When is registration open?
2017 Tackle Football and Flag Football opens May 1, 2017 and will close July 31,2017.
Is registration open to everyone?
Tackle Football is open to players entering grades 1st-8th Fall 2017 (There will be a 1st/2nd grade combined team for incoming 1st graders). Flag Football is open to players entering Kindergarten or 1st grade Fall 2017
How do I register my child/children?
Once on bcjsa.com, click on the “Football” link on the horizontal tab. On the Football Home Page, click on the “Registration” link located on the vertical tab located on the left of your screen and log in to your account. If you have not registered your child with bcjsa before, you will need to create an account. Click on the link to register and follow the instructions.
How much does it cost?
Tackle Football Registration $295
Flag Football Registration: $95
What does my registration pay for?
The majority of fees go towards facilities (field permits, maintenance, equipment). Other usage includes, JMFA and BCJSA processing fees and website maintenance. A portion of your fees also includes individual and team pictures. Equipment is not included/provided. The Home/Alway Jerseys are included in the registration fees.
What equipment will my child need?
Helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, practice pants (with built in pads or removable pads), practice jersey, socks, cleats. Some players also prefer to wear rib protector pads and gloves. Bear Creek partners with Dick's Sporting Goods and Renegade B & H Sports. Dick's promotes a special shopping day for Bear Creek players with valuable coupons available (date-to-be-announced).
Are there scholarships available?
Yes, a limited number of scholarships are available. Please find information and an Opportunity To Play application in the "Documents" tab on the vertical tool bar. Volunteer hours are required.
Can I set up a payment plan?
Payment plans are available for Tackle Football only:
$95 deposit is due at the time of registration
Second payment of $95 will be due on 6/15/17 Balance due on 7/15/17 Payment plans can be set up when you register.
NOTE: If registering AFTER 6/15/17 payment must be made in FULL. No partial payments will be taken after 7/15/17
Flag Football fees are due in full at time of registration.
Please be aware that full payment is due by weigh-ins on August 14, 2017. The Player will not be able to weigh-in and will not be on the official roster for the 2017 season.
Is their a discount if I have more than one child play for Bear Creek?
Unfortunately, there is no discount available for having more than one child play for Bear Creek.
My player is new to Bear Creek. How do I know which team he/she should be on?
Your child will be placed on a team according to his/her grade level for the 2017/2018 school year. If there are 2 teams in the same grade level your player will be entered into a blind draft.
I see the teams are listed Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3. How do I know what level my son/daughter is at?
Tell us a little bit about your child. Let us know how much experience he/she has playing league football. Let us know his/her strengths and areas for improvement. There will be space provided for these comments when you register. Your comments will be taken into consideration when placing your child. You can also request for your child to play for a certain Division and they will be placed accordingly given space. Please remember that all new players will be placed in the Blind Draft and are not guaranteed a space on a particular team
My son/daughter is a returning player. How do I make sure he/she gets on the same team as last year?
If your child played for a specific team last year and would like to return to this team, please indicate this in the comment section when you register. Returning players are automatically placed with their previous teams unless otherwise requested. Please note: returning players MUST register by July 15th or will be placed in the Blind Draft.
How does the Blind Draft work?
New players not specifically recruited by a coach will be placed in the Draft. Each player will be assigned a number. On Draft day, coaches will alternately pick from these numbers. Once all numbers are picked, the corresponding name/player will be assigned to that coach's team. Parents are not allowed to attend the Draft. Once the Draft is complete, coaches will contact players/parents by phone.
My son/daughter is a returning player, however he/she does not wish to play on the same team as last year.
Please indicate your request in the comment section. They will be placed in the Blind Draft.
Can I request a certain team/coach for my child?
If there is a team/coach your child would like to play for, please note this in the comment section. Please remember however this is not a guarantee that your child will be placed with a particular team/coach.
When does the Season start?
The first week of practice begins July 31, 2017. The first games of the season will begin the week of August 26th 2017. There are 8 games in the regular season and if your team is in the top 8 teams in that division there will be playoffs. Games are played on most Saturdays.
If you have any questions specific to Registration, please contact Kathleen Zaccaro, at email@example.com.
THANK YOU AND WELCOME TO BEAR CREEK FOOTBALL!!!