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Welcome to the NLYFA Football Home Page

Here is where you can get all the latest information specific to NLYFA football! 

Football fees and expectations for 2020:
Registration: $200 per player

Fundraising:  $130 per player. Families pay $130 at the time of registration and receive a book of 26 raffle tickets.  Families may then sell the raffle tickets to earn their money back.  Raffle ticket stubs will be turned in at practice.

Volunteer Duties:  Each family is required to volunteer for three credits during the season.  There is a $300 deposit that will be collected at equipment handout.  If all volunteer duties are met the deposit will be returned otherwise we will cash the check at the end of the season. 

Equipment:  Each player is provided with practice & game pants with pads, shoulder pads, and a helmet, all which must be returned at the end of the season.  We will collect a $200 deposit check at the time of equipment pick up. At the end of season we will provide a date to return equipment. At this time your deposit will be returned.  Each player receives a jersey with their name and number that they keep at the end of the season. Players need to purchase their own cleats at all levels.

Birth Certificates and Sports Physicals are required for each player.  Birth certificates are required for all, even if you have submitted in a previous year.  Sports physicals are due by the first day of practice

The NLYFA Football Program

 Our season runs July - November.  No previous football experience is required.

Players are placed in their division according to their age and weight.  Please see the 2020 weight matrix for details.  We have two teams, Jr. Knights & Jr. Warriors, each following the same requirements and rules.  Each player is guaranteed a spot on a team, however we are unable to honor placement requests and we cannot guarantee which side a new participant will be placed.  All new participants will be put in a lottery to determine which side of the organization they will be placed (Jr. Knights or Jr. Warriors.  Siblings are placed on the same side of the organization.  

Football Practice:
- 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) from season start (late July) until school starts (mid-August)
- 4 days a week (Tuesday-Friday) at the start of the schools year until the end of the season
- Depending on team placement, practice times will begin and end between 5:30-8:00 pm. 

- Games start in the middle of August and run every weekend through early November
- There are 8 regular season games and up to 4 additional playoff games, dependent upon each football team's advancement
- Games are played on either Saturday or Sunday, at all home and away games, in good weather and bad

NLYFA Athletic Director - Marty Dykas

2020 River Valley Age & Weight Matrix click here
Wednesday Night Football Schedule TBD


Athletic Director - Don Largen

Jr. Warriors Head Coaches
Superlight - Tim Durkin
Lightweight - Jim Willis
Jr. Varsity -  Scott Gouty
Varsity -  Rob McDonnell


Athletic Director - Diego Ortegon

Jr. Knights Head Coaches
Superlight -  Tim Mol
Lightweights - Matt Gilbert
Jr. Varsity - Jim Richards
Varsity - Mark Buckle


2019 ihsa sports physical.pdf

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