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RYFA Tackle Football

Registration Information

Tackle Football in 2021 will be offered for 3rd - 6th Grade in the fall. ATTENTION 3rd GRADER PARENTS - you have the option to register your child for FLAG or 3rd/4th Grade TACKLE football. Registration opens 6/21/21 and closes on 8/6/21. 

  • 3rd/4th GRADERS - $100.00
  • 5th/6th GRADERS - $130.00 
Teams will be assigned by neighborhood if you are registered on time. Registrations made before registration closes will be placed on their neighborhood team. Registrations received  after registration closes will be accepted based upon availability and the player will be added to a roster with an opening. (This may not be in your neighborhood). Register early to ensure team placement in your part of town.

2021 SEASON INFORMATION & IMPORTANT DATES

  • Parent/Player/Coach Meetings will be held on either 8/16 or 8/17 (Coach's Choice) to meet the coach, learn about practices, etc. After the teams are assigned your coach will reach out to you with more information about this.
  • Helmet Only Practices will be held 8/18/21 - 8/20/21
  • Scrimmage Night 2021 will be 9/2/21 at the RYFA Fields. Scrimmage night will be held instead of your regularly scheduled practice. This is where all RYFA teams play "practice games". A fun way to start the season!
  • Games will begin on Saturday 9/11/21
  • 3rd/4th Grade Tackle League will end on Saturday 10/16/21
  • 5th-6th Grade Tackle League
    • Play-offs on Saturday 10/16/21
    • Championship game Friday 10/22/21
    • 3rd Place Games Saturday 10/23/21
Throughout registration use what grade you will be in for the 2021-2022 school year.

Team Formation

Team districts (areas) will be assigned by League Directors.  Team districts shall be established after all registered players have been plotted on the league player map.  No player shall be permitted to practice until assigned to a team.  Registrations after registration closes are based upon availability. Players that submit late registrations will be assigned to a team based on team player needs. 

Players whose parent is a Head Coach may play within their assigned resident district, or the district in which their parent is a Head Coach.  This exception will be granted for Head Coaches ONLY.

A change of address during the season does not impact a players team assignment.

Player Notification & Practices

Players will be notified  with team information (coaches contact, practice location, times, etc.)  Parents/players will be notified via e-mail or phone.

The number of practices per week depends on the grade level. Coaches determine the practice day, time and location. 

  • 3rd/4th Graders - Teams can hold 4 practices per week before school starts. After school starts only 3 practices are allowed. 
  • 5th & 6th Graders - Teams can hold 5 practices per week before school starts. After school starts only 4 practices per week are allowed.

WEIGH-INS

Weigh-ins will be required for 4th & 5th Grade in 2021. The  weigh-in dates will be announced soon.

  • LOCATION: RYFA SHED; for your convenience we will even have a "drive-in" weigh service to expedite the process. 

  • DATES: August/TBD - All 4th & 5th graders will be contacted about weigh-ins.

FALL TACKLE REGISTRATION

Registration for fall tackle football is currently open at the link below.

Registrations will be accepted through August 6, 2021.

On-Line Registration Steps

1.  Create a NGIN account
2.  You must access your e-mail to click on the confirmation e-mail that is sent to you before you can continue
3.  Click on the confirmation e-mail you received from Rochester Youth Football and complete your registration

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid applications are now being accepted for Fall Football.