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Novi Bobcats


Bobcats Football serves Novi Community School District youth in grades 1-8.  The Bobcats teach sportsmanship, hard work, physical and mental development, and a love for the game of football!    

Are there tryouts for Bobcats Football?
There are no tryouts.

When are practices?
Practices begin in early August.  Football players will practice no more than 3 hours a day, 4 times a week, before the school year begins (no more than 12 hours a week).  Once school begins, football players will practice no more than 2 hours a day, 3 times per week (no more than 6 hours a week).  The coaches for each team will finalize their team's practice schedule just before the season begins.

Where are practices held?
Practices are held at the Novi High School practice football fields.  These fields are located behind the Novi High School tennis courts off of Ten Mile Rd.

When and where are games played?
Games are played on Saturdays.  Home games will be played at Novi High School.

How are participants assigned to a team?

Participants are assigned to teams first by grade, then by age.

What are the grade assignments?

Instructional:  Grades 1 and 2
Freshman:  Grades 3 and 4
Junior Varsity:  Grades 5 and 6
Varsity:  Grades 7 and 8

Are there weight limits for football?

There are maximum weight limits for each level to play in a game.  The JV and Varsity levels also include a carry weight limit to run the ball in a game.
Instructional:  110 lbs.
Freshman:  130 lbs.
Junior Varsity:  155 lbs. (140 lbs. maximum carry weight)
Varsity:  220 lbs. (165 lbs. maximum carry weight)

When is registration?
Veteran:  Registration for Veterans (and veteran siblings) begins on February 1, 2019.  Veterans not registered by midnight on February 28, 2019, will lose their Veteran status and must register as a Rookie. 
Rookie:  Registration for Rookies (1st year players) begins at 12:01am on March 1, 2019.

How much are the registration fees?
Instructional:  $150
Freshman:  $350
Junior Varsity:  $350
Varsity:  $350

What equipment do the Bobcats provide?

The Bobcats provide a helmet with chin strap, shoulder pads, integrated football pants -or- football pants with removable pads, a practice jersey, and a game jersey.  Players must provide their own mouth guard (with strap), athletic cup, girdle/jock strap, socks and football cleats.

Field Status

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