Bradenton Gladiators Preparing To Finish What They Started!
Posted September 27, 2013
In the 2013 season the Gladiators fell short in their quest to obtain a Florida Football Alliance (FFA) Championship. With the 2013 Season behind them, the Gladiators must move forward and prepare to finish what they started. "We need to find players who want to compete and prepare for Success", says President Edrick Sweeting.
"Success depends on who shows up in October and how dedicated they are in their preparation for the upcoming season."
The Gladiators are looking for prospective players who want to compete and Build the Bridge to Success. Potential players should be 18 and older with the passion for playing football and looking to compete and be a part of a winning team.
The Gladiators will hold open registration and Organized Training Activities (OTAs) throughout the month of October 2013 for ALL players. See dates and times below:
202 13th Avenue West
Dates & Times:
Oct. 6, 2013 (Sun: 3:30p - 6:00p)
Oct. 10, 2013 (Thu: 5:00p - 8:00p)
Oct. 13, 2013 (Sun: 3:30p - 6:00p)
Oct. 17, 2013 (Thu: 5:00p - 8:00p)
Oct. 20, 2013 (Sun: 3:30p - 6:00p)
Oct. 24, 2013 (Thu: 5:00p - 8:00p)
Oct. 27, 2013 (Sun: 3:30p - 6:00p)
Registration for all prospective players age 18 and older will take place from 3:30pm to 6:00pm on each Sunday mentioned above. Registration fees are $25 for ALL players and must be paid prior to any participation. Registration fees can be paid by cash, money order, or credit card and due at registration. Additional information will be provided to those qualified applicants at the time of registration and on the website.
THE BIRTH OF A DYNASTY... BRADENTON GLADIATORS YOUTH FOOTBALL IS HERE!!!
The Bradenton Gladiators announces the creation of its youth football program The Junior Gladiators. The inaugural 2012 season will include a Flag Football Team for players ages 5-7. Future teams and ages will be added as the players proceed to the next level.
The Bradenton Gladiators see a need in the community to develop a youth program which focuses on teaching proper football fundamentals and techniques. We are creating a football system which encourages players to develop new skills, self-confidence, coordination and game play; introduces the concept of sportsmanship, and the importance of education and fitness. As each player progresses in this program, they will have the ability to apply what they learned both on and off the field.
The Junior Gladiators Football program will play their games at Manatee Police Athletic League (PAL). Manatee PAL is a partner of the Adult Amateur program and is close to home so families will have the opportunity to come together and watch their children participate competitively in a sport they love.
- Regular season games are all played at Manatee PAL located at 202 13th Avenue, Bradenton, FL 34208
- For the 2012 Season, only Flag Football for players aged 5-7 will be offered
- Age eligibility will be determined based on a September 1st cut-off date
- There are no weight restrictions for Flag Football Players
- Flag Team roster will be limited to 21 players to ensure ample playing time for all participants
The cost is $150 per child. This includes a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee and a $125.00 team fee. All fees are due at registration.
Space is limited so please contact us via email at email@example.com or by phone at 941-320-7576 to ensure that rosters are not full
Come join the Junior Bradenton Gladiators and become a part of a winning legacy...
Click links below to download necessary forms:
Form 1 - Registration And General Liability Waiver - Release
Form 2 - Youth Football Expectation Form
Form 3 - Youth Physical Evaluation
Form 4 - Youth Football Helmet Warning
Form 5 - Youth Football Volunteer Application And Background
Form 6 - Frequently Asked Questions
Form 7 - Calendar Of Events - Important Dates
ALLIANCE BOWL V
BRADENTON VS ORLANDO
Miramar -- With legacies on the line in Miramar, it's fitting that two teams with so much history, both this season and in past league championships, face each other in the culmination of the 2011-12 season and playoffs.
The Bradenton Gladiators are on a 12-game winning streak to get here, besting the Miami Spartans (23-0) and the Magic City Bulls (10-7) in the divisional playoffs and AFC championship to reach the FFA title game.
The Rage are on a three-game winning streak, beating the Palm Beach Makos (64-7 last regular season game), Tri-County Soldiers (41-12) and the Daytona Beach Wildcats (30-20) in the playoffs to reach the alliance Bowl. They finished the regular season 11-1, making them the first team in FFA history to have three straight seasons with at least 11 wins.
ABOUT THE Gladiators (12-0): Defense has sparked the unblemished season for the G-men, who have surrendered only 7 points in two postseason. Led by #5 Darian Platt the Gladiators has only given up a league leading 7.7 points per game. If defense wins championships the Bradenton Gladiators may just win their first one. #23 Chris Hall, #55 Wickliff Lespinasse and #24 Keon Hines is the anchors of this smothering ameba we know as the G-Men defense. Offensively the Gladiators sport a balanced attack ranked third in the FFA averaging 30 points per game. The Gladiators are lead by #2 Chauncey Jones and #1 Jeff Charlton both FFA All stars and veterans to big games. The Gladiators are the FFA's only undefeated team for a reason and any one doubting them may just have to find out the hard way how good they are.
ABOUT THE Rage (11-1): #7 Kyle Israel followed up a 2012 record-setting effort with one of his worst postseason performances in a 30-20 win over the Daytona Beach Wildcats in the NFC title game. He was picked off three times yet he still bounced back to throw three touchdown passes. Israel overcame a wobbly start to complete four fourth down conversions on the games deciding drive against Wildcats. Levi Raines is one of the centerpieces of the Rage's high-powered offense, rushing for 1272 yards and 11TD. The Rage sports the FFA's number one offense averaging 39.1 points per game. The Rage defense which gets over shadowed by their offense is still a main stay for the Rage's recipe for success. The defense led by #85 Donald Orelus and rookie sensation #24 Jerrel McCoy is the FFA's sixed ranked defense only giving up 17.9 points per game.
Final Thoughts (FFA): For three straight yearsThe Alliance Bowl hascome down to a final play, why? It's because the FFA gets it right and the team who survives the gauntly and make it to the Alliance Bowl are battle tested. This means the two teams are evenly matched and the game comes down to three key elements turnovers, mistakes and coaching. Since both teams boast the league's best coaching staff & Special Teams look for the game to come down to turnovers and defense. The Gladiators have the edge in both categories giving up very few turnovers and leading the FFA in defense. The Rage have experience in big games and they have the rings to show for it. Its the 12-0 Bradenton Gladiators VS the 11-1 Orlando Rage in the Florida Football Alliance's Alliance BOWL V!!
GLADIATORS RANKED NATIONALLY AFTER AFC CHAMPIONSHIP
April 22, 2012
The team heads to Miramar for the Florida Football Alliance bowl.
The Bradenton Gladiators won the AFC Conference Championship Saturday night and are now ranked at 2 nationally in the Semi-Pro Football League nationwide.
The team beat the Magic City Bulls 10-7 to clinch the title. The game was a defensive battle. Strong defense on both sides left the first quarter scoreless. The second quarter looked like it was going to be a repeat of the first until with only 3.1 seconds left, Gladiators kicker Philip Chaltis scored a field goal to end the first half 3-0.
The second half started with Gladiators Chris Hall scoring a touchdown. The Bulls answered back with a touchdown by Johnny "The Show" Johnson in the fourth quarter. With less than a minute left the Bulls made it to the 10 yard-line and were going for a touchdown pass, but Gladiators Darian Platt intercepted the attempt to shut down the Bulls bid for the AFC Conference Championship title.
The Bradenton Gladiators, still the only undefeated team in the AFC, are heading to Miramar to play against the Orlando Rage in the Florida Football Alliance Bowl V May 4th to May 6th. They will be playing at the Ansin Sports Complex - 10801 Miramar Blvd.
GLADIATORS CARE PROGRAM CONTINUES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY
The Bradenton Gladiators were doing more than just spending time with its family and friends during the holidays; they were continuing to assist those in the community in any way that they can. To ensure that needy families were able to enjoy their holiday, the Gladiators pulled together to organize its Thanksgiving giveaway on November 23, 2011. Click here for entire article.
IT'S GLADIATOR FOOTBALL TIME!!!!
Coming off another winning season; the Gladiators finished the regular season 9-1, obtained their 5th divisional championship in seven years and advanced to the conference championship game for the third time in team history.
Gladiators' Head Coach, Wendell Faison, and coaching staff ended the season on a positive note by leading the Florida Football Alliance's AFC All-Stars to victory over the NFC in the league's All-Star game. He is the first AFC coach in the four-year history of the FFA to accomplish this task.
When asked about the 2011-2012 football season, Coach Faison said "I am very excited about the upcoming season. The past season was good for us. Though a trip to the league championship eluded us, we were able to combine veterans with several new and young players in key positions. We found out who wants to compete and who doesn't and we are looking for more players who want to compete".
"Success depends on who shows up in October and how dedicated we are in our preparations for the season", Faison said.
The Gladiators are looking for prospective players to add the numbers needed to have depth and competition at each position. Potential players should be 18 and older in Manatee / Sarasota County and surrounding areas with the passion for playing football and looking to make it to the next level.
Gladiators practices are held at Lincoln Park located at
715 17th Street East in Palmetto, FL (click for map link)
every Tuesday and Thursday
from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.
Practice will begin promptly at 8:00pm.
Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the start time to warm up.
Registration fees are $30 for new players and $20 for returning players. Registration fees can be paid by cash, money order, or credit card and due at registration. Additional information will be provided to those qualified applicants at the time of registration and on the website.
GLADIATORS PARTNER WITH ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR
The Bradenton Gladiators are very excited about the new partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Gladiators' players, friends, and fans can now benefit from special discounted rates available exclusively to them. To take advantage of these great rates, just create an account and make your reservation....it is just that easy.
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