Welcome to Vienna Youth Inc. Football. Our program has a long history and tradition of building champions and young men and women of character. VYI is proud of the fact that our Football program is the most successful program in the history of the Fairfax County Youth Football league. This success is driven by the level of commitment and support delivered by our coaches, players, parents, volunteers, and community that goes above and beyond the average youth program. VYI is a strong advocate of the "Head's Up" Football program. We encourage you to visit www.usafootball.com for more information.
REGISTRATION ONLY OPEN AT A FEW WEIGHT CLASSES. PLEASE EMAIL FOOTBALL@VYI.ORG WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS
2023 TACKLE AND FLAG CALENDAR
April 13 Registration opens
July 31-August 3 VYI Football Camp 6-8pm at Waters Field
August 7 First Day of Practice
September 15-17 Season Begins
November 11 County Championship Games
5 and 6 Year old Flag practices on Tuesday nights at Nottoway Park 6:30pm. Games Saturday Mornings 9am at Waters Field. Season Begins after Labor day.
Equipment handout days
Monday, July 24 6-8pm Anklebiters and 80
Tues, July 25 6-8pm 90 and 100
Wed, July 26 6-8pm 115 and 130
Thurs, July 27 6-8pm 155
Monday, July 31 8-9pm All
Wed, August 2 8-9pm All
Sat, Aug 5 9-11am All
Mon, Aug 7 8-9pm-after the first practice
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Tackle Weigh-in Info
FCYFL Age and Weight Matrix
In an effort to ensure we continue to serve our community and the largest group of children, the Board of Commissioners approved a small modification to the FCYFL Age and Weight Matrix to adjust the upper weight classes (130lbs and 155lbs) to be more inclusive of the majority of middle school age children so that they may participate and prepare for High School ball.
In addition to the weight matrix, the FCYFL divides most of the Weight Classes into 3 development levels or Divisions. We believe that the combination of the weight matrix with the 3 skill levels will provide the vast majority of kids with the opportunity to be successful at their own pace. There are 2 exceptions to the 3 skill levels: 1) at Anklebiters (AB) all children are considered to be Developmental, and 2) at the 155lb weight class where participation levels prevent splitting into multiple teams and the majority of the kids are on the last stage before moving on to High School football.
This Age and Weight Matrix is OFFICIAL. Until such time as the Official Rules are updated, the below matrix will continue to serve as the OFFICIAL matrix. The minimum weight requirement for participating is 40 lbs for Anklebiters and 56 lbs for other weight classes. Players must weigh at or greater than the minimum by the official weigh-in (Typically mid-to-late August).
FCYFL Age Matrix
(If you have any questions regarding this age matrix, please contact your local club's commissioner.)
Birthday Age Cutoff Dates: Ages 7-11 and 14 - Age on October 1; Ages 15-16 - 15-year-olds that turn 16 on or before December 31st must play 155 lbs. No player that turns 17 on or before December 31st is eligible to play.
* Maximum weight for a player to carry the ball in Anklebiters is 70 lbs. Anklebiter players over the 70lb limit and all other unlimited players at other weight classes are not eligible to play in a position that normally handles the ball unless they are at or below the listed maximum ball carrier weight (the weight limit listed next to "Unlimited/" on the chart above). Positions excluded for unlimited players exceeding the maximum ballcarrier limit include all offensive backfield positions, all eligible receivers and tight end positions, and any position not on the first line of a special teams formation. Exceptions include the offensive positions of center, punter, and placekicker.
** 15-year-olds that turn 16 on or before December 31st must play 155 lbs.
*** 16-year-olds that turn 17 on or before December 31st are not eligible to play.
Identification and verification
Each player must obtain a Player Identification Card. The card will be required as an official player identification at all FCYFL Weigh-Ins, and upon demand by the FCYFL Standards and Rules Committee pursuant to the execution of the Committee's official duties.
Player Identification Card shall be the sole allowable proof of age in determining a player's eligibility.
Accepted Player Identification Cards
Commonwealth of Virginia Identification Card as issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
The participant information on the card must match the information on their registration, including their current address. The card must be current and not expired.
Visit the VA DMV website for more information on obtaining an ID card.
NOTE: It may take up to 2 weeks to obtain the card, so it is important that it is obtained as soon as the player is registered. They will not be able to weigh in without it. Receipts from the DMV are NOT acceptable as a substitute for the actual ID.
Commonwealth of Virginia Learner's Permit as issued by the Virginia DMV.
The participant information on the card must match the information on their registration, including their current address. The card must be current and not expired. Only official picture IDs will be accepted. Temporary paper permits or receipts are not acceptable.
Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License as issued by the Virginia DMV.
The participant information on the card must match the information on their registration, including their current address. The card must be current and not expired. Only official picture IDs will be accepted. Temporary paper licenses or receipts are not acceptable.
No other Identification Cards/Proof of Age and Residence are acceptable.
All identification cards must be valid, current, and issued within the time frame noted above.
All Player Identification Cards of eligible participants shall be maintained during the football season by the Player. All Player Identification Cards shall be available on demand from FCYFL Standards and Rules Committee members.
If at any time during the season, a protest is filed against a player, the Commissioner and Head Coach of the player against whom the protest has been lodged shall attend the FCYFL Standards and Rules Committee Meeting or Weigh-In, as specified, with the Player Identification Card.
Other Requirements and/or Rules
A player will have only one chance to make his weight. Once he steps on an official scale and is found to be overweight, he must move up to the proper higher weight class. A player who cannot move to a higher weight class, either because their league does not file a higher weight class team, or because they fall outside the boundaries of the weigh-in requirements for any class, may be allowed a second weigh-in at a time and place designated by the Standards and Rules Committee Vice-Chairman.
There will be no waivers for weight.
All players must be officially weighed in to become eligible for FCYFL competition.
All youth registered with one organization become a member of that organization's team roster at the time of their official Weigh-In and cannot be transferred to another organization's team during the football season and post-season.
Youth shall wear gym shorts or bathing suits at a minimum. Youth shall wear only one of each of shorts (or bathing suit), t-shirt, and socks as a maximum. No long pants, coats, shoes, football uniforms, or other heavier garments will be allowed.
Late weigh-ins if deemed necessary by the FCYFL shall be conducted at a time and place to be announced, with a per-player late weigh-in fee, paid to FCYFL.
See the official rulebook for additional information
VYI has received some complaints concerning the behavior of some parents, coaches and/or children using area sports facilities. While many of these complaints are eventually discovered to be related to other sports that are not related to VYI, we want to ensure our members continue to be respectful of the neighborhoods, schools, and parks that host our practices and events. Some of the specific complaints we’ve received include:
Parking in front of neighborhood houses and obstructing resident access
Walking through private property
Generally disturbing the peace and quiet of the people living around the fields and gyms
As stated previously, we don’t know if any of the incidents reported involve VYI parents, coaches or children but it is appropriate that we establish guidelines so that everyone knows what is expected of them. Anything a parent, coach or player does while attending a VYI activity reflects on VYI and all of us individually.
Use of area gyms and fields is a privilege not a right. VYI has an excellent reputation in the community and because of that we enjoy certain privileges. It is imperative that we maintain this reputation. We are guests in these neighborhoods and must conduct ourselves accordingly.
We will be amending the parents Code of Conduct rules to spell out specific expectations but here are some rules that we must all follow:
Parking on residential side streets is only permitted when all lots adjacent to a facility are full.
Do not park in the designated SACC (School Age Child Care) parking areas in school parking lots
When it is necessary to park on a neighborhood street we must be quiet and respectful of the residents and their property. This means there should be no yelling, littering or trespassing on private property.
Never park in such a way as to block a driveway or otherwise obstruct the resident from leaving their home or parking in front of it.
Make sure we leave each facility clean and free of trash.
Be a leader. If you witness inappropriate behavior intervene and report to a coach or commissioner as appropriate.
We appreciate your support in ensuring that we have continued access to the facilities that are vital to our sports programs.
The FCYFL urgently needs more officials to cover all of our games. If you know of someone who may be interested in a great part-time job that's a lot of fun, please contact the Fairfax County Football Officiating Assocation (FCFOA)
Candidates must be at least 16 years old and have reliable transportation. Training will be provided. This is a great job for high school students or adults.
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