HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILD?
You must register at an in person registration event or on-line (through the link under the ‘Registration” tab) and attend our Paperwork Turn In event with your child. By attending the event, you will be able to turn in your child’s physical (signed by a doctor), a copy of your child’s birth certificate, a recent photo of your child, your child’s report card (turn in after you receive the full school year) and any other paperwork SCYF may need.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION FEES?
Tackle Football: Football Skills Camp, Use of league-issued helmet and shoulder pads, Home and Away Jersey (yours to keep),Practice Jersey, player Insurance and a small picture package.
Flag Football: Football Skills Camp, Game jersey (yours to keep), Practice Jersey, player Insurance and a small picture package.
Cheer: Skills Camp, JAMZ camp, Player Insurance and a picture package .
*All registration fees also help to cover the costs of league expenses, such as insurance, referee fees, scoreboard operator fees, field usage, equipment refurbishing and replacement and general operating expenses.
WHAT EQUIPMENT/ITEMS MUST I SUPPLY?
You must supply acceptable football cleats, game socks (color to be determined by your coach), athletic supporter, practice and game pants with pads, a mouth piece (which must not be damaged throughout the season, if this occurs, you will be required to buy another one for your child), a chin strap and any kind of under shirt your child may wish to have under their pads.
CAN I REGISTER AFTER THE CLOSING DATE?
We will only accept registration after the closing date for teams that are not full. For teams or divisions that are full, your child may be placed on a waiting list. Being placed on the waiting list does not guarantee they will be on a team.
WHEN DOES THE SEASON START AND END?
The season will begin on August 1st, this is typically the first day of practice. The season will run through November, but could go longer if your team ends up in the playoffs.
WHEN WILL MY HEAD COACH CONTACT ME?
You can expect an e-mail or phone call in June.
CAN I REQUEST A CERTAIN HEAD COACH?
You can request a coach, however, there is NO GUARANTEE your child will be placed with that coach.
WHAT DIVISION SHOULD MY CHILD PLAY?
You can see the different divisions on the Registration tab of this website. The League age is the player’s age as of July 31 st. You also need to pay attention to the weight classifications. If your child meets the age and weight requirements, you will choose that Division.
Pop Warner has what is called an OLDER/LIGHTER (O/L): This is an older child who may be lighter than the division maximum for younger kids. The OEC requires players to be placed in the lowest division they are eligible for. South Coast Youth Football strongly feels it is in the child’s best interest both physically and emotionally to play at the lowest level possible.
Please contact our Player Agent if you are wanting to place your child in a higher division.
HOW MUCH VOLUNTEER TIME IS EXPECTED FROM PARENTS?
SCYF is a volunteer run organization. In order for our games and events to run smoothly we need parent volunteers. While we do not currently have a volunteer requirement we do expect family members to assist with game day activities for their child’s team. Activities include, but are not limited to, player agent, chain gang, spotter (on the field), gate duty, snacks for the team or whatever else the Head Coach or Assistant Coaches need help with.
Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer form. Any volunteer that will be on the field will need to complete a background check and be issued a field badge.
SCYF is a non-profit VOLUNTEER RUN organization. We are all responsible for making sure our kids have a great experience.
IS THERE A REFUND POLICY?
Yes, prior to June 1, cancellation requests will incur a $25 admin fee.
From June 1 to July 31, tackle players will incur a $100 fee.
From June 1 to July 31, flag and cheer players will be charged 50% of their registration fees.
After August 1, 2019, no refund will be given*.
*Every attempt will be made to place your athlete on a team. In the event that we are unable to field a team, the league will issue a refund. This does not apply to football players not making weight. As indicated above, all athletes should be registered for the team that they currently make weight for.