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What you need to know about our program

Updated Wednesday July 31, 2019 by Lauren Hyde.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019 SEASON!

Some important information to know:

SBYF Chargers is an all-volunteer run youth sports league.  We invite all players from the surrounding areas to participate in our programs to build confidence and instill teamwork while being part of the Chargers team.  We have recently become a non-profit organization recognized by the IRS!  

This year we are offering 2 types of registration for each division.  You can either help the league by volunteering for any of the different opportunities available or you can buy out of volunteering by paying a higher price.  The fee to play football costs much more than just $110, which is why we rely on parent volunteers to continue to help fundraise throughout the season.  You can choose to opt out of the volunteer requirement and pay a higher fee by selecting "non-volunteer".

We will run flag again during the 2019 season with practices/games on Tuesday/Thursday during the week and matchups against other countywide flag leagues as well on scheduled games days (at Monument (9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13)

NEW FOR 2019 WE WILL BE RUNNING A CHEERLEADING PROGRAM FOR ATHLETES AGE 5-13, IN COLLABORATION WITH MONUMENT MOUNTAIN'S CHEER SQUAD.  Practices will be held on Tuesday and Thursday with games scheduled on Sunday 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13.

New in 2018 was an age restriction on Pee Wee players with a minimum starting at age 7 and for all players age 7, 8 or 9.  As in the past, our Junior Division will be for players age 10 and 11 and Seniors are age 12 and 13 or players may turn 14 before September 1st and still be in 8th grade to be on the Chargers teams.

Southern Berkshire Youth Football Inc gives our players the opportunity to play football on a team that teaches the game in a way that is safe for our players.  We take the league very seriously and are committed to making sure that each and every player is protected by the league provided gear and by the coaching staff.  We have recently purchased new helmets that have the highest safety rating available for youth football helmets.  If you have concerns regarding safety please contact our league Safety Coordinator, Graham Frank at 413-347-2997.

The 2019 "volunteer" season registration fees are $50 per flag player and per cheerleader and $110 per tackle league player with a maximum per family of $160.  Volunteering consists of working at the concession stand, helping to run a fundraising dinner, recording games, chains, etc.  You can opt out of your volunteer commitment by selecting "non-volunteer" and paing a higher registration fee.  We offer payment plans and scholarships to those in need.  Please request the application at SBYFCHARGERS@GMAIL.COM.  

Practices will be held Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with games on Sunday.  Although this is a big commitment for a youth football league, the conditioning and skills practices are critical for players to know the game rules and plays so they can be an effective member of the team.  Your player will gain confidence knowing that they are part of a team and the benefits that you will see in your child will be worth the time commitment for you and for them.  We strive to make the league one big extended family and hope that you will join us.

The 2019 practices will start for the season on August 5 and will run for each weekday for the first 2 weeks of August so players can get their hours in held at the Great Barrington Little League field, Olympia Meadows.  

If you have any questions regarding the 2019 season please contact league President Russell Hyde at 413-214-4913 or email SBYFCHARGERS@GMAIL.COM