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General Information: Practice Location, Requirements and Team Selection

Greetings Farmington Football Families:

With the youth football season anticipated to start next week for grades 6-8th and the week of August 10th for grades 3-5th, please find the following information regarding the first two weeks of the Farmington Youth Football 2020 Season:

General Information: Practice Location, Requirements and Team Selection  

·        Practice for grades 3rd-8th Grade will be at Boeckman Middle School (BMS) Football fields (address: 800 Denmark Avenue, Farmington, MN 55024)

·        Players will practice together as an entire grade the weeks of August 3rd (6-8th grade only) and August 10th (all grades)

·        Under the COVID-19 restrictions, parents are NOT ALLOWED at practices, please drop your kids off according to the schedule and lot information below. This will be strictly enforced!

·        Football players are to go to the tennis court area the first day of practice, and the players will be directed to their field location.

·        Equipment will be handed out at a date to be determined, which is anticipated to be a date the week of August 10th.  Refundable equipment deposit checks in the amount of $150 will be due at the time of equipment handout. More information to follow.

·        Players should wear a t-shirt, shorts and cleats, and wear a mouth guard.  Football gloves for all players are highly recommended, but not required.  Players MUST bring their own water bottle.

·        Coaches will be required to wear a face covering.  Players may wear a face covering if desired, but not required.

·        Team selection will be conducted between August 14-16, with teams anticipated to be posted before practice time on August 17th. 

·        Volunteer checks  in the amount of $150 will be due the week of August 17th.  Coaches will collect the volunteer checks from the players.  The volunteer checks will be due before a player is allowed to practice or play in a game after August 17th.  More information to follow.

Practice Schedule

·        Week 1 (August 3-7th)  - 6th, 7th and 8th grade only

o   Mon., August 3:    No practice

o   Tues., August 4:    No practice - Coaches meeting 6 p.m. at BMS football fields

o   Wed., August 5:    First practice (6 pm – 8 pm)  combine review, combine practice, combined grade practice

o   Thur., August 6:    Second practice (6 pm – 8 pm) players will do the combine (Fun activity), combined grade practice

o   Fri., August 7:       No practice

·        Week 2 (August 10-14th)  - All grades (3rd through 8th)

o   Mon., August 10:

§  6-8 grades - Regular combined grade practice (6 pm – 8 pm)

§  3-5 grades - First practice (6:15 pm – 7:45 pm) combine review, combine practice, combined grade practice

o   Tues., August 11:   

§  6-8 grades - Regular combined grade practice (6 pm – 8 pm)

§  3-5 grades – Second practice (6:15 pm – 7:45 pm) players will do the combined (Fun activity), combined grade practice

o   Wed., August 12:

§  6-8 grades - Regular combined grade practice (6 pm – 8 pm)

§  3-5 grades - Regular combined grade practice (6:15 pm – 7:45 pm)

o   Thur., August 13:

§  6-8 grades - Regular combined grade practice (6 pm – 8 pm)

§  3-5 grades - Regular combined grade practice (6:15 pm – 7:45 pm)

o   Fri., August 14:  No practice

Practice Arrival Plan

·        Players are NOT to arrive more than 10 minutes before start time

·        Parents are to remind players to practice social distancing of at least 2 yards (6 feet) between others upon arrival and pickup

·        8th grade – use West lot for drop off and pickup, start time 6 pm, end time 8 pm

·        7th grade - use South lot for drop off and pickup, start time 6 pm, end time 8 pm

·        6th grade - use East lot for drop off and pickup, start time 6 pm, end time 8 pm

·        5th grade - use West lot for drop off, start time 6:15 pm, end time 7:45 pm

·        4th grade - use South lot for drop off, start time 6:15 pm, end time 7:45 pm

·        3rd grade - use East lot for drop off, start time 6:15 pm, end time 7:45 pm

Practice and Game Information

3rd grade through 5th grade practice 2-3 times per week
6th grade through 8th grade practice 3-4 times per week

Generally no practices/games on Wednesday due to church.
Practices start at 6 p.m., sometimes early at 5:30 p.m.

First few weeks practices may be everyday.
Coaches discretion on how many practices per week.

Games during week in August.
Games on Saturdays in September and October.
May have games during week in Sept/Oct.

2020 Farmington Youth Football Registration & Rule Changes

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Farmington Youth Football is not officially opening registration at this time.  Instead, FYF will be waiting to open registration until there is more clarity on whether or not football will be allowed this fall.  However, in order to properly plan, FYF needs to know what interest level there is at each of grades 3rd-8th should there be a season.  If a season is allowed, there will be a very tight window for registration.  The season is scheduled to start practicing the week of August 3rd (6th-8th Grade) or August 10th (3rd-5th Grade).

If you are interested in having your child play in the 2020 Farmington Youth Football season, we request that you please complete a brief questionnaire at the following link.

 

 

 

2020 Farmington Youth Football Questionnaire

 

2020 Rule Changes for 3rd-5th Grade 

In an effort to increase player safety, create more player involvement in each play and playing time in a game, and enhance FUN in the sport of football, the South Suburban varsity coaches and association representatives met numerous times over the winter to discuss player safety, player development, and enhance FUN in the game of football.  As a result of these discussions and meetings, there will be  changes for grades 3rd-5th grade, in the 2020 season, which include:

  • 3rd Grade playing padded flag with 6 players on the field per team at a time. 
  • 4th Grade playing with 7 players on a field per team at a time.    
  • 5th Grade playing with 8 players on a field per team at  a time.

These changes  follow the philosophy of "all players, all positions, all skills", such that more players are eligible to receive a pass or receive a handoff to run the ball on a play, with each player receiving the opportunity to develop various football skills at various positions during the course of the season.  It is expected that these changes will enhance player development as they transition from flag football into tackle football, such that by the time the player reaches 6th Grade there will be more development and a better understanding of football and various football positions for the normal 11 versus 11 players on a field. 

Rules for grades 3rd-6th will follow USA Football's Rookie Tackle Rule Book with some minor approved changes, which will be made available on FYF's website.  

 

Thank you for your support of Farmington Youth Football!

Proud Recipient of a 2019 Smarter Football Grant by Riddell

Farmington Youth Football is a proud recipient of the 2019 Smarter Football grant for Riddell equipment announced by Peyton Manning on September 17, 2019 via a YouTube message!

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Farmington Youth Football Association was established with a primary purpose to foster the development of Farmington youth by teaching proper, safe techniques and ethical practices for football, to encourage effective communication, cooperation, sportsmanship, and healthy competition, to develop the value and self-esteem of each individual participant, and to create an atmosphere where camarderie, inclusiveness, accountability, learning and respect are valued.

South Suburban Youth Football League

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