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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.
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    Coaches love playbooks. Unfortunately, most of the defensive playbooks you?ll download off the internet are going to be completely worthless to your football program.

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    There?s nothing more valuable on your coaching staff than the guy who has 30+ years of experience coaching football. That old ball coach is a blessing.

    But sometimes, it can get frustrating. Especially if he?s set in his ways and you want to move forward into the 21st Century.

    This week?s episode is kind of fun, kind of weird. 10 Tips for getting that old coach to change his ways. He ain?t wrong, he?s just different.

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    But you can?t let the officials in your football game know that, Coach. You?ve got to keep your cool.

    This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast is a deep dive into how to communicate with the officials during your game. From pre-game to post-game and everything in between.

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    [3-4 Defense Run Fits PDF]

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    If you?re using a spill & kill philosophy or coaching the umbrella principle to your guys, the 3-4 Defense slant drills in this episode will help your players be the right place to achieve your goals.

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    Those base concepts aren?t enough? No problem.

    We start with 2 quick concepts and 5 drop back concepts. But that won?t limit you when we start talking tags. Today we?re looking at 4 tags for each of our Quick Game concepts.

  • 3-4 Defense Zone Blitz Package | FBCP S04 Episode 17

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    The 3-4 Defense System that I teach in JDFB Insider offers a ton of flexibility, so you?ll want to use it. But you need to know how to use it.

    In this podcast, you find out how to use your 3-4 Defense Zone Blitz Package effectively. How and when to call your Single Edge Pressures, Interior Pressures, and Double Edge Pressures.

    This is an advanced stage for your 3-4 Defense System, so make sure you review the podcasts on the base fronts and base blitz package below.

    You can also run all of these 5 man pressures with a Cover 1 coverage, instead of the 3 under / 3 deep Zone Blitz coverage we discuss in the podcast.

    Show Links

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    As an experienced football coach, you need to do everything you can to help develop those new coaches on staff. The young guys who think they?ve got it all figured out. Or the guy just stepping in who?s head is completely swimming.

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  • Practice Planning for Critical Situations | FBCP S04 Episode 15

    Thu, 04 Apr 2019 09:30:00 +0000There?s a few ?Make or Break? situations you need to consider when practice planning. Here?s how to get ready for them.

    During the course of a football game, there will be a few situations that are very hard to prepare for in your practice plan. They?re those situations where the crowd gets loud and emotions run high.

    In this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, we look at practice planning for a few of the most important situations and plays you?ll face during the course of the game. It?s those moments that could win or lose the football game for your team. Or cost you the entire season.

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    Most coaches are not approaching this question the right way. You?ve got to address the root of the problem when your players aren?t playing aggressive enough. And it?s not just throwing your hands up and saying, ?Kids these days!?

    Today?s episode is all about the 4 areas you need to address to get ?more aggressive? play from your football team. And exactly what playing aggressive football really means.

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    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:30:00 +0000Go back in time with the Oklahoma 5-2 Defense Playbook from the 1985 National Championship Season.

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    That means we get to break down a playbook! I found the perfect one with an aggressive defensive scheme from the 1985 Oklahoma Sooners. This 5-2 Defense has a great look at multiple fronts from the 3-4 Defense (or 5-2 Defense) and a coverage package that will fit right in for today?s game.

    There?s some adjustments to be made. But it?s great to see how the defense fits perfectly with the Umbrella Principle and mirrors so much of what we do in the 3-4 Defense System.

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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.