The 2017 Kennewick Grid Kids season is upon us! We all look forward to another great season for this year. None of this is possible without the support of the City of Kennewick, volunteers, coaches, players and the many parents that support this league. Thank you!
Kennewick Grid Kids will be offering online registration again this season! You can register your player for tackle or flag football online, but will need to register all cheerleaders in person at one of the registration dates below. After listening to some feedback, we have also streamlined the online process and in-person paperwork. You will know be able to electronically sign your waiver forms this year. We hope this speeds up the waiting process at the in-person gear checkouts. We may still have a backlog at the equipment shed as we always have a shortage of volunteers that can fit equipment on athletes. Please be patient and know we are trying listen. IF YOU ARE NEW PLAYER IN 2017, you will need to bring a copy of your birth certificate for each participant in tackle football.
We also listened to you in a recent Facebook survey. A survey went out earlier this year asking about the state of uniforms. With 284 responses to the survey (1/3 the size of our league), 65% of respondents said they wanted new “up to date” uniforms. Another thing you expressed was the lack of enthusiasm around the old white football pants as well. Because of those two pieces of feedback, KGK will be getting out of the business of issuing jerseys and pants this year. We will be working with a local vendor to redesign all jersey and pant combos for all teams. Starting this year, when you pay for registration, a major portion of that will go to purchase a new jersey and a set of pants that YOU get to keep. We will still issue helmets, mouth pieces, and shoulder pads. We will have more information about the logistics on all of this as we get close to July.
All information below can be found on the KGK Handouts portion of the website: http://kennewickgridkids.com/handouts/
This year we increased our registration costs, however we are going to give you an opportunity to offset that cost again by selling 10 Discount Cards for $10 each and you keep the money. That means you will SAVE $100 on your registration costs! Cards will be handed out at the weigh-in/gear dates.
Participants must be 5-6 years old for flag football and 7-13 years old for tackle football as of September 1st, 2017. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the participant at the time of registration/weigh-ins. A Birth Certificate copy must be submitted to KGK at the time of registration/weigh-ins for all players who did not play in 2016. No exceptions will be granted.
Cheerleading will be offered to individuals ages 5-13 years old. All cheerleading participants must inquire with their respective teams that they are associated with for tackle football. If you do not have a team, KGK will find you a squad to be placed with.
NOTE: 6 yr olds that have an older sibling playing can chose flag or tackle football. Once a child has chosen to play flag football, they will not be allowed to participate in tackle football as a 6 yr old.
Kennewick Grid Kids tries to do everything we can to reduce the risk of serious injury while playing this game we love. Because of that, Kennewick Grid Kids has always had a weight limit restriction. KGK distributes its players into different squads based upon the weight limits of all the registered participants. Therefore, we may not know what squad your child will ultimately play on until the time of the new player tryouts.
With that said, KGK does institute a MAXIMUM player weight limit for all of its participants. All players must weight no more than 185 pounds at the time of registration. Any player weighing 155 or more will not be able to carry the ball. All players 150 pounds or more will need to weigh in every game day, prior to their team’s warmups, to declare position eligibility.
If a child fails the first weigh-in, they will be eligible for ONE re-weigh during one of the 2016 regular registration sessions listed below if they did not exceed the weight limit for their age group by more than 10 pounds at their initial weigh in. There will be no exceptions. Pre weigh ins on KGK scales are not allowed under any circumstance.
Important Date and Times
All locations are at Eastgate Park in Kennewick
|Mon. August 14th||TBD||First Practice|
|Sat. September 9th||All Day||First Game|
|Sat. September 9th||All Day||Picture Date|
|Sat. October 28th||All Day||Playoffs|
|Wed. November 1st||TBD||Super Bowl @ Lampson|