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Youth Football Association
Coach’s Handbook 2012
SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
COACH’S CLINIC AGENDA
JULY 29, 2012 6:00 PM, SHS Lecture Room
6:00 – Introduction & Paperwork…….…………………………….…… Welcome & What’s New..……………………………………………….……. Code of Ethics & Duties..……………………………………………….……. Fundraiser – What’s in it for coaches?..……………………………… Player Health Concerns..……………………………………………………… SYFA By-Laws..……………………………………………………………….…… Evaluation & Draft Process..…………………………..…………………… Coaching Help Templates..……………………………..…………………… Basic Skills: • • • Basic Skills: • • • Offense Quarterbacks Running Backs & Receivers Offensive Line Defense Defensive Line LB & Secondary Special Teams Bill Turcotte Corey Carlson Corey Carlson Corey Carlson Corey Carlson Brett Martin Corey Carlson Corey Carlson Clayton Handt Clayton Handt
Head Official Discussion..…………………………………………………….. Upcoming Events..……………………………………………………………….. 6:45 – Split In-House & Travel Coaches In-House: Flag & Tackle Rules…………………………………… In-House: Offense and Defense Notes/Playbooks.…… In-House: Defense & Football Talk/Q & A ….…………….. Travel: SWML Rules & Information……………………………. Travel: Playbook Review…………………………………………….. Travel: Defense Talk……………………………………………………. Travel: HUDL Sign-Up…………………………………………………
Corey/Brett F Corey/Brett F HS Varsity Coaches Tac Coplin Jason Trelstad HS Varsity Coaches Weight Room
SYFA Coaches’ Welcome Letter
Hello coaches. On behalf of the Shakopee Youth Football Association (SYFA), thank you for volunteering to coach youth football this year! 2012 should be another exciting year for all levels of Shakopee Youth Football. Below are some tips and general logistical announcements for the upcoming season. Website Information Pages • Most of the information you and your team parents will need is on our website www.shakopeefootball.com. The navigation bar across the top include SYFA teams, board info, and sponsor info as well as the same for the High School program, along with a link to the all-important Calendar page. Please keep in mind that the website is used by both the youth and school programs. • Information for youth football is listed off the Home page. Click on the Home tab, then on SYFA NEWS & INFO on the left side links. Information like news, announcements, FAQ’s, rules, schedules, rosters, forms, policies, and the COACH’S CLIPBOARD can be found there (see screenshot below). • Check the Coach’s Clipboard for items like practice planners, playbooks, rules, etc. A lot of what you receive tonight will be available anytime on the Coach’s Clipboard. Review the rules!! A number of them have changed/been tweaked this year. • Team rosters will be posted on the website under the YOUTH TEAMS tab at the top of the page and should be available shortly after team selection (usually by Sunday morning). Then choose your level on the left side to display the rosters for that level. Rules and schedules for that level are listed there as well. Individual team pages are listed within the level. You should find a parent on your team to update your team’s page.
http://shakopeefootball.pigskinsystems.com/page/show/36484-general-information-on-the-syfa-program - Program listings, What’s New, At-A-Glance Upcoming Events, Program Philosophy & Mission Statement http://www.shakopeefootball.com/page/show/40654-youth-football-forms - FAQ’s & Documents: Rulebooks, By-Laws, Policies, Coaching Forms http://shakopeefootball.pigskinsystems.com/page/show/40653-information-for-youth-football-coaches - Various coaching forms and documents http://shakopeefootball.pigskinsystems.com/page/show/36485-youth-teams - portal to individual in-house & travel team websites
Welcome Letter (cont.)
What's new for 2012? In a continuing effort to enhance Shakopee Football, changes for the 2012 season include: Separating 1st and 2nd grade flag levels Flag-specific FAQ on website Two new, lighted fields planned at 17th Fundraiser held an extra week (2 weeks Avenue Sports Complex total) Rule changes, NFHS Travel League: Three Gear Days spread out a little more Playoffs! Coach box painted on tackle fields Website – www.swmlfootball.com Earlier tackle level registration close date of Bloomington joins SWML July 31st!! Tournament team open to ALL $25 late fee for tackle registrations after players th June 30 (was $20) Two tournaments New shed at Tahpah Main Same costs as 2011 Required Paperwork for ALL Coaches! • Make sure you and ALL of your assistant coaches register online to coach, including the ONLINE background screening (yea, no papers to fill out) and online concussion training. You cannot coach without completing a full registration! Help For Coaches • Use your grade coordinator as a way to channel questions and issues to the board. Grade coordinators are listed at the top of each level’s schedule and on the website. • Get a team manager! Enlist one or two moms or dads to help with logistics & communications. Contained in this handbook is a sample of duties for the team manager. One additional duty for them (or for someone else with a computer) would be to manage your team page on the website. The team website can be an easy and invaluable avenue of communication for teams. Get parents used to visiting your team’s website for the latest information Communications • Get a contact number and/or email address to your team to use as they will need to let someone know when they will miss practice. It could be you or one of your assistants. Arrange that with your coaches. • Team contact lists will be sent out soon after team selection. Please have your team manager doublecheck this information with the parents. I would suggest calling each of the families to ensure they know what is going on. Equipment & Shirts • All head coaches and up to two assistant coaches get a Shakopee Football coach’s t-shirt. We will hand them out as soon as possible. If your team needs one, contact your grade coordinator. • Coach’s equipment bags and medical/tool/spare part kits will be handed out at the player draft (tackle teams) or after player evals (flag teams). Please let me know if you need any additional supplies. • Once game jerseys are in, we will hand them out to all teams. Until then, the players can use practice jerseys, available at Dicks or Sports Authority or from SYFA. Also, helmet decals should be handed out at that time. • We will have checkout sheets for coaches to check out pinnies from the shed. Schedules & Rosters • Once the schedule is finalized, it will be posted on the website where noted above. Included on it will not only be games & practices, but dates for the Youth Night varsity game, photo nights, Jamboree, Meet the Sabers, all varsity games, and other football events this fall. The individual team schedules for the photo nights should be posted soon. • Finally, by the end of the first week of practice, please let your grade coordinator know of any players who have not showed up. We don’t want anyone slipping through the cracks. Thanks again and good luck this year. Let your grade coordinators know if you need anything. Corey Carlson, President, Shakopee Youth Football Association
Develop good people and citizens.SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION COACHS’ CODE OF ETHICS • • • • • • • • • We have a huge responsibility as coaches. We must build loyalty among our staffs and in our program. It is a privilege to coach… not a right or a way to live vicariously. Our program will be based on the principles of honesty. Convince the players that they are special because they are Shakopee Sabers and that Shakopee Youth Football’s tradition means something special • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • . Be on time. parents and whoever else needs to know what is going on with your team. Our program must be bigger than any individual within it. coaches. not the player. Allow players to prove themselves anew each season and do not base team selections on previous seasons or out-of -season activities. parents. Commend and get excited about players who perform above their level or at unexpected times. nor the players’ peculiarities. however. We must be strong together so that we can stand together during the tough times. after pointing out a mistake… we have the obligation to correct the issue and look for the positive. smoking.on and off the field. nor the players’ parents. Allow yourself to attempt to offer something that may stretch your player’s abilities… sometimes you’ll be surprised and other times. This game is for the kids that play it. other coaches and especially yourself. loyalty and respect needs to be earned. it is not of primary importance. however. Give the highest degree of concern and attention to the physical well-being of our athletes. Organize your practice plans daily so that your players and coaches know what to expect. We do not want to brand or stigmatize our players. officials and the rules of our sport. We will refrain from: swearing. Let your coaches coach. however. Understand the rules of the game and make certain that your players and assistant coaches understand them as well. Positivity creates a desire to perform above what is expected and it allows for more hopeful expectations for and from our players. or anyone or anything else that is not part of the players’ performance. We must not “air our dirty laundry” in front of the players. however. You as a head coach are ultimately responsible for the actions of your assistant coaches. be doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Hand work + Team work = Success Coaches are most influential (more so than parents in some cases) and the coach is the most visible. We must also resolve issues in a timely manner and agree to disagree on occasion. Communicate with your players. Encourage players to try off-season sports. siblings. Remember that they are not owned by you and that loyalty is not bestowed to a head coach. college or even high school… it is a game that should be a fun and learning experience. Be firm. Keep your staffs under control at all times. Critique a player’s performance. but fair with your players and staffs. Teach players the precept and example of respect for authorities. Be professional in your behavior and approach. drinking or other inappropriate behavior on the practice or game field. Our game is not professional. we must be open and honest with each other in private. you’ll scrap the idea. Negativity breeds negativity… Coaches have every right to be critical. parents or others. where you’re supposed to be doing it. hard work and fairness. Be accountable. Winning is an important goal.“no excuses”. Demand excellence in all of your dealings with players. Treat all of your players with respect regardless of their level of ability. This program will be based on one thought.
SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PARENT’S CODE OF ETHICS • • • • • • Make certain that your child has a positive sports experience. they’ll be happy to explain) Come to games as often as you can and bring others to support your child. The more positive reinforcement. address them with the coach directly. college or even high school level. Please keep in mind that our game is not at the professional. Keep in mind that they are attempting to be as fair as possible and their knowledge of and interpretations of the rules may differ from yours. fans. Compliment and support your child. especially with the time commitment. If you have reservations. winning is not of primary importance. Please keep in mind and stress to your child that his commitment to the team is exactly that. etc. Remember… this is our children’s game.it’s all about them! • • • • • • • • . in private and at the appropriate time. coaches. Winning is an important experience.e. address the coach at the appropriate time and in private. however. it is a game that should be a fun and learning experience for our children. Let the game officials officiate the game. your child’s team and the program. the life’s lessons learned far outweigh the sacrifices. Do not use profanity or antagonistically address any particular individual directly (i. opposing teams. We all understand that with any commitment there are many sacrifices.) Be a good sport! Allow the coach to coach and support the coach during discussions with your child. Cheer positively. players.a COMMITMENT. they are still obligated to their teammates and the team. When he/ she doesn’t feel like participating. however. officials. Have your child at practice and games on time (coach will announce times) Practice/ study the game with your child at home (study coaches hand-outs as well) Commit to learn the basics of the game (ask a coach. the more the likelihood of their enjoyment and success. If your have issues or concerns or just questions.
Must not leave until all players are taken home of picked up by parents. Is responsible for finding a team manager (team parent). RESPONSIBILITIES • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Is responsible for assistant coaches.e. Should match players’ sizes and abilities when teaching one on one drills. etc. Is responsible for jersey/ number assignment and distribution. Must select staff by the last day of pre-season. staff & players. Is responsible for communicating game results to the Grade Coordinator after every contest. Communicate often. Must make certain that all of his staff has coach’s contracts. Must have a team roster available at all times. .) Must assign a temporary head coach if absent. Is the only one to speak with referees. Is responsible for equipment/ medical bag.do not rely on players to pass along information.SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION HEAD COACH DUTIES REQUIREMENTS • • • • • Must have a coach’s contract. Communicate with parents directly or through your team manager. equipment storage and clean-up after practices and games. Communicate practice plans to staff and have a practice plan for each practice. Must have a background check. Must keep a list of emergency numbers at all times. Must attend all mandatory coaches meetings and clinics. Must communicate all important information to parents. puffers. Must be aware of specific medical conditions of players and keep appropriate medicine available (i. Is responsible for equipment return and must alert the equipment manager about defective or damaged equipment. Must alert parents in case of an injury. NOTES: • • • • • Recommend no more than 4 assistant coaches on staff.let parents know what is going on. Is responsible for the proper fit of players’ equipment Is responsible for field set-up. Make certain that your staff understands their responsibilities and duties. positional assignments and rotation. Must have a team roster available at all times. Is responsible for providing a playbook to staff & players. Must uphold ethics. Is responsible for player line-up. Is responsible for taking attendance at practices and games and maintaining record. Must have a mandatory parents meeting at the beginning of season HAS THE FINAL SAY WITH STAFF & PLAYERS. Is responsible for practice plans. Must attend and participate in the evaluation process during pre-season.
SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION TEAM MANAGER DUTIES Team managers are an essential part of each team! The following is a list of things that every head coach needs help with. Contact your team coach if you are willing to help out with any of these tasks. and other updates Report team game scores to grade coordinator Assemble a team of parents to plan the team banquet/party Organize parents to make banners for the Saber Bowl end of year tournament Clean out and inventory team equipment bag for return at end of season Assist with equipment turn-in at end of season Help with communication between coach & parents at games & practices . team roster cards. You CAN make a difference!!!! • • • • • • • • • • • • Distribute and collect beef jerky fundraiser forms Maintain the team web page (easy to do!) Collect forms and distribute photo orders to the team Fit jerseys/document player numbers Assign beverage/snack assignments for games Distribute practice/game schedules. A Team Manager or Managers could be a great resource for handling some or all of these needs.
etc. Prizes can be earned by players (see flyer for details). such as team pizza parties. However. COACH AT THE DOME! . If the team sells 200 boxes. there for player safety and to help coaches identify possible concussions Additional and newer tackling dummies and blocking pads for practices Help offset costs of the travel jerseys the players can keep Fund a college scholarship program for former youth and high school football participants. Fundraiser runs from August 13th to August 30th.) Continuation of additional game officials – 4th grade will have a second ref and 6th – 8th will have a third ref for all home games An EMS at 6th-8th grade home games. EARN A FREE JACKET! .The two 5th grade coaches whose teams sell the most jerky have the opportunity to coach their teams in the Metrodome before a Vikings preseason game on August 24th. another coach on the team can receive a free jacket.Each head coach whose team sells 100 boxes gets a free SYFA jacket. money raised will help pay for many aspects of Shakopee youth football meant to improve the kids’ program: o o o o o o o Much needed additional lighted football fields for the youth program Investment in better player equipment (one of the goals being coaches not having to worry about their players' gear breaking or coming apart during games or practices. t-shirts. Team prizes can be earned as well.SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER NOTES Fundraiser Notes for Coaches • Players can sell the popular and tasty Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. The fundraiser is completely voluntary. • • • • .
officials. Mandatory Head Injury Training As mentioned above. symptoms.cdc. or nonprofit organization or any officer. and the protocols and content. SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 3. or league president. Failing to remove a youth athlete from an activity is not a violation and does not create any additional liability for. 2011: 1. 6. or volunteer of a municipality. consistent with the Concussion in Youth Sports online training program available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site. is evaluated by a provider trained and experienced in evaluating and managing concussions and the provider gives the youth athlete written permission to again participate in the activity. please provide us with a copy of that completion certificate. business. or behaviors consistent with a concussion or is suspected of sustaining a concussion. or nonprofit organization. Add this topic to your Parent’s Meeting agenda! SYFA recommends all parents and players take this training as well. 4. employee. no longer exhibits signs. the youth athlete may not again participate in the activity until the youth athlete: a. Your #1 concern as a coach should be the welfare and safety of your players. 5. Save this document to your PC and print a copy to give to your grade coordinator.MN CONCUSSION LAW & TRAINING Minnesota Concussion Law The State of Minnesota passed a Youth Sports Concussion Law that takes affect September 1st. During practice and games. 2. Make information accessible to all participating coaches. a municipality. Applies to all players under the age of 18 and applies to ALL youth sports organizations both PUBLIC and PRIVATE. Require all participating coaches and officials to receive initial online training and online training at least once every three calendar years thereafter. When a coach or official removes a youth athlete from participating in a youth athletic activity because of a concussion. Upon completing this training. and youth athletes and their parents or guardians about the nature and risks of concussions. The CDC provides FREE online training: http://www. it is REQUIRED for all youth sport coaches (head and assistant) in Minnesota to take training on head injuries every three years. symptoms. consistent with current medical knowledge from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. or behaviors consistent with a concussion. including the effects and risks of continuing to play after receiving a concussion. they are your responsibility! • • • • .gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html • • The training is quick – takes about 30 minutes and I guarantee you will learn a few things! If you’ve completed this training for another sport in the past three years. business. click to download your completion certificate. program director. and b. A coach or official shall remove a youth athlete from participating in any youth athletic activity when the youth athlete exhibits signs. We will keep a log of all coaches who have turned in completed forms for reference in future years. or create any new cause of legal action against.
visit: It’s better to miss one game than the whole season.” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. or physical functioning. thinking. in any organized or unorganized sport or July 2007 n nd of Head recreational activity.1 Concussions can occur. nd aying lay.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports ating hat he s. (See the signs and symptoms of concussion listed on the next page.” “getting your bell rung. Grade an ds? (DC): ated ty n injury. Concussions can also result from a fall or from players colliding with each other or with obstacles.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports Para descargar la hoja informativa para los entrenadores en español.CONCUSSION FACT SHEET FOR COACHES U. please visit www. however. D EPARTMENT OF H EALTH AND H UMAN S ERVICES CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION dians ive ional n. WHAT IS A CONCUSSION? A concussion is an injury that changes how the cells in the brain normally work. you should watch for the following two things among your athletes: 1. Even a “ding.S. such as a goalpost. A concussion is caused by a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. -and2. A forceful blow to the head or body that results in rapid movement of the head. • Recognition and proper management of concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.) . Any change in the athlete’s behavior.2 RECOGNIZING A POSSIBLE CONCUSSION To help recognize a concussion. A Fact Sheet for COACHES nly To download the coaches fact sheet in Spanish. • Concussions can occur without loss of consciousness.8 million sports. THE FACTS • A concussion is a brain injury. • Concussions can occur in any sport. . • All concussions are serious. por favor visite: www. As many as 3. The potential for concussions is greatest in athletic environments where collisions are common.cdc.
you should take the following steps: 1.CLIPBOARD CHEATSHEET ON CONCUSSIONS SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION o SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS ACTION PLAN These signs and symptoms may indicate that a concussion has occurred. SIGNS OBSERVED BY COACHING STAFF SYMPTOMS REPORTED BY ATHLETE If you suspect that a player has a concussion. foggy. 2. or groggy Concentration or memory problems Confusion Does not "feel right" Hospit al Name: Hospit al Phone: Hospital Name: Hospital Phone: _ _ _ _ For immediate attention. or opponent Moves clumsily Answers questions slowly Headache or "pressure" in head Nausea or vomiting Balance problems or dizziness Double or blurry vision Sensitivity to light Sensitivity to noise 4. N o o For more information and to order additiona l materials free-of-ch arge. Allow athlete to return to play only with permission from an appropriate health care professional . hazy. visit : www.. Ensure ath lete is evaluated by an appropriate health care professional . and seelc the advice of a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion.cdc. 3. Inform athlete 's parents or guard ians about the known or possible concussion and give them the fact sheet on concussion. Appears dazed or stunned Is confused about assignment or position Forgets sports plays Is unsure of game. CALL 911 If you think your athlete has sustained a concussion. tske him/her out of play. Do not try to j udge the seriousness of the injury yourself. score. Remove at hlete from play. .gov/ConcussionInYouthSports . Loses consciousness (even briefly) Shows behavior or personal ity changes Can't recall events prior to hit or fall Can't recall events after hit or fall IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS FILL I N T HE NAM E A ND NU MBE R OF YOUR LOCAL HOSPITA U S) BEL OW : Feeling sluggish.
They know what their bodies can take. • Don't let peer pressure force kids to make decisions that may cause harm .SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION HEAT CONCERNS Coaches Checklist: • Follow the Heat Index shown above • Watch kids closely • Take lots of breaks • Make sure athletes are hydrated • Athletes who take antihistamines or beta blockers may be at a greater risk • Trust Kids . . .
The use of air conditioners if available helps…even for young babies and infants. do not allow them to partake in sporting events or exercise during heat waves especially when there is a heat/humidity advisory in effect. Source: http://www. • Stay out of the heat and humidity by staying indoors during the hottest time of the day(usually mid morning to mid afternoon).html .com/illnesses/heat. • If your children are swimming in a pool or beach. try to stay at the lowest level of the house as it tends to be cooler. • When in the sun keep track of how long a child has been outside.drpaul. heat exhaustion is not life threatening. Proper sun-screen protection as well as frequent rests in the shade are still necessary. This results in very high body temperature which in severe cases can actually cause brain damage and tragically.html Heat stroke can occur suddenly and is an emergency requiring immediate medical attention. Source: http://www. A fan will help as well.com/illnesses/heat. • Do not stay or leave children in parked cars during hot weather. red and dry skin • Absence of sweating • Deep or shallow breathing • A weak pulse rate • Confusion or hallucinations • Seizures • Loss of consciousness How is heat exhaustion treated? Children suffering from heat exhaustion need to be removed from the heat immediately and given water to drink and cool compresses on their skin. and a cool environment. If you have a young child or a child with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma. They usually improve with rest. The signs of heat exhaustion include: • Clammy. • Children are unable to perspire as much as adults and therefore are more prone to heat stress during exercise than adults.com/heat. Sports drinks are good too as they contain added salt.drpaul. fluids and cooling down. These contractions are forceful and painful.com/illnesses/heat. rather than to lack of salt or other mineral imbalances. even lead to death.drpaul.drreddy. Fortunately. • Drink plenty of fluids. Also. Avoid drinking caffeine containing beverages. and will resolve with rest. drinking water. Avoid salt tablets. A sensible approach must be used in determining if children can safely partake in sports activities during heat/humidity waves. Source: http://www. usually in the gastrocnemius or hamstring muscles (the muscles at the back of the calves). dehydration. These cramps seem to be connected to heat.html Prevention of heat injury Clearly the best approach is to try to prevent heat injury as it can potentially result in heat stroke which is very dangerous. and poor conditioning. The signs of heat stroke include: • Very high body temperature (103 degrees-F or higher) • Hot. try to keep the house as shaded as possible by closing window blinds and curtains. Source: http://www. pale skin that's cool and damp to the touch • Profuse Sweating • Dry mouth • Tiredness(fatigue) . The body is so overwhelmed by the heat and humidity that it loses the capacity to sweat.html Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion usually occurs after prolonged exposure to heat and/or heavy exercise in the heat resulting in increased loss of body fluids & salt through heavy sweating. • If the there are no air conditioners. use your common sense and remove your child from the sun/heat as frequently as you think is necessary. Also.• SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION HEAT CONCERNS Heat Cramps Heat cramps are muscle contractions. Learn to recognize the signs of heat exhaustion right away so you or your child can get shelter in order to avoid further heat injury. • Avoid vigorous exercise in the heat(this includes children as well). Do not over do it.rapid & shallow breathing • Headache and or dizziness Heat Stroke Heat stroke is a very dangerous and a potentially life threatening form of heat stress or injury. Water is good. you still have to be aware that the high humidity and sun rays are still a potential threat. Here are some ways to prevent heat injury during heat/ humidity waves: • Young children and babies should be dressed very lightly and not bundled in blankets or heavy clothing. It is important to know that children may not feel thirsty but will still need to drink regularly.
Only players and coaches are allowed within this area. coaches. A coach with previous SYFA football coaching experience and a positive review from the Board has priority . assistant coaches. SYFA and its members are dedicated to the sport of football in our community. and teamwork. Encourage a positive impression for the game of football. Maintain a commitment to the highest levels of personal and public integrity. During tackle games in Shakopee. players and coaches will have a “coaching box” area painted on the sideline turf. Unethical conduct or actions are unacceptable and should be reported to the SYFA board. OPERATING GUIDE Vision | for the purpose of teaching each child the fundamentals of the sport and to provide the framework for the wholesome participation at each child’s playing ability. Nothing can be accomplished alone. The head coach for each team must attend the coach’s clinic and receive approval before coaching. and developing skills more than winning. Parents and other spectators are to stay outside of this area. Violations of this policy should be brought to the board’s attention for review by the board and possible disciplinary action. Assistant coaches are welcome and recommended. SYFA parents and participants must agree to abide by the overall philosophy of SYFA and parent/participant conduct policy. | Teamwork | Skill Development | Love the Game! The Shakopee Youth Football Association (SYFA) is a non-profit organization that exists Mission | Values | Have Fun | Sportsmanship Program Philosophy • • Having fun while learning and being treated with dignity is each child's right and each adult's responsibility. In the game of football. • • Conduct & Code of Ethics SYFA board members. Coaches and parents shall employ appropriate language and behavior when dealing with impressionable youth. We will offer a quality and well-supervised youth football program in a fun environment that will instruct youth on the proper football fundamentals and increase the overall football skill levels of all participants. Coach’s Responsibility Coaches and grade coordinators will be selected by the Board and are required to abide by the overall philosophy of SYFA and the SYFA Coach’s Code of Conduct Policy. referees. coordinators and volunteers will: • • • Exhibit and maintain personal conduct supporting the SYFA program philosophy and rules.2012 Shakopee Youth Football Operating Guide & By-Laws Certified as of 04/13/12 and supersedes any rules prior to this date. the goals of the team and group can only be attained through dedication and commitment of the whole team. sportsmanship. team spirit. Coaches and parents shall stress sportsmanship. We will be team oriented in our approach. and hope to instill a lifelong love for the game of football. The program will do this while promoting values of high-character. The Board of Directors will review the situation and determine if the incident is subject to disciplinary action.
spectators or parents. This panel shall have final say as to what disciplinary action will be taken if needed. Grades 6 through 8 of the SYFA participate in the Southwest Metro Football League (SWML). A player’s participation may be restricted or prohibited for some length of time due to school-initiated discipline such as suspension or expulsion. Encourage team play and values rather than individual accomplishments. For these grade levels. or refusal to follow coach’s instructions. A coach is responsible for the development and conduct of all players on the team. their primary function is to teach skills and develop the players socially. Maintain team discipline. FIRST OFFENSE: 15 Yards. Rules are specific and are not subject to interpretation. Sensitive matters will be explained in full and be private between player. Behavior which could be subject to disciplinary action includes excessive unexcused absence at practices or games. It is the responsibility of each coach (not the referees) to understand and follow the association’s rules and guidelines. Grade coordinators will exercise good judgment of making any necessary changes. players. and coach. The referees will be directed by the association to strictly enforce penalties relating to the following: Profanity. violent behavior. Rules & Violations The SYFA rulebook for each grade level. A coach may sit a player for a specific disciplinary reason. and objectives to the team.selection as a coach in any new season. questioning or arguing calls by coaches. shall govern all play except as modified by the Board of Directors and the grade coordinator. Rules for each grade will be reviewed at the postseason coach’s meeting and amendments can be recommended at this time. Suggestions for any rule changes must be made to the board in writing. . Develop players to play a variety of positions within the player’s physical and mental abilities. foul language. Rule changes during the season can only be made by the board and must be communicated to all coaches prior to the rule change being applied. and cannot register or move between SYFA playing levels without explicit permission from the SYFA board. Tournament teams will be run similar to high school teams. Any player in that particular grade is eligible to participate on a tournament team. Playing time is not guaranteed and will be determined by the tournament team coaching staff. parent. Players will participate at their current grade level (as of fall classes). in conjunction with the NFHS Football rules. As a coach. Any complaint about a coach's behavior and/or coaching philosophy will be reviewed by a grade coordinator and/or Board of Directors. All tournament teams will follow the rules of the individual tournaments they will participate in during the season. Grades 7 and 8 of the SYFA may allow for the formation of a tournament team at each grade level. All changes will be incorporated in the following season. loss of down SECOND OFFENSE: Ejection (game will be stopped until the offender has left the property). abusive language. a travel league allowing for games between various surrounding communities. They are accountable to the SYFA Board of Directors and will follow the guidelines listed below: • • • • • • • Hold a parent/coach meeting prior to the first season game to explain the rules. psychologically. Both the head and assistant coaches must be registered with SYFA as coaches prior to the draft. Coaches should discuss rules or other concerns with each other before or after games in a professional manner away from the players. and physically. Rule disputes with referees or opposing coaches during the game will not be tolerated. Players on tournament teams must be a currently registered member of the SYFA and an active member of a travel team in addition to the tournament team. SYFA teams will follow the league rules of the SWML. Clearly state the expectations of the players and parents for the season. A head coach can select one assistant coach prior to the player draft. Such benching must be for a reasonable length of time and must be related to a specific behavior rather than a game situation. Issues with playing time should be addressed with the grade level coordinator after waiting 24 hours. Conduct yourself as a role model for the players and the parents. goals. Enforce all rules without prejudice toward any one player.
All refunds are subject to a $15 processing fee. It is not a violation for a player to be in possession of a legally defined drug specifically prescribed for the player’s own use by his doctor. Should a coach encounter a player or parent in violation of this rule during the season of play. The SYFA will attempt to educate coaches on identifying the symptoms of concussions. FIRST VIOLATION: Two week’s suspension from the sport. The SYFA will have available for parents information on head injuries. shall not be reconditioned if more than 10 years old. These include. Equipment is reviewed during the off-season for wear and tear. All SYFA equipment handed out to players shall be kept in the best condition possible. No full or partial refunds will be issued after August 31st. but are not limited to: tobacco. volunteers. The person(s) in violation must have a meeting with two of the officers of the Association. SECOND VIOLATION: The person will be dismissed from the team for the balance of the season. or any substance defined by law as a drug. Special circumstances may arise during August that can be reviewed by the SYFA board for a possible refund. scrimmages and tournaments. 2011. and referees of legal age are not allowed to use any Mood Altering Chemicals while on the grounds of any SYFA activity. which includes all practices. A player who must drop out of the program during the month of August due to injury will also receive a full refund. 1. they must immediately report the incident to a member of the Board of Directors. Coaches determined to have violated any SYFA rules or philosophies will be reviewed by the Board with possible discipline up to and including dismissal.Rule violations should be reported within 48 hours to the Grade Coordinator who will then report them to the Board. beverages containing alcohol. games. Chemical Use Policy The SYFA does not allow the use or possession of Mood Altering Chemicals by any player. . 2. (In event a player is so dismissed as a result of this violation no refund shall occur.) Member Safety & Equipment The health and well-being of all SYFA participants is the association’s primary concern. Each helmet shall be reconditioned every three years and. as of September 1. parents. marijuana. Equipment that no longer meets these standards for safe play will be destroyed and salvaged. this player is prohibited from taking part in any SYFA sporting event until the player receives medical clearance from a recognized health care professional trained in the evaluation and management of a concussion. A medical professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions must provide the player’s coach and the program director with a written statement approving the child for participation in a SYFA sporting event before the player is again allowed to participate in a SYFA event. In order to mitigate any further injury. All SYFA equipment must be returned prior to a refund being issued. A player that shows symptoms of sustaining a concussion shall be immediately removed from the current event. Coaches. Refund Policy A registered player who decides to or cannot participate and notifies the SYFA prior to August 1st will receive a full refund of their registration fee.
Vice President. Each member. and a file of all Association meetings. and three additional elected members-at-large. There shall be an annual meeting of the association membership each year scheduled after the completion of the season and before the next season registration. In the event of a vacancy on the Board of Directors due to resignation or other occurrences. The Treasurer shall report of the receipts and disbursements and current fund balances at each Director meeting or at the request of the President. In addition. Travel Director. These officers shall be members of the Board of Directors. time. The President may sign legal documents of the Association. shall be entitled to one vote at all membership open vote meetings of the association. Head Official. shall keep a record of receipts and disbursements and shall pay out funds as authorized by the Board of Directors. These meetings are open to the membership and will be scheduled on the association’s website calendar. The Board of Directors shall elect officers at the first meeting of the new Board following the annual meeting of the Association. In-House Director. place and agenda of the meeting at least ten days prior to the meeting. The Secretary may co-sign legal documents along with one other officer. A youth board member should be appointed as liaison to the school football booster club. The SYFA board will attempt to hold scheduled monthly meetings throughout the year. Secretary and Treasurer. . The Vice-President shall preside in the absence of the President and at such times perform the duties of the office of the President. Special meetings of the board will be held whenever deemed necessary by the board. the Shakopee High School Head Varsity Coach or designated person by this coach (non-elected). The annual membership period shall commence on the date of registration for the current season and shall terminate on the next season’s registration opening date.BY-LAWS Article I – Membership Section 1 – Qualification Section 2 – Membership Any parent/guardian who has paid a player’s registration fee shall be considered a member of this association. Section 2 President Section 3 – Vice President Section 4 – Secretary Section 5 – Treasurer Article III – Board of Directors Section 1 – Board Structure The Board of Directors shall be composed of the four Officers named in Article II. This excludes Board of Directors meetings. The President shall preside at all membership and Board of Directors meetings. The annual meeting shall elect the Directors of the Association. The Treasurer shall have joint custody of all funds and accounts of the Association. including reports required by the Internal Revenue Service. any community member who is an active volunteer (as determined by the Board of Directors) within the association can be noted as a member of the Association. including the Corporate Charter. The President must have served at least one year on the Board of Directors or as committee chair to be elected. The Secretary is responsible for notifying members of meeting changes and provide a copy of the meeting’s agenda for all Directors. The past President shall have the option to reside as Senior Advisor. The President shall assume responsibility in the supervision of the business of the association and may delegate such duties as may be necessary. The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings including any regular Board meetings. Equipment Manager. The Vice-President may co-sign legal documents along with one other officer. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the timely filing of all government reports. including the annual meeting. Section 3 – Annual Meeting Section 4 – Meetings Article II – Officers Section 1 – Officers & Duties Officers of the Board of Directors shall consist of the President. The Board of Directors will announce the date. Fundraising Coordinator. The number of members shall be unlimited with efforts made each year to increase the association membership. Section 1. No proxy votes will be recognized or counted. for two years and may lead any committee. The President shall have joint custody of all funds & accounts of the Association. special meetings or proceedings. as defined in Article I. By-Laws. the Board of Directors will fill such vacancy until the next annual meeting election. The Secretary shall hold the official papers of the Association.
Travel team head coaches will receive the 100% discount on one player. Personal information collected during registration will never be shared with outside vendors. as well as coaches are provided liability insurance. The Board of Directors shall be the general governing body of the Association and efficiently direct the business of the Association. Standing committees may include. Section 4 – Compensation Article IV – Grade Coordinators & Committees Section 1 – Grade Coordinators The Board of Directors shall appoint a coordinator for each grade level (1-8) each year. This applies only to registration fees and does not include late fees. and may exercise all of the powers of the Association in the management of the business affairs of the Association. Board members will receive 50% off SYFA player registration fees for any of their children during the season in which they are an active board member. During intervals between the general meetings of the members of the Association. The Board of Directors shall have. or any other fee. but are not limited to: • Equipment • Fundraising • Communication • Registration • Volunteers • Events • Coaches • Referees • Merchandise • Camps • Photos Section 2 Committees Article V – Miscellaneous Section 1 Amendments Section 2 – Information Database Section 3 – Insurance Requirements Section 4 – Football Rules These By-Laws may be altered or amended at any meeting of the Board of Directors of the Association by a majority vote. SYFA provides medical insurance for all SYFA participants. Parents of participants requiring this insurance shall be responsible for the deductible portion of the claim. Any changes accepted during this meeting will be effective for the next season. Directors shall serve for a two-year term beginning immediately after the Annual Meeting at which they have been elected. Such Committee Chairperson and the committee members may be a member of the Board of Directors or a general membership volunteer. . There shall be committees with a Chairperson appointed by the Board of Directors. All SYFA directors & officers. Rule books will be distributed to all coaches at the Coach’s Clinic noting any changes from the previous year. SYFA board members receive no monetary compensation. In the event that a board meeting cannot be held. Information on SYFA members shall be strictly limited and protected. Cost of this insurance is included in registration fees. and for purposes of communicating association-related events or information. all officers will be notified and with a unanimous vote. the amendment may be implemented. equipment. in such manner as the Board shall deem to be in the best interest of the Association and its members. We will also have a middle school coordinator to work with that program and ours to ensure a successful transition of players as they develop. Member e-mail addresses will only be utilized by SYFA board members. The grade coordinator will assist in the development of teams and coaches and assist with the players’ equipment selection of all grade participants. The grade coordinator is responsible for communications to the parent group of such grade. The grade coordinator will direct the activities during practices and/or games and assist with the coach’s efforts of such grade. The SYFA rulebook shall govern all play except as modified by the Board of Directors and the grade coordinators.Section 2 Nominations & Terms Section 3 – Powers and Duties Any Association member in good standing is eligible to be nominated to serve as a board member and such nomination shall be voted upon by the membership at the Annual Meeting. Rule changes or suggestions will be reviewed at a postseason coach’s meeting.
or player. The only exception to this rule is the movement of players due to non-typical size consideration. parent. All approved player movements must be communicated to the Board of Directors and registration committee chairperson. In the event that such an organization does not exist. Any action needed to address the grievance will be acted on upon the decision of the Board. equipment.Section 5 Grievances Section 6 – Player Movement All grievances and complaints may be brought to any of the Board of Directors by any Association member. Players may be moved up or down due to size with the approval or request of the parent/guardian and agreement of both grade coordinators. or any item purchased or used by this organization will be donated to the organization supporting the development of youth football in Shakopee only if such organization is registered to be non-profitable and exempt. all assets will be given to the high school football booster club. In the event that this organization stops operating or is dissolved the officers are responsible for determining the allocation of the assets of this organization. coach. All assets including cash. which is also a non-profit organization focused on the development of football within the community. Section 7 – Organization Dissolution . All players will be assigned to a team based upon grade.
d. Liska or Tomei) 2. Time could be 6pm at Tahpah or HS Fields. 40 yard dash will need 6 to 8 cones iii. 4. Need to race against someone. At Gear Days. Cones (approx 20 cones per site for a total of 40 cones). Coaches will be requested to attend an evaluation meeting (approx 30 minutes) the Sunday before evaluations (August 7th). Tackling drill will need 8 cones. 7th grade will have a 700 series number and so on. 4…) 8. Day of Evaluations Monday. 2. the “4-‐6” number should be a subset of the number of teams 7. i. e. another group: 3rd) 3. assigning to teams in opposite serpentine order as smaller kids . Have head and assistant coaches off to the side. Need an equipment person to assist players with equipment issues –both locations(Tomei and Freisen) a. For example: 8th grade will have an 800 series number. Need two of these signs. 3… 3. 2. August 6th 6:00PM Tahpah Main All Flag 1. with their kids 6. Bean Bags to keep players honest (4 per location. Discuss the set up of 3 drills and grading criteria for tackling. 3…) 9. 8 total). c. 2. Stretch and perform cals as a group. Separate kids by grades (one group: 1st & 2nd. Run heats of 4-‐6 kids at a time from group of smaller kids a. Also a sign for equipment location so kids know where to go. Separate sub-‐groups by size – eyeball it – small vs large kids 4. I would assume we would need a spreadsheet to account what we give out and to whom. Note their finish order. Spray paint (one per site for a total of 2 cans. number helmets according to player’s grade. Clayt would volunteer to 3. 4 for the 40 yard dash ii. Equipment will need to be gathered: a. (Breegemann. Tape measure (one per site for a total of 2) A 120 foot tape measure would be preferred for each site. 1. did not do this last year. 3. Erasers or batons will also work. 2. Do same with larger kids. Stop watches (4 working stop watches at each location for a total of 8). Continue running heats & assigning kids to teams in serpentine fashion 1. Also instruction on how the drill should be run. Numbers to be tracked at that time. f. Have helpers at the finish line 5. 4 for pro agility.SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYER EVALUATIONS Prior to Evaluations 1. ii. 2. Assign kids to teams in order of finish (1. Need help with what you need to asst players on equipment (a little of everything and be prepared to outfit a couple of kids entirely). Pro agility will need 3 to 4 cones b. i. Signs for getting flag kids in the correct grade for evaluations. 1.
group one: (600 to 630 is group one to the 40 yard dash) group two: (631 to 660 to the pro agility station) group 3: (661 to 690 to the Tackling drill). touch pylon c. Turn and sprint 5 yards to the right. Defense will start at bottom two cones and make a read on the offensive player. All groups will rotate once all stations have been completed. Offense: A B C • 1 pt for running without hesitation • 1 pt for beating defense through the cones Defensive • 1 pt for not getting touched by defender Tackler • 1 pt for breaking a tackle • 1 pt for falling forward • -‐1 pt for fumbling 2. August 7th 6:00PM Tahpah Main 4th Grade th Wednesday. touch pylon FINISH d. Liska or Tomei) 3. Turn and sprint 5 yards through the finish line Always turn towards the timer when making cuts. Runner will start on top two cones. Ideally. the players will be instructed by the station leader on what the drill is and how to properly perform the drill. on Tuesday the coaches for the 4th grade will all evaluate the tackling drill and coaches for 5th grade will assist with timing the 40 yard dash and pro agility stations. Could use a side line as a guide. (Breegemann. right hand touching the line START b. August 8 6:00PM Tahpah Main 5th Grade 1. Will be set up using the length of the field. 5. a. 4. B or C) b. coaches will have players take a knee to signal to other groups they are finished. facing the timer. Stretch and perform cals as a group. Before the start of each station. Once each kid has gone through the drill twice. Defense: • 1 pt for reading back correctly • 1 pt for beating back to the cones • 1 pt for tackling back and back falling backwards • 1 point for proper form (head in front of rb) using correct shoulder to tackle • 1 point for wrapping the back up. . with feet straddling the line. Start from a three-‐point stance. c. Run two players at a time 40 yards Pro Agility 5 yards 5 yards a. Bonus pt for causing back to fumble 2. Will get cadence from Runner Station leader to which cones to cut to (A. Divide into 3 equal groups: this will be determined on Sunday. Coaches arrive at 5:30 for station set up 40 Yard Dash a.Tuesday. Turn and sprint 10 yards to the left. Tackling Drill Offensive a. This will change for Wednesday as the 5th grade coaches will evaluate the tackling drill on Wednesday and 4th grade coaches will assist timing the 40 yard dash and pro agility stations. Grading criteria: 1.
Run two players at a time 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 40 yards Pro Agility (2 Stations) 5 yards 5 yards e. other grade coaches will assist with timing the other two drills. Offense: • 1 pt for running without hesitation 4 yards 4 yards 2 yards 2 yards • 1 pt for beating defense through the cones • 1 pt for not getting touched by defender 4 yards • 1 pt for breaking a tackle • 1 pt for falling forward • -‐1 pt for fumbling Defensive Tackler 3. Before the start of each station. on Monday the coaches for the 6th grade will all evaluate the tackling drill and coaches for 7th and 8th grade will assist with timing the 40 yard dash and pro agility stations. • Bonus pt for causing back to fumble 2. August 6th 6:00PM High School Tuesday. Start from a three-‐point stance. coaches will have players take a knee to signal to other groups they are finished. 5. This will change for Tuesday and Wednesday as the 7th grade coaches will evaluate the tackling drill on Tuesday and 8th grade coaches for Wednesday. Turn and sprint 10 yards to the left. group one: (600 to 630 is group one to the 40 yard dash) group two: (631 to 660 to the Pro Agility station) group 3: (661 to 690 to the Tackling drill).Monday. Defense will start at bottom two cones and make a read on the offensive player. facing the timer. Ideally. Runner will start on top two cones. Defense: • 1 pt for reading back correctly • 1 pt for beating back to the cones • 1 pt for tackling back and back falling backwards • 1 point for proper form (head in front of rb) using correct shoulder to tackle • 1 point for wrapping the back up. Turn and sprint 5 yards through the finish line Always turn towards the timer when making cuts. Liska or Tomei) 3. touch pylon FINISH h. Will get instruction Offensive from Station leader to which cones to cut to (Left or Right) Runner b. Tackling Drill a. Coaches arrive at 5:30 for station set up 40 Yard Dash (3 Lines) a. August 8 6:00PM High School 1. 4. Grading criteria: 2. Could use a side line as a guide. All groups will rotate once all stations have been completed. Stretch and perform cals as a group. touch pylon g. 7 yards c. the players will be instructed by the station leader on what the drill is and how to properly perform the drill. . right hand touching the line START f. (Breeggemann. August 7th 6:00PM High School th Wednesday. Will be set up using the length of the field. Turn and sprint 5 yards to the right. Once each kid has gone through the drill twice. with feet straddling the line. Divide into 3 equal groups: this will be determined on Sunday.
If the player missed some or all of the evaluations. Do the same for any chosen assistant coaches. 2. Repeat for Lightweights. If 2 or more head coaches are on a team then trade them to a team that does not have a head coach by swapping their son for the player in the same exact column of HW1/HW3/LW1 or whatever it may be. starting with the team that selected last in the HW1 round.. Any head coaches that are NOT on the board add them to a team that does NOT have a head coach.. 9. There is usually some difference between the #1-2 and the #5-6. Try to even out the possible assistants across all teams.MINIMIZE any trading when possible. It would go like this: Team 6: gives the current LW1 and LW3 and receives from Team 2 their LW1 and LW2. 4. Look for any further assistant coaches’ players on the board. If it helps. coaches are not assigned to a specific team. put their names under a team on a whiteboard as they are assigned for everyone to see. 6. 3. I would sometimes do a 2 person change if you are exchange between teams to keep it even: Example: Team 6 needed to trade their LW1 to Team 2. the draft committee will place that player in the rankings. This keeps the total strength of the team about the same. 8.SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION TEAM SELECTION PROCESS Flag Teams (1 st – 3 rd Grades) Teams are selected immediately during player evaluations. Starting with the heavyweights. At this point go to the board and circle all the head coaches’ players on the board. 5. starting with the team that selected in the middle of the HW1 round.. PAY NO ATTENTION TO WHO ARE COACHES AT THIS POINT. In-House Tackle Teams (4 th & 5 th Grades) 1. it is good for coaches to work with new coaches. Team 1 1 12 13 24 6 7 18 19 4 9 16 21 28 33 Team 2 2 11 14 23 5 8 17 20 5 8 17 20 29 32 Team 3 3 10 15 22 4 9 16 21 6 7 18 19 30 31 Team 4 4 9 16 21 3 10 15 22 1 12 13 24 25 36 Team 5 5 8 17 20 2 11 14 23 2 11 14 23 26 35 Team 6 6 7 18 19 1 12 13 24 3 10 15 22 27 34 HW 1 HW 2 HW 3 HW 4 LW 1 LW 2 LW 3 LW 4 MW 1 MW 2 MW 3 MW 4 MW 5 MW 6 . Do not try to juggle assistant coaches at this point. Sort the top & bottom 24 by weight (Heavyweights/Lightweights) the rest are middle weights. Player to team selections will be done by a draft com m ittee. At this point. Sort them by their rankings from the evaluations within those weight classes. place kids on teams automatically based on their ranking in a serpentine order (for instance in a 6 team league: 1-2-3-4-5-6-6-5-4-3-2-1-1-2…). Again. Repeat for Middleweights. NOTE: Be cautious when changing kids that are in the HW1/LW1/MW1 rows.. 7. not by coaches.
that team will get the coach’s son automatically. Playing Card = 120 lbs & over Ace 1 8 9 16 3 6 11 14 4 5 12 13 2 7 10 15 2 2 7 10 15 4 5 12 13 1 8 9 16 3 6 11 14 3 3 6 11 14 1 8 9 16 2 7 10 15 4 5 12 13 4 4 5 12 13 2 7 10 15 3 6 11 14 1 8 9 16 100-119 lbs 80-99 lbs Under 80 lbs . 100 to 119lbs.below 80 lbs. Once all players are picked in that weight class. with coaches selecting their team s. with the 2 card picking second and so on.Travel Teams (6 th – 8 th Grades) The travel team selection will use a controlled. Rank players by weight class . See chart below for clarification. each team would get a selection out of the next best eight (twice the window of the number of teams) players available in that weight class at the time they would pick. they would pick last in the 2nd round of the same weight class. Each team will have eight players to choose from since it is a “rolling” draft. The team with the ace goes first in the heaviest weight class. and 120 lbs & higher or evenly dividing up all players ranked by weight. Teams pick cards ace through 4 (for 4 teams). The player’s ranking would be based on the evaluation system score that each player was given at evaluation week. serpentine draft system. 80 to 99 lbs. then the team with the #3 card gets to select first in the next highest weight class. If a team picks first in the first round. while the team with the #2 card will pick last in the first round of the second weight class. In this controlled draft. Divide players in to 3 or 4 groups by weight. If a coach’s son is in the group of the next best eight players.
They are trying to do a job that is not always easy. Monday. Also there is a Saturday practice on Aug 22 and Aug 29. 5. Please inform me of any special needs or concerns your child may have. 12. Will need to start earlier as it gets later in the year. o helmets -‐ tightening screws o mouth guards • Treat schedule for halftime -‐ OPEN • Website – OPEN 6. If a player will not be able to attend. Game conduct: Please be patient with referees. A player that is tardy for practice or game will run a campus lap after practice or game.COACH TEMPLATE: PARENT MEETING SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 1. Review team rules 2. Assist your child with both a team goal and an individual goal. 3. Zebra’s are human too!! SYFA requests that all communication to the refere are from the head coach. Please tape straps on shoulder pads. 10. 7. Some Fridays may be scheduled for optional pra special teams. Tuesday and Thursday are mandatory scheduled practices. Players are required to attend all scheduled practices and games. Practice time throughout the season. Please cut them break when and if they make a mistake. A player that has an unexcused absence from practice may lose playing time during the game. 9. 11. • Organize team party -‐OPEN • Assist with picture night -‐ OPEN • Decals: o Skull & Crossbones and stars – OPEN o Assisting players with placement of team logo on helmet – OPEN • Parent roster cards (laminated). – OPEN • Assist with Equipment needs during games: OPEN o shoulder pads -‐ replacing lost clips. Need one or two parents to assist coaches on various items. Absenteeism because of another sports activity is not acceptable. 8. 4. COACH CONTACT INFO: Coach: ____________________ ________________ ________________ (cell) Coach: _____________________ ________________ ________________ (cell) . please call one of the coaches to inform them.
Listen and be quiet! Never speak when a coach is talking. No arguing with the officials No arguing with teammates. This includes information about our playbook. Stars will be awarded to each player that attends all practices before 1st game. HUSTLE and put forth your BEST EFFORT each day. Do what you are instructed to do and good things will happen. Quarterbacks and centers will take 25 snaps either before or after practice. Must be in full gear by practice time and lined up in cal lines. the player must get a signed release from the doctor to play aga What is said on the field. Other 10 % is physical ability. 90 % of this game is mental desire. stays on the field. This is a sign of a team in trouble. Players must be thinking out on the field. Have FUN. Full gear will be determined the day before by coaches. Must be in Cal lines at the start of practice. Taunting other players or intentional illegal hits will not be tolerated. SPECIAL REQUEST: No jumping on trampolines during the season! .SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION COACH TEMPLATE: TEAM RULES • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • When the whistle blows…. No swearing. Cal lines will rotate each week to allow each player to lead cals. If a player gets hurt and goes to the doctor. EVER. Play the game with class.
COACH TEMPLATE: ATTENDANCE SHEET SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION DATES F NAME L NAME ATTENDANCE .
2. Player Signature:_______________________________________ Date:______________ Parent/Guardian Signature:_______________________________ Date:______________ . 4. Parent’s Goals 1. 3.COACH TEMPLATE: SETTING GOALS SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Team Goals 1. 3. 5. Personal Goals 1. 2. 2. 3. 5. 4.
Shoulders. Groin. Explain to coaches. Start in a 3 point stance. SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION . Hamstrings. sprinting 5 yards and holding blocks. you say number) – 15 Leg Raises – 10 Tackling drill (walk through and explain goal of drill) Run in place (whistle-‐hit the ground) Campus Lap Break-‐Water Explain expectation of practice. Evaluate stances 20 yard bounding 20 yard high knee 20 yard crossover 20 yard shuffle/scissors 20 yard dash Team: Get off the ball 10 yards (all on the same line) Good time to explain gap numbers and back numbers. Drills: Mirror drills used to help defense read. Calves. Biceps. Explain and demonstrate proper offensive blocking and defensive reads. Pulling and hit dummy. demonstrate it. Sitting: Hamstrings and Calves (spread and together). Pointing feet. Reading offense: need to read the head and feet. RB. Getting off the ball. continues with correct head position. Drive blocking (stay with block 5 to 10 yards). double team. team that loses does extra push ups. Do not share with other teams. Quads. listen and be quiet. Groin. Whistle blows. Leaning forward or back on heels. Triceps. Go over what to read as a defensive player. Split team between backs and lineman: Line: Pulling.QB eyes. Cross block. trap block. Explain how to get into a 3 point stance. Back (feet over head and roll back) Cals: Jumping Jacks – 15 Push Ups (I say down and you say number) – 15 Crunches (Isay up. Chest. Practice hard and listen to coaches. Pass block.COACH TEMPLATE: PRACTICE SCHEDULE DATE: __________________ Set Cal Lines: SEE HANDOUT Stretching: Standing: Neck. Explain that blocking leads with correct foot. Conditioning Drills: four teams.
10% is physical. set. Recap: discuss good things observed today. go…. Conditioning: 2 x 10 yards. also things to work on. Time kids at 3yrds and 10 yrds. 90% of game is mental desire to hit. Offensive Huddle Offensive Plays. 2 x 30 yards. How to take a snap (how QB wants the ball from center) How to give and receive hand off and how to pitch and option pitch the ball THIS MUST BE DONE CONSISTANTLY WITH EVERY QB!! QB and C shall take 25 snaps before or after each practice POWER I Right 37 and 36 Right 27 and 26 Left 32 and 33 Left 43 and 42 Quick pitch 28 and 38 Quick pitch 41 and 31 Right Fake quick pitch bootleg 11 Left Fake quick pitch bootleg 18 Right Fake dive – option 18 Left Fake dive – option 11 NEW PLAYS Offensive Unit: run plays as a full unit. Print play books by end of week Practice will be similar each day. We will be best conditioned team in the league. Each mistake adds 1 extra 30 sprint. 2 x 20 yards. QB’s – name here TB’s – name here FB’s – name here C – name here Explain Cadence -‐ ready. Action Items: Distribute goals to players at the end of the week. 2 x 10 yards Wrap up: Break down! Sabres! Break down! Sabres! Break down! Sabres! Hand out goal sheets to every player and parent. If things go well… play 5 on 5 passing scrimmage with coach being QB first. 2 x 20 yards. go. Acknowledge who wins. LIVE: HIT or BE HIT – at this age. Each play goes 10 yards. . Want them to complete and bring back for next practice.
COACH TEMPLATE: LINEUP CARD .OFFENSE SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Game lineup: _______________ Date: ______________________ Opponent: __________________ Offensive Position: QB 2TB 3FB 4TB LE LT LG C RG RT RE 1st Quarter Name/Number 2nd Quarter Name/Number 3rd Quarter Name/Number 4th Quarter Name/Number .
DEFENSE Game lineup: _______________ Date: ______________________ Opponent: __________________ Defensive Position: LE LT RT RE LCB LLB MLB RLB RCB FS SS 1st Quarter Name/Number 2nd Quarter Name/Number 3rd Quarter Name/Number 4th Quarter Name/Number SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION .COACH TEMPLATE: LINEUP CARD .
ball handling/fumble drills. but it sure helps SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Responsibilities QB is the coach on the field Calls the plays Keeps team motivated Maintains order on the field (supported by the Center) Stance Must be comfortable! Head & Shoulders – square w/ Center Eyes – focused ahead Arms forward Hands – throwing hand on top. pivoting. tire drills Work specifically on drop back pass. middle finger on Center’s pant seam. handing off. shoulder width apart Fundamentals Handoffs Fakes Drop back pass (5 step) Drills (see www.com) Same as running backs including balance drills. pressing against Center’s backside. cut drills. fake handoff Good foot work and eye/hand coordination are a must for a successful quarterback! .glazierclinics.SAMPLE DRILLS & TIPS: QUARTERBACKS Characteristics Team Leader Physically coordinated and athletic Confident and controlled temperament Speed isn’t everything. adjusts to height of Center Feet – straight ahead. Center exchange. fingers spread Back – slightly arced Knees – comfortably bent for easy exchange w/ Center.
G. Do not look at the hole or at the person you need to block. F. IV. Switch the ball to the outside hand incase of a fumble so if the ball comes out it will most likely go out of bounds. Receivers should be on one side or the other of the center and QB. B. When you have the ball cover up in traffic. B. D. Wide receiver A off the line of scrimmage. Tight end on the line of scrimmage next to the tackles. Form two lines and have the kids walk slowly handing the ball off between them with the elbow up the persons chin that is handing it off. When everyone is getting it right then speed it up and continue to increase the speed. Run crisp routes without the ball being thrown. will have hands thumb to thumb and looking back to the QB as soon as possible. RUNNING BACK OR BACKFIELD A. DRILLS A. On the side the ball was dropped the person that did not receive the ball is the ball carriers blocker. You don’t have to be fast. Have receivers lay on their back and throw ball in the air. E. C. Wide receiver should have their hands up and in a crouched run position. but you do need to be quick to the hole. When you make it through the traffic hit the outside. III. Eyes forward and head up. Tight ends are in a 3 point stance and will block or go our for a pass. Put four guys laying on their backs. If he is not there you are a new blocker. Drop the football to one member. It will usually end up in a fumble. not to the QB. . E. tight end or wide receiver. No pointing with your shoulders or with your head or feet. C. You run to the hole. Having the lineman stand in where they go call out a hole number and have them run through it. All receivers. Put your elbow up to the QB’s chin to receive the ball and do not wait for him. Same scenario but add DB. B. two on one side and two on the other side helmet to helmet. C. Have them run routes. C. D. DRILLS A. Repeat with all players. WIDE RECEIVERS AND TIGHT ENDS A. SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION II. See how many times they can catch the ball with their thumbs together. B. D.SAMPLE DRILLS & TIPS: RUNNING BACKS & RECEIVERS I.
Do drill twice and inspect each player twice. Coaching Points: • • • • • • • • .player cannot be pushed over from side Head up Back arched slightly Forearms on inside of thighs Formation: Drill: SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Coaching Points: • • • • • • • • Drill: Proper 3-point stance: Keep player with same coaches in the same lines and check each player individually for proper technique.excuse this description!) Head up (player should be able to see 3 – 5 yards down field) Back flat Butt down Light touch with extended (down) arm (player should be able to lift hand and should not fall if hand is pushed out from underneath) Offset arm should be resting on inside of knee in ready position.Proper Stance (10 – 15 minutes): Coaches should break up the total number of players evenly and break them up into groups.SAMPLE DRILLS & TIPS: OFFENSIVE LINE I Group Individual Technique. Check each individual player for solid base by pushing them from either side. inspected each player twice. Do drill twice.1 to 2 yards apart & 2 to 3 yards front to back. Feet shoulder width apart Even toes (no offset foot) Toes pointed down field (no knocked knees or pigeon toes) Knees bent Solid base. Proper 2-point stance: Have players get into a 2-point stance and check each player individually for proper technique. Same checks as for 2-point stance Knees bent (like squatting on the toilet.
Grabbing their Guns and then follow with the opposite foot and both arms to engage the opponent’s chest (numbers on jerseys) and stop. Do the drill twice to the right and twice to the left. Do the drill twice to the right and twice to the left. Then have the players move to the “Explode into Opponents” phase of the blocking progression by calling out the number “2” and have them stop briefly. Knees bent Head up Butt low Solid base Fingers together with thumbs up Formation: Drill: Coaching Points: • • • • • Drill: 2nd Step: Explode into Opponents Numbers: From a 3-point stance have the players take a 45 degree step to the right. . call out the number “3” and release them down field 4 or 5 yards. Finally. this drill must be exaggerated so that they understand that blocking is a progression of several moves. From a 3-point stance have the players move to the 1st step by calling out the number “1” (this designates the 1st step) and have them stop briefly. 1st Step: Grab your Guns: From a 3-point stance have the players take one 45 degree step to the right with hands cocked at the waist and stop. Knees bent Head up Butt low Solid base Fingers together with thumbs up and ready to engage the opponent at the numbers with fingers on either side of the breast-plate of the shoulder pads. However.20 minutes): Put all players into a single line and spread coaches out in front evenly.II Group Blocking Progression (15 . Inspect each player after each repetition. Inspect each player after each repetition. Coaching Points: • • • • • Drill: 3rd Step: Drive until the Whistle: At this point the players should be ready to do the whole blocking progression from a 3-point stance and down the field.
Have defensive players remain in a 2-point stance during the drill and have them give minimal resistance. have the offensive player drive the defensive player (at 50% speed) with short choppy steps 3 or 4 yards down field. Formation: Drill: Coaching Points: • • • • • Drill: Same as above. Inspect each individual player.III Group Blocking Progression with Partner (10 – 15 minutes): Pair up all players across from each other along the same line as during the previous drill. Stress to the players that they have to keep their butts down Stress that they must keep their heads up (they can’t see who they are to block and they could get hurt) Stress that they need to drive “through” there opponent Stress that they need to maintain their blocks and keep their feet moving until the whistle stops the play Coaching Points: • • • • . Do the drill twice and have the offensive player drive 3 – 4 yards down field. Make sure that defensive players give some resistance (enough that the offensive player has to work). One side will be offense and the other side will be defensive. make sure that they use short choppy steps and stay low. however. Go at approximately 50% speed when doing this drill. Coaching Points: • • Drill: If time allows.Explode into Numbers) and engage the defensive player without moving the defensive player. however. have the players work the above drill from a 3-point stance at 50% speed. Do the drill twice with each side switching from offense to defense. Have the offensive player get into a good fit (2nd Step. Do the drill once or twice (depending on time) with each side switching from offense to defense. Knees Bent Head up and mask into the opponents numbers Butt low Solid base Fingers together and on either side of the defensive players shoulder pads breast-plate. Same as above.
Proper Stance (10 – 15 minutes): Coaches should break up the total number of players evenly and break them up into groups. Check each individual player for solid base by pushing them from either side. Feet shoulder width apart Even toes (no offset foot) Toes pointed down field (no knocked knees or pigeon toes) Knees bent Solid base. Position feet under butt & coiled up like a spring ready to let loose.Enough to go forward.1 to 2 yards apart & 2 to 3 yards front to back. Proper 2-point stance: Have players get into a 2-point stance and check each player individually for proper technique.player cannot be pushed over from side Head up Back arched slightly Forearms on inside of thighs Formation: Drill: SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Coaching Points: • • • • • • • • Drill: Proper 4-point stance: Keep player with same coaches in the same lines and check each player individually for proper technique. Do drill twice. Same checks as for 2-point stance Knees bent (like squatting on the toilet. however.SAMPLE DRILLS & TIPS: DEFENSIVE LINE I Group Individual Technique. Do drill twice and inspect each player twice. enough to move at a 45 degree. Head up Never line up off-sides Only move on ball movement Low Pad Wins Always be under control Control your Gap Heel depth and head on a swivel Find ball and pursue Correct pursue routes Coaching Points: • • • • • • • • Coaching Points: • • • • • • • • • . inspected each player twice.excuse this description!) Head up (player should be able to see 2-3 yards down field) Back flat Butt down 50/50 touch with down hands.
On the whistle they both shoot hips into the pads in front and butt-roll to the next pad. On whistle (or ball movement from coach). Put Defensive lineman between the 2 Offensive linemen. the Defensive lineman works to beat the Offensive lineman and tackle running back. pull Offensive linemen down on top (Gap Control) Find the ball and pursue Be Aggressive Coaching Points: • • • • • • . the Defensive lineman works to beat the Double Team and tackle running back. Put Defensive lineman head-up on the Offensive linemen. This drill may be used with a Linebacker as well. On whistle (or ball movement from coach). Coaching Points: • Head up • Hip Explosion into pad • Feet Pumping Formation: One down Offensive lineman (3 pt. stance.20 minutes): Put all players into a single line parallel to the 5 or 7 man sled. stance. stance) between 2 tackling dummies in front of running back with ball in 2-pt. stance) between 2 tackling dummies in front of running back with ball in 2-pt. Repeat drill coming the opposite way on the sled and alternate shoulders. Head up Low Pad Wins Always be under control Control and Shed Offensive Lineman Find ball and pursue Be Aggressive Coaching Points: • • • • • • Formation: Two down Offensive linemen (3 pt. Another player should be in the same technique on the first pad with feet pumping. Continue drill until all players have finished. This drill may be used with a Linebacker as well. Formation: Drill: Put first defensive lineman into a 4-point stance in a left shoulder shade with feet pumping. On the whistle the player shoots hips into the sled and does a butt-roll to the same technique on the next pad while he keeps his feet pumping. Head up Low Pad Wins Always be under control If overpowered.• • II Read your keys o Fight pressure o Break through Double Teams o Follow pulling lineman o If left unblocked look for trapping lineman o Call out passes and screens Be Aggressive Group Work (15 .
SAMPLE DRILLS & TIPS: LINEBACKERS & SECONDARY • Responsibilities o Linebacker (outside vs inside/middle) o Cornerback o Safety Alignment o Linebacker (outside vs inside/middle) o Cornerback o Safety Reads o Linebacker (outside vs inside/middle) § Uncovered linemen § Running back § Offensive End § Quarterback o Cornerback § Offensive end § Running Back § Quarterback o Safety § Uncovered linemen § Running back § Offensive End § Quarterback SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION • • .
SAMPLE DRILLS & TIPS: SPECIAL TEAMS • Kickoff team o Alignment o Assignment/responsibilities o Strategy o Live ball Kickoff return o Alignment o Assignment/responsibilities (return right/left/middle) o Live ball Punt return o Alignment (defensive unit) o Assignment/responsibilities (return right/left/middle) o No rushing the punter Punt Team o Alignment (offensive unit) o Assignment/responsibilities (return right/left/middle) o Work on the snaps SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION • • • .
6) Kicks into the end zone cannot be run out. 1 Art. (Rule 2 Sec. even if no contact is made. 3) Myth: “The ball isn't dead until the whistle blows!” The whistle merely draws everyone's attention to a ball which is already dead. Horse-collar is defined as “grabbing the inside back or side collar of the shoulder pads or jersey of the runner and subsequently pull that opponent to the ground”. NFL). 4 Art. 5 Art. It's a touchback. (Rule 8 Sec. 5 Art.COMMON RULE MISCONCEPTIONS Keep in mind and remind your parents that the football they are watching here is NOT the same as what they watch on Sundays (i. and the contact is in the zone. but they cannot be clear or white-colored. intercept. 5 Art. . Mouthguards do NOT have to be attached to the facemask. 10b) Free-Block Zone (4 yards either side of the snap and 3 yards behind each LOS): . Here are some policy and rule misconceptions that parents (and coaches) may not know about. If a defensive player jumps into the neutral zone it is an immediate penalty. 1c(5c)) Simply grabbing the player by the shoulder pads is NOT a horse-collar. (Rule 7 Sec. There are many rule differences that many people may not realize or understand. It IS pass interference if any player (offense or defense) hinders an opponent’s vision without making an attempt to catch. it's 15 yards and an automatic 1st down.The free-blocking zone disintegrates and the above exceptions above are not to continue once the ball has left the zone.Clipping & blocking in the back ARE permitted in the free-blocking zone by offensive linemen who are on the LOS and in the zone at the snap. or bat the ball. . (Rule 7 Sec. If there is contact while the pass is in flight. regardless if the pass was thrown into the stands. (Rule 9 Sec. • • Player safety will be the primary rule of enforcement! There is no such thing as an Uncatchable Pass in high school.e.Blocking below the waist IS permitted in the free-blocking zone by offensive linemen who on are the LOS and in the zone at the snap and the contact is in the zone. (Rule 1 Sec. 3k) SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION • • • • • • • . and is against defensive players who are in the zone at the snap. 17) Neutral Zone.
4d: To use a replaced player or substitute in a substitution or pretended substitution to deceive opponents at or immediately before the snap or free kick. Pile on any player who is lying on the ground. Butt block.1: After the ball is marked ready for play. where one of the blocks is low (at the knee or below) and one of the blocks is high (above the knee).5-Art 1: Clipping is a block against an opponent when the initial contact is from behind.17-Art. or when attempting to reach a runner. The visiting captain shall call. or catch or recover a loose ball which he may legally touch or possess.4-Art. and not against a player who is the runner or pretending to be the runner. face tackle or spear.1-Art. before the snap. and in the spirit of good sportsmanship. (15-yd penalty) Rule 9-Sec. If the referee’s ruling prevails.6: The referee has authority to rule promptly.3-Art. or after the ball is clearly dead either in or out of bounds. Art 2: Blocking in the back is a block against an opponent when the initial contact is in the opponent’s back. d. (5 yards penalty) Rule 3-Sec.1: a. 11: (paraphrased) A team may take a time-out to review a decision or problem with the rules. Rule 9-Sec. at or below the waist.2-Art. A player is in the free-blocking zone when any part of his body is in the zone at the snap. the opposing coach will be notified.3-Art.8 Chop block is a combination block by two or more teammates against an opponent other than the runner. Art 3: Such cases shall not be ruled clipping unless the official sees the initial contact. or to tackle a runner or player pretending to be a runner.7: No defensive may use his hands to slap the blocker’s head (all 15-yd penalties) Rule 7-Sec.) Rule 9-Sec. to tackle a player with. on any situation not specifically covered in the rules. (5-yd penalty) Also.3-Art.and no part of his person. other than a hand(s) on the ball. make a false snap or fail to pause before the snap. Rule 3-Section 5-Art. (Butt Block is a blow driven directly into an opponent with the face mask. Rule 2-Sec. between the 9-yard marks.. the contact is legal and not from behind. i. In other words. The snapper may be over the ball.5: A player shall not clip or block an opponent in the back except in the free blocking zone when contact meets requirements of Rule 2-17 (free blocking zone) or when using hands and arms to contact an opponent above the waist in warding off a blocker. and not against a player who is the runner or pretending to be the runner. c. or top of the helmet as the primary point of contact.2: A player shall not block an opponent below the waist except: a. and the time out shall be an official’s time-out.SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION NOTABLE NFHS RULES Referee Authority Timeouts Free Block Zone Illegal Block Clipping/Blocking in the Back Block below waist Chop Block Illegal Contact Snap Rule Coin Toss Walk-ons Rule 1-Sec. with or without delay. An act clearly intended to cause the defense to encroach. the time-out remains charged to the team requesting the time-out.6: A player shall not chop block. b.6Art.4-Art. The snapper may not remove both hands from the ball. Rule 2-Sec. in the free blocking zone (see Illegal Block Rule) when contact meets requirements (Rule 2-17) b.2: No player shall: b. each offensive player who participated on the previous down and each substitute for the offense must have been. Rule 7-Sec.. the revision made. (15-yd penalty) . Rule 2-Sec. The referees’ decisions are final in all matters pertaining to the game. (15 yard penalty) Rule 9-Sec. 2: Not more than four captains from each team may be present at the coin toss. players shall not HEADHUNT 30 yards away from the play and coaches should teach their kids that such an activity is illegal and dangerous. When in doubt. Rule 9-Sec. (15-yd penalty) Rule 9-Sec.1: The free-blocking zone is a rectangular area extending laterally 4 yards either side of the spot of the snap and 3 yards behind each line of scrimmage. c.3-Art. or pretending to have. momentarily. frontal area. inside the shoulders and below the helmet and above the waist. The snapper may lift the ball for lateral rotation but may not rotate end-for-end or change the location of the ball. If the conference results in the referee altering his ruling. Charge into or throw an opponent to the ground after he is obviously out of play. the ball. may be beyond the foremost point of the ball.
c. the 2nd unsportsmanlike foul results in disqualification. taunting. profanity.3: An inadvertent whistle ends the down. the referee may forfeit the game. A legal forward pass or snap is in flight. (Penalty-the referee enforces any penalty he considers equitable including the award of a score. throw it in the air.3c(4b): No tinted or shaded helmet visors. Art. fumble. catch or bat the pass.) Rule 1-Sec. kick. During a down. or during a legal kick. if an inadvertent whistle occurs while: a. embarrass. Example are. substitute. the team last in possession may choose to put the ball in play where possession was lost or replay the down. trainer or other team attendant shall be outside the team box. illegal forward pass or illegal kick.4 Art.5-Art. Rule 9-Sec. Rule 7-Sec. bona fide attempt to move toward. (15 yards from previous spot and automatic first down if by defense or 15 yards from previous spot and loss of down if by offense) Art.) Rule 9-Sec. Warnings are recommended but optional. (15-yd penalty and if flagrant-disqualification and ejection. gender.1: No coach. insulting or vulgar language or gestures. Also.8-Art. insignias worn that engenders ill will.5-Art. It is not pass interference if contact by the offense is immediately made on the defense and the contact does not continue beyond the neutral zone.4: No player or non-player shall fight. 11: It is not pass interference if unavoidable contact occurs when two or more eligible are making a simultaneous. b. c.) Rule 9-Sec. insulting. trainer or other team attendant shall act in an unsportsmanlike manner. refusing to comply with a game official’s request. Rule 7-Sec. 3rd and so on 15 yards) Rule 9-Sec. Art.1: An offensive player shall not push. or knee an opponent.1: A player or non-player or person not subject to the rules shall not hinder play by an unfair act which has no specific rule. the down shall be replayed. offense or defense that is beyond the neutral zone interferes with an eligible opponent’s opportunity to move toward. Using Profanity. catch or bat the pass. but not limited to: a. (15-yd penalty & disqualification) Rule 2-Sec.2-Art. pull or lift the runner to assist his forward progress. substitute.7: Pass Interference restrictions only apply beyond the neutral zone and only if the forward pass crosses the neutral zone.Runner Assistant Fighting/Illegal Personal Contact Neutral Zone Inadvertent Whistle Pass Interference Roughing the Passer Unsportsmanlike Conduct Unsportsmanlike Conduct (by non-players) Parent/Spectator Conduct Visors Spiking Ball to Conserve Time Rule 9-Sec. and is expanded following the snap up to 2 yards on the defensive side of the line of scrimmage.5-Art.5: Baiting. The ball is loose following a backward pass.3: No Coach. Disrespectfully addressing a game official.9-Art. spiking or kicking the ball. The ball is in player possession. any delayed excessive or prolonged act by which a player attempts to focus attention upon himself. no player or non-player shall intentionally contact a game official.4: Defensive players must make a definite effort to avoid charging into a passer after it is clear the ball has been thrown. the team in possession may choose to accept the play at that spot or replay the down. Attempting to influence a decision by a game official. The second unsportsmanlike foul with a 15-yard penalty results in disqualification. ridicule or demean on the basis of race. (15 yards and automatic first down from previous spot or from completion. Rule 4-Sec. or during a down in which the penalty for foul is declined. (15 yards & disqualification if flagrant. 10: It is forward-pass interference if any player. (5-yd penalty) Rule 9-Sec. Failure to comply. 8: Pass interference restrictions begin for offense at the snap and for defense at the release of the pass.) Rule 9-Sec. b. language or gestures. religion. . (1st offense warning-2nd 5 yards.28: The Neutral Zone is as wide as the length of the ball. strike. or national origin.2 Exception: It is legal to conserve time by intentionally throwing the ball forward to the ground immediately after receiving a direct hand-to-hand snap.8-Art.
30th Fri.SHAKOPEE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION UPCOMING EVENTS Upcoming Event Calendar for Coaches and Parents ACTIVITY Final Gear Day Coach’s Eval Preview Player Eval Week** Team Selection** First Team Practices Beef Jerky Fundraiser Meet The Sabers Youth Football Jamboree Photo Nights First Tackle Games Youth Night at Varsity Game LOCATION Equipment Bay. Sept. 8th TBD Shakopee Jr. August 6th -‐ SHS Practice Fields Tue. Aug. 8th Sat. 5:30 PM Sat. Sept. 25th. 11th. 14th Mon. 8:00 AM Mon. Aug. Aug. 13th or Tues. 6th Sat. • We will need coaches to assist at the player evaluations. Tahpah Tahpah & HS Fields HS Lecture Room Various locations DATE(S) Sat. Coach shirts will be handed out later in August. Aug. High Tahpah Shakopee Community Center Tahpah Vaughan Field. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Wed.Player Eval & Draft Timeline Grade Evaluations Date & Location (All start at 6:00 PM) Mon. 4th. Tahpah Equipment Bay. August 7th -‐ SHS Practice Fields Wed. August 8th -‐ SHS Practice Fields Draft Time (All held on Sat. Shakopee JHS Notes • Coach bags will be handed out at the Coach’s Eval Preview on 8/4. Aug. Aug. ** . Aug. Aug. 5th and Thur. • Team rosters and schedules will be posted on Sunday August 12th. 4th. • Game jerseys will be handed out in late August. This is a great opportunity to watch the players with pads on prior to the draft. Please sign up. Aug. Sept. Aug. 9:00 AM-Noon Sat. August 6th -‐ Tahpah Main Field Tue. 13th thru Thur. August 8th -‐ Tahpah Main Field Mon. 6th thru Wed. August 7th -‐ Tahpah Main Field Wed. Aug. 24th. 8/11 in SHS Lecture Room) Flag (all levels) 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Same time as evals Draft done by SYFA board Draft done by SYFA board 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM . 9:00 AM Mon.
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