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FAQs

 

  1. What are the different age groups and weight limits for each team?
  2. How many games are in a season?
  3. When and where are the games played?
  4. How long are the games?
  5. When and where are practices held?
  6. How do I find out if a game or practice is canceled?
  7. How are positions and playing time determined?
  8. How much playing time will my child get during the games?
  9. What is the practice attendance policy? What happens if my child misses practice?
  10. My child participates in additional activities during the football season. How will this effect my child's chances of playing?
  11. What does my child need in order to participate in football?
  12. What does my child need to wear to practice?
  13. Tell me more about flag football?




1. What are the different age groups and weight limits for each team?

Division

Age as of 12/31

Max Weight*

Older/Lighter Rule

A Team

13-14

197

Not Available

B Team

11-12

161

Age 13/<106 lbs.

C Team

9-10

135

Age 11/<85 lbs.

MM Team

7-8

115

Age 9/<65 lbs.

 

Click here for additional information on the ages and weights for each team.
 

2. How many games are in a season?

Each age group will play eight regular season games.* Players that are on the A, B, and C teams will have the opportunity to play up to three more playoff games depending on their regular season record.

*Amount of games can be less depending on CTYFL scheduled 'bye weeks' due to unbalanced teams in the league or unforeseen game cancellations.
 

3. When and where are the games played?

All home games will be played on McVicar Field at Rocky Hill High School. All away games will be played at our opponents respective home fields. All games will follow the same game time schedule unless otherwise noted.
 

TEAM KICK OFF TIME
B Team 9:00 AM
A Team 11:00 AM
C Team 1:00 PM
MM Team 3:00 PM

 

4. How long are the games?

Games are generally two hours long. Players should be present 1 hour prior to kickoff in order to weigh in. Each game consists of four 18 minute running time quarters.
 

5. When and where are practices held?

During the month of August, football practices are generally held Monday through Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Once school is in session, practices for the A, B, and C teams will be held Tuesday through Thursday from 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm. Mighty Mites generally practice Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm. All practices we be held at the Rocky Hill High School Athletic Fields unless otherwise noted.
 

6. How do I find out if a game or practice is changed or canceled?

In the event that a game or practice has been changed or canceled, the information will be posted on RHYFC.com as well as emailed and/or texted to anyone registered on RHYFC.com. It is essential that you register for email and text alerts so that you are up to date with the latest information. If you have not registered online you can do that here. RHYFC will always adhere to the Rocky Hill Parks & Recreation field usage standards. Therefore, if the athletic fields are closed by Parks & Rec, there will be no practice. If the fields are not closed by Parks & Rec and there is inclement weather, RHYFC will use its discretion in canceling practice. Please do not email or call your coach to ask if practice is canceled.
 

7. How are positions and playing time determined?

Players will be competing with their peers for playing time at each position during practices, scrimmages, and games. Coaches will evaluate each player in order to determine where they can help the team the most and ultimately where the player can be the most successful. Players who demonstrate hard work, discipline, and good attendance during practices and games will be rewarded with additional recognition and playing time.
 

8. How much playing time will my child get during the games?

The RHYFC and CTYFL by-laws mandate that all players must participate in at least six plays per game which includes offense, defense, and special teams. As mentioned above, playing time is determined by a player's work ethic and participation level during practices, scrimmages, and games.
 

9. What is the practice attendance policy? What happens if my child misses practice?

Coaches will expect each child to attend and participate in every practice and game. Practice time is extremely valuable and is used to develop each player's skills as well as prepare the team for the upcoming opponent. If a player must miss a practice or game, a coach must be notified either by phone or email before practice begins. Limited excused absences are acceptable and will be allowed, however excessive absences may result in loss of playing time due to lack of participation. Unexcused absences may result in immediate loss of playing time.
 

10. My child participates in additional activities during the football season. How will this effect my child's chances of playing?

It is extremely difficult for a child to participate at a high level in football if he or she is involved in multiple activities during football season, therefore it is not recommended. Coaches will follow the guidelines for missed practices mentioned above.
 

11. What does my child need in order to participate in football?

RHYFC supplies a majority of the necessary equipment needed to participate. The equipment manager will assign a date and time to hand out equipment.  This is usually done approximately one week after practice begins.  Each player will receive the following:

 

The following items will need to be purchased in order for your child to participate in practices and games:

  • Practice pants and girdle OR Integrated practice pants (which game pants will then need to go over)

  • Athletic supporter with protective cup

  • Football cleats w/molded rubber spikes - No Metal Spikes Are Allowed!

  • Water jug (Note: only water is allowed on any turf field)


12. What does my child need to wear to practice?

Coaches will announce the dress code for the next practice. The majority of practices will be held in "Full Pads". Please reference the "Dress Code" for what to wear to practice.

 

 

Dress Code for Football
"NO PADS" - Players do not need to wear their pads or helmet to practice. Dress in workout clothing appropriate for the weather.

"HELMETS ONLY" - Same as no pads except you need to wear your helmet.

"SHELLS" - Players will need to wear helmet/mouthpiece, shoulder pads, and practice jersey.

"FULL PADS" - Players will need to wear helmet/mouthpiece, shoulder pads, practice jersey, practice pants, girdle, knee/thigh/tailbone pads, cup/supporter, and cleats.


13. Tell me more about flag football?

Flag football is open to youngest Terriers, 5 and 6 years old. It is a 6 week program is designed to introduce players to the beginning fundamentals of football.  Players will learn offensive & defensive positions, along with blocking, passing and catching techniques. Learn to be part of a team and most importantly how to have fun with this great sport!

The season typically begins the second week in September. Practices are held on Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 wth games on Saturday.

For additional information please contact Rocky Hill Park and Recreation.