Jr. Blackshirts™


During select home football games, UNL Campus Recreation will be providing recreational activities in a child care setting. The program is located in the Campus Recreation Center, which is one block east of Memorial Stadium. Children two to twelve years of age are welcome to attend while their parents/guardians attend the Husker football game.

Jr. Blackshirts™ is administered by professional staff members of UNL Campus Recreation and supported by highly motivated University students. Children are placed in activity areas according to their age. To ensure high quality and optimal supervision, the camp maintains a low child-to-staff ratio.


Participants are assigned to activity groups by age.
Offense 2 - 3 years old
Defense 4 - 5 years old
Special Teams 6 - 12 years old


2017 Season Rate is $30 per child per game

Children must be pre-registered to attend. No drop-in registrations will be accepted on game days.

  • On-line Registration - Go to https://shopcrec.unl.edu to register on-line. A new account can be created in a few short steps. Returning accounts can retrieve a username and password by matching an email address.
  • Phone Registration - Will only be accepted when paying by credit card.
  • In-Person Registration - Will be accepted during Campus Recreation Center Facility hours. For more information, contact Campus Recreation at: (402) 472-3467.
Nebraska football tickets must be presented at check–in for each game to complete registration.
Registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Fees can be paid by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover or NCard. Checks should be made payable to the University of Nebraska Campus Recreation.

Registration Confirmation
Parents will receive an email on Thursday prior to the game containing program information and required medical/release form. Medical and Release Forms are required to complete registration.

Late Registration
Late registration fees of $5.00/child apply after the published deadline. Late registration will only be accepted as space permits. NO DROP-IN REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON GAME DAYS.

Program Availability/Capacity
Jr. Blackshirts™ may not be offered for each Husker home game. Please note available game dates when registering. Program capacity varies based on staffing ratios. A low child to staff ratio is maintained.

Refund Policy
Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by the Monday prior to game day in order to receive a refund. A fifty percent (50%) administrative fee will be deducted. Game fees are non-transferable to a future game date or to another child.

Jr. Blackshirts™ Liability Waiver

- Must be completed and turned in at Jr. Blackshirts™ Check-In!

Game Day Check-in

Game tickets are required to be presented at check-in for EACH game that your children attend the program. We suggest providing your children with lunch/snack, necessities needed, etc. for a five hour time span. Jr. Blackshirts™ check-in begins 90 minutes before schedule game time and ends 45 minutes after the Husker's home game.

Game Times Are Subject To Change
Game times are subject to change, therefore, the Jr. Blackshirts™ program hours are subject to change accordingly. Please confirm each individual game time before arriving at the Campus Recreation Center. Official game times are set by the athletic department: www.huskers.com

Emergency Contact Of Parents
In case of an emergency involving your child, the staff will contact the University operator and have a parent paged at the stadium. If the page is not answered, we will contact the secondary person listed by the parent on the registration form.


Age appropriate toys and games are provided. Some of the possible activities include:
  • Relays & Games
  • Movies
  • Crafts
  • Board Games
  • Parachute Games
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton

Campus Rec Sponsors
Naked Juice
UofNE Federal Credit Union
UNL Computer and Phone Shop
Raising Cane's
Downtown Lincoln Association