Knights Football Registration Information

All dates, times, fees are subject to change. Please check back frequently.





 

Welcome to the GCKA Knights Football Program!

 

2021 Mini OCC Mini Division Runner-Up - Black Knights

2020 Mini OCC Senior Division 1 Runner-Up

2019 Mini OCC Senior Division 1 League Champions
2019 Mini OCC Senior Division 2 Runner-Up - Blue Knights
2018 Mini OCC Senior Division Champions - Black Knights
2018 Mini OCC Junior Division Runner-Up - Red Knights
2017 Mini OCC Senior Division Champions - Black Knights
2017 Mini OCC Senior Division Runner-Up - Red Knights
2017 11U Pickerington Gridiron Classic Champions
2017 Mini OCC Junior Division Champions - Black Knights
2016 Mini OCC Junior Division Champions - Black Knights
2015 Mini OCC Senior Division Runner Up - Black Knights
2015 Mini OCC Junior Division Champion - Black Knights


Select Here for Online Register: Camp and/or the Current Season

Parents:

Please note there are two waivers you will fill out during registration, Lindseys Law and Concussion Information Sheet, that say US Youth Soccer in the top corner. These are blanket waivers, they are written with universal language to cover all youth sports at GCKA, fill them out and continue to the next step. Thank you!        

 

FIRST DAY OF SIGNUPS

April 4, 2022

 

 

Last day of Online Signups

July 18, 2022

 

 

GCKA Coaches Clinic/Meeting

TBD

Murfin Fields

  QB Camp (with GC HS) July 11, 2022 GC High School
 

GCKA Youth Football Camp

July 19-21, 2022 @6pm-7:30pm

Murfin Fields

 

Player Evaluations: players to attend at least 1 night

July 25-27, 2022 @6pm-7:30pm

Murfin Fields

 

Player Evaluations: make-ups

July 28, 2022 @6pm-7:30pm

Murfin Fields

 

Player Draft

July 28,2022

TBD 

 

Player Helmet Issue/Fitting w/Zide's

TBD

GCKA OFFICE

 

First day of acclimation/practice with Team

August 1, 2022

Murfin Fields

 

Opening Weekend

TBD

 

All registration must be online ONLY.
        
            

   

 

 

All players moving up a division, not wishing to return to the same team, or did not play last seaosn must attend at least 1 night of players evaluation. All senior division players must also attend at least 1 night of evaluations.

  1. Parents of children offered to play on the D1 team will be notified within 24 hours of the last day of evaluations.
    1. Those players who "turn down" a D1 offer will be placed into a supplemental draft managed by the Football Advisory Board.
  2. D2 players and those supplemental drafted players will be notified on or prior to Sunday July 25th of their team.
  3. Players not attending will be placed into the “Supplemental Draft”

 

    1. Supplemental Draft – The draft managed by the football advisory board that will place players to team to ensure parity and equal competition. Players placed in the Supplemental Draft will be those who:

                                                              i.      Do not attend player evaluations, and are not a “Protected Player

                                                             ii.      Those players who turn down D1, even if that player is a “Protected Player”.

For example: Player X’s father was designated to coach on the Sr. Black Knights. Player X was offered a D1 position and refused the opportunity. Player X will be placed into the Supplemental Draft, and his father will have the option to coach on the team Player X is selected to play on.

“Protected Players”

  1. Senior Division Coaches may still designate players as “Protected"
    1. Limited to 2 Coaches children or near relative.
    2. A team may declare 1 non-coaches’ child as "Protected".
    3. If a "Protected " player is offered a D1 position, the expectation is that the player accepts that position. Any "protected player" that has not turned down a D1 offer must be declared to the advisory board by 11:00PM Wednesday July 21rd.

                                                         i.      If the player turns the D1 offer down, that player will be placed into the supplemental draft regardless of their status – “Protected” or not.

                                                       ii.      The Advisory Board will place that player and Coach on a team to ensure parity and equality and avoid "team stacking".

 

1.       Team stacking is defined as coaches of teams who create an unfair competitive advantage by placing seasoned players onto a single team with the sole intent and purpose of creating an unfair advantage to win.

 

a.       Coaches should not tell players “Don’t come to evals and I’ll draft you”

b.       Coaches should not tell players “Don’t try your best at evals – so that we can draft you”

If GCKA Youth Football is deemed as stacking a D2 team, we will be removed from the Mini OCC.

 

 

 

 
 
Fees:
 
Grade heading into next school year Registration
Fee
  9U Instructional (turn 7 y/o after 8/1 and below)  $65
 9U

$150

  11U  $150
13U  $150
 
 
 
Starting in 2018 - a $5 transaction fee was placed on each order

 
 
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All dates, times, fees are subject to change. Please check back frequently.