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Frequently Asked Questions...

General FAQs

Q.  What is the Bearcats address?
P.O. Box 691 Granby, Ct 06035
Q.  Are the Bearcats a town-sponsored league?
No.  The Bearcats are youth sports volunteer organization that provide area youth access to football and cheerleading.

Q.  What towns participate in the Bearcats program?
Granby & Suffield are the “base” towns for the Bearcats program which includes participation from Windsor Locks, East Granby, Hartland and other surrounding towns          
Q.  What towns/teams do the Bearcats compete against?
The Bearcats compete against other teams within the Nutmeg League, please see the link on our home page.

Q.  When does the season begin and end?
The season begins the first week of August and regular season play ends the last week of October.  Playoffs begin the first week of November and the Championship Game takes place the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day.
Q.  When are games played?
Games are played on Sundays beginning with the  C Team at 11 AM, A Team at 1PM and B Team at 3 PM, times are subject to change.
Q.  Where are games played?
The Bearcats have a lot of home Turf…Games will be played at Granby Memorial High School, Suffield High School and Ahrens Park depending on availability.

Q.  How many games do the Bearcats play within a season?
A total of 8 regular season games are scheduled followed by 2 playoff games and 1 championship game. 

Q.  Are Bearcats coaches certified?
Yes.  All Bearcats Head Coaches are certified by the N.Y.S.C.A. (National Youth Sports Coaches Association).

Q.  Do Bearcats coaches have concussion training?
Yes.  All of our coaches have had concussion training and adhere to “Heads Up” concussion protocol.  An outline of concussion symptoms and signs are included under the "Concussion Info" tab.
Q.  Do you perform background checks on all of your coaches and board members?
Yes.  We use Verify and National Center for Safety Initiatives, LLC. (NCSI) and Southeastern Security Consultants, Inc. (SSCI).  highly reputable national companis to run background checks annually on all of our coaches and board members.  The background checks include access to the Sex Offender Registry Records.

Q.  How do I get involved more with the Bearcats?
Please reach out through the Volunteer link on our home page or speak to a member of our Board, help is always welcome!