SOMERVILLE-BRANCHBURG UNITED YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE
We are a New Jersey Nonprofit Organization. Our league was launched in the spring of 2011 by Coach Phil Doman along with other parents, coaches, players and members of our local community. We are passionate about providing a fresh, fun and positive approach to youth football in our area. Our first year was an overwhelming success with over 70 families participating in our inaugural season. In our second season we doubled our numbers and added cheerleading! Now entering our 10th season stronger than ever--When you join SB UNITED FOOTBALL-you join our family. We look forward to growing our program together for a successful future!
The SBUYFB is intended to be an instructional league that places an emphasis on the fundamentals of football. SBU proudly participates in the strongest youth football program in the state of NJ. The leagues we participate in are designed to get kids into the game by creating an experience where they can learn the fundamental skills of football in a safe environment. They will practice hard and deserve to get playing time in games. Our 3rd-8th graders will play at least 50% of each game and depending on roster numbers start on at least one side of the ball. Teams are typically no more than 22 players. We also offer competitive play at the oldest level in order to prepare our athletes for high school football-please see links section of our website to learn more about the leagues we participate in.
The emphasis of the program will also be to inspire youth to develop the life skills of sportsmanship, character and teamwork, our coaches will stress the importance of character both on and off the field. We will strive to develop a sense of fair play while putting the aspect of winning and losing in proper perspective. These aspects will be developed in competitive situations.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND EXCELLENCE
This year, we are excited to launch an academic assistance program for our athletes who may need extra academic support. By the same token, also recognize those athletes who are excelling in their academics. SB UNITED PLAYERS WILL HIT THE BOOKS HARD!
PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY AND EXPECTATIONS
We believe fundamental skill development, tackling form and conditioning are vital aspects to a safe football program, therefore we start in July with voluntary conditioning and form practices. Official Practice for all levels begins Monday August 12th for the 2019 Fall season. Practice will be 5 nights a week Mon-Fri (6-8:00pm) until Labor Day weekend behind Branchburg Central Middle School. Once school starts, practices will be held two nights per week under the lights-typically one night in Branchburg and one night at Torpey Field (practice nights for the fall are announced in July once fields are secured-6-8pm and will be on a Tues/Wednesday/Thursday). Once games begin the 7th and 8th Grades will have an additional film night during the week.
Our league games are held on Saturdays and Sundays and we will participate in The Suburban Youth football League
We anticipate at least 8 games beginning in early September, with at least 4 being played on away fields. We play on two Home game fields: Somerville High School and Torpey Athletic Complex (on the Somerville Bridgewater border-pending availability).
We have assembled what we consider to be a championship caliber team for our Board of Directors and coaching staff. Our work will always strive to be "athlete- centered" as our ultimate goal is to provide your children with a positive program that emphasizes winning attitudes in every aspect of their lives.
Volunteering is the life-blood of our organization. Without you, the volunteers, our programs would simply not exist. So, get involved in our organization and make a positive difference in your child's experience with SBUYFB.
Each year, during registration, you will be asked to select from a list of the key activities and committees where we need the most help. Read below to see which of them matches your interests.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOUR FAMILY TO SB UNITED!!
WE ARE . . . SB UNITED
WE ARE . . . SB UNITED
WE ARE . . . MOTIVATED
WE ARE . . . DEDICATED
WE WILL . . . GIVE OUR ALL
WE WILL . . . DO OUR BEST
WE WILL . . . NEVER QUIT
WE WILL HIT . . . EVERY PLAY
WE WILL HIT . . . EVERY PLAYER
WE WILL HIT . . . THE WHOLE GAME
WE BELIEVE . . . IN SB UNITED
WE BELIEVE . . . IN OURSELVES
WE BELIEVE . . . IN EACH OTHER
YEA THOUGH WE WALK . . .
THROUGH THE VALLEY OF DEATH . . .
WE WILL FEAR NO OPPONENT . . .
FOR WE ARE . . . THE BEST TEAM . . .
ON THE FIELD . . .
GUNG HO . . . GUNG HO . . . GUNG HO . . .
Go SB UNITED!