2015 TACKLE FOOTBALL REGISTRATION AND FOOTBALL COACHES' REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!!!!
As a reminder, there will be no NO LATE REGISTRATION for tackle football athletes. Registration will close on 3/31/2015 for tackle football athletes. Tackle coaches will have until 8/1/2015 to register. Let's go FOXES!!
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 four years, we have competed in the Midwest Youth Football Conference, which included teams from DeKalb, Kaneland, and Burlington. The upcoming 2015 season brings even bigger changes as the conference will add teams from Naperville (St. Raphael’s), Oswego, Plano, and Sandwich, and for the first time since its inception, MYFC will offer 7th and 8th grade football competition.
As we move into 2015 with 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 2015 season will remain relatively 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. One key difference this season is that at least one YYTF 7th grade team will play with the MYFC along with a YMS schedule team. At this point, 8th grade football will remain with YMS.
Also, like last season, we should 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. One big change for our families in 2015, however, is that based on MYFC changes, there is no sibling 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 website.
The 2015 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 2015 for its third 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.
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 competing in the MYFC.
As we begin preparations for the 2015 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 2015.
We look forward to another great season in 2015! Go Foxes!
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Yorkville Youth Tackle Football is proud to announce a new partnership with Carpe Diem Sports Enhancement, founded by CEO Tavian Banks, former NFL player with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New Orleans Saints and Heisman Trophy Candidate while at the University of Iowa. Tavian is an elite trainer, specializing in training programs for all ages and certified as a Nike/Sparq Certified Trainer.
Carpe Diem is offering YYTF athletes specialized training for individual or group sessions, which includes fitness training to improve:
*Core Strength *Coordination
Carpe Diem will provide YYTF families a discounted rate of $125 for 8 1-hour training sessions per month. The regular rate at Carpe Diem is $150 for 8 1-hour training sessions. Registration is now open to receive this special offer.
If interested, please call Tavian Banks at (630) 383-9607 to register your YYTF athlete for upcoming training sessions. For further information, you may also visit the Carpe Diem website at www.carpediemsports.com. When registering, be sure to mention that you are a current YYTF athlete.
YYTF welcomes our partnership with Carpe Diem Sports Enhancement and look forward to many rewarding years with Carpe Diem!
Go Foxes! Seize the Day!
Football games will be played in the rain unless lightening is present. All athletes are to report to your scheduled game or practice field at the scheduled time. Most games are cancelled at the field because it is impossible to know if the weather will clear by game time. We will try our best to get games in, even if they are a bit delayed. Unless you have been contacted by your coach, consider your game/practice to still be scheduled.
Rush-Copley generously donated a new scoreboard. We thank them for their commitment to our community!