It's Football Time In HV!

Updated Thursday July 28, 2016 by Hominy Valley Recreation Park.

We are very excited that your son/daughter is interested in Hominy Valley's Youth Football program!  Unlike many other sporting activities, our youth football program follows a very specific schedule to comply with the WNC Youth Football rules and regulations.

 

Our program has 4 football divisions:

  • Mighty Mites ages 5-6 (can't turn 7 before July 20th) & <100lbs
  • Termites ages 7-8 (can't turn 9 before July 20th) & <119lbs
  • Mites ages 9-10 (can't turn 11 before July 20th) & <134lbs
  • Midget ages 11-13 (can't turn 14 before November 20th) & <149lbs

Online registration for 2016 Football will open on May 28th.  In-person registration will be held at the Hominy Valley Board Room (above the main concession stand at the baseball fields) on the below dates:

  1. June 4th, 2016, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
  2. June 11th, 2016, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
  3. June 18th, 2016, from 9:00am to 12:00pm

PAYMENT IS REQUIRED BY AUGUST 1ST - NO EXCEPTIONS.

All players are required to fulfill 10 hours of practice before they are issued equipment and pads. This is for safety reasons. Once equipment and pads have been issued, an additional 5 hours of practice is required before a player may play in a game. It is for these reasons that the month of July is so critical for practice hours in order to enable all players to be ready when games begin the second week in August (occasionally, last weekend in August).

Safety is our primary concern.  To ensure this, the league requires that each player and team be certified. This process is done through paperwork that all players (parents) are required to submit, which includes:

  • Certified birth certificate (with raised seal)
  • Most recent school photo
  • Completed physical form

Team books are assembled and submitted to the league during the month of July. The date is TBD and changes from year to year. A recent school picture of the player is also required for player certification.  The second week of practice is when players have to complete their required 10 hours and have been issued their equipment and uniform. Unfortunately, if all paperwork has not been received along with the photo of the child, that player cannot be added to a team roster. Without being on a team roster, the player does not get certified and cannot participate in the program.

 

Hominy Valley Youth Football does its best to accommodate if we know that a specific player is going to be absent due to camp or vacation. With that said, we only have some flexibility and highly encourage that players participate as much as possible during the month of July. If your child misses the first 10 hours of practice and does not receive equipment when most other players do, they will be restricted as to what they are able to do once they do start. They will not be able to participate in any contact so will be playing catch-up while putting in their hours.

 

When making your decision, please take into consideration the challenges mentioned.  It is not our intent to discourage your child from participating, just kindly let us know if your child will be absent at any time during the month of July and what the dates would be. Parents will need to make arrangements with their child's potential coach to work around this. Please keep in mind, we would still need all paperwork, payment and would need to arrange for a photo to be taken of your child, prior to his/her absence. If your child will be starting the program by the second week of July, we will be able to get their photo at the regular scheduled time. If your child will be attending the first week, but will miss a different week (especially the 2nd week), we would need to make special arrangements for equipment.

 

Please remember, once our books are submitted for certification, without all required paperwork and photo, your child cannot be certified and therefore cannot participate. 

 

For more information, contact Terry Waddell at (828) 216-7968.

Thank you for your interest in Hominy Valley Youth Football.  We hope to see your son/daughter out on the football field!

 

Athletic Physical Form
2016 Football Schedule
Hominy Valley Code of Conduct