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BJSA Tackle Football

BJSA Tackle Football

BJSA is committed to teaching the fundamentals of football to all age groups. Football teaches good sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline and the importance of physical fitness. We have an incedible group of all-volunteer coaches who work tirelessly throughout the fall with our football teams.


BJSA's Tackle Football Program fielded 13 tackle teams in 2015, with approximately 18-22 players on each team. Ages for this program are: 8U,  9U, 10U, 11U, 7th grade, & 8th grade. Ages for the various teams are determined as of June 1st of that year. The BJSA Jr. Chieftains & Jr. Thunderbirds 7th and 8th grade teams will play in the Metro Youth Football League (

Games are played on Sunday afternoons at BJSA's home field at Haworth Park and at both East/West High School Stadiums. Away games for our traveling teams are played in the Metro area. Registration fees include the use of practice and game equipment with the exception of shoes and socks.

2019 Tackle football information:

2019 Tackle Football Registration (download)

2019 BJSA Tackle Football Head Coaches

3rd Grade:  Warriors  Steve Johnson (402) 309-9485 /

4th Grade: Jr. Chieftains  Mike Ridley (402) 686-4904  /

5th Grade:  Jr. T-Birds  Petey Tellez (402) 214-8674 /

6th Grade:  Bulldogs  Kevin Morton (402) 630-1785 /

6th Grade:  Flyers  Mike Zimmerman (402) 312-9566 /

7th Grade:  Cowboys  Bob Blaha (402) 510-6344 /

8th Grade:  Jr. T-Birds  Matt Miller (402) 707-2885 /

BJSA Sports Facilty:  (402) 292-2572 /


The Registration "BJSA Tackle Football" is not currently available.

BJSA has a scholarship program for families that need assistance with registration fees. Please contact BJSA for additional information about this program.

Football News

2020 Baseball Registration is now OPEN!

By BJSA 07/01/2019, 8:30pm CDT

Click on the link below to begin your registration process.


Tackle Football Coaches (2018)

Age Group Team Name Phone Email
3rd Grade Warriors Steve Johnson 402-309-9485
4th Grade Chieftains Mike Ridley 402-686-4904
5th Grade Thunderbirds Petey Tellez 402-214-8674
6th Grade Flyers Mike Zimmerman 402-812-6332
6th Grade Bulldogs Kevin Morton 402-630-1785
8th Grade Thunderbirds Matt Miller 402-707-2885

Concussion Awareness Overview

Effective July 1, 2012, sports organizations, including youth leagues such as the Bellevue Junior Sports Association (BJSA), are required to comply with the Concussion Awareness Act passed by the Nebraska legislature.

The bill affects athletes 19 years old or younger, sports organization, including youth leagues, club sports, or any organization sponsoring a sporting activity where there is a cost to participants or where such costs are sponsored must follow the law.

We are all responsible for complying with this new Act.  After all, our goal is to keep our young athletes safe.  In an effort to meet the requirements of this new legislation, we are doing the following:

  1. A 30 minute on-line training program is available at  We strongly encourage everyone to take this program.
  2. Become familiar with this informational fact sheet regarding concussions: Although there is a signature block, the law currently does not require this form be signed.  For your convenience, this document is available below on this page, as well as two documents dedicated to athletes and parents respectively.
  3. Anytime a player, in practice or in a game, is suspected of having a concussion or is showing the symptoms of a concussion, the player must immediately be removed from that practice or the game.  The athlete may not return to practice or play in a game until written clearance is provided from both a physician and the parent(s).

Please take some time to review this material.  We have a responsibility to take care of our athletes, and this is an important step.

Fast Facts

  • A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious.
  • Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
  • Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.