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How much is registration? What does registration include?
Registration for 2022 is $225.00
- Football - Game Uniform: Jersey with number & game pants
- Cheer - Game Uniform: Shell top, stunt skirt, spanx & poms
- 7 or 8 Regular Season Games (TBD)
- Playoff** Fees
- Memory mate picture
The balance of each athlete's registration contributes to the basic operating expenses needed for each season. This includes: referee fees, insurance, field equipment, concessions, and ongoing field maintenance.
*Early bird registration is $200.00 for those that sign-up online between April 1st - May 14th.
**Playoffs (at least first round games) are guaranteed to all teams in each age division. Fees are required by all athletes up front during registration to ensure payment can be handled in full and timely by HYAA.
Is equipment provided? What equipment will be needed?
HYAA strongly recommends that you purchase your athlete's helmet through us to ensure proper sizing. Currently HYAA is transitioning out of selling shoulder pads and practice gear, however we will continue to sell our remaining inventory during uniform sizing.
Available for purchase from HYAA:
- Helmet and Face Mask (strongly recommended)
- Shoulder Pads - while supplies last
- Practice Pants - while supplies last
- Practice Jersey - while supplies last
*Note: Shoulder Pads, Practice pants, and Practice Jerseys are sold at sporting goods stores such as Academy and Dick's Sporting Goods
Additional gear/items needed for play:
- Football Cleats (Molded rubber - No metal cleats allowed!)
- Game Socks (Your team mom will usually coordinate this color)
- Gloves (optional)
- Water bottle
How do I sign up? How long does registration last?
The registration forms are available on our website HERE beginning April 1st.
Once you have registered you will need to attend one of the sizing dates below.
Sizing Day # 1 June 4th, 2022 9am - 12pm
Sizing Day # 2 June 25th, 2022 9am - 12pm
Sizing Day # 3 July 9th, 2022 9am - 12pm
Online registrants MUST come in person for uniform sizing, athlete profile pictures, and birth certificate turn-in/confirmation.
If you're new to HYAA football & cheer and have questions, we encourage you to come to uniform sizing/registration to meet members of the Board, ask questions, etc.!
Important registration dates are below and listed on the HYAA calendar HERE.
Online registration begins: April 1st
Early bird registration (online only): April 1st - May 14th
FINAL DAY to register: July 23rd
What additional documentation is needed for registration?
Each athlete must provide a copy of their original birth certificate.
If you are a returning athlete, we should have your birth certificate on file and will need to verify a copy is in our system. We are in the process of creating a spreadsheet of birth certificates on file from previous years. Please be patient with us while we compile this information!
Unless otherwise notified, we encourage returning athletes to have a copy of their birth certificate on hand to turn in at uniform sizing.
Can I pay with a check?
No, HYAA no longer accepts checks as a form of payment (sorry!). Payments can be made in cash or card at sign-ups or online through a secure payment system.
Are there any additional costs throughout the season?
HYAA does not and will not require any additional payments outside of registration. However, each team may choose to purchase additional items for their athletes (football & cheer). These items are voluntary and should be agreed upon by the team's parents. Coordination and purchase is typically handled by the Team Mom.
Examples may include: fruit & drinks for halftime refreshments, homecoming float decorations, team party items, October "pink" items for Breast Cancer Awareness month, etc.
When does the season start? How long does it run?
All important dates are shown on the calendar HERE.
Football and Cheer Camp dates:
- June 13th - 15th, 2022 $40.00
- July 11th - 13th, 2022 $40.00
Football Tryouts (must attend one):
- June 16, 2022 6pm - 8pm
- July 14, 2022 6pm - 8pm
Practice: Begins August 1st
Regular Season Games: begin September 10th
Playoffs: November 12th and 13th
Superbowl: November 19th
How often are practices? Where are they held?
By rule, there can be a maximum of four (4) events (games and practices) per week.
Practice days for all teams are Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and are held at various locations within I.T. May Park. The weekly schedule may change due to school events and weeks during the regular season when we do not have games scheduled.
Exception: Practices may be scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday the first two weeks of the season, starting August 1st (when games are not scheduled).
Is there an age limit for participation?
HYAA programs are designed for youth football players and cheerleaders ages 4-12. All age considerations are as of July 31st of the current year. Your athlete must be the age of 4 by August 1, 2022, and cannot be the age of 13 by July 31, 2022 in order to participate.
My child is new to football/cheer. Can we check things out before signing up?
Of course! your athlete may attend our camps in June and July. These camps are a great opportunity to get an early peek into the football program and what to expect for the season. Board members will also be available during the sizing days to answer any questions you may have.
How does HYAA select their coaches?
All coaches are required to submit an application and are interviewed by the HYAA Board prior to selection. Background checks are performed on all coaches and sideline coach volunteers (i.e., parents and volunteers that want to help out and assist with practices and games, but are not serving as head or assistant coach).