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Belleville Youth Football Program Policies
1.   Sportsmanship

  • The goal is to teach and model good sportsmanship; and show respect to coaches, officials, opponents and each other.

  • When a BYFP player puts on his or her jersey at any time, he or she represents the entire organization.  You will be on your best behavior.

2.  Missing Practice Policy - An Excused Practice is when:

  • A parent or guardian calls one of the coaches before practice starts.  Most coaches have
    answering machines or cell phones; just leave message.

3.  Unexcused practices will be handled in the following manner:

  • 1 unexcused practice-player will sit out 1st quarter of the game that week.
  • 2 unexcused practices-player will sit out 1st half of game that week.

  • 3 unexcused practices-player will not be allowed to play in the game that week.

4.  Players Participating in Two Sports Policy

This is primarily for soccer, but also includes cross-country, hockey, etc.

  • When another sports game conflicts with any scheduled Bobcat Football practice it will be considered an excused practice.

  • Another sport’s practice however, does not fall under this rule and will be counted as an unexcused practice following the guideline of our Missing Practice Policy.

  • On Saturday game days all players will be required to be at their scheduled football game with no exceptions.  Because our teams do not have an exceptionally large number of players, it is for the safety of all players that you must attend your scheduled game.  If there are any problems or questions contact Steve Meier, Director.

5.  Complaint/Suggestion Policy

  • If you have a problem, complaint, or suggestion, you need to contact your Team Representative.  Your Team Representative will relay the information to the appropriate individual(s).  Any issues that can not be resolved will be addressed by the Board of Directors.

6.  Game Days
  • Players are required to be at the game 1 hour before it starts, dressed and ready to play!
    Coaches need this time to make sure the players are properly stretched and warmed up to
    avoid injuries.  Coaches also need this time to make sure the players are mentally ready to play.

  • If you have a transportation problem, please notify your Team Representative.

7.   Injuries
  • With any sport there are injuries.  Please report any injury (bumps, bruises, scrapes, etc.) to your coach immediately.  If the player has any scrapes or cuts please protect those areas before they come to practice or a game.

8.   Practice Jersey
  • All first year players must complete 1 season in order to keep their practice jersey.  If a player does not complete their first season, you will be reimbursed for the jersey when all of the equipment is returned to the director.

9.  Coaches

  • All coaches will be approved by the Board of Directors.

  • All coaches will be subject to a background check.  These checks will be conducted every two years of participation in the BBYF Program.

  • All coaches will be certified under a Badger East approved certification program.  All coaches must carry a current certification card with them, whenever they are involved with a BYFP or Badger East activity.  A copy of each coach’s current certification card must be filed with the BYFP Board of Directors – Coaches and Team Representative Coordinator each season.

  • All coaches must sign a code of conduct from the Badger East and BYFP.

  • It shall be the responsibility of the coach to maintain discipline and other behavioral control, not only within the ranks of his own team, but with parents and spectators as well.  This is in regards to their conduct toward game officials, other players, and/or coaches.  Permitting undue verbal or other abuse of said personnel will result in disciplinary action of the coach, to be determined by the BYFP Board of Directors.

  • Any coach conducting him/herself in an inappropriate manner or having disrespect for any Director, program representative, coach or game official shall be subject to disciplinary action to be determined by the BYFP Board of Directors.

  • All coaches will abide by all Badger East by-laws.

  • Clinics.  BYFP will pay an amount not to exceed $50.00 for each coach to attend one football clinic per year.  A receipt of payment and evidence of attendance will be required for reimbursement.

10.  Team Representatives

  • Shall be liaison to the parents, coaching staffs and BYFP Board of Directors.

  • Each team shall have a minimum of 2 team representatives.  Teams with over 20 players are recommended to have 3 team representatives.

  • Duties of the team representatives shall be, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in fund raising activities

  • Assist coaches on weigh-in day

  • Assist on picture day

  • Distribute all handouts throughout the season

  • Contact people to work concession stands

  • BYFP home games – contact people to work chain gang (3)

  • Contact people to write an article for the website and newspapers for each game

  • Assist at equipment return