The 2018 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 with one of the 6 organizations in August (more info to come). After listening to some feedback, we have also streamlined the online process once again 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 2018, you will need to bring a copy of your birth certificate for each participant in tackle football, unless you upload it online.

All information below can be found on the KGK Handouts portion of the website:

Registration Costs

ALL Players
Tackle $120
Tackle Jersey $45
Tackle Pants $20
Cheerleading $95
Flag Football $55

Returning players only need to purchase a jersey or pants if their current items do not fit or they need to be replaced for 2018. All new players need purchase a jersey and pants.

Age Requirements

Participants must be 5-7 years old for flag football and 7-13 years old for tackle football as of July 1st, 2018. 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 tackle football players who did not play in 2017. No exceptions will be granted.

Cheerleading will be offered to individuals ages 5-13 years old. Cheerleaders younger than 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all events and practices. All cheerleading participants must register with the league and will be assigned to a tackle football organization. If you have not previous cheered for a KGK organization, KGK will find you a squad to be placed with.

NOTE: 6 yr olds that have an older sibling playing tackle must sign up for flag football. This is a change from previous years.

Weight Requirements

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.  All squads will have a max weight limit for ball carriers (listed below). All players over their squad’s ball carrier weight limit will need to weigh in every game day, prior to their team’s warmups, to declare position eligibility. If a child fails to meet the first max weight weigh-in, they will be eligible for ONE re-weigh during one of the 2018 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.

Squad Max Ball Carrier Weight
A 155 pounds
B 130 pounds
C 120 pounds
D 110 pounds
E 100 pounds
Flag N/A

Important Date and Times

All locations are at Eastgate Park in Kennewick

Date Time Description
Tuesday July 3rd 6:00pm to 8:00pm 2018 Registration
Saturday July 7th 10:00am to 12:00pm 2018 Registration
Tuesday July 10th 6:00pm to 8:00pm 2018 Registration
Saturday July 14th 10:00am to 12:00pm 2018 Registration
Tuesday July 17th 6:00pm to 8:00pm 2018 Registration
Saturday July 21st 10:00am to 12:00pm 2018 Registration
Tuesday July 24th 6:00pm to 8:00pm 2018 Registration
Saturday July 28th 10:00am to 12:00pm 2018 Registration
Mon. August 13th TBD First Practice
Sat. September 8th All Day First Game
Sat. September 8th All Day Picture Date

6 responses to “2018 Season Information”

  1. Jose Rios says:

    if they turn 5 by July 16th can they enroll in flag football? Since practice is not till August? Hi currently plays baseball and is in the 94 percentile “big boy” for his age. Does he have to wait till next year?

    • kgkadmin says:

      Unfortunately, we cannot accept an older 4 year old at this time due to insurance constraints. Please keep us in mind for next season.

  2. Troy Hexum says:

    My son has played for Richland youth football the last 3 years, his Mom lives on 4th place. In Hansen place Kennewick. What team and where would he practice if he plats KGK football???

    • kgkadmin says:

      Hello Troy. We would not be able to tell you which team he would play on. Your son would go through our standard new player draft and then be on a new team.

  3. Bailey Finney says:

    Hello – so I did the online register and paid, my question is do we just need to show up to one of the “registration dates” July 3,7,10,14,17,21,24 or 28th or will we get an email stating which one we need to go to?? and is this were my son will be fitted for his jersey and gear? – sorry for all the questions I am new to Grid kids football

    • kgkadmin says:

      Hello Bailey. You may attend any one of the gear checkout dates in July and get fitted for gear and a uniform order. The choice is up to you.

Leave a Reply