WELCOME TO THE BULLDOG CHEER NATION
The 2013 Cheer & Football season will be the Bowie Bulldogs fourth season in the Mid-Maryland Youth Football and Cheer League. This league is the largest and best organized league in the State of Maryland. The League consists of 33 Programs, 391 Teams, and 7646 Players! We are proud of our past and more excited about our future. The BBGC Fall Cheer program accepts boys and girls ages 6-14. Our Fall program offers:
- Sideline Cheer on or New Synthetic Turf Football Field
- Two end of the season Competitons in November and December
- Experienced coaches at all age levels
- Indoor practice facilities
- Tumbling for those parties interested
- High quality Cheer uniforms
There is no boundary for eligibility to participate with Bowie Bulldog Cheer program. We do not hold tryouts and all cheerleaders are eligible to participate in our Fall competitions.
Be Sure to Register (Mandatory) at BBGC.com prior to your arrival. Find all the instruction on how to register under the registration tab above.
1) Everyone must register online for Fall Cheer at BBGC.COM (can be done before July 8th)
2) Pay a $50 Sports Fee, ($50 check made out to BBGC).
(Augments fall cheer program budget directly, fee is in addition to the bbgc.com online fee(s)).
3) Volunteer Bond ($25 check made out to BBGC, post dated for 12-1-2013).
(Check not cashed unless volunteer hours are not completed).
4) Uniform Deposit ($100 check made out to BBGC, post dated for 12-1-2013).
(Check not cashed unless the uniform & equipment are not returned).
5) Signed copy of the Bowie Boys and Girls Club Parent Code of Conduct Form.
6) Other Fees: Spirit Pack - $180
- Cheer Mini-camp and practice wear (2 sets)
- Cheer Sweatsuit with embroidery
- Cheer Shell and Lollipops(undergarment) - to be worn during sideline cheer (weather permitting) and competition
- Cheer socks
- Cheer Hairbow
- Cheer Bag
IMPORTANT: If you have not completed all of the required registration items, your child WILL NOT be allowed to participate.
Practice and Game Information
Registration for Bowie Bulldog Cheer will begin on July 8th at our home field, Whitemarsh Park and will continue until September 1. We strongly encourage you to register early. We will have a mini cheer camp that will run July 25th-27th. At this camp the girls will learn basic motions along with the chants and cheers that they will be doing on the sidelines at the football games. The first week of regualr cheer practice will begin August 1st.
During August and September, practice will be held two days a week startig at 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The day and location will be determined by your child's coach. Starting in October, practice will increase to three days a week as we begin to prepare for competition. Those who wish to compete are strongly encouraged to take tumbling. Our tumbling days and times will be decided prior to the start of the season.
We will cheer for all home games on Saturdays with the exception of playoff and championship games. In the event of inclement weather on Saturday, we may have to cheer on a different day of the week.
Once school starts, all teams will be limited to practicing 3 nights a week (no more than 6-hours per week). Those nights are chosen by the coaching staff and will be relayed to you by either the coaches or team manager. All participants/parents should plan on a game every Saturday through the first week of November and post-season games continuing throughout the month of November.
****In case of a Saturday rainout****
Mid Maryland youth football policy is that games will be made up the following day (Sunday). Please remain flexible during these times as the schedules are not dictated by BBGC but rather the MMYFCL.
Practices are held regardless of inclement weather. In some cases Bowie City parks and grounds department will close fields in order to prevent injury to any participant or fields/facilities. If you are unsure on field status you can call the City of Bowie daily ball field status hotline 301-262-6200 ext 1909 or check online at http://www.cityofbowie.org/Parks/ballfield_status.asp .
We will make every effort to find a suitable indoor location if ever a practice that was supposed to be held at Whitemarsh Park is cancelled due to inclement weather.