Well we are down to the final days of the OFF SEASON. Can you believe it? I don’t know about you but I’m ready for some FOOTBALL!! We have a lot happening in the next couple of weeks. This is when all the stuff that we have been planning since last December really takes effect. Remember we are learning and trying our hardest to have this process go smoothly. We would gladly except help and suggestion. Just remember to be nice. With organizing over 250 players, around 70 coaches, and everything that goes with that to make the season run your patients, support and understanding is greatly appreciated for this new group of volunteers. Not to mention we are still trying to settle the mess with Jevin. I am grateful for all the help of my board members.
If you need something here is a list of those who can help:
*****PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING.*****
We are still in need of 2 Head Coaches. One for the Jr. Midget Team (7thgraders) and one for the Midget Team (8th graders). We have to have someone step up and take these rolls, if this does not happen then we will have kids who won’t be able to play. We know coaching is time consuming, and that everyone is busy. We also know that you might not feel qualified. If you are willing and good with the kids, there are coaches and assistants who will be willing to help. If you know someone who would be willing to coach a team even if they don’t have a child playing, we would love to work with them. Please call or text:
Equipment checkout will be held on the following dates at Forester Acres
Tuesday July 26th 6-8pm: Midgets and Jr. Midgets (7th & 8th graders)
Wednesday July 27th 6-8: Pee Wee and Jr. Pee Wee (5th and 6th graders)
Thursday July 28th 6-8: Mighty Mites and Jr Mites (2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders)
If you cannot make it on those days, we will have an extra day on:
Monday August 1st 3-5 : This will be held before the 1st practice.
Tuesday August 2 – Friday August 5th 4-5pm: We will have the trailer open for readjustments or last minute equipment checkout.
We will not do any pre checkout before the 26th.
When you come to Equipment check out you will need to bring with you the following:IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THESE ITEMS WITH YOU, YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO CHECK OUT EQUIPMENT. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Deposit Check for Equipment $150. This check will not be cashed, but held and returned at the end of the season, when equipment is turned in, it must be in good condition.
- Deposit Check for Volunteering $125. This check will not be cashed, but held and returned at the end of the season, when you have performed your 5 hours of volunteer work for SVYF. Watch our website for opportunities.
- The following documents (ALL OF THEM). You can bring the originals and we can scan them in there, or you can bring a copy.
- Birth Certificate
- Utility Bill
- Insurance Card or Insurance Waiver
- Physical Form
August 1st is Draft Day. On this day the teams are decided. On this day all teams will meet at the football field at Forester Acres. The coaches will run a 90 min practice for each age group. Afterward the coaches will meet with a SVYF Board Member and a WFFL Board Member and teams will be divided. It is important that your player is on time and ready to practice. Practice will start at5:30 and go till 7:00. Appropriate dress would be: Shorts, T-shirt, helmet, mouth guard, and appropriate shoes. Shoulder pads and football pants will not be worn until 2nd week of practice.
After the teams have been decided, your players coach will contact you and make sure that you know where and when your teams will be practicing.
– This has to be done by an adult no youth volunteers at equipment check out please and if you come to volunteer please don’t bring extra children. There is already so much going on and we will be in the parking lot of forester acres, we just want to make sure that everyone is safe and there is the least amount of confusion possible.
These are some of the policies that we have in place to be aware of at this time.
When your register your player in the registration time frame, they are put in an age group based on their birthdays. They are guaranteed a spot with that age group. Once we look at the numbers and see how many we have on each age group, we will then look if there are players that can play older but lighter or players that can play up. You can contact your coach or the board to make that request. We have to look at all of the information when we start moving kids around.
Another thing to be aware of. We know that your kids have friends that play and there are some kids who don’t want to play for certain coaches. You must understand that we cannot accommodate all the requests, if there is a serious problem, then please make us aware. There are certain rules that must be followed as we do the draft. We want your player to have a good experience and we will do all that we can to make that happen. But there is only so much we can do, your attitude about football, coaches, team, etc. will carry over to your players. The only way to guarantee that your player is on a certain team is to be a coach!
We have continued to see a drop in volunteers, we run on sole volunteer basis, so if we continue to see a decrease it makes it hard to run our program. We encourage parent involvement. We are asking again that there are 5 volunteer hours performed for each player, this can be done by parents or older sibling (14+) for somethings.
We understand that people are busy and that you can’t always help out. If this is the case then there will be a $125 fee that will be charged, that’s $25 an hour. We value you time! If you know you can’t help and want to opt out of volunteering, then you can pay the $125 when your register. If you plan on volunteering, then at equipment check out we will have you give a deposit check of $125. At the end of the season when we have equipment check in, if you have fulfilled your volunteer hours then you will get your check back. WE WILL BE VERY STRICT WITH THIS, THIS YEAR. If you only get part of your hours, you will be refunded accordingly. It is important that you get on the website regularly to sign up and see what volunteering is available. Don’t wait till the end of the season, because it will be hard to get your hours in.
(Upload your documents here)
Note: Please schedule your player’s physical now with an appropriate medical provider ** THIS IS DUE BEFORE AUGUST 1st** but accepted anytime! Download 2015 Physical Form
In addition to the registration fees, you will also be responsible for an equipment deposit ($150) and either a volunteer deposit or volunteer payment ($125). These deposits will be collected at equipment check-out in July. The deposits must be in the form of a check. The deposit checks will not be cashed; but will be held until the end of the season. If you meet your volunteer hours requirement and turn in your equipment in good condition, the deposit checks will be returned at the end of the season (equipment check-in).
Everyone will be getting a new Game Jersey this year and that fee is included in your registration. Players numbers will be assigned on a ‘first come, first- serve’ basis. When ordering a jersey you will be asked for your top 3 numbers, you’d like. We will try our hardest to make sure that your player gets one of those numbers.
SVYF is affiliated with the Wasatch Front Football League (WFFL) www.wffl.com. The boundaries for Sky View Youth Football include as far North as into Idaho and south to the North Logan/Logan line. Your residency will be verified when you upload a copy of your utility bill. If you live in the Sky View boundaries (regardless of where you go to school) you will be REQUIRED to play for Sky View. No exceptions will be allowed. This is a WFFL rule NOT a SVYF rule. If you know of someone who lives in Sky View boundaries and has registered to play football at Logan or MC, please let the director Breanne Young know immediately.
- Birch Creek Elementary – 675 W 220 N Smithfield, UT
- Sky View High School – 520 S 250 E Smithfield, UT
- Summit Elementary – 80 W Center St Smithfield, UT
- Sunrise Elementary – 225 S 455 E Smithfield, UT
- Greenville Elementary –2450 N 400 E, North Logan UT
Home games are played at Forrester Acers (50 N 400 W Smithfield) and Sky View High School
EQUIPMENT CHECK-OUT AND VOLUNTEERING SIGN-UP
Every player will be issued equipment including pads, helmet, practice pants and game pants. Practice pants are royal blue and game pants are black integrated pants. Please only allow your player to wear their game pants to games. This keeps the pants in good condition so we don’t have to constantly rebuy them. This year we will be doing equipment checked out by age group. This will allow us to have our coaches help in the fitting process. Equipment Checkout will take place the middle of July and we will keep you updated on dates and times.
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS AND INFO
2016 Coaches Background checks- link to http://protectyouthsports.com/
2016 Insurance Waiver Form (pdf download)
2016 Parents Conduct Agreement (doc download)
2016 Physical Form (doc download)
WFFL Football Player Waiver Agreement (doc download)
NEXT YEAR 2017 Football Season
We have been contemplating what we will do as a youth football organization, next season when the High Schools split. We have looked at staying one organization, but changing the name so that we are not just associated with Sky View, we have also looked at splitting to stay associated with our particular high schools. After much discussion we feel that a split to our organization could work if we can meet certain bench marks. These benchmarks will allow both Sky View Youth Football and Green Cannon Youth Football to have strong functioning organizations when the split does occur.
That being said we need your help in reaching these bench marks
Finances- This year we will be working on building a savings account for both organizations. We are looking for donations and sponsors for both. You can donate now for your particular organization… Or contact Breanne Young for more information on sponsoring and donations
Volunteering- We need people who will step up in both organizations as board members and coaches and other volunteer opportunities. This year will be a great time to shadow and learn rolls and responsibilities. If you are interested in helping out in this way, please contact Breanne Young.
There are other benchmarks that we will continue to be working on and if you feel you could help out please feel free to contact our board with question, concerns or comments.