Frequently Asked Questions

UpdatedTuesday February 25, 2020 byRyan Suzor .

Q - When does the season start?

  • TACKLE starts practices July 27th
  • CHEER starts practices July 27th
  • FLAG Grades 1-8 will have the evaluation/draft in early/mid August (coaches will notify their teams shortly after about practices starting) o K-Clinic to start Sunday, September 13th 

Q - How frequent are practices?

  • TACKLE Practices will be held 4 nights a week during the last week of July and in August. After Labor Day practice will drop down to 3 nights a week
  • CHEER Practices for K-1 (intro) will be held 3 nights a week until Labor Day and will drop down to 2 nights a week afterwards; 2nd-8th Grade Teams will practice 4 nights a week until Labor Day and 3 nights a week afterwards
  • FLAG Practices are typically held once a week

Q - Where are the Practices/Games to be held? 

  • Practices are held at State Field on Livingston Street
  • Home Games are played on the Ballou-Del Rossi Field, Livingston St.
  • Team buses provided to ALL away Tackle Games and Cheer Competitions

Q – What days are games played on?

  • TACKLE and CHEER games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays (once a week)
  • CHEER will exhibit or compete in cheer competitions--DATES TBD 
  • FLAG all levels are played on Sundays (typically between 8 A.M. and 12 P.M.)

Q – How old do my kids have to be to play?

  • TACKLE program starts at 2nd Grade
  • CHEER program starts at Kindergarten
  • FLAG Clinic starts at Kindergarten

Q – Will I need to purchase any additional equipment?

  • TACKLE players will need to purchase cleats and mouth guards
  • CHEERLEADERS in 2nd thru 8th will need to purchase a team warm-up suit for additional $60 (if they don’t have one from the 2019 Season); Warm-Up suits are optional to purchase for K-1st cheerleaders
  • FLAG players will need to purchase cleats and mouth guards

Q – What kind of training do the coaches participate in and what has the league done to become safer?

  • ALL Tackle and Cheerleading coaches are certified AYF Coaches and must complete a series of certification courses prior to the 1st Practice and require a coach be a certified first responder present at every practice and game. Safety is our number one priority at TYF and along with sending our coaches to be certified, we continue to purchase new equipment and recertify our equipment annually. In a recent survey of TYF parents from the 2019 Season, we received praise for the safety of our programs and will continue to invest in that aspect of our program

Q - Where can I register?

Q – If I have additional questions, whom should I contact?

  • President – Rich Russo                      rich_russojr@yahoo.com
  • Registration – Danielle Holloway        danielleho36@yahoo.com
  • TACKLE Director – Billy Grant            bgrant64@verizon.net
  • CHEER Director – Mandy Grant         mandy.g.cheer@gmail.com
  • FLAG Director – Shawn Anderson     shawn.anderson23@gmail.com