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2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

By Mike Williams on 1/27/2015

CFA listened to our parent and coach feedback.   Registration for the 2015 Season is now open!

Why is registration open in January?

  • Flexibility - families can register at a time that fits their needs.   Please keep in mind, all players must be registered by Friday, April 10th
  • Financial - families can spread out payments via the CFA payment plan.  If you register by February 15th, monthly payments are $75.   

Register via the REGISTRATION NOW BUTTON - on the right hand portion of our home page

Why should you son play at the Chesterfield Football Association?

  • CFA offers multiple levels of competitve play which meet the needs of each team - Select (Red.Blue); Non-Select (GOLD) 
  • Certified Coaches via USA Football's Head Ups association.  100% of CFA's coaches and assistant coaches must be certified by USA Football.
  • Background Checks are conducted on 100% of CFA's coaches and assistant coaches
  • Quality Equipment, Fields, Referees, and Uniforms with your players name.   
  • 4:1 - Coach to Player Ratio which prepares you son to play high school football.   
  • 7 game league schedule and a post season tournament
  • Trainers for every home game
  • No mandatory work duty

CLICK READ MORE TO UNDERSTAND THE CHANGES TO THE 2015 PROCESS

2015 REGISTRATION - CHANGES TO THE REGISTRATION PROCESS

By Mike Williams on 1/27/2015
1. Player Certification - Additional Household Information - VERY IMPORTANT
The Gateway Football League (GFL) By-Laws specifies, the Chesterfield Football Association (CFA) must determine a player’s primary residence when determining the eligibility of a particular player.  

New process - In support of the certification process, all families will have to enter their Primary Address, Time Spent at the Primary Address, along with their player’s School Name and School’s Zip Code.   If a player does not have a Secondary Address, then family will submit N/A in the Secondary Address field, and 0% in the field for How Much Time at the Secondary Address.

What if my player resides at two residences?
We realize there may be situations where players may live at multiple addresses due to their family situation.    In the event a player resides at multiple addresses, all families will have to enter their Primary Address, Time spent at the Primary Address, a Secondary Address, Time spent at the Secondary Address, along with their player’s School Name and School’s Zip Code.   

PLEASE NOTE:   All parties involved, player, player’s parent, head coach, assistant coach, business manager, and CFA are responsible to make certain player’s information submitted during the registration process is accurate.   Please note the information submitted during registration is utilized by CFA for the league certification process.  Any player, player’s parent, coach, or business manager who knowingly omits or submits false information as part of the registration or certification process, will face disciplinary action from CFA.

2. Volunteer Information - No Mandatory Work Duty 
For the 2015 season, the Chesterfield Football Association (CFA) has eliminated the Mandatory Work Duty Requirement and Work Duty Buyout.    CFA still relies upon many volunteers to support the operation of our organization.     While the mandatory work duty requirement has been removed, CFA is still looking for volunteers to assist with Equipment Pick Up/Equipment Return, and Field Set Up.  If you would like to volunteer for a 2 to 3 hour shift, please click on the attached link during registration to schedule a time to volunteer.   Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community.  

3. Fundraiser - $90
In 2015, the Chesterfield Football Association (CFA) has transitioned to a mandatory fundraiser.  The fundraiser amount was reduced by $30 to $90.  Each family will receive 6 car wash certificates to either resell, use, or give as a gift.     Proceeds from the CFA Fundraiser support the maintenance of our helmets and shoulder pads.  

4. Uniforms - $65
In 2015, each player will get to keep their jersey.   A player will receive three jerseys – Old Navy; Old White; and a New Navy or Gold (with the player name on the back)

Join the Rest of CFA at Chesterfield Bears Day at the Rams Game - 12/21/14

By Mike Williams on 11/11/2014

St. Louis Rams vs. New York Giants Sunday December 21st at 3:05 PM

 

Ticket Package:

-$54 Terrace Level Package and $84 Field Level Package

-Savings of $15 off the single game price

 

Promotions/Experience:

-First 50 players to purchase tickets will be able to go down on the field and hold our Rams Nation banner as the player enter the field and for the National Anthem

-First 15,000 fans will receive a James Laurinaitis action figure

-Discounted concessions and apparel as part of the Fan Appreciation day

 

For tickets contact:

Amanda Lutz - 314.425.0528

alutz@rams.nfl.com

What Happens if Severe/Inclement Weather Occurs During Practice

By Mike Williams on 8/6/2014

What should I do when severe weather occurs during practice?

Last night provided a good reminder of what to do in the event of inclement/severe weather.     When there is a threat of severe weather, CFA and City of Chesterfield are in close communication to assess/monitor the status of the fields.   

An air horn will notify coaches, players, and parents when the there is a delay due to severe weather.  It is City of Chesterfield and CFA policy that if practice is delayed or cancelled (listen for horn) due to bad weather during practice, every coach, player, and parent goes to their cars and not the pavilion. 

If a player is dropped off and no parent is present, the coaches are responsible to get their players in cars.  When there is a chance of severe weather, we strongly suggest that you should stay with your son instead of dropping him off.

Each strike of lightning results in a 20 minute delay. 

In all cases, do not wait for a horn if you feel conditions are not safe for your son.   

Prior to Practice - Field Status will be updated at 3pm each day.  You can check CVAC Field Status at:  

http://www.chesterfield.mo.us/field-status.html

http://mapping.chesterfield.mo.us/apps/cvacviewer/index.html

 

SAVE 20% During the CFA/Dick's Shopping Event on July 26th and 27th

By Mike Williams on 7/24/2014

Our organization partner Dick’s Sporting Goods will be hosting a discount shop day for our league at the Chesterfield Store on July 26th-27th Everyone in our league will enjoy 20% off the entire store including sale items.

This will exclude guns, ammo, and some golf clubs. If they do not have a product in store that you need, you will be able to order it in store only for the 20% off that day and receive your product in 3-6 days. So if your team would like to do any team orders they can place them in store on this day and save 20%.

 

Chesterfield JFL Shop Day

20% off discount shop day coupon

FINAL Equipment Pick Up - Saturday July 26th at CVAC

By Mike Williams on 7/16/2014

FINAL Equipment Pick Up:

Place: CFA PAVILLION by the game fields (NOT PortaFab)

When: Saturday July 26th, 8:00AM to Noon

What to Wear: Players should wear a t-shirt, gym shorts, and flip-flops to expedite the equipment fitting process.

What you will receive: Each Player will be issued a helmet, a set of shoulder pads and pant pads. They will be fitted for their game jersey and game pants but will not receive them at this time. Each player will also pick his jersey number from our available inventory.

What you need to bring to "Check-In": You will need to bring your check book. Three checks will be needed for DEPOSITS. These checks will not be cashed and will be returned to you at the end of the season if your obligations for clean, returned equipment and work duty are fulfilled. The checks should be made out to CFA:

  • $200 (Equipment Deposit)
  • $50 (Cleaning Deposit)
  • $250 (Work Duty deposit) - no check if you "bought out" of work duty at registration.

Do you need as sports physical? Mercy Sports Medicine can Help !

By Mike Williams on 7/16/2014

CFA's Plantium Partner, Mercy Sports Medicine is providing Sports Physicals on July 19th and July 26th

When: 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 19 and Saturday, July 26

Where: Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine 1000 Des Peres Rd., Suite 310 Des Peres, MO 63131

For a sports physical appointment, call 314-364-4646 (mention “sports physical”)

CFA Business Managers - Are you ready for some football???

By Mike Williams on 7/16/2014

For July 28th, CFA Business Managers has your team completed the following:

  1. Medical Release for Each Player
  2. Baseline Testing for Each Player (7th and 8th Grade)
  3. Are you ready for the GFL Certification?
  4. Does your on-line roster match the GFL submitted roster?
  5. My GFL Roster is compliant with the GFL By-Laws
  6. All of my Coaches have completed all the required CFA certification

PLEASE READ MORE FOR THE IMPORTANT DETAILS

Help CFA Kick Off BearCare on Saturday June 7th !!!

By Mike Williams on 5/30/2014

 Join Kevin Demoff - EVP & COO of St. Louis Rams; La’Roi Glover, NFL Vet & Rams Dir. of Player Engagement; Dr. Robert Paul, Biological Psychologist; plus other Rams players & personnel, CFA Families, and

What will WE do? 

We’ll address concerns surrounding concussions, staying hydrated and alert on the field, tackling, and more

What will YOU do?

Meet NFL celebrities, learn about football safety, try out some drills and maybe even become a Bear!

Where to go?  

The Elite Football Academy 17363 Edison Avenue

When is it?  

June 7th, 2014 from 11am - 1pm

READ MORE FOR MORE DETAILS

2014 Equipment Pick Up - Saturday, May 10th - 8am to 2:30pm

By Mike Williams on 5/8/2014

Saturday May 10:
* 8:00 am - 9:30 am -- 8th grade, 7th grade

* 9:30 am - 11:00 am -- 6th grade, 5th grade
* 11:00 am – 1:30 pm – 4th grade, 3rd grade, 2nd grade
* 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Additional pickup time

We will not start anyone in the Equipment Pickup process after 2:00pm, you will have to wait until July 2014 before regular season practice begins to pick up your equipment.

Additional Reminders:

  • Fischer’s Sporting Goods will be at Portafab for all of your football related purchases.  
    • New Families especially 2nd grade – make certain you purchase an equipment bag and work out set from Fischer’s.  
  • The Bear Warehouse will be liquidating old CFA Apparel, old White CFA game jersey’s($5 a jersey) and will sell trash bags ($40/case). The Bear Warehouse only accepts Debit/Credit cards.

Click on READ MORE to find out what you need to prepare for Equipment Pick Up