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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the GYFL? 

The Greenwich Youth Football League is  a 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing the Greenwich community with enrichment football programs for over 40 years. 
 

How old does my child need to be to play?

Fall tackle football is open to 3rd-8th graders 
Fall flag football is open to 1st and 2nd graders
Spring flag football is open to 1st-8th graders

 

What does registration cover?

Flag Football: Players are provided with a game day jersey, flags, and GYFL hoodie
Tackle Football: Players are provided with helmets, shoulder pads, practice uniform, and game day pants. These items must be returned to your team at the end of the season.  All tackle player will also receive  GYFL hoodie. 

 

Are scholarships available?

The registration cost should not prohibit your child from joining the league. The league offers scholarships to qualified applicants to cover the cost of registration. Scholarship requests can be made when you register. 
 

How can I get a refund?

To request a cancellation or refund, please email GreenwichYouthFootball@gmail.com
Refunds can be given within the first 2 weeks of the season. After that, the league will not issue a refund.


I'm having trouble with registration (I get an error message or the page won't load). What should I do?

Chances are you need to clear out the cache in your internet browser. Once the system has completed this, you will most likely need to log back into the website. If you were in the middle of a registration, you should be able to  pick up where you left off. 
 

What will I need to purchase for my player? 

Players are required to wear a mouth guard and rubber bottom cleats. If you are a tackle player, you will receive information from your team on purchasing a jersey. 
 

How do I know what team my child is on?

The GYFL Board and head coaches work together to allocate players to teams. Returning tackle players will remain on the same team as the previous season. Flag players may be allocated to different tackle teams. Teams will reach out to players closer to the beginning of the season to provide them with more information. 
 

Where do teams practice?

BANC Raiders: Western Middle School
(TBD due to construction)
Cos Cob Crushers: Bible Street Field
Glenville Mavericks: Western Greenwich Civic Center
North Mianus Bulldogs: North Mianus School
Putnam Generals: Old Greenwich School

 

When do teams practice? 

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Time: Approximately 5:30-7:30p.m., however times are subject to change slightly based on available daylight as the season goes on.

 

Where and when are games played? 

Games are played on Sundays at Greenwich High School. 
 

Do all teams play games at the same time? 

Teams will play by age division from youngest to oldest. Flag games will be scheduled first, then Bantam games, followed by junior and then senior games. The first set of games usually begin around 9am, but schedules for fall have not yet been finalized and this may be subject to change. 
 

What precautions are taken to ensure the safety of all players? 

We take safety seriously. All of the equipment provided meets standard safety requirements. Helmets are professionally reconditioned by their manufacturer, Riddell. They are cleaned, sanitized, and re-certified in accordance with Riddell Guidelines. The league has a paramedic at every game to assist in the event of an emergency. Coaches are required to attend coaching clinics to ensure they are instructing players using the latest techniques to ensure player safety. All coaches are CPR certified. 
 

How can I get more involved?

Teams are always looking for volunteers. Please contact your team representative for more information. 
 

Who should I contact if I have a question?

You should always reach out to your coach or team parent first using the contact information provided by your organization. If you need additional support, please reach out to your organization's President. Questions that require the league’s attention can be directed to GreenwichYouthFootballLeague@gmail.com or the league’s President. Please see our About Us page for contact information. 
 

Are there sponsorship opportunities? 

Individuals and companies can provide sponsor opportunities to the league. Please contact Kaan Aslansan, GYFL President, for additional information.