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Belvoir Bulldogs quarterback Aiden Alaniz, 12, takes advantage of a massive hole in the front line during a FCYFL season closer against SYC at Pullen Field. Registration is underway for the 2019 season and practices begin Monday.

Registration for Fort Belvoir’s Bulldogs youth football program (tackle, flag and cheer) is underway at Parent Central Services, 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir. Players ages 7-15 are eligible and the cost is $35. All players must be registered with Child and Youth Services. 

To sign up online using WebTrac, visit https://belvoir.armymwr.com/ programs/youth and scroll down to the Online Registration and Payment tab. 

The Bulldogs football and cheerleading teams, sponsored and coordinated by CYS, compete in the Fairfax County Youth Football League against teams from all over the Washington, D.C. area. Football players are assigned to teams across a variety of weight divisions. 

Training camps are scheduled to run Monday-July 26, and team practices begin Aug. 5 at Pullen Field. 

The season runs September through November. 

Founded in 1966, FCYFL is the largest independent football league in Virginia and one of the most successful youth football leagues in the country, according to www.fcyfl.org. The league serves the Northern Virginia region and is comprised of 23 youth football programs from Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties and the city of Alexandria. 

FCYFL is one of the only leagues nationwide that has a mandatory player participation rule. All athletes enrolled in the league must play in every game. Additionally, all coaches must undergo a background check, sign a coaches’ code of conduct and complete the USA Football Certification training each year. USA Football certification includes annual testing to ensure all coaches are trained in the latest Heads Up fundamentals and safety measures, like hydration, heat awareness and properly fitting equipment. 

The FCYFL also has three levels of competitive play within a proven age/weight matrix. As a result, players are matched against competition that is similar in size, age, experience and skill. This system promotes player safety, player development, fair competition and game enjoyment. 

Sign ups run until teams are filled or the enroll date ends, Aug. 9. A current sports physical is also required of all players. 

For more information about the league, including game schedules and field locations, contact Jerry Arrington, 703-805-9139; or visit http://www.fcy.org. 

Call Parent Central Services at 703-805-5555 for registration details.