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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 fields teams with approximately 18-22 players on each team. Ages for this program are: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Ages for the various teams are determined as of June 1st of that year. All of the BJSA 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.

MYFL Weigh-In Schedule

3rd Grade Jr. Chieftains 6:00pm

4th Grade Warriors 6:15pm

5th Grade Jr. Chieftains 6:30pm

6th Grade Jr. T-Birds 6:45pm

4th Grade Bulldogs 7:00pm

7th Grade Jr. Packers 7:15pm

8th Grade Jr. Packers 7:30pm

7th Grade Jr. T-Birds 7:45pm

8th Grade Jr. T-Birds 8:00pm

Wear game jersey's.  No other equipment

Gather in the parking lot of BJSA with teammates

No cleats inside building

Players/coaches only inside building





The members of the Metro Youth Football League (MYFL) has decided to push back the 2020 season by three weeks.  Practices now will begin Aug 18th, with games beginning either Sept. 6 or Sept. 13.  Below is a revised schedule for the season.  These new dates will align with the NSAA football season.  

The 2020 BJSA Flag Season will continue as scheduled.  A new calendar is being made for the Cheerleading Season.

BJSA will continue to monitor the situation and will make changes if needed.

If you have any questions please contact BJSA. 

Thank you! 

2020 Tackle football information:


3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Grade Teams are full.  Contact BJSA to be placed on a waiting list. 

However, there are still spots available on 7th & 8th Grade Teams.

BJSA Tackle Team Practice Schedule:

3rd Grade Jr. Chieftains:  M/T/TH 6-7:30pm 

4th Grade BJSA Warriors: M/T/TH 6-7:30pm and Sat 9:30-10:30

5th Grade Jr. Chieftains:  T/TH 6-8:00pm and Sat 10-12:00pm

6th Grade Jr. T-Birds:  M/T/TH 6:30-8:00pm

7th Grade Jr. T-Birds:  M/T/TH 6:30-8:00pm

8th Grade Jr. T-Birds:  M/T/TH 6-7:30pm and Sat 10-11:00am

*All days/times subject to change


2020 Tackle Football Important Dates:

Sat., Aug 15          Equipment Check Out:    

7-8th Grade 8:30am  / 5-6th Grade 9:30am / 3-4th Grade 10:30am

Sun., Aug 16         New Parent/Player Orientation 6:30pm @BJSA

Mon., Aug 17        2nd Equipment Check Out, 5:30pm-7:30pm (All Ages)

Mon., Aug 17        Tackle Team Practice (various locations) helmets ONLY

Sat., Aug 29           Game Uniform Hand Out (TBA)

TBA                            Weigh Ins (TBA)

Thurs., Sept 3         Fan Gear Orders Due to BJSA 

Sept 13            Opening Day

Thurs., Oct 1        Raffle tickets due to BJSA

Sat., Oct 24           Raffle Drawing

TBA                           Last regular season games play

TBA                           MYFL Championship / 3rd Place Games (TBA)

Tues., Nov. 10      Equipment Check-In (TBA)                                                                                 


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

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Tackle Football Coaches (2020)

Age Group Team Name Phone Email
3rd Grade Jr. Chieftains Dallas Priebe 402-699-6856
4th Grade Warriors Steve Johnson 402-309-9485
5th Grade Jr. Chieftains Mike Ridley 402-686-4904
6th Grade Jr. Thunderbirds Justin Goldsberry 402-659-7702
7th Grade Jr. Thunderbirds Kevin Morton 402-630-1785
8th Grade Jr. Thunderbirds Shad Schweiss 402-699-7457

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.