2016 Football Information
Germantown Football is a member of the Mid Maryland Youth Football and Cheer League (MMYFCL), the largest youth football program in the state of Maryland. Mid-Maryland is also home to some of the best clubs with the best facilities in Maryland. In addition, MMYFCL has a formal Cheerleading program which has allowed us to re-start cheerleading for girls ages 6-14. If you are interested in coaching one of our cheer teams, please contact us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may visit http://www.eteamz.com/MMYFCL for more details about our league.
Mid Maryland Youth Football and Cheer League (MMYFCL) has designated divisions of play based on age and weight for football. Please note that MMYFCL no longer has the Older But Lighter (OBL) player structure. This means that older players will not be allowed to play with players two years younger than they are. For example, an 11yr old OBL can not play at the 7-9 level as a 10 yr old due to his birthdate. This has been the most abused rule in all of youth sports. The age determination date for the season is August 1 of each school year. The Red Stripe concept allows heavier players to play football with the children their own age, but in a restricted role. These players may weigh over the maximum weight for an unrestricted player as specified in the chart below.
The below weight chart is without equipment. Coming Soon...
Equipment Allowances (added to the above weights):
|Division / Age
|Pit Bull (5-6)
Example: A 10 year old player (8-10 level) may weigh up to 118 lbs. 110 lbs for actual weight plus 8 lbs for cleats, game pants, shoulder pads, jersey, and girdle/pads. Also note MMYFCL will allow decimal places for the weights. In this example, the player can actually be 118.9 lbs. Once the player reaches 119 lbs or above, the player would not be allowed to participate in that game.
The GFA provides the following equipment: helmet, shoulder pads, game jersey, and game pants. All players must provide rubber sole cleats, practice pants, 7 piece pad sets, mouth pieces, athletic supporters and practice jerseys. The club will have mouth pieces and practice jerseys for sale at equipment distribution
Equipment distribution will be held on July 30 from 9:00 am 11 am at the Germantown Community Center. All fees ($210) must be paid in full before receiving your equipment. Please note that the $150.00 equipment deposit check dated November 15, 2016, will not be cashed. All deposits are returned at the end of the season when your equipment/uniform is returned. You will be charged for any missing items that you were issued.
Due to the non-return of equipment and uniforms in prior years, the GFA will enforce all equipment guidelines during the season. You will be charged for every item issued and not returned.
In preparation for the season, the GFA makes a sizable investment in equipment and uniforms based on the number of registrants. Please understand that we can not return these items when players decide to quit. As a result, there will be NO REFUNDS given after the first day of practice. Our refund policy is also stated on ALL registration forms.
The GFA's payment methods are now limited to cash, credit cards or money orders. Please note that all credit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 5% processing fee.
Practice will begin on Wednesday July 27 from 6 - 8pm at the Germantown Community Center and continue Monday thru Friday until school begins. Once school is in session, practice will be reduced to M, W, F. Please bring plenty of water. It is also beneficial to drink water 1-2 hours before practice to ensure proper hydration. The dress code for the first day of practice will be helmet, shorts, practice jersey and rubber sole cleats. Contact drills will begin on TBA.
Practice for the Pit Bulls (ages 5/6 as of 8/1/16) is tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 27 and will continue on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6 -7:30/8 pm until school begins. After school begins, we will practice 2-3 times per week from 6-7:30 pm for the remainder of the season.Please note we may scrimmage on Saturday mornings. The first regualar season game is scheduled for TBA.
During the first week of practice, all players will be evaluated by the GFA staff and placed on teams according to age, experience and skill level. PLEASE note that parents will not be involved in this process. Players who come after teams have been formed will report to the "National Team" at their respective level for evaluation and team placement. Our goal is to have the majority of all teams formed by the end of the second week of practice.
Please note that parents have absolutely no say so as to what team their son is assigned to. If you feel you can not abide by this policy, please do not register.
All GFA teams will have 3-4 scrimmages(pre-season games)before the regular season begins on September 5. Details will be provided by individual coaches. Scrimmages will be scheduled on Saturdays and possibly weeknights during August.
The GFA teams will open the season on September 5. (location & time TBA). Home games will be played at the Ridge Road Complex and the Germantown Community Center. Schedules for each GFA team will be on the site by the end of August after the MMYFCL has certified all teams. Please note that we do play over the Labor Day Weekend.
MID MD ID Policy
All players must have a Maryland issued identification card. Please visit the nearest Motor Vehicles Administration(MVA)office. Players must be accompanied by parents or legal guardians and must present their original birth certificate to the MVA. Please do not wait until the last minute. Beginning this year, all ID cards will be mailed to your house and may take up to 2 weeks. You must have your ID Card in order to weigh in. This is a mandatory Mid Maryland League rule. Absolutely no exceptions.
Contributions Sought for Funding the 2016 Fall Season
We provide our players with the safest and most modern equipment available. In addition, our game uniforms allow our players to look and feel proud when they wear the “Blue and Orange.” It requires a sizable investment each year to operate our organization at the level we have become accustomed to. Our organization must pay for the use of athletic fields, referees, field maintenance and administrative fees. As a result, it is imperative that we solicit donations from Corporations, small businesses, and individual donors who believe in the value of youth team sports. Please note that your donations are tax deductible. For more information on how to become a sponsor for the 2016 football season, please contact at Gtownsports@verizon.net.
Coaches Needed For 2016 Season
The Germantown Football Association is looking for head and assistant football coaches for the upcoming season. Players range from 5 to 14 years of age. Experience welcomed but not required to coach. For more information contact us at Gtownsports@verizon.net. Click the coaches application tab on the right side of the welcome page to complete an application.
The GFA needs volunteers for the following activities:
Assistant Coaches for football
Team Moms or Dads
Field Set Up and Cleanup
Concession Stand Coordinator(s)
Fundraising committee members
...And other tasks as they arise
If interested, please call the hotline, e-mail us or contact a board member. Please remember that our organization can only function with the help of everyone.