Rules & FAQ
What does my child need to participate in a WYA sport?
Flag- shorts (black), mouthpiece, socks, cleats.
The league provides jersey and flags.
Tackle-mouthpiece, chin strap, practice jersey (don't wear your game jersey to practice), pants (black for game; doesn't matter color for practice), socks, cleats.
The league provides shoulder pads, game jersey, and helmet. You can provide your own helmet and shoulder pads if you would like. No discount given.
Cheer - new uniform, shoes, socks, poms, bow, bloomers, and cheer camp
A few notes:
-Pads and Belt are typically integrated into the pants. No specific color pants or jersey for practice. Game pants are black.
-Cups are a parent/kid choice
-Gloves; yes you can wear gloves if you would like
Legal footballs and size
Flag-4th grade - Wilson K2, UA Peewee, Nike Vapor 1 Peewee
5th-6th grade - Wilson TDJ, UA Junior, Nike Vapor 1 Junior.
Teams will have the choice of the ball they use as long as it meets the specific grade guidelines.
Tackle and Flag Jersey care instructions:
Wash inside out
No fabric softener
Do not dry; hang dry only
What are the age divisions for football and cheer?
Tackle football is grade pure.
Football: Ages 4-6 (but not yet in first grade as of Fall of this year) will be Flag*. 1st - 6th Grades are tackle.
*players can play up from flag to tackle if the child is ready (assessment will be made by board members)
Cheer: Must be 5 years old as of 09/01 through 7th grade*.
What is the coaching selection process?
Coaches can indicate their interest during sign-ups. After the last sign up all (returning & new) coaching candidates will be interviewed by a panel made up of board members. Selection will be based on several factors such as (but not limited to) experience, parent feedback, knowledge and game competency. A coach will be selected based on the panel’s best judgment.
Are there any scholarship opportunities?
Yes, players will have to apply for scholarships as well as participate in the fundraiser. Each scholarship will be reviewed by the board to determine eligibility.