Parent Information – FAQ

Wylie Youth Football and Cheer (WYFAC) plays our fall league season in TYFA. We are guaranteed at least 4 home games. Other games are day trips with teams in our regional area.

We have BOTH flag and tackle divisions

DIVISIONS:

Flag:  Age: 4-5 on or before 8/1/21

Tackle Groups:

  • Tykes: Age 6-7 on or before 8/1/21
  • Rookies:  Age 8-9 on or before 8/1/21
  • Juniors:  Age 10-11 on or before 8/1/21
  • Seniors:  Age 12-13 on or before 8/1/21

Our league is governed by the WTYFA and they set the annual player/cheerleader fees for the entire league.

*2021 League Fees Are:

  • Flag = $80.00 each child
  • Tackle = $150.00 each child
  • Cheer = $170.00 each child

*All players and cheerleaders must participate in the WYFAC Fundraiser. Each player will be responsible for selling at least (10) raffle tickets valued at $10.00 per ticket. If you do not sell your tickets, you are responsible to purchase them.

Yes. Your child must have a current physical in order to cheer or play football in our league as a mandatory insurance requirement. We use the generic “sports physical” form which can be provided by any doctor’s office or urgent care facility/clinic.  Please note this physical must be performed within the last 30-90 days prior to registration in May each year.

  • A copy of your son or daughter’s birth certificate for us to keep.
  • A copy of current report card

No. WYFAC provides Riddell helmets and Schutt shoulder pads and game pants and a game jersey. At the end of the season each player will keep game jersey and game pants and return all other WYFAC owned equipment which includes the helmet and shoulder pads.

You can use your own shoulder pads and helmet, but they must be inspected for play by our equipment manager prior to use and be the exact same color match as the WYFAC helmets according to TYFA rules. If items pass inspection and are approved for use, you will have to sign a waiver stating you are using your own helmet and shoulder pads.  We suggest you use WYFAC gear.

All of our coaches are 100% un-paid parent volunteers that are subject to annual criminal background checks and are certified by USA Football with the most up-to-date standards of competitive practice and play.  This annual background check applies to all Board Members, Head Football Coaches, Assistant Football Coaches, Cheer Coaches and all other volunteers for both football and cheer.

The WYFAC Board reserves the right to accept or reject any application received to coach or volunteer in any role within our non-profit on an annual basis.  WYFAC Board members reserve the right to suspend or eject any coach, volunteer or parent at any time for any action or actions deemed detrimental to a child, the organization, the league or TYFA or in any way is deemed a violation of our Code of Conduct agreements signed when applying to coach or volunteer or when placing membership within WYFAC by signing your child up to play in our organization.

Practice starts the first week of August. We practice three days a week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8pm each night. Our games will be played on Saturdays unless postponement due to weather or other TYFA conflict.  Rescheduled games are typically made up on Sundays following the Saturday of cancellation.

Cheer, Flag, Tyke’s practice on the practice field located behind Wylie Junior High next to the tennis courts. Our Rookies, Juniors and Senior teams’ practice on the practice field at Wylie High School. Satellite maps will be posted shortly no later than 8/1/2021.

We request “home” games be played at the Wylie Bulldog Stadium but must coordinate those dates with the Athletic Department Office. Those Bulldog Stadium dates are at the sole discretion of the Athletic Department at their convenience and based on their overall Fall 2021 UIL schedule of events. Keep in mind we are an organization considered to be “outside” Wylie ISD, so we are NOT guaranteed to play ANY games at Bulldog Stadium each year.  We appreciate the generosity of the School District and Athletic Department in allowing us access to all practice and gameday facilities and must continue to be good stewards of those resources each year that they graciously grant our organization to use.  WYFAC appreciates in advance your help in understanding this stewardship responsibility we have to the school district in order to allow this opportunity to continue for our future WYFAC Bulldogs.

No. The WYFAC Board selects, approves and oversees all coaches.  The WYFAC Board has the authority to annually accept or reject any coach or volunteer application. All coaches or volunteers must pass a thorough background check annually by an outside third-party reporting agency which includes checks from a national database for any prior criminal activity, felonies, sexual misconduct, or other convictions.  All team coaching and player assignments are made based solely on fit as determined by the WYFAC Board.

Age schematics are used to place players according to TYFA bylaws and other governing playing rules.

No. TYFA has no weight restrictions on players or ball carrier weight restrictions for any age division.  We play full-contact … full-speed … tackle football.  If you are concerned about the safety of your child playing full-contact tackle football, we suggest you seek out a WYFAC Board member to discuss the realities of the speed, size and talent level found in TYFA.

Once uniforms are ordered, NO REFUNDS will be granted. Uniforms are typically ordered in June. No refunds or partial refunds will be granted at any time through the season if you choose to quit the program for any reason.

It takes approximately 75-100 adult volunteers each year to run our organization effectively.  We appreciate parents who want to get involved in their kids lives by rolling up their sleeves and investing time, energy and money into our kids lives instead of just criticizing from the armchair.  To be part of the solution, please download, complete and return the 2019 Combined Volunteer App in the Registrations section of this website.  The WYFAC Board has the authority to approve or reject any coach or volunteer application.  All coaches must be approved annually by the WYFAC Board, the Coaching Coordinator and the President.  We do need all the help we can get from good people who are there solely to work well with other adults to get along and be positive helping to create a positive environment for ALL our kids.  We have anywhere between 175-250+ kids each year in the various squads and age groups in WYFAC.

We are structured as a non-profit organization registered in the State of Texas. Our financial transaction record is transparently available to review at any time. These records are maintained by our WYFAC Treasurer. Please feel free to request a copy and review and if you have any further question about any particular entry, do not hesitate to contact our Treasurer or another WYFAC Board member as we’d be happy to discuss a specific question about our annual expenses or fee structure.

Our operating funds are held at a local bank and are generated through membership fees, raffle ticket sales and sponsorships.  The only two signatories on the WYFAC bank account are the WYFAC Treasurer and the WYFAC Secretary.

No. Not while the practice is ongoing or there are games are being played. The only individuals allowed on the fields are Board members and approved coaches who have been background checked and display the league approved picture badge.  All other spectators are asked to stay off the field and sidelines during the games and practices.  WYFAC does have the authority to close practices and games to all spectators. Please do not interrupt coaches during practice times and reserve any questions or comments to your coach before or after practice which would include any concerns so they can maximize their time each week training the kids during normal practice times.  The fields we practice on are owned by Wylie ISD and contracted through an arrangement with WYFAC Board members.  WYFAC Board members have the authority and reserve the right to allow or restrict access to these fields to anyone for reason deemed detrimental to the children or the league.

There are multiple UIL sanctioned and credentialed officials who work our games that are members of the local TASO officiating chapter.  These officials are paid by us for home games. These are also the referee’s that judge all middle school, high school and local collegiate football games in the Big Country and Permian Basin and Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

All flag and tackle games are officiated using the current UIL standards of play for Texas Junior High and High School play. Typically, there are a minimum of two officials for flag games and a minimum of three officials for each tackle game. They do adhere to those most current UIL rules and have a keen eye for safety of all the children at the various levels of play.

Protection and safety of the kids is paramount in TYFA as all coaches are mandated to be USA football certified and instruct using Heads-Up football techniques. Initiating blocks below the waist, horse-collars, going after knees, targeting players and any helmet-to-helmet initialed contact are disallowed and called as personal fouls by our officiating crews.