Three Village Football Facts
What Is The Goal Of Three Village Youth Football?
Our goal is to develop young boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment that teaches football skills, and builds a winning positive attitude along with raising the self-esteem of all our participants. At this level it is imperitive that children are taught to try to reach their fullest potential, both on and off the field, emphasizing dedication, character development, competitiveness, good sportsmanship and the importance of academics. Ultimately, we will develop better student athletes preparing them for their young adult life and for participation in our high school football program if they desire to continue as a high school athlete. It is NOT all about the “win”.
How Is Three Village Youth Football Structured?
Three Village Youth Football & Cheer is a Non-Profit organization consisting of a board of directors, commissioners and coaching staffs for both flag and tackle football + Cheer, along with volunteer chairpersons to support ongoing functions and requirements throughout the year.
What Are The Costs To Participate?
Uniform and equipment costs for tackle football are $275, for flag football $110; and for Cheer, $275 for each participant. There are additional costs of field equipment, officiating, insurance and other general costs. We have established a fair registration fee based on an estimated budget that is in line with other youth programs fees in the local regions.
What About Safety In Football?
*Organized football among 5-15 yr. olds has 12% fewer injuries per capita than org. soccer in the same age range. (1)
*Organized football among 5-15 yr. olds has 50% fewer injuries per capita than bicycle riding in the same age range. (2)
*Organized football among 5-15 yr. olds has 74% fewer injuries per capita than skateboarding in the same age range. (3)
(1) U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (2) Ibid (3) Ibid
How Will The Children Be Coached?
All coaches for football will be officially certified through an official certification by PAL Football. Each team has between 3-5 coaches to develop our participants.
Coaches go through pre-season development programs in order to qualify as both a head coach and assistant coach..
When Does Practice Begin And How Often?
Practice begins July 30th. Due to the physical requirements of football, conditioning and teaching will be done at every practice. Practices are held every Wednesday and Friday Nights from 6pm- 8pm and possibly Sunday mornings from 9am- 11am. Our Flag Football teams will practice on Wednesday and Fridays from 5pm- 6pm. Once school begins, practice will be only on Wednesday and Friday nights for the entire league.
Who Do We Play?
For tackle, we will play other towns in Suffolk county and travel to locations throughout the county on a schedule that will be determined by the Suffolk County PAL. The flag program will be "in-house", whereby the children will play against teams of kids within the district. We will be looking to expand to a "travel" platform in the years to come.
What Type Of Equipment Do The Children Get?
The league will provide full protective equipment for each football player along with game uniforms.The Helmet and shoulder pads will be returned to the league at the conclusion of the season.Tackle Football players will need to buy their own practice pants and jerseys, cleats and protective cup.
What Happens If The Teams Fill To Capacity?
Three Village Football limits the number of players per team to a maximum of 20 to maximize play time. If teams fill to capacity then players can be put on a waiting list until a new team can be formed.
Why Do We Have Fund Raisers?
It takes a considerable amount of money to purchase equipment and run the entire program. For this reason we will need to participate in fund raising activities throughout the season. Our aim is to not burden the families with these activities but to provide carefully selected programs that are simple, rewarding to both the league and our participants, and provides a value to those who support our efforts.
Where Will We Play?
Practice and home games will be located at Percy Raynor Park off 347 in South Setauket.
Can I Volunteer To Help, Coach Or Contribute?
Please, we need volunteers! We are currently looking to fill volunteer positions, coaching positions, and committee positions in all areas. To volunteer, please contact us and tell us where you would like to help.