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Who may participate in
Hampshire Youth Football & Cheerleading Association?
Our goal is children that will be attending
Hampshire High School,
Gary D. Wright Elementary,
Charter School in Pingree Grove,
Borromeo. (Weight restrictions apply) Residents of any town where there
is not a chartered IYFL
program may also participate.
Are there tryouts to make
No, there are no tryouts to make a team. There are however limits to the
number of players allowed on the roster. Positions will be assigned at the
discretion of the coaches players will be assigned to a position that best
suits their ability and the needs of the team.
How many players are
allowed on a team?
Our goal is to have between 18-22 kids per team. This may vary depending on
number of children at each level.
Does everyone play?
plays. Each child will receive ample playing time.
Where will our home field
Home games will be played at Hampshire Middle School.
If all the paperwork is
not turned in by the first practice, can the player still participate?
A player will not be allowed to start practice until all paperwork is handed
in. The player may sit on the sidelines and watch practice until the
required paperwork is turned in.
Where, When and How often
Practices will be held at Hampshire Middle School
Practice begins TBA(End of
runs 5 nights a week until the first game.
Normal practice times will
be from 6:00-7:30.
After the first game
practices will be 3 days a week, with an occasional Saturday practice.
How many practices must my
child attend to play in a game?
Vacations should be
scheduled prior to the first practice (if at all possible). Taking a week
from practice, not only puts your player at a disadvantage, but also hurts
the entire team. Attendance is crucial to a successful and FUN season.
Before playing a game, each player must participate in 12 practices.
What equipment is needed?
HYF&C provides most equipment needed to participate. Football Cleats need to
be purchased by each participant. Mouthguards, custom Chin Straps, Water
Bottle (2 qt).
How do the players get to
the away games?
HYF&C does not supply transportation to the games. It is up to the parents
to get the players there or arrange transportation.
How can I help?
HYF&C is run entirely by volunteers and your help is greatly appreciated. A
volunteer form will be included in your registration packet, and will
describe the specific areas where you can help out.
When will I know what team
my Child will be on?
During the end of the
first week, beginning of the second week the coaching staff will determine
the placement of your child.
pictures be taken?
Usually a week before the
first game, this gives us an opportunity to make sure uniforms fit and they
How do I get directions to away games?
Maps can be found on our
Illini Youth Football (IYFL) Teams/Locations or the team mom will
have them prior to the game.
Do I need to remain at the
practice field with my child?
No. You must have your
child at practice 5 minutes before your scheduled practice time and you MUST
arrive 15 minutes before the end of practice. By arriving 15 minutes before
the end of practice, coaches will have ample time to discuss with you any
concerns regarding your child.
Think Safety! - Be there
on-time or contact your coach when needed to advise them of a delay.
Especially the younger children in our program. We're sure any coach would
take a few extra minutes to stay with your child in the event of a delay in
It is also mandatory to
have an emergency contact during practice hours in the event of illness or
Do not leave siblings at
the field unattended. Coaches are responsible for the supervision of players
How will we know when football practices or games are
cancelled due to weather conditions?
HYF&C will only cancel
league wide functions when the weather poses a danger to the children,
lightning or extreme heat. It leaves other cancellations up to the head
coach of the team. We will do out utmost to post any cancellations or
changes on the website 1 hour prior to practice.
How do you select coaches?
Coaches are selected each year after an interview process and board
Do you perform background checks on the coaches?
Yes, we go through the Illinois State Police to perform our background
Do your coaches have any training?
All of our coaches are volunteers, but we do ask them to have training
classes. This includes national coaching clinics, ASEP classes, Hampshire
High School coaching clinics. We also have an extensive Coaching DVD library
available to our coaches.
What if my child is injured during a game or practice?
We are having all of our coaches and team moms attend a CPR and First Aid
When are the games?
They usually start the 3rd weekend of August and are over before
Halloween. Our season starts earlier than most, but is over before the time
change and basketball and wrestling seasons. Games will be on Saturday and
Sunday, usually during the day. We may have a night game or 2. Game schedules are determined
sometime in July.
What teams do we play?
We participate in
the Illini Youth Football League. Teams and locations are located in the
www.illiniyouthfootball.com. Several of the teams are also in the same
conference( Big Northern) as Hampshire High School is a member of.
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Everyone is welcome to the Hampshire Youth Football & Cheerleading monthly
board meeting. Second Thursday of the month, 7:00 PM at Hampshire Park
District in Hampshire IL.
We are a youth football & cheerleading
feeder program for Hampshire High School, 3 time State Champion. These include the communities of
Hampshire, Gilberts and Pingree Grove.
This program is dedicated to promoting youth football & cheerleading and good sportsmanship to youth ages 6 to 14.
We are members of the IYFL, and play teams from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. All our home games are played at the Hampshire High School football field on Sundays.