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How much is registration? What does registration include?
Registration for 2019 is $175
- Football - Game Uniform: Jersey (number & last name) & game pants
- Cheer - Game Uniform: Shell top, stunt skirt, spanx & poms
- 2 Preseason Games
- 8 Regular Season Games
- Playoff** Fees
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 $150 for those that sign-up online between May 1st - May 31st.
**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 May 1st.
Once you have registered you will need to attend one of the sizing dates below.
Saturday, June 8th - 9am until 1pm
Saturday, June 29th - 9am until 1pm
Saturday, July 20th - 9am until 1pm
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: May 1st
Early bird registration (online only): May 1st - May 31st
FINAL DAY to register: July 13th
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 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.
Tryouts (football only) will be July 22nd - 24th.
Full football season runs from September 7th until the week before Thanksgiving
Practice: Begins July 29th
League Scrimmage: August 17th
Preseason Game: August 24th
Regular Season Games: begin September 7th
Playoffs begin November 2nd
Superbowl - Novemver 16th
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 July 29th (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, 2019, and cannot be the age of 13 by July 31, 2019 in order to participate.
Is my 7th grader permitted to play with HYAA?
HYAA encourages athletes to play with their school program once they are eligible. However, if they do not participate with their school's program, they can participate with HYAA as long as they meet the age requirement. Dual participation is NOT ALLOWED whatsoever. Should your athlete register with HYAA and start with their school's program, they will be removed from the HYAA roster and registration fees will NOT be refunded.
My child is new to football/cheer. Can we check things out before signing up?
Of course! Informal info sessions will be held during the last weeks of baseball at I.T. May Park - look for our table! Board members will be available to discuss questions during that time.
In addition to the info sessions, your athlete may also attend attend our camp in July (more info HERE). This camp is a great opportunity to get an early peek into the football program and what to expect for the season.
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).
In addition, all appointed coaches (head and assistant) are required to be Heads Up Certified. For more info on Heads Up, click HERE.
Information about the events* below can be found by clicking the drop-down menu under 'FAQ'.
- HYAA Fundraiser - BBQ Cookoff (2019 - get excited!)
- Opening Day
- Homecoming Parade
- Meet the Falcons
- Playoffs / Superbowl
- Closing Ceremonies
*A majority of the details on the events will not become available until closer to the season.