Frequently Asked Questions

Who are The CMC Panthers?

The Clyde Malone Center Panthers is a Select tackle football program in Lincoln for grades 3-8. Established in 2019 we will field 3 teams for the 2021 season, PeeWee (3/4th grade combo), Jr. Midget (5/6th grade combo) and Midget (7/8th grade combo).


Do you have to try out to become a Panther?

Yes, tryouts are required to become a member the Panthers family, our organization is open to all student-athletes to attend tryouts, registration for this is required. If you are unable to make tryouts please contact us.


How old does my child need to be to play?

In our program there is a grade and age limit. If you have a younger student athlete, please contact us for further information.

  • Pee Wee Combo (3rd/4th Grade):  Must not reach the age of 10 prior to July 1, 2021, w/o league approval.

  • Jr. Midget Combo (5th/6th Grade): Must not reach the age of 12 prior to July 1, 2021, w/o league approval.

  • Midget Combo (7th/8th Grade): Must not reach the age of 14 prior to July 1, 2021, w/o league approval.  


Will my child automatically make the team?

Student-athlete will need to tryout for the team that they want to play on. Playing time is earned we are a select program that encourage all of our student-athletes to work hard and understand that they can do anything they put their minds too. Practice times is where all athletes earn their playing time coaches will place athletes in situation that they feel your athlete you most be successful. Everything is Earned Nothing is Given!!!.


How many kids can be on a team?

The maximum number of players that a team can suit is 30 players per game. We will not carry over the maximum number of players.


Do I need my own equipment?

With the exception of football cleats, we will provide your player with all the equipment needed to play, at no additional cost. A equipment deposit is required to offset the loss of un-returned equipment. If you are interested in purchasing your own equipment, please let us know.


Where do we practice?

We practice at Lincoln Sports Foundation Complex. Address: 7600 N. 70th st. Lincoln, NE 68517


What league will we play in? 

Our PeeWee and Jr. Midget teams are a member of the Great Plains Youth Football League, this league consists of more than 1,500 players on more than 70 teams, representing 32 program members in Nebraska and Iowa. Our Midget team will play independent and will schedule teams against teams in the Mid-West region.


Where will our Home games be played?
This is to-be-determined. We will get more information once fields become available in the summer.


How far will I need to travel to games?

This will be dependent upon team and scheduling, If your team plays in the Great Plains Youth Football League all teams are in South East Nebraska and Western Iowa, with the furthest team about 60 miles away. The league tries to ensure that no team has excessive travel schedules. If your student-athlete is on the Midget team, travel can extend to through-out the Mid-West region


How much does is cost?

Registration cost is dependent on team, it is $260 for 7th/8th Grade team, $235 for 5th/6th Grade team, and  $210 for 3rd/4th Grade team.
We also require a fundraiser that has a $150 buy-out and a $400 equipment deposit check. The equipment deposit check will be held until the end of the season and returned or shredded, when all equipment is returned back to the organization.