To work with young people toward developing their maximum potential as members of society and to strive to create a positive environment for such development through sports. To teach the American tradition of football and to practice the ideas of health, citizenship, and character-building though a positive and safe environment.
Player Eligibility Requirements
RYFC welcomes all returning and new players and cheerleaders from Hebron, Andover, Marlborough, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Glastonbury and Lebanon to participate on all teams! Our program runs four squads of football players and cheerleaders:
|A Team (Seniors) Football ||12-14 year olds||Football: Maximum skill position weight 150 lbs.|
|B Team (Juniors) Football ||10 & 11 year olds||Football: Maximum skill position weight 125 lbs.|
|C Team (Micros) Football ||8 & 9 year olds||Football: Maximum skill position weight 100 lbs.|
|D Team (PeeWee) Football ||6 & 7 year olds||Football: Maximum skill position weight 85 lbs.|
|Flag Football||3-5 year olds|
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|A Team (Seniors) Cheer||Grades 7-8|| |
|B Team (Juniors) Cheer||Grades 5-6|| |
|C Team (Micros) Cheer||Grades 3-4|| |
|D Team (Mini) Cheer||Grades 1-2|| |
* In accordance with the SNEYFC Bylaws a Football player exceeding the allowable maximum skill position weight will be allowed to play under the following guidelines:
(i) Must be within 1 yard of the line of scrimmage, but may line up anywhere on the offensive or defensive line of scrimmage.
(ii) Will not be allowed to run, catch or throw the football.
(iii) May not be a kicker or holder for extra points and field goals.
(iv) May kickoff or be on the frontline of kick return teams.
(v) MAY advance the ball as a result of a fumble recovery or interception.
(vi) Must be identified by a sticker worn in front and back of the helmet and must wear uniform numbers 50-79.
All RHAM Youth Football Weigh-ins are typically scheduled the Saturday before the first game. The location of weigh-ins varies from year to year. Please visit the event calendar to find out the exact date. If no date is posted, then weigh-ins have not yet been scheduled for the season.
MOST EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED, however, if your child arrives at practice or to a game missing equipment, there will be no equipment available for your child to borrow. Unfortunately, if your child is not properly equipped, they will not be able to participate. Replacement mouthguards cost $1.00 and are available during practice at the Snack Shack (GHS Practice Field) or occasionally at the Apparel Table at RHAM Home Games (Burnt Hill Park). Replacement mouthguards may not be available to purchase at away games, so if your child is missing a mouthguard and no alternative can be found to accommodate, your child will not be allowed to participate.
No Tolerance Policy:
RHAM Youth Football & Cheerleading has adopted and enforces the Parent, Player and Coaches Code of Ethics recommended by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, which includes such organizations as the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) and the Parents Association for Youth Sports (PAYS). Parents, Coaches and players/cheerleaders are required to sign their respective Code of Ethics Statements and are expected to abide by them. NO EXCEPTIONS. A zero tolerance policy for any violations of the Code of Ethics is in effect. Coaches are required to complete certification under NYSCA rules and to maintain membership.