Membership meetings or speak to any board member! 


How long is the annual program?

Cheer will have an optional clinic during the spring, with mandatory Cheer Camp held in July. Cheer practices are usually 3 nights per week starting right after camp through the start of the school year. Cheer then practices once or twice per week through the end of the football season.

Football practices typically start in July, 3-4 nights a week (once school begins, practices are usually 2-3 nights a week). There are optional spring conditioning workouts in June. The first game is usually near the end of August, and the season runs through mid-November.


Contact

Moon Crescent Athletic Association
MCAA Football and Cheer, P.O. Box 905
Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108

Email: [email protected]

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