BELLEVILLE BOBCAT YOUTH FOOTBALL INC.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING/EARLY REGISTRATION
An Informational Meeting and Early Registration for the 2014 Fall Football Season will take place on Thursday April 10th at the Belleville High School Commons.There will be an informational meeting from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and then registration from 7:00 p.m. –
Any boy or girl who will be in grades 4-8 this fall and either attends or resides in the Belleville School District can participate. Please go to our website at www.bbobcatyouthfootball.com to complete and download the Bobcat Registration form only and bring it with you along with the
$35.00 registration fee. Fees will go up to $50.00 after May 1st.
Belleville Bobcat Youth Football Inc. is a member of the Dane County Area Youth Football League which has been in existence for over 30 years. We are also a member of USA Football which is a national organization backed by the NFL. This will be our 22nd season.
Safety is the number one issue in this instructional league where we teach the players the fundamentals of the game of football. The kids play against players of comparable weight and age with top-notch equipment. Teams will be based on the number of players at each grade level.
Games are played according to high school tackle football rules with WIAA certified officials. There are modified rules for kick offs, punts, field goals and extra points. All of our coaches are certified through USA Football and are also background checked.
Our season runs from the beginning of August to the end of October. Practices are usually three nights a week from 5:20 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings until games start. Games are usually on Saturday mornings beginning after Labor Day.
If you are unable to attend early registration night, please contact Peggy Meyer, Registration Coordinator at 424-6240 or by e-mail at DPMeyer556@charter.net. If you have any further questions about the Bobcat program, please contact Steve Meier, Director at 424-3589 or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
SATURDAY AUGUST 23RD IS THE MANDATORY DCAYFL WEIGH-INS.
PLEASE complete all four forms online, print the completed forms and bring the forms with your player to the official registration.
We would also like to provide you with important health information to help you learn about the symptoms of concussions.
In the spring of 1993 I held several meetings in Belleville to see what interest there might be in starting a youth football program for kids in 4th through 8th grades. In August the Belleville Bobcats took the field for their first season. Forty-two kids participated and were divided into two teams. Interest continued to grow in the program and in 1998, ninety-four kids participated and were divided into five teams. This was the first year all players played at their own grade level. In 2000, the Belleville High School football team would co-op with Albany. The Bobcats would do the same, forming the organization Belleville-Albany Bobcat Youth Football Inc. Eighteen Albany players participated that first season of the co-op. With the growth of the program expected to continue, in the spring of 2007 a 7-member Board of Directors was formed to run and expand the program. Upon completion of our 19th season in 2011, the program had one hundred and five players on five teams. In early 2012, the Belleville-Albany co-op was dissolved. The program decided to go back and use the original name of Belleville Bobcat Youth Football, Inc.
I would like to sincerely thank all the volunteer help the Bobcat program has had for the past 19 seasons. Community support has been terrific. Thank you!