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CONGRATULATIONS to the Jr. Pee Wee D2 Knights - 3rd Place in the NATION!

Montgomery County Knights:
2 D1 Cadet and D2 Jr. PeeWee MD Champions
2013 D2 PeeWee and Jr PeeWee MD Champions and Big East Region Champions

 


 

2014 Spring League Schedule & Information
Knights Cheerleading Site & Information

2013 Jr PeeWee Knights - 3rd Place in the NATION!

 

2013 Pee Wee Team Maryland Champions!

2013 Jr. Pee Wee Team Maryland Champions!

Congratulations to the Montgomery County Knights Jr. Pee Wee and Pee Wee teams for their D2 Team Maryland Championships!


 

Montgomery County Knights Meet Some NFL Stars

Several members of the Knights were able to travel to the CASA show in Northern VA on Sunday, April 6 2014 and meet NFL stars.  Here are a couple of great pictures.

Montgomery County Knights meet A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnaiti:



Andre Johnson meets Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks:


 

New Uniforms Are Ordered and Confirmed!!!

 

The time has come - sign up for the 2013 Fall Seasons.  You may register by going to the following link:

http://www.sportssignup.com/Montgomery-County-Knights-Youth-Sports-and-Education-Organization-Online-Registration.start

 SIGN UP TODAY and take advantage of the price discounts!


General Registration and Season Information

Montgomery County Knights Youth & Sports Association: General Registration and Season Information 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY KNIGHTS ( MCK) REGISTRATION FEES AND INFORMATION 

The Montgomery County Knights Youth and Sports Association rules regarding registration are governed by the American Youth Football League.  As such, your child's team assignment is determined by his/her age an weight, not simply experience.  We strive to include every interested and prepared participant.

Football Fees:

Now -  JUN 15  - $100.00

JUN 15 - AUG 1ST - $150.00

AUG 1ST - SEP 1ST - $180.00

 Cheer:

Now - JUN 15 - $80.00

JUN 15 - AUG 1ST - $100.00

AUG 1ST - SEP 1ST - $120.00

Note: There is an additional 10.00 registration fee per registration

Form of payments: Online Registration is preferred but Cash or Money Orders excepted. No personal checks will be accepted!

Refund Policy:  A full refund will be granted on or beforeAugust 1stminus a 20% administrative charge.  All refund requests must be submitted in writing or sent via electronic mail to andre.mrjohnson@yahoo.com. Please include in your refund request the following information:  Player and parents name, full mailing address & phone, and brief reason for refund request. Andre Johnson ( President)  will reply when he receive your e-mail and a refund check will be mailed directly to your home within a few weeks. No cash refunds will be given.   


Practices

Practices begin the third week of July.  Practice may be held 5 days a week during the summer. All coaches may not practice every day, therefore we ask that you participate in our "Be In The Know" program.

"Be In The Know" is our way of communication other than face to face. We will use email, text, MCK website, and our Facebook page to inform you of all information regarding anything pertaining our organization.

Subscribe to Text Alerts by texting MOCOKNIGHTS to 84483

Practice hours are 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There may be practice on Saturday (during the summer). Once school starts, practice will be held three nights per week from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Practice days and times are subject to MCK President's discretion.

The regular season will run through October. Playoffs can run through the last week of November. On occasion there may be a need to alter our schedules above.  You will be notified via the "Be In The Know" program.

Parents are requested to stay during practice.  However, due to safety concerns and insurance reasons, parents, relatives and children watching practice are asked to stay at the periphery of the filed during the entire practice session.   The first week or two of football practice are primarily physical conditioning without pads or helmet.  Players are required to wear their cleats, gym shorts and mouthpiece.  Afterwards; players will need to come in their full practice gear (see below).


Equipment and Uniforms

Each participant must provide the following mandatory items: 

Tackle Football:  Football Cleats, Mouth Piece, Practice Football Pants, Athletic Cup

Parents may choose to purchase additional protective equipment items such as; rib protector pads, neck rolls, girdles, gloves and practice pants.

**Tackle football equipment is usually issued on the 2nd week of practice.  A parent or legal guardian must be present at the tackle football equipment/uniform handout.

Cheer:
  Dress in shorts, tennis shoes and a t-shirt


Each football player is issued the following items that MUST be returned:
  Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Game Jersey and Pants

*Please note:  Please refer to the washing instruction listed on the garment labels. The care of uniforms are the responsibility of each parent/participant. Parents are responsible for all MCK’s equipment.  If any equipment is lost or stolen you must replace the item(s) at the following prices: 

  • Game Jersey and Pants - $75.00 each

  • Helmet - $100.00

  • Shoulder Pads: $75.00

  • Cheer Uniforms: $75.00 each

The following must occur or be turned in prior to issue of tackle football equipment/cheer uniform: 

  • Registration must be PAID IN FULL

  • 2013 All american Youth Football Forms must be completed/turned in

  • Equipment Release Form submitted (signed by parent/guardian)


MANDATORY REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

The following documents are required at the time of registration or due byAugust 1, 2013.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

  • 2013 Completed Player Contract form
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • 2013 American Youth Football Medical form – (Must be the official form on American Youth Football letter head) dated after January 1, 2013, signed by a doctor and certifying player is physically fit to participate.
  • Valid Maryland State Identification Card (this applies to tackle football and cheer only) – this can be obtained from any MVA office with original birth certificate and proof of address.  Participant MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian only.
  • June 2012/13 School Year, 4th Quarter Report Card (this applies to tackle football and cheer only)
  • 2012 School Release Form

 (For those having trouble getting an appointment scheduled we will have a Certified Doctor on site in August who is qualified to perform physicals in August.)

**Schedule your child’s physical early.**


GAME DAY

Each team plays one Saturday game each week (usually 6-10 games per regular season) unless for whatever reason a game needs to be reschedule or made up.  Make up games will be on Sunday's.

Game times and directions are provided for each player every week.  Game schedules will be posted on the website when it becomes available.  

BEHAVIOR We expect all adults to act accordingly.  We must remember that this is a “Youth Football and Cheerleading organization”.  We appreciate everyone that coaches, volunteers and those who just want to be part of their child/children’s memories; please help make them joyous.  Remember, it’s a game.  The biggest part is for them to learn and have fun.  Please be mindful of the Player/Parent Contract guideline signed upon registration.

The MCK plays under the rules and guidelines under the American Youth Football League. There is an OFFICIAL MANDATORY WEIGH IN of all tackle football players.  All tackle football players are required to weigh in before every official game of the season. No player will be allowed to play any games unless they are certified.  The date, times, and location of the Certification will be announced. The following documents are required to be in the Team Book at time of certification:

Valid MVA card


VOLUNTEERS

As always, the success and growth of our program is dependent on all of our volunteers.  We thank those who have helped out in the past, and invite those who haven’t to help out this year.  For those of you who are new to the program, volunteering even 2-3 hours a week during practice or 1-2 hours during home games can be a big help.  Let us know that you are out there and we can all work together to see how you can best help the program.

All parents are expected to volunteer.  Our program is run solely by volunteers!!  Without the volunteers we simply would not have a program!  Please see the registar if you wish to volunteer. You will have to sign Volunteer Sign-up Sheet. Anyone who comes in direct contact with the children MUST complete a Volunteer Form which requires a Background check. These check are for the safety of your children.


MEETINGS

MCK Board meets every Monday during the season.  The meetings are held via conference call. If you have a concern, matter, or idea, please contact any Board member via email prior to the Monday meeting.  

All organization wide meetings will be held ~ 

During these meetings all are welcome to attend.  Your thoughts, ideas and concerns are very important to us.

Please note: meeting dates and location are subject to change. 


EMAIL UPDATES

If you would like to have email updates regarding the program sent to your inbox, please send an email toandre.mrjohnson@yahoo.com.comto be added to the distribution list. 

 

FUND RAISING
The monies raised through fundraisers will be used to defray expenses incurred during the season including, uniforms, travel, transportation, referees, permits, insurance, fields/facilities fees, post season travel expenses, etc.  Also, if a team(s) advanced to playoffs or the Pop Warner National Super Bowl in Orlando, Florida additional fundraising will be required. 
 
Our fundraiser is MANDATORY for participation each athlete in our program.  An athlete must raise a minimum of $200.00.  If more than one athlete is in a family, the minimum requirement is $150.00 each athlete member.  There is an opt-out option by paying a flat $125.00 or $100.00 per athlete for families with more than one child.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Where are the games going to be played?
In 2013, all regular season games will be played in Montgomery County, Prince George County, and Washington, DC. 


Where is the practice and home game field?
All practices and home games will be held at Shady Grove Middle School located at 8100 MidCounty Highway Gaithersburg MD.


When will I get a schedule?
Our schedule will be handed out to each family in July.


Will the schedule change?
League schedule will be concrete in July.  Please note that inclement weather conditions maychange our schedule once its handed out.


Will the players have stickers on their helmets?
Yes, the Knights have a new logo and it will be on all helmets when distributed.


Last year the Knights 
had a few growing pains, what has been done to create structure within the league and the organization?
Our main goal is to display structure and organization. We are excited to introduce a new Board of Directors. All responsibilities will be shared amongst our board members. For those of you that are returning, we have worked through our growing pains and look forward to a fantastic 2013 Season.  The Knights staff is volunteer based and have demonstrated over the last few months that they are capable of being active performers and welcome the opportunity to showcase their abilities.  


As for the league, there have
 been countless changes to correct issues. Our new league President is Walter Law (From PG Titans) and I was elected as Vice-President. We have implemented new rules to raise the league standards. There have been committees put in place (All outside of AYFL with mutual positions) to monitor all administrative activity.


ORGANIZATIONAL SCHEDULE
  • August 4, 2013: All Coaches Conference 2pm (Mandatory for Coaches Certification)
  • August 24, 2013: Regular Season Begins
  • October 1, 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • October 19, 2013 (confirmed) Team Maryland Cheer Jamboree
  • October 26-27, 2013: Team Maryland Semi-final Playoffs
  • November 2-3, 2013: Team Maryland Conference Championships
  • November 9-10 2013: Team Maryland First-Round Bye
  • November 16-17 2013: Big East Regional
  • November 23-24 2013 Big East Championship
  • November 30-December 7, 2013: AYFL Nationals
  • December 14, 2013 (confirmed) Team Maryland Scholastics
  • XXXXX Knights Picture Day
  • XXXXX Knights Fall Season Banquet

D1 CADET AYF TEAM MD STATE CHAMPIONS
D2 JR.PEE WEE AYF TEAM MD STATE CHAMPIONS

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We have families joining the Knights program from Wheaton,Rockville,Darnestown,Gburg,Germantown and Derwood area.

Proud member of the American Youth Football LeagueA Safe,Friendly,Fun & Family Atmosphere for our kids.

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

The Montgomery County Knights objective is to Teach, Mentor, and Challenge our youth throughout the community. To achieve this objective, the Montgomery County Knights are providing a Youth Football and Cheer Program promoting the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect.

The Montgomery County Knights are in the Team Maryland League. We are part of American Youth Football, a non-profit international youth football organization, whose mission is to promote the wholesome development of youth through their association with adult leaders in the sport of American football and cheering. The Knights are looking for children 5-14 years old who wants to play football or cheer and compete for a chance to play at Walt Disney World for the National Championship.

We would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to become part of our organization whose mission is to:
• Provide youth with organized competition in a safe environment
• Bring our youth closer together through common interest in sportsmanship and competition
• Instill the values of education
• Acquaint the players with the fundamentals of the game rules; running, kicking, blocking and tackling
• Teach sportsmanship, discipline and love of the game
• Encourage the players to maintain satisfactory grades in school and to emphasize the importance of keeping a proper relationship and balance between scholastic and athletic endeavors

 



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