Ballston Spa Community Youth Football

2024 Season Football

Welcome

COMPLETE ONE REGISTRATION FORM PER PLAYER EVEN IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE PLAYERS TO REGISTER!

Welcome to 2024 Season Registration

This registration session will allow you to complete player and parent contact information, sign up for family volunteer options (ex. Homecoming), and submit payment. Within registration, parents will select either monetary buy-out or agree to family volunteer hours (2 hours concessions stand + 2 additional hours in another activity = 4 hours total per household). 

 

Players who register by June 1 are guaranteed a personalized jersey and one of your preferred number choices. Late registrants will need to choose from the remaining numbers we pre-ordered and their jersey will not include a last name due to the manufacturing and screen printing deadlines. Last names can be added at your own expense through a local screen printing company if you wish. 


PAYMENTS

Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. To complete payment online through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or ACH Bank Account information available. Optional Apparel Bundles should be pre-paid with a credit card at time of registration to receive this special pre-season deal!

 

Player Scholarships for 2024 Season Fees are available through the generosity of the the Nick Gallo Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by BSCYF. Camp/Clinic fee will be considered if funds are available based on number of applicants. If you wish to apply for a financial-need based scholarship please register your player here first and choose Scholarship + Offline Payment. Then complete a scholarship application here. Scholarships will be awarded by June 1 for standard registration (or by July 15 for late registration if funds are available). Any balance due after the scholarship has been applied would be required prior to picking up tackle equipment or player's jersey. 

 

If you wish to pay offline, you must enter discount code OFFLINE24 which applies a 100% discount to your shopping cart at time of registration. All fees for standard registration must be paid in full by July 15, 2024.  Please mail check payable to Ballston Spa Community Youth Football, P.O. Box 222, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. 


FLAG FOOTBALL

Flag Football:

Instructional Flag (Prek/K): Our "learn -to-play" level is a 6-week program designed to introduce the core skills of throwing, catching, running, flag pulling, and team work. Practices are weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and led as a large group. Players will be encouraged to participate in homecoming and team bonding activities. 

 

Junior Flag (Grades 1/2): 10 week program, designed to introduce game rules and competitive play. Players will be introduced to basic formations, offensive plays, defensive coverage, blocking and continue to develop their throwing, catching, and receiving. Practices are 2x per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are played on Saturday mornings either at our  field or at a CDYFL location tbd.

 

Senior Flag (Grades 3/4): 10 week program, designed to be an advanced level of game play and preparation for tackle football. Focus will be particular on stance and form, hand techniques for blocking, and advanced offensive/defensive formations. Practices are 2x per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are played on Saturday mornings either at our  field or at a CDYFL location tbd.


TACKLE FOOTBALL

BSCYF is a member of the Capital District Youth Football League (CDYFL) who develops and enforces Player and Game rules as well as the game schedule.

 

Please see more information here to better understand the age and weight restrictions we follow. For questions, please contact Director of Tackle Ron Redmond at 518-596-8020.

 

Junior Tackle (Grades 3/4): 11 week program, with practices 4x per week (during August) and 2x per week (September and October), weekly team meetings, and 8 games (organized by the CDYFL) held on Saturdays starting September 7. This level is introductory and has heavy emphasis on teaching proper tackling habits and stance, becoming comfortable with equipment and performing with equipment, learning the job and role for each of the 11 positions, building team trust and friendships, and developing player perseverance and confidence.  

 

Senior Tackle (Grades 5/6): 11 week program, with practices 4x per week (during August) and 2x per week (September and October), weekly team meetings, and 8 games (organized by the CDYFL) held on Saturdays starting September 7. This level is more comepetitive. We continue to reinforce proper tackling form but also begin to support players with technique on their stance and hand positions for more competitive play. Players continue to learn defensive and offensive formations, as well as the importance of team work and communication with each other. Building team trust and friendships is at the core of our program as well as developing player perseverance, confidence, and understanding of the game. **New in 2024, unofficially the CDYFL Leage intends to further divide this division into a 5th grade team and 6th grade teams.***


2024 VARSITY CAMP

BSHS Varsity Coach Ohnsman and additional HS coaches/players will host a Youth Football Camp on July 1 (Monday) through July 3 (Wednesday) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Middle School Field. They will run football drills and practice foot/hand skills. This is a non-contact camp therefore it is appropriate for all levels of play from beginner to advanced, for Grades 1-6 (as of Fall 2024). Participants should wear sunscreen, bring a refillable water bottle, and a snack. BSCYF will also provide a special gift for participants. Camp is held rain or shine (we will only cancel due to severe weather or lightning in the area).

 

Please plan to drop off participants by 8:30 am for warm-ups and check-in. Parents will need to sign-in on the first day only and confirm emergency contact information. Participants will not be released without an adult. Pick-up is promptly at 12:00 pm, please plan schedules accordingly as the parking lot can be congested with everyone departing at the same time. 


2024 PRE-SEASON TEAM CLINIC

BSCYF Coaches host an annual team clinic each year. On August 5-8 (Monday - Thursday) from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm each evening, we meet at the Middle School fields for pre-season team drills. Groups will be separated by division (flag v. tackle) and grades (1/2, 3/4, 5/6). This is a great opportunity for your player to get to know the coaches and for your coaches to get to know your player's skill level and development opportunities. 

Questions

Please direct questions to:

BSCYF Registration Manager

Inquiries

Phone: (518) 932-3439