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2016 RYF Head Coaches

Announcing!!!

The head coaches for the 2016 Season of Ridgefield Youth Football are:

3rd Grade – AJ Romeo

4th Grade – John Lehaney

5th Grade – Roy Colsey

6th Grade – DJ Langis & Steve Parrett

7th Grade – Mike McCormick

8th Grade – Pat McNamara


posted 06/21/2016
2016 President's Welcome Letter

Dear Ridgefield Youth Football and Cheer Parents:



Welcome to the 2016 Ridgefield Youth Football & Cheer season!

We are a developmental league and are focused on building skills, game knowledge, sportsmanship, being a team player, and community pride!  Football is unlike any other youth sport your child will play.  It helps to instill core life values to such as goal setting, responsibility, accountability, team work, discipline, & perseverance.

We offer a variety of programming for both boys and girls and invite you to be a part of what is sure to be a wonderful season on and off the field.

Outlined here are the programs we invite you and your children to be a part of:

 

TACKLE

For 3rd to 8th grade players, the Ridgefield Tigers are registered with The Fairfield County Football League (FCFL). Ridgefield will compete with tackle football teams from Aspetuck, Darien, Fairfield, New Canaan, Westport, Weston and Wilton. Tackle mini-camp starts August 15th.  Teams will practice Monday through Friday for two weeks until the Preseason Jamboree the weekend of August 27th/28th.  After the Jamboree, practices will be 3 days a week (days decided by each coach) and there will be 1 game a week on either Saturday or Sunday.  The first regular season games will be September 3rd or 4th.  Multiple parent volunteers are needed to help out during the season such as; play counters, concession duties, team parent, orange slices for games, chain gang or down marker, announcer, and score board operator.

 

FLAG

For 1st to 4th grade players, Flag Football is an introductory football program and has less practice requirements as that of tackle.  Third and fourth graders must choose between tackle and flag.  This year we have joined the national NFL Flag Football program.  Each child will receive an NFL team branded reversible jersey (Home and Away colors), an NFL flag football belt, and a Parent/player membership to the USA Football website.  Due to high demand and the RYF maximum roster for a flag team we suggest that you register early to guarantee team placement.

 

CHEER

All children who are entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2016 up to 8th grade are welcome to register for cheer for the 2016 season.  Our Cheer Program offers both sideline and competition squads. To be eligible to participate in competition you must participate in sideline cheering. Cheerleaders who did not provide a birth certificate last year will need to provide their child’s Original Birth Certificate as well as a copy to their coach in August (to be given back after AYF certification) and a full face photo of their child.  We are currently finalizing plans for our competition program and will forward more information as it becomes available.

 

REGISTRATION (ALL PROGRAMS):

 

ALL REGISTRATION IS ONLINE  - Regular Registration begins April 11, 2016

 

Online registration is at www.ridgefieldyouthfootball.org

 

All program information, conditioning requirements and registration forms are available at ridgefielyouthfootball.org. All registration must be completed on line, with the exception of the mandatory medical form signed and stamped after January 1, 2016 by a doctor to be returned by mail.

 

All REQUIRED contact information, registration and release forms need to be completed and submitted online before your child can receive his/her equipment and uniforms.

 

Only medical forms need to be mailed to:

PO Box 68, Ridgefield, CT 06877

ATTN: Registrar of Football OR ATTN: Registrar of Cheer.

 

Without proper documentation including the medical form, no participant will be eligible to receive equipment AND will not be allowed to practice until the forms are complete and submitted to the proper registrar. There will be no exceptions.

 

We are in the process of working with FCFL league reps to get a schedule produced in a timely fashion.

 

We look forward to a great football and cheer season and hope to see you on the field.

Please visit www.ridgefieldyouthfootball.org to learn more.

 

GO TIGERS!

John Lehaney – RYF President


posted 04/10/2016
RYFC 2016 Season

 

2016 KEY DATES

April 11thRegistration Opens

June 4th (Rain date, June 5th) – Tackle Football equipment distribution at ERMS shed - Players must be registered and a $500 deposit is required to get their equipment.

June 30th – Regular Registration Ends; Late Registration Begins (Late Fees will be assessed)

August 15th – First Practice for Tackle and Cheer (5 nights a week for 2 weeks)

August 13th – Registration closes for Tackle, Flag and Cheer

August 27th/28th – Jamboree Weekend for Tackle; First Flag practices

September 3rd/4th – First weekend of games for Tackle and Cheer; First Flag games

October 22nd – Last weekend regular season Tackle/Cheer; Last weekend overall for Flag


October 29th – Tackle playoffs begin


posted 03/19/2016
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