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Spring 2021 Registration

Register ONLINE for SPRING FOOTBALL!

In order to register you must first sign up for a Sports Engine account.

We are happy to announce that we are opening our registration to gauge interest in the upcoming Spring Season for both football and cheer. Registration will remain open until Friday, January 15th.  The spring will consist of a modified six game regular season running from March 1st to May 1st. In lieu of playoffs, the league will be holding a Championship Weekend on May 1st  with matchups organized based on seeding from regular season play. There will be no homecoming, final cheer competition, or banquet following the conclusion of the season.

Again, this registration is meant to gauge interest in the Crete Bulldogs participation in the SWMFL 2021 Spring Season. There are NO FEES due at the time of registration. 

If it is determined that a spring season is viable based on interest in participation gathered from this registration, and the State of Illinois allows participation based on safety, registrants will be notified. Registration fees will be due no later than February 6th, 2021. All fees must be paid in full before equipment will be issued, and no payment plans can be given.

A parent/guardian and the player/cheerleader will be required to attend an in-person verification. During the in-person verification, players’ ages and weights will be checked to validate appropriate level.  Cheerleaders’ ages and sizes will be verified for uniforms. Parent/guardian(s) will also be required to sign our Parent Code of Conduct and waiver.

Note:  All new players/cheerleaders must bring proof of health insurance and players must bring copies of their birth certificate. All registrations are subject to approval by the Crete Bulldogs.

Football

The season will be open to players Pee Wee level and up ONLY.  Opportunities for Mighty Mites and Widget players will be available again in the fall. Registration for the fall season will begin in March.

Weight limits have been increased by 8lbs according to the league's age/weight matrix for the spring season ONLY (as listed to the right).  The weight matrix will return to normal for the fall season. 

Football players are assigned to appropriate level first based on age then by weight according to the age and weight matrix established by the Southwest Midget Football League and per the discretion of the Crete Bulldogs.

Football Fees:

  • Registration Fee - $125/child

    • This includes cost of registration, practice jersey to be kept by player, and equipment rental (helmet, shoulder pads, game and practice pants, game jersey, socks, mouthpiece).

  • Refundable Equipment Deposit - $100/child ($200 max per family) Refunded at the end of the season if equipment is returned in good condition

Varsity Players Only Additional $50 Fee for 2nd Game Jersey due at time of registration. Varsity players keep this jersey at the conclusion of the season

Cheerleading

Spring Season open to Pee Wee level and up.  Cheerleaders must be enrolling in 2nd – 8th grade for Fall 2021.  

Cheerleading Fees:

  • Registration Fee - $90/child

    • This includes cost of registration and equipment rental (game uniform, cheer jacket, game sweatpants).

  • Refundable Equipment - $100/child ($200 max per family) Refunded at the end of the season if equipment is returned in good condition

Cheer spanx ($15) and bodysuits ($20) are also available for purchase for an additional fee at the time of registration. Returning players may use either of these items from the previous year if they still fit.

Varsity Cheerleaders Only Varsity cheerleaders have the opportunity to purchase their cheer jacket at the conclusion of the season for $55. This is optional.

Refund Policy

If the season is subsequently canceled due to Covid-19 before equipment is handed out, a full refund will be issued.  If there is a cancellation after equipment is issued fees will not be refunded, other than the equipment deposit.  There will be costs that will be incurred by the organization that will have to be reconciled, such as insurance. 

Spring 2021 Age & Weight Matrix

Pee Wee Weight Maximums
Cannot turn 12 yrs old before Sept 1st
Age 8 133 lbs
Age 9 128 lbs
Age 10 123 lbs
Age 11 108 lbs
No Stripers at this Level
Lightweight Weight Maximums
Age 9 153 lbs
Age 10 148 lbs
Age 11 143 lbs
Age 12 138 lbs
Age 13 113 lbs (Slide Down)
13 yr Slide Downs Decided by Organization
No Stripers at this Level
Varsity Weight Maximums
Cannot turn 15 yrs old Before Dec 1st
Age 11 193 lbs
Age 12 188 lbs
Ages 13 & 14 183 lbs
Striper 208lbs Max for All Ages