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Summersville Little Bears football signups July 8

The Summersville Little Bears football and cheerleading teams will hold “in-person” signups on Wednesday, July 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the basement of the Summersville Municipal Building.

The signup fee of $30 per participant is due the first week of practice.

All children signing up must have the following documents in order to register:

- Copy of state or county birth certificate. Hospital birth certificates will not be accepted.
- Copy of current medical insurance.
- Parent volunteer form contract that is mandatory to be signed at signups.
- Practice/game attendance policy agreement that is mandatory to be signed at signups.
- All medical release and waiver of liability forms.

There will be Midget, Peewee and Mighty Mite teams. The maximum team size is 36 players for the Midget and Peewee teams and 25 players for Mighty Mites.

The Midget Team is for players age 10 over 90 pounds, age 11 of unlimited weight and 12-year-olds under 135 pounds. The maximum ball carrier weight is 135 pounds. Unlimited-weight players over 135 pounds who are 10- or 11-years old will play tackle to tackle on the line.

It is required that 10-year-olds less than 90 pounds be on the Peewee team and those over 90 pounds be on the Midget team.

The Peewee team is for ages 8 and 9 with unlimited weight and 10-year-olds under 90 pounds. The maximum ball carrier weight is 105 pounds. Unlimited-weight players over 105 pounds will play tackle to tackle on the line.

The Mighty Mites team is for ages 5-7 and the maximum ball carrier weight is 80 pounds. All players over 80 pounds will play tackle to tackle on the line. No score will be kept in the Mighty Mite games, which will be a maximum of 1 1/2 hours per contest. This is tackle football.

The age date is July 31, 2020. For example, if a child is 7 on July 31 and 8 on Aug. 1, they will be on the Mighty Mite team.

Each team has a maximum number of players. Signups will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Cheerleading teams will be Mighty Mite team ages 5-7, Peewee team ages 8-9 and Midget team ages 10-12.

Packets from the Summersville Little Bears Facebook page can be printed and filled out but must be turned in at the time of signups. Signup packets mailed in will not be accepted.

Please remember to practice social distancing while standing in line to register. There will be plenty of hand sanitizer.

 

 

 

 

WVSSAC issues guidelines for Restarting Activities

Athletes at Nicholas County High School and Richwood High School will soon get back to work.

The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission (WVSSAC) recently issued recommendations and guidelines for the “re-start” of extracurricular activities in West Virginia schools.

The recommendations and guidelines were developed with guidance from the National Federation of High Schools, the Centers for Disease Control, the White House, the Office of the Governor, the West Virginia Department of Education, and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. All recommendations set forth in this document have been developed with the health, safety, and well-being of the student being of paramount importance.

The recommendations and guidelines contain a “phase in” approach that includes a period of non-sport specific strength and conditioning, Phases 1 and 2, and a three-week summer period that allows for sport-specific activities, Phase 3.