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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 experienced 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 young athletes the benefits of team sports in a safe manner, to nurture their growth potential, and to provide them with an opportunity to compete with their peers while also demonstrating good sportsmanship and teamwork.


SPEED AND AGILITY CAMP INFORMATION

Click on the line below to find out more about the 2024 Speed and Agility Camp.

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PLAYER REGISTRATION

NEW PLAYER REGISTRATION

2024 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN to NEW ATHLETES. New registrants will be placed on a waitlist and no payment at this time is requiredIf your child's grade level is not available, select WAITLIST. Do not choose another grade level. Once registration closes and the final number of available slots on each team/color are determined, the final registration and payment must be completed by families.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER:

Registration for both RETURNING ATHLETES and NEW ATHLETES is now open through SportsEngine. Emails were sent out to last year's families with instructions. A link is available below.

REGISTRATION FOR ALL PLAYERS closes
FRIDAY,  MAY 31, 11:59 pm.

Please note that drafts and rostering takes place in June. Head Coaches will reach out to teams in July with practice schedules/locations.

BBFC REFUND POLICY

Participants who choose to leave the program and ask for a refund between the time of registration and the end of the first week of practice will be refunded the entire registration less 25%. Refunds requested between the second week of practice until the first game of the season will be refunded the registration fee less 50%. After the first game, there is no refund available. Season-ending injury situations may be dealt with as an exception to this policy and will be determined on an individual basis.


FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT     HANDOUT DATES

Time to gear up! These are the ONLY dates available for equipment handout. See you at practice!

FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT HANDOUT DATES

Saturday, July 13  10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, July 27   10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, July 28        1 PM to 4PM
Saturday, August 3  10 AM to 1 PM

CHEER EQUIPMENT HANDOUT DATES

Monday,  July 22 (Grades 5-8 only): 6 PM - 8PM

Wednesday, July 24 (Grades 1-4 only): 6PM - 8PM

Sunday, July 28 (Makeup Date, All Grades): 10AM - 1PM

COACHING REGISTRATION

BBFC Football and Cheer Coaching

Interested in Coaching Youth Football or Cheer?

Coaching a youth sports team can be a tremendously rewarding experience, giving you the opportunity to help young players learn the game of football and the sport of cheer in a fun and safe atmosphere. A good coach is enthusiastic, supportive, trustworthy, goal-oriented, knowledgeable/experienced, respectful, patient, and a clear communicator. Sports coaches model excellent sportsmanship and teach teamwork; they serve as the liaison to parents and community; and, they act with integrity at all times.

Football Coach Applicants: Time, dedication, character, and integrity, and organization are a must. Head coaches must be able to communicate well with parents. Football experience and/or previous coaching experience is preferred. Attendance at all events throughout the season is mandatory for all coaches, regardless of level. 

Cheer Coach Applicants: Previous cheerleading experience, coaching experience, and/or dance experience is now required due to areas of teaching choreography, assisting with stunting and tumbling, safety, and MHSAA regulations. Promoting positive teamwork and modeling excellent sportsmanship is a must. Attendance at all events throughout the season is mandatory for all coaches, regardless of level.

Note to ALL Coaching Applicants: Regular and consistent attendance is required for all BBFC coaches at ALL practices and events. Our organization strives to bring on new coaches who have integrity, dedication, patience, experience, and strong ethics. Coaches represent our program and our community; they should act as positive role models at all times, even outside of coaching situations. Good decision-making skills is a must.

As listed in the BBFC Bylaws (p.8):

"The Board will make all coaching selections at its discretion and will approve selections by a Board vote. The board will also take into consideration the following items when making selections:

a. Previous coaching experience within BBFC.

b. Prior coaching experience in football/cheer.

c. Football/cheer background.

d. Coaching certifications.

e. References.

f. Background check results.

g. Conduct in BBFC (as a parent).

h. Coaching surveys for returning coaches.

All applicants must download and complete the Coaching Application below. It requests personal information for a background check. Our New Coaching Advisory Committee and the BBFC Executive Board goes through the selection process together, tediously ensuring that we select the best possible candidates for our young athletes. When there is a high volume of coaching candidates, applicants with experience and positive recommendations from other coaches in our program will be considered first. Once decisions are made, candidates will be contacted for next steps/interviews. Once selected, new coaches are expected to attend all trainings and coaches meetings.

Prospective Coaches:
Please complete your Coaching Application and your NCSI Background check by clicking the links below.  You must complete your Coaching Application, USA Football Certification, the CDC Concussion training and complete and pass the NCSI Background check before you step on the field to coach.


"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.


BBFC EXECUTIVE BOARD

PRESIDENT - Luke Blangero     (luke.blangero@gmail.com)
V.P. FOOTBALL - Matt Putra     (putram87@yahoo.com)
V.P. CHEER - Kim Oelslager     (kimoelslager@gmail.com)
TREASURER - Matt Unsworth     (unsworth1968@yahoo.com)
SECRETARY - Stephanie Carroll    (mrsstephaniecarroll@gmail.com)
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WEBMASTER - Coach Cav    (rmcav.stabops@gmail.com)


BBFC and BHS Games are Cashless!

BHS Games – Youth Night

  • Athletes in uniform get in free (youth night only). Parents will need to purchase tickets at GoFan.
  • Purchase electronic tickets only through GoFan.co
  • The Brighton-specific link is: https://gofan.co/app/school/MI9899
  • Or use the GoFan app.
  • Large signs with the GoFan QR code will also be available on-site. No cash sales.
  • Senior Citizens 62+ and kids under 5 are free.

BBFC Games

Similar to the high school, BBFC will also be going cashless this year.  For our cashless option, we will be leveraging Venmo. 

  • At the gate, there will be a QR code that can be scanned to purchase admission.  No cash sales.
  • Price will remain $5 per person, $20 max per family.
  • Senior Citizens 62+ and kids under 5 are free.

How do youth sports boost participants' confidence?
Youth sports gives children a sense of belonging and purpose. It surrounds them with mentors who get involved with their lives and make them feel valued. Sports teaches young athletes that they can handle any challenge that comes their way.

"Winners never quit and quitters never win." -Vince Lombardi

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

Brighton Bulldogs Football and Cheer Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Brighton Bulldogs Football and Cheer?

Contact BBFC

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 468 Brighton, Michigan 48116 

E-MAIL: bulldogsbbfc@gmail.com

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