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
  • S03E21 Coaching Football in the Rain

    Thu, 08 Nov 2018 10:30:00 +0000It?s raining. It?s pouring. Hold onto the football so you can keep scoring!

    Don?t let a driving, pouring rain cost you a football game. Or footballs. Because footballs are expensive.

    In this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, I?ll go into detail about how to prepare for a rain game. I?ll give you the 11 items your program needs to have to get ready (put these on your off-season shopping list!).

    Then we?ll talk about in-game management. Keeping the balls, and your players, dry all night. And how you can still hit the perimeter without tossing the football.

    Finally, I?ll share how we played a game in a driving rain, and got all of the footballs back to game-ready. The entire process (good and bad) is shared on this podcast!

  • S03E20 Playing the Same Team Twice

    Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:30:00 +0000You played them once. Now you?ve got to do it again! Here?s how to prepare your Offensive Game Plan.

    You beat them once. Or maybe you lost to them. But this is your second game against the same opponent!

    Last season, we faced this conundrum twice. We played our week 9 opponent in the first round of the playoffs, and our week 10 opponent in the 2nd round. It?s tough to prepare for the changes you?ll see!

    In this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, we?ll focus on preparing an Offensive Game Plan to face a team you?ve already played one time this season.

    Need a different result? Need the same result again? Doesn?t matter. This episode will get you prepared to win!

  • S03E19 Coaching Pass Protection Footwork for Offensive Line

    Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:30:00 +0000You don?t have to be an Offensive Line guru to coach great Pass Protection. You just need the first two steps.

    The biggest difference maker in the success of your offense, and maybe your football team, is how good your Offensive Line plays. For most offenses, that includes great Pass Protection.

    Today?s episode of The Football Coaching Podcast focuses on Offensive Line footwork for blocking defenders in drop back passing. And it?s really independent of what pass protection scheme you decide to use.

    Learn the most important rules of pass protection. Then find out how to coach the first two steps that will win your Offensive Line most pass protection battles!

  • S03E18 Goal Line Package for the 4-2-5 Defense

    Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:30:00 +0000Is your Goal Line Defense ready to make the critical, game winning stop? Probably not.

    Your opponent drove the ball the length of the field. They?re inside your 5 yard line. It?s time to make the big stop.

    Defensive Coordinators need to take a big step forward right now - and accept that getting the stop is not very likely. After all, you couldn?t stop them up til now.

    But if you CAN make that big stop? What a momentum changer! So your Goal Line Defense needs to be ready to show up.

    In this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, we?ll install a basic goal line package for the 4-2-5 Defense that gives your guys a shot to be heroes (even when they probably shouldn?t be).

  • S03E17 Practice Planning to Keep Your Players Fresh

    Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:30:00 +0000How can you have better practice planning in significantly less time? Here?s how to plan efficient and effective practices.

    We?ve all been through those long practices that seem to drag on forever. It?s not productive, no matter how long you spend out on the field.

    What if you could get twice as much accomplished, in just a fraction of the time on the field? Higher energy practices. Consistent effort from your players.

    And then get home to your family earlier?

    It can be done. But you?ve got to commit to a more efficient practice plan. In this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, I?ll share with you how to get the job done!

    Also, check out the interview I had with Justin Dottavio where he talked about how he keeps his practices to 90 minutes.†

  • S03E16 Turn Your Offense Into a Short Yardage Machine

    Thu, 04 Oct 2018 09:30:00 +0000Does your team sputter in your Goal Line Offense? Here?s how to turn your base offense into a Short Yardage Machine.

    You drive the length of the field. But when it really counts, your goal line offense has a tough time punching the ball across the finish line.

    This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast is all about turning your offense into a high powered short yardage machine. Find out how you can create a powerful goal line offense and still keep it simple for your players.

  • 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.

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.