USA Football
2018-2019 NFF Scholar-Athlete Nomination Form

2018-2019 Football Player and Cheerleader Scholar-Athlete NFF Nomination Form for Youth, High School, & College Scholar Athletes

Minimum requirements are a B average and either an All-League Selection, or Captain, Community service is preferred but not required. Every school in Section V should have one high school Senior to honor at the banquet. One youth nominee per program. Youth award winners should be at B team or A team level (5th Grade and above). Top high school candidates will be eligible for scholarship money for college. To receive a scholarship, award winner must be present or have a representative from his/her school present to receive the award.
*Coaching Staffs, Teachers and School Administrators all invited to attend this event*

(To be considered, your application must be received by Friday, November 2, 2018)


The NFF Committee feels that there is at least one Senior member of your team that exemplifies the characteristics to which this award is given. We are looking for applicants that have shown the ability and attitude to play the game of football or cheerlead well. However, academic success and community service are as compelling qualifications for nominating someone for this award. Ideally, the player you nominate will have achievement in all three of these areas. Please do not neglect to nominate someone from your program.

2018 NYS Elite Athletic Football Clinic
Exciting 2018 Events with NYS Elite Athletics:

7on7 Passing League - (May 20th, 27th, June 3rd and 10th)

2nd Annual NYS Elite 7on7 Sunday Passing League

SAVE $50 by registering TODAY

Coach's and/or Parents organize your own team and sign up TODAY to SAVE $50 (after May 1st price goes up $50).

(print out the attached flyer and mail in your registration TODAY)

First 6 Teams in each division are in, so make sure to register before it fills up!

Also if you do not have a team we are offering individual players to sign up for $50

(just fill out the team name on the registration as "Individual" and we will assign you to a team)

"The 1st Annual NYS Elite Athletics 7on7 season was a great experience for the players, coaches, and parents.

Everyone commented on how well it was conducted and the fun the boys had playing. It was an invaluable offseason event for the

youth players and coaches to be able to organize and play 7on7. We plan to be back next year.

Thanks for all the hard work by your group to do this for our children."

-Steve D'Anna, HFL Youth Coach and Parent‚Äč

Click to watch last years

7on7 Sunday League Video

Football Team Camp - (July 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th)
Youth Football Camp - (July 23rd, 24th and 25th)
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
  • S03E15 Coaching Tackling Technique

    Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:30:00 +0000Scheme doesn?t matter if you don?t have great tackling technique. We?re taking a deep dive into teaching safe and effective tackling for your football team!

    Player safety is the single most important aspect of coaching football today. But it doesn?t mean you have to sacrifice effective blocking and tackling.

    We started using the Hawk Tackle method before it was even a thing (though we had no idea what we were doing). It has been a huge benefit for football coaches all over the country by increasing player safety while also improving tackling efficiency.

    I?ll go over technique and drills for teaching all aspects of tackling technique in this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast!

  • S03E14 Coaching Safety Reads & Keys

    Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:30:00 +0000Coach Safety Reads that tell your force and alley players if it?s a run or a pass. And never have to change those reads again.

    With the defensive philosophy that I subscribe to, the ?umbrella? is critical to the success of the defense. That means your Safety reads must be fast and accurate.

    You can?t have a lot of confusion or hesitation. And you can?t give up long passes on play action because of a bad read.

    In this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, we?ll look at 4 different methods of coaching safety reads. Then I?ll go in depth on the one that I?ve found to work the best for our guys.

  • S03E13 Installing RPOs with Brent Dearmon

    Sun, 09 Sep 2018 09:30:00 +0000Brent Dearmon talks about installing RPOs into your offense and how he?s turning around Bethel University with an explosive offensive style.

    Coach Brent Dearmon has a pretty impressive resume including most recently working as Offensive Coordinator at Arkansas Tech. Now he?s turning around his alma mater at Bethel University in Tennessee.

    In this Football Coaching Podcast interview, Coach Dearmon shares how you can install RPOs into your offense, and how to call plays to attack any coverage. Plus he?ll talk about the turnaround process at Bethel, and about his time working for Gus Malzahn at Auburn.

    Coach Dearmon and generously provided a special deal for Football Coaching Podcast Listeners to get $10 OFF Identifying & Attacking Coverages with the RPO. Coach Dearmon teaches everything you need to know to incorporate RPOs into your offense right now. Click here to get this exclusive deal.

  • S03E12 Coaching the Outside Zone Play

    Thu, 30 Aug 2018 09:30:00 +0000The Outside Zone Play is one of the best plays in football, no matter what level you coach. Here?s the deep dive details on how to run it precision for big gains on the ground.

    The Outside Zone Play is one of the best offensive plays in football. In the NFL, it may be the most frequently called run in the entire league.

    But you don?t care about the NFL. You care about your football team, and how the Outside Zone Play can help you.

    Listen to this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast for the complete, in depth look at how to run the Outside Zone Play against all 6 defensive fronts - and absolutely anything else you might see. Plus we?ll break down a few variations to get even more mileage out of the outside zone blocking scheme.

  • S03E11 Breaking Down the 1986 Washington Redskins Playbook

    Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:30:00 +0000From the early days of the Pistol Power Offense System, let?s take a deep dive into the run game of the 1986 Washington Redskins Playbook.

    The Pistol Power Offense System has a lot of roots with the Washington Redskins playbooks from the 1980s. Today we?re taking a look at one of those playbooks.

    Be warned? this playbook was a mess. There?s no way any Redskins player ever received the playbook in this format.

    But we powered through! Look at Inside Zone, Outside Zone, and a couple of very interesting variations of 3rd & Medium or 3rd & Long plays from this 1986 Washington Redskins Playbook. You can also download the playbook above here.

  • S03E10 Defending the Run with the 4-4 Defense

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:30:00 +0000Shut down the run with your 4-4 Defense. Or whatever you want to call it...

    Time to shut down the run. Get serious. You don?t defend spread teams every week! Better be ready to play it tough! This week, we?re talking about running that powerhouse 4-4 Defense against all of the most popular offensive run schemes in football today.

    Okay, time for true confessions. This is how we teach defending the run in the 4-2-5 Defense System, and you can sign up at the top of this article to get instant access to a free video series on it. The 4-4 Defense, 4-2-5 Defense and 6-2 Defense are all essentially the same.

  • S03E09 Defensive Game Planning Guide

    Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:30:00 +0000Wasting your entire weekend watching film, trying to find the secret for your Defensive Game Plan? Here?s how to stop.

    You can spend hours and hours watching Hudl, hoping to find some little secret nugget that makes you a genius on your defensive game plan. Truth is, you?re wasting a lot of time.

    Learn how to watch film efficiently and take care of the things that matter in your life. Listen to today?s episode for efficient defensive game planning, and then download the free Offensive Film Study Sheet above!

  • S03E08 Coaching Half-Slide Pass Protection

    Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:30:00 +0000What pass protection scheme is best for keeping your Quarterback safe? Take a look at the Half-Slide Pass Protection scheme.

    In the Pistol Power Offense System, we use Half-Slide Pass Protection as our drop back protection scheme. If you want a scheme that works great and adapts to any front, this is the place to start.

    Listen to this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast to get the basics of Half-Slide Pass Protection. Could this be the solution to your Quarterback protection problems?

  • S03E07 How to Make Offensive Line Run Blocking Easier

    Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:30:00 +0000Think your Offensive Line isn?t good enough? Make their job easier using these critical Offensive Line Run Blocking tips.

    There?s a few myths in coaching offensive line run blocking that we need to break through. Then we can start to build a better run game.

    In this episode, we?ll talk about why you don?t need your Offensive Linemen to sustain blocks longer. Or drive their man down the field. And how you can make your less talented Offensive Line look like a group of All Pro?s with a few minor adjustments.

  • S03E06 Coaching Cover 3 Coverage in the 4-2-5 Defense

    Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:30:47 +0000What?s the simplest, most effective coverage you can teach? Let?s take a look at coaching Cover 3 Coverage in the 4-2-5 Defense.

    Coaches love to over-complicate things. In a lot of situations, the less complicated answer would be the better one. That?s often the case with coverage packages.

    Aside from trying to run every coverage, many coaches are running a coverage that is much more complicated than necessary. If you?re in a league, conference or level where the teams you need to beat are run heavy offenses, Cover 3 coverage might be perfect for you.

    I?m going to break down how to teach Cover 3 coverage for the 4-2-5 Defense, but the teachings are very similar no matter what defensive front you choose.

    Show Links

    Coaching Cover 3 Coverage in the 4-2-5 Defense on YouTube:

    The Up Front Offensive Line System by Dave Christensen:

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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.