USA Football
Cancellation of 2020 FLYFCL season

Keeping with our mission to provide a safe, fun, educational environment, it is with great sadness that we, the Finger Lakes Youth Football and Cheer Executive Board announce the cancelation of the 2020 FLYFCL season.

This decision was not made lightly as we took into the consideration the advice from our local health officials, NYSDOH, CDC, USA Football, NYSPHSAA and data from local clubs prior to voting.

It's hard to imagine a fall without football and cheer. We will all miss the sounds from the stands, the smells from the concession stand; but more importantly, we will miss the smiles from the kids as they participate in a sport they love.

Requests for registration fee refunds will be handled separately by each club. Please refer to your club for their process and timeline for refunds.

Even though there will not be a FLYFCL season, some individual clubs may choose to host camps or other activities to keep the children connected with their respective sport. We hope that your child stays active during this time and we look forward to seeing everyone back for the 2021season. Until then, stay safe - stay healthy!

Thank you,

FLYFCL Executive Board

 
4th Annual Football Skills Camp - UPDATED DATE
*** UPDATED DATE ****
Football Skills Camp
"For EVERY Offensive and Defensive Position"
NYS Elite Athletics will be offering a one Day Camp for current 3rd-11th graders at
TSE in Gates, NY (880 Elmgrove Road, Rochester NY 14624.
Current 3rd-7th grade - July 26 (6:00-8:00 pm)
Arrive 30 minutes early for registration

Registration online:
https://www.campnetwork.com/Register/
Register.php?camp_id=397037
Camp Fee: $70
If you registered in March for the original camp date, you are all set. You just need to arrive at 5:30 to check in.
Contact: David Marean -585-298-0897
Email: NYSEliteathletics@gmail.com
What to Bring
Athletic Footwear/Sneakers and
Athletic Clothing,
QB's provide your own football

Camp Highlights
Off/Def -Indy Period
Off/Def -1on1 Period
Off/Def-7on7 Period

2020 Coaching Staff:
Rob Kramer - ST John Fisher College QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator
Christian Ozolins - Buffalo State Head Coach, RB Coach and Offensive Coordinator
Chad Martinovich - University of Rochester Head Coach, QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator
Aaron Backhaus - Hobart College LB Coach and Defensive Coordinator
Jarrod Clowes-Utica College OL Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach
Maurice Jackson - Former SU Standout WR, NFL Player and Founder of The MJ Speed School
Pat McMullen-Alfred University Assistant Coach, WR Coach
Dan Busold-Utica College Assistant Coach, TE Coach
Seth Willams-St John Fisher College Assistant Coach, OL Coach
Tim Mascari-University of Rochester Assistant Coach, DL Coach
Steve Lian-Brighton High School Head Football Coach, QB Coach
John Russ-HFL High School Head Football Coach, DB Coach
Sean Banks- Webster Schroeder High School Coach, Defensive Coordinator
*As well as some Current and Past College Football players*
(Coaches subject to change with out notice)
 
Sports Related Concussion Information

Public Health Law - Section 2595. Football programs; information on concussions.

Effective, 12/2/2019 tackle football programs in New York State are required to provide an informational packet about concussions and sub-concussive blows, and the injuries that might occur as a result of receiving such blows, to the parents or guardians of all children participating in tackle football programs.

Tackle football programs include any practice, game or other activity which involves engaging in tackle football and which is organized by a school, adult, or public or private league or other entity whose purpose is to allow children to participate in contact football.

The informational packet of resources provided below can be downloaded free of charge for distribution. Programs can select those resources that are most appropriate. Suggestions for distribution may include posting these resources to program websites, sharing via email or providing in print.

 
4th Annual Football Skills Camp
Football Skills Camp
"For EVERY Offensive and Defensive Position"
NYS Elite Athletics will be offering a one Day Camp for current 3rd-11th graders at
TSE in Gates, NY.
There will be two different camp sessions:
Session 1: current 8th-11th grade - March 7th(6:00-8:00 pm)
Arrive 30 minutes early for registration
Session 2: current 3rd-7th grade - March 14th (6:00-8:00 pm)
Arrive 30 minutes early for registration

Registration online:
https://www.campnetwork.com/Register/
Register.php?camp_id=397037
Camp Fee: $60 ($70 after March 1st)
SAVE $10 by registering early.
Contact: David Marean -585-298-0897
Email: NYSEliteathletics@gmail.com
What to Bring
Athletic Footwear/Sneakers and
Athletic Clothing,
QB's provide your own football

Camp Highlights
Off/Def -Indy Period
Off/Def -1on1 Period
Off/Def-7on7 Period

2020 Coaching Staff:
Rob Kramer - ST John Fisher College QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator
Christian Ozolins - Buffalo State Head Coach, RB Coach and Offensive Coordinator
Chad Martinovich - University of Rochester Head Coach, QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator
Aaron Backhaus - Hobart College LB Coach and Defensive Coordinator
Jarrod Clowes-Utica College OL Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach
Maurice Jackson - Former SU Standout WR, NFL Player and Founder of The MJ Speed School
Pat McMullen-Alfred University Assistant Coach, WR Coach
Dan Busold-Utica College Assistant Coach, TE Coach
Seth Willams-St John Fisher College Assistant Coach, OL Coach
Tim Mascari-University of Rochester Assistant Coach, DL Coach
Steve Lian-Brighton High School Head Football Coach, QB Coach
John Russ-HFL High School Head Football Coach, DB Coach
Sean Banks- Webster Schroeder High School Coach, Defensive Coordinator
*As well as some Current and Past College Football players*
(Coaches subject to change with out notice)
 
2020 NYS Elite Football Coaches Clinic

When: Saturday, March 21 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Brighton High School

Who: All Coaches (Youth, High School and College)

Fee: $60 ($70 after March 14th)
(By having more coaches from your same program attend)
*To receive multiple coaches from the same program DISCOUNT, you must email me all the coaches names, their email, their level and the school before March 14th*
3-4 - coaches from the same program - $55 a Coach ($65 after March 14th)
5 - Coaches from the same program - $50 a Coach ($60 after March 14th)
6 - or more coaches from the same program - $45 a Coach ($55 after March 14th)

Time Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
9:00 - 9:40 Ty Harper -CSP HS
Head Coach
(Class D - 2018 and 2019
State Champions)
"Screen Package"
Will FiacchiAlbany University
Assistant Coach
"Wide Receiver Play"
Garrett McLaughlin-
Bates College
Special Teams Coordinator
"The Fourth Down
Mentality"
9:50 - 10:30 Jeff Welch-Canandaigua
HS
Head Coach
"Program buy In -Youth
Through Varsity"
Paul Shaffner
Colgate University
Defensive Coordinator
"Front Scheme/
Philosophy"
Aaron Backhaus -
Hobart College
Defensive Coordinator
"Linebacker Play
10:40 - 11:20 "Keynote Speaker"
Marc Vittcore -
Fairport HS
Head Coach
"Founder of Prospect
NYS"
"Keynote Speaker"
Marc Vittcore -
Fairport HS
Head Coach
"Founder of Prospect
NYS"
"Keynote Speaker"
Marc Vittcore -
Fairport HS
Head Coach
"Founder of Prospect
NYS"
11:30 - 12:20 Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:30 - 1:10 Mike Ford-
Susquehanna Valley HS
Head Coach
(Class C - 2018 and 2019
State Champions)
"Creating a Successful
Culture"
College Offensive Coach
TBA
Ryan RiemedioMercyhurst University
Assistant Head Coach
"Defensive Line Play"
1:20 - 2:00 Bob Bates - McQuaid HS
Head Coach
(Class AA State Finalist)
"New Formation System
to get your athletes the
best spots"
College Offensive/
Special Teams Coach
TBA
Rick Flanders -
Union College
Defensive Coordinator
"Cover 4 and how to
change the picture"

Register online at:
https://nyseliteathletics.com/football-showcase

Contact
David Marean -585-298-0897
NYSEliteAthletics@gmail.com

 
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
  • Coaching Football 101 | FBCP S07E17

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:36:34 +0000

    Welcome to Coaching Football 101, class is now in session. Today's episode barely scratches the surface of all that a new football coach needs to know, but we only have an hour.

    A football coaching friend likes to say that every man in America thinks he can do two things: grill and coach football (in 2020 you can add doctor to that list). But every experienced football coach knows at least half of that is not remotely true.

    What You'll Learn in Coaching Football 101

    This podcast isn't the place to get into the details of coaching football. The little things like how to design a good play, decide which play to call, or figure out what drills to run during your practice. That's what a lot of new coaches are looking for. But in Football Coaching 101, we need to start at the beginning.

    Instead, today's lesson is going to focus on 10 things every football coach should know. Young or old. Youth, High School, College or NFL. First year coaches and 30 year veterans.

    10 Things Every Football Coach Should Know

    Here's the list of 10 things every football coach needs to know that we'll kick off Football Coaching 101 with. You coach long enough, you'll learn all of these things through trial and error. Most of these I've learned through a lot of pain and suffering.

    I want you, new coach, to skip all that. I want you to start out in the fast lane. It's a better way to live. I'll go into each point in depth in the episode, which you can listen to at the bottom of this post.

    It's all about relationships. That'll get beat into your head any time you ask a coach the most important thing to know. You do not need to learn any plays to get your first job. Drills are for solving problems. Don't waste time on worthless drills. There is no RIGHT way. But there is OUR way. Confidence is critical. Being 'mean' or 'violent' is not. If you're new to coaching football, accept that you know very little. And that's OK. Drop all the excuses. You're a coach. Keep your composure. Terminology in football coaching is not universal. Execution of plays, not the play itself, wins football games.

    This is a great list to get started. But as I said earlier, it's just scratching the surface. There's a another great post on the most common mistakes youth coaches make here, but it applies to all coaches in my experience.

    And then there's all the fun stuff you're really looking to learn. The X's and O's of coaching football. There's a great place to start learning more of that too, with JDFB Coaching Systems.

  • Spread Formations in the Pistol Power Offense with Tim Snow | FBCP S07E16

    Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:36:33 +0000

    Coach Tim Snow wasn't thinking about spread formations when he first started studying the Pistol Power Offense System in 2015. That first version of the system looked a lot more like the traditional One Back Offense that I first learned from Coach Bill Mountjoy years ago.

    But the great thing about the System is that it evolves. And as Coach Snow and the Winnisquam High School offense evolved in New Hampshire, so did their offensive playbook. The version of the playbook that won back to back New Hampshire State Championships in 2018 and 2019 uses a lot more wide open spread formations. But it keeps the same core principles and schemes.

    Scroll down to listen to this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast and my interview with Coach Snow on the use of spread formations in the Pistol Power Offense System.

    Versatility of the System

    Coach Snow credits the versatility of the Pistol Power Offense System with helping his offense evolve to fit the players. Each season, the Winnisquam staff takes a look at what his athletes can do. Then they build the playbook around that, while keeping the core teachings.

    After using a bruising rushing attack for 3 seasons, the talent the small New England school changed. It was time for a wide open attack. Starting in 2018, Coach Snow incorporated spread formations, the read option, and an expanded passing attack. That took Winnisquam to their first State Championship.

    The following season, the offense continued to evolve. RPOs were added to open up the playbook for an athletic Quarterback who's understanding of how to read a defense continued to improve. Winnisquam rode that development all the way to a second State Championship in 2019.

    They'll look to defend the Championship and three-peat (do I owe someone money for that?) in 2020.

    Play Calling with Spread Formations

    It's not just about the playbook. Coaches have to know how to choose what to use from the playbook. It's not just about spread formations. It's knowing what your athletes can handle, and what they can do best.

    Season to season, you're selecting the plays and formations that define your identity. You need to adapt to the style that fits your athletes best. You also need to game plan each week for how you're going to attack the opponent.

    Then you're looking at how to call the plays during the game. Play selection throughout the game determines the outcome much more than the game planning you do on the weekends. The Winnisquam offense has that down, scoring three times as many points in the second half as they did in the first half during 2019.

    Listen to this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast to find out the simple process Coach Snow uses to determine play selection. Tim shares exactly what he looks for to determine how his team will attack their opponents during the game.

    This is a great look at how the Pistol Power Offense is a lot more than just running the ball, or even lining up in pistol! Check it out using the player below, or search for The Football Coaching Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts!

  • The State of the 2020 Football Season | FBCP S07E15

    Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:24:44 +0000

    Every coach has been trying to figure out just what's going to happen with the 2020 football season. From state to state there seems to be just as much uncertainty today as there was 3 months ago.

    This week's episode of The Football Coaching Podcast takes a look at the questions your coaching staff needs to address to get ready. This is not about what's going to happen. None of us really know what is going to happen with COVID-19. It's actually about preparing your football program for what could happen this season.

    What Could Happen This Season?

    There are multiple possibilities. Things could turn out pretty good (at least from a football standpoint). It could turn out very bad. This is not about any scientific or political beliefs you hold personally. It's about being prepared for very real possibilities.

    From state to state, we will all be dealing with different situations. We've already seen different plans within the same state, like California and Texas. To keep track of what's happening around the country, there's a state-by-state look here.

    Possibilities for the 2020 Football Season

    Many states are still on track to start on time, or within a week to two weeks of the planned starting time. None of that is official until teams actually start stepping onto the field. But even for those coaches that are getting back to practice as expected, there are a lot of issues to plan for. This episode addresses the issues you need to expect in the 2020 football season even when starting on time.

    Then there are states with a longer delay planned. Anywhere from one to two months. Several of those plans include shortened seasons. You're already dealing with a shortened off-season as well. How much do you need to simplify your playbooks?

    Other states have looked at flipping some spring sports with the fall season sports, or moving football entirely to the spring this year. Those longer delays can open up a whole new can of worms - like totally flipping the weather dynamic. Is it better to play in 100 degree weather when you're just starting, or fatigued from the season? I don't know that answer.

    And then there's the elephant in the room. What about a situation where you don't even have a 2020 football season? Not in 2020. Not in Spring 2021. Not at all. Scary, but a very real situation. One that Spring 2020 sports already had to face.

    Prepare for Adversity This Year

    There's a lot of questions. This episode doesn't even touch on all the possible questions that could be asked. I'll be working with our JDFB Coaching Systems clients to get better insight on the big issues each scenario causes through the next 6 months or more.

    One thing is sure. Teams that are prepared for the adversity of the 2020 football season are going to fare better than the teams that are not. There are opportunities for your program to get ahead despite all the uncertainty that has been caused by COVID-19 this year. Check out this episode for some of the steps your program can take to find those opportunities.

  • Solving 5 Defensive Line Technique Problems | FBCP S07E14

    Thu, 16 Jul 2020 09:30:00 +0000

    Coaching defensive line technique for young players can be frustrating. There's a world of bad habits and natural instincts you've got to break.

    During Season 7 of The Football Coaching Podcast we've looked at how to use some of the core principles from JDFB Coaching Systems to solve problems. Those core principles include shows on coaching using ASKA and pulling levers for constant improvement.

    Now it's time to apply those concepts to defensive line technique and solve those problems we see all the time with young defensive linemen learning the position.

    Top 5 Defensive Line Technique Issues

    Football is a complicated game. With JDFB I'm always working to simplify it for coaches. That will simplify the game for players. We're focusing on 5 big technique issues that Defensive Linemen at the High School level often have.

    1. Staying Low: Every defensive line coach knows this one. We're constantly screaming about pad level. Low man wins! There's some critical levers to pull with your ASKA to solve this one. Honestly, if you can fix this problem your defensive line is going to be significantly better regardless of what else you manage to improve.
    2. Eyes in the Backfield: You know that look. When you've got a defensive lineman trying to look over the shoulder of his blocker. That's not a good thing. Let's fix that technique issue too.
    3. Getting Trap Blocked: Seems simple. Don't get up the field. But the levers you need to pull to solve that problem are a lot more complex. Kind of like telling a wide receiver to just CATCH THE BALL! We'll pull the levers to solve this defensive line technique problem.
    4. Staying Blocked: The ability to get off blocks is critical for defensive linemen. They need to use active hands to get off the block. We'll look at some drills and coaching cues to make this happen.
    5. Losing Quarterback Contain: It's not the top-of-mind issue for coaches. But this is a defensive line killer. Losing contain on an athletic quarterback when you have great coverage is a disaster. It often extends the drive for an otherwise sputtering offense. Find out how to solve this issue when you listen to the podcast.

    Constant Improvement

    Using the ASKA principle and the Levers method gets constant improvement for your defensive line technique. Follow the concepts that I'll talk about in this episode and apply them to any position on your football team if you want to keep getting better all season long.

    This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast uses critical elements of JDFB Coaching Systems. You don't need to run every front, every coverage that we teach to get the most out of our systems. They are a framework for your football team to maximize the performance of your football players.

    Click here to find out more about JDFB Coaching Systems and get instant access to 5 Complete Coaching Systems and all of the resources JDFB clients enjoy.

  • Power Blocking Scheme for Big Rushing Yards | FBCP S07 Episode 13

    Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:30:00 +0000

    You can argue if it's the best, but the power blocking scheme is definitely one of the most used running plays in football today. On this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, we're doing a deep dive into all the details of this great gap blocking scheme attack.

    Gap Blocking vs. Zone Blocking

    I'm biased. Power is a core run play in The Pistol Power Offense System. But the other primary blocking scheme is the zone run game. So we get started with a discussion about Gap Blocking vs Zone Blocking schemes.

    Inside Zone and Outside Zone runs are like pattern matching on defense. That means they take whatever you do on the other side of the ball and use it against you. There's nothing soft about zone blocking. But there is a somewhat passive nature about zone blocking. We're letting you make the decision on how we're going to beat you.

    With the Power blocking scheme, it's the opposite. This is a gap blocking play. The offensive line is going to create a seam where we want it, when we want it. Gap blocking schemes like Power use angles and numbers to create an advantage and open the hole whether you want us to do it or not!

    Blocks for Running Power

    Now that we've established the difference in gap schemes vs zone schemes, it's time to work through the rules of the Power blocking scheme. It starts with identifying the different types of blocks your players need to execute.

    Down blocking is critical in any gap scheme play. Power is no different. Base blocks aren't used very often, but we'll talk about them too. The combo is the other major feature of the power blocking scheme - a double team at the point of attack against most defensive fronts. That's where you force the issue to create your run lane.

    Of course you have the other two notable features of a power run play. The kickout block on the defensive end, and wrapping the back side Guard to block the play side Linebacker. There's intricate details of angle and footwork you've got to teach to get the most of out your play. Those details are also in the podcast.

    Power Blocking Scheme Rules

    And finally, you need a set of rules. When you're a Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win offensive coach you have to keep those rules in check. There can't be a lot of if-then situations.

    I'm not going to blow your mind with the basics of Power. It's more about the little details. That's what makes this play work for absolutely any offensive attack. You use angles to create the running lane and get great at the play because you keep it simple.

    Blocking Assignments for Power If the Guard is covered, and Center uncovered combo between Guard and Tackle. If the Guard is uncovered, combo between Tackle and Tight End. If the Guard is covered and the Center is covered everybody down blocks. Center always blocks back. Tight End, if not in the combo, blocks the A Gap Area. Back side Guard wraps to block the back side number of the play side Linebacker. Back side Tackle hinges. H-Back, Fullback, whoever your kick out guy is going to be based on formation - kicks out the man on or outside the Tight End. With no Tight End, it's the man on or outside the Tackle. Flexibility of the Power Blocking Scheme

    Finally, this podcast closes out with a look at how versatile the blocking scheme really is. This is not just one play. In fact, in the Pistol Power Offense System we built an entire series around it. Click here to get my free 3 video series on the Power Series!

    Power Read. 'G' Power. 1-Back Power. Counter and Counter Trey. You can get a lot of mileage out of this one single gap blocking scheme. So invest in it!

    Listen to this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast to get all the details on running the Power Blocking Scheme. Then subscribe so you don't miss great new episodes coming out every week.

  • 33 Defense with Dan MacLean | FBCP S07 Episode 12

    Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:50:32 +0000
  • How Many Calls in Your Defensive Playbook? | FBCP S07 Episode 11

    Thu, 25 Jun 2020 09:30:00 +0000Time to put the finishing touches on that defensive playbook to get ready for the upcoming season. How much do you need in it?

    The biggest problem many coordinators will run into this season is not going to be not having enough play calls. It?s going to be having a defensive playbook that is too big. And for no reason.

    When you?re using a Coach Simple approach, that defensive playbook needs to only include the calls you absolutely need. Especially with a shortened off-season. Check out this podcast to find out just how much you need in your defensive playbook this season.

  • Run Lanes and Seams | FBCP S07 Episode 10

    Thu, 18 Jun 2020 09:30:00 +0000Understanding horizontal and vertical seams is critical to your run fits on defense. Let?s take a deeper look at the concepts.

    This concept is a big one in run fits. Understanding horizontal and vertical seams, and how to pull the levers to fix those seams for your force defenders, is one of the fastest ways to improve your defense.

    Seams is a fancy word for run lanes? or run lanes is a fancy word for seams. They can happen horizontal to the line of scrimmage, or perpendicular to the line of scrimmage. But the issue remains, when you have seams in your defense, you create run lanes for the offense.

    In this episode we?ll explain what horizontal and vertical seams are, how they create run lanes, why they happen, and how to fix them. This is a critical episode if your defense has had trouble maintaining force on the perimeter.

    Show Links Pulling Levers for Constant Improvement: FBCP S07E06 Coaching the ASKA Principle: FBCP S07E03
  • 4-3 Defense with Dave Dugan | FBCP S07 Episode 09

    Thu, 11 Jun 2020 12:13:32 +0000What does it take to run a Championship caliber 4-3 Defense? Find out from Coach Dave Dugan.

    Bishop-Fenwick High School in Massachusetts is a perennial title contender and their 4-3 Defense run by Defensive Coordinator Dave Dugan is a big contributor to that success. Coach Dugan joins The Football Coaching Podcast to talk about what?s worked in building his defensive attack.

    Find out how this brand of the 4-3 Defense teaches simple Linebacker reads and a pattern match Cover 2 coverage to shut down their opponents. Plus you?ll find out how you can prepare your team with a short off-season - because in Massachusetts they do it every year!

  • Strength Calls | FBCP S07 Episode 08

    Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:30:00 +0000Strength calls are important to get your best players in position to make the play. Here?s how to use them.

    There?s a reason defensive coaches make strength calls. But there?s a lot of thought that needs to go into those strength calls.

    In this episode we?ll talk about how to make your strength calls fast, make them easy, and make them work for your defense. Because if they?re not helping your defense, they?re making your defense worse.

 
Heads Up Football- Highlight reel
 
Posted Apr 7, 2012

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.