DETAILS COMING SOON FOR 2017 REGISTRATIONS.
Where do are registration dollars go?
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.
Q: How are players and cheeleaders assigned to teams?
A: Players and Cheeleaders are divided by grade, age and school assignment.
All Valley Youth Football (AVYFL) is the governing body for all towns associated with AVYFL. This year the divisions and weight requirements have been changed. (2016)
Mighty Mites; K-1st grade, must be 5 on/before 7/01 and cannot turn 8 on/before 12/01. Max roster of 22. Minimum of 15.
Bantams; 2nd-3rd grade, cannot turn 9 on/before 12/01. Max roster of 22. Pee-Wee's; 4th-5th grade, cannot turn 12 on/before 12/01. Juniors; 6th-7th grade, cannot turn 13 on/before 12/01. Seniors; 7th-8th grade, cannot turn 15 on/before 12/01 and no high school freshman.
WEIGHT limits have been eliminated for ALL divisions. No Birth Certificates needed for certification. Certification will be using an Official School record indicating grade, age, d.o.b and must include a picture.
PLEASE NOTE; ANY TOWN, INCLUDING VYTF, CAN HAVE IT'S OWN SPECIFICATIONS AS TO WHAT DIVISION PLAYERS ARE ASSIGNED BASED ON NEED OF A PARTICULAR DIVISION AND TOWN. VYTF WILL BE LOOKING AT THESE NEW DIVISIONS AND WELCOMES SUGGESTIONS IF THERE ARE CONCERNS.
VYTF Cheer starts at Pee Wee level up to Seniors.