- Is this full contact football?
Yes, we are part of a very competitive Lone Star Youth Football Alliance with full contact. All Coaches in BYFL are required to complete Heads Up Safety Training though USA Football.
- How long is the season?
First practices will start around the last week of July and continue into November. If a player is selected for All Stars those tournaments go into December.
- Will we practice once the season begins?
This may be different from what you have done in soccer and baseball but football is a commitment. You will be part of a team with everyone knowing their position and role. Players wil be required to be a part of at least two practices a week and possibly another short walk through or agility. Failure to attend practices will result in less playing time during the game.
- Where are the games?
Home games will be played at Hohlt Park in Brenham. There should be 5 home games and 5 road games. Road games include possible games in Huntsville, Magnolia, Montgomery, and Navasota. Playoff games may be in Humble or North Houston Areas as well.
- What is included in my registration fee?
For football, the $175.00 fee pays for use of league helmet(Riddell Re-certified) and shoulder pads for the season. Player will keep jersey and integrated football pants at the end of the season. We strive to provide a good and safe experience for the kids, which cost money for safe and reliable equipment. Many of the surrounding leagues charge over $275.00 while asking for all of the equipment to be purchased by each player.
Remaining funds will be used for referee fees ($150.00/game), field use fees ($5.00/child), league insurance, and entry fees to end of year tournaments ($250.00/team).
6. Is there a playoff or Super Bowl winner?
The Tournament of Champions is the end of season “playoffs”. In this system, teams with similar records are grouped together for a weekend tournament format. Example: A Platinum bracket may contain 10-1, 9-1, 8-2 teams while a bronze bracket has teams 3-7, 2-8, 1-9. This gives teams who faced tougher competition during the season a chance to be grouped with teams of similar records to end the season.
We expect the best from our players both on and off the field. We want them to succeed in all aspects of life. We welcome any input from parents and teachers relating to the conduct of our young people in the classroom and at home. There are only a few kids who will play football as a career but a much larger percentage that will grow up to be leaders in the future. The greater goal is to see each one of these young people become men and women who will make a difference in their families and communities in the future.
7. How old does my child have to be?
The age is based on the child’s age as of July 31, 2018 ( player must be at least 5 and up to 12 years of age as of July 31, 2018).
Divisions and Age(for football)
Freshman- 5 and 6 years old
Sophomore- 7 and 8 years old
Junior- 9 and 10 years old
Senior- 11 and 12 years old