NEW WEIGHT LIMIT FOR 13 YEAR OLDS ON MIDGET DIVISION Very Important!
We have increased the weight for 13 year olds on the Midget division to 150lbs. This increase only applies to the “older lighter” 13 year olds on Midgets. As usual 13 year olds playing on the JV or Varsity divisions still play as unlimited weight players.
NEW GAME RULES
We have changed the unusual FSYFL defensive rules back to regular NFHS football rules for the following items: min/max # of defensive players on line, blitzing, lining up over center (except TM & MM) and blocking below the waist. We are also now allowing offensive lineman to stand in a 2 point stance. Coaches should go and download the new “Coaches What to do Document” to obtain more detail on these new rules.
FSYFL continues to move into the technology age, by abolishing hard paper team file folders. All paperwork requirements can now be done online with smart phones/computers. Team check ins now done with bar coders! Hard cards, pictures and birth certificates can now all be uploaded into the player team consoles. Once a players birth certificate and picture is uploaded and then verified as accurate, players can then be added for future seasons without these requirements again. Coaches should go and download the new “Coaches What to do Document” to obtain more details on these new processes. Original birth certificates and ID’s will still be required at player certification events to verify the online picture/BC copy.
Approval, issuing and printing of coaches badges is now all online. Coaches upload their pictures and fall badges (or do a background check) and submit badge applications through the Team Console coaches pages. Emails will be sent when badges are approved by FSYFL and coach badges can be maintained on phones or printed like at an airport boarding pass check in.
As already announced we have opened up the tournament into Alabama and Georgia for this 2017 season, providing us with the opportunity to have the D1 state champions to get an additional game against the GA/AL D1 state champions. D2 teams will still only go to the State Championships level.
TEAM REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS PORTALS NOW OPEN
The Registration portal is now open for teams to register and receive user names and passwords to their team console pages. Payments portal is also open and players can start paying fees or installments online. http://www.fsyfl.com/payment-players/
FSYFL’s OLYMPUS SPORTS ACADEMY
FSYFL has partnered with a professional speed and agility program to offer a variety of exciting drills available to any players at some of the game fields this season. All agility equipment used is professional electronic technology. Agility drill packages include 40 yard dash, shuttles, defensive/offensive skills and an elite QB training module. All modules are tight 15 minute components priced at between $8 – $15 each making it easy for players to complete drills before, in between or after their games, leaving with their speed score sheets and training tips. Full promo sheet describing each of the products will be released very soon. Online sign ups available during season.
FSYFL signs some new teams up for 2017 season. Pine County All Stars, Villagers Panthers, W. Boynton Tigers, Fellowship Lions, Mulberry Panthers, Plant City Dolphins, 4 Corner Buccaneers, Daytona Falcons, Dunedin Hawks, Elite Ducks, Flagler Outlaws, Goulds Headhunters, Lyman Greyhounds, Martin County Tigers, New Tampa Wildcats, No Limit Lions, St Pete Lil Devils, Riverdale Wildcats, Royal House Athletics, SRT Packers, West Palm Beach Patriots, Sebring Youth Football, Seminole Chiefs, Gainesville Ducks, FLA Stingrays to name a few!
NEW FSYFL APP
We had to upgrade the FSYFL App due to the addition of new modules. If you have the old app see if it re-synchs to the new App automatically when you open it, if NOT then uninstall and reinstall from the Android or I-Phone App stores. App is called “FSYFL”
We are in the process of launching the “YSF TV” that will be available on both the FSYFL Apps, Facebook, Instagram and FSYFL Facebook Forum pages. Featuring via a three channel opportunity, exciting special features videos from teams, scout video from all markets and states, and YSF training videos on team console and anything football. Teams will be provided with an upload portal to send their favorite videos to us for posting.