2017 Norton Youth Football Association - Policies & Consents
PLAYER/PARENT PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY POLICY:
The NYFA players shall abide by the “Buckeye Youth Football Conference” (BYFC) bylaws and the NYFA “Eligibility/Participation” bylaws.
All players must meet the requirements of the BYFC and either live in Norton City limits, or attend school in the Norton City Schools.
Each player must participate in conditioning, practices, camps, and scrimmages to be eligible to play in games.
If a player misses two or more practices/scrimmages combined in a week, he/she will not be eligible to play in the following game.
A player is subject to reduced playing time if the player continually misses practices or has other disciplinary problems during practices or games. The Head Coach will make the Director or designee aware of the problems. The Director or designee has final say in the reduced playing time. The Head Coach and Director will make the parents of that player aware of the situation.
Each player will conduct them self in a manner that represents good sportsmanship.
Each Parent, Grandparent, Family member, or friend/associate of a player will conduct them self in a professional manner. The use of profanity towards a player (even your own), parent, grandparent, family member, friend, spectator, referee, board member, or coach is not permitted and that parent, grandparent, family member, or friend/associate may be removed. An aggressive or fighting manner towards any other parent, grandparent, family member, spectator, player (even your own), referee, board member, or coach will result in the removal of that individual.
No refunds will be made for a player after the three days of conditioning is completed by that player.
If any equipment is lost it is the responsibility of the parents to replace it.
If your child’s equipment was not returned from last season, you owe an additional $100.00 for replacement of that equipment. NYF has already replaced the equipment that was not turned in.
Players will not receive trophies if their equipment is not turned in on scheduled turn in dates at end of season.
Parents and spectators are more than welcome to stay and watch practices. We do not allow parents or spectators at practices to be any closer than 30 yards from the players practicing. Only coaches are allowed near the player’s practice areas.
During camps, practices, scrimmages, and games Parents, Family Members, and Spectators are not allowed on the field unless called onto the field due to a player injury.
This form must be signed by a parent or guardian and returned before your child can participate in any conditioning, camp, practice, or game for the Norton Youth Football Association.
VOLUNTEER & EQUIPMENT DEPOSIT ** NYFA B, C & D Division Tackle Football Athletes only **
Each season, each player/family is required to:
Arrange for an adult family member (18 or older) to fill 2 volunteer shifts, in a manner made available by NYFA during the course of the season.
Return all equipment and uniforms issued by NYFA, allowing for normal wear and tear, by the equipment return deadline announced by NYFA.
At the time of this application, NYFA will collect a $100 check as a deposit to assure that these requirements are met. If the requirements are met by the date of the equipment turn in deadline, then NYFA will return or destroy your check s on or about that date. If any of these requirements are not met by the time of the equipment turn in deadline, then you agree that NYFA may deposit the check and keep the $100 deposit to repay itself for resources it has expended in meeting the requirements that the player and his/her family did not fulfill. Coaches and NYFA Board Members are exempt from this deposit policy.
Volunteer Participation: There are many opportunities to volunteer and we cannot possibly do it without your help! Your family’s two volunteer time slots can be: concession stand, chains, scoreboard, spotting, stadium clean-up and/or field maintenance. NYFA will post information about volunteer sign up on the website, Facebook page, and at a clipboard posted at the concession stand. You will be responsible for signing the official NYFA volunteer time sheet and having a NYFA board member initial your signature to maintain an official record of your participation. Any other record of completing your commitment will not be honored.
Equipment Return: After the last game of the season, dates will be given for equipment turn ins. ALL NYFA equipment issued to the registrant will need to be turned in at this time, except for mouth pieces. These dates will be given to all parents as well as posted on the website and Facebook page. In the event that equipment issued to the registrant is lost, stolen, or not returned on your equipment return dates, NYFA will keep your $100 security deposit given at the beginning of the season during registration.