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Papillion-LaVista Youth Athletic Association (PLYAA) Jr Football & Cheer

Papillion-LaVista Youth Athletic Association (PLYAA) Jr Football & Cheer

Football Information



2021 SEASON INFO


Overview:
The PLYAA Junior football teams compete in the Metro Youth Football League (MYFL) in the Omaha Metro Area. We are the feeder club for the Papillion LaVista Monarch High School football program. 

During our 2020 season, 
The PLYAA 12U/6th grade team earned their 3rd MYFL League Championship 
Our 3rd grade team finished runner up in the league championship game  
The 5th grade team finished 3rd place in their division

In 2021, the MYFL and PLYAA will again be based off player grade level. 

 

Season Dates: 
Our Season officially begins on August 1st and runs through the end of October

Practice schedule & location:
 
Practice will be held at PLHS with potential for additional space in the PLV area.  More details are coming soon.

Game schedule & location:
Games are played at the metro area high school fields. Game schedules are not created until Mid-August with the vast majority of games being played on Sundays.  

Summer Conditioning & Skills Development 
Coaches will reach out after registration with information 

Register for PLHS Football Camps

2021 PLHS High School Summer Camp for Football

June 9th - June 11th 
Papillion LaVista High School
Details will follow


PLYAA PROVIDES: 
The PLYAA provides most of the equipment you need for your child to play tackle football.
Here is a list of items we provide. 

  • Football Helmet
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Practice jerseys
  • Game Jersey - home and away
  • Game socks
  • Practice shorts and shirt


PARENTS PROVIDE:

Even though we provide most of the items you need, here is a list of items your child will be required to have prior to the 1st day of practice.

  • Football pants (2021) - link to be provided 
  • Cleats
  • Mouthpiece with a strap attached

TACKLE FOOTBALL EXPECTATIONS

Football is a team sport and therefore, attendance at practice and games is very important. Each and every player is important to their team and it is expected that participants attend all practices and games. We all recognize and certainly understand unexpected situations arise such as illness and family events. Please make an effort to attend all practices and games.


PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT:

Youth football plays a vital role in encouraging physical, social and emotional growth of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches and officials to encourage their youth football players to embrace the values of good sportsmanship, discipline and character development. 

USA Football, the MYFL and PLYAA recommend the following Player Code of Conduct: 

  • Have fun!
  • Be a good sport (win or lose), be honest, fair and always show good sportsmanship to all coaches, players, officials and fans
  • Learn the value of commitment to the team
  • Put personal goals aside for the betterment of the team
  • Show courtesy and respect to teammates, opponents and coaches
  • Realize that athletic contests, including practice sessions are educational experiences and opportunities
  • Players will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct
  • Players will not engage in rude behavior
  • I will treat everyone, including coaches, parents, players and officials, with respect, regardless of race, creed, color, nationality or gender

PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT

Parents are vital to the development of young athletes. Whether sitting in the stands or helping out as a volunteer, parents must set a positive example. Parents and adults involved in youth sports should be models of good sportsmanship and lead by example on and off the playing field. 

USA Football, the MYFL and PLYAA recommend the following Parent Code of Conduct: 

  • Give constructive criticism during a private moment, never in front of other parents, players, officials, spectators, etc.
  • Support your coach and refrain from excessive “sideline coaching” from the stands
  • Refrain from using profanity at all times
  • Parents are to remain in the stands or in the appropriate seating area at practices and games.  At no time are parents to be on the practice field or surrounding track
  • Abide by a doctor’s decision in all matters of players health and injuries and physical ability to play
  • Accept the decisions of officials on the field as being fair and called to the best ability of the officials. Parents must stay off the field and remain under control in order to set a good example for players and other spectators
  • Do not criticize an opposing team, its players, fans, coaches or team by words or gestures
  • Support the coaches, players and officials and help teach the value of commitment to the teams, sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play
  • Inappropriate behavior is cause for immediate ejection from the stands. Repeat offenses will result in being barred from future games and league sponsored activities
  • Parents will not encourage their child or any other person to engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participants, officials or any other attendee.

COACHING ETHICS:

The primary goal of coaches should be the development of boys and girls to become better citizens. The players must be taught sportsmanship and fair play, and these teachings should always govern their behavior while at practice and at games. Coaches shall be responsible for the conduct of all players, members of the coaching staff and spectators. This includes the time periods before, during and after league games and other events. Improper conduct, in the judgment of the game officials, on the part of the players, coaches or spectators may result in penalties, expulsion and suspension or forfeiture of the game. 

USA Football, the MYFL and PLYAA recommend the following coaching ethics: 

  • The coach will not criticize players in front of spectators
  • The coach will accept the decisions of officials
  • The coach will not criticize the officials, the opposing team, the coaches, fans or parents through language or gesture
  • The coach will emphasize that good athletes are good students, and both are physically and mentally alert
  • The coach will strive to make every football activity serve as a training ground for life and as a basis for good mental and physical health
  • The coach will emphasize that winning a game is the result of teamwork
  • The coach shall not use abusive or profane language in front of anyone connected with the game
  • The coach will refrain from “running up” the score against an opponent. This includes keeping in the first defense at all times
  • The coach shall not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
  • The coach will set an example in personal conduct at all times
  • The coach will not smoke or use any form of tobacco while on the field of play during games, scrimmages or practices
  • The coach will treat each player, opposing coach, parent and commissioner with respect and dignity
  • The coach will learn the strengths and weakness of his/her players in order to place them into situations where each has a maximum opportunity to achieve success
  • The coach will protect the health and safety of his/her players by insisting that all of the activities under his/her control be conducted for their psychological and physiological welfare, rather than the interests of adults

Contact

PLYAA Jr Tackle Football & Cheer in Papillion-La Vista, Nebraska
7708 Braun Avenue 
La Vista, Nebraska 68128

Phone: 402-630-5167
Email: [email protected]

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