The football program serves students from 2nd to 7th grade in four age divisions:
-2nd Grade (7 man tackle)
-3rd and 4th Grade
-5th and 6th Grade
-7th Grade (3 leagues made up of students from each of the 3 Bentonville Jr. High Schools)

Games are played on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Phillips Park in Bentonville.
-Subject to change, depending on interest level and number of teams.

Registration Information:
-Registration will take place at the HLM Teen Center at 1207 Leopard Lane in Bentonville, across from Lincoln Jr. High School.
-Please be prepared to complete an athletic sign-up form as well as provide the $90 fee ($40 Athletic Membership + $50 General Athletics Fee) at the time of registration. If you are applying for scholarship, you will need to bring a copy of your child's Birth Certificate.

Tuesday, July 21 5:00-8:00pm
Thursday, July 23 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday, July 25 9:00am-12:00pm
Monday, July 27 5:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, July 28 5:00-8:00pm

Team Assignments:
-All players will attend a skills day where they will be evaluated by coaches on throwing, catching, agility/footwork and sprints. Coaches will then draft players by age division. Once all players have been assigned to a team, the coach will notify his or her players to coordinate practice times.
-Returning players within the same age division will not participate in skills day, but automatically be placed with their coach/team from the previous year unless otherwise requested.
-Late registrants and players who are unable to attend skills day will be placed on a team at random.

Equipment Policy:
-Football players will be issued a helmet, shoulder pads and a game jersey. Players are responsible for their own mouthpiece, chinstrap, pants and pads for respective pants.
-All Club equipment will be returned to Boys & Girls Club staff at the team's final game.

-Coaches and officials are required to complete an application and submit to a background check before volunteering with Boys & Girls Club athletics.
-Once selected, coaches will attend an orientation and coaching clinic to learn sport and Club expectations as well as sign a Code of Ethics provided by the Boys & Girls Club.

-Officials will undergo training on game rules and expectations by Boys & Girls Club staff, as well as sign a Code of Ethics to ensure fairness and equal opportunity for all Club players.

Download Football Rules

For more information about participation in the athletic programs, please contact Shawn Nicholson at (479) 273-7187 (ex. 18) or by email at

For information on how you can become a Football Program Sponsor contact Shauna Collins at

       Football Support is Provided By: nunnley


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