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Ellington Youth Football & Cheer

2017 Registration Info

2017 Registration is now open!

Here are a few very important points to know about the program and your registration.  
Please read the information below in its entirety:


The program, which begins on Monday, July 31 and runs through early November, is open to boys & girls ages 4-13.
  - Flag football (instructional): 4-5 yrs old (as of July 1, 2017)
  - D Squad football & cheerleading (instructional):  6-7 yrs old (as of September 1, 2017)
  - C Squad football & cheerleading:  8-9 yrs old (as of July 1, 2017)
  - B Squad football & cheerleading:  10-11 yrs old (as of July 1, 2017)
  - A Squad football & cheerleading:  12-13 yrs old (as of July 1, 2017)
           Note:  9th graders are ineligible to participate.


The cost for this year's program are as follows:

   First child: $ 120
* Additional siblings:     $   85
* Family maximum: $ 290

* Family discounts apply only to immediate family members that reside in the same household.


Volunteer / Uniform Deposit:
The EFL is a non-profit organization that depends on volunteers to be successful.  Each family involved in our organization is required to volunteer for three (3) shifts during the season.  Beginning in 2017, your volunteer shifts must include at least 1 game day shift.  These shifts include helping in the concessions stand, selling 50/50 raffle tickets on game days, helping with field set-up and tear-down, and various other tasks.

Families can "buy out" of their volunteer obligations.  The cost is $100 per family.

Each family is required to pay a $50 deposit at the time of registration.  Refunds are distributed at Uniform Return at the end of the season, as long as volunteer requirements are met and all uniforms and equipment are returned clean.
 

Participation in fundraiser:
Each participant in the program is required to sell tickets for our annual raffle, which awards four (4) cash prizes totaling $1000.  Tickets are $5 each, and come in books of 10.   Each participant is required to sell at least two (2) books of tickets (valued at $100).  Families with multiple participants will be required to sell no more than two (4) books of tickets (valued at $200), regardless of the number of siblings in the program.   

To register:
Returning participants:  Click the LOGIN link above.  Log in to the account you used last year to register your child.  
New participants:  C
lick the REGISTER link in the top right corner of this page.  Create an account, enter your participant(s) information, enter payment information, and complete the registration process.  

You will receive a confirmation email at the completion of the process.  At the completion of the registration process, click the link for "VOLUNTEER CENTRAL" at the top to sign up for your three shifts.  
Your registration is not considered complete until you have signed up for your volunteer shifts.

If you have any questions regarding registration or the program in general, please call (860) 576-9204, or email admin@ellingtonroadrunners.com.


ALL ABOUT UNIFORMS:

The Ellington Football League supplies most of the uniform components for both football players and cheerleaders.  Unless otherwise noted, these uniforms are the property of the League and must be returned immediately after the end of the season.

Uniform distribution for the 2017 season will be held on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29.  You will be contacted with the exact date and time your team is to arrive at the field.

 Football Items supplied by the EFL:
 * Helmet
 * One (1) mouth guard
 * Shoulder pads
 * Rib vest
 * Girdle
 * Belt
 * Hip pads, thigh pads, tailbone pad, knee pads
 * Practice pants and jersey
 * Game pants and jersey

Football Items not supplied by the EFL:
* Cleats:  Should be a youth football cleat.  No baseball, soccer cleats or metal spikes are allowed.
* Socks:  Can be any length, but should be black in color.                
* Athletic Cup:  Must be worn at all time during practices and games.
* Gloves:  You should check with your child's coach before investing in gloves.  Few positions benefit from their use.
* Mouth Guard:  The EFL supplies one (1) mouth guard at equipment distribution.  It is common for players to go through 2-3 mouth guards each season.  You can purchase additional mouth guards at the Concession Stand, or at any sporting goods store.   Parents are strongly urged to have a spare mouth guard on hand (especially on game days) as they can easily become detached and lost.

Cheerleading items supplied by the EFL:
 * Skirt
 * Vest
 * Warm up jacket and pants
 * Long sleeved shirt
 * Hair bow

Cheerleading Items not supplied by EFL:
* Sneakers:  Must be the same as the rest of the squad.  Fitting and purchase details will be communicated by coaches.
* White No Show Socks
* Black Boy Shorts or Bloomers                 

UNIFORM RETURN POLICY
All uniforms and equipment items must be returned in a clean condition on the designated Return Date to the equipment shed at Brookside Park.  Any uniform not returned in a clean condition or equipment item not returned will result in forfeiture of the volunteer/uniform deposit..  Parents are responsible for the replacement cost of any unreturned items, which can be as much as $500 for football and $300 for cheer.

Coaches are not responsible for collecting uniforms, nor can they refund uniform deposits.

Ellington Youth Football & Cheer

PO Box 501 
Ellington, Connecticut 06029
Phone : 860-576-9204
Email : admin@ellingtonroadrunners.com
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