Q- Who runs the program?
A- The LYFA is a registered 501c3 non for profit that is run by a board of directors.
Q- Do the board members or coaches get paid?
A- NO. All of our board members and coaching staff graciously donate their time by volunteering for free every season.
Q- What is the cost to participate?
A- The 2021 Fees are as follows: Flag $175 Tackle $250
Q- What equipment is provided?
A- LYFA provides all player equipment with the exception of cleats. But we do have a Cleats Bin with donated cleats that are first come first fit.
Q- Is this program recreational or competitive?
A- Both. Our main goal is to make sure our athletes are learning the sport of football/cheerleading in a safe and fun environment. But Yes. There will be some games that are competitive for both football and cheer.
Q- Does my athlete need a medical physical to participate?
A- YES. ALL of our athletes will require a PPE. (Pre-Participation Exam) this year. Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Both Cheer and football. The KSHSAA physical form can be found in the FORMS Tab. The physicals can be completed after May 1st, but are required to participate in any practices/games with LYFA. Forms can be turned into Head coaches.
Q- When does the season start.?
A- 2021 Practices will start end of July.
Q- How often are practices held?
A- For Flag, limited to 3 practices per week before Labor Day, and after Labor Day typically drops down to 2 practices a week. Days and times are determined by the teams coaching staff. Practice time for Flag/Cheer usually runs 6-7:30PM and Tackle practices usually run from 6-8PM
A- For Tackle, limited to 4 practices per week before Labor Day, and 3 practices per week after Labor Day. Practices are scheduled by the teams coaching staff.
Q- Who is eligible to participate?
A- Any child entering K-6th grade in the Fall.
Q- Who plays flag football vs tackle football?
A- We will offer K-5th grade flag football, 3-6th grade tackle
Q- How old do you have to be to Cheerlead/Yell Lead?
A- Athletes for Cheer/Yell must be entering the 1st grade in the Fall.