Last Updated: 05/25/2018 at 11:24
Is your organization a non-profit?
Yes, we are a 501c3 non-profit organization.
What is the cutoff date for age requirements?
The cutoff date for all age groups is August 1st of the registration year.
** Senior players that turn 13 on or before December 31st are not eligible **
What are the age requirements per division (using cutoff date 8/1)?
Flag: 5-6 years old
Freshman: 7-8 years old
Sophomore: 9 years old
Junior: 10 years old
Senior: 11-12 years old
What are the maximum weight restrictions per division?
Freshman: Max 120lbs
Sophomore: Max 140lbs
Junior: Max 160lbs
Senior: Max 180lbs
How long is the season?
The regular season runs from the last week in July through the last week in October. There will be two weeks of playoffs following the end of the regular season and finally a SuperBowl which is played the weekend before Thanksgiving.
2019 Season Dates:
7/22 - Broncos Camp
7/29 - First Tackle Practice
8/17 - First Tackle Games
9/07 - First Flag Games
10/26 - Last regular season games (tackle and flag)
11/2 - 11/09 - Playoffs
11/16 - SuperBowl
What equipment is provided by the league?
The league will provide practice pants/jersey, game pants/jersey, shoulder pads, helmet, chinstrap and mouth guard. Parents will only need to provide cleats for your player. Parents are welcome to purchase different mouth guards or additional practice pants if needed.
** All equipment must be returned at the end of the season, except for the game jersey and, of course, the mouth guard **
Do we have any other financial or volunteer responsibilities?
No. Due to the generosity of our sponsors there are no additional fees, fundraisers or volunteer time required. Just enjoy watching your child play football or cheer.
When and where do you practice?
The Broncos practice days/times are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:30PM at Centennial Park next to Friendswood Junior High.
** The first two weeks of practice (prior to the start of school) will be 2-hours long and extended by two additional days **
Where do you play games?
FYFA is part of the South Texas Youth Football Association (STYFA) which includes Friendswood, Pearland, Alvin, Angleton, Bay City and Brazosport (Clute). While some travel will be required we will play the majority of our games at home which is at Centennial Park next to Friendswood Junior High.
What time are the games?
The games are played in age order starting at 9AM.
A typical Saturday would look similar to this:
Do you offer flag football to kids 7 and older?
No, not in the fall.
** We do have a Spring 7on7 non-contact program for 4-7th graders **
Can my child play in a division below his age?
No, for safety reasons we do not allow players to “play down” a division; no exceptions.
Can my child play in a division above his age?
Yes, we allow kids to “play up” if the parents desire.
** Kids that exceed the maximum weight requirements for their division are required to play up **
Is there a “try-out” for the league?
No, we do not require players to “try-out” to play for the Broncos. If you register (and meet the age/weight restrictions) you will be placed on a team via draft.
** We do hold a “Broncos Camp” in late July to allow the coaches to view the players before drafting **
How do you select the teams/how does my child get placed on a team?
Since we are an “open-enrollment” organization and do not require players to try-out, we use the following method:
Are there minimum play rules for games?
Yes, STYFA requires that each player get a minimum of 12-plays before the end of the fourth quarter. We have trained ADs on the field to ensure each player is counted appropriately.
** There are penalties in place for coaches that fail to meet this requirement. **
Are there positions available for assistant coaches?
Yes, the tackle teams have 1-GM and 4-Assistant coaches (5 total). The Flag teams have 1-GM and 2-Assistant coaches (3-total).
** Assistant coaches are selected by the GM **
Do your coaches get screened/have a background check?
Yes, all coaches must successfully pass a background check prior to the first practice.
Do your coaches get training?
Yes, all coaches must successfully complete the USA Football "Youth Tackle" or "Flag" certification program prior to the first practice. More info on this program can be found at https://www.usafootball.com/
What if we have an issue with one of our coaches?
If the issue is with an assistant coach you should first try to speak with your GM (head coach). If you are not comfortable speaking to them or if your issue is related to the GM you can contact your Division AD (a board member in charge of the division).
** We know that issues related to our children can become very tense. However, please work to remain calm and respectful when interacting with coaches/board members. Likewise, the coaches/board members should be treating you with respect. **
Who are your board members?
2019 FYFA Board Members