The Grosse Pointe Red Barons are a community-based youth football program that promotes the physical, mental and social development of children from 6-13 years old by providing instruction in football and cheerleading.
Beginning with flag, and three levels of tackle football, the Red Barons are perfectly equipped to instruct young football players and cheerleaders from the very outset of their playing and cheering days up to high school football and cheerleading. With a team of coaches boasting decades of football success, and with an absolute premium on player safety, we will build the skills, fundamentals, and mental approach to ensure the utmost preparedness as our players and cheerleaders enter High School.
Registration for the 2019 season opens March 15th. Players and cheerleaders registered between March 15 - May 15 will receive a personalized lawn sign. Lawn signs will be placed in front yards by July 1st. Regular registration ends on June 15, 2019 - players and cheerleaders must register by this date in order to get personalized game jerseys or cheer warm ups. This date cannot be flexible due to the lead time required when ordering the items. Late registration ends on July 15, 2019 - players and cheerleaders registered between June 16 - July 15, 2019 will receive the same jerseys and warm ups, but without the personalization. All players and cheerleaders will keep their jerseys and warm ups.
Football jersey fittings:
All fittings will take place from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at 733 Balfour, Grosse Pointe Park.
Football equipment pick up will held on August 4th in the St. Clare gym from 9:00am - Noon. St. Clare is located at the corner of Mack Avenue and Whittier in Grosse Pointe Park. All paperwork is due at this time, and is required in order for players to receive equipment. Athletes will receive an email containing links to all required paperwork.
Practice begins August 5th for Football and Cheer - practices will be held on the Brownell Middle School field on Chalfonte. Some cheer practices may be held at indoor locations throughout the season. Ironman attendance will begin the week of August 5th. Pre-Season Tackle practices will typically run Monday – Friday, from 5:00 – 7:00. Once the season begins, practices will run Tuesday – Friday and the hours will gradually reduce as the days grow shorter. The Flag practice schedule will be a less-frequent version of our Tackle schedule, with 3 practices per week. Our End of the Season Banquet will be held on November 10, 2019.
A complete 2019 game schedule in a printable pdf is posted under our Quick Links tab located on the left side of our home page. Keep an eye out for our volunteer schedule which will allow you to sign up for volunteer shifts at one of our home games.
Once our registration has closed, each athlete will receive an email with the schedule and a confirmed practice schedule. Each team will also have a parent meeting, typically during the first week of practice. Parent meetings are scheduled individually by the coaches, but will be posted on our website as well.