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 five years, we have competed in the Midwest Youth Football Conference, which include teams from DeKalb, Kaneland, Burlington, Oswego, Sandwich, Plano, and Naperville (St Raphael's).
As we move into our second year of expanded conference play, our objectives—as always—are to make greater gains from a competitive perspective against our MYFC opponents and have even more teams vie for the championship!
The structure for the 2016 season will remain the same as last year. The MYFC is made up of single age groups: 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 7th grade, and 8th grade. 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. At this point, 8th grade football will remain with YMS.
Also, like last season, we will have at least two flights of teams at the 8U and 9U level. The number of teams for the 10U, 11U, and 7th grade flight will be determined largely on the skill set at each level. 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 website.
The 2016 season for our 7th grade travel schedule will be structured similarly to last season. 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 an MYFC schedule. This will allow more players to see the field on a regular basis and will foster a greater sense of success and achievement.
Flag Football is returning in 2016 for its forth season with YYTF. Our Flag program is for 5 & 6 year olds, as well as 7 year olds who feel they are not ready to begin the tackle program. This program is structured as an in-house flag football program. Our athletes will learn the Yorkville football terminology and run designed plays used by the Yorkville High School Varsity team. 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.
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.
As we begin preparations for the 2016 season, please note the new YYTF registration dates, fee structure, fundraising obligation, and general policies. Also, please see below for equipment pick-up and practice start dates. Key points this season are as follows:
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 2016.
We look forward to another great season in 2016! Go Foxes!
Cell: (630) 272-2329
Rush-Copley generously donated a new scoreboard. We thank them for their commitment to our community!
Rush-Copley Medical Group offers Baseline Concussion Testing for YYTF families at a reduced price of $25. Please see the attached flyer (click link for Tackle Football and then click link for Healthcare) for further details or call (630) 236-4270 to make an appointment. Go Foxes!