The 2014 game schedule can be found in the handout section.
Southwest Youth Football League
In order to combat the low number of players playing football this season in our area, the LHYFL worked tirelessly during the offseason with the Uniontown Fayette Football League, including Uniontown, Brownsville, and Mill Run, as well as teams from Belle Vernon and La Grange to form the Southwest Youth Football League (SWYFL). These six organizations now make up this newly formed league to both provide multiple teams to compete against and provide a opportunity for our players and cheerleaders to experience traveling to other venues. You can find the SWYFL bylaws in the handout section.
The following dates have been established for the 2014 LHYFL Football Season. Please check back periodically for additional information, dates, times, etc.
Football Registration and Equipment Pass Out-
Football registration is now closed for the JV and Varsity teams. We will continue to sign up PeeWee players until the first week of school.
Equipment pass out will be held 7/30 and 7/31 from 6;00-8:00 PM at the Holiday Park Storage unit (units H/10 and H/12).
The LHYFL Annual Pitt football gametrip for players, cheerleaders, and coaches
August 30 - University of Pittsburgh Panthers versus the Delaware Blue hens
2014 LHYFL End-of-the-year Banquets
The 2014 LHYFL end-of-the-year banquets, once again, will be held at Duck Hollow.
PeeWee - 11/17/2014, 6:00 - 8:00
JV - 11/18/2014, 6:00 - 8:00
Varisty - 11/19/2014, 6:00 - 8:00
Report: Two-year study on youth football safety released
Below are some intersting findings on injuries to youth football players. To read the entire article, click on the 'Links' tab to the left.
The study, which encompassed more than 4,000 players ages 5-14, documented player health and any sustained injuries during the course of the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Study findings include:
Nearly 90 percent of youth players did not sustain an injury that resulted in missing a game or practice.
Of the 22.4 percent of players who reported an injury, 70 percent returned to play the same day.
Of the 11.9 percent of players who missed a game or practice because of injury, 60 percent returned to play within seven days.
Bruises were the most common injuries (34 percent), followed by ligament sprains (16 percent).
4.3 percent of players in the study sustained a concussion.
Players were more likely to sustain an injury during games than in practices.
No catastrophic head, neck or heat-related injuries were reported among the more than 4,000 players during the study’s two-year span.
LHYFL Board Member Responsibilities
Each season, LHYFL Board Members are assigned certain duties and responsibilites. You can view those duties and responsibilities by clicking on 'Board Members' to the left and then click on 'View Profile'. You are always welcome to contact any LHYFL Board Member should you have a question, concern, issue, etc. but by identifying and contacting the LHYFL Board Member who is responsible for a certain item, you will receive a quicker and more accurate response.
Pre-Concussion Baseline Testing
Baseline neurocognitive testing is available at Excela Health, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Greensburg, PA. Please call the office of Dr. James Masterson for more details and to see if a concussion management program is right for your son or daughter - 724-689-1070.
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