Frequently Asked Questions



When can I register my son/daughter for the 2020 season?

Go to the bottom of the home page and click on "Click Here to Register".  This will take you directly to our registration system.  Note - regular registration ends on July 1st - late registration ends on July 15th - the system will be closed at midnight for registrations.

How do I know which team to register my son/daughter for?

When you enter your child's date of birth, it will provide only those teams your child is elibible for, based on his/her age.  In some cases there may be two choices - in this situation you would discuss the choices with your child's coach to make the best decsision, keeping saftey top of mind.

When are practices?

The practice schedule will be finalized once we get closer to the beginning of the season, we begin in early August.  Tackle practices are typically Monday - Friday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm until the first game is played, and then Tuesday - Friday during the regular season.  Hours will decrease as the days become shorter.  Flag practice will follow a similiar schedule, but practices will typically be 3 days a week.  Cheerleaders practice times will be similiar as well, but the days will vary based on the team.  All football and cheer practices are held at Brownell Middle School, 260 Chalfonte Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI  48236.  Parking is located behind the school.

What equipment will I need to provide for my son/daughter?

The Red Barons will provide most of the equipment your football player and/or cheerleader will need, but you will need to provide:

  • A protective cup
  • Football cleats (MUST be soft spikes - NO metal spikes are allowed)
  • Water for you child at every pracice and game!
  • Football girdle (tackle players only) with pads built in.  Knee pads are available from Red Barons if needed.

Cheerleaders will need:

  • White tennis shoes
  • Comfortable clothing for practice
  • Water for practices and games

When are games, and how many games will we play?

Game are played on Saturdays and Sundays, depending on the home team.  Red Baron home games are played on Sundays at Grosse Pointe South High School.  We play eight regular season games, and a championship game if we qualifiy.  Home Flag games usually begin at 9:00 am, Freshmen at 11:00 am, JV at 1:00 pm and Varsity at 3:00 pm.  This can change periodically based on field availibility.

How long is the season, and when does it end?

The season will begin around the end of July/early August and run through the end of October.  Playoff games can sometimes run through the first weekend of November depending on how the schedule falls, and our team banquet is typically the weekend after playoffs.

Do I need to volunteer?

Yes.  The Red Barons is a volunteer based organzation and we need everyone to help.  Each family is asked to volunteer for a variety of positions at our home games.  These are fun jobs, and in many cases allow you to be closer to the action!  Coaches will send out additional information about volunteer opportunites once practices begin, and the Volunteer Coordinator will put together a schedule.

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