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MEETING (11/20/2019)


JoePro Football Camp

JoePro Football Camp

When: July 29th, 30th, 31st 2019 from 6pm-8:30pm

Where: East Rochester High School, East Rochester, NY


Camp will include inspirational speeches from 6 NFL Alumni.

Registration is open (Register Now)

FCA Upstate Football

FCA Upstate Football

FCA continues to advance its mission of leading every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and his church by introducing a FCA football team in the Rochester Area.

Our relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.

League Coaches:
Head Coach: Rob Kramer, St. John Fisher Offensive Coordinator
Assistant Coaches:
Bobby Bates, McQuaid Jesuit
John Micca
Gary Parisi, McQuaid Jesuit
Aaron Pusateri, Rush Henrietta
Marc Vittacore, Fairport

League Details:

  • We offer elite skills, position
    and 7 on 7 training
  • Athletes Ages 10-14
  • 30 spots available
  • 6 Sessions 7-8:30
    May 7, 14, 21, 28 & June 4 &11
  • St. John Fisher College
    3690 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14618

Click here to register.

2019 NYS Elite Athletic Football Clinic

When: July 22 - 24 from 6 - 8 pm

Where: Lyons High School TURF Field

Who: C, B, and A aged Players

Camp Fee: $70 ($80 after July 8th)
($10 for EVERY Camper will be DONATED back to their youth program)

3rd Annual NYS Elite Athletics Finger Lakes Youth Football Camp is designed to not only teach every participant each position in a safe and fun environment, but also an opportunity for them to work closely with their future high school coaches and their youth coaches. Each participant will receive a T-Shirt if
registered before July 8th.

The camp will be run by top rated high school and youth coaches from some of the following
Clyde Savannah, Dundee ER/Gananda, Geneva, HFL, Jordan-Elbridge Lyons, Marcus Whitman, Midlakes, Newark, Pal Mac, Penn Yan, Red Jacket, Seneca Falls, Skaneateles, Waterloo and Wayne

Register online at:

David Marean -585-298-0897

Participants will be wearing youth issued helmets, this camp will NOT supply helmets. Mouth guards and cleats are Recommended also. No lower body gear is needed. This will be a NON-contact camp, with the emphasis on providing each participant with football fundamentals.

Finger Lakes Youth Presidents, Coaches and Officials Interpretation Meeting
The date for the Fingerlakes Youth Presidents, Coaches and Officials interpretation meeting (mandatory) will be held at the Phelps American Legion on Thursday, August 10th at 7pm.
Recent Question/Discussion - Coaches on the field during a contest I would like to see penalty administration/enforcements consistant to High School rules.
1st Offence - Warning
2nd Offence - 5yd penalty
3rd Offence - 15yd penalty (1st unsportsmanlike)
4th Offence - 15yd penalty (2nd unsportsmanlike - coach disqualification)
If an official runs into a coach that is on the field of play or any sideline penalty is deemed to be flagrant, the referee will immediately enforce an unsportsmanlike foul and "possible" disqualification. A second unsportsmanlike foul is always a disqualification.
Sideline restricted area. Coaches, trainers, statisticians, players, are not to be in the restricted area at the snap. However, at this level this rule is a gray area for officials depending on existing sideline decorum. I would like to discuss this at our meeting then be sure that our officials are also clear on our conversation.
Football PodCasts
  • Choose the Best Football Defense for Your Team | FBCP S06 Episode 03

    Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:30:00 +0000What?s the best football defense for your team to run? There is no ?right? defense, but there?s a right one for you.

    Wasn?t planning to do this show, but it?s a good time for it. If your defense wasn?t ?lights out? last season, or if you?re just moving into coaching or rising to a coordinator position, you?re probably looking for that ?right? football defense.

    I can end your search for the Holy Grail of defense right now. It doesn?t exist. But there is definitely a right defense for you to latch onto and become the expert at. This episode is going to help you choose the best football defense for you and your football team. Then help you stick to it.

    Show Links

    Check out the Umbrella Principle for the 4-2-5 Defense at

    Download the Defensive Installation Manual above or at

  • The I-Formation Offense is Not Dead | FBCP S06 Episode 02

    Thu, 07 Nov 2019 17:49:09 +0000Once upon a time, the I-Formation Offense was dominating the High School football world. And it?s not dead yet.

    When I started coaching way back when, we were lining up in the I-Formation Offense. Running the toss sweep, Iso, and trap. And it was a pretty good offense.

    The I-Formation Offense is not dead in the high school football landscape. In today?s episode I?ll break down when you should use the formation, how to make it a part of your offense, and we?ll put together a basic playbook for the I-Formation.

    Show Links

    Free 3-Video Series teaches the Power, Counter and Power Pass

    Coaching the Trap Play

    Coaching the Toss Sweep Play in the I-Formation Offense

  • Coaching the 4-3 Defense | FBCP S06 Episode 01

    Fri, 01 Nov 2019 09:30:00 +0000The Miami 4-3 Defense was the foundation of my understanding of defensive football. And it?s still a great System.

    The Miami 4-3 Defense is where it all started for me. Not the first defense I ever ran, but the first time I really understood how a defense works.

    How do all the parts fit together? Why do you spill the football? Who?s the force player? Why does Coverage have to match the defensive front?

    Learning the Miami 4-3 Defense put it all together for me. I?m going to share what I?ve learned about the 4-3 Defense over the course of Season 6 of the Football Coaching Podcast. And how some of my views have changed.

    Check out this podcast to learn the foundations of the 7 man front in the 4-3 Defense System, plus choosing the right personnel to fill those spots.

    Show Links

    Adjusting to the Spread with the 4-3 Defense (since we were in an I Formation all podcast)

    1996 Miami Hurricanes 4-3 Defense Playbook breakdown

    Quarters Coverage in the Miami 4-3 Defense from Season 2 of the FBCP

  • 5 Ways to Get More Out of Hudl | FBCP S06 Episode 00

    Thu, 24 Oct 2019 09:30:00 +0000Nearly every High School Football Team is using Hudl for game film. Are you getting the most out of it?

    How much has Hudl changed the world of High School Football coaches? If you were around going back to the VHS days, you know that it?s been an amazing innovation in our lives.

    But there?s so much more than just exchanging film with your opponents and watching the game. And we?re not talking about those additional tools. This episode is all about getting the most out of plain old basic Hudl for Football.

    Check out the 5 ways you can get more from Hudl and see if your football team is getting the most out of your video software!

  • 10 In-Season Adjustments That Actually Make Your Team Better | FBCP S05 Episode 21

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:21:45 +0000

    It?s never a good idea to make huge changes for your football team in the middle of the season. Not if you?re a Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win coach. It?ll just slow your kids down.

    But you can make adjustments. You SHOULD make adjustments. But you need to make the right adjustments.

    This week?s Football Coaching Podcast takes a look at the 10 in-season adjustments you can make, that will actually make your football team better. Right now.

    Each adjustment is ranked according to the return on investment. That ROI is estimated by how much practice time it takes to implement the adjustment compared to how much better it?ll make your team. Listen to the show, then download the PDF above and work through the list with your staff!

  • Game Day Itinerary | FBCP S05 Episode 20

    Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:30:00 +0000It?s Game Day! Here?s the full plan, from the end of school to the opening kick, to get your team ready to win.

    Coaches are always looking for an edge. Or a solution to a problem (that?s what coaches do!). And the problem of starting slow, or starting fast, on football game day can be that edge.

    We?re going to go in depth on the Game Day Itinerary and the reasoning behind each step in today?s podcast. It?s the Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win approach to getting your players amped up for the opening kickoff!

    Plus you can download the Game Day Itinerary in PDF Format. Just enter your email address in the box at the top of this post.

  • 33 Stack Defense Zone Blitz Package | FBCP S05 Episode 19

    Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:30:00 +0000Get your 33 Defense Zone Blitz package ready to attack? in the right ways. There?s no guessing here.

    The 33 Stack Defensive System offers so much versatility... but you need to know how to use it. That freedom can be a blessing and a curse.

    This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast will break down 5 different Zone Blitzes from the 33 Stack Defense. Plus how to use them, when to use them? and the extremely important difference between run blitz and zone bltiz.

    Show Links Coaching the Stacks in the 33 Stack Defense: Creating Fronts in the 33 Stack Defense: Coaching Outside Linebackers and Overhang Safeties:
  • Thursday Perfect Practice Plan | FBCP S05 Episode 18

    Fri, 27 Sep 2019 09:30:00 +0000Perfect Thursday, the last practice plan you run before Game Day. Here?s the step by step guide to get your players ready.

    Perfect Thursday has been a long tradition in football coaching. But every program seems to approach it differently. This is the practice plan for perfect Thursday that has worked best in my experience.

    Of course, there?s a lot of other factors. This practice plan goes hand in hand with the 90 Minute Practice Plan week, which you can download for free above. I?ll talk about the step by step process, and all the factors that go into preparing the perfect Thursday practice plan.

    Show Links The 90 Minute Practice Plan and how to use it: Individual Drills in the 90 Minute Practice Plan: Group Drills in the 90 Minute Practice Plan: Using Pre-Practice in your Practice Plan:
  • Coaching Quarterback Fakes with Dan Gonzalez | FBCP S05 Episode 17

    Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:30:00 +0000If your Quarterback fakes can freeze the defense, your offense has the advantage on every snap. Here?s how to make it happen.

    Coach Dan Gonzalez has been working with Quarterbacks and the passing game for a long time. He?s a true expert on the subject. So I asked him to get on the phone and talk Quarterback ball handling for this week?s Football Coaching Podcast.

    We go into detail about coaching the hand-off and coaching multiple different Quarterback fakes for your Play Action passing game in any offense. We also touch on zone read ball handling, drills for improving your exchanges in the backfield, and plenty more.

    Under center, Pistol or Gun alignment. Doesn?t matter. It?s all here on this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast!

    Show Links Follow Dan Gonzalez on Twitter @dan_gonzalez16 Visit Coach Gonzalez?s website at
  • Stacks in the 33 Stack Defense| FBCP S05 Episode 16

    Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:30:00 +0000The 33 Stack Defense is one of my favorites. Fast. Aggressive. Attacking. Simple. The Stacks are a big part of that.

    The 3-5-3 Defense, Georgia Military style, was the first defense I ever installed on my own. I?ve loved it ever since. Even when running other fronts as a base, the 3-3-5 Defense (or 5-3, or any combination of letters and numbers you want) has always been available as a change-up in our package.

    This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast breaks down the feature that makes the defense unique. The stacks. It?s a great look at the concepts that are central to our 33 Stack Defensive System at Joe Daniel Football, and what you should look out for as a stack defense coach. Check it out!

    Show Links Get the Free 3 Video Series on the 33 Stack Defense Article on Creating Fronts in the 3-5-3 Defense Video teaching you Run Fits in the 33 Stack Defense From earlier this season on the Football Coaching Podcast, the 11 Mistakes in the Georgia Military College 3-5-3 Defense Podcast breakdown of the 2008 Georgia Military College 3-5-3 Defense Playbook (there?s also a link to download the playbook there)
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Team Eligibility
A player must meet the requirements of a division (Flag, C, B, A) to be eligible to play in that division.  The participant must meet the age and grade requirements for the division in which they wish to play. The official FLYFCL, Inc. Division eligibility is charted below.

Flag:           5, 6 & 7 year olds in Kindergarten, in 1st & 2nd grades
C Team: 8-10 year olds  in 3rd & 4th grades
B-Team: 10-12 year olds in 5th & 6th grades
A-Team: 12-14 year olds  in 7th & 8th grades

A player is eligible to play up one level with Parent and Club approval.
No player is eligible to play down a level.
No player is eligible who is in high school.


*League Age is defined as the players age on December 1 of the current year. Example: If a player turns 14 after December 1 of the current year, they are considered league age 13. This applies to all divisions.

**Requires parental, team and league approval

Important coaching information:

  • Each class within a team shall have no more than one (1) Head Coach, four (4) Assistant Coaches, and at each team’s discretion there shall be no more than three (3) helpers on the sidelines during any scheduled game, at no time is this figure to exceed eight (8) Coaches/Helpers on the sidelines.


  • All individuals accepting an organization’s invitation to serve as Head or Assistant Coach must obtain certification through USA Football.


  • Only the Head Coach may request an interpretation of an Official’s ruling during games.


  • During the first 10 hours of mandatory conditioning, head coaches have the option of having their players wear helmets and/or shoulder pads.