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Most asked questions

Q. What is required for the first day of practice?

In order to be eligible to practice, players must register on-line and make payment in full ( unless arrangements have already been made with the executive Board). First year players must also submit a birth certificate. Physician Health Forms must be completed and dated after 1/1 of the current season, and submitted on or before the first day of practice. All participants must have a completed health form - this applies to both football and cheer participants.

Q. How much is the registration fee?

The registration fee for 2022 football A, B and C squad is $200 , $150 for Mighty Mites ( D Squad) and all squads are $125 for cheer.   As in the past, these fees include the majority of equipment and uniforms each player requires to participate. Families registering multiple children pay full price for the first child, a discounted rate for the second child and no cost for third (or more) child. 

Q. How are registration fees used?
Registration fees are based primarily on direct costs for players to participate in both football/cheerleading. As might be expected, the bulk of these costs are derived from uniforms/equipment, officials, field maintenance...

Q. Do you have a refund policy?
There is currently no refund policy.

Q. Do the Lions help families experiencing financial hardships?
Yes. We strive to make participation in youth football and cheerleading affordable and accessible for all children in the communities we serve. Assistance for families experiencing financial hardship is available. Inquiries can be made through the President and/or Vice President and are held strictly confidential.

Q. Are there volunteer obligations?
The Lions rely 100% on volunteer efforts to make each season successful. All games require many volunteers to run smoothly. To that end, we require that parents contribute throughout the season for volunteer assignments for each registered player. The number of assignments is dependent on registration numbers.

Q. What kind of volunteer assignments are available?
Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to board positions, coaching, team parent, coordinating positions, concessions, field set-up/clean-up, 50/50 raffles sales.

Q. Are there volunteer jobs that do not take place on game day?
A number of more flexible volunteer options exist including registration, sponsorship, equipment manager, fundraising coordinator, food booth coordinator, field supervisor and apparel sales to name a few. Contact:  [email protected]  with any inquiries.

Q. What towns are eligible to play for Cromwell Youth Football and Cheer?
Participants are currently allowed from Cromwell and Portland.

Q. What are the age and weight ranges for Football?

MM-Squad: 1st and 2nd grades  (Ages 6 and 7, Weight up to 115 lbs.)

C-Squad :  3rd and 4th grades  (Ages 8 and 9, Weight up to 135 lbs.)

B-Squad:  5th and 6th grades  (Ages 10 and 11, Weight up to161 lbs.)

A-Squad:   7th and 8th grades  (Ages 12 to 14, Weight up to 185 lbs.  Halo Rule for over 185 lbs.)

Q. What is the age range for Cheerleading?

Same grades and ages as football.

No freshmen are allowed to play per league rules.

Q. What equipment is necessary and or provided?

CYF supplies a majority of the necessary equipment needed to participate. Each player will receive the following:

-       Game Jerseys

-       Game Pants

-       Practice Pants

-       Helmet

-       Shoulder Pads

The following items will need to be purchased in order for your child to participate in practices and games:

-       Practice Jersey (Black or Red preferred)

-       Football Integrated Girdle (will also have some for sale)

-       Cup / Athletic supporter

-       Football Cleats w/Molded Rubber Spikes - No Metal Spikes Are Allowed!

-       Any personal accessories the player might want like gloves-arm bands-molded mouth guards.

All players must hand in completed registration packet and hand in by first week of practice with completed doctor’s form, report card & copy of birth cert to play.

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