Football

WJYAA RIDER FOOTBALL

We wanted to take a moment to let you know what the WJYAA Football Steering Committee and the Board have been doing to try to make your young athletes experience with youth football as fun and safe as we can.
Equipment
·        We purchased brand new football helmets last season to replace most of the older inventory we had. These new helmets are equipped with the latest protection technology for your young athletes.
·        Any non-new helmet we had was sent to be inspected, tested and reconditioned. This will be an ongoing process that occurs every 2 years with any helmet in our inventory
·        We took a large number of helmets out of circulation. They just weren’t acceptable to hand out to our kids
·        We were able to purchase a lot of lightly used shoulder pads to replace some of the older shoulder pads we had in inventory.
·        We purchased new training pads to help coaches with non-contact practices and to teach safer tackling techniques
 
Training
·        All of our coaches sat through a day of training with West Jefferson High School staff and local paramedics. That training included
o   Safer tackling techniques (Hawk Tacking or Head-Behind tackling)
o   Drills to reinforce those techniques
o   Safe block-destruction and line techniques
o   How to identify and handle injuries in the safest way possible
o   How to teach kids in a disciplined, organized, positive and fun environment
·        Coaches will be required to have updated concussion certifications as well as CPR certifications and criminal background checks. They all understand that their behavior around your young athletes play a key role in these youngster’s positive experience

Limited Practice Contact and Times
·        Practice lengths increase progressively with grade level
·        Practice contact is limited to ½ of the total practice time per week
 
As we move into the season we feel we have coaching staff’s in place who have your young athletes best interest in mind. They all buy into the direction we’re moving in regard to safety, organization and FUN! The safety of young athletes is the number one goal. Building character, enjoying the experience and imparting sound fundamentals is important too. We look forward to the opportunity to spend time with your young athletes!
 

MYFL

Click the link below to get schedules for Instructional, Division 1 and Division 2 football games and locations

http://leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=myfootball

WJYAA Football

Parent Football Information 2018
 
Important Dates
June 18,19,20-Biddy Camp ( High School )
July 14th- Evaluations
July 21st-Draft
July 30th-Practice Begins
August-Practice Continues
August 20th-School Begins
August 25th-Opening Weekend
October 20th-Chili Bowl Weekend
 
All Coaches for the WJYAA will have the following….
1.  Filed Application to WJYAA
2.  Background Check
3.  CPR Certification
4.  Lindsay’s Law Completed
5.  Head, Neck, and Spine Injury Instruction
6.  Attendance of Coaching Clinic
7.  Signed Coaching Contract with WJYAA 
 
Guidelines to be followed by Coaches

Practice Times
Week 1 Conditioning and Instruction July 30th-Aug 3rd
Div 2-2hours
Div 1-1 hour 45 minutes
Instructional-1 Hour 30 Minutes

Week 2 Practice Aug 6th-August 10th
Div 2-1 Hour and 45 minutes (2 full contact 2 non-contact)
Div 1-1 Hour and 30 minutes (2 full contact 2 non-contact)
Instructional-1 hour and 15 minutes (2 full contact 2 non-contact)

Week  3 through End of Season Practice (2 Practices)
Div 2-1 Hour and 45 minutes (1 full contact 1 non-contact)
Div 1-1 Hour and 30 minutes (1 full contact 1 non-contact)
Instructional-1 hour and 15 minutes (1 full contact 1 non-contact)
Flag-1 hour Practice Max
 
What to expect….
Teams will be based of grade not age K/1-Flag, 2/3-Instructional, 4/5-Div. I, 6-Div II
Organized Practices not exceeding times listed above
Once school begins 2 practices a week one contact and one non-contact
Positive and Encouraging Coaches
Proper instruction of Blocking and Hawk Tackling
No Tackling Drills with more than 5 Yards between athletes
Every Athlete will be coached and every athlete will play the amount mandated by the MYFL
Pairing of similar skilled athletes for drills
 
Uniform: Parent's responsibility to provide: Football pants with pads (white for games), Protective cup and Football cleats. WJYAA provides each child with a Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Socks, and first mouth guard.

TEAM COACHES: Coaches will be asked back to the league upon recommendation from the board and the number of teams in the league. A coach or their assistant shall not make an assumption that they will coach the following season or in another WJYAA sport. It shall be up to the sport commissioner with executive board approval to extend the coach and invitation to coach. The assistant coach is subject to approval by the commissioner and the executive board.

Uniform: Parent's responsibility to provide: Football pants with pads (white for games), Protective cup and Football cleats. Upon payment of fees WJYAA provides each child with a Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Socks, and first mouth guard.

Players are to be present for EVERY GAME/PRACTICE that the team has. We play/practice in the rain just not lighting or thunder.

Since we are an all volunteer organization there are responsibilities that need to be completed if you are participating in WJYAA. Parents are to help with the scoreboard, line after their game. They are also to signup for concession workers after their game. If you don't plan on helping in the concession or with scoreboard then please don't sign up.

FOOTBALL:  John Koehler 614-580-0508
                      Jerry Fitzpatrick 614-563-7734

CHEERLEADING: Cami Minton 614-419-9540