Please read the important information below
The Lafayette Bobcat Football (LBF) registration process is completely online. It allows our Bobcat families to register and pay via credit card. If you still wish to pay by check, you will be able to register online and complete all forms, with instructions to mail your payment to the Registration Coordinator.
If you are unable or unwilling to use our online registration system, you can still download and mail in the hardcopy forms. However we strongly encourage the use of the online registration system. It's fast, convenient, and there are no additional costs to register using this method.
Please contact our acting Registration Coordinator with any questions or if you need assistance.
ANY PLAYER (New or Returning) may register now, the fee is $255 for new players and returning players that need jerseys, $195 for returning players that don't need new jerseys. The registration fee covers registration and equipment, including integrated football pants, shoulder pads, helmet, 2 player jerseys and mouth guard. All equipment except jerseys and mouth guard must be returned at season's end.
The uniform/equipment deposit is $250, and must be presented in the form of a check, payable to Lafayette Bobcat Football, at the uniform and equipment hand-out taking place the week of conditioning/mini camp August 6-8 at Lafayette Elementary. Handout will be before and after practice that week. Please watch for more information. The Uniform Deposit is held with your equipment checkout card and returned to you when the equipment is returned (clean and in good condition) at the end of the season. There is a $20 fee on all returned checks. Please see the Fees, Refund Policy and Uniform Agreement for additional details.
RETURNING PLAYERS: Returning players should have a birth certificate already on file. You will be notified if one is needed. If a player wants to CHOOSE their jersey number, please be sure to be registered by July 5. If your player registers AFTER July 5 then they will get assigned a number from the available jerseys. Returning players have first dibs to the number that they used in previous seasons. Jersey orders will be going in on July 6 so that we can have the jerseys available for games in August.
IMPORTANT FOR RETURNING PLAYERS: if you have grown out of your jersey and need a larger size jersey please note this at registration and PLEASE register by July 5.
NEW PLAYERS: Registration opens to all city of Lafayette residents* on a first come, first served basis. New players will be placed on the roster based on their date of online registration, or postmarked date on their registration envelope if manually submitted. New participants must provide 2 copies of their Birth Certificate for proof of age prior to being granted a roster spot.
*NOTE: Only Lafayette residents can participate in the LBF, with very limited exceptions. All teams participating in the Coal Creek Midget Football League (CCMFL) have strict residency boundary guidelines to determine player / team eligibility. Residents outside these boundaries wishing to play for LBF will need to present their intentions in writing to the LBF Board. If you have questions regarding this process, please call or email our Registration Coordinator, found on the Contacts page on this website. As of May 2011, players from former CCMFL chapters (Brighton) are eligible to play for LBF, with some restrictions. Please contact the Registration Coordinator for details.
Players are not eligible to play until all fees are paid in FULL, forms are completed, and birth certificates are on file. "Not Eligible" means the participant is not allowed to participate in any LBF activity, including practices and games.
It is the philosophy of LBF that any child who would like to play football is able to, regardless of economic situation. LBF has partial scholarships available, where players may be eligible for reduced registration fees.
If a player is unable to pay the full registration fee, a Scholarship Application (click the link to download a copy) MUST be completed for a Confidential review by the President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the LBF Board, prior to the player participating in the first practice. If a scholarship is granted, the full uniform/equipment deposit ($250) is still required of the participant. There are instructions on the form to mail the application to the private LBF mailbox, care of the Board President.
Please contact the LBF President if you are planning to submit a Scholarship Application. Identities of those seeking scholarships are kept in strict confidence.
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