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Below is registration schedule information and program descriptions for tackle, travel flag, and in-town (kindergarten) flag football.  Please review this information carefully and send any questions to syfc.reg@gmail.com.

2024 Registration Schedule

Dates Division Description
2/1/24 through 2/15/24 Tackle - 5th through 8th grades (as of fall 2024) Returning football families only (code required)
2/16/24 through 3/1/24 Tackle - 5th through 8th grades (as of fall 2024) General registration
TBD Flag - all grades Returning football families only (code required)
TBD Flag - all grades General registration


 

 

 


 


Program Descriptions

For both tackle and flag football, we are a member of the "EMASS" American Youth Football conference, the most competitive youth football conference in Massachusetts.  The other members of EMASS are Attleboro, Bellingham, Canton, Dedham, Easton, Foxboro, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, King Philip, Mansfield, Medway, Milford, North Attleboro, Norton, Waltham, and Wayland, and our tackle and travel flag teams (first grade and up) will visit some of these towns for road games every season.  

Warrior Travel Football - Tackle (5th through 8th grades) - $400 registration fee

Time Commitment

Tackle football requires a very significant time and effort commitment and this is what our coaches will expect.  While some of our athletes have limited commitments to other sports that overlap with the football season, the expectation is that football is the highest priority fall sport for kids and families participating in tackle football and will be treated as such throughout the season.  We expect players to regularly attend practices and games other than for excused absences with advance notice.  It is your responsibility as parents or guardians to communicate with the coaching staff in advance concerning anticipated absences.  Unexcused or excessive excused absences will typically result in a loss of playing time.

Preseason

For 2024, we expect practices to start on Monday, August 5th.  During this period, practices will be held Monday through Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm until school starts.  Regular attendance at preseason practices is of particular importance.  For each player, EMASS requires 10 hours of non-contact conditioning before putting on pads, so the expectation is that your athlete will attend preseason practices beginning on August 5th so we can be ready for scrimmages and the start of the regular season.

Regular Season

Tackle teams practice two weeknights per week (either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday), plus a Saturday morning walk-through (unless the team is playing a game on Saturday in a given week).  It is possible that an occasional practice day or time may shift based on severe weather or field availability issues outside of our control.  All of these sessions, and home games, will be held at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (LSRHS). 

Our tackle teams play an eight-game regular season that typically begins on Labor Day Weekend and ends in late October, with the final date being determined based on whether there is an additional (bye) week built into the season.  Home games are almost always held on Sundays; away games may be on Saturday or Sunday, with the home team selecting the game day and start time in all instances.  This means that the schedule for away games is entirely outside of our control.  The regular season game schedule is typically not finalized until mid-August.

Postseason

Playoffs begin immediately after the regular season and conclude with super bowl games hosted at a neutral site in mid-November.

Uniforms

Game jerseys are free for first-year tackle players; all returning tackle players in need of a new jersey can purchase one at cost (historically the cost has been around $65).  Football pants and practice jerseys are available for purchase from Graphic Connections.

Warrior Travel Football - Flag (elementary school grades TBD in February 2024) - $280 registration fee

Because of renewed interest in youth tackle football, participation in flag football in other towns varies by year -- especially at the 4th and 5th grade levels, with 5th grade in particular largely moving to tackle across our league.  For this reason, we plan to open flag registration one month later than tackle, once we have learned more about expected flag participation in other towns.  

Where we have multiple teams at the same grade level, teams are formed by draft; we cannot accept friend requests for this reason.


Time Commitment

Travel flag football requires a significant time commitment.  Many of our flag athletes manage multiple fall sports and coaches understand and will accommodate these as excused absences, but it is your responsibility as parents or guardians to communicate with the coaching staff in advance concerning anticipated absences so they can appropriately plan for practices and games.

Preseason

For 2024, we expect practices to start during the week of August 19th, with each team practicing two weeknights per week (either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday).

Regular Season

Flag teams practice two weeknights per week (either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday).  It is possible that an occasional practice day or time may shift based on severe weather or field availability issues outside of our control.  All of these sessions, and home games, will be held at LSRHS. 

Our travel flag football teams play an eight-game regular season that typically begins on Labor Day Weekend and ends in late October, with the final date being determined based on whether there is an additional (bye) week built into the season.  Home games are almost always held on Sundays; away games may be on Saturday or Sunday, with the home team selecting the game day and start time in all instances.  This means that the schedule for away games is entirely outside of our control.  The regular season game schedule is typically not finalized until mid-August.

Postseason

Postseason play is not assured and varies by grade and from year to year and likely will only be determined for 2024 once the regular season is underway.  Any postseason games would be complete by mid-November.

Uniforms

Uniforms consist of a jersey and shorts and are sold at cost (historically around $100 for the set).

Warrior In-Town Football - Flag (Kindergarten) - $160 registration fee

Our in-town kindergarten flag program consists of six to eight practice sessions, depending on interest, on Saturday mornings starting in early September at LSRHS.   

Uniforms consist of a jersey and shorts and are sold at cost (historically around $100 for the set).

For all grade levels, registration fee refunds will be addressed on a case by case basis.  Uniform purchases are not refundable.  Refund requests must be sent to syfc.reg@gmail.com.