Last Updated: June 21, 2017
2017 Modesto Broncos Information
Modesto Broncos have been established and going strong since 1977. We are celebrating our 40th year serving the Modesto Community.
Sign ups have completed at Boomers but........we will be holding sign ups at Mountain Mikes Pizza on the corner of Floyd and Roselle on the following Wednesdays for both Football and Cheer!!
June 28th- 6-7 pm
July 12th- 6-7 pm
July 19th- 6-7 pm
July 26th- 6-7 pm
We will continue to take sign-ups up until first day of practice and during 1st week of conditioning. Keep in mind if you sign up during 1st week of practice, coaches and teams are on the field and the process will be greatly hindered due to availability of personnel working with the kids. Get signed up NOW!!
Please bring a copy of the childs birth certificate and a minimum of $100 deposit is required with the remaining $100 needed before 1st day of practice.
We too will be requiring a $50 refundable volunteer deposit. Once 4 hours of volunteer time is completed you will be handed back the deposit.
Physicals too are needed prior to first day of practice. You can either get these done by your family physician or a local community chiropractor. You can use the following
Affordable Chiropractic- 209-571-3453
MIchael Taylor Chiropractic- 209=521-1122
Saenz Chiropractic- 209-526-1284
No specific form is needed, just a note or form that states your child is cleared to play tackle football.
Practice starts Monday July 31st at Modesto Christian High School from 6-8 pm, Monday through Friday. This will be conditioning week, shorts, cleats, t-shirt. Please bring plenty of water.
Equipment will be issued at Modesto Christian on Saturday, Aug. 5th starting as follows:
Varsity- 10 am
JV- 11 am
Peewee- 12 noon
Rookie- 1 pm
All monies must be turned in by that time or equipment will be bagged and tagged until payment is made NO EXCEPTIONS.
There will be two weeks in pads and then the Round Robin Tournament on Aug. 19th in which the Modesto Broncos will be hosting at Modesto Christian. More info will be handed out prior to that date.
Games are every Saturday, 5 home games at Modesto Christian and 5 away games at various venues.
Home game times are
1st Home game- Rookies- 2 pm, PW- 4 pm, JV- 6 pm, Varsity-8 pm
All other home games will be Rookie- 1 pm, PW- 3 pm, JV- 5 pm, Var- 7 pm
LESTER HAYES ENTERING 15TH YEAR ON VARSITY STAFF
Future Hall of Fame cornerback from the Oakland Raiders, Lester Hayes, will be entering his 15th year coaching withe the Varsity staff. Lester has been instrumental in helping the Varsity Broncos reach 8 Super Bowls in the last 10 years. HIs work with our defense , specifically our cornerbacks have established records that won't be broken again. In 2012 the Varsity allowed only 36 Points in a 10 game season. Broncos Varsity were first Cen-Cal Varsity team to not allow a single point through 2 rounds of playoffs and the Super Bowl. We are thrilled to have him on board and look forward to another great season.
Have Questions??? Here are some answers....
Is it tackle?
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 equipment is issued, you will not receive a refund whatsoever.
Do you accept Leisure Bucks?
Where do we practice?
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