2014 Registration

Belleville Bobcat Youth Football, Inc.

Official Registration

 

Registration and equipment fitting will be on Sunday, July 20th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Thursday, July 24th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Belleville High School Commons.  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.  At this time, the $50 registration fee needs to be paid (unless you early registered).  This covers all necessary equipment except for shoes and a practice jersey.  If you need a practice jersey, an additional $25 fee will be needed.  The jersey is yours to keep if you complete one season.  A $200 equipment deposit is also paid at this time.  We prefer that you write a separate check for the deposit.  This check will not be cashed and will be returned to you at the end of the season if the equipment is returned in good condition.  

 

To register, the player and a parent or guardian needs to be present to complete four forms, which include health questions.  You will need to provide your physician’s name and phone number, your hospital and its phone number, as well as the name of your medical health insurance provider and policy number.  There will be one form for our program and three for the Dane County Area Youth Football League of which we are a member.  Go to our website at www.bbobcatyouthfootball.com to complete and download all four forms ahead of time.  Forms turned in at the early registration do not need to be resubmitted.  If you are a first year player you will need to bring a copy of your birth certificate that we keep and send to the league office.  The player should come in a t- shirt and mesh shorts to aid us in sizing equipment.  We will be handing out August practice schedules and all of the equipment needed for the start of practice on Tuesday, August 5th at the Sugar River Park.  All paperwork and fees must be turned in before any equipment is issued to the player.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be a USA Football Parents’ Training Meeting with our Player Safety Coach Bart Morrick during both registration nights from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  At least one parent for each player is required to attend one of these meetings.

 

If you know of anyone who does not get the Post Messenger Recorder or cannot make the registration dates, please have them call Steve Meier at 424-3589 or email him at meier_ythfootball@yahoo.com.  Anyone having financial problems with the fees or having any questions at all about our program, please do not hesitate to call or email me.  We can make any arrangement necessary to register your child.

 

Equipment Exchange

            If you have any cleats or other football equipment your Bobcat may have outgrown but is still in good condition and you want to clean out your closets, please drop the items off at 123 N. Grant Street in  Belleville before July 20th . We will have a table set up with all of the items during our two registration sign-ups.

 

Registration Forms 2014 

Important Dates:

August 5-6-7 – First week of practice.

August 26 – League weigh-ins at Belleville @ 4:45 p.m. - EVERYONE HAS TO BE THERE!

 

Mandatory Weigh-In

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Bobcat History

 

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 21 seasons. Community support has been terrific. Thank you!

Steve Meier

Director