Frequently Asked Questions

Who are The Malone Panthers?

The Malone Panthers were established in 2019 as a Select tackle football program. Since then we have expanded our athletics program to also include Basketball and Track & Field. 


Do you have to try out to become a Panther?

Yes, all programs will have some sort of tryout for the team. If interested in joining a program, please visit the program page and reach out to the Director or Head Coach for the team you are interested in joining. 

How old does my child need to be to play?

Our programs are aimed towards athletes in the 3rd grade through to 8th grade, depending on the program. If you have a student-athlete that is not in this range, please contact us for further information. 


Will my child automatically make the team?

All student-athletes will need to tryout for the team that they want to play on. Playing time is earned and not just given. 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 student-athletes in situation that they feel they will be successful. Everything is Earned Nothing is Given!!!.


How many kids can be on a team?

This will vary for each program. This will be a coaches decision. 


Do I need my own equipment?

With the exception of footwear, we will provide your player with the equipment and uniforms needed to play, at no cost. Our football program does require an equipment deposit that is required to offset the loss of un-returned equipment and/or uniforms. If you are interested in purchasing your own equipment, please let us know, we might be able to help.


When and where are are practices?
Practice days and times will be determined by your coaches, please be in contact with them for correct time and locations. For general questions, contact us for further information


What league will we play in? 

Our football program is a member of the Great Plains Youth Football League, this league consists of more than 1,500 players on more than 70 teams, representing 29 program members in Nebraska and Iowa. We will also schedule non-league games against other teams in the Mid-West region.
Our Basketball and Track & Field programs will participate in leagues and/or tournaments depending on team and availability.


Where will our Home games be played?
Our football program will play home games at Lincoln Sports Foundation Championship field located at 7600 N. 70th St. Lincoln NE, 68517. 


How far will I need to travel to games?

This will be dependent upon program, team and scheduling, if travel is an issue be sure to contact your Head Coach. Our Football program does require travel within the region. Our other programs require travel within the city.


How much does is cost to join a team?

Registration cost is dependent on program and team.
Our Football program does have a cost association and 
requires 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.