Game Day Checklist
1. Pre-Game:
Square up with all Pre-Sale Tickets
Arrive at site 3 - 4 hours prior to kickoff
Find AD/Facility Rep
Get Access to Gym/Locker Room
Layout Equipment in Gym (*Minimum 3 Helpers)
Gather Players, Read Pre-Gear Speech
Register Players/Collect Waivers
Load Remaining Equipment back into trailer, Lock
Move Truck/Trailer to field
Set-up Admission Gates (Ticket Seller Worksheets)
2. Game Personnel:
Announcer (Announcer Schedule)
Officials (Rule Exceptions)
Chain-Gang
Security
Music (Music Checklist)
Video (Video Checklist)
National Anthem Singer
Color Guard
Coin Toss
Concessions
EMT/Ambulance
3. Field Prep
2 Water Jugs and cups on sidelines
Hang 2 Banners from goal posts
American Flag
2 Sidelines Equipment Guys
Yardage / End zone Markers
4. Coin Toss
Count players on each team, verify count with Registration
Each Player name announced
Coin Toss
Gather Players, Read Pre Kickoff Speech
Start Game
5. Half Time Entertainment
Give away T-Shirts
Entertainment
6. Start 3
rd
Quarter
Re-Count Players on each team, verify count with Registration
End Gate Ticket Sales
Get Money for Officials, Announcer
7. Mid 4
th
Quarter
Discuss Player awards with announcer, note on ‘Game Notes’
Announcer notes player awards on his announcer sheet
8. End Game
Players Huddle on field
Announcer Reads Player Awards
Present Player Awards
Prayer / End Game Speech
Drop Helmets, shoulder pads in end zone
Equipment manager collects equipment
Pay Officials, Announcer
Clean up well *Make AFUSA look Good*
T-shirts
DVDs
Collect Bottom Pads, pants
Load into Trailer
Note final score, player awards, concession totals on Game notes
Pay Equipment help, Gate, Security
Date: ______________
Game #1
Helmets
_________________________
vs.
OUT RETURNED
__________________ Jerseys
__________________ Jerseys
__________________ Jerseys
__________________ Jerseys
__________________ Jerseys
__________________ Jerseys
Game #2
________________ Pants
_________________________
vs.
OUT RETURNED
________________ Pants
________________ Pants
Game #3
_________________________
vs.
OUT RETURNED
___________________________
(Equipment Manager Signature)
___________________________
(Equipment Manager Print Name)
__________________ Jerseys
State: _________________
STARTING INVENTORY
EQUIPMENT
START
Kickoff: ____________ (Time)
_______________________
Shoulder Pads
EQUIPMENT
Helmets
Shoulder Pads
Shoulder Pads
__________________ Jerseys
________________ Pants
________________ Pants
__________________ Jerseys
Kickoff: ____________ (Time)
_______________________
________________ Pants
EQUIPMENT
Helmets
__________________ Jerseys
________________ Pants
________________ Pants
_______________________
All information on this form is complete and
correct. I agree that all equipment from starting
inventory has been returned except for items
listed in 'Missing' section above.
EQUIPMENT
Helmets
Shoulder Pads
__________________ Jerseys
__________________ Jerseys
(End of game day) Missing:
__________________ Jerseys
________________ Pants
________________ Pants
Kickoff: ____________ (Time)
Game Notes
Game Final Score
_________________ vs. __________________ ____________________ = ______
Date: ___________ Kickoff: ____________ ____________________ = ______
Player Awards
Team: ____________________
Offensive: ____________________
Defensive: ____________________
Team: _______________________
Offensive: _______________________
Defensive: _______________________
Pre-Sale Ticket Totals Game Highlights/Summary:
School/Organization Profit
________________________ _________
________________________ _________
________________________ _________
________________________ _________
Concessions
School/Organization Profit
________________________ _________
________________________ _________
Raffle/Other
School/Organization Profit
________________________ _________
________________________ _________
________________________ _________
Pre-Gear Speech
It is very important to cover these points with the guys before ANY gear is handed out. Lead by
example. If you respect the equipment and take good care of it, they will too. Remember that any lost
or damaged equipment is money out of your pocket.
Equipment:
1. Chin Strap
2. Belt
3. Hip Pad
4. Pants
5. Jersey
Speech: Don’t Cut Anything!
1. Dont Cut Jerseys. Show jersey and under sleeve. Don’t cut it or it will shred and we will
remove you from the field.
2. Dont Cut Hip Pads. Show Hip Pads “Do not have to wear, but if you do, we don’t use
girdles because of laundry. I got tired of digging through them to pull pads out. DON’T
CUT THEM. You don’t have to wear them.
3. Dont Cut Belts. Show Belt & Pants. Show how they weave through the slots with hip
pad. DON’T cut the belts shorter. Tape them or fold them under & tuck in.
4. Dont Cut Pants. DON’T cut the back of the knee area. Get a bigger pair if they don’t fit.
5. Dont Cut Chin Strap. DON’T cut it shorter.
Lastly, be nice. Come in one at a time. Remember if the ladies at the desk are upset, I’ll be back, and
you have no idea what upset is. One thing is sure, we’ll all be upset!
Ticket Seller Worksheet
Should Have
Actual
Pre-Sale Tickets Count:
Money Collected
$100 Total
Total
Change $1 $5
End Cash
$20
Total $
Child Tickets
Price Color Start # End # Total Sold
Total Sold Total $
$10 $20 $50
$1 $5
Color Start # End #
$10
Start Cash
Adult Tickets
Price
Ticket Seller:
Gate:
if Totals do not Automatically Calculate
Download Adobe Reader
Ticket Seller Worksheet
Should Have
Actual
Pre-Sale Tickets Count:
Money Collected
$100 Total
Total
Change $1 $5
End Cash
$20
Total $
Child Tickets
Price Color Start # End # Total Sold
Total Sold Total $
$10 $20 $50
$1 $5
Color Start # End #
$10
Start Cash
Adult Tickets
Price
Ticket Seller:
Gate:
if Totals do not Automatically Calculate
Download Adobe Reader
Pre Kick-Off Speech
Directly after the coin toss
Team kneels down around the 50 yard line on their sideline:
1. Guysthis is football.
For every guy who gets the big hit…someone gets big hit. If you’re the guy that gets big hit,
get up shake your head, slap yourself and get ready for the next play. Illegal retaliation will
get you ejected. You’ll get your chance at a later date. If you can see the other players’ eyes
and the whistle hasn’t blown…knock him out. But if you cheap shot him…you’ll be dealt with.
We expect you to play right on the edge, but do not go over the line.
2. There are a few rules you need to remember:
1. No blitzing
This means you can have up to 4 guys in a 3 or 4 point stance and they’re the only ones
who can rush the quarterback in the pocket. If he leaves the pocket, anyone can go get
him.
2. No Crack-Back block from wideouts
On the crack back block, you must plant both feet, sink your hips and lead with your
hands. If you run through the defender, it will be a 15 yard penalty. The second time it is
done by anyoneguys will be ejected.
3. Long Snap Rushing
On any long snap; Punt, extra point, field goalyou can rush everyonebut you cannot
touch the center and you cannot rush through “A” Gap.
4. Fighting is an automatic ejection
Throwing a punch will be considered fighting.
5. Celebrations Encouraged
Lastly, you can celebrate, but you cannot taunt the other team. Taunting is an automatic
ejection.
Music Check List
Reminder: This is a family event. Select appropriate music in good taste,
without swear words or suggestive material.
Ipod with National Anthem and Football related songs
CD of National Anthem and Sports Songs
Extension Cords
Plug-Ins
Splitters
Power Strip
Microphone
List of Songs for all parts of game:
1. National Anthem
2. Kick-Off
3. Time-Outs
4. Half-Time
5. After Game
Suggested Songs:
We Will Rock You - Queen
We Are the Champions - Queen
Under Pressure - Queen
Smackdown - Thousand Foot Krutch
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N’ Roses
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
TNT - AC/DC
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Monster - Skillet
Hero - Skillet
Kernkraft 400 (Sports Chant) - Zombie Nation
Lose Yourself - Eminem (Clean Version)
Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
Boom - P.O.D.
I Feel Good - James Brown
Theme from Rocky - Bill Conti
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Announcer Schedule
Site Director: ______________________________ Cell Phone: ____________________
60 Minutes prior to game:
1. Set time clock to run down, make sure everything is properly working in booth.
2. Start Pre-Game Music
30 Minutes prior to game:
*If Needed: Please announce every 5 minutes or until volunteers are found:
“If you would like the best seat in the house for tonight’s game, we are looking for
volunteers to run the chains. This is sideline privileges folks! The first three volunteers to
see the referees can see the game up close from the field. Hurry on down.”
Announcer may be choosing tonight’s MVP’s on offense and defense for both teams.
Please keep your eye out for these as you announce the game.
5 Minutes prior to game:
WELCOME:
“Ladies and Gentleman, good evening and welcome to _________Stadium. Tonight’s
game features the alumni from _______and ________. Alumni Football USA promotes
good sportsmanship by its athletes, coaches and fans. We request your cooperation by
supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Thanks for coming and we
hope you enjoy tonight’s/today alumni football game.”
(Direct players to each sideline for announcing of their name and National Anthem.)
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ANNOUNCE PLAYERS:
“Players, please step to the middle of the field as we announce your names.”
(Players may come from the endzone and be waiting on your direction)
And now, introducing the visiting Alumni Team: Number____, From the class of_____,
Name____. (Continue to announce each player from both teams.)
NATIONAL ANTHEM:
“And now Ladies and Gentlemen to honor our country, please stand for the playing of
our National Anthem.”
KICK OFF:
Should have kick-off music playing.
“Let’s stand fans and support our guys as we get ready for the K-I-C-K-O-F-F!”
HALF-TIME:
1. Set Clock for 15 minutes.
2. Games will vary-Music may be played, cheerleaders may be performing, we may
have a kicking contest to announce or Raffle Tickets. Check with Site Director.
4th Quarter:
2 Minute Warning Announcement:
“Fans, Thank You for attending tonight’s Alumni Football USA Game. Please stick around
for the player awards which will be handed out at the conclusion of tonight’s game.
Please be so kind as to throw away any trash around you. Thanks for coming to tonight’s
Alumni Football USA Game and please drive home safely.”
CHECK with Site Director-Sometimes we have kids help us clean up the stadium in
exchange for some candy or small prize.
“Kids, if you would like to go home tonight with a free candy, we are looking for the first
8 kids to help volunteer with trash pick-up. You must be able to stay at least 15 minutes
after game time. Report to announcer booth for trash bag and instructions.”
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PERIODIC ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Smoking:
“We would like to remind everyone this is a smoke-free facility as well as alcohol free,
please respect __________Stadium by adhering to the guidelines.”
Concessions:
As you enjoy your evening here at_____Stadium, take a moment to stop by the
concession stand located_________. Thanks to__________for providing concessions this
evening.
Trash:
“Can I have your attention please? Would you all be so kind as to take a second and pick
up any trash around you and throw it away at the closest trash bin. We would like to
play these alumni games again here in the future and we want to leave the stadium
looking great. Thanks so much for your cooperation in this manner.
Highlights:
“Highlights of tonight’s game will be posted on YouTube within two weeks. Check out
our website at: ALUMNI FOOTBALL USA .COM
DVD’s:
(Check with Camera man-These will be handed out to every player tonight or they will
be sold at the front gate or online at Alumni Football USA.com.) They can always be
purchased online.
T-Shirts:
(Check with Site Director-These will be handed out to every player, there may be some
available for sale to fans at the front gate.)
Upcoming Games:
(Check with Site Director)
Football fans, we hope you will join us for another Alumni Football Game coming up
on____at_____Stadium when the ___Alumni Team will face off against___. Tickets will
be available at the gate.”
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AFTER GAME:
“Players, please go to the middle of the field for awards and instruction.”
Awards:
Discuss player awards with Site Coordinator, record on Game Summary (pg.5)
When team is huddled on field with Site Coordinator, announce the player awards:
Ladies and Gentlemen, at this time we would like to present the awards to both
the__and the___. Presenting the awards at midfield is the Site Director of Alumni
Football USA____. First, for the Visiting Team, Tonight’s MVP offense award goes to:___.
Tonight’s MVP Defensive player goes to___. For the home team, Tonight’s MVP
Offensive award goes to__.Our MVP Defensive player goes to____. And now our most
distinguished award goes to the captains of each team. We would like to thank the
captains of both teams for helping make this night come alive for their team. For our
visiting team our leadership award goes to:___. For the home team our leadership
award goes to ___. And last but not least, our oldest player award from the class
of____, (Insert Name) Never say never. A Big Thank You to everyone who participated
tonight. Be sure and get signed up online for next year’s big event.
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Game Summary
PLEASE RECORD THE FINAL SCORE AND INFORMATION and hand in to Site Director
HOME TEAM: ____________________________________ Final Score: __________
Captain: ___________________________________
Oldest Player: ______________________________
MVP Offense: _____________________________
MVP Defense: _____________________________
VISTOR TEAM: ___________________________________ Final Score: __________
Captain: ___________________________________
Oldest Player: ______________________________
MVP Offense: _____________________________
MVP Defense: _____________________________
Written Summary of Game Highlights:
Rule Exceptions
We play according to High School Rules with 5 exceptions:
I. No blitzing.
Only 4 rushers from 3 or 4 point stances and only 4 players in 3 or 4 point stances and they’re
the only ones who can rush the quarterback in the pocket. Seven players must be in a 2 point
stance. Pre-snap 5 yard penalty from LOS. After a hand off, LB's can go. When the QB rolls out
past the tackle anyone can go. Send 11 OK on punts (shotgun on 2nd down is not punt
formation!).
II. No crack-back block from wideouts...
Blocking from outside is OK with 2 hand lead and both feet planted. No head or shoulder lead. If
you run through the defender, it will be a 15 yard penalty. The second time it is done by
anyoneguys will be ejected. These guys have to go to work on Monday.
III. Long snap rushing;
On any long snap, Punt, extra point, field goalyou can rush everyonebut you cannot touch
the center and you cannot rush through “A” Gap.
IV. Celebrations after TD's are encouraged,
not penalized! However, you cannot taunt the other team. Taunting is an automatic ejection.
V. Fighting is an automatic ejection.
Throwing a punch will be considered fighting.
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