Who rocks! Shamrocks! So parents, why not grab the chance to register your aspiring ball blazer for the Broad Channel Athletic Club’s (BCAC) Shamrocks 2019 Tackle Football program. Registration is underway, and is open to children and youth ages seven and up.
Divisions are as follows: Peanut, for children ages five to six; Pee Wee, children ages seven to eight; Midget, ages nine to 10; Pony, ages 11 to 12; and Senior, for youth ages 11 and up, (as of the present 2019 calendar year).
The BCAC, established in 1961, is well-known for its long, rich legacy of hosting a variety of sports programs, not just for children and youth in Broad Channel and the Rockaway peninsula, but also surrounding neighborhoods. The Shamrocks football program prides itself on not only focusing on player safety and fundamentals of the game, but also player development, sportsmanship, friendship and fun.
Registration for Peanuts is $175, and Pee Wee to Senior $250. Peanut to Pony teams play in Nassau Suffolk Football League. For all divisions, registration includes a certified helmet for player safety and shoulder pads, (which must be returned at end of season). Players also get a game jersey emblazoned with their name, and also included is a practice jersey.
All coaches are USAFootball Heads Up certified. BCAC Shamrocks are the first area organization using the Shadowman inflatable tackling system, the first moveable and detachable tackling system that allow football teams at every level to reduce player-on-player contact during practice, enhance player longevity and increase game speed reps — all for the goal to improve player safety. Also, the Shamrocks use quality Rogers athletic equipment for training, including JV LEV sleds for blocking. The BCAC home field is well-lighted for night games and practices. And of course, everyone looks forwards to the annual awards brunch at Russo’s On The Bay.
Parents who sign up their children in March and April get a 10 percent early bird discount. All registrations are held at the BCAC Memorial Field, 125 Cross Bay Blvd., 1st Road in Broad Channel.
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