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
All other Divisions 31 - 36 Players = 4 Plays • 26 - 30 Players = 6 Plays • 16 - 25 Players = 8 Plays
Practice will begin on the 4th Monday of July. 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. Games are typically played from youngest to oldest but this can be changed due to specific circumstances. We will have 4-5 weeks where we host games. However due to uneven number of teams in divisions, there may be some times that a team will not play in the same location as the majority of the association. Coaches will provide a time for players to arrive, however the standard is usually to arrive 1 hour before gametime. The PYFCL votes on a max entry fee each year. Associations can ammend that and charge a lower entry fee based on criteria or across the board. Entry Fees are used to pay for security, officers, and referees. Games are scheduled 1 hour and 1/2 apart but may last longer or shorter which can results in delays or games starting earlier. We will do our best to notify coaches when gametimes are different than the scheduled times.
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.
8u to 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 in Kissimmee Florida during the 1st week in December. Costs for this event are the responsibilty of the families but fundraising will be done to offset the costs.
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 (orang, blue or white). Parents may also purchase a helmet and/or shoulder pads through the organization (suspended due to equipment manufacturing shortages). 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.