Wen does practice start?
The start of practice will begin the week following the conclusion of the F.A.S.T. Program. For 2015, Pony teams are eligible to start practice beginning Monday, August 1. Pee Wee and Mighty Mite teams are eligible to start practice beginning Monday, August 15.
Practices prior to the start of West Hartford Public School year may be extended to eight (8) hours per week, but, may not exceed the two (2) hour limit, or the one (1) per day limit.
Practices shall be limited to six (6) hours per week once the West Hartford Public School year begins. No practice shall exceed two (2) hours in any one day. There shall be no more than one (1) practice per day.
What should I bring to practice?
For the start of the season practices, unless noted to do otherwise by your team's head coach, players should wear shorts, light colored shirts and cleats. They should bring plenty of their own water in clearly marked water bottles.
When will equipment be handed out?
Equipment pick up is typically scheduled towards the end of July, early August or sometime soon after preseason practices start, at the latest. Pads typically are not worn in the first week of practice. Although not a league rule, most teams have players log a minimum of 6-8 hours of practice/conditioning without pads prior to being allowed to wear pads and participate in full contact drills. Please click on the Equipment tab on the Main Menu for a list of issued equipment and what equipment needs to be purchased.
What are the minimum play rules?
All players must play a minimum of ten (10) or more plays in every game, including playoff and championship games. The ten plays may include any offensive, defensive and/or special teams play. The rules of playing time need not be enforced in circumstances where disciplinary action is being taken on a player or when a worry for a player’s physical well being is in question.
Do I need to provide a birth certificate?
New players or players that did not play this past season must provide a copy of a birth certificate with their completed registration.
Where does WHYFL play its home games?
All games are played at Sterling Field, located behind Charter Oak Academy, at 800 Flatbush Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110.
My son/daughter would like to play on a team w/ their friend/classmate. Does your league honor “buddy requests”?
The WHYFL does not honor buddy requests. Written requests may be made during registration, but, the WHYFL does not guarantee that the request will be met.