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
  • 10 Keys to Coaching Quarterbacks | FBCP S04 Episode 06

    Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:30:00 +0000Coaching Quarterbacks doesn?t have to be complicated. This is The Non-Guru Guide to Coaching QBs!

    This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast looks at how to coach quarterbacks when you?re not a Quarterback Guru. It turns out you don?t need a PhD to get the job done.

    First, you?ll find out the 3 critical skills your signal caller needs to have when you?re deciding who should play the position. Then we?ll break down 10 Keys to Coaching Quarterbacks. You can download the 10 Keys in PDF format in the download box at the beginning of this page.

    Show Links

    My article on the Characteristics of a Great Quarterback from several years ago Coaching Quarterbacks to Read Coverages from Season 2 of The Football Coaching Podcast Get the foundations of the Pistol Power Offense System with my 3 video series on Coaching the Power, Counter and Power Pass.

  • The Run and Shoot Offense | S04 Episode 05

    Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:47:44 +0000We?re breaking down the Run and Shoot Offense. Here?s what I?ve learned in a very, very short period of time.

    It may be football?s greatest mystery. The most complex offensive play design out there. For myself, it?s the single offensive system I knew absolutely nothing about.

    Time to change that! This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast is a look at the Run and Shoot Offense. I?ll look at a few base passing plays and see what we can learn from this offensive system.

    The Run and Shoot Offense is fascinating. I don?t know of any other system that has achieved such high levels of success without spreading like wildfire through the High School and College coaching ranks. Maybe we?ll be able to figure out why!

    Show Links

    Jason Hahnstadt?s new video series on Demystifying the Run and Shoot Offense is the play to start! Click here to get 25% OFF the video series Lots of videos from Mouse Davis that were uploaded by Ron Mckie on YouTube, plus that June Jones short explanation of a Run and Shoot concept: Run and Shoot Playlist
  • Football Coach Mailbag | S04 Episode 04

    Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:30:00 +0000We?re diving into the backlog of the Football Coach Mailbag. Time to play catch-up!

    Today?s episode of The Football Coaching Podcast is getting us caught up on your questions from the football coach mailbag. We?re hitting all kinds of topics you?ve been asking about in this special episode!

    In This Episode?

    Should Defensive Ends be in a 2 point or 3 point stance? How to improve player academics during the off-season Scout Team Wrist Bands from Advantages of 4-2-5 Defense over the 33 Stack (and visa versa) What to do when you?re good on defense, but bad on offense

    Show Links

    Scout Team System from

    Foundations of the 4-2-5 Defense System video series at

    Coach Fore?s The Shield Punt manual:
  • Coaching Philosophy: Coach Simple. Play Fast. Win. | FBCP S04 Episode 03

    Thu, 27 Dec 2018 10:30:00 +0000Every football coaches needs his own coaching philosophy. Mine is short? Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win.

    You hear it on every podcast: Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win. But what does that really mean?

    This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast is all about explaining my own personal coaching philosophy. Because a lot of coaches get it wrong. They think I?m a 4-2-5 Defense guy, or a power run game guy.

    None of that is true. My entire coaching philosophy is summed up with 5 words. Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win. And you hear it on every podcast. Now, let?s go in depth on what that really means.

  • Coaching the 3-4 Defense System | FBCP S04 Episode 02

    Thu, 06 Dec 2018 10:30:00 +0000The 3-4 Defense System can shut down your opponents next season with a simple approach to creating complexity.

    The 3-4 Defense has become increasingly popular because of the flexibility to defend everything from downhill rushing attacks to elaborate Spread Option and RPO offenses. In today?s episode we?re going to look and the 3-4 Defense System that is a part of JDFB Insider.

    The 3-4 Defense System gives you a simple approach to defense. But with an added complexity and flexibility you can use as needed. We?ll talk about the base front, stunts, and blitz package that are taught inside the system. You can also download alignments to standard formations in PDF format above.

  • 12 Lessons Learned as a First Year Head Football Coach | FBCP S04 Episode 01

    Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:15:00 +0000

    There?s a lot of moving parts to being a Head Football Coach. Here are some of the critical lessons I learned this season.

    2018 was my first season as a Head Football Coach. Overall the year was successful, but there was a lot of learning. I?ll share some of the lessons learned that weren?t in the manual when I started on the job.

    You can download my 12 Lessons Learned as a Head Football Coach PDF document above. These lessons have nothing to do with X?s and O?s. If you don?t have your X?s and O?s nailed down, or have a plan for it - you probably shouldn?t be in charge yet.

  • How to Learn to Coach Football | FBCP S04 Episode 00

    Thu, 22 Nov 2018 15:20:24 +0000Use these 6 methods to learn to coach football, faster. The key is knowing where to focus your effort.

    How can you learn to be a better football coach this off-season? There?s more opportunity available than ever, but you?ve got to look in the right places and have a focused goal.

    I?ll share 6 resources you can use to learn to coach football, whether you?re just starting out or continuing your lifelong coaching education. And the 3 keys that you must follow to get a coaching education that?s actually going to help your team win games.

  • S03E22 Halftime Adjustments for the 4-2-5 Defense

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:06:20 +0000How can you make the right halftime adjustments to win the big game? Here?s how to plan for success with the 4-2-5 Defense.

    You had a great game plan. It should work. Maybe it?s even working for you? to a point. But at halftime, you need to make a few tweaks to get to the finish line.

    Halftime adjustments in your 4-2-5 Defense (or any defense, for that matter) can be made for a number of reasons. In this episode of The Football Coaching Podcast, I?ll break down the 5 reasons you should make an adjustment, and share some of those potential adjustments for your 4-2-5 Defense System with you.

  • 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!

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.