Youth football league deadline August 1st
Sunday, 08 July 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
A football skills camp for athletes that sign up for the Belton Tigers Youth Football League is set for July 21st at Belton Tigers Stadium. The Belton Tigers Youth Football League has set the deadline to sign up August 1st. Cost is $100 for the first child and $75 thereafter. The league is for athletes in the third-sixth grade in BISD.
With Belton's dominating position in overall sports for almost two decades it was only a matter of time before Belton started it's own league. From the success of junior high 7-on-7 the league will be the biggest of it's kind in the area. Belton junior high 7-on-7 exploded the past few years and this past year they had teams playing on 19 different fields all over town.
The league has a set of by-laws and rules that will be enforced regarding behavior of both coaches and parents. Each team is the Belton Tigers with the coach's name at the end because all the players are in the Belton School District.
"They will run our basic formations. You can run some trick plays but the emphasis is running our system. The beauty of the league is that teams are going to be evenly matched which will make it more competitive. There will be no running up the score," said Charlie Lewis.
The mission of Belton Tiger Youth Football League (BTYFL) is to enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, BTYFL teaches fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives. We will encourage mental and physical growth through trained instruction and keen competition. An emphasis will be placed on Self Discipline, Moral Values, Academic Achievement, and Social Skills.
BTYFL seeks to provide fun athletic learning opportunities for children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success. Specifically, BTYFL seeks to familiarize players with the fundamentals of football as related to the Belton Independent School District football program. BTYFL strives to inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or national origin, to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness.
· To encourage and increase youth participation in football.
· To ensure a safe and positive playing environment for all participants.
· To instill life-long values of teamwork, dedication and a superior work ethic in the classroom and on the playing field.
· Everyone participates under mandatory rules of play.
· On-field coaching is allowed for younger age levels.
· Will allow the participants to learn the Belton Tiger Football Program.
· Players are matched by age and weight levels.
· There are strict mandatory equipment requirements.
· BTYFL provides Coaching Clinics.
· An enforced national rule book incorporates time-tested rules.
· A full-time executive staff supports all local associations and assists in sound policy creation.
The league is for teach kids the Belton Tigers system. There will be no running up the score and the offense and defenses are what they run at Tiger Field on Friday nights, just a little more basic.
One of the coaches is Brian Baltimore one of the best cornerbacks ever to play for the Tigers and a key member of Belton's 1998 Area Championship team. You can signup for the league by mail a check to Allen Evans 1301 Nolan Court Belton, TX 76513. Evans is president of the Belton Tiger Youth Football League and does not have children that play football.
You can also signup on line using pay pal on their web site www.leaguelineup.com/beltontigeryouthfootballleague . For further questions Evans can be reached at 598-8962. One of his biggest jobs during the season is to monitor the games.