Football

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:
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.

Coaching/Officiating:
-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

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

Sponsorships:
For information on how you can become a Football Program Sponsor contact Shauna Collins at scollins@bgcbentoncounty.org

       Football Support is Provided By: nunnley

 


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