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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQ


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How can someone get involved and help the program?
  • The best way is to come to the monthly board meetings. We can always use help and new ideas. Or send an email to info@eryfa.org and let us know what you can help out with.

Are there scholarships available?

  • Yes partial scholarships are available. Scholarships will require additional volunteer hours. Send and email to info@eryfa.org.

Can I request that my player play on the same team as his friend(s)?

  • We are not able to accommodate special requests. Coaches and parents are great about doing ride shares, so transportation should never be a problem.

What equipment is provided by the ERYFA, and what equipment do players need?

Can Girls Play in the program?
  • Yes! We usually have several girls in the program each year.
Can kids that live outside the Elk River area play in the association?
  • Yes! we do not turn away kids that want to play.
Do we have a formal End of Season Evaluation Form?
  • Yes. Feedback from parents is important to providing quality experience for the players and their families. Near the end of each season the board will send out an e-mail evaluation survey to the parents of each player. We greatly appreciate your comments and feedback.
 
 

Where are practices and games located?

  • Click here for practice and game field locations.

On what nights are practices and games held?

  • 2nd/3rd Grade:  No more than 4 days per week may be held until first game. Thereafter, a maximum of 3 nights per week includes games and practices. No practice should last for more than two hours. No practices should be conducted in bad weather, weekends or on holidays or held in darkness.
  • 4th - 6th Grade:  As many practices as coach’s desire may be held until first game. Thereafter, a maximum of two practices with two games or three practices with one game per week. No practice should last for more than two hours. No practices should be conducted in bad weather, weekends or on holidays or held in darkness. 
  • 7th & 8th Grade:  As a general guideline the Association suggests a 4 day practices/games schedule with a game on the weekend.  Practice times will be set by the coaches.  No practices on holidays.

 

How are teams created to prevent "Stacking" a team?

2nd/3rd Grade: Teams will be selected by the league president, vice president and 2/3rd grade director. The teams will be divided as equitably as possible by:

  • Players in excess of 80lbs
  • 3rd graders returning after playing last season
  • 3rd graders new to football
  • Remaining 2nd graders by weight

4th - 6th Grade: 

7th & 8th Grade: Teams will be selected by the league president, vice president, 7th-8th grade director, and coaches.  Teams will be divided as equitably as possible by:

  • Number of players available 
  • Weight restrictions (if they apply)
  • Equal distribution of talent