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500 Lake Bardwell Dr
P.O Box 220
Ennis, TX 75120
(972) 875-1234 ext. 2248
The T.A.A.F. Gridiron Skills Competition is Coming to Ennis!
Boys and Girls Ages 6 to 13 Can Compete in This Free Competition!
The Ennis Parks and Recreation Department will host a T.A.A.F. Gridiron Skills Competition at Ennis Junior High School at 3:30 p.m., 3101 Ensign Road in Ennis, on Saturday, October 27th. Early registration is available at the Public Works Building, 500 Lake Bardwell Drive in Ennis from 8AM to 5PM on weekdays or on-site registration will be available from 3:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Ennis Junior High, 3101 Ensign Road on Saturday, October 27th. Participants must have a parent or guardian sign the registration form and each participant must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Participants may not wear cleats or participate in bare feet. Participants must wear gym/tennis shoes.
The competition is very similar to the former N.F.L. Punt, Pass and Kick Competition. Boys and girls will compete separately in four age divisions, which are: a 6 and 7 year old age group, a 8 and 9 year old age group, a 10 and 11 year old age group and a 12 and 13 year old age group. Ages are determined by the participant's age on December 31st, 2018. The competition consists of four skills; distance and accuracy of passing the football, distance and accuracy of punting the football and distance and accuracy of kicking the football off of a tee and their time in a 40 yard dash. The overall ranking for each age group will be determined by their ranking in all four skills. The top three finishers overall will have the opportunity to advance to the state championship competition in Pearland at the T.A.A.F. Winter Games of Texas on January 18 - 20, 2019. More information on the competition rules can be found by clicking on to this link to the competition rules found below.
T.A.A.F. , the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, is a non-profit organization with a membership of over 130 Texas municipal parks and recreation department and a few hundred affiliate members (track, swimming, gymnastics, basketball, softball and other sports organizations). T.A.A.F. governs team sports competitions and individual sport competitions between parks and recreation departments and affiliate members of T.A.A.F. T.A.AF. also hosts two large multi-sport olympic style competitions annually, the T.A.A.F Summer Games of Texas and the T.A.A.F. Winter Games of Texas. The year's T.A.A.F. Summer Games of Texas was held in the Cities of Bryan and College Station in late July and attracted 8,000 athletes and 19,000 spectators, which produced an ecomonic impact of $7,700,000. More information about T.A.A.F. can be found on their website (www.taaf.com)
If you would like to have the registration form filled out prior to the competition, you may download here it here below, print it out and fill it out to bring to the competition on October 26th at Ennis Junior High School.