The RYFA Board has been forced to make the difficult decision to cancel the fall football season this year. There will NOT be RYFA Tackle or Flag Football this fall. The Board would like to play football this year, but felt the current status of the COVID-19 Pandemic makes it unsafe for the players, coaches and families.
The Minnesota Department of Health has deemed football as a "high-risk" sport for COVID-19 and the RYFA Board decided to follow the lead of the MN State High School League and many colleges (RCTC, UM, etc.) will not play this year.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused; and we appreciate your patience with RYFA while we made our final decision. Any payments you have made for Flag of Tackle football will be refunded. If you applied for financial aid assistance your application will be inactivated.
We had opened registration and recruited sponsors with the hope that we would have a fall season; but the current COVID-19 climate makes it unsafe. Let's hope for a better 2021 and we hope to see you next year!
ATTENTION YOUTH FOOTBALL FANS - with the decision delivered by MSHSL on Tuesday about fall sports; our Board of Directors plans to meet this weekend to discuss our plans for Youth Football this fall. We will communicate our plans for the fall season out to everyone next week.
For those who have registered with the $1 deposit to secure your spot - don't worry - NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES will be made to your credit card on AUGUST 8th as originally planned. Further information will be provided to everyone next week after our meeting.
Currently RYFA is planning to hold the 2020 Fall Season. If MSHSL cancels sports for Fall 2020, than RYFA will not be able to have youth football in the fall. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN and we are offering you the option to "reserve your spot" for only $1.00 (plus a 3.5% processing fee from Sports Engine) if you register by August 7th. The remaining balance will be charged to your account on file on August 8th if we are going to have a fall league.
If we cannot hold a league, you will not be charged the remaining balance. The $1 deposit, plus the processing fee will be refunded to you if the league is cancelled. If you need to change your method of payment for the auto-debit of the remaining payment - then you must do so in your account by August 7th.
All registrations received after August 8th will pay the full amount at registration. Registering your child by August 7th will ensure your child is placed on your neighborhood team, so register early to secure your spot for only $1.00, (plus the 3.5% processing fee from Sports Engine).
Registrations will close August 23rd; any registrations after that date are not guaranteed and will only be taken based upon availability.
As always, financial aid is available to those who qualify. Please submit a financial aid application if you are facing hardship and/or receive free or reduced lunch.
If you are in need of financial assistance for your child to play football in the fall; we may be able to help! Our Financial Aid program is now accepting applications that would assist you with the fall registration fees and equipment (helmet & shoulder pads). Learn more about this program here...
Registration for Fall Flag & Tackle Football will open by 7/17/20.
The RYFA Board is still hopeful that football season will be happening this fall. We are moving forward with our planning to hold a K-3rd grade Flag and 3rd-6th grade Tackle Season.
Registration will be opening soon with more details to follow. Please note that our season will only happen IF the MSHSL allows High School sports programs to happen. If Fall Sports are cancelled for high schools, we will not hold a season for youth. That decision is supposed to be made by the end of July. Our plan is to open registration for fall football next week. Thank you for your patience!
PO Box 5764
Rochester, MN 55903