Fall youth tackle football registrations are open. Click here to register.
The La Plata Blue Knights Football organization has been in Charles County for the past 30 years. We are one of, if not, the best football organizations in the state of Maryland.
La Plata Blue Knight Football believes that we must create a way to give back to the children in our community. We believe in the basics of teaching our players self-discipline, self-respect, and moral responsibility. We encourage and promote proper ethical and moral development of our youth. One way of accomplishing these goals, is by developing a healthy sports program. This plays a vital part of our children’s lives. We believe our program will instill a source of pride and positive influence in the life of your child.
Our youth tackle football program is a fall program for ages 5 through 14. There are some stipulations for 14 year olds or High School players playing in our league. Please email our commissioner at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Our football program is a part of the Southern Maryland Youth Athletic Association (SMYAC). Our program does travel for away games, but the furthest drive is roughly 55 minutes from Milton Somers Middle School. We usually have at least four home games for every team. Home games are normally played at Milton Somers Middle School or Laurel Springs Park.
Practice is held at Milton Somers Middle School or Walter J. Mitchel Elementary School until lights are required. Once we need lights to practice, usually mid-September, we’ll move some teams to Laurel Springs Park while others may remain at Milton Somers Middle School.
All of our coaches are volunteers. If you are interested in helping out please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practices are normally held during the week from 6pm to 8pm. We practice four times a week until school starts. Once school starts, we drop down to three nights a week.
The game schedule usually is not posted until mid-August, but games are normally played on Saturdays with an occasional weeknight, usually Wednesday, game. Kids love playing under the lights!
League age is determined by 1 August of the current year.
If we have enough players sign up for each age group we split teams into Division 1 and Division 2. Division 1 is the more advanced division. We have teams in the following age groups: 7u, 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13/14u. There are no weight limits in any age divisions.
Important Dates for the 2019 Football season
15 February 2019 Registration opened
8 May 2019 First uniform and equipment sizing. 6pm to 8pm at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata.
15 May 2019 Second uniform and Equipment Sizing. 6pm to 8pm at Will Memorial Park in La Plata.
1 June 2019 Third Uniform and Equipment Sizing. 9am to 1pm at Milton Somers Middle School in La Plata.
7 – 27 July 2019 Free Fundamentals Football Camp. 6:30pm to 8pm at Milton Somers Middle School in La Plata
29 July 2019 First Practice in pads. (Practice Schedule for each team is announce by the Head Coach)
17 August 2019 Our Fourth Annual Jamboree. It’s a huge scrimmage where we bring multiple teams in from around the area to scrimmage our teams.
24 August 2019 You can expect our first official game to start around this time. We don’t usually have games on Labor Day Weekend.
Homecoming/Pep Rally – TBD
Playoffs usually begin the first week November.
End of year banquet - TBD
Player safety is our top concern. All of our volunteer coaches must pass a course offered by USA Football or The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). We also pay for background checks for all of our coaches and team managers.
We teach heads up tackling and drive this point with all of our coaches.
Thank you for your interest in our non-profit organization and we look forward to seeing you around.
Fall youth tackle football registration is open. Click here to register.
GO BLUE KNIGHTS!