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Click here for the 2017 Championship Weedend Schedule - Flag Football

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Rec Football Information

Welcome to the Olentangy School District Youth Athletic Association’s (OYAA) Football Program – below is all you will need to get ready for the upcoming 2017 season.  The OYAA football program is open to all 1st - 6th grade youths that live within the boundaries of the Olentangy School District (Liberty, Olentangy & Orange High Schools).

Youth football provides a great opportunity for your child to experience being part of a team, hard work, dedication, winning & losing, and developing long lasting friendships.  These experiences and friendships grow every year and many times creates long lasting friendships that carry on into their middle school and high school years.

OYAA has partnered with the Olentangy School District to provide some very exciting benefits to playing youth football. This includes playing in the middle school and HIGH SCHOOL stadiums, hosting a playoff weekend (3rd – 6th grade) with the use of the scoreboards, announcers, performances by drill teams/cheerleaders, and a full concession stand for the parents & fans.

Flag Football Program for 1st – 4th Grade Levels

The Flag program begins with preseason practice in the month of August then moves into the season with games played in September/October. All games are played on Sunday afternoons.

OYAA offers a separate 1st and 2nd grade flag football division, as well as a combined 3rd/4th grade flag division for those participants that do not yet want to move to the tackle program but want to continue playing football as a sport.

Flag Football: The registration fee is $105.00 for flag football. Players will receive a team jersey. Our goal is that each team will consist of 14 players per team and will play 7 on 7.

Click here for Flag Football Rules.

Tackle Football Program for 3rd – 6th Grade Levels

The tackle program starts AUGUST 1st for practice; games start late August/early September (we play Labor Day weekend!!) and will end in late October.  You should expect to dedicate 4 days/week to practice and games – please consider this when contemplating participation in other fall sports.

Tackle Football: The registration fee is $210.00 for 3rd-6th graders in tackle football. The league provides helmets and shoulder pads to use for the season, team jersey, and helmet decals that the player can keep.  Please note leagues are separated by grade and only play teams in their respective grade.

All tackle football participants must be assessed prior to the start of the season – see important dates below.

Click here for Tackle Football Rules.

Football Safety / OYAA Sports

Safety is a top priority for OYAA within all sports, including football.  This dedication to safety in football includes:

(1) Continued investment in equipment. OYAA has committed to invest in new helmets and shoulder pads each year, offering the most recent technology in equipment safety.

(2) Strict rules on practice and contact. OYAA has implemented rules that limit the amount of contact at each practice and limits ‘full speed’ contact drills.

(3) Weight Limits to advance the ball. OYAA has also limited the weight limit for advancing the ball for each grade level.

(4) All coaches are required to be concussion certified as determined by the State of Ohio. A link to this free test is located on the OYAA website under COACHING REQUIREMENTS. Please submit completed certificate to:

(5) OYAA utilizes only Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) certified officials for the tackle program.

(6) On scheduled Mondays from 6:00 PM -7:00 PM a Certified Athletic Trainer from Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine will be at our OYAA offices to provide a FREE sports injury assessment.

Important Dates / Registration / Coaching / Other Details

Registration: Football registration will begin June 1, 2017.
Wait list will open July 14 and $20 late fee may apply.

Coaches:  All coaches in both the flag and tackle program are volunteers. Every year OYAA is searching for coaching volunteers for both flag and tackle football. To volunteer as a head or assistant coach, register online when registering your child or separately on the OYAA Registration page on the home page. Coaches are always assigned to coach their child’s team.

Assessments: All tackle football participants must be assessed prior to the start of the season. The assessments for 2017 will be held at Shanahan Middle School & your child will be given a helmet and shoulder pads at this time. You must be REGISTERED prior to attending and you only need to attend ONE assessment:

June 11 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
June 18  11:00 AM -1:00 PM
July 8 11:00 AM -1:00 PM
July 13 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The draft schedule for 3rd - 6th grade coaches will be as such:

3rd Grade: Tuesday, July 25 / 6:00 PM
4th Grade: Tuesday, July 25 / 7:30 PM
5th Grade: Wednesday, July 26 / 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
6th Grade: Wednesday, July 26 / 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

We look forward to another exciting OYAA Football season in 2017 and creating those life long memories and friendships along the way!  Any questions or concerns about the program, please contact our football commissioner, Dustin Hauenstein, using the contact page.

The Olentangy school district offers excellent football camps for our youth athletes.  Please see the links below:

Refund Policy:  
Registration Dates, Wait List Dates and Refund cut-off dates for ALL programs are shown in the Program Dates/Policies document Calendar (click to view).

OYAA does not guarantee a minimum number of games and refunds are not given for events canceled due to weather, field conditions, or other unforeseen circumstances

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