Welcome to the 2017 season of Lower Loudoun Boys Football. In order for our program to be successful we require the support of all our parents and children. We have included some important information to hopefully make this an enjoyable and fun season for your entire family!
PLAYING TIME – Every player present and equipped to play should participate in a minimum of 16 plays including kicking plays and points after touchdown plays. The Coaches will make their best effort to utilize their players on both sides of the ball. Players must attend practice to qualify for participation in games.
SIGN-UP & TRYOUTS – Sign-up and tryouts will be held Saturday, June 24th 9 am to 11 am, Saturday, July 15th 9 am to 11 am and Saturday, July 22nd from 9 am to 12 noon. Each child should come dressed in a T-shirt, shorts and sneakers. No flip flops or sandals. All players must attend at least one tryout of the last two tryouts to be weighed in.
ONLINE REGISTRATION – Online registration will be available through our website at www.LLBFL.org beginning March 1, 2017 through July 20, 2017. You may use a credit or debit card for online registration only!
EARLY REGISTRATION – Early registration will be March 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017 and will be available online or by mail only. The early registration fee is $155.00 for each player. No multiple player discounts.
REGISTRATION FEE – After June 1st, registration fees will be $165.00 for each player and must be payable no later than Saturday, July 22, 2017. Any player that has not turned in their equipment from the previous year will be allowed to register. No equipment will be distributed to a player whose registration has not been paid. There will be no refunds issued after July 22, 2017. In the event that your child is unable to participate, you must contact the league prior to July 22, 2017 to request a refund in writing to our Treasurer listed in the Board Member section of our site. Refunds are subject to service charges.
LATE REGISTRATION – A $25.00 late fee will be charged for anyone who registers after July 22, 2017. Cutoff for late registration will be August 13, 2017.
SERVICE CHARGE – A $30.00 service charge will be imposed on all returned checks.
PHYSICALS – League insurance regulations require that each player have a CURRENT physical (dated no earlier than May 1, 2017) on file prior to the first practice. No player will be allowed to participate in any workouts until the coach receives a completed physical form.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES – New players entering the league for the first time or players that have missed a year, must provide a photocopy of their birth certificate by July 22, 2017. You may scan a copy of the birth certificate and email it to our Secretary listed in the Board Member section of our website. Any player that registers during late registration must show their birth certificate prior to being placed on a team. Flag league players from last year registering for contact football must submit a birth certificate.
PRACTICE – Non-contact practice will begin Monday, August 7, 2017. Each player must participate in five (5) practice sessions before being allowed to participate in contact with full equipment. Contact practice will begin no earlier than Monday, August 14, 2017. No practice on first day of school. Practice will be limited to three (3) times per week after school starts until the end of the season. Exact days of practice will be announced later. All practices will be held at assigned practice fields. No indoor practice allowed. Players are required to attend all practices. Any player that has an unexcused absence could face a one-(1) game suspension at the discretion of the Head Coach. Any player that has been suspended from school will not be allowed to participate in any Lower Loudoun Boys Football activity, including practices and games. If transportation is a problem for your child, please contact the coach.
OPENING DAY – The regular season will begin on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
EQUIPMENT – Equipment will be issued beginning Monday July 31, 2017 (following the draft) at the discretion of the equipment manager. A schedule assigning teams their equipment pickup times will be provided to the head coach at the draft. Registration fees must be paid and all required information received (birth certificate and physical for late registrants) in order for a player to be issued equipment. The league will provide all the necessary equipment with the exception of a practice jersey, practice pants, practice socks and football shoes. Each player must provide these. THE SHOES MUST BE ONES WITH MOLDED RUBBER SOLES OR RUBBER COATED SCREW ON CLEATS – CLEATS WITH EXTERIOR METAL SHOWING ARE PROHIBITED. CLEAT SIZE WILL BE LIMITED TO NO MORE THAN ½” IN LENGTH. NO ALTERING OF GAME JERSEYS (NO ADDING NAMES OR CUTTING). NO ADDING DECALS OF ANY KIND TO THE HELMETS OTHER THAN TEAM LOGOS APPROVED BY THE LEAGUE. NO APPLICATION OF ANY STICKERS TO SIGNIFY INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS. NO ALTERING OR REPLACEMENT OF FACEMASKS ON HELMETS. ONLY LEAGUE-ISSUED EQUIPMENT SHALL BE WORN FOR SAFETY REASONS.
*NOTE: Parents will be held liable for all equipment including any damage to pants and jerseys by bleach or improper care. By signing the attached application, you acknowledge your responsibility for returning all equipment at the end of the season. You will have one (1) week after the last game of the season to return your equipment (including the game jersey) or you will be billed for the full replacement cost based on the following prices:
Helmet $125.00, Shoulder Pads $100.00 (max.), Hip, thigh & knee pads $35.00, Game pants $60.00, and Game Jersey $100.00.
In the event that you do not return your equipment in good condition (ie; bleached or faded pants and jersey) or pay the full replacement cost, the total cost will be added to the next year’s registration fee and must be paid before your child is officially registered.
NOTE: Intentional altering of game jerseys or replacement of facemasks on helmets will not be permitted. Any violation of the above rule will result in full replacement cost billed to the parents and the player will not be able to participate.
GAME UNIFORMS – Game uniforms will be distributed at the discretion of the individual coaches prior to the start of the regular season.
VOLUNTEERS – You will be assigned from time to time to work in our snack bar, work the gate and chains along with other parents on your team or even volunteer to be team mother or team father. We realize this is difficult for some parents’ due to other obligations; however we simply cannot pay the expenses of the league without the help of every parent. This is not a choice - it is a requirement.
FUNDRAISERS – Each player will be responsible for a mandatory $120.00 fundraiser to be determined by the league unless the parent chooses to opt-out of participating and pay an additional fee of $120.00 prior to July 22, 2017. This does not excuse you from snack bar, gate & chains or any other duty as required of every parent. The cost of purchasing equipment, insurance and maintaining our facility is enormous. Not to mention the cost of transportation adding to the cost of every item we utilize for our program. If your child does not fully participate in the fundraisers he/she could be withheld from participation until such time that the financial obligation for the fundraiser is met. We have attached an outline of our budget for the season and hope that it explains our financial requirements. Remember, the success of our program depends on the help of everyone. The only other alternative is to significantly raise the registration fees.
L.L.B.F. RULES AND REGULATIONS – The following rules have been established for Lower Loudoun Boys Football and Bill Allen Field:
No use of foul or abusive language,
No use of drugs or alcoholic beverages,
No smoking by minors,
No skates, skateboards, rollerblades, bikes, bags or backpacks will be allowed,
All players, spectators and parents are expected to abide by all rules and regulations concerning L.L.B.F and Bill Allen Field as set forth by the Executive Board of Lower Loudoun Boys Football. Any player, parent, or spectator who violates any rule, either during their game or as a spectator will face suspension for one (1) game or possible removal from the league without exception. Lower Loudoun Boys Football will not tolerate abusive language or offensive behavior towards the officials at any time. Any person who violates this rule will be suspended immediately.
PARKING – Parking will be limited to the upper parking lot only. At the request of Sterling Golf, Tennis & Swim Club, anyone who is not a member may not use their parking area. Anyone in violation may be towed at the owner’s expense.
We are looking forward to an exciting and successful season for both you and your children. If at anytime during the season, you have concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or another Board Member. As parents, you play a very important role in the success of our program and we encourage you to take an active position. It can be a very rewarding experience for everyone.