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Facts and Questions

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER IN BYFA Tackle?
Registration is open to all kids living in Banks High School Boundaries and attending 3rd to 8th grade next Fall.

IS A MEDICAL PHYSICAL REQUIRED TO PLAY?
Yes, for all players at the 7thand 8thGrade level

WHEN DOES PRACTICE BEGIN?
Practices will be starting August 17th, 2020

WHAT DAYS OF THE WEEK ARE THE GAMES PLAYED?
BYFA games are played on Saturdays.

WHAT TIMES DO THE PRACTICES START AND END?
Practices generally run from 5:00-6:30 PM to 7:30-8:30 PM. This will vary depending on the coach's schedule.

HOW MANY DAYS PER WEEK IS PRACTICE?
Prior to Labor Day, net practice time is 10 hours per week not counting water breaks. If the weather is hot we will schedule additional water breaks for hydration, which would make a difference of an additional 10 to 15 minutes of overall practice times.
Practice will be net 6 hours per week after school starts, generally 3-4 days per week per your head coach.

WHERE WILL OUR GAMES BE PLAYED?
Flag - Games are typically at Hare Field
3rd - 6th  - Each team in our league hosts 1 home jamboree throughout the season.  Teams will typically have 1 home game and all other games will be away.  We typically travel to Seaside, Tillamook, Astoria, Warrenton, Knappa, and Neahkahnie. 
7th - 8th - We will have a few home games and will travel to Rainier, Tillamook, Scappoose, Seaside, and Astoira. 

HOW WILL I CONTACT MY CHILD'S COACH?
Coaches will reach out to their teams before the season starts

DO I HAVE TO BRING MY CHILD TO THE EQUIPMENT ISSUE DAY?
Yes, your child must be present so we can fit him/her, otherwise no equipment will be issued. No parents will be allowed in the equipment issue area, so bring a book or newspaper, as each child will take approximately 15 minutes to fit properly.

WHAT IF WE HAVE A VACATION PLANNED DURING THE SEASON?
If your child is not going to be present during a practice or game please notify your coach.

WHO DO WE PLAY?
We play teams within the 4A Cawapa League including Astoria, Banks, Clatskanie, Rainier, Tillamook, Knappa, Warrenton and Ilwaco. We like to play teams that they will play against when they reach high school.  It helps keep the rivalry while they rise through the program.

WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU PRACTICE?
Practice starts in August (check the calendar for the exact date) with 10 hours of conditioning for tackle players that are mandated by the Association prior to contact.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I REGISTER?
You will be added to our mailing list and we will contact you via email with upcoming events. Our calendar also lists upcoming events, and this is a good tool to use as well.

IS PRACTICE CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER?
No. Practice is almost never canceled due to weather. We will practice in the rain, cold, heat, or snow, as long as it's safe for our players. We follow the OSAA Heat Index Calculator, Policies and Practice Model to make sure we are keeping our players safe during high heat and poor air quality events. 

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO PRACTICE?
For the conditioning period they should wear shorts, a t-shirt, cleats, and their helmet. Once they have satisfied the conditioning requirement, we will wear the full practice uniform every practice. This consists of helmet with mouth guard, shoulder pads, practice jersey, pants with all pads, and cleats. All game day equipment, pants and jersey will be provided. Finally, every player should bring PLENTY of water to each practice. We CANNOT over-emphasize the importance of this. We recommend at LEAST 1/2 gallon or more. This will be especially important on hot days.

HOW SHOULD MY CHILD PREPARE FOR PRACTICE?
Drinking plenty of water prior to practice is key, especially in warm weather. We do not recommend that they eat heavily before practice. It's also a good idea to skip sugary drinks or soda on practice days. Once school starts, it's a good idea to make your child responsible for their gear and to set it out the night before they go to sleep. We see players show up at practice missing gear all the time. If they aren't fully dressed, they can't practice and this is detrimental to the team. The most commonly forgotten items are mouth guards.

HOW LONG IS A GAME?
Typically, you can expect your player to be at the field for 3 hours. We require players to show up 1 hour before game time, and most games take 2 hours to play.

ARE GAMES CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER?
As with practice, we do not cancel games for weather unless there is a significant safety risk. We play in rain, snow, heat, and cold.

Contact

Banks Youth Football
PO Box 63 
Banks, Oregon 97106

Email: [email protected]

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