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 2017 GCKA

 Knights Football

 

 

  
   
   
   
   

NEWS FLASH - NEED TO KNOW!!!!

 2017 Mini-OCC League Standings:

Mini-OCC Mini Division
StandingTeamsWinLOSSPAPS
1RY GREY300107
2RY White30679
3WH BLACK30769
4WH WHITE122912
5GC BLUE12366
6GP RED126223
7GC BLACK03770
8GP BLACK03860

Mini-OCC Junior Division
STANDINGHOMEWinLOSSPAPS
1GC BLACK30677
2GC BLUE301238
3MONSTER2100
4WH WHITE211344
5GP RED212047
6GC RED212627
7WH BLACK213254
8RY GREY123233
9GH GREY124238
10RY WHITE03587
11GH BLUE03580
12GP BLACK03850

Mini-OCC Senior Division
STANDINGHOMEWinLOSSPAPS
1GC RED30092
2GC BLACK306121
3WH WHITE302786
4GC BLUE213339
5MONSTER213612
6RY GREY214977
7RY WHITE122727
8WH BLACK123054
9GC GOLD123922
10GP BLACK126853
11GH WHITE12738
12RY PURPLE127619
13GH GREY03746
14GH BLUE039213





Spirit wear

Spirit wear is now available! Shop by team color for both Cheerleading and Football, links below.

We have two closing dates: Orders placed by Sunday, August 6th at 11:59pm will receive their orders by the first game. The next shop will be open from August 7th- 20th and those orders will be available by the 2nd game. Get your orders in so you don't miss out on the latest gear!

GCKA Black Knights Football  gckablackfb.itemorder.com  

GCKA Blue Knights Football    gckabluefb.itemorder.com 

GCKA Red Knights Football    gckaredfb.itemorder.com  

GCKA Gold Knights Football   gckagoldfb.itemorder.com  

GCKA Black Knights Cheer     gckablackcheer.itemorder.com

GCKA Blue Knights Cheer      gckabluecheer.itemorder.com

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Everyone asks "what are our fees used?" - $110 of the $150 is just on facility cost, referee fees, and insurance.

Here is a breakdown of the cost for one football at a very high level:

2017 Player Cost Breakdown
New ItemCostReconditioned CostCost
Schutt A3+$145.00Helmet$25.00
TPU Ear Pads$10.00Ear Pads$10.00
Helmet Decal$5.00Helmet Decal$5.00
Shoulder Pads$60.00Shoulder Pads
Chinstraps$20.00Chinstraps$20.00
Mouthpiece$10.00Mouthpiece$10.00
Game Jersey$39.00Game Jersey
Game Pants$20.00Game Pants
Practice Jersey$10.00Practice Jersey
Practice Pants$20.00Practice Pants
Belt$1.50Belt
Insurance per Player$10.00Insurance per Player$10.00
Facility Cost per Player$65.00Facility Cost per Player$65.00
Referee Cost per Player$35.00Referee Cost per Player$35.00
Other Items$15.00Other Items$15.00
Total Cost$465.50Total Cost$195.00
Fee per Player$150.00Fee per Player$150.00
Net-$310.50Net-$40.00


Information on some 2017 changes:

GCKA Football Guidelines and Rules

Team Size:

  1. Last year our objective was to create as many teams as we could. Lesson learned, last year we had some teams that barely finished the season with enough players.

 

  • More is not always better – but we must balance team size with Coaches and playing time.
  • The Advisory Board has agreed to target team sizes for 2017, and will attempt to adhere to that goal.

 

Returning Players:
The Advisory Board agreed to change the rules on returning players. At a High Level: IN DIVISION ONLY, a player can return to their previous team if they so choose to do so. If a player determines not to return to their team, they will be placed in the draft, with NO guarantee that the player will not be drafted back to their old team.

Players may return to the team they were on the previous year, as long as the following criteria is met:

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    • The player is remaining in the same division.
    • The player has registered prior to the first scheduled evaluation period, and draft.
    • The player has selected on their registration form that they wish to return to their previous team.
 

Any player not meeting the above criteria, who is not a “Protected Player” is not guaranteed to return to their team and could be placed into the draft, or any future supplemental or blind drafts for selection to a team

 

 

Scenario
Q.My player was a Kindergartner or a 1st Grader last year and wish to return to his from last year in the Mini Division. Can he?
A.Yes, your player may request to return to their previous Mini team as Second Grader.
Q.My player was a 3rd Grader last year and wish to return to his from last year in the Junior Division. Can he?
A.Yes, your player may request to return to their previous Junior team as a Fourth Grader.
Q.My player was a 5th Grader last year and wish to return to his from last year in the Senior Division. Can he?
A.Yes, your player may request to return to their previous Senior team as a Sixth Grader.
Q.My player was a 2nd Grader last year in the Mini Division, can he stay on the same team he was on, at the Junior Division?
A.No, unless your player is drafted to that team, a previous year Mini player cannot request a Junior team. The only way is, if that player is "protected player" or drafted to that team.
Q.My player was a 4th Grader last year in the Junior Division, can he stay on the same team he was on, at the Senior Division?
A.No, unless your player is drafted to that team, a previous year Junior player cannot request a Senior team. The only way is, if that player is "protected player" or drafted to that team.

 

 

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Announcements

Come join the Grove City Knights Football Program! @ GCKA
 
Player Evaluations:
 
PLAYERS need to attend at least one evaluation.  Please come to ONE of the following dates: July 10, 11 or 12 6-8PM at Murfin Fields. 
 
**Players not attending will be subject to "non-attending player" draft rules and guidelines.**
 
Practices: Typically Mon-Thurs until school starts then the teams will go down to 3 days a week- days to be determined by the individual coach.
 
Games: Home games will be played at Murfin Fields and away games will be played in surrounding areas including but not limited to: Gahanna, Groveport, Whitehall and Reynoldsburg.  Games will be typically played on Saturdays. Occasionally a weekday game may be scheduled or night games. Games times are normally 9am, 11am, and 1pm.
 
Equipment/Uniforms Provided: Helmet, jerseys, pants and shoulder pads supplied as part of your fee. GCKA will NOT be providing ribs pads.
 
Items Needed: Football cleats, leg pads or padded girdle are required and NOT provided by GCKA.
 
Honoring Requests: Teams are drafted after evaluations and the goal of GCKA Football is to assemble balanced teams.  This is based on skill, size, experience and many other things.  Requests to have players on the same team cannot be honored due to this process, unless extenuating circumstances are provided. GCKA Football does not allow players to "play up" a division. Divisions are based up on the grades (K-2, 3/4, 5/6). A player’s grade is determined by the current 2017-2018 school year. 
 
Draft: After registration will be evaluations, then a draft will be held.  Coaches will select players accordingly, in the same fashion as the NFL draft. The coach then contacts their teams' players/parents. If you have any questions or have not been contacted by JULY 16, 2017 please call the GCKA office at 614-871-0080 or email GCKAKNIGHTS@gmail.com
 
Volunteer Coaches: Email GCKAKNIGHTS@gmail.com and our Asst. Commissioner will contact you about available opportunities and answer any additional questions you may have. All coaches will go through an application and interview process along with a background check.
 
Sponsorship Opportunities: Email GCKAKNIGHTS@gmail.com to be sent a Sponsorship package that explains our mission and need.          
 
 

Contact Us

Address:

4570 Haughn Road

Grove City, OH 43123

Phone: 614-871-0080

Fax: 614-871-5536
Email: 

gckasports@yahoo.com

Normal office hours @ 4570 Haughn Rd, Grove City, OH 43123.
Monday and Friday 10-2 and Thursday from 5-8pm

 

About Football

Mission

The GCKA football program is dedicated to provide quality training and an equal opportunity for every child interested in learning more about football. We offer divisions for kids from kindergarten through 6th grade.   GCKA plays in the Mini-OCC League, made up of teams representing, Reynoldsburg, Gahanna, Whitehall, and Groveport.

If you need assistance in paying fees to allow your child to play football we do offer a scholarship program for those that qualify, as well as providing the opportunity to work 4 sessions of Bingo to pay for a players seasonal fee.


Offered Programs

  Tackle Football:
Football offers three age/weight divisions. The league maintains a competitive environment with proper instruction and opportunity for every child. Our coaches are trained as part of the USA Football program and are motivated to build both quality athletic skill and character in our players. 

           
 
 
 
 

If you have questions or special requests, please email us at gckasports@yahoo.com.