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Southington Knights Travel Football

 
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Southington, Connecticut


Southington Knights Travel Football is a proud member of the Shoreline Youth Football and Cheerleading Conference and American Youth Football

 
2018 Knights Online Store

 

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2018 Knights Travel Football & Cheerleading Online Store


by posted 08/13/2018
USA Football 2018 Parent Guide

 

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by James Leavitt posted 07/27/2018
Knights Safety Updates

Southington Knights Tackle & Cheer 

We are proud to announce the recent investments we have made to ensure our league is providing its players and families with the safest tackle & cheer experience.  Please visit our "Safety & USA Heads Up" Section for more information on how we are making this a better, safer game!!

 

EQUIPMENT INVESTMENT 

  •   Purchased for entire league:  5 Star Virginia Tech Rated   -  Xenith X2E+ Helmets

  •   Purchased for entire league:  Guardian Caps… Soft shell helmet cover  that can absorb 33% of the impact in collisions

  •   3 state-of-the-art LEV sleds and a Powerline sled, the same ones used by High School, College and NFL teams across the US 

  •   Purchased tackle wheels to teach shoulder tackling (part of USA Football) by taking the head out of the tackle

 

POLICY & LEAGUE MANAGEMENT

  1.   Added 2 critical positions to the Knights Executive Board (Safety Director & Player Agent - see by-laws for duties)  
  2.   Implemented an Injury reporting system and a return to play protocol
  3.   Reduced the amount of high contact exposure in practice by minimizing full speed tackling time
  4.   100% of all Tackle Coaches are USA Football Heads UP tackle & concussion certified - includes Sudden Cardiac Arres, Heat & Hydration, Equipment Fitting, Blocking & Tackling & Concussion
  5.   Minimum - 2 coaches per team are CPR & AED certified
  6.   Added Knights lightning & heat condition stop play policy

by James Leavitt posted 04/07/2018
Knights Cheer Programs

Registration for Southington Knights Cheerleading opens April 1st, 2018!

Register on-line at www.southingtonmfl.com

Fundamental Cheer

  • Open to grades Kindergarten & 1
  • Practices are held Saturday mornings for 6 weeks beginning in early September.
  • Cheerleaders will cheer with the older cheerleaders at a tackle game in October.
  • Cost $30

Sideline Cheer

  • Open to grades 2 through 8
  • Practices begin July 23rd and are held 3-4 nights per week until school starts, then will be held one night per week after school starts until mid September.
  • Cheerleaders will cheer at tackle football games on Sunday through playoffs in early November.
  • Some travel to away games possible.
  • Cost $85

Exhibition Cheer

  • Open to grades 2 through 8
  • Practices begin July 23rd and are held 3-4 nights per week until school starts, then will be held 2-3 nights per week once school starts.
  • Cheerleaders will cheer at tackle football games on Sunday through playoffs in early October.
  • Some travel to away games possible.
  • All practices and games are mandatory.
  • The Exhibition team will perform at our Local & possibly State Competitions in October/November.
  • Must have 14 girls register to make a team.
  • Cost $145

Competition Cheer 

  • Must be 8 years old by July 31st of the current season up to age 14 (before July 31st of current season).
  • Practices begin July 23rd and are held 4 nights per week until school starts, then will be held 3 nights per week once school starts. The Competition Team is a major commitment.
  • Cheerleaders are required to cheer at tackle football games on Sunday through playoffs in early November.
  • Some travel to away games possible.
  • All practices and games are mandatory.
  • The Competition team will compete at our Local & State Competitions in October/November. If they qualify, they will also compete at the New England Regional Competition in November. If they place 1st, 2nd or 3rd at Regionals, they will advance to the AYC National Championship in Florida in December.
  • Competition cheerleaders will participate in fundraisers throughout the season to raise money for travel to Florida. They will also participate in camps & clinics in addition to regular practices.
  • Cost $195 if you register & pay by June 1st. After June 1st, cost increases to $225.

Additional Info:

Practices during the summer will be held at Memorial Park on the football and baseball fields.

After school starts, practices will be held indoors at one of the Southington Schools.

Exhibition and Competition cheerleaders will be required to attend practices at a cheer/gymnastics gym at least once per week.

Additional costs:

The Sideline, Exhibition and Competition cheerleaders will need to purchase a sneaker package in late July/early August that consists of white cheer sneakers, boyshorts, and 2 hairbows.

The cost for the sneaker package is approximately $90.

We will have a sizing day at the field house & will fit all of the girls, then the order will be placed through the league.

Competition tickets will be need to be purchased by cheerleaders families.

Competition cheerleaders/families will be responsible for all costs related to travel & lodging for Regionals & Nationals. A parent will be required to travel to Florida with their cheerleader. As mentioned above, fundraisers will be offered to offset costs.

Average cost for parent & child to go to Nationals is approximately $1200.

Uniforms and pom-poms are loaned by the league to all cheerleaders and must be returned in their prior condition.

Warm-ups and other Knights Cheer apparel will be offered for purchase.

 

If you have any questions, please contact

Liz McQuatters

Cheer Director

860-883-0190 or elizabethmcq@yahoo.com


by posted 03/18/2018

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