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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.
Football PodCasts
  • Coaching Running Backs Blocking Technique | FBCP S05 Episode 07

    Thu, 11 Jul 2019 09:30:00 +0000When your Running Backs are doing a great job blocking for your team, the offense starts clicking. Here?s how to get it done.

    Running Backs spend a lot of their time working on ball handling and jump cutting. Making moves and maybe even catching a pass or two? but there?s one skill they better get good at.

    Run game or passing, coaching up your running backs blocking technique is going to be critical for the success of your football team. Here?s a deep look at the technique of blocking for running backs, with a Coach Simple, Play Fast take on the position.

    Don?t forget to grab the FREE PDF DOWNLOAD at the top of this page to get all the notes from this podcast plus DIAGRAMS showing each of the blocks.

  • 10 Signs Your Football Program Has Made It | FBCP S05 Episode 06

    Thu, 04 Jul 2019 09:30:00 +0000There?s successful seasons? and then there?s a successful program. Here?s how you know your team has ?Made It?.

    There?s good teams on your schedule. They have quality seasons and then some years they drop off. The coaching staff has some turnover, the players have even more.

    Then you?ve got the perennial powerhouse. No one is ever going to look past these guys, and only a few are ever going to beat them. But their head coach is the most relaxed cat you?ve ever met?

    Here?s 10 Signs Your Football Team Has Made It. How many has your football team achieved, and how many are you going to reach in 2019?

  • How to Build Install Practice Plans | FBCP S05 Episode 05

    Thu, 27 Jun 2019 09:30:00 +0000You?ve got your playbook all planned out? but how do you get all this in? Here?s how to build your Install Practice Plans.

    Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win. That?s what Joe Daniel Football is all about. That means you can get your entire offense or defense installed quickly.

    So how do you put those practice plans together? You need an Install Plan first. We put that together last month:

    Now you start from the end, and work back to the beginning. Follow along with this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast to create the perfect practice plans for your install.

    Show Notes Get the Install Schedule template from Season 5, Episode 2 of The Football Coaching Podcast at Download a free Practice Plan Template from our Season 3, Episode 17 episode on Practice Planning at
  • Why I Took the Hands Out of Blocking Run Plays | FBCP S05 Episode 04

    Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:30:00 +0000It?s a slight technique change for blocking run plays. But it worked. Here?s the How and Why on the shift to shoulder blocking.

    A few years ago, I came to the realization that something had to change in the way we teach blocking run plays on our Offensive Line. We needed to take out the weak link.

    Those adjustments had huge benefits. We?ve got to a shoulder blocking style - but not exactly like old Wing-T Offense or Veer Option blocking you might have seen.

    This isn?t revolutionary. But a lot of coaches have asked about the adjustment to our run play blocking. So here it is!

    Show Notes Coach Lew Johnston?s blog at Watch video of shoulder blocking in it?s very early stages:
  • Coaching the Wing-T Buck Series with Rick Stewart | FBCP S05 Episode 03

    Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:30:00 +0000It?s the foundation of one of the most successful offenses in the history of football - the Wing-T Buck Series. Here?s how to do it.

    The Wing-T Offense has always been a fascination for me, and the Buck Series is by far the most used series in that offense. But I needed to bring in an expert for us to break it down.

    On this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, Coach Rick Stewart joins me to talk Wing-T Buck Series. We?ll go over the finer points of blocking the Buck Sweep, Buck Trap and the Waggle. It?s a great show!

  • How to Plan Your Playbook Install Schedule | FBCP S05 Episode 02

    Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:30:00 +0000You?ve got a great playbook. How are you going to get it all installed in time for Week 1?

    It can be daunting when you look at all the great stuff you want to run against your Week 1 opponent, and compare it to the number of days you have to actually get that playbook installed.

    Today?s episode of The Football Coaching Podcast is exactly what you need. I?ll share a plan for a 5 Day Install on Offense and Defense.

    We?ve done this install schedule with a team where everyone plays both ways, and practices are only 90 minutes long. You can get it done.

    Don?t forget to download the Playbook Install Template at the top of this page!

  • 11 Mistakes in the GMC 3-5-3 Defense | FBCP S05 Episode 01

    Fri, 31 May 2019 09:30:00 +0000Georgia Military College popularized the 3-5-3 Defense for the High School level 15 years ago. What?s changed?

    15 years ago, Georgia Military College came out with a comprehensive video series on the 3-5-3 Defense. It was all the rage back in 2005, with tons of coaches buying them up.

    I was one of those coaches. We installed the defense in 2006 and I took over as Defensive Coordinator in 2007.

    By 2008, we had moved on. This time it was the Miami 4-3 Defense. That changed my coaching life forever.

    With a little more knowledge and wisdom, it?s time to go back and look at the original concepts and videos on the 3-5-3 Defense. What?s changed? And why didn?t we stick with it?

    Find out what you need to look for when you switch to the 33 Stack Defense in 2019 (and it IS the same - GMC said so!) when you listen to this week?s episode of The Football Coaching Podcast!

    Show Links The original DVDs are still available at Championship Productions: Basics of the 3-5-3 Defense [that?s an affiliate link, but I do not recommend buying that one] My Playbook Breakdown on the 2008 Georgia Military College 3-5-3 Defense, which had many tweaks from the original, Season 02 Episode 11 of The Football Coaching Podcast. The 33 Stack Defense free 3 video series on the JDFB version of this defense.
  • 10 Steps to Create Your Defensive Playbook | FBCP S05 Episode 00

    Fri, 24 May 2019 09:30:00 +0000Ready to create your own Defensive Playbook? Here?s the simple 10 Step Process to a putting your dominant defense on paper.

    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.

    There?s a 10 Step Process you need to use to putting together the Defensive Playbook for your football team. Find out what it is and get to work putting your ideas on ?paper? with this week?s episode of The Football Coaching Podcast.

  • 10 Tips for Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks | FBCP S04 Episode 21

    Fri, 17 May 2019 09:30:00 +0000It?s that old football coach that?s spent more time on a football field than you can imagine. Can you teach him some new tricks?

    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.

  • How to Talk to The Officials | FBCP S04 Episode 20

    Thu, 09 May 2019 09:30:00 +0000There?s an art to working with football officials to get the calls going your way. Are you doing it wrong?

    They can be frustrating. Drive you completely insane. Maybe take a couple years off your life.

    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.

    Want to get those critical calls? You need to check out this episode.

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.