2018 SEASON INFO
The PLYAA Junior football teams compete in the Metro Youth Football League in the Omaha Metro Area.
In summer 2017, the 11U PLYAA team finished 4-1 as 7 on 7 City Champs! The 10U PLYAA team finished 4th in the city.
In 2016, the 10U PLYAA team was 5-2, division champions and finished 4th overall in the MYFL.
In 2015, the 9U La Vista Knights finished 3rd overall in the MYFL.
In 2014, the 8U La Vista Knights finished 4th overall in the MYFL.
In 2018, there are six Divisions in which we form teams.
Age is determined by what age your child is on June 1st.
- (3rd Grade Division) 7-8 year olds
- (9U Division) 9 year olds
- (10U Division) 10 year olds NOTE: Registration has closed as of 5/26. Team has maxed out.
- (11U Division) 11 year olds NOTE: Registration has closed as of 5/26. Team has maxed out.
- 7 on 7 5th/6th Grade NOTE: Season is complete, 11U City Champs, 10U 4th in the city.
Our Season officially begins on August 1st and runs through the 1st week of November.
Practice schedule & location:
PLHS has granted us permission to practice at PLHS. 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.
Camps & Clinics:
We encourage all players to attend our camps & clinics to better prepare themselves for the upcoming season.
Register for PLHS Football Camps
2018 PLHS High School Summer Camp for Football
July 23rd - 26th
Grades 3rd - 5th
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Grades 6th - 8th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online for PLHS Football Camp or Print a Mail-in Registration (PDF)
Location: PLHS - Monarch Complex SW Side of PLHS - Turf Field
Contact: Randy Huebert at [email protected]
The 2018 Fall Tackle Football registration fee is $200.00, along with a separate $200.00 check for an equipment deposit. The equipment deposit is refunded at the end of the football season once the entire uniform is turned in and in good condition.
Required Player Documents:
- Birth Certificate: A copy of the player's Birth Certificate (not original) is required to be turned in on Equipment Check out day so we can submit it to the MYFL as Proof of Age. This can also be uploaded to your online account under your player's profile.
- Proof of Grade: If your player is registering for the JV or VARSITY Divisions, proof of grade is also required to be turned in at Equipment Check out day. This can be a copy of your players report card.
EQUIPMENT ** NEW for 2018 **
Equipment fittings will be in May at the Papillion La Vista High School cafeteria. This is also a great opportunity to meet your coaches prior to our first practice.
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/Game Jersey
- Practice/Game Pants with Integrated Pads
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.
- 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 a player may have to miss an occasional practice or game, but it is unacceptable for a player to not attend practice without good reason. Excessive absences may place a child at a disadvantage in learning their drills or plays and may result in having to sit out during games. Your team relies on you. 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 sports (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.
- 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.
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.