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UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT TURN-IN

The final uniform turn-in for all football players and cheerleaders will be held on

Thursday, November 15th from 5:30-6:30 pm

at the Bear Cave Concession Stand. 

If you cannot make it on Thursday, you must contact your team mom or sponsor and make arrangements to turn-in your equipment and uniforms before then.

Per the agreement you signed on your registration form, you will be billed for missing equipment not turned in by November 15th, as follows:

Football

Shoulder Pads - $150
Practice Pants - $20
Practice Jersey - $20
Helmet - $250
Game Pants - $50
Pad Inserts - $20
Game Jersey - $75

Cheer

Vest - $75
Skirt - $115

Unpaid invoices for equipment will be turned into the magistrate for collection after December 15th. (We don't want to do this, so please turn-in your uniforms and equipment.)

We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter!  Thank you!


 Brighton Township Bears
Football and Cheer Banquet
 
Sunday, December 9, 2018

 3:00 pm

Center Stage

 Please click on BANQUET under PAGES for further details! 


Homecoming Day

Homecoming will be Saturday, October 6th.  The Brighton Twp. Bears will take on the Hopewell Vikings. (Midget game will have a different opponent.)

Game times are:

  • Twerps 9:30 am
  • Termites  11:30 am
  • Mighty Mites  2:00 pm
  • Midgets  4:00 pm

Graduating Mighty Mite and Midget football players and cheerleaders will be recognized during a pre-game ceremony that will begin immediately following the Termite football game.  Estimated time is 1:15 pm. 

Cheerleaders should return all decorating megaphones and footballs to the Bear Cave (or to their sponsor) by Thursday, October 4th. 


 

ADOPTION ROCKS CHARITY FUNDRAISER GAME - Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

Brighton Twp. Bears VS.  Freedom Bulldogs

 

Adoption Connection, PA is a private, non-profit adoption and foster care agency, licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and is an affiliate of the Statewide Adoption Network.  Adoption Connection, PA provides a full range of services to birth parents, adoptive parents, and children as well as foster care services. The agency assists adoptive families with home studies and other supportive services, bringing waiting children and families together as forever families. They also operate a full service foster care program known as Family Connections. Family Connections serves state & county agencies that need families and services for children in Child Protective Services and, most importantly, serves children in need of stable loving homes.

Each year, the Brighton Twp. Bears and the Freedom Bulldogs come together in a charity fundraiser game supporting Adoption Connection, PA.  Each participant (players and cheerleaders) is given a container and asked to collect as much money as they can to donate to Adoption Connection, PA to assist in finding homes for waiting children.  Each participant will be introduced before their game and he or she will run to the 50-yard line and deposit their container in a large receptacle.  That day will also include a bake sale and gift basket auction.  The money donated will be counted at the field and the total announced before the end of the game.   

Not everybody is called to adopt or be a foster parent but by supporting the Adoption Rocks Charity Fundraiser Game, we can all make a difference in the life of a child.  Thank you in advance for your participation!  

To order an Adoption Connection Charity Fundraiser Game t-shirt, click on the Handouts section of our website, and print the t-shirt order form. T-shirts are $10 each, and all proceeds are donated to Adoption Connection. (Cheerleaders will be asked to wear their t-shirt with their cheer skirt.  Girls not purchasing a shirt can wear a plain white tee.)

Orders are due by Tuesday, September 4th!  Orders can be submitted to your team mom or cheer sponsor.


Car Decals and Spirit Wear

Car decal orders are due on Friday, August 10th.  The form can be found on our website, under Handouts.  Decals are $9 each and are full color. 

Spirit wear orders are due on Tuesday, August 14th.  The form is also on our website, under Handouts.

Checks should be made payable to BTB.  You can submit orders to your team mom, cheer sponsor or at the Bear Cave. 


Picture Day

Picture Day is now scheduled for Thursday, August 9th at Dutch Ridge.  Order forms have been passed out.  If you've not received one, please see your team mom or cheer sponsor. Details are as follows....

Date:  Thursday, August 9th

Location:  Dutch Ridge Gym, 2220 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver

Times:

5:30 pm  Pee Wee Cheer

5:30 pm  Twerp Football

6:00 pm  Twerp Cheer

6:00 pm  Termite Football

6:30 pm  Termite Cheer

6:30 pm  Mighty Mite Football

7:00 pm  Mighty Mite Cheer

7:00 pm  Midget Football

7:30 pm  Midget Cheer

TWO VERY IMPORTANT ITEMS: 

1.  Absolutely NO CLEATS can be worn into the school.  Please wear slides (or other shoes) and carry your cleats, until it is time for you to take your photo.  

2.  Parents will NOT be allowed beyond the curtain for photos.  Team Moms and Sponsors will be on the other side of the curtain to help the players and cheerleaders.  We understand that you want to make sure the photos are the best they can be, but it's important for us to stay on schedule.  We appreciate your cooperation.

Attire:

Football players should wear complete uniforms - game pants, game jerseys, shoulder pads, belts, black socks and cleats. Helmets are not needed. 

Cheerleaders should wear complete uniforms, including their gold midriff (black for midgets), white socks with green trim, cheer shoes and green sequin bow. 


BEAR CAMP

Monday, July 23rd is the first night of Bear Camp!  

Camp will be held Monday through Friday this week, and also on Monday, July 30th, from 6:00-8:00 pm each night.  (No camp on Saturday or Sunday.) 

Football players should wear light clothing for conditioning - t-shirts/tanks and shorts are appropriate.  Football cleats are preferred, but athletic shoes would work also for this week.

Please remember to bring a water bottle.  The concession stand will be open each night with a selection of refreshments (water, Gatorade, Pepsi products, iced teas), along with a limited food menu (soft pretzels and nachos) during camp week.  We also have candy and chips available for purchase.  (A full menu will be available beginning August 1st.)

Tuesday, July 31st is Picture Day.  More info will be coming on that

The first night of full-pad practice will be Wednesday, August 1st from 6:00-8:00 pm

Football practice will continue Monday through Friday each week from 6:00-8:00 pm each night through the end of August.


NEXT REGISTRATION DATE - Monday, July 16th

We will be holding our LAST football registration on Monday, July 16th!

Come see us from 6-8 pm at the Hardy Field Pavilion.

Football conditioning starts on Monday, July 23rd!  Full pad practice begins on Wednesday, August 1st!

Late registrations require late equipment ordering.  Please help us by registering early!

 


Cheer begins Tuesday, June 19th!

An email with the details about practices has been sent to all parents. Please email us at brightontwpbears@gmail.com if you have not received this information.


NEXT REGISTRATION DATE - Thursday, June 7th

We will be holding our LAST cheer registration next week!

Come see us on Thursday, June 7th from 6-7 pm at the Hardy Field Pavilion.

Cheer practice starts on June 19th! 

Football players are also encouraged to register on June 7th to ensure we have equipment for you at the beginning of the season!  Late registrations require late equipment ordering.  Please help us by registering early!

(One additional football registration will be held in July.  Date TBD.)

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EQUIPMENT TURN-INS FROM LAST SEASON 

***PLEASE AVOID LEGAL ACTION***

For those football players and cheerleaders who still have equipment/uniforms from last season....

(Yes, we have you on a list!) 

All equipment MUST be turned into us no later than June 7th.

If you have equipment beyond that date, this matter will be turned over to your local magistrate for collection.   

Beginning this season, you will be billed for any equipment that is not turned in by the equipment turn-in date for your team/squad in October/November.  There will be no exceptions.  

We spend a lot of time fundraising so we can purchase the best equipment for our players and cheerleaders.  We appreciate your cooperation in returning all equipment you have not purchased.  We do not want to raise fees because of equipment not being turned in. 

 

 

 


REGISTRATIONS FOR FOOTBALL AND CHEER

 

Thursday, May 3, 2018
          6:00 - 7:00 pm
      Brighton Twp. Municipal Building
       (1300 Brighton Road, Beaver, PA)

Registration will be $75 for first child, $65 for second child and $55 for each additional child.  Registration fees can be paid via cash or check. Credit cards payments are also available, but will incur a $1.00 processing surcharge.   

Please also remember that a $50 volunteer deposit check is required at the time of registration.  (This check will not be cashed unless volunteer requirements are not fulfilled by the end of the season.)  No child can be registered without this volunteer deposit check. No exceptions.

FOOTBALL                                                            CHEER

Twerps - Grades K, 1 and 2                                    Pee Wees - PreK and Kindergarten (must be at least age 4)
Termites - Grades 3 and 4                                       Twerps - Grades 1 and 2
Mighty Mites - Grades 5 and 6                                 Termites - Grades 3 and 4
Midgets - Grades 7 and 8                                        Mighty Mites - Grades 5 and 6
                                                                                 Midgets - Grades 7 and 8

 

Cheer Practice begins Tuesday, June 19th.  Mandatory cheer camp is July 9-13th.

Football conditioning (non-mandatory) begins Monday, July 23rd.  Football practice (with pads) begins Wednesday, August 1st. 

 

 


 

THE BRIGHTON TWP. BEARS

 

1ST ANNUAL 5K BEAR CRAWL

 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Irvine Park, Beaver, PA

 

 

Registration:  Late registration and packet pickup will take place on Saturday, May 19th from 12:00-2:00 pm at Hardy Field Pavilion ***PICK UP AT HARDY FIELD HAS BEEN CANCELED. ALL RUNNER BAGS CAN BE PICKED UPBEFORE THE RACE*** and from 8:00-8:45 am on event day in Irvine Park

Walk/Run Start Time:  9:00 am

Entry Fee:  $20.00 if registered before 04/15/18; $25.00 after 04/15/18; $30.00 on event day

Running Awards:  Top overall male and female finisher and top three male and female finishers in each age group:  12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.  All runners registered by May 11th will receive an event t-shirt.

Electronic Timing:  Timing will be provided by Miles of Smiles Timing Services.  (Results will be posted on www.smileymiles.com.)

Additional Information:  Contact Jenn Baker (724) 544-2267, Jeanne Young (724) 561-3351 or Mel Speerhas (724) 544-4806

 

 

 

 

Registration forms can be found on our website under Handouts:  www.brightontwpbears.com

Online registration is also available at www.runsignup.com/Race/PA/Beaver/BTBEARS5K

 

 


 

ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing - offered by UPMC

UPMC offers free baseline concussion testing for children ages 10-14.  If you're interested in having your son or daughter's baseline test completed (which is recommended yearly for athletes age 10-14), please click the link below to register.  Testing is done locally, either at CCBC or at the Lemieux Complex in Cranberry.

The testing takes less than an hour, and the information is quite valuable should your son or daughter become concussed. The service is free for ages 10-14.

(NOTE: This testing does not evaluate your son/daughter for a concussion. It is a proactive testing that will be used as a baseline, should your son/daughter incur impact to his/her head during a sporting event.)

 


From the UPMC website....

                
         
About ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing

 

Developed by UPMC's concussion experts, the ImPACT and Pediatric ImPACT tools set a baseline for normal functioning brain activities.

 

They're the most effective tools for comparing a person's neurocognitive state before a concussion occurs.

 

The computer-based ImPACT and Pediatric ImPACT tests take about 25 minutes to complete.

 

They look at and record many aspects of an athlete’s neurocognitive state, such as:

 

    • Verbal and visual memory.
    • Brain processing speed.
    • Reaction time.

 

The ImPACT and Pediatric ImPACT tests alone do not diagnose a concussion.

 

Experts use these tools:

 

    • To get baseline data when a player is in a non-concussed or “normal” state.
    • As part of a complete assessment process to manage head injuries more accurately.

 

Click here to register:

https://upmc.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=136234&_ga=2.102662980.414874497.1498836816-634055771.1496693691&__utma=239501767.634055771.1496693691.1496693691.1498836816.2&__utmb=239501767.3.9.1498836841782&__utmc=239501767&__utmx=-&__utmz=239501767.1498836816.2.2.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=234454621

 

 

 


 

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COACHES/SPONSORS' CLEARANCES FOR 2018

VERY IMPORTANT - MUST READ AND COMPLETE!!!

THIS APPLIES TO ALL FOOTBALL COACHES, ASSISTANT COACHES, CHEER SPONSORS, ASSISTANT SPONSORS AND ANY OTHER VOLUNTEER WHO WILL BE WORKING WITH OUR CHILDREN (regardless of age).

In October of 2014 Act 153 was passed by the PA State Legislature and signed into law by then Govenor Corbett.

As a result, the process for obtaining the clearances required to coach OR to be a volunteer working with children has changed. Please be advised that this is a statewide change pertaining to ALL volunteers who work with children. The BT Bears fully support these changes to protect our players and their families. However, we also understand the financial strain with the extra expenses. Please reach out to us if you are unable to financially cover this expense.

Please understand that if you do not have your clearances on file with the BT Bears board of directors, you will NOT be permitted to coach or sponsor.  There will be absolutely NO exceptions.  If you intend to coach or sponsor, please obtain your clearances as soon as possible.

These clearances must be secured for all volunteers as July 1, 2018.

COACHES AND SPONSORS, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:

1) Valid Criminal Background Check 

Follow this link: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp (Background checks are only good for one year!)  Cost is $10.00.

2) Valid Child Abuse Clearances 

Follow this link: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home These may take up to 2 weeks. Please complete promptly. (Must be dated within the past two years.)  Cost is $10.00.

3) FBI Fingerprint

Follow this link: https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm You ONLY need to complete this if you have not lived in PA for the past 10 years. If you have lived continuously in PA for the last 10 years, you must sign a sworn statement confirming you have not been convicted of any of the offenses listed in Act 153.  This document must be notarized.  (See "Handouts" section to print a copy of this form.)

More information on the law is available here: