The following is a list of the questions we get most often each season. If you don't find the answers to your questions here, please feel free to call or email us.
Q: What are the age requirements?
A: MYFCA offers 5 age divisions for football and cheer. Those divisions are:
- K - 1st Grade
- 2nd Grade
- 3rd Grade
- 4th Grade
- 5th Grade
Q: When does the season start and end?
A: Practice starts July 23rd. The regular season begins on August 25th and runs through November. The playoffs are in November and the championship games will be played on November 17th. The football games are played on Saturdays.
Q: How often will we practice, what time/day of the week is practice?
A: Prior to the start of the school year, teams are allowed to practice four times per week, with each practice being no more than two hours in length. During the assessment week (July 23rd), practice will be every night, Monday through Friday. The first three nights will be in helmets only with shorts, t shirts and cleats. The last two night will be in full pads.
Once the school year begins, teams are allowed three two-hour practices per week in full pads.
Practice usually begins at 6:30pm but may be adjusted due to lighting or heat. Please be as flexible as you can. Practice days will be determined by the coach’s schedule and practice facility availability. Your coach will give you that information after you have been drafted on a team.
Q: What happens if my football player misses the assessment week (July 23rd)?
A: It’s very important that all the football players attend the assessment practices. Players that miss the assessment will become “hat picks” for the draft, meaning the coaches will pick them randomly out of a hat vs. selection via the draft.
Q: What does my registration fee cover?
A: Football Registration Fee Covers:
- Referee Fees
- Game Jersey (Home)
- Lettering Jerseys
- Socks/mouth piece
- Registration/CFL Foundation Fee/All-star Expense
- Park & High School Security
- Player Participant Cost
- MYFCA Administrative cost (Po Box. taxes, spirit wear, website, security system. business operating license, equipment, homecoming expenses, Field maintenance, replacing game pants & jerseys)
Cheerleaders Registration Fee Covers:
- Cheer uniform (Shell, Skirt & Lettering)
- Sideline Bow
- Blue Metallic Pom Pom
- Gold Metallic Pom Pom
- Cheer Bag
- Registration/CFL Foundation Fee
- Park and High School Security
- Player Participant Cost
- Field Maintenance
Q: What other costs may be involved?
A: End of the season parties are the responsibility of each team. Coaches’ gifts should be included with the end-of-the-year party expenses.