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First, you're in the right spot. We offer Flag and Tackle programs at the youth level as well as for high school aged players.
If you have a child that is interested in football regardless of age, youth or high school, have them check out one of our free intro resources located in the right column. Our site has a tremendous amount of info so please read through the information on the Pride tab. Can't find what you are looking for? Just email us and we'll be happy to chat with you.
Football is a great sport for physical activity, fun, and discipline. Don't worry if your kid has never played, as most kids here haven't so your child is not at a disadvantage. A lot of kids have only picked up a football in the last year to two, and every year we add more new kids to the program.
• What is the Beaverton Youth Football Association?
BYF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of football skills in our student athletes. We focus on the students in Kindergarten through 8th grades who reside in the Beaverton High School boundaries. We are the football feeder program for Beaverton High School.
• What is the Tualatin Valley Youth Football League (TVYFL)?
TVYFL is the organization that coordinates the play between the over 50 individual youth football associations in the Portland metro and Salem area. They provide the rules, the schedules and the officials for the approximately 200 teams and 6000 players. For more information, see the TVYFL web page http://tvyfl.com.
• What is the time commitment?
Compared to other youth sports the time commitment is considerable. Practice will begin in August and will be 10 hours of practices per week (not including water breaks, time/place TBA) until after Labor Day when the regular season begins. After the season begins, practices are limited to 6 hours of practice a week (not including water breaks, time/place TBA). In addition to practices, games will be played every Saturday which generally requires 3 - 4 hours including travel time. There are normally 8 regular season games with the possibility of two or more weeks for playoffs, if the team qualifies.
• Who can participate?
Any child in grades K through 8 who lives in, or attends a public or private school in, the Beaverton High School boundaries, as defined by the Beaverton School district. Tackle is limited to kids in 3rd-8th grade.
• What if I'm outside of Beaverton HS boundaries?
TVYFL teams are organized by the high school which you would normally attend. Please go to the TVYFL web site to find the contact information for the team that supports youth in your area. If you live in an area that is not served by a TVYFL association, you would be more than welcome in BYF!
• Can girls play?
Yes. Girls can and do play on BYF and other TVYFL teams every year.
• I have a medical condition or disability. Can I still play?
Probably; If your doctor is willing to sign your medical release and you are willing to work hard and play your best, you can generally have a good football experience. However, we would recommend contacting our President to discuss your specific details and any concerns you might have.
• Do I have to start playing in the 3rd grade?
No. We have successful first-time players at every grade level, including 8th.
• What if I have scheduled a vacation during practice time?
If you have ANY flexibility, please try to schedule around football season, especially in August. With TVYFL conditioning requirements and team division, it is very important that your player be there if possible. If this isn't an option, please contact us as soon as possible to evaluate options.
• Does the Association have Insurance?
Yes, but it's secondary to your own personal insurance plan to which claims must be submitted first. If you do not have insurance, ours will go into primary coverage.
Player Evaluations will be the first days of Beaver Camp. Evaluations mark the beginning of our season and attendance is mandatory. The player evaluations serve as a means to evaluate the ability of each player to make sure all BYF teams are divided in a balanced and equitable manner. Players will be timed in objective drills and evaluated on football skills. Teams will be drafted and formed for the third day of the conditioning period. Your child's coach will contact you on Wednesday evening or Thursday day with their team assignment.
Practice in full gear will begin the Monday after Beaver Camp for those players who have completed the 10-hour conditioning requirement. Full gear means all pads, pants, jerseys, cleats, and helmets - mouthpieces are mandatory. No player will be able to practice without a mouthpiece. You cannot practice in full gear if you have not completed the 10-hour conditioning requirement. Arrangements need to be made with your coach to complete your conditioning before you can be in full gear. Practice will be 10 hours per week until Labor Day. Your coach will release the times and days for your practice.
After Labor Day, practice is limited to six hours per week, not including water breaks. Practice days will be determined by the head coach and communicated to the team. The first game of the season is the first Saturday following Labor Day. As daylight becomes limited, practice start and end times may change to accommodate lighting resources. Please check email daily for updates to practice times or locations as these adjustments are made.
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