Football & 7 on 7 Registration
FALL REGISTRATION PERIODS
MAY 1st to AUGUST 15, 2012 @ 11:00pm
For further information, call the SBMSA Sports Hotline at (281) 583-3600, or email us at email@example.com.
Registration Location: SBMSA Memorial Middle School Complex, 12550 Vindon, Houston 77024, at the SBMSA Concession Stand
- Sunday, July 31 - 6:00 - 8:00pm
- Thursday, August 9 - 6:00 - 8:00pm
- Saturday, August 11 - 9:00 - 12:00pm
NO-REFUNDS will be issued for any reason after registration closes on August 15th. Refund requests prior to the close of registration should be directed to (281) 583-3600 Option #8.
ANY REGISTRATION RECEIVED AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES ON AUGUST 15TH WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY IF THE PLAYER IS NEEDED TO FILL A TEAM. SUCH PLAYERS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE ASSIGNED TO THE AREA WHERE THE PLAYER LIVES OR ATTENDS SCHOOL.
The registration fee is an enrollment fee only and the registrant will be assigned to a team determined by the SBMSA at its sole discretion. Registration fees covers officials; field workers; equipment; balls; utilities (electricity, water, telephone); grass mowing; dirt work; trash removal; electrical, bleacher, field and fence repairs; bookkeeping; office supplies; postage; printing, website, etc.
|Tackle||$145.00 (this fee does not include any equipment)|
|Speed & Agility Camp||$60.00|
|Tackle Skills Camp||$50.00|
NO REFUNDS will be issued for any reason after registration closes on August 15th. Refund requests prior to the close of registration should be directed to (281) 583-3600 Option #8 and are subject to a $30.00 administration fee.
There will be a non-refundable $45.00 late fee for any registrant accepted after the official close of registration.
SBMSA reserves the right to form teams at its sole discretion based on any criteria it sees fit. However, typical team formation is by school, geographic area, or draft. You will be contacted by the league when teams are formed. If you are in a division that will require a draft, you will be contacted shortly after registration closes with a skills assessment time and location. Practice is to begin in late August with games beginning in September. It is the INTENT of the league for all games to be completed prior to Thanksgiving.
Practice times, days, and locations will be determined by the Head Coaches. These WILL NOT BE KNOWN until after registration closes and all players have been assigned to teams. All players MUST BE REGISTERED before they are allowed to practice, try-out or be assigned to a team.
School, Address and Age Requirements
Roster ages for Fall Sports are the players' ages as of July 31, 2012, for boys and girls. Be sure to enter your child's birthday accurately. Falsifying birth date, school attendance, or address may preclude your child from participating in our program. Proof of residential address may be required. Please put the school that your child will be going to in the Fall of 2012 on the registration form. If you move or change schools after registering it is your responsibility to update the league promptly.
Game Rain-Out Policy
It has always been our policy for teams to show up for scheduled games unless coaches are notified by the commissioner.
Proof of Age
The Association will only accept a copy of a birth certificate or passport as proof of age. It is the intent of the league to only require a player to provide proof of age once. However, it may be necessary to provide a copy to the league more than once. The Association apologizes in advance for any inconvenience caused. It is important that the Association verify the age of each player to assure adherence to our rules.
There are multiple ways that you can provide this proof to the Association:
- Mail a copy of your proof of age to Ryan Flores, 1506 Glourie Houston, TX 77055. (please do not mail if registering after August 15, 2012)
- Fax a copy of your proof of age with cover sheet to (713) 739-6699 Attn: SBMSA Registrar (24 hours a day)
- Scan a copy of it to firstname.lastname@example.org (24 hours a day)
- Bring a copy to one of the in-person registrations (Check Website for Dates and Location)
Limited secondary accident insurance is provided for each registered paid participant.
Coaches and Volunteers
The Association does not pay nor employ any coaches. All coaches are volunteers. All adult coaches and volunteers are required to register thru the website and submit to a criminal background check. We encourage each parent to participate in our league by coaching or volunteering. If you are interested in being a Head Coach please contact the division commissioner of the age group you are interested in.
Sophomore, Junior Varsity Tackle, and Varsity Tackle Skills Assessments are scheduled for Sunday, August 19th. THIS DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please be prepared to attend a skills assessment anytime between 11am and 8pm on that Sunday.
You will be notified via email or telephone the exact time of your skills assessment. IT IS NOT UNCOMMON TO NOT RECEIVE NOTIFICATION UNTIL 6pm SATURDAY August 18th so please do not call the Association until after that time. If you do not receive any notification at all please come to Memorial Middle School on Sunday August 19th at 11am to find out what time you will have your assessment. For those players that are not in either of these divisions you will be contacted by your Head Coach or the league when your teams have been formed.
Speed & Agility Camp
The purpose of the camp will be to assist players who will be playing SBMSA Football to get acclimated to the Texas heat while improving coordination and agility. The Speed & Agility Camp will consist of 8 sessions and will take place each Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from July 29th to August 9th. All sessions will be held at Memorial Middle School from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Trainers are provided by The Memorial Athletic Club (www.fitmac.com)
- Shorts and Cleats
Football Skills Camp (Full Pads)
The purpose of the camp will be to instruct players who will be playing SBMSA Tackle Football in basic football technique regarding stance, blocking, tackling, and ball carrying. The emphasis of the camp will be on football drills designed to improve a player's ability; there will be no games and no scrimmaging. The Football Skills Camp will consist of four sessions and will take place Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from August 12th to August 16th.
All sessions will be held at Memorial Middle School (Freshman and Sophomore will be the first session starting time will be between 5:30-6:00pm ending between 7:30-8:00pm and JV and Varsity will be the second session starting time between 7:30-8:00pm ending between 9:30-10:00pm) the cost for the Football Skills Camp is $60. If you register online prior to August 1, 2012 the player will receive a Scrimmage Shirt.
You can register for the Football Skills Camp when registering on-line or at the in-person registrations. DUE TO THE PLANNING INVOLVED THERE WILL NOT BE AN INPERSON REGISTRATION ON THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP. THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR SKILLS CAMP IS FRIDAY AUGUST 10th, 2012 at 11:00pm, and there will be NO LATE REGISTRATION.
The Football Skills Camp is open only to those players playing SBMSA Football in 2012, but is not mandatory to play in the league.
- Sunday - Helmets Only
- Monday - Helmets, Shoulder Pads, and cleats
- Wednesday - Thursday - Full Pads
See Football Equipment webpage.
Fund Raising and Donations
Each year the Association, with your help, provides reduced registration and equipment to needy players in our area. It is with your donations that this is possible. The Football Board would ask again that you consider donating to not only help with our capital needs, but to help a financially needy family give the gift of Athletics and Football to their child.
In addition there are other ways that your patronization of sponsors would benefit SBMSA. These sponsors are displayed on the associations' web page.
- Switch your Electricity Provider to Champion Energy thru SBMSA
- Donate Reward Points to SBMSA from American Express
- Designate SBSMA as one of your Charities on your Randall's card
There are a few very large capital projects that are in early planning stages and we are looking for families or companies to donate funds to help make them reality. If you are interested in helping please contact Mike Rupe at email@example.com.
Proposed Projects include: Complete Renovation of MMS Fields and a new Concession Stand and Permanent Restroom's at Spring Forest Middle School.
We are looking for volunteers to help with Skills Assessment - please email Beth Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
Please email Beth Kelly at email@example.com if you or your company is interested in volunteering or donating for our Opening Day Celebration in September.
Release of Liability
I/we certify by accepting these terms and conditions that the applicant named has my/our permission to participate in the SBMSA sports programs (including any conditioning camps, skills camps, skills evaluation, and tryout sessions) and I/we assume all the risks and hazards associated with such participation, including transportation to and from SBMSA activities. I/we hereby waive, release, absolve, and indemnify SBMSA's officers, directors, commissioners, managers, coaches, supervisors, athletic trainers, medical trainers, participants, persons transporting my/our child to and from SBMSA activities, and the Spring Branch Independent School District with respect to the use of the fields, from and against any liability for, or claim arising out of any accident or injury to said applicant occurring during the course of his/her participation in such activities or his/her transportation to or from such activities including by not limited to the sole or concurrent negligence of the SBMSA, its officers, directors, commissioners, managers, coaches, supervisors, athletic trainers, medical trainers, umpires, referees, participants, persons transporting my/our child to and from SBMSA activities, and the Spring Branch Independent School District with respect to the use of the fields. I/we hereby also waive, release, absolve, and indemnify any trainers, instructors, coaches, and organizations engaged by SBMSA (regardless of whether paid by SBMSA) to assist with or operate any SBMSA sports program, conditioning camp, skills camp, skills evaluation, or tryout session, from and against any liability for, or claim arising out of any accident or injury to said applicant occurring during the course of his/her participation in such activities.
I/we certify that it is understood that my payment is an enrollment fee only and the registrant will be assigned to a team determined by the SBMSA at its sole discretion.
I/we authorize the coaches of my child's team to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention.
I have read, understand, and accept these terms and conditions.