About NOC Tackle Football

The Norman Optimist Club offers a great opportunity for students 1st thru 6th grade to experience and learn the game of tackle football. As a member of NOC you'll have the opportunity to learn fundamentals football skills, make new friends, and more importantly having fun being part of team!

Additionally, you'll be competing against teams in and around the OKC and Tulsa metro areas including Jenks, Stillwater, Choctaw, Union, Edmond, Broken Arrow, Owasso, and Bixby. All teams that compete at a high level all the way through their varsity programs. With all those teams working toward the post season Indian Nations Football Conference (INFC) Championships, it's sure to be an exciting season! Who knows...it could be your team that's broadcasted live via the annual INFC Championships hosted by COX Cable.

The 2017 season is just around the corner, so work hard, have fun, be safe, and as always have a great season!

About the Conference

Indian Nation Football Championship

The Norman Optimist Club is a member of the Indian Nations Football Conference - Division A West. 

The Indian Nations Football Conference (INFC) is home to the largest and best youth football and cheerleading in Oklahoma.  Nationally recognized as providing a tackle football environment that touts some of the best high school football programs in the state.  The INFC provides area youth with the opportunity to experience the great game of tackle football in a competitive and safe atmosphere.

With over 300 tackle football teams, the INFC consists of two divisions, these are the "A" and "2A" divisions. The "A" division consists of larger districts or clubs as efined by the High School association within the territorial boundaries of the INFC. The Double "A" or" 2A" division consists of traditional clubs or districts that are smaller in enrollment as defined by the HS Association as well as "A" division teams who meet the criteria for the expansion division.

The INFC does not grant membership to individual teams but to those clubs who are capable of fielding a team in at least 3 grade categories. 

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Important Dates

Activity2017 Dates
Player Camps  May 21st - July 23rd 
Coaches Clinic July 8th
Registration Window  April 30th - July 19th 
INFC Conference (Coaches Clinics & Team Drafts  July 22nd 
1st Practice July 31st 
Pre-Season Scrimmages  August 12th & 19th 
Season Games  August 26th & October 28th
LABOR  DAY HOLIDAY (No Activities)  September 1st - 4th 
 Football Banquet  November 18th 

Volunteers (Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers & Other Tackle Football Attendants) 

All coaches, assistant coaches and team managers must complete the NOC volunteer background check. All tackle coaches and attendants MUST registered with INFC and have a current USA Football certification. USA Football is the official certification provider for the INFC.

1. Complete NOC Coaches Volunteer Background Check NOC Volunteer Background Check

2. Complete INFC Coaches Registration INFC Coaches Registration

3. Complete USA Football Coaches Certification  USA Football Certification

4. Attend NOC Coaches Meeting June 16th, 2017 

5. Attend 2017 Coaches Clinics & Team Drafts July 22nd, 2017

Player Registration

We have a goal of reaching 225 players this year. 
The fee structure is as follows:

- $80 = Uniform for Player (Uniforms can be returned or purchased at the end of the season)
- $25 = Allowance for Scholarship Players (25 Available with current goal)
- $20 = Practice Equipment (Dummies, shields, agiles...etc.)
- $20 = NOC Staff Salaries (Covered by tackle football)
- $20 = Other Overhead 
- $10 = INFC Cost Per Athlete
- $6 = Marketing and Promotional
- $4 = Utilities Costs (Covered by tackle football)

- $185 = Total Registration Cost 

There are scholarship available for those that provide documentation. Email us at registration@normanyouthsports.org for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does the registration fee cover?

A: It covers everything your player needs outside of cleats and a mouthpiece.

Q: When will practices take place?

A: Practice days are decided by the head coach. Most common practice days are Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday's.

Q: What days will be game days?

A: Games will be on Saturdays.

Q: Will there be new 5th grade coaches and how will NOC determine who coaches?

A: Yes, Optimist is implementing a new vetting process for coaches. All coaches will be reviewed and approved by the football committee and will have to complete a background check through protect youth sports  http://protectyouthsports.com/ . All coaches will have to review and abide by the NOC and INFC coaches standards of conduct. USA football certification and INFC registrations are REQUIRED for all Coaches, Asst Coaches, Team Mangers as well as Anyone else that comes in contact with players on the sidelines throughout the season. 

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