Youth Football

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  1. Youth Football Information
  2. Registration Form/Online link
  3. Game Schedules
  4. League Standings
  5. Post Season Tournament
  6. Coaching Information
  7. Youth Football Rules
2017 YOUTH FOOTBALL INFORMATION
 

Notice: A sports physical is no longer required to participate in Youth Football



REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
 August 5, 2017  ($20 late fee after registration deadline)
   
FEE: $80.00 per player ($20.00 RAC membership required)
 

ELIGIBILITY: 
    Players must be in the 3rd (third), 4th (fourth), 5th (fifth), 6th (sixth),
    or 7th (seventh) grade in the 2017-2018 school year. No player
    may turn 11 prior to August 15, 2017 and participate in the 3rd/4th league.
    No player may turn 13 prior to August 15, 2017 and participate in the 5th/6th
    league. No player may turn 14 prior to August 15, 2017 and participate in the
    7th league.

EQUIPMENT HANDOUT AT RAC:  
    August 5 (3rd- 6th Graders 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) @ RAC 
    August 5 (7th Graders 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) @ RAC

Players must provide their own shoes, football pants, padding for the pants, practice jersey, chinstrap, and mouthpiece. The league will provide each player with a helmet, game jersey, and shoulder pads.  A player may use their own shoulder pads or white helmet.
 
COACHES MEETING:   
    August 7th (5th/6th grade)    30 minutes after player evaluations
    August 8th (3rd/4th grade)    5:30 p.m.
    August 10th (7th grade)        5:30 p.m.
 
PRACTICES BEGIN:  
     
Week of August 7 (helmets and shorts for first three practices)
 
PRACTICES: 
    Before the first scheduled game, teams are limited to a maximum of 4 (four)
    practices a week, with a maximum duration of 120 minutes each. After the  
    first game, the 3rd/4th grade league is limited to a maximum of three (3)
    practices per week, 2 practices in full pads and 1 practice with helmet only
    (no pads). The 5th/6th grade league is limited to a maximum of three (3)
    practices per week, 2 practices in full pads and 1 practice with helmet only
    (no pads). The 7th grade league is limited to a maximum of four (4)
    practices a week, 2 practices in full pads and 2 practices with helmet only
    (no pads). Practices have a maximum duration of 120 minutes each.

GAMES BEGIN: September 5
   
WEIGHT LIMIT (To Carry Football): 
    3rd/4th (<96) 
    5th/6th (<126)
          7th (<156) 
  
PLAYER EVALUATION DATES: 
    Evaluations will be at Foerster Park (just north of RAC)
    3rd/4th Graders:  No evaluation (placed on teams by school)
    5th/6th Graders:  August 7 (Mon) 5:30pm (5th grade) and 6:30pm (6th grade)
          7th Graders:  No evaluation (placed on teams by school)

TEAM FORMATION: 3rd/4th Grade League 
     Third and Fourth grade players will be placed on a team on the basis of the 
     elementary school they attend. Players that do not attend one of the
     elementary schools will be placed on a team by the league director based
     on the number of players already on each team.

TEAM FORMATION: 5th/6th Grade League
     Fifth and Sixth grade players will be drafted on a team by the coach of the
     team. All Fifth grade players, plus any Sixth grade players that did not play
     last season will go through an evaluation process that will involve various
     drills that indicate mobility and quickness. Fifth grade players and Sixth
     grade players that played last season will be placed back on the same team,
     UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUESTED BY THE PARENT. Contact Joe
     D'Amico at 631-0336 ext. 2504 to make this request.

TEAM FORMATION: 7th Grade League
     Seventh grade players will be placed on a team on the basis of 
     the middle school they attend. Players that do not attend one of the middle
     schools will be placed on a team by the league director based on the number
     of players already on each team.