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FOOTBALL GAME RULES

Compliance with the rules is MANDATORY, and failure to comply may result in issues up to and including future games being more restrictive or cancelled. 

  1. Each Player, Cheerleader, and Coach will be limited to 2 spectators.  Understanding this might be a large inconvenience, we expect families to work together to figure this out.   The people at the gates are not responsible for this rule, but will be enforcing it to ensure your child's season can continue. I cant speak to other communities, but if you are disrespectful, mean or verbally abusive to the people tasked with this rule, you will NOT be permitted to enter. 
  2. You will be required to wear a mask at all times. Yes, we are outdoors.   And yes, you will be required to wear a mask.  Although we will not be policing this, should an issue arise of people not wearing masks, you put BBFC and the entire league in jeopardy.  
  3. We will ask that families socially distance from other families. At some stadiums this will be easy, at others, in particular Hartland, you should plan on bringing a chair so you can accomplish this. If you refuse to socially distance yourself, you put BBFC and the entire league in jeopardy.  
  4. There will be NO concessions.   We will allow small personal coolers.   No glass and no alcohol.   Each community has the right to inspect your cooler. If you refuse inspection, you may be refused entry. 
  5. Stadiums may be taking Venmo as payment along with cash payment.   It would be a good idea to be prepared to pay with Venmo. Payment at one field gets you into ALL KVYFC games that day. 
  6. South Lyon will require Contact Tracing via a scan of a QR code at the gate.   If you refuse to do so, they may deny you entry at their discretion. 
  7. Standard BBFC Covid Screening should be completed Saturday AM as early as possible.   Failure to do so may result in your child not participating.  

We expect that no matter where your child plays or cheers, you will act in a manner that make BBFC proud.  

CHANGE IN PRACTICE TIMES

DUE TO THE FADING LIGHT AND THE ONSET OF FALL, THE FOOTBALL PRACTICES TIMES FOR MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY PRACTICES WILL BE 5:30 TO 7:30 PM.  CHEER PRACTICE TIME WILL REMAIN AT 6:00 TO 7:30 PM. PLEASE CONTINUE TO DROP OFF AND PICK UP YOUR PLAYERS FROM THE UPPER PARKING LOT.  THANK YOU

Please direct questions to the BBFC email to bulldogsbbfc@gmail.com

Lower Parking Lot Safety Concerns

Bulldogs, 

 

Please be respectful of the Maltby Lower Lot being parking for coaches and board members ONLY.

 

We've not been enforcing it, but we've ran into significant problems with the amount of traffic coming in and out of there, from lack of parking for coaches to a child almost being hit by a vehicle dropping off their player.   

 

Drop off for your player will be the upper lot at Maltby, no exceptions.   Board members will be at the entrance enforcing this rule. Yes, it is inconvenient, but the safety of your players is paramount.   

 

Please see your head coach if you have any problems. 

 

"If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out"
                Chuck Noll

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DIBS Signup

The link to sign up for Dog Duties is under the " Dibs tab" which is the  lat tab on the menu above. 

If you are having trouble with your account, please try chatting with the Sports Engine support. You can access it by clicking on the 'Need Help?' tab on the far right of your screen. 

Thank you to everyone that has signed up or tried to sign up already! We can't run our league without the support of our volunteers! 

Aerial Treatment for Mosquitoes

The Livingston County Health Department has informed Brighton Area Schools that aerial treatment will be used to reduce the number of mosquitos in the area. Specifically, the area west of Maltby and Hornung will be treated between dusk and dawn sometime over the next week. All activities on the fields should end before dusk. Please arrive by 7:00 to pick your child up in the event we have to end early.  All teams have been given bug spray to use on the kids. Feel free to spray your kids before they go to practice as well.

Makeup picture day is Thursday 9/24 at 5:00.

MASKING RULE

Bulldogs, 

While we were practicing yesterday, the governor signed a new Executive Order (EO-2020-180 'Michigan Safe Start Amendment-1) specifically requiring full use of masks while on the play field for any sport "...That can not maintain the 6-foot social distance..."

This is a bit troublesome and in direct conflict with existing safety rules and protocols, inparticular those requiring the use of a tethered mouthguard, the accessibility of airway maintenance during medical emergencies, as well as concerns about the ability to breathe through them when they are wet with sweat or precipitation. 

We are unsure of how to proceed as the EO does not take into consideration any current rules or actual approach to how the game is conducted safely without the intrusion of executive orders. 

We will be communicating with the league for a consolidated approach.  Until we have clarity, we will require masks as much as we can without violating other health safety rules and regulations regarding required equipment 

Go Bulldogs!

Dean Ditto, President BBFC

We will still require social distancing in practices, we will still require practices to be conducted in 'pods' as much as possible. We will still continue to require DAILY screening of players and coaches as well as temperature checks.  

Bulldogs, 

Please read below, there are separate paragraphs for GENERAL INFO, FOOTBALL INFO, and CHEER INFO. 

GENERAL INFO

  • Our first games will be on SATURDAY September 26th.  Times and opponents will likely not be finalized until the week prior to our first game, so flexibility here will be key.
  • There will be a 6 game season, targeting 3 home and 3 away games.  
  • GAMES will be conducted according to MHSAA 'Return To Play' guidelines and will include sideline cheer. 
  • Each Player, Cheerleader, and Coach will be allowed two spectators to the game.   
  • Spectators will be expected to socially distance themselves during the game and to wear a mask. 
  • There WILL be Dog Duties this season, how many and what the schedule of them is, we won’t know until we get a schedule of games.   
  • There will likely be no or limited concessions available during the game. 
  • Admission this season will be $5 per person
  • If you are one of the few families who opted to get a refund from BBFC and not participate in what we thought was going to be a spring season, we will reach out directly to you to determine if you want to participate. 
  • We will NOT be taking net new registrations.   If you were registered when the season was canceled, you are IN.   If you were not, you are out until Fall 2021. 
  • As we are proceeding with FALL football, we will not be making plans to have a SPRING season.   If, for any reason the season is further impacted, we will make a determination on how to proceed at that point, we will NOT be speculating on that as we work hard to get the season underway. 

Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together”. Hard means with effort, determination and courage; Smart means with proper execution and poise, Together means unselfishly, trusting your teammates and doing everything possible not to let them down.

CHEER INFO 

  • Cheer will NOT be stunting on the sidelines, but will be cheering. 
  • PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
    • TUESDAYs 6-7:30 PRACTICE
    • ONE HOUR PRIOR TO GAME START TIME ON GAME DAY
  • Practice uniform will be the same as it was before
  • NO Cheer uniforms will be handed out, game day will be the Cheer apparel you get to keep. 

Welcome to BBFC!

Welcome to the online home of the Brighton Bulldogs Football and Cheer. Our athletes  represent excellence both on and off the field, and we set our expectations high: study hard, train hard, and work hard. Our athletics program is unparalleled thanks to a supportive community of parents and fans. Our coaching staff specializes in building better athletes, students, and citizens. We emphasize teamwork and demand the personal commitment to play like champions—every practice, every game, every time.

The goal of Brighton Bulldogs Football and Cheer is is to win, but that is NOT the primary goal.   The primary goal is to teach youth the benefits of team sports in a safe manner, to nurture their growth potential, and to provide them an opportunity to compete with their peers.

Coaches: Please use this link to register for NCSI Background check for football through USA Football.

Toughness is a skill and can be practiced and improved like all other skills.


BBFC Coaching

Positive & Enthusiastic volunteers needed to coach with Brighton Bulldogs Football and Cheer!  

Coaching a youth sports football team can be a tremendously rewarding experience, giving you the opportunity to help young players learn the game of football in a fun and safe atmosphere. Time dedication, character and integrity are a must. Football experience is preferred for the older teams, but not required for the younger teams or for assistant coaches.

For cheerleading, we are seeking energetic, motivated coaches and assistant coaches who enjoy working with youth between the ages of 5 to 13 years old and young women participate in cheerleading. Additionally, the bond created by a parent coaching their child is one that will be cherished and remembered for years to come. 

Enthusiasm, time dedication, character and a positive attitude are a must!

If you want to be a coach please download and complete the Coaching Application here. It requests some personal info that will enable us to complete a background check.  Once the background check is passed you will be eligible to coach and will be contacted prior to the season beginning to confirm your spot and provide you with details on the upcoming coaches meeting.  


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“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
                   -Vince Lombardi

FUNDRAISERS

One of the ways that BBFC  raises money for equipment, facilities rental, uniforms for football and cheer is through fundraisers. Please look at the upcoming fundraising  activities and enjoy a meal at the restaurant locations  while supporting your football and cheer teams! 


“You either get the job done, or you don’t.”
                                     
 -Bill Belichick


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