USA Football
Frequently Asked Questions:

WHO CAN PLAY TWYFL FOOTBALL?

To be eligible to play or cheer in the 2019 season, a player must be in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. The TWYFL will also have a Future Stars Flag Football Camp for pre-K age children. The camp will take place over the course of 3 Saturdays and will focus on the teaching the basic fundamentals of the game. Each Saturday of the camp will consist of 30-45 min of practice and 30-45 min of game time. Final details of the Furture Stars Flag Football Camp will be released at a time closer to the beginning of the season.

WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION FEE?

$100 Flag Football Players (K-1)

$100 Cheerleaders (K-6)

$190 Tackle Football Players (2-6)

WHAT DOES THE TWYFL REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDE?

The TWYFL provides the basic equipment necessary to participate in football. This includes: helmet, shoulder pads, mouth guard, socks, jersey, all-in-one game pants. The helmet and shoulder pads must be returned in good condition and clean at the end of the season. Cleats, practice pants and practice jerseys are not provided. Flag uniforms are through the NFL Flag Program. Each player will receive a reversible NFL licensed jersey, flags, and a pair of mesh shorts with a number of his/her choice. The fee also includes access to summer work outs with TWYFL coaches (Tackle Football Only) and registration for the football camp with the varsity staff in July.

WHEN DOES THE SEASON START AND HOW LONG IS IT?

Our season starts in July and runs thru early October. The teams practice 4 days a week for 2 weeks, and then drop-down to 2 weekdays (3 practices for 6th graders) a week with a game on Saturday (also some weekday games). All practices are a maximum of 2 hours long, scheduled start time sometime between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Every team plays at least 7 total games - and at least 1 additional playoff game.

WHAT TEAM WILL THEY BE ON?

The TWYFL field's teams at 4 division levels: Flag, Minor, Majors, & 6th Grade. The playing level is determined by an age & grade. Teams are formed each new season and organized by a league draft. We do not take "buddy" or "coach" requests when drafting rosters but you will very likely have players from your school and surrounding neighborhoods on your team. The TWYFL cannot consider requests for players to be placed on a certain team or requests for certain coaches. Only direct family members will be permitted to request the same team.

The amount of players registering each season, including late registrants, is the main factor that determines the team formation for each level. Another element considered is when either players are added to or subtracted from a team because they had to move up or down a level.

Ultimately, it is up to the TWYFL discretion to balance the teams for each level in cases where there are substantial discrepancies in numbers (of players per team).

Remember that late registrations is on a first come, first serve basis. When teams are full, registration for that team level will be closed so don't delay registering your child and submit all the necessary forms to secure a roster spot on a team. No late cheer registrations will be accepted. Late registrations (with Late fee) for football will be accepted up until the day before the draft - providing that the divisions have not been closed prior to the date of registration.

WHAT ARE MY OBLIGATIONS AS A PARENT TO THE TWYFL PROGRAM?

The TWYFL is a 100% volunteer organization. Parent participation is mandatory to sustain the organization. The TWYFL has many volunteer opportunities each year ranging from being a Board Member, being a coach, a team parent, running the score board / clock or down markers at games. We do realize that in some cases it may not be possible to volunteer.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

Should a registered player decide not to play and notify the TWYFL Secretary/Registrar before June 30th of the current year, the entire registration fee will be refunded minus any administrative fees charged.

WHAT IF I DON"T HAVE A CREDIT CARD FOR REGISTERING ONLINE?

Contact us at twyflboard@gmail.com

DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?

The TWYFL is offering a payment plan this year please select it when registering to see the schedule of payments. There is a small fee associated with the plan. Payment Plans are to be paid by credit/debit card only.

DOES MY CHILD NEED A PHYSICAL EXAM?

No but is highly recommended if possible. Parents are required to sign a waiver prior to registration.

CAN MY CHILD PLAY A GRADE UP IN A DIVISION?

A player has the option to play up one age group at the discretion of the player's family and pending TWYFL Board approval. Players are not allowed to play down, unless they are directed by the TWYFL Board.

WHAT TIME ARE GAMES?

Games are normally played between the hours of 9am-4pm every Saturday. Games may also be played on weekdays with start times usually at 6pm.

DO THE CHILDREN HAVE TO DO THE FUNDRAISER?

Yes unless you choose the buyout option when registering. Fundraising is a key factor in our success. All players and parents are asked to support the league's efforts to provide funding for equipment, facilities, officials, and other needs of the program. These activities include selling trash bags and buying supplies for the fundraising baskets. Our success in fundraising allows us to maintain one of the lowest registration fees in the county.

DOES EVERY PLAYER RECEIVE A TROPHY?

Football Players that participate in the championship games will recieve trophies.

If your team wins and if your coach believes your child represents the best of what football is about, they may nominate your child for the TWYFL Player of the Game Award. The award is normally a t-shirt and some sort of gift card.