2021 Knights Football Registration Information

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





 

Welcome to the GCKA Knights 2021 Football Program!

 

2020 Mini OCCSenior Division 1 Runner-Up

2019 Mini OCC Senior Division 1 League Champions
2019 Mini OCC Senior Division 2 Runner-Up
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 Tournament Runner Up - Black Knights
2015 Mini OCC Junior Division Tournament Champion - Black Knights


Register Online For Camp and/or the 2021 Season Above- Click login or Register 

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

May 7, 2021  
  Last day of Online Signups July 18, 2021  
  GCKA Coaches Clinic/Meeting TBD Murfin Fields
  GCKA Youth Football Camp July 13-15, 2021 @6pm-7:30pm Murfin Fields
 

Player Evaluations: players to attend at least 1 night

July 19, 2021 @6pm-7:30pm

Murfin Fields

 

Player Evaluations: players to attend at least 1 night

July 20, 2021 @6pm-7:30pm

Murfin Fields

 

Player Evaluations: players to attend at least 1 night

July 21, 2021 @6pm-7:30pm

Murfin Fields

  Player Draft July 22,2021 TBD 
  Player Helmet Issue/Fitting w/Zide's July 26, 2021 @4pm GCKA OFFICE
  First day of acclimation July 27, 2021 Murfin Fields
  Opening Weekend TBD  

Online registration ends at midnight 7/18/21. We will be accepting in person registations during evaluations 7/19/21-7/21/21. All in person registration must pay with cash or check 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
  KINDERGARTEN ONLY  $65
 1st and 2nd Grade

$150

  3rd and 4th Grade  $150
5th and 6th Grade  $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.