CYFL 2018 Game Schedule

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About CYFL

CYFL is Mid-Missouri's premier youth football program located in Columbia, Missouri. We have celebrated more than 40 years of excellence. Our sports program begins with kindergarten flag football and culminates with 7th grade tackle football. Many of our players have grown into high school stars and collegiate athletes, even Missouri Tigers football players. Our volunteers and coaches share a passion for kids, fun and football.


Our program is designed to introduce families to the sport of football in a fun and instructive environment. While we teach the kids how to win, winning is secondary to the fun of playing organized team sports. We recognize that there is greatness in each of our student athletes and emphasize individual growth in a team atmosphere. Besides teaching football fundamentals, our focus is to simply promote athletic and academic excellence in all of our players. In addition to creating a lifelong love of sports, our goal is to create outstanding citizens and future leaders in school, sports and our community.

CYFL is a 100% volunteer organization. We need parents to lend their time and talents in order to make the League a continued success!

 
2018 CYFL Game Schedules

Games schedules for the 2018 season will be available:

Tuesday, September 4th

 
CYFL Flag Division: 1st & 2nd Grade

Flag Football (1st & 2nd Grade)

Grade Level: 1st & 2nd Grade (must be enrolled in Fall 2018)

Fee: $85

Equipment Provided: Game Jersey

Equipment Needed: Players will need athletic shoes or cleats.

Parent Meeting: Monday, August 20th at 6:00 p.m. (CYFL Concession Stand Area; Field #6; see map below)

First Day of Practice: Tuesday, August 21st at 5:30 p.m.

Games: Sundays; beginning 9/16 through 10/28 (7 games)

Games Played: Cosmo Park

Fundamentals of football will be emphasized by teaching of rules of the game and basic techniques.

Since this is a youth flag football program, no helmets, shoulder pads, or padded pants will be allowed.

Coaches will contact players as soon as teams are selected and announce practice dates and times.

 
CYFL Flag Division: K-Ball (Kindergarten)

Kindergarten (K-Ball)

Grade Level: Kindergarten (must be enrolled in Fall 2018)

Fee: $65

Equipment Provided: Game Jersey

Parent Meeting: Wednesday, August 15th at 6:00 p.m. (CYFL Concession Stand Area; Field #6; see map below)

First Day of Practice: Thursday, August 23rd at 5:30 p.m.

Games: Thursday Nights; beginning 9/13 through 10/28 (7 games)

Games Played: Cosmo Park

The very basics of football will be taught in this division. This division will meet once a week on Thursdays for drills and scrimmages.

Coaches will contact players as soon as teams are selected and announce practice dates and times.

Players will need athletic shoes or cleats.

 
CYFL Tackle Division: Beginning Tackle (3rd & 4th Grade)

Beginning Tackle (3rd & 4th Grade)

Grade Level: 3rd & 4th Grade (must be enrolled in Fall 2018)

Fee: $125

Equipment Provided (with registration fee & equipment deposit): Helmet with chin strap, 1- mouthpiece, shoulder pads, pants with pads, and game jersey. If teams decide to get colored pants for games, decals, or any additional items, those expenses will not be included in the player's registration.

Equipment Needed: Athletic shoes/ cleats, athletic undergarments, and practice jersey.

Combine Date: Saturday, August 18th at 10:00 a.m. (CYFL Field #6; map is below)

First Day of Practice: Monday, August 20th at 5:30 p.m.

Practice Days: Monday through Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and will last no later than 7:30 p.m. until the first game.

After the first game, only 3 practice days per week are allowed and coaches will announce days and times.

Games: Sundays; beginning 9/16 through 10/28 (8 games); coaches may elect to play in post-season tournaments

Games Played: Cosmo Park

Weight Limit: 100 pounds to advance ball (quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends, and receivers)

Fundamentals of tackle football will be taught. MSHAA High School football rules will govern all play. Some special or modified rules will apply.

Players will be drafted onto teams by coaches. Players are not allowed to pick which team that they want to play.

 
CYFL Tackle Division: Junior Tackle (5th & 6th Grade)

Junior Tackle (5th & 6th Grade)

Grade Level: 5th & 6th Grade (must be enrolled in Fall 2018)

Fee: $125

Equipment Provided (with registration fee & equipment deposit): Helmet with chin strap, 1- mouthpiece, shoulder pads, pants with pads, and game jersey. If teams decide to get colored pants for games, decals, or any additional items, those expenses will not be included in the player's registration.

Equipment Needed: Athletic shoes/ cleats, athletic undergarments, and practice jersey.

Combine Date: Saturday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m. (CYFL Field #5; map is below)

First Day of Practice: Monday, August 20th at 5:30 p.m.

Practice Days: Monday through Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and will last no later than 7:30 p.m. until the first game.

After the first game, only 3 practice days per week are allowed and coaches will announce days and times.

Games: Sundays; beginning 9/16 through 10/28 (8 games); coaches may elect to play in post-season tournaments

Games Played: Cosmo Park

Weight Limit: No weight limit

Fundamentals of tackle football will be taught. MSHAA High School football rules will govern all play. Some special or modified rules will apply.

Players will be drafted onto teams by coaches. Players are not allowed to pick which team that they want to play.

 
CYFL Tackle Division: Senior Tackle (7th Grade)

Senior Division (7th Grade)

Grade Level: 7th Grade (must be enrolled in Fall 2018)

Fee: $125

Equipment Provided (with registration fee & equipment deposit): Helmet with chin strap, 1- mouthpiece, shoulder pads, pants with pads, and game jersey. If teams decide to get colored pants for games, decals, or any additional items, those expenses will not be included in the player's registration.

Equipment Needed: Athletic shoes/ cleats, athletic undergarments, and practice jersey.

Combine Date: Monday, August 6th at 6:00 p.m. (CYFL Field #4; map is below)

First Day of Practice: Monday, August 6th at 6:00 p.m. (all players meet at football Field #4)

Practice Days: Monday through Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and will last no later than 7:30 p.m. until the first game.

After the first game, only 3 practice days per week are allowed and coaches will announce days and times.

Games: Sundays; beginning 9/9 through 11/25 (up to 10 games); coaches may elect to play in post-season tournaments

Games Played: Cosmo Park, Columbia High Schools, and St. Louis Area

Weight Limit: No weight limit

Fundamentals of tackle football will be taught. MSHAA High School football rules will govern all play. Some special or modified rules will apply.

Players will be drafted onto teams by coaches. Players are not allowed to pick which team that they want to play.

Teams will play in the St. Louis Gateway League with games in Columbia and the St. Louis area.

 
2018 CYFL Tackle Division Draft Information

Tackle Division Draft Information: Players entering the 2nd grade, 4th grade and 6th grade will be returned to their prior team and play under the same Head Coach where applicable. If the player would rather be placed in the open draft, to be selected onto another team, please mark it on the registration where designated. We will verify team at the combine check-in also. Players are drafted by weight, heaviest to lightest in order to create more balanced teams within each division.

ALL PLAYERS ARE DRAFTED EVEN THOSE RETURNING TO AN EXISTING TEAM.

Players moving from one division to another will be placed in the open draft. Except those players that are coaching staff kids (Max of 4 Coaches Kids) and selected players from previous season. The MAX number of players a team can carry from one Division to the next is eight (8). This includes coaches' kids.

 
2018 CYFL Coaching Staff(s)

Coaches: The coaching staff is limited to four (4) coaches per team. All coaches shall be registered with the National Youth Sports Coaches Association or USA Football. The USA Football or NYSCA clinics are provided online and by the Columbia Youth Football League. The league may pay the fee for those coaches that attend the coaches meeting.

If you are interested in being a coach please go to the Coaches Corner tab at www.columbiayouthfootball.com and complete and submit a coaching application. We will provide training and resources for you. The only experience you need is a love sports and playing ball with kids.

 
2018 CYFL Equipment Policy

Equipment Policy for 2018: Each year many players fail to return their leased football equipment which unfortunately increases league expenses. In order to reduce equipment losses and to maintain our low registration fees, all parents or guardians of tackle players will now be required to:

  1. Present a paid receipt in order to receive football equipment. No exceptions.
  2. Submit the mandatory $100.00 equipment deposit due upon receipt of leased football equipment. A post-dated $100.00 check or money order, payable to CYFL post-dated to 12/1/2018 will be held on file and returned when the leased equipment is returned.
  3. Equipment return is Sunday 10/28/18 after last scheduled game. If on a team that is still playing then a return date will be scheduled with that coach.
  4. If you fail to return the leased equipment your deposit check will be forfeited and cashed on 12/10/2018 plus you will be billed a minimum of $150.00 for the replacement cost of the leased football equipment. Player may also be prohibited from participating in future CYFL activities.
 
Equipment, Cleats, and Practice Jerseys

Equipment, Cleats & Practice Jerseys: Players are responsible for their own cleats, athletic undergarments and practice jerseys which are available at Play-it-Again Sports or Red Weir Athletic Supplies or other local sporting goods stores. Only molded plastic or hard rubber cleats are allowed. No metal cleats will be allowed.

 
Team Parents (Team Managers)

Team Parents: Team parents are used to help distribute newsletters, assist with photo day, organize team activities, and help the coach out as much as possible.

If you are interested, please indicate on your player's registration form or communicate with your player's coach on the first day of practice.

 
Volunteers Needed

Volunteers: We have a tremendous need for people who would like to become involved in the Columbia Youth Football program. If you would like to coach, be a team parent, division coordinator, league commissioner, board member, or sponsor a team please contact us at: cyflinfo@gmail.com.

 
Annual Fundraiser

Fundraising Player Participation: Fundraising is a key source of revenue vital to covering our major expenses. We need your support to continue our mission of providing excellence in youth football. All players and families are expected to participate in League fundraising activities.

For more information: visit the "Fall Fundraiser" tab.

 
Football Fields & Equipment Shed Locations

CYFL sheds are near the orange building in bottom left corner of map picture below across from Rainbow Softball complex.

K-2nd Grade Combined Flag: C-13, C-14, & C-18

3rd & 4th Grade Combined Tackle: FB-1 & FB-2

5th & 6th Grade Combined Tackle: FB-3 & FB-4

7th Grade Tackle: FB-3


 
CYFL Rainout/ Cancellation Policy

Rainout/Cancellation Policy

The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel all field reservations due to inclement weather conditions or unsafe field conditions. The cancellations will be posted on the Columbia Parks & Recreation hotline at 573-874-7663. Parents are encouraged to call this number to check the status.

Weekdays - All cancellations are updated daily by 4pm. Note that only existing cancellations are listed. If conditions change after 4pm, a decision will be made at the field.

Weekends & Holidays - Cancellations are updated by 7am. If the conditions change to warrant a cancellation, the hotline will be updated accordingly.

Columbia Youth Football League (CYFL) will send out a message to the family listserv alerting parents/ guardians to any cancellations. However, please note that practice cancellations are determined by the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation division.

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