Parents Guide to Lunenburg Youth Football and
Thank you for your interest in Lunenburg Youth Football &
Cheerleading. Those new to the program often have questions
and concerns. We have summarized commonly asked questions in
a Q&A format for your convenience. Please email additional
Q. When does the season start?
A. The football and cheerleading season generally begins on
August 1st of each year. All registered individuals are
expected to report for camp on this date.
Q. What if I'm on vacation during
August, can my child still participate?
A. Yes. Although football players and cheerleaders must meet
a minimum practice time of typically 12 hours before they
can do stunts (cheerleading) or wear pads to participate in
contact based practice, scrimmage and games.
Q. I'm concerned about my child
getting injured. How safe is football and cheerleading?
A. The injury rates in football are much lower than well
known sports such as bicycling, basketball and baseball
because of the emphasis on safe play and proper equipment
protection. Likewise, in Cheerleading players must meet
minimum practice time and safety standards.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Rates vary from year to year, so review the current
pre-registration package for current rates.
Q. What payment methods do you accept?
A. Personal check, business check, certified check, money
Q. What's the practice schedule like?
A. Practice from August 1 - Beginning of school runs 3-4
days per week with an occasional weekend scrimmage. The
Jamboree which is a big "pre season" event culminating the
practice season occurs at the end of August, which is the
launch point for the official season. Practice drops off to
2-3 days per week with an occasional Saturday afterwards.
Q. What does the regular season
schedule look like?
A. The regular season begins approximately the first weekend
in September (official league schedule becomes available at
the end of August). Games are generally played on Sunday's
and run for 1-1.5 hours starting at 8am and running until
2pm. While parents are encouraged to attend all games, we
understand that other siblings might have events that
interfere, so your only obliged to attend the game in which
your child is participating.
Q. What equipment is required?
A. All Necessary equipment is supplied including practice
and game uniforms/equipment. There will be a small equipment
charge per youth to cover consumables such as socks and
belts (football) and or tights (cheerleading) the cost of
which will be determined at seasons beginning. Football
cleats are required per youth but are not supplied. Many
parents have expressed a wish to purchase their youths
football helmet. LYFCA supports private helmet purchases of
"approved" units that meet safety and color requirements.
Please contact board members or head coaches for units which
meet these requirements.
Q. What role do parents play in the
A. Parents play a large role in the success of the LYFCA
program each year acting as sideline personnel,
scorekeepers, announcers, team parents, concessions and
fundraising personnel. Once the final team numbers are
compiled, team parents distribute a list of required
personnel per game by name.