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ABOUT FOOTBALL

The Goal with the Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Football program is to provide its Members a safe, healthy, fun, and meaningful experience via regularly scheduled practices and games. The thirteen-week season will commence on July 24 and conclude October 14, 2017 with the Alaska State Championship Series.  U10-U14 practices are generally held Monday through Fridays evenings with games being held on Saturdays. Games will commence the third week of the season. 

Teams will be made up of players from the same Anchorage School District high school zone (or a series of schools) within the same gender. There will be NO exceptions to this rule. (If there are not enough players to form at least four teams in a gender specific division, age divisions will be coed). Team names will be designated by high school zone which the team is located. However, players and coaches are encouraged to give their team nicknames which are cool and fun! (This program has no affiliation with the Anchorage School District or its individual schools)

Please Note: Beginning the 2017 BGCA Football Season, players will no longer be grandfathered onto a team outside of his/her high school zone that he/she played for the previous season(s) and he/she will be assigned to the team within his/her high school zone. If there are not enough Members to form a team or the roster is full in the particular high school area which the player is zoned for, he/she will be assigned to a roster a roster outside of his/her high school zone which is in the best interest of the league. Additionally, players are required to provide a current sports physical and will be required to provide a birth certificate and current report card/school ID verifying which school they are attending. 

For more information on Football, a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end, please visit HERE.



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VOLUNTEER TO COACH!

 

We are always accepting applications for those wishing to volunteer coach. Experience is a plus, but not required.  Simply click on the link below and complete the Athletics Volunteer Application online. For more information about coaching, please contact BGCA Athletics at athletics@bgcalaska.org

ATHLETICS VOLUNTEER APPLICATION


WHY CHOOSE BGCA FOOTBALL?

Player safety is our #1 priority at Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska. Here are some of the things we are doing in regards towards prioritizing your child's safety:

  • All of our coaches (Head & Assistants) are USA Football - Heads Up certified which includes concussion awareness and prevention training.

  • We have a mandatory coaching clinic in which we emphasize the signs & symptoms of a possible concussion as well as Heads Up contact techniques and drills.

  • All players are equiped in NEW 5 Star rated Riddell Revolution Adult Speed helmets (Virgina Tech University Helmet Research: 5 Stars = Highest Rating)

  • We have a pre-season parent orientation; includes information and resources to maximize safety and protection of every player

  • We have a partnership with Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage in which they will help provide Certifed Athletic Trainers at all games.

  • BGCA Football is inclusive to ALL players and places players on teams according to ASD zones (where they will go to High School)

Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska will equip all players with a 5-Star Rated Helmet, shoulder pads and game jersey.  

MORE INFORMATION ON PLAYER SAFETY:

“Our kids have been a part of the BGC (Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska) Football Program for the past 4 years and we look forward to being a part of the BGC Football Program for years to come! As a parent, there are a few things that are non-negotiable when it comes to sports and one of these is safety. BGC has exceeded in this by providing new helmets to all the players (5 star rated), making sure that the players meet weight guidelines, and even planned an evening to teach the teams about safety on the field and concussion prevention.  The program is also well organized and the staff cares about the safety and welfare of each player. Being a part of this program has helped my kids tremendously.  They've learned "work ethic" by attending practice every day and on time, and every person on the team comes ready to give 100%. They've also learned about responsibility, character, and sportsmanship. This extends further than the field; this will be applicable to life! We would recommend this program to anyone, whether it's your first year or if you've played before! It's more than a program; these kids become family!”  ~Vanessa Makihele, BGC Parent


IMPORTANT DATES

DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION BEGINS: January 9, 2017

EQUIPMENT FITTING OPENS: February 1, 2017

FOOTBALL SKILLS CAMP: June 26-29, 2017

LATE REGISTRATION BEGINS: July 3, 2017

PRESEASON COACHES MEETING: July 16, 2017

PRACTICES BEGIN: July 24, 2017

PRESEASON PARENTS MEETING: July 29, 2017

EQUIPMENT CHECK-OUT: July 29, 2017

JAMBOREE: August 5, 2017

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES: August 7, 2017

GAMES BEGIN: August 12, 2017

REGULAR SEASON ENDS: September 23, 2017

CITY CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: October 7, 2017

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: October 14, 2017

POSTSEASON PARENTS MEETING: October 16, 2017

POSTSEASON COACHES MEETING: October 20, 2017


The Registration "BGCA FOOTBALL" is not currently available.


The Registration "BGCA FOOTBALL" is not currently available.


Please Note: All Registration Fees must be paid in FULL by the start of the season; Otherwise, Members will NOT be allowed to participate until Fees have been paid in FULL. 



2017 BGCA Football Championships: September 27-October 7



2017 BGCA Football Jamboree: August 5



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FOOTBALL 2017 AGES & DIVISIONS

AGE DIVISION BIRTHDATE # PLAYERS on FIELD/ROSTER REGISTRATION FEE REGISTRATION FEE ON/AFTER JUL. 3 MAX BALL CARRIER WEIGHT SINGLE STRIPE DOUBLE STRIPE
U10 September 1, 2007-August 31, 2009 7-a-side/16 per roster $325 $350 105 lbs 106-160 lbs 161 plus lbs
U12 September 1, 2005-August 31, 2007 11-a-side/24 per roster $325 $350 140 lbs 141-185 lbs 186 plus lbs
U14 September 1, 2003-August 31, 2005 11-a-side/24 per roster $325 $350 165 lbs 166-210 lbs 211 plus lbs

*We invite ALL kids between 3rd through 8th Grades to play BGCA Football.

2017 WEIGHT RULES: For ALL divisions, there is a Max Ball Carrier weight, a Single Stripe weight and a Double Stripe weight.  For those players in the Single Stripe range, they can play offense and defense, but cannot carry/advance the ball.  For those players in the Double Stripe range, they can play on offense only as a Center, Guard or Tackle.


FOOTBALL 2017 SCHEDULE: U10-U14

DATES TIMES DAYS (PRACTICES) DAYS (GAMES) # of GAMES/SEASON # of TEAMS/DIVISION GAME LOCATIONS
July 24-October 7, 2016 2-hour sessions between 6:00-9:00pm Mondays-Fridays Saturdays 6+ 5-6 TBD

*Please Note: Schedule is subject to change based on facility availability. Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Staff will notify all Members of any changes to the schedule.


The safety of the Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Members participating in our Athletics programs comes first. Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska request every Member is dressed appropriately and ready to play Football. Please ensure each Member is outfitted properly before leaving the house and arriving to training/games. Below is a list of recommended items to have at each football practice and game:​

  • BGCA jersey or t-shirt (provided with registration)
  • Football pants w/ pads (black for game days)
  • Soccer or football shoes (cleated)
  • Helmet w/ mouthguard (provided with registration)
  • Shoulder pads (provided with registration)
  • Water bottle
  • Inflated football

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Athletics Department.


REFUND POLICY

The Refund Policy of Athletics Fees are nonrefundable with a few exceptions. For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Athletics Refund Policy, please visit HERE.


SPONSOR A TEAM!

Team sponsorships are a crucial part of any athletic program. Through Team Sponsorships, the Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska Athletics Department are able to offer scholarships to deserving families, refurbish and replace equipment, provide uniforms, purchase the sports supplies needed for each sport and maintain the fields/facilities.  Additionally, our coaches are able to take advantage of coaching education opportunities through coaching courses that, ultimately, benefit the athletics experience for all children. In return, your business will benefit through brand awareness, image enhancement, possible increased sales, and a return on investment that benefits the community as a whole. 

All Athletes registered to a Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska Athletics program receive a uniform package (specific to the sport the Athlete is registered for) which will always includes a jersey.  Currently ConocoPhillips is the title Good Sport Sponsor for the Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska, with their logo being featured on the front of all jerseys. Local Sponsors of BGCA Teams will also be featured on secondary location of the team jersey with prominent visibility of the Sponsor’s name.

In addition to our Sponsors name featured on a BGCA Athletics Team’s jersey, the Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska will also offer to our Partners:

  • Website logo/link placement on our website and any other social media for the duration of the one-year
  • One seasonal e-mail blast to BGCA Members participating in that particular sport promoting any specials/news from our Sponsors for that particular month
  • Recognition in the Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska Annual Report
  • Plaque with a photograph of the Team your business is sponsoring with expressing our appreciation

In exchange, Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska would look for from the following business Sponsorship:

Seasonal financial contribution for the duration of the sponsorship, generally one year, in exchange for the Sponsorship Package listed below:

$500 / per team (U10-U14) 

Additionally, there will be a $3 application fee per jersey applied to the Sponsorship Package selected featuring our Sponsor’s logo/name. 

Every player, every team needs a sponsor!  Show your support by sponsoring a Football team for $500  The sponsor registration is quick and easy, simply click on the registration link below.  Or print and fill out a copy of our paper application and return it to the Athletics Department in our Woodland Park Office at 2300 W. 36th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99517.

Please Note: The $3 application fee per jersey will be waived if the Sponsors completes the Local Team Sponsorship Application online.

To complete the Local Team Sponsorship Application online, please click on the link below:

SPONSORS

The Boys & Girls Clubs Athletics Department would like to thank our 2017 Football Sponsors:

Sponsored by Conrad Houston Insurance

Conrad Houston Insurance

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Proud sponsor of U14 Dimond and Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Football

Sponsored by A-Two Septic

A-Two Septic

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Proud Sponsor of U12 Valley and Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Football

Sponsored by Reading Write Alaska

Reading Write Alaska

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Proud Sponsor of U10 Dimond and Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Football

Sponsored by Superman Moving & Storage, LLC

Superman Moving & Storage, LLC

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Proud Sponsor of U14 Service, U10 Dimond and Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Football

Sponsored by Guaranty Mortgage Service, Inc.

Guaranty Mortgage Service, Inc.

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Proud Sponsor of U10 East and Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Football

Sponsored by Purcell Tire Company

Purcell Tire Company

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Proud Sponsor of U14 East and Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Football

Sponsored by Walther Dental Canter

Walther Dental Canter

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Proud Sponsor of U14 Valley & The Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Football

Sponsored by Grounds Up Services

Grounds Up Services

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Proud Sponsor of U12 East and Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Football

Sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe Anchorage

Hard Rock Cafe Anchorage

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Proud Sponsor of U12 Chugiak and Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Clubs Football