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Grand Ledge Area Youth Football & Cheer (GLAYF/GLAYC)

Grand Ledge Area Youth Football & Cheer (GLAYF/GLAYC)

Season Information

Welcome to Grand Ledge Area Youth Football & Cheer!

Important Information to Know:

Physicals will need to be obtained and turned in the first night of conditioning (Aug. 8). Your child will NOT be able to practice without this.

Equipment handout will take place appointment only on the following dates from 6:00-8:00pm (a signup link will be shared soon):

  • July 21st
  • July 28th
  • August 4th
  • August 11th

First Week of Practice (called Conditioning):

  • August 12th
  • Monday-Thursday
  • 6:00-8:00pm
  • Check-in will open at 5:00pm
  • Each grade will practice together. If enough athletes register for there to be 2 teams, coaches will have a draft to divide them up on August 21st 
  • GLAYF will hold a parent meeting this week, more information to come
What should you child wear:
  • Helmet
  • Mouth Guard
  • T-shirt and shorts
  • Cleats
  • Bring lots of water!!!!!! 

Monday August 12th - 5:00-6:00pm check-in and turn in COMPLETED and REQUIRED FORMS: 
Your child will not be able to participate if these forms are not turned in!

  1. 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 given on or after April 15th of the current year. 
  2. Concussion Form - please print this off and complete with all signatures.

Practice After the First Week:

  • Athletes will now wear all equipment if they have completed the first 8 hours of practice the week prior  
  • Coaches will provide more information during the 1st week
  • Practice will be 4 days a week until the season starts then it will be 3 days
  • Practice times are set by the coach and therefore are not always know until we know what team your child will be on after August 21st
  • Coaches will hold a parent meeting this first week

Saturdays are Game Days:

  • Home Games are played at Marsh Field
  • Away games are hosted by other local schools. These locations can be found under the Field Locations tab here but always refer to the information given by your coach as changes happen.
  • The 1st Saturday for games is usually the first weekend after Labor Day for our League (MMPFL). Again, this is open to change, and your coach will provide exact dates once received from the league.
  • GLAYF does not set the schedule.
Homecoming Parade - GLAYF & GLAYC has participated in the homecoming parade and plans to continue this.  Homecoming for 2024 will be Friday, TBD. More information will be provided by your coach at a later date.

GLAYF & GLAYC is a Completely Volunteer Ran Organization.
All parents are expected to volunteer to keep the program operating. 

Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Concessions: for both the GLAYF/GLAYC program and the middle school Football program. All parents will be required to volunteer at least once. A sign-up Genius will be available once schedules are available.
  • Chain gang: 3 individuals per home game
  • Field setup before game (1st team of the 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 the 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
  • Team parent: One or two individuals selected by the coach to help with communications and needs of the team

Please contact GLAYF/GLAYC by email with any questions [email protected]

Have a great season!


Grand Ledge Area Youth Football & Cheer
 P.O. Box 409
Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837

Email: [email protected]

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