At the end of the third quarter a board member, will check the Mandatory Play Sheet that is being checked off by a member of the opposing team (we provide a spotter to help point out what players are in the game), if any player has not received their predetermined “Minimum Plays” then they will be put in immediately and left in until those plays are satisfied. The minimum plays are determined by the number of players that “check in” on game day. Below is the Mandatory Play AYF National Standards which is guaranteed to players. We encourage coaches to allow for competition every week for starting positions and give every child an opportunity to compete at practice, in the end personnel decisions will be made by coordinators and head coaches. We encourage meetings with parents to discuss what the coaches are looking for from your child in order to get better and possibly increase their playing time on Saturday.
Flag- 8 plays no minimum players
Tiny Mite (Instructional Division) 31 - 36 Players = 6 Plays • 26 - 30 Players = 8 Plays • 16 - 25 Players = 10 Plays
All other Divisions 31 - 36 Players = 4 Plays • 26 - 30 Players = 6 Plays • 16 - 25 Players = 8 Plays
Practice will begin July 22nd. The first week of practice is for conditioning and will occur over 4 days for a total of 10 hours. Practice is “light” which means that participants will practice in shorts and helmet. All participants must have 10 hours of condition practice prior to participating in contact practice. The second & third week, teams will go “heavy” meaning full equipment. Practice for this week will also occur over 4 days for a total of 10 hours. Starting with week 4, teams will practice 3 days a week for 2 hours each day.
Practice Days & Time
All weekday practices will start at 6:00 pm. For the first 3 weeks, weekday practices will end at 8:30 pm. Once school starts all practices will end at 8:00 pm and the practice days will be Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday.
All games are played on Saturday and usually follow the same order. The youngest teams (Flag,Tiny Mite) will start at 8 or 9 am followed by Mitey Mite, 10U, Jr. Peewee, 12U, 13U. All players are required to be at the field of play at least 1 hour before the game.
Minimum Play Rule
Every player is guaranteed a minimum number of plays during a game. Each level has a different Minimum Play Rule and Field monitor’s record and verifies the number of plays to ensure each player receives their minimum play requirements. All teams, except Tiny Mite, Minimum Play Rule is based on the number of players that have been certified to play in the game. For the competitive teams (JPW and up), the number of minimum plays will range from 6 to 10 plays. For Tiney Mites, all players must play a full quarter. All minimum play requirements must be satisfied by the end of the 3rd quarter.
All tackle football players are required to have their weight certified by a League Official. This will occur prior to the first game. Players who do not make weight will have 3 additional opportunities to make weight. However, any player who has not been certified by weight and eligibility paperwork will not be able to participate in any games.
Mitey Mites, 10U, Jr. Peewee, 12u and 13u are competitive teams and have the opportunity for post season play. Based on the teams’ success, they could advance to the local playoffs, then to regional, and the National Championships held at the Austin Tyndall Sports complex during the 1st week in December. Tiny Mite Teams may also participate in Championships at the Leagues and Organizations discretion.
The Forsyth County Broncos will provide a helmet, shoulder pads, game pants, game jersey and socks. Players will be responsible for cleats, integrated practice pants or girdle, a practice jersey (blue or white). Parents may also purchase a helmet and/or shoulder pads through the organization. Any equipment not distributed by the Broncos will need to be certified by a Bronco's official prior to equipment use.
All parents are asked to stay at least 30 feet from the sidelines at all times.
All Broncos coaches and staff must submit and clear a background check prior to any engagement with the participants. Photo ID’s will be issued to the individuals who are authorized to engage with the participants.
Code of Conduct
The Broncos expect that all participant and parents will adhere to the Broncos Code of Conduct. Failure to adhere to the code of conduct can result in removal from the field of play and dismissal from the organization.