Modesto Broncos Information for 2016 Season- Footbal & Cheer
Modesto Broncos are holding sign-ups for the 2016 Season:
June 24th at Mountain Mikes from 6-8 PM on Roselle in Raleys Shopping center on Floyd Ave.
June 25th and 26th at Boomers on Sisk Road
Cost is $200- This includes game jersey (which you keep), game uniform, practice uniform excluding practice jersey & Cleats.
After the June Dates, we will be at Mountain Mikes on Floyd and Roselle from 6-8 pm on:
Wednesday, June 29th, 6-8 PM
Wednesday, July 6th 6-8 PM
Wednesday, July 13th, 6-8 PM
Wednesday, July 20th, 6-8 PM
Wednesday, July 27th, 6-8 PM at Modesto Christian during clinic week.
Have Questions??? Here are some answers....
Is it tackle? Yes, Cen-Cal/Modesto Broncos is a full contact football league.
What league are you in? Modesto Broncos are part of Cen-Cal Junior Football. It is a derivitive of the old CCC. We have teams in Manteca, Oakdale, Turlock, Ceres, Merced, Livingston, Atwater, Los Banos. Most of the teams in our league feed their perspective high school programs. We are a smaller league but extremely competitive.
How much is it and how can we pay? It is $200, you may place a $50 deposit to hold a position, and pay the rest by July 1st.. Your monies cover all practice equipment and game equipment including a game jersey which your child keeps. Your child will be issued top quality equipment which includes, helmet, shoulder pads, practice pants, game pants, game socks, girdle, thigh and knee pads and mouth piece. You only need to buy a pair of cleats and practice jersey which you can get at Valley Sporting goods or Big 5 or Sports Authority. Discounts are given to multiple child families with first child cost $200, second child $175 and third child $150.
If I sign up and change our mind, how do refunds work?
Once you pay the $100, those monies are not refundable. If you pay the entire amount and decide not to play prior to the first day of practice, you will only receive $100 back of the entire amount. There are no exceptions, if you decide to quit, pull your child, after the first game you will not receive a refund whatsoever.
What will we need and when? Upon signing up, you will need to bring a COPY of his/her birth-certificate, and you will be required to fill out a registration card. At that time you can pay your $50 deposit. Prior to the first clinic on June 20th, you will be required to obtain a physical, which you can get at your family doctor, Affordable Chiropractic, or other area Chiropractics or wellness centers. Prior to July 1st you will be required to pay off the remaining balance of your tuition as well as submit a current copy of your childs report card. This ONLY applies to JV and Varsity aged kids.
Is there fundraising? No, this year we are not requiring a fundraiser.
Do you accept Leisure Bucks? We at this time are not accepting leisure bucks. We had in the past but due to funding issues with the city, we opted out of the program.
What are the age limits? Ages are determined by the age of the child ON August 1st. 7-8 years old play Rookie, 9-10 play Pee-Wee, 11-12 play J.V. and 13-14 play Varsity.
Do Rookies keep score? We believe that the Rookie level is an introductory level and we do not keep score during the regular season. This gives coaches and players the opportunity to focus on instructing and teaching the fundamentals of football. When the regular season ends, ALL teams make playoffs and then score is kept. There is a Rookie Super Bowl.
When does season start? Season starts officially August 1st. Prior to that date on August 1st we will be having four (2) hour clinics from 6 pm to 8 pm at Modesto Christian, July 27th, 28th, & 29th. Also Saturday July 30th from 9 am to 10 pm.This is an opportunity to pay fees and handle any paperwork you need to.
Where do we practice? We practice at Modesto Christian High School,5755 Sisk Rd., Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. After first game, we practice Mon-Wed 6:00-8:00 pm, Thursday 5:30-6:30 and NO practices on Friday.
Where are games and when? ALL games are on Saturdays. Home games are at Modesto Christian, typically Rookies at 1:30, Pee-Wee at 3, JV at 5 and Varsity at 7. Away game times will be determined by the hosting team. If the field at the away game does not have lights then a day game will be scheduled, if there are lights then afternoon games are scheduled.
Do we travel alot? No, half the games are home games in Modesto, and all other games will be with organizations off the 99 freeway with the furthest south is Los Banos and furthest north is Manteca.
Do you have mandatory playing rules? NO, we do not have a mandatory playing rule. All coaches make their best effort to play all the kids but it's based upon ability, effort , attendence and skill. It's important to remember that practice is the opportunity to show the coaches you are capable of performing in a game time situation.
Do you have weight limits? Football is a contact sport and we believe that supporting weight limits is the safest way to regulate injuries to young players. Weight limits are as follows, Rookies 110 lbs, Pee-Wee 125 lbs, JV 145 lbs, and Varsity 220 pounds. Varsity players weighing between 200 and 220 will be designated X-Men. 8th graders MUST play varsity regardless of weight or age.
Can you play for the Broncos if we live far away? We do not have boundaries. We have kids from Riverbank, Waterford, Ceres, and Salida who come to play for us.
How is the coaching? Modesto Broncos have some of the best quality youth coaches in the valley. Between the Head coaches at all levels there is over 55 years of combined youth experience with multiple Super Bowls, Friendship Bowls, Huff Bowl and State Championship appearences and wins. We have coaches who have coached at the High School level as well as other otherganizations as well. ALL coaches attend an annual clinic and are Live Scanned by the Dept of Justice.
Our emphasis as coaches is not to focus on winning but teaching the proper fundamentals of football, team-work and sportsmanship along with citizenship. We believe if the game is taught well, and players adhere to the core values of effort, team work and continues improvement that winning takes care of itself. We take pride in our organization, our team-mates, and our community and strive to represent them all with class and dignity.
I hope this helps answer your questions you may have. We look forward to the opportunity to work with your children in 2016. If you have any additional questions or concerns you can email ModestoBroncos@yahoo.com
Modesto Broncos and Cen-Cal Youth Football
This week the flyers and ad for Sign-ups for Football and Cheer showcased in the sports section of the Modesto Bee. We've received many phone calls with various questions,,,so to sum things up,,if your asking Why the Modesto Broncos and Cen-Cal Football?
1. SAFETY- We put safety first above anything else. A safe, secure environment is first and formost to provide the best experience possible for our players. We are pure youth football, we do not have 9th graders, and we do not have "older lighters", kids play against kids their own age and weight. Other leagues do NOT have weight limits at ANY level. We at the Broncos and Cen-Cal support weight limits for safety purposes. Weight is a critical factor when safety is involved, the collisions that occur and impacts that happen will greatly increase injuries when weight limits are removed.
1. Established in the community- The Modesto Broncos are going on their 33rd year in existence. Year after year we maintain a strong following and have a long history of success serving the Modesto Community. Most other teams in Modesto have been start up teams within the last 12 years.
2.No Boundaries- Unlike other leagues, the Modesto Broncos and Cen-Cal football do not have boundaries. We feel that parents should have a choice of where they want their children to participate regardless of where they live.
3. Coaching- ALL coaches are USA Football sponsored, and background checks conducted. The Modesto Broncos have an abundance of coaches who have been coaching for an extensive amount of time. Between all 4 head coaches at each level there is over 50 years of combined coaching experience. With an emphasis on sportsmanship, teamwork, and citizenship, we strive to develop character and instill values that will be utilized outside of football and help the youth of our community become future role models within Modesto.
4. Cost- Through relationships with various companies we are able to keep our costs down and NOT pass them on to those siging up year after year with the Broncos. We are able to purchase the highest quality equipment available for the lowest possible price without compromising quality or safety. Your child will be suited up with the best equipment possible. Other leagues and teams are charging in upwards of over $200 plus collecting $200 volunteer fee from parents for a total of over $400, while in the past 10 years we have only increased our costs by $45.
5. Financially secure- The Modesto Broncos have a process in place to which we remain financially stable and secure in order to provide your child with the best possible experience. We are registered with the state of California as Non-Profit and are co-sponsored and endorsed by the City of Modesto. We remain secure with our agreements with vendors, practice facilities and game facilities. Our continued working relationship with Modesto Christian provides the Broncos with a long-term, secure location for the members of the Broncos to congregate on Saturdays and enjoy an atmosphere of youth football and Cheer at a first class facility. Unlike another league in Modesto, we are pure non-profit. All board and coaching positions are strictly volunteer. Board members or coaches are not compensated for their time. Your tuition that you pay goes towards the children.
6. Competetiveness- The Modesto Broncos Football and Cheer remain consistantly at the forefront of successful competitiveness with the Central Valley. Football is always in the top of the standings and competing to participate in the Super Bowl. In the past 10 years there have been over 9 appearances in the Super Bowl and a Varsity State Championship win this past year. Cheer has led the Valley in Competition Cheerleading having always qualified for Nationals in Las Vegas Nevada, and bringing home a long list of National Championships.
7. Travel- There is minimal travel involved in Cen-Cal. 5 games will be played at our home field with the remianing games off the 99 freeway.
As a parent who at one time was looking within Modesto to sign my children up, it is important to look at a few things and answer questions so you are comfortable with your choice.
A.Look for an organization who has a long track record for success within Modesto.
B. Look for an organization that continues to teach the core values that as parents you work to instill yourself.
C. Look for an organization that helps parents keep costs down so that everyone is offered the opportunity to participate.
D. Look for an organization who is financially stable and has the right logistics in place for your child to have a rewarding experience.
E. Look for an organization that provides a safe and secure environment for your child.
F. Look for an organization that emphasizes community togetherness and promotes parent participation through a joint effort for all to partake in your childs experience.
The Modesto Broncos Youth Football and Cheer provides all of this criteria, and continues to be the leading Youth Football Organization in Modesto, with the longest running record of continued success,,, over 30 years.
Any questions please email Modestobroncos@yahoo.com
Broncos Win NYFL State Championship!!!!
The Modesto Broncos Varsity wins the NYFL State Championship at Modesto Christian. Posting a record 16-0 Season Record.....
After winning the Super Bowl and posting a perfect record the Broncos Varsity threw their hat into the ring for the NYFL State Championship. It's three days of games and a brutal schedule. Upon entering we were given some vague rules and weren't sure what we were getting ourselves into. We started with the Jr. Eagles on Friday night and faced a team who seemed confident and was MUCH bigger up front than we were, but as we all know.....speed kills. The Broncos front line kept to perfect technique and were able to push holes open for Edwards and Duron, as the Broncos knocked off the Eagles 32-0.
Day 2, Saturday, had the Broncos slated against the Stockton Yellow Jackets formerly the Lions.....and what a game it was. Stockton was big and fast. The game got out of control real fast for the Broncos as the Jackets took a punt from their own 30 yard line and were off to the races down the sidelines for a Stockton touchdown. A few series later the Jackets QB dropped back to pass and launched a beautiful pass over the middle for a touchdown. The Broncos were shocked and had never been in that position before. Coming out at halftime down 14-0 the Broncos defense stepped up to the plate and with a variety of looks were able to put pressure on the backfield of the jackets. Offensively the Broncos converted to smash mouth football, driving the ball downfield behind #25 Shaw who was lead blocking for Edwards and Larkin, and from the 4 yard line, #25 Shaw plunged in for the first score. The Broncos defense continued to stay stout and the offense again were able to put more points up when #12 Sanchez rolled right and lauched a bullet which bounced off the intended receiver and flew 10 yards forward and fell into the arms of #83 Tanner Duron, who turned and rumbled 10 yards for another Bronco Touchdown. The game was tied 14-14 with only 2:18 were left on the clock and the broncos slowly but surely drove down field and with 47 seconds left, #12 Sanchez hit #9 Edwards who rumbled in for the winning score.
Day 3, Sunday, posted the Broncos against cross town rivals Modesto Raiders. We knew going in that we were the better team but had to prove it on the field. With Gonzalez,Miranda, and Gloria playing for the Raiders after a start with the Broncos, the kids had something to prove. The Broncos defense with help from Mario Sanchez, Chance Shaw, Delraye Warren anc Co.was way too much for the Raiders offense who could not move the football effectively and the Broncos offense marched up and down the field at will, as the line pushed the Raiders front all over the field and Andre Edwards ran all over the Raider defense, while Sanchez passed to Mora and James as well as Duron for a truck load of yards. Shaw, Larkin, Velasquez pounded the rock all day long. On the opening drive the Broncos fumbled on the first play from scrimmage and gave the ball to the Raiders on the 8 yard line and they were unable to punch it into the endzone. The Broncos went on and handled the Raiders easily and posted a 30-0 goose egg. Sorry Benny if your not happy camper, but shoulda stayed at the Broncos :).
Broncos were then presented with the Trophy and crowned 2009 NYFL State Champions.
Modesto Broncos Cheer take 1st and 2nd place respectfully
The Modesto Broncos Youth Cheer squads went up to Stockton to UOP for a competition. The Varsity Broncos secured 2nd place while the JV Broncos took home the gold and 1st place. Congratulations!!
LESTER ON BOARD WITH BRONCOS VARSITY
Lester Hayes about two weeks ago called Coach Dietz at home and said "Coach-where ya at? I have been looking for you and your boys". Well , we moved to Modesto Christian and so starting two weeks ago the 5 time Pro Bowl Cornerback has been coming out and working with the Varsity team, and working on technique, tackling and footwork. We appreciate Lester giving his time and it has meant alot to the kids and the coaches have a good time as well. Over the years, Lester lived near a varsity player back in 2001 and started coming out to watch him play, since he has developed a relationship with the Varsity staff and has come out every year and works out with the kids (especially corners). Last season he was on the sidelines for the Broncos vs Vikings game and has since been a big fan of the Modesto Broncos. We thank him for his time and look forward to his contribution in 2009.
The Modesto Broncos enter their 38th year, starting up in 1977. In the past 15 years, the Broncos have escalated to be one of the premier organizations in the central valley having represented in multiple Super Bowls and State Championship contests.