May 31, 2013 - Athletes registering for tackle football and cheer after this date will be charged $100 late fee and be placed on a waiting list. Football players are not guaranteed spots after this date. TO BE GUARANTEED A SPOT, REGISTER EARLY.
June 12,13 & 14 - YHS sponsored Cheer Camp. Grades 1-8. Click or Tackle Football or Flag Cheer and then Click on Cheer camp to download flyer.
July 15, 2013 - All waitlisted athletes are informed whether or not we have space for them on a team.
July TBA - Dicks Sporting Goods Day for YYTF. Dicks provides us with additional percentages off on all purchases at their Yorkville store.
7/15 - 7/19 - YHS sponsored football camp for grades K-7
July 22, 2013 - Equipment pick up for 10U, 11U and 7th grade football players only at Yorkville Middle School from 5:30-7:30 pm.
July 23, 2013 - Equipment pick up for 8U, 9U football players and all cheerleaders will be at YMS from 5:30-7:30.
July 24, 2013 - First day of tackle football practice at Autumn Creek.
August 1, 2013 - First day of tackle cheer practice at Autumn Creek.
August 6, 2013 - First day of Flag football and cheer practice at Autumn Creek
August 17&18 - First game weekend for the tackle program.
August 19,20 & 22 - Team picture days
August 24, 2013 - Cheer Stunt Clinic for grades 5-8. For flyer click on Cheer tab and then Cheer camps.
August 30, 2013 - YYTF night at the Yorkville High School football game. Information to follow.
October 2013 - Cheer Showcase
October 18 (tentative) - Flag Program is invited to participate in the Yorkville High School homecoming parade. The tackle program will not participate due to conflicts with game schedules.
This program is recommended for athletes ages 7-7th grade. Click on the registration tab on the left side of screen to register.
8th Grade athletes must register for the YMS football and cheer program.
For more information on the program click on the Tackle Football or Tackle Cheer tab.
This program is recommended for athletes ages 5&6. Click on the registration tab on the left side of screen to register.
For more information, click on the Flag Football or Flag Cheer tab.
Looking to volunteer your time and talents as a football or cheer coach? Registration for coaches is now open. Please click on the Coaches tab for more information and to register.
If you are interested in assisting in some way, please email Shawn Schumacher at email@example.com
Welcome to the 2013 season!
As Yorkville Youth Tackle Football and Cheerleading continues to evolve, we are always searching for new and innovative ways to improve upon our organization. For the past two years, we have competed in the Midwest Youth Big 12 Conference, which includes teams from DeKalb, Kaneland, and Burlington. These communities were brought together in 2011 as a reflection of our high school conference.
Playing in this conference has brought new challenges to our program, but this experience has also ignited the robust flames of our athletes’ competitive spirits. To be sure, Yorkville sent five teams to the playoffs last season, the most we have had reach post-season play since the inception of the conference. In addition, we had our 10 U Black Team advance to the Super Bowl, which is the second YYTF team to play for a championship since we joined the MYFC Big 12. Our goal as we move into 2013 conference play is to make greater gains from a competitive perspective against our MYFC Big 12 opponents and have even more teams vie for the championship!
The structure for the 2013 season will remain the same as last year. The MYFC Big 12 Conference is made up of single age groups: 8u, 9u, 10u, and 11u. The ages will be based on school year, so your child will play with his/her classmates. Similar to last season, we will allow 7 year olds to play with the 8u teams.
Also, like last season, we will have at least two flights of teams per age level: a red flight, a black flight, and a white flight, if our registration continues to grow. It is our intent to keep all siblings in the same flight. We will have similar rules of play in terms of weight limits, based on conference regulations. While the final weight limits have not yet been finalized by the conference, they will be approximately the same as last season’s weight restrictions. For further rules of play, please see the MYFC Big 12 website.
The 2013 season also brings some exciting changes to YYTF. First, our 7th grade travel schedule will be structured somewhat differently this year. In order to pragmatically develop players’ football skills and guarantee even more playing time for each athlete, one 7th grade team will play a schedule similar to the YMS 8th grade schedule, while another one or two 7th grade teams—depending on registration numbers—will play a schedule consisting of schools from Batavia, Aurora, and the surrounding communities. This change will allow more players to see the field on a regular basis and will foster a greater sense of success and achievement.
Additionally, YYTF is adding Flag Football for our community’s younger athletes. For 5 & 6 year olds, as well as 7 year olds that feel they are not ready to begin the tackle program, we are forming an in-house flag football program. Our athletes will learn the Yorkville football terminology, run designed plays used by the Yorkville High School Varsity team, and compete in a year-end Flag Football Jamboree against other conference Flag Football teams. By competing in the YYTF Flag Football program, our athletes will learn the game in the Yorkville tradition, which will allow for a smoother transition to tackle football in the years to come. We hope you are as excited about this great opportunity as we are!
All YYTF teams will be drafted the same way we have done in the past to guarantee parity between the teams. All kids will be evaluated and drafted to a team. There are no tryouts, and there are no cuts.
Overall, it is our hope to capture the spirit of an in-house league which emphasizes play time and development, and still give every child the opportunity of a “travel” experience. Each team will have a minimum of 8 games. At the end of regular season games, we will have playoffs and a “Super Bowl” for those teams in the MYFC Big 12.
As we begin our 2013 season, please make a note of all YYTF registration dates, fees, and regulations. Also, please be sure to check dates for equipment pick-up and practice start dates.
1) Registration for the tackle football and cheer program is scheduled to open on March 15 continue through May 31st. In early June, YYTF must declare how many teams we will have in the MYFC conference. After this date we are unable to add teams to accomodate a large influx of new football players. Therefore, beginning on June 1st, an additional $100 late fee will be charged to all athletes in addition to the regular registration fee. Athletes registering after June 1st will be placed on a waiting list in the order that they register. Once we determine how much space is left on teams at each level, players will be contacted and their registration will be confirmed. We highly recommend registering prior to May 31st to guarantee that your athlete has secured a place on a team.
2) For the tackle program, registration for football players is $175. Registration for returning cheerleaders is $160 and new cheerleaders is $190. The difference in fees between the new and returning cheerleaders is the cost of their cheer jacket. There is also a processing fee that is charged and collected by our website company to enable us to use online registration. This fee is around $8.
3) All tackle football and cheer athletes must submit a current health physical. Please look under the "Football" or "Cheer" tab on the yytf.org website to download a copy of this form.
4) All FOOTBALL PLAYERS ONLY must submit a copy of their birth certificate - originals will not be accepted. Cheerleaders do not need to supply a birth certificate this year.
5) For the tackle football program, all sports physicals, birth certificates, and an additional $150 equipment/volunteer deposit check (per athlete) MUST be submitted during equipment handout for both football players and cheerleaders. Equipment will not be given out to your athlete unless you present all of these items. The $150 check deposit will be fully refunded to you at the end of the season when you return your equipment and complete your required volunteer hours. You will also have the option to pay $150 (per athlete) up front and opt out of any volunteer requirements.
All home games will be played at Yorkville Middle School, and all practices will be held behind Autumn Creek Elementary School. Equipment handout will be held on July 22nd and 23rd at Yorkville Middle School. The 10u, 11u and 7th grade football players will pick up their equipment between 5:30 and 7:30 July 22. The 8U, 9U and all cheerleaders can pick up their equipment from 5:30 and 7:30 at YMS on July 23. A complete schedule of games for the 2013 season will be available in mid August. Watch the website for additional information, dates, and DIBs volunteer opportunities.
Like last season, weekly "weigh-ins" will be conducted prior to each game. For all of the conference's rules and regulations, check out the Midwest Youth Big 12 Football Conference website at http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=myfc.
Also, in accordance of the school district policy, tobacco products and dogs are not allowed at YYTF practices or games. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please continue to check our website on a regular basis for further news and details. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email located on our website. We are always open to suggestions that you may have for improving our organization. Finally, if you are looking to get involved with YYTF, please contact me directly via email.
As always, thank you for your support and dedication to YYTF. We are very excited about the upcoming changes to YYTF this season and look forward to the continued pursuit of excellence from our athletes and coaches as they compete in 2013.
We look forward to another great season in 2013! Go Foxes!
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Keep scrolling down for information on ImPACT testing for athletes in relation to the best treatment for concussions.
Rush Copley Sports Medicine has partnered with Yorkville Youth Tackle Football and Cheerleading to provide ImPACT testing for its athletes. This testing will be available for all football and cheer athletes in the MYFC league. ImPACT testing is completely optional and not required by YYTF. This is a special opportunity that is being offered to our athletes at a significantly reduced cost. As a sponsor of the YYTF program, Rush Copley has agreed to offer the initial testing for all athletes in the MYFC league for $25, less than half the standard cost. This cost must be paid in cash at the time of service.
ImPACT is a sophisticated, research-based computer test developed to help clinicians evaluate an athlete’s recovery following a concussion. Impact testing is currently offered to all high school athletes in Yorkville. This is the first time that Copley has agreed to increase the scope of testing to include younger athletes. This testing is only recommended for athletes 10 years and older. How ImPACT testing works is that in the preseason, each athlete is given a baseline computer test that lasts about 30 minutes. Later on, if a concussion is suspected during the season, a follow-up test is administered to see if the results have changed from the baseline. This comparison helps to diagnose and manage the concussion. Follow-up tests can be administered over days or weeks so clinicians can continue to track the athlete’s recovery from the injury. ImPACT can help answer difficult questions about an athlete’s readiness to return to play, protecting them from the potentially serious consequences of returning too soon.
If you are interested in scheduling this testing, we recommend that you do so during the preseason. This test can be completed at the Rush Copley Healthcare Center in Yorkville. To schedule a test, please call 630-236-4270 and indicate that you are interested in ImPACT testing. You can find more information on this testing at http://www.impacttest.com. However to receive the special Rush Copley special reduced testing rate, you must schedule testing through the number provided above.
9U Black - 3rd place
10U Black -2nd place
10U Red - 4th place
11U Black - 3rd place
11U Red - 4th Place
Congrats to all of our football players and cheerleaders for an outstanding season!!
See you next year !!!
YYTF's live action game photographers and our team picture photographer are the same company. Contact them via email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A very generous donation from Rush-Copley has enabled YYTF to purchase a brand new scoreboard for our use at Yorkville Middle School. This scoreboard will not only benefit our organization, it will be used for generations of athletes at Yorkville Middle School. We thank Rush-Copley for their commitment to our organization and the Yorkville community!