The league goals are to:
Each player must be in Kindergarten to 6th grade. The League age/grade rules for playing will be governed by UIL rules. Players shall be classified by the fall grade of the season they are competing in and will not be moved down without HCYFL approval. If a player is too old for his grade level, they will be bumped up to the next grade level to play. Home school players will be in the grade that they would have naturally progressed to by starting public school in the year that they turned 5 before September 1st.
This is where the skills your student athlete learned in flag football are put to the test. From the beginner player to the advanced player, this is tackle football at its finest. We have all positions played: Offensive Line, Defensive Line, Quarterback, Receiver, Defensive Back, Linebacker, Running Back, Tight End, and Special Teams. Tackle is played in full pads with special emphasis placed on proper and safe ways of tackling, blocking and solid fundamentals. Student athletes play on the level of their grade. See grade/levels below...
Freshmen football includes all players grades 1-2. This is truly a modified level, only eight players per team are on the modified 80 x 40 yard field with their coaches so the focus is on learning the basics of offense and defense. Freshman football does not have (kicking/punting) special teams. The only weight limit in this division is for skill position players, which is 75 pounds maximum.
HCYFL Freshmen Division was created to provide a suitable tackle venue for K, 1st grade and 2nd graders that is a good viable alternative to flag football. They learn the fundamentals of football. Our Freshmen Division is constructed as the following:
THIS IS A SAFE, FUN, AND COMPETITIVE VENUE THAT INTRODUCES CHILDREN TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TACKLE FOOTBALL.
OUR FRESHMEN TEAMS COMPETE IN PLAYOFFS AND LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP JUST LIKE OUR 11 MAN JV AND VARSITY TEAMS.
Junior Varsity is about transitions, these teams are made up of 3rd and 4th graders. The teams play on a full sized field with modified UIL rules. The only weight limit in this division is for skill position players, which is 100 pounds maximum.
HCYFL JV Division is composed of 3rd and 4th graders. The JV Division transitions players into full 11 man football. The game is governed by UIL rules with a few exceptions.
Our JV Division is constructed as follows:
THE JV DIVISION ALLOWS CHILDREN TO DEVELOP IN ALL PHASES OF THE GAME. DEVELOPMENT IS STRUCTURED IN A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT.
OUR JV DIVISIONS HAVE BOWL GAMES, PLAYOFFS, AND LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Varsity teams are made up of a 5th grade team and a 6th grade team. In order to prepare the players for middle school football, this division plays full UIL rules. The only weight limit in this division is for skill position players, which is 125 pounds maximum.
HCYFL Varsity Division is composted of 5th and 6th graders. The Varsity Division takes children to full UIL Rules with little exception.
Our Varsity Division is constructed as follows:
THE VARSITY DIVISION OPENS THE GAME UP AND BRINGS THE PLAYERS TO THE LEVEL THAT THEY WILL EXPERIENCE WHEN ENTERING JR HIGH.
OUR VARSITY DIVISION HAS BOWL GAMES, PLAY OFFS, AND LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS.
**Please note the board may make a decision to move players around before the season starts based on the number of players on each team for safety purposes**
LVYFL Is not a component of Lago Vista Independent School District (LVISD). LVISD does not endorse, recommend or favor any specific outside youth athletic club, group or organization. The views, opinions, practices and processes expressed by LVYFL do not necessarily state or reflect those of Lago Vista Independent School District or the district's athletic program.
The start of football practice is typically synonymous with an overwhelming and unrelenting heat. Most of the early-season football heat related injuries have occurred in the first 4 d of practice (with days 1 and 2 having the highest risk). These acclimatization recommendations are intended to reduce the incidence of heat related injuries, as well as the incidence of general injury, during the highest-risk days of the preseason.
Prevention Is your Best Defence:
D rink plenty of water
R est in the shade
I dentify warning signs
N utritious food
K now your body