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BARTRAM TRAILS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

BARTRAM TRAILS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

BEARS TACKLE FOOTBALL

Welcome to the Bartram Trails Athletic Association Tackle Football Page, Home of the Bartram Bears!!

REGISTRATION FOR 2022 IS NOW OPEN!!!


B
ehavior, Education, Accountability, Respect, Success

PLEASE READ ALL THE 

INFORMATION BEFORE 

YOU REGISTER! 




COST -

Online registration officially opens on 2/01/2022; You will be able to do everything in one easy step with no hassles. The registration fee for the 2022 Football season is $350.00. Players that register prior to 3/1/2022 will receive a $20 "early bird" discount applied at checkout. Also, there will be a $3 service fee applied at checkout. We are going to have at least TWO teams per division.  We will possibly accept more if we can form a third team.  The goal is to get as many kids playing football and learning the game. No player left behind!! Fully paid registration is required before a player will be issued equipment or placed on a team. Our season will start end of July, pending date confirmation with the conference. 

BTAA Tackle Football Registration Cost Breakdown:                

  • Helmet with Chin Strap 
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Practice Jersey
  • Reversible Jerseys (yours to keep)
  • Game Pants W/Hip, Tailbone, Thigh, and Knee pads
  • Game Socks (yours to keep)
  • Field Equipment
  • Yearly Equipment Servicing / Reconditioning
  • NFYFC Membership Fee
  • Liability Insurance
  • NFYFC  Playoff/Championship Fees

 

  Organizational Costs Covered With Registration Fees:

  • Practice and Home Field Rental
  • Referees
  • League Dues
  • Liability INSURANCE
  • Operational/Administration Fees (storage facility, supplies, first-aid kits, maintenance equipment, operating equipment, etc.)  


Equipment That You Will Need To Purchase

  • Padded practice pants
  • Cleats
  • Mouthpiece

 

Refund Policy- The deadline to receive a refund is May 15, 2022. 

NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER May 15, 2022. Without the Executive Board approval no refunds will be issued.
Acceptance into Middle School Football or Cheer does not constitute a circumstance where a refund would be granted after the deadline.
 Unfortunately, we will not honor a refund request if you register your child for BTAA  but he/she tries out and is chosen for his/her Middle School Football or Cheer Team. BTAA needs to ensure it has enough players registered and coaches chosen to field a team. 

COVID-19 related cancellations are not eligible for a refund.

Volunteering is required of parents. Without this help, we can not function as an organization. We will need help with:

  • Concessions (cashier, cook, food runner) 
  • Gate
  • Chain Gang
  • MPR (Minimum Plays Requirement)
  • Scoreboard
  • Clock
  • Set-Up Crew
  • Clean-Up Crew

 

  •  There will be a sign up sheet at the beginning of the season for available volunteer spots per shift, please keep in mind:
  • Two shift per athlete is required for the season
    • Of which, at least one concessions shift is required per family
  • Select slots opposite of your athlete's play time (not required, but recommended) 
  • Volunteer shifts are not necessarily aligned with game time
  • Watch for important details from the Team Mom Coordinator and Head Coach
  • OPTIONAL Volunteer OPT OUT Fee will be $250 per athlete, due at registration 
  • Volunteer Requirements DO NOT exclude Coaches/Team Parents/BTAA Board Members 



Practices
 for Football will typically be at RIVERTOWN FIELD 2
(Address
: 21 Sequoia Creek Trail, St Johns, FL 32259 ); practice field location may vary as weather permits, i.e., closures due to weather and field conditions.

  • Practice is generally from 6 PM - 8 PM, Monday - Friday.
  • When school begins, the practice schedules adjusts as follows:
    • 6 hours a week
    • Typically 3 days a week.
    • Two hours each night
  • Coaches/Team Coordinator will communicate further details at the start of season. 
  • 10 hours of conditioning are required before full contact with pads
  • Times may vary, last-minute changes may occur due to St. John County field schedule availability, weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances.

 

COACHES, PARENTS, AND PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Profane, obscene, abusive, or degrading language in the presence of anyone connected with the game is unacceptable.
    • This includes all practices, games or events.
  • Do not grab a child by the facemask, slap a child on the helmet, shove, push, or handle a child in an aggressive or abusive manner.
  • Conduct yourself in a sportsmanlike manner at all times.
  • Do not engage in any acts of violence.
  • Striking any other coach, official, player, spectator, or other adult participants shall result in the head coach and assistant coach(es), player(s), or a parent(s) being suspended indefinitely. 
  • Emphasize the importance of being good students as well as good athletes.
  • Accept the decision of game officials on the field as being fair and called to the best of their ability.
  •  This does not mean a head coach cannot properly question a call.
  • Do not criticize the opposing team, its players, coaches, or fans by word or gestures.
  • The use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco (including chewing tobacco), or e-cigarettes/vapes in any form on the field while participating in any BTAA, game, or practice is unacceptable and can result in being suspended indefinitely. 
  • You will not knowingly permit an ineligible player to play in any game.
    • Doing so will forfeit the game and an indefinite suspension from BTAA.
    •  Should head coaches or their assistant coaches violate any BTAA playing rules or directives, they can be subject to immediate disciplinary actions. Report any misconduct to the BTAA Board Members immediately 
    •  Please do not do anything in which BTAA  cannot defend you.
    •  This includes all coaches, players, officials, parents and spectators.
    •  Injuries should be reported to the BTAA Board Members immediately. 


After registering, your next step is attending a parent meeting for your group, which will be communicated closer to the start of conditioning camp.



More Important Information: 

  • We will hold our Bear Football and Cheer Camp as well as a specialized camp in late Spring/Early Summer.
  • Practices start at the end of July, and the season ends in November
  • We have 8 regular-season games as well as playoffs/championships. 
  • Games are played on Saturdays (exception with Playoff/Championships may be on a Sunday and extreme weather conditions may cause the game schedules to adjust). 
  • We are a COMPETETIVE football association and member of a premier league, North Florida Youth Football (Cheer) Conference NFYFC/NFYCC.
  •  Fundraising: We will be having fundraisers throughout the season to assist with football/cheer programming needs.
  • This is an expectation for each team and participant.
  • All Coaches Are Heads Up Football Certified Annually, Background Screened,  Interviewed and will exhibit and uphold the “Qualities and Standards” we expect as a BEAR lead by the Football director with the football committee. 
  • All BTAA Board members and BTAA Committee staff are background screened
  • CPR and First Aid Trained Staff at all events
  • Age Matrix is below  (league age as of 7/31) : 

 

Division

Ages for Unlimited Weight

Lieutenant- 6U

5 and 6

Commander- 8U

7 and 8

Captain- 10U

9 and 10

Admiral- 12U

11 and 12




 Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches & Team Parents Needed!!

Please inquire at [email protected] or contact the Football Director Kevin Harrison at

[email protected]



BE A PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL, EXPERIENCE OUR CULTURE

GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!



BTAA Football Staff

President: Christopher Rocafort
Vice President: Natasha Harrison 
Football/Field Director: Kevin Harrison
Equipment Director: Nick Fulp
Team Parent Coordinator: Heather Price 




Contact

BARTRAM TRAILS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
13720 Old ST Augustine Road, Suite 8 Box 113
Jacksonville, Florida 32258

Email: [email protected]

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