What is the Montville Youth Football League?
The Montville Youth Football League, herein known as the MYFL, is a non-profit organization devoted to offering the sports of football and cheer to the youth of our community as well as the surrounding towns of BOZRAH, SALEM, FRANKLIN, NORWICH and COLCHESTER.
How do I Register?
The Montville Youth Football League, herein known as the MYFL, is a non-profit organization devoted to offering the sports of football and cheer to the youth of our community as well as the surrounding towns of BOZRAH, SALEM, NORWICH and COLCHESTER.
How long are practices?
Practices are generally around 2 hours long for our Micro, Junior, and Senior teams. Our Munchkin, Mini & Flag teams practice for 1.5 hours. The league will provide the specifics as the season nears. It is very important to plan to be at practice about 15 minutes early so your child does not get marked absent when practice begins.
Does practice get canceled due to the weather?
As long as the players and field conditions are safe, we practice in all weather conditions. If there is thundering and lightning, practice will be canceled. Typically we will try to call practice 1 hour prior too.
How long are the games?
Generally, Flag games run about 1 hr and Conference games run about 2 hours. When adding in team prep and concluding activities, the entire process at the field can take 3 hours.
Are coaches screened and trained?
Yes. Background checks are run on all coaches and they MUST be Heads Up Tackle Football certified. Many of our coaches also attend other training and clinics throughout the year. All of our coaches are volunteers and they care about your athlete, their safety, and the community. Most of our coaches are parents as well and we are always looking for new coaches and better ways to train our staff.
How are different teams grouped?
Our football teams are based on their "League Age" while our cheer teams are based on grade. "League Age" is the age of your child prior to June 1st of the current year.
(Example: If your child is 10 years old on June 1st, their "League Age" for that fall season is 10 years old. Your child would then be assigned to our Junior football team.)
The teams are broken down as follows:
How much will I get to play in the games?
The Montville Youth Football League does not have a minimum play rule. We do our best to get all athletes as much playing time as practical but this is contingent upon factors such as attending and participating in practices. Our coaches cannot, in good conscience, put a child on the field if they are not prepared. An athlete's safety and willingness to enter the game come into play as well and the coach's discretion will apply.
How should I prepare for practice?
Drink plenty of water to properly hydrate. A good rule of thumb for anticipated physical exertion is to drink 2 oz of water per pound of body weight. Example: If your child weighs 75 lbs, they should be drinking 150 oz of water throughout the day. Do not force all of this water into a short time span.
Make sure you have all of your equipment and practice attire! If you forget any part of your gear (including sneakers for cheer), your child will not be allowed to practice. Do not forget your mouthguard!