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NEW 2018 AGE DIVISIONS:

League age determination - Player's age ON or BEFORE  July 31st. For example, if your child is 11 on July 31st of the playing year, but turns 12 August 1st or later, they would be considered playing age 11 years old. NOTE: All families will be required to pay a mandatory fundraising fee. This fee is per family NOT per participant. You will receive 4 raffle tickets at the start of the season in return. Can can choose to keep the tickets or sell them for face value ($10 each) to recoup this fee.

Newly aligned AGE only Divisions: 

  • Flag Football (Ages 5-6)
  • 7 yrs "Rookie" Division (Age: 6 & 7)

*For 6 yr year old participants, it is at the total discretion of the parents as the whether a child participates in Flag Football or
  Rookie tackle. 

  • 8/9 Division (Ages: 8 & 9)
  • 10/11 Division (Ages: 10 & 11)
  • 12/13 Division (Ages: 12 & 13)

PRACTICE SCHEDULE: (6pm-8pm)
1. FLAG FOOTBALL - 

Two nights per week - Tuesday & Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm at Chief Hampton Field (located behind Rose Tree Elementary School)

2. TACKLE FOOTBALL -
AUGUST:
Practices start August 1st and will be (4) or (5) nights per week at Chief Hampton Field (located behind Rose Tree Elementary School)

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER / NOVEMBER:
(3) practice nights per week (Tuesday, Thursdsay, Friday) at Chief Hampton Field (located behind Rose Tree Elementary School) and
(1) Weekend Game (Typically on Saturday's)
(Team Practice nights subject to change based upon the Head Coach determination)

COMMON QUESTIONS:

What is the difference between Tackle Varsity and Junior Varsity?
Varsity teams are teams that compete for a league championship.
JV teams are more transitional/instructional teams with no undue pressure on winning.

Are you a traveling organization?
Yes, we will have at least 3 away games each season. Most are games are within a 30 minute drive, but there may be an occassion where a game or two is farther away. 

What does my tackle football player need for first day of practice?
We will provide your child with helmet, shoulder pads, one mouthpiece, game jersey, game pants, and a practice jersey. You will need to provide cleats, socks, athletic supporter.

What does my flag football player need for first day of practice?
Flag football players will be provided with flag belt, practice and game jersey, mouthpiece. You will need to purchase a sport cup, socks and cleats. 

Does my child need a physical before participating?
Yes - A child will not be able to participate in contact or stunting drills until a medical clearance release is obtained from a physician. You will also need to provide a copy of your child's state birth certificate. Physical forms can be found in the Handouts tab on the home page. 

ROSE TREE COLTS FOOTBALL RULES & REGULATIONS:

1.     All players will be respectful of spectators, parents, coaches, teammates, opponents, Officials, Board Members, and volunteers.
2.     All players will complete all homework assignments and work to maintain their school grades.
3.     All players are required to attend ALL practices and games, be on time for practice and games, and, at all times, be physically and mentally ready to perform.
4.     All players will work to improve as a player and to help their teammates improve.
5.     All players will encourage all participants, whether teammate or opposing team.
6.     All players are responsible for bringing their own hydrating beverage to practices and games.
7.     All players are required to keep all issued equipment clean, safe and in my possession at all times.
8.     All players are required to return all issued equipment in clean condition and when requested.
9.     It is the player’s responsibility to notify their respective coach as soon as first possible, if it is necessary to miss a game or practice.
10.   The use of foul or demeaning language is not permitted.
11.   No player will mock, taunt, or demean another member of their own team or an opposing team.
12.   Fighting with another player is not permitted.
13.   Players will not talk back to or be disrespectful to my parents, coaches, teammates, opponents, officials, and school employees or teachers.
14.   Players will not damage the property of another.
15.   All players are expected to arrive at games 1 hour ahead of game time.
16.   All players must arrive at the games in full uniform.
17.   Jewelry is not allowed to be worn, including earrings.
18.   It is mandatory that all players remain on the sideline for the duration of their respective game. Players may only leave the sideline with the coach's permission.
20.   All players must come with a great attitude and be ready to have fun!
21.   The club has a zero-tolerance policy against bullying. BULLYING WILL NOT TOLERATED!!

ANY PARTICIPANT FOUND IN NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE ABOVE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND/OR THE BERT BELL PARTICIPANT CODE OF CONDUCT WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINE AS PROVIDED IN THE BERT BELL DISCIPLINARY CODE. ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRE TO SIGN AND RETURN A COPY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE CODE OF CONDUCT LISTED (See Next Pages for BB Disciplinary Code, Participant Code of Conduct, and Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct)

BERT BELL MEMORIAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE, INC.
DISCIPLINARY CODE

All Volunteers, Parents, Guardians, Guest and Participants are required to review, sign and comply, or by their presence at a sanctioned event, agrees to comply with the Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference, Inc. Code of Conducts. In the interest of providing a safe and positive environment for the children involved in Bert Bell and the Member Organizations, strict compliance with the Code of Conducts will be required and enforced at any and all Bert Bell and Member Organization functions, including but not limited to, sign-ups, practices, games, pep rallies, banquets, competitions and fund-raising events. Violations of the Code of Conducts will not be tolerated and violations will be subject to disciplinary action.

Violations will be brought to the Member Organization Board of Directors for review and determination as to what type, if any, disciplinary action is appropriate. The Board shall review the allegation/incident and render a judgment. If the Board, in its sole discretion, believes a hearing would be helpful in determining as to what type, if any, disciplinary action should be taken, the accused and aggrieved parties shall be given an opportunity to testify concerning the incident. There is no automatic right to a hearing. The Board, in its sole discretion, will determine who, if anyone, will testify or appear at a hearing. It shall be the responsibility of the Board to determine the appropriate disciplinary action for any offense. The disciplinary actions include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Warning Letter
·         Probation
·         Letter of Reprimand
·         Fine
·         Practice/Game Suspension
·         Season Suspension
·         Lifetime Suspension
·         Civil or Criminal Prosecution

Due to the number of potential violations and varying degrees of severity, the Board, in its sole discretion, can decide to take or not take any disciplinary action. No warning is required. Additionally, Bert Bell or a Member Organization may pursue legal action as appropriate, including instituting a civil lawsuit and/or referring the matter for criminal prosecution, based on the nature and severity of the Code of Conduct violations. The decision of the Board shall be communicated to the accused and aggrieved parties and if either is from a different Member Organization, to the President or League Representative of that Member Organization.

In the event that the Board’s decision and/or disciplinary action are in dispute, the accused or aggrieved party may request a review by the Bert Bell Commissioner. The request must be in writing. If, in the Commissioners sole discretion, a review is warranted, the Commissioner may appoint a disciplinary review committee. The disciplinary review committee shall have a minimum of three members. Pertinent information on the incident including testimony, if any, shall be reviewed. The disciplinary review committee, in its sole discretion, may hold a de novo hearing. Upon review of all pertinent information, the disciplinary review committee shall either endorse or reject the Board's decision and disciplinary action by way of majority vote. In the event of a tie, the chairperson shall cast the deciding vote. If the disciplinary review committee rejects the Board’s decision and/or disciplinary action, the committee will be required to issue a recommendation on appropriate disciplinary action and the accused parties Member Organization shall enforce such action.

The Rose Tree Colts are a non-profit organization and as such, 100% of all income is used to support the program and assist in upkeep of the fields/clubhouse, and the purchase of equipment, uniforms and services. As a non-profit, we rely on our registration fees to assist with this. Therefore we have established a set refund policy as outlined below: 

REFUND POLICY
Notification has been received prior to the first practice - 100% Refund
Notification during the first calendar week of practice - 75% Refund
Notification during the second calendar week of practice - 50% Refund
Notification during the third calendar week of practice – No Refund


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