USA Football
Welcome to the 2021 Football and Cheer Season

Our next Presidents meeting is Wednesday, May 26th at 7 pm. Check your emails for the zoom link or 1 person from your team can attend in person at the Phelps American Legion.

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.

2020 NYS Elite Football Coaches Clinic

When: Saturday, March 21 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Brighton High School

Who: All Coaches (Youth, High School and College)

Fee: $60 ($70 after March 14th)
(By having more coaches from your same program attend)
*To receive multiple coaches from the same program DISCOUNT, you must email me all the coaches names, their email, their level and the school before March 14th*
3-4 - coaches from the same program - $55 a Coach ($65 after March 14th)
5 - Coaches from the same program - $50 a Coach ($60 after March 14th)
6 - or more coaches from the same program - $45 a Coach ($55 after March 14th)

Time Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
9:00 - 9:40 Ty Harper -CSP HS
Head Coach
(Class D - 2018 and 2019
State Champions)
"Screen Package"
Will FiacchiAlbany University
Assistant Coach
"Wide Receiver Play"
Garrett McLaughlin-
Bates College
Special Teams Coordinator
"The Fourth Down
9:50 - 10:30 Jeff Welch-Canandaigua
Head Coach
"Program buy In -Youth
Through Varsity"
Paul Shaffner
Colgate University
Defensive Coordinator
"Front Scheme/
Aaron Backhaus -
Hobart College
Defensive Coordinator
"Linebacker Play
10:40 - 11:20 "Keynote Speaker"
Marc Vittcore -
Fairport HS
Head Coach
"Founder of Prospect
"Keynote Speaker"
Marc Vittcore -
Fairport HS
Head Coach
"Founder of Prospect
"Keynote Speaker"
Marc Vittcore -
Fairport HS
Head Coach
"Founder of Prospect
11:30 - 12:20 Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:30 - 1:10 Mike Ford-
Susquehanna Valley HS
Head Coach
(Class C - 2018 and 2019
State Champions)
"Creating a Successful
College Offensive Coach
Ryan RiemedioMercyhurst University
Assistant Head Coach
"Defensive Line Play"
1:20 - 2:00 Bob Bates - McQuaid HS
Head Coach
(Class AA State Finalist)
"New Formation System
to get your athletes the
best spots"
College Offensive/
Special Teams Coach
Rick Flanders -
Union College
Defensive Coordinator
"Cover 4 and how to
change the picture"

Register online at:

David Marean -585-298-0897

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
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.