Football Information

2018 Weight Criteria and Evaluations

In 2016, the BGYFL instituted new rules for Age and Weight criteria. These are designed to give more kids the opportunity to play by allowing them to compete with players closer to their own age and grade.

Please refer to this chart for the new criteria.

Evaluation Details (1st Day of Practice)

Dates: July 30th, 2018
Time: 5:15 - 7:30pm
Weight Levels: All
Location: Bambrick Park (Back of the park) 
All players, including Head and Assistant Coaches’ sons, must be present for evaluations. If a conflict arises, please contact Football AD Tony Katauskas  

*Coaches and Hornet board members will be on hand to help guide you to the proper area. 

The first three days of practice will be non-contact practices. Players are required to bring their helmets with attached mouth guards on the first day. Coaches will inform players and families of what equipment is needed for practices after the first day. Players should wear football cleats as well. It is a good idea to have these broken in a bit in order to avoid blisters.


What happens at Evals?

All players are different in terms of skill, experience and physical development. That’s why it is important at the youth football level to build teams with players of similar abilities. During Evaluation Week each player will be tested and evaluated on speed, strength, agility and aggressiveness, as well as football skills. Each day, the coaches will begin by running the players through some warm up exercises. Then players will be divided up and coaches will observe them as they perform various football drills. Contact will begin on the third night of evaluations and will be a controlled, gradual process. Care will be taken to match players of like size and ability during contact drills.

Remember to bring plenty of water to Evals. Coaches will ensure that the appropriate number of water breaks are taken.

The Draft Process

Our Football AD and Assitant AD's will work closely with coaches to split teams.

Once the draft is completed, each team will begin its regular practice schedule at the discretion of the coach.

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