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Why play football?

How fun! Build lasting friendships. Grow as a person. Children of all sizes and physical abilities can participate and each plays an important role in the success of their team. Players grow physically (coordination, exercise, toughness), mentally (focus, toughness, discipline, teamwork), and emotionally (poise, perseverance, control) through this sport. Our program intentionally emphasizes character development through all practices and games.

Who can join?

Our program is open to children ages 7 to 14 (as of July 31) living in the enrollment areas for Interlake HS and Sammamish HS (generally, East Bellevue north of the I-90). Children do not need to attend a school in this area (public, private, or otherwise) so long as they reside in the area.

Not sure if you live in this area? Check out the online school finder.

What team/level will I be on?

Team/level assignments are based on actual age/weight calculations per league rules.(details here). This ensures that children play with and against others of similar physical maturity, keeping the game as safe and competitive as possible. Generally, the breakdown of levels by great is as follows (for example only):

  • Grades 2-4: Rookies

  • Grades 4-5: Cubs

  • Grades 5-6: Sophomores

  • Grades 6-7: Junior Varsity

  • Grades 7-8: Varsity

There is an introductory flag football program for 6- and 7-year-olds (grades 1-2), operated separately by the Boys & Girls Clubs.

How much does it cost?

The program fee is $390. This includes the use of all necessary protective equipment, practice and game uniforms, and all other league fees. The only thing you need to provide is footwear (football, soccer, or rugby cleats) and a great attitude.

  • Financial assistance/scholarships are available. Finances will never keep any child from enjoying full participation in our program.

  • Those who register before June 1 receive a $25 discount.

  • All participants must be members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue ($27 annual fee).

Registration starts March 18, 2019