Q: What does our registration fee cover?
A: VYTF has many expenses that must be paid in order to best serve our community year in & year out. For the past 37 years VYTF has proudly been a standard of excellence for youth football in Tulare County. Your registration dollars cover insurance costs, AVYFL Fee's, officials for the games, advertising, registration forms, field maintenance and equipment replacement and refurbishment costs.
These are just a few things that are done with your registration dollars. We spend 10's of thousands of dollars every year (some leagues only re-certify helmets every 2 years) strictly on equipment safety and helmet re-certification to make sure our children are not only properly outfitted, but are also safe. This is what makes VYTF a great and safe environment for all of our children.
In addition, you're player will receive all the equipment for the season necessary to play. Helmet, shoulder pads, game jersey, practice pants and game pants.
Our athletes also receive the benefit of being part of the only youth football program in Visalia to be endorsed by the Ranger, Pioneer, Blazer, and Miner High School Football programs. Our athletes begin at the Bantam Division to learn the Varsity High School Football systems, values and traditions such as the “COWHIDE” and “BATTLE for the SADDLE” games. They practice and are given the chance to master the offense, defense, and terminology utilized by the Visalia Unified High School Football programs. Our youth football players are part of a true feeder program for approximately 8 years, (if they started in the Bantam Division and moved up through the divisions to Seniors). VYTF believes having a true feeder program which utilizes a system your athletes in the future will be implementing, is a true asset for them and is money well spent for your athletes future.
VYTF is always seeking long term solutions to improve your and your athletes football experience by giving them the most "bang for the buck" where possible and maintaining a solvent and long lasting program for the ages.
VYTF encourages all parents to call the board with questions they may have concerning Registrations to have them answered directly from a board member, or attend a public board meeting to express an opinion. We trust returning and new parents would want any question about the program answered directly from volunteers who are administrating it so parents may make an un-biased or unpersuasive decision on whats best for their athlete.