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MCAA Football & Cheer

MCAA Football & Cheer

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it really cost to play Football?

Our football registration is $170 and you will receive $160 worth of lottery calendars which are meant to help offset the cost of registration.  The MCAA provides all required equipment to play football other than a pair of cleats (used cleats may be available from other players or coaches if needed).  In total, if you sell your lottery calendar tickets then your child could play football for around $40-$50.  We really try to minimize all additional costs throughout the season, perhaps an additional $5 - $10 for a dance and a side dish for our annual picnic.


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 cost down as much as possible.  Our cheer registration is $170 and you will receive $160 worth of lottery calendars which are meant to help offset the cost of registration.  Cheer uniforms are provided by the MCAA but there are quite a few accessories which are required to be purchased, the total for a complete accessory set during our 2018 season was $190.  A-la-cart purchasing of cheer items is also possible.  There is typically an optional cheer clinic which takes place during the spring, this clinic is typically $5 - $10.  Summer Cheer Camp is required and there is typically a $20-$40 cost, this covers the cost of instruction, a t-shirt, a bow and some simple snacks & gifts during camp.  In total, if you sell your lottery calendar tickets then your child could cheer for between $200 and $250.  We really try to minimize all additional costs throughout the season, perhaps an additional $5 - $10 for a dance and a side dish for our annual picnic.


What are the lottery calendars and how do they work?

The lottery calendars are simply a method for you to recoup most of the registration cost incurred for registering your child to play football or cheer.  Once your registration is paid in full, you will receive 16 (sixteen) lottery calendar tickets which you and/or your child are encouraged to sell for $10 each.  The purchaser of the ticket should fill out their contact information on the ticket stub and the ticket should be turned in to any board member or your head coach.  Each ticket has a number, if that number "hits" the Pennsylvania lottery pick 3 during the month at the top of the ticket then the purchaser of the ticket wins the amount listed for that day.  People do win money off these tickets, the MCAA sends out winnings every year after the season has concluded.  The important thing to remember is that you put the $10 for each ticket in your pocket as it is intended to help you pay for your registration, that money does not go back to the MCAA unless you feel like making a financial donation.  You may also choose to write your name on all 16 tickets and then simply play the lottery with your $160, the important thing is to remember to turn in your ticket stubs.


When does registration begin?

Our registration typically opens up during the first couple of weeks of January but we may at times delay the opening of registration if we have something big on the horizon and we want to make sure we do it right.


When does registration end?

Cheer registration typically ends the second or third week of May so the uniform accessory supplier can have enough time to provide all of the accessories by the time the games begin. Football registration ends the first week of August.


Should I register early?

The simple answer is yes, please register early.  We are all volunteers and the earlier we can have the registrations finalized the better. We have no interest or fee payment plans so you can budget out your registration and spread the cost of your registration 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 yourself 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 couple of scrimmage games which could either be home or away.  Home games are played at William “Rip” Scherer Field (Tiger Stadium) on Sunday.  Away games are typically played on the High School field of the home team but there are some exceptions, most away games are held on Sunday but there are occasional games on Saturday if the field is not available on Sunday for some reason.  Games normally start around 8:00AM and run through 5:00PM.


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 typically have an optional clinic during the spring, camp is normally the second week of July.  Cheer practices are normally 3 nights per week starting right after camp through the start of the school year.  Cheer then practices once or twice per week through then end of the football season.

Football practices typically start the first or second week of August, the first week is normally 3 nights per week.  The first game is normally the second or third week of August and the season will run through the end of October.


Contact

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

Email: [email protected]

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