Try Outs – Locations – Times

Practice dates and times for all age groups

Practices will start on the 25th for all age groups

Tuesday Players should be in shorts, tee shirt and have their cleats 

Wednesday will be full pads.  Please make sure that your player has a chin strap and mouthpiece.

WATER, WATER make sure that your player has plenty of water for every practice

 

Scouts 7-8 year olds  Washington Elementary 450 W 740 S Bountiful 6-8 PM

 Gremlins 9 year olds  Field next to bountiful city library on Main Street  6-8 PM

 Pee Wee 10 year olds  Track above Mueller Park Jr High  6-8 PM 

Mighty Mite 11 year olds  Washington Elementary 450 W 740 S Bountiful 6-8 PM 

Gridiron 12 year olds  Meadowbrook Elementary 695 N 325 W Bountiful 6-8 PM

 Bantam 13 year olds  Bountiful City Park east side by playground 6-8 PM

 Jr.  Mueller park Jr. High Babe Ruth field 6-8 PM

Summer Conditioning

This is just a reminder that our summer conditioning will be starting Monday June 19. This camp is for anyone not just football players. It is a great way to get your kids up and moving.

Registration for this year’s Summer Conditioning camp will be held on the first day of camp on Monday (6/19) as well as Wednesday (6/21) . The fee for summer conditioning is $65.00 per player. You can pay the fee by Credit Card, Cash or Check at registration. Your registration fee includes 7 instructional sessions and a Conditioning Camp T Shirt for each participant. All proceeds from this camp go directly toward the league for upgraded equipment and supplies. This camp also brings all ages of the Bountiful program together and creates a terrific environment where the younger boys learn from and work with the older boys.

Summer Conditioning will be held every Monday and Wednesday morning from 6:30am to 8:00am.
Our Camp will consist of 7 training sessions. The sessions will be held on: 6/19, 6/21, 6/26, 6/28, 7/5, 7/10, 7/12

Where:
The Camp will be held at Washington Elementary School (340 West 650 South, Bountiful, UT)

Camp Format
After warming up, we will split the participants into 4 groups and rotate activities every 12-15 minutes. Following the fourth session we will have a joint conditioning activity and then conclude with stretching and upper body or core work.

Each day, your sons will be taught the fundamentals of football as well as proper running technique. This camp is a terrific way for your sons to get into football shape prior to the start of the season. Once practice begins, we have seen a significant difference in the boys that participate in this camp.

Participant Pickup – On Time
Please be on time to pick up your participant. If you could arrive at 7:50am that would be very helpful. We have had several instances in the past where participants weren’t picked up on time and it puts the coaches in a difficult position as they are trying to get to work.

Coaches / Parent Help
Finally, we need your help! We need volunteers to help run each station! If you are willing and able to help out we will certainly put you to work.
Here’s to another great year of Football.

Words From the President

Equipment and Safety:

Over the years, I have received many questions about our equipment. As you can imagine, youth football equipment is subject to harsh treatment and needs constant monitoring in order to maintain the comfort and safety levels expected. Our equipment rotation policy is as follows:

Helmets recertified every 2 years, replaced every 4 years

Shoulder pads replaced every 4 years

Pants replaced every 3 years. Please purchase a set of inexpensive practice pants to help us make the game pants last longer

Jerseys Yours to keep every year

Mouth guards Purchased by parents

As a parent that has youth in both the Ute Conference and the High School program, I can honestly state that the quality of our equipment far exceeds that provided by the schools in the area.

As far as safety training goes, each and every coach undergoes a background check at least every other year, and is required to attend a safety training course every year as a part of their certification. This training is provided by USA Football and focuses on proper technique to avoid causing or receiving injuries. Each of our coaches is trained on concussion protocol and a licensed medical professional is in attendance at all games.

We view player safety as the absolute highest priority. For this reason, the Ute Conference has now banned the participation of non-certified volunteers at practices and games. Please help us comply with this policy and let us know if you have any concerns whatsoever regarding player safety.

Fundraisers:

Our major fundraiser this year will be the Brave Lunch and Silent Auction on August 12. Please participate by attending, donating items for auction (contact a board member or work with your team mom) and bidding.

In addition to our major fundraiser, please remember that the Ute Conference is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. As such, we can accept tax deductible donations from individuals or businesses. We are allowed to accept pass-through donations from such organizations as the United Way of Salt Lake County, and qualify for all employer volunteer grant programs (whereby an employer matches the time of dollar donations of its employees).

Financial Assistance:

The Ute Conference financial assistance program has changed this year. We are no longer able to accept post-dated checks. Instead, the conference has contracted with Zions Bank to administer a plan in which your checking or credit/debit card is charged for partial registration payments over up to four payments. Please contact me directly if you need to use this program.

Age Groups and Weights:

Age groups and weights are posted on the Ute Conference website at www.utefootball.org under the Questions (FAQs) tab.

Coaching Positions:

Head coaches for each age group have been selected after going through a rigorous interview process with skilled board members who have a deep background in coaching. Please contact the head coach of your age group or a board member for opportunities to be a JV coach or assistant coach.

Board Positions:

We continue to seek out potential board members that have the energy, time and resources to contribute to our board. The Ute Conference is one of the largest little league football organizations in the United States and is regularly recognized for its efforts. We continue to work towards making the Bountiful District the premier district in the Conference. If you have great ideas and are willing to roll up your sleeves to help implement them, please contact a board member

Parents please feel free to contact me any time with questions or concerns you may have. I check my email throughout the day or you can call me anytime 801-808-1432

Thanks,

Max Freestone

utebraves@gmail.com

www.bountifulfootball.com

2017 Summer Conditioning Camp

Once again our Bountiful coaches will be putting on our Summer Conditioning Camp. Camp will be held on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6:30-8:00 at Washington Elementary School, 340 West 650 South. Camp will start on June 19th. Cost of the Camp will be $65 and will include a Braves shirt. Registration will be held on the first two mornings of the Camp. 100% of the proceeds go to funding our football program, which in turn allows us to keep our inventory of equipment modernized while keeping our registration fees down.

Please watch for a separate e-mail with additional details.

2017 Important Dates

Practice dates and times for all age groups

Practices will start on the 25th for all age groups

Tuesday Players should be in shorts, tee shirt and have their cleats 

Wednesday will be full pads.  Please make sure that your player has a chin strap and mouthpiece.

WATER, WATER make sure that your player has plenty of water for every practice

 

Scouts 7-8 year olds  Washington Elementary 450 W 740 S Bountiful 6-8 PM

 Gremlins 9 year olds  Field next to bountiful city library on Main Street  6-8 PM

 Pee Wee 10 year olds  Track above Mueller Park Jr High  6-8 PM 

Mighty Mite 11 year olds  Washington Elementary 450 W 740 S Bountiful 6-8 PM 

Gridiron 12 year olds  Meadowbrook Elementary 695 N 325 W Bountiful 6-8 PM

 Bantam 13 year olds  Bountiful City Park east side by playground 6-8 PM

 Jr.  Mueller park Jr. High Babe Ruth field 6-8 PM

 

Now Online registration available.

June/July Summer Conditioning Camp – see Post

June 24 First equipment draw (9-11am 1763 West 1180 South Woods Cross)

July 15 Second equipment draw (9-11am 1763 West 1180 South Woods Cross)

July 20 Final equipment draw (5-8pm 1763 West 1180 South Woods Cross)

July 25 Tryouts begin

July 26 First day of contact practice

August 9 Coaches meeting at Ute Conference

August 12 Brave Lunch and silent auction – West Bountiful Park

August 16 Weigh-ins at Woods Cross

August 19 Preseason game with

August 26 First regular season game

Age & Weight Divisions

Division: Scouts
Age on September 1: 7-8
X-man weight: 75 lbs
Z-down from older age: No
Y-up to older age: Yes, only to remove an X (8 year olds only)

Division: Gremlin
Age on September 1: 9
X-man weight: 85 lbs
Z-down from older age: Yes, under 70 lbs
Y-up to older age: Yes, only to remove an X
Division: PeeWee
Age on September 1: 10
X-man weight: 100 lbs
Z-down from older age: Yes, under 85 lbs
Y-up to older age: Yes, only to remove an X

Division: MityMite
Age on September 1: 11
X-man weight: 110 lbs
Z-down from older age: Yes, under 95 lbs
Y-up to older age: Yes, only to remove an X

Division: Midget
Age on September 1: 12
X-man weight: 125 lbs
Z-down from older age: Yes, under 110 lbs
Y-up to older age: Yes, only to remove an X

Division: Bantam
Age on September 1: 13
X-man weight: 145 lbs
Z-down from older age: Yes, under 135 lbs (14 year olds only)
Y-up to older age: No

Division: Junior
Age on September 1: 14-15
X-man weight: none