USA Football
Welcome to the 2021 Football and Cheer Season

Our next Presidents meeting will be January 26th at 7 pm. We will at the Phelps American Legion.

The position of Treasuer was not filled during elections, if you or someone from your team is interested in fulling this position please reach out to Eric.

This will be an in-person meeting. Per By-laws,each team member will have two (2) representatives to represent the League Member at all FLYFCL, Inc league meetings and every league member must be represented at all League meetings.

 
2021 NYS Elite Youth Football Clinics

NYS Elite will be holding 2 youth clinics in our area this year!

Rochester Area Clinic - July 21st & 22nd - More info and registration can be found HERE

Finger Lakes Area Clinic - July 28th & 29th - More info and registraiton can be found HERE

 
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.

 
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
  • Measuring Your Players For Better Performance

    Wed, 24 Nov 2021 17:00:00 +0000

    As most of us get into our offseason, sending our student athletes to different sports, it?s a great time to start planning ahead for spring ball and summer workouts.

  • Defensive Fronts & Coverages

    Fri, 19 Nov 2021 10:30:00 +0000
  • Wing-T Offense

    Thu, 11 Nov 2021 17:00:00 +0000

    On any given Friday night, an uncountable number of offensive schemes are being ran across the country. But, from pee wee to the collegiate level, you can always find a team running the Wing-T.

    Tonight, we?re going to discuss the basics of the offense, everything you need to know to get your feet wet.

  • Planning Your Football Off-Season

    Thu, 04 Nov 2021 16:00:00 +0000
  • Defensive Coverage Adjustments

    Fri, 29 Oct 2021 10:30:00 +0000

    As defensive coaches, we?re constantly stuck between keeping coverages simple enough for our kids to execute, and complex enough to make an opposing QB wrong.

    In today?s episode we will discuss how to change-up from your base coverage, ways to disguise what you?re doing from play to play, and small tweaks that can change up your base to make it more effective for the team you?re facing without slowing down the play of your players.

  • Spread Option Offense

    Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:00:00 +0000

    We?ve discussed revolving offenses in previous episodes, and how there is no king of the mountain. However, the spread offense has held its own for several years.

    In today?s episode, we will skim the surface of the spread option, why people continue to use it, what its key formations and plays are, and what weaknesses a coach can expect from year to year.

  • Salvage a Lost Season

    Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:00:00 +0000

    Sometimes the season just doesn?t go your way. Every season, at every level, there are teams at the bottom of the standings. Every season there is even an NFL team who is so bad, they get the #1 draft pick. Most of us have had to deal with it at one point or another. But, regardless of the score board or district standings, you can successfully utilize the games you have left.

    In today?s episode, we will discuss playing out a season that hasn?t gone your way, when to pull the plug, and what your plan moving forward should be.

  • Linebacker Drills

    Thu, 07 Oct 2021 16:00:00 +0000

    Linebackers are often considered to be the most ?torn? position in football. They have twice the responsibility of other position groups, and multiple reads at the snap of the ball to get them to their assignments.

    Tonight?s episode we will discuss drills specifically for the linebacker corps, to help get your players reading and reacting more efficiently and playing their assignments with muscle memory.

  • The Failure of Brilliance

    Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:00:00 +0000

    Many pro and college athletes have made the change to coaching their sport. While some find success, this is not always the case.

    In today's episode, we?re going to try to break down why this happens, why skill doesn?t always translate to coaching ability, and why you don?t have to be brilliant to be successful.

  • Blitzing in Football to Adjust Your Defense

    Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:00:00 +0000

    Blitzing in football is a lever that many coaches pull for different reasons and with widely varying frequency. Some want to send an additional player every snap, some wait for the planets to align on the perfect situation.

    In today?s episode, we will discuss three primary purposes for blitzing in football and what each of these bring to your playbook.

 
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.