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Knights Junior Football

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Dear Parents and Players,


Representatives from the 18 clubs that form the Greater Eastside Junior Football Association (GEJFA) Council have been working hard this offseason to determine the best way to move forward with a Youth Football season during the current COVID-19 pandemic. One decision the Council made early-on was, based on each Club’s close alignment with their respective high school programs, GEJFA would only have a Fall 2020 season if our high school football teams also competed this Fall.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced on July 21, 2020 that there would not be a Fall 2020 high school football season. Instead, they have proposed a modified 2020-2021 Sports Season Calendar that would have high school football season begin February 22, 2021 and end May 9, 2021 (tentative). Based on this new WIAA directive and GEJFA’s commitment to the safety and well-being of all children, GEJFA has made the painful decision to cancel the Fall 2020 Youth Football season.

The GEJFA Council also voted to approve an exploration of a possible Spring 2021 season that would coincide with the WIAA’s high school football calendar. The first step will be to solicit feedback from GEJFA player parents via an online survey. Based upon survey feedback, the GEJFA Council will convene in October to make a decision on whether or not we can begin to plan for a possible Spring 2021 season. Expect to be contacted by your respective GEJFA Club with the survey link in August.

Sincerely,

Shawn Hartline, President
Greater Eastside Junior Football Association

Knights Junior Football

Kids play in this system if they live south of I-90 and in the Newport High School attendance boundaries. 2020 Season timeline TBD due to COVID-19  Players must be between 7 and 14 years old (7 years weighing at least 60lbs are eligible).
Questions regarding Knights Jr. Football should be sent to Katie Scott

 

  • Program Fee: $350 + $100 field usage fee + Club Membership 

 

All participants must have a current $27 Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue membership.

Program Age Playing Level
Knights Junior Football 7-14 Years Old 2020 Age/Weight Chart

 

 

Concussion Safety - Tackle Football

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue and the Greater Eastside Jr. Football system have adopted USA Football’s Heads up Program to ensure the risks of concussions are minimized to the fullest extent. The Head’s Up System provides training and instruction in four key areas to ensure a player’s safety:

  • All coaches receive annual trainings on how to correctly teach the game’s fundamentals.
  • Coaches, players and parents are taught concussion-related protocols; these are reinforced throughout the season.
  • Proper tackling technique, endorsed by medical and football experts, is implemented at all playing levels.
  • Coaches and parents are taught proper equipment fitting standards. This includes annual reconditioning of helmets and proper sizing for helmets and shoulder pads.


For more information about USA Football’s Heads Up Program click here.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be issued, minus a non-refundable $50.00 and the membership fee, if participants have contacted the office to withdraw before the second week of practice. After the second week, only 50% of the registration fee will be returned to participants who have contacted the office to withdraw before September 1st.

 

Questions? Contact the Athletics Department at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue.

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