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Register for the Fuquay Varina Holly Springs Apex Youth Tackle Football and Varisty Tackle Football Program

2021 Fall Season Registration is now open! We have a few new changes that have been introduced this season to include the following:

1)     Age groups for teams. The following age groups are available for the upcoming season:
a.      Junior Youth       Ages 09-10  (154lb ball carrier weight limit)
b.      Youth        Ages 11-12  (164lb ball carrier weight limit)
c.      Junior Varsity    Ages 13-15  (no limit)
d.      Varsity Ages  16-18  (no limit)

Players can choose to play up to an age group at a higher level with AD/parent approval. However, no players will be able to play down to a lower level.

2)     The season will officially begin on the 1st t Monday in August 3rd. We follow the NCHSAA guidelines for the league which requires 5 full days of conditioning prior to making contact in pads. Our conditioning drills will occur on Tuesdays and Thursday with the first day of conditioning beginning on July 15. Players/coaches can meet prior to this date to work on drills/conditioning, but no formal practices will be held before this date.  A player will not be able to participate in contact drills until this requirement has been met. We strongly recommend having a physical for each player prior to the beginning of the season.

3)     Registration fees. During the registration process, you will encounter an option to volunteer in some way during the season (assisting with equipment distribution, league banquet, etc…). If you volunteer, then a discount will be applied during the registration process and the costs will remain as they were last year. It takes a small army to ensure things run smoothly throughout the season and your help is much needed and greatly appreciated! Don’t forget that if you register now you can take advantage of the 3-payment plan and early registration discount!

4)     Geographical location. Players will need to register to play with the team that has the closest practice location to the home of the registering parent/guardian. Any exceptions to this will require approval from the site A.D.

South Wake Crusader's contact football program is open for young men between the ages of 9 and 18.  The following teams are currently available with the Crusaders:


Age Coaches
Junior Youth Tackle Football Ages 9-10
Youth Tackle Football Ages 11-12
Junior Varsity Tackle Football Ages 13-15
Varsity Tackle Football Ages 16-18


Currently the SW Crusaders practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 at our practice field on 6832 Pierce Olive Rd. in Apex NC.
10U Junior Youth 

The Mighty Mite Tackle Football team is for boys ages 9-10. This is a great age group for young boys that might not have prior experience to learn the game of football.  Fundamental drills and techniques are taught at this level that they can use the rest of their football career. The coaches are able to work directly with the boys both during practice and even during the games - as 1 coach from each team is on the field throughout the game, providing key insight and situational learning opportunities as they occur. Some of the rules are modified a bit to ensure safe, competitive play at this skill level to include:
No special teams
Shortened Field of play (80 yards)
Defense cannot lineup over the center
No punting. The ball is placed at opposing 20 yd line if punting option is selected

12U Youth

The Youth Tackle Football team is for boys ages 11-12. Fundamental drills and techniques are taught at this level that they can use the rest of their football career. Safety is a highest priority and proper techniques are reinforced to minimize any potential injuries.


The Fuquay Varina tackle football HFL Crusaders varsity break through the banner to open the varsity football game

The Holly Springs HFL Crusaders JV tackle football team play the NW Saints JV tackle football team

The Apex youth tackle football HFL Crusaders play the North Wake Saints youth tackle football team

The Holly Springs 10U youth tackle football team play against the North Wake Saints youth tackle football team

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