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Grand Ledge Area Youth Football

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2019 Season

Welcome to Grand Ledge Area Youth Football & Cheer!

GLAYF & GLAYC is a volunteer organization and no officer/coach is paid any salary for their services.  All parents are expected to volunteer to keep the program operating smoothly and to keep participation fees low. Each family is expected to participate by donating their time to help in the following ways:

  • Concessions is one of the main fundraisers for GLAYF/GLAYC that helps keep our player's fee's low. We need volunteers to help support our youth program. So, do your part and volunteer. 
    • Sell Snacks & Drinks
    • Handling Money
    • Prepare Nachos & Walking Taco's
    • Restock Supply from our supply shed
    • Grill Duties: Hotdogs & Brats
  • Chain gang
  • Field setup before game (1st team of day:  flag, trash bags, pop-can collectors, field markers, goal post cushions, concession stand setup, chain gang equipment, bathroom setup, etc)
  • Field clean-up after game (Last team of day:  flag, trash bags, pop-can collectors, field markers, goal post cushions, concession stand clean-up, field clean-up both visitor and home, chain gang equipment, bathroom clean-up, etc)
  • Field & equipment day: All maintenance days are performed by volunteers


 

Registration Fees, Additional Costs, & Refund Policy

 

Football Players - $130.00 ... SAVE $20 with the Early Bird Discount available through July 9, 2019
There are additional costs related to playing football, specifically the purchase of football cleats, mouth guard, chin strap, and extra protective gear (if desired) like shirt, gloves, & forearm pads.  The extra costs could range from $100.00 to $200.00.

Cheerleaders - $130.00 ... SAVE $20 with the Early Bird Discount available through July 9, 2019
It typically costs an additional $90.00 to $150.00 to purchase the other necessary items to participate in cheer.

Refund Policy
GLAYF & GLAYC will provide refunds to the person that performed the online registration if the child decides not to participate.  The refund request must occur before the first practice day. If your child already received equipment, you will need to return the equipment before the refund is performed.  The refund amount will NOT equal your entire registration fee because of the transaction fee we had to pay for payment services. The refund deduction is $10.00.   



Scholarship Application

Scholarship deadline is Tuesday, July 10, 2019 @ 11:00 P.M.

GLAYF & GLAYC will offer a scholarship but since we are a non-profit and 100% volunteered operated, our scholarship grantee's must volunteer time to help off-set the cost for player participation. Please follow the information below. You must qualify for the "reduced lunch program" to request a scholarship.  

  1. Please email Kelli Bohnet to request a scholarship: [email protected].
  2. You will need to provide Kelli Bohnet with a check made payable to "GLAYF" for $110.00.
  3. After the check is received and the scholarship is approved, Kelli Bohnet will provide you with a discount scholarship code.
  4. After discount code is received, please register you child online through the normal, online registration process. 
  5. If you do BOTH volunteering at Game-A-Rama AND a total of three (3) shifts of volunteering work on Saturdays/Sundays during games, then we will destroy your check.


Player 
Eligibility

Capital Area Youth Football rule:  Participant MUST attend one of the following schools below or be homeschooled within the Grand Ledge School District: 

  • Grand Ledge Public Schools
    • Beagle Elementary
    • Delta Center Elementary
    • Wacousta Elementary
    • Willow Ridge Elementary
    • Hayes Middle School
  • St. Michael Parish School
  • New Covenant Christian School
  • Our Savior Lutheran School
  • Home School:  Live within Grand Ledge School District

***If your child(ren) are found not to attend one of the schools above or receives home schooling outside the Grand Ledge School District, then your child can not participate within GLAYF or GLAYC. Capital Area Youth Football has created and approved this rule and GLAYF/GLAYC is part of the Capital Area Youth Football.  We will remove the player from GLAYF/GLAYC if we find out the child(ren) doesn't meet the rule above and you will not receive a refund.***



Sports Stewardship

We represent the Grand Ledge community, schools, and our organization at all times. Please act responsibly during games and show respect to all the youth players competing at our facility. Showing respect to the visiting players, referees, and our home players makes the games enjoyable for our youth.  



Football Equipment Day


On equipment day, the players will obtain the football equipment listed below. Please visit the Dates for Football & Cheer page for equipment pick-up dates. The equipment days will occur before practice starts so players will have their helmets on the first day of practice.

Important: All football equipment including helmet, shoulder pads/straps, cheek pads, thigh pads, knee pads, chin strap, game and practice jersey should be cleaned before use, during weekly practices, and after games. We recommend using soap to wash the shoulder pads and helmet before usage and weekly cleaning is required by the parents or athlete. 

At the end of the season, you will return the equipment per your coach's instructions. Please return the equipment cleaned! Your Head Coach will hand-out practice & game jersey's after teams are formed.  

List of football equipment distributed by GLAYF:

  • Helmet
  • Cheek Pads
  • Chin Strap
  • Shoulder Pad
  • Girdle
  • Knee Pads
  • Thigh Pads
  • Game Pants
  • Practice Pants



GLAYF & GLAYC


GLAYF & GLAYC is part of the MMPFL.

Practice starts TBD.



Three (3) required forms for first day of practice!

No player can participate without the required forms. Absolutely no exceptions!

 - MHSAA Physical Form. This form must be signed by a health care provider as well as a parent/guardian AND the participant.  A current-year physical is one given on or after April 15 of the previous school year.

 - Parent Waiver. This form must be signed by a parent/guardian AND the participant.

 - Concussion Form. This form must be signed by a parent/guardian AND the participant.

Football parents, please see information about the first week below AND grade specific football information further below.

Cheer parents, please see information about the first week below AND also see additional information at the Cheer page.
 

Have a great season!



First Week of Cheer

On first day of practice, please meet for team assignments at Marsh Field by the concession stand area. (Marsh Field is opposite the Neff school on Jenne Street.) Please visit Cheer page for additional information.




First Week of Football


For the first week of football, the information below pertains to all grade levels,   

  • ***Helmet Required During All Practices Including First Conditioning Day. Including Mouth Guard***
  • If you don't have a helmet because you couldn't make the equipment pick-up dates, you can still practice but the player must have a mouth guard. No exceptions on mouth guard. Please get with a coach after practice to obtain the required football equipment.
  • Wear football cleats 
  • No other football equipment required for practices until your coach informs you when equipment is required
  • Bring plenty of water
  • Have last name on back of shirt
  • Check-in at registration tables
  • Bring 3 completed required forms: (1) MHSAA Physical Form,  (2) Parent Waiver, and (3) Concussion Form.
    • Recommend you make a copy of the physical form for your records for participation in other sports
    • A Current Physical is One Given on Or After April 15 of the previous School Year
  • No athlete will participate without all the required forms and correctly dated MHSAA physical form
  • After labor day, no more than 2 hours of practice in a 24-hour period with a total of 6 hours per calendar week.  For 8th grade, this rule does not apply.  The board mandates that 8th grade practices can not exceed that of the high school schedule (game and practice)


Grade Specific Football Information

4th Grade

At check-in, you must provide all your signed forms.  Your child will receive a group number at check-in and the group number will stay the same for each day of evaluation.  Once you get your group number, find the station that matches your group number.  At the beginning of evaluations, all players will perform a group warm-up.  Then each coach will call out their station and your child will go to that station.  After a short period of time, a break will occur and your child will rotate to the next station.  Your child will rotate to different stations on Monday and Tuesday.

On Wednesday, each coach will announce their team.  Your child will practice with their team on Wednesday. 

  • Check-In table opens @ 5:30 (1st day only)
    • At check-in, you must provide all your signed forms
  • 3 completed required forms: (1) MHSAA Physical Form,  (2) Parent Waiver, and (3) Concussion Form.
    • A current year physical is one given on or after April 15 of the previous school year
  • Time: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Date: August 6, 2018
  • Location: Marsh Field practice area (behind the game field by church parking lot)
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

 

5th Grade

At check-in, you must provide all your signed forms.  Your child will receive a group number at check-in and the group number will stay the same for each day of evaluation.  Once you get your group number, find the station that matches your group number.  At the beginning of evaluations, all players will perform a group warm-up.  Then each coach will call out their station and your child will go to that station.  After a short period of time, a break will occur and your child will rotate to the next station.  Your child will rotate to different stations on Monday and Tuesday.

On Wednesday, each coach will announce their team.  Your child will practice with their team on Wednesday. 

  • Check-In table opens @ 5:30 (1st day only)
    • At check-in, you must provide all your signed forms
  • 3 completed required forms: (1) MHSAA Physical Form,  (2) Parent Waiver, and (3) Concussion Form.
    • A current year physical is one given on or after April 15 of the previous school year
  • Time: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Date: August 6, 2018
  • Location: Marsh Field practice area (behind the game field by church parking lot)
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

 

6th Grade

At check-in, you must provide all your signed forms.  Your child will receive a group number at check-in and the group number will stay the same for each day of evaluation.  Once you get your group number, find the station that matches your group number.  At the beginning of evaluations, all players will perform a group warm-up.  Then each coach will call out their station and your child will go to that station.  After a short period of time, a break will occur and your child will rotate to the next station.  Your child will rotate to different stations on Monday.

On Tuesday, each coach will announce their team.  Your child will practice with their team on Tuesday. 

  • Check-In table opens @ 5:30 (1st day only)
    • At check-in, you must provide all your signed forms
  • 3 completed required forms: (1) MHSAA Physical Form,  (2) Parent Waiver, and (3) Concussion Form.
    • A current year physical is one given on or after April 15 of the previous school year
  • Time: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Date: August 6, 2018
  • Location: Marsh Field practice area (behind the game field by church parking lot)
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

 

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