My oldest son played football for our parish rec dept, now my youngest boy is playing. The rec dept has a 10.00 sign up fee so not being able to afford the sign up fee, I know other areas are like 50.00-60.00 for one season.
For that 10.00 each kid recieves a jersey, and pads, the parents are to supply the shoes, socks, pants, and the pants pads.
And the best part of the program is the motto is not about the winning score, it's that every child plays and feels that he's a part of the team.
The rec dept also offers girls to cheerlead for the games for the same great 10.00 price and they have the cheer uniform provided.
Practices for both boys and girls are held at the park closest to the home team area several times a week starting in late july. The last game is played in mid november, and the games are played on Saturday at the Soutdown School stadium off of Lafayette st. in Houma, LA