Football Season DetailsUpdatedMonday March 14, 2022 bySAYFCO.
Football Season Details
Practices usually begin the first week of August. Practices run from 5:45-8:00 pm Monday-Thursday at Oak Middle School, each week until school starts. Once school starts, practices are held 2-3 times per week, until the season ends.
To protect the safety of our players American Youth Football (AYF) mandates that practice begin no later than the first week in August. This allows us to ensure that the players get the proper amount of training before going into their first game. There is a considerable amount to teach the athletes including stance, positions, plays, blocking, proper tackling technique, proper running technique, defensive schemes, etc…
In addition, American Youth Football mandates that we have 10 hours of practice without pads prior to the start of padded practice. The 10 hours is completed that first week. This means we typically only have 3 weeks to focus on blocking, tackling, and scrimmaging before we meet our first opponent.
We HIGHLY recommend you not miss the first week of practice. Your child will not be able to practice in pads until they complete 10 hours of non-padded instruction. Any absences from practices need to be communicated and coordinated with the head coach.
Games will be held once a week typically on a Saturday or Sunday. All home games are played at Oak Middle School. Away game locations are determined based on the team we are playing.
SAYFCO Issued Equipment
*** All items will need to be returned at the end of the season. If items are lost or damaged, the parent or guardian will be responsible for repaying the league.
Tentative 2022 Dates:
Our league is part of the Central Mass Youth Football and Cheer Conference (CMYFCC) which is affiliated with American Youth Football (AYF) League. AYF is the world's largest youth football and cheer league. Being part of this conference/league requires us to follow certain policies and procedures for insurance purposes. The following paperwork will need to be submitted to play: