Grafton Youth Football Home Page

Updated Saturday May 27, 2017 by GYFC.

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Please be sure to read all the information before registering your children!

 

 

 

Grafton Youth Football will create teams based on the divisions outlined by AYF. The divisions fielded and team placement will be determined based on registration totals. The following table outlines the possible configurations.

 

AYF Instructional Division

Team

Grades

Age as of July 31st

Flag

K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

9 and under

Mitey Mite

2nd, 3rd

9 and under

 

 

 

AYF All-American Division, Grade Based/Age Protected

Grade Max

Age Range

Protected Age

Age Details

4th Grade

8-10

10

10 in 4th grade cannot turn 11 on or before 12/31

5th Grade

9-11

11

11 in 5th grade cannot turn 12 on or before 12/31

6th Grade

10-12

12

12 in 6th grade cannot turn 13 on or before 12/31

7th Grade

11-13

13

13 in 7th grade cannot turn 14 on or before 12/31

8th Grade

12-14

14

14 in 8th grade cannot turn 15 on or before 12/31

Grades may be combined.

 

PRACTICE

 

Dates for the upcoming season are tentative. The typical practice schedule is as follows:

Flag

  • Practice one hour 1-2 times a week between 5:30 and 8pm M-F. August –Sept. 

Tackle (Grades 2nd through 8th)

  • Practice 3 times a week from 5:30-7:30pm M-F and Sat mornings for 2 hours.
  • All players, regardless  of when they join the team, must have at least ten (10) hours of conditioning before they are allowed to have live contact.

Practices take place at South Grafton Elementary School.  Practices times and location are subject to change.  Also, additional practices can be added at the coach’s discretion.  All practice times, locations and additional practices will be confirmed by your coaches as the season begins.

 

GAMES

All teams play in at approximately 7-8 games during the months of September, October and November.  Most games are on Sundays but occasionally there can be a Saturday game.  All Home games are played at the turf facility at the High School.  The league tries to schedule games whenever possible so that the younger players play earliest.  Games consist of four (4) 10-minute quarters with a 15-minute halftime.   
 

All players are required to play a mandatory number of plays in each game. Unless noted prior to the start of the game, by absence, by injury, or disciplinary action. The number of plays required is determined by the numbers of players able to participate at the start of each game:

  • 31 - 36 Players = 4 Plays
  • 26 - 30 Players = 6 Plays
  • 16 - 25 Players = 8 Plays

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

The tentative competition schedule for 2017 is as follows:

  • Equipment Handout: TBD
  • First Practice: TBD (can begin as early as 4th Monday in July
  • League Jamboree: TBD
  • First Week of Regular Season: TBD
  • Last Week of Regular Season: TBD
  • Start of Playoffs: TBD (No playoffs for Flag or 2nd/3rd grade teams)

 

EQUIPMENT

 

Tackle Parents/Players are required to purchase the following equipment for the season:

  • Football Specific Cleats
  • Protective Cup
  • Athletic Supporter: if necessary
  • Practice shirt/jersey that will fit over shoulder pads
  • Game socks


Tackle Players are issued/loaned the following protective equipment:

  • Football Helmet with Chin Strap
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Practice Pants, Girdle and Pads
  • Integrated Games Pants
  • Game Jersey
  • Mouthpiece

Please note that before equipment will be released to you, you must bring a $50 fully refundable deposit (per child) This will be returned at the end of the season.

Flag Parents/Players are required to purchase the following:

  • Cleats (recommended) or sneakers
  • Protective Cup and Athletic Supporter (recommended)
  • Game socks
  • Black Game shorts/pants

Flag Players are issued the following:

  • Game Jersey
  • Mouthpiece