BAYLOCK ELITES FOOTBALL TEAM
The goal of the Baylock Elites Youth Football program is to provide kids with an opportunity to participate in an organized, supervised, and educational football program geared at teaching the sport of football, while emphasizing the values of teamwork, fundamentals, competitiveness, sportsmanship, and fitness within a safe and fun environment. No tryouts are ever required and anyone who meets the age and academic guidelines may sign up.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE AND TIME COMMITMENT
The 2021 season will begin on AUG 2, 2021.
AUG 1st – AUG 31st - practices will typically be scheduled for Monday – Thursday from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm or 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Depending on the coaches schedule) A total of 10 practice hours for the week. No team may schedule more than 10 hours of practice per week before Labor Day.
SEP – End of the season - practices will be cut back to 3 nights a week for a total of 6 practice hours for the week. The specific nights will be announced during August. No team may schedule more than 6 hours of practice per week after Labor Day.
The season will continue through the end of November if the team qualifies for the post season or through mid-December if the team qualifies for Nationals.
If a team qualifies for Regionals, practices will continue throughout the month of November.
If a team qualifies for Nationals, practices will continue for the first week of December, and travel to Orlando, Florida.
All teams practice at Sandridge Elementary will start on August 2, 2021. All teams will practice 5 nights per week through the beginning of school from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm or 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Depending on the coaches schedule). Once school starts practice will be 3 nights per week . Time will be posted at a later day.
Please make an effort to schedule your family vacations during June and July. Though we allow some flexibility for pre-arranged vacations, August is a critical month where skill sets are being evaluated and positions determined.
GAMES AND TRAVEL
National Championships are held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida usually the second week of December. Pop Warner provides some competitive travel packages to offset the cost of this trip, which typically involves a 4- or 5-night stay in Orlando, complete with a park-hopper pass and meal tickets. Four to five days of school will be missed, and Pop Warner provides letters to the schools to explain the absence.
EQUIPMENT AND GEAR
Each Baylock Elite tackle football player will be fitted and issued the following gear from the Baylock Elite Equipment Manager:
Some of these items are the property of the Baylock Elites and must be maintained and return to the Equipment Manager at the end of the season.
Each player will need to provide the following personal items in order to completely ready to take the field:
· Football shoes with non-metallic cleats
· Practice and Game socks
· Football Girdle Athletic supporter
· Protective Cup
· Mouthguard (extras)
If any player is missing any piece of their gear come practice and game time, they will not be allowed to take the field out of regard for their own safety.
CARE AND CLEANING
Please follow the manufacturer's guidelines regarding the proper care and washing of uniforms:
· Do not dry clean jerseys or pants.
· Do not use bleach.
· Do not use any fabric softener, this causes the screen-printed numbers to separate from the fabric.
· Launder jerseys inside out, use high water level in machine, mild detergent, and cold or lukewarm water only. Uniform may be presoaked using Biz or Whisk if needed but should be washed as soon as possible so stains do not set in.
· It is best to hang uniform but may be put in the dryer on "air only" setting. NO HEAT!