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NFHS 2017 Rule Changes - Point of Emphasis
  Important for all football coaches to download...
Required Courses
  The following are the NHYFSC / AYFC 2017 required...
AYC Rule Clarification & What's New for 2016
  Important for all cheer coaches to download and...
Blindside Block Video
  This video explains the Blind Side Block (BSB)...
Officials Mechanic Rule Change - Am I on the line?
  The NHFOA adopted a new mechanic for players.  If...
Game Ball size per level
  The following football sizes will be followed...
Coaches Forms & Documents
  Welcome to the new Coach page. Here you...
 
 
NFHS 2017 Rule Changes - Point of Emphasis

Important for all football coaches to download and review for the 2017 season..

Every football coach should have a copy of these documents.

Download the NFHS Rule Changes and Points of Emphasis for the 2017 season.

Football Rule Changes 2017 - Although there are 9 rule changes at the Officials Rule meeting, Steve Hall the NFHS Rules Interpreter cover the 3 most important that we should pay attention to.

2-3-10 (New), 9-4-3n (New), 9-4 Penalty - Blind Side Block 

2-24-10 (New), 6-1-11 (New), 6-1 Penalty - Pop-up Kick

3-4-7 (New) - Offended team option to start clock on snap for accepted penalty inside the last two minutes of either half

NFHS Football Jersey RulesAlthough this is a rule change for the 2017 season it is not strictly enforced by the officials at the youth level. They understand the financial restraints of youth leagues.

Football Points of Emphasis 2017Each of this PoE were reviewed by the officials.

 
 
Required Courses

The following are the NHYFSC / AYFC 2017 required courses: Certificates of all successfully completed courses must be in each team book for the coach/individual to be certified on the team.

Football All Coaches – MUST be Human Kinetics/Coaching Youth Football the AYF Way Certified (Formerly known as ASEP). For the 2017 season, new and returning coaches will take the same course, Coaching Youth Football: The AYF Way 3E. Course includes $2 Million Liability insurance coverage. The course can be found at www.ayfcoaching.com. Cost - $24.95. Once course is complete, print the certificate and place a copy in the team book. This course includes the CDC Heads Up Concussion course.

Cheer Only All Coaches – Human Kinetics/Coaching Youth Cheerleading the AYC Way, (formerly known as ASEP) Certification cost $24.95 or Re-certification - cost $15.95. Completion of the introductory course Coaching Youth Cheerleading the AYC Way 2E is required before taking the AYC Recertification Course: Safety and Health 5E. Once course complete, print certificate, and place a copy in the team book. These courses include the CDC Heads Up Concussion course.

All Non-Coaching Roster Personnel - CDC Heads Up Concussion Course dated 2017 - Free, print certificate and place copy in team book. This course is for all Jr. Demonstrators, Coach Trainees and non-coaching rostered personal listed on the roster.

Football & Cheer Teams - 1st Aid & CPR - minimum of 1 coach per team must hold a current 1st Aid & CPR card. To be provided by local association. Copy of valid/current card to be placed in team book. 

In order to be consistent and provide the same coverage for all teams, the NHYFSC has modified/increased the requirement that 1 coach per team must hold a current 1st Aid & CPR card. This is for both football and cheer/dance teams.

The card holder must be either the head or assistant coach, not the team parent, equipment manager, etc.

All Coaches & Roster Personnel - Background Screening through NCSI - $25.00 - all individuals 18 and over. Log in/registration information provided by local association.

All Coaches & Roster Personnel - NHYFSC Clinic - Free - To be rostered for the team each member of the coaching staff and administrator must complete the NHYFSC Clinic. Click on the Clinic tab at the top of this site. Password to be obtained from your local association, read the material. Once you have read all the information click on Register Online in the left links. Select your association from the drop-down, select your association's Coaches Registration section, click on Begin Registration.

All Coaches & Roster Personnel - NAYS Bulling Prevention Training - Free, link included in the NHYFSC Clinic. Print copy of certificate and place in team book. (When you begin the course, there are 2 links for the course, 1 without certificate and 1 with certificate. Make sure to click on the 1 with certificate)

 

Football Coaches advancing to Region / National Championships:

ALL Regional/National Football Coaches are required to complete the AYF Smarter Football Course for Coaches online. ALL Coaches must present proof of this course Completion at the Regional and National Tournaments. The course can be found on www.smarterfootball.org

 
 
AYC Rule Clarification & What's New for 2016

Important for all cheer coaches to download and review for the 2016 season..

Click here to download the latest AYC Rule Clarification and What's New for 2016.

Every cheer coach should have a copy of this document.

 
 
Blindside Block Video

This video explains the Blind Side Block (BSB) interpretation used in the 2015 Oregon and other states NFHS approved experimental rule. It also expands the defenseless receiver interpretation being used in Hawaii.

Blind Side Block 

 

 
 
Officials Mechanic Rule Change - Am I on the line?

The NHFOA adopted a new mechanic for players. 

If a players asks:  Am I on the line or Am I in the backfield  we will respond yes or no.   If asked  Am I on the line and the player is not we will respond “no, my foot is the line” and have our arm back.  If a player comes up the line and looks at the official or looks at the official with a thumb up, there should be no response from the official.   If the player comes up to the line and asks Am I okay, there should be no response from the official.  We don’t know where he is supposed to be.

This should make things easier and a lot smother.  This change will be consistent at all levels up to and including High School.   Please make sure this is communicated to all coaches.    Player can only ask Am I on the line or Am I in the backfield!     Coaches should also be aware that when the player closest to the sideline is not on the line, the wing official will have his arm pointing back.

Please remind all organizations that there should be a line that is two yards off the sideline running parallel to it for the length of the field.  This can be 1 inch wide.   Also the yard line indicators that are placed every 10 yards should be 5 yards back from the sideline.  Most of the time when we arrive at a field they are right on the sideline.  We usually move them back 2 yards,  However, the rule book shows 5 yards.

 
 
Game Ball size per level

The following football sizes will be followed for each level of play:

Flag - K2

8U - K2

9U - K2

10U - K2

11U - TDJ

12U - TDJ

13U - TDY

14U - TDY

Leather or Composite is acceptable

Wilson Ball is the official sponsor of AYF and will be used at all Region and National championship games.

 
 
Coaches Forms & Documents

Welcome to the new Coach page. Here you will find documents, forms and information to help you in your role as a coach and help ensure the participants will have a great experience.

 
 

Documents


Adobe PDF file CDC Heads Up Concussion Coaches Fact Sheet *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 AYC Rubric *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 AYC Score Check *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 AYC Score Check Guidlines *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 AYC Score Sheet Judge 1 *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 AYC Score Sheet Judge 2 *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 AYC Score Sheet Judge 2 White D8 *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 AYC Score Sheet Judge 3 *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 AYC Score Sheet Judge 4 *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 AYC Score Sheet Judge 4 - All Music *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 Deduction Sheet Blue *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 Deduction Sheet White-Red *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 Skill Progression Chart *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 Stunts & Transitions *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 USASF Cheer Safety Rules *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 USASF Cheer Safety Rules Explanation *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 What's New *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 75 ways to say Very Good *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - AYC Score Check Guidelines *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - AYC Score Check White *

Web Page file Cheer - AYC Technical Skills Review Form *-  This is your squad’s opportunity to let the AYC Technical Committee help you! Please provide as much information as possible. Email this form, and any video attachments, and or Youtube link to our technical committee staff at AYCtech@americanyouthfootball.com Note: All submissions for Regional review are due by October 15th or 3 weeks prior to your event

Adobe PDF file Cheer - Division Blue *-  2017 Basic rules for teams declaring Blue Level of Competition

Adobe PDF file Cheer - Division Red *-  2017 Basic rules for teams declaring Red Level of Competition

Adobe PDF file Cheer - Division White *-  2017 Basic rules for teams declaring White Level of Competition

Microsoft Word file Cheer - Etiquette Do *

Microsoft Word file Cheer - Etiquette Don't *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - Jumps *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - Motions *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - NHYFSC Div 14 Elite Team Process *-  contains dated material please read carefully

Microsoft Word file Cheer - Progression Stunt Chart *

Microsoft Word file Cheer - Progression Tumbling *

Microsoft Word file Cheer - What every assist coach should know *

Microsoft Word file Cheer - What every coach should know *

Adobe PDF file Dance - 2017 Dance Rubric *

Adobe PDF file Dance - 2017 Deduction Sheet *

Adobe PDF file Dance - 2017 Judge 1 *

Adobe PDF file Dance - 2017 Judge 2 *

Adobe PDF file Dance - 2017 Judge 3 *

Adobe PDF file Dance - 2017 Judge 4 *

Adobe PDF file Football - 2014 NFHS Rule Changes *-  2014 National Federation Football Rule Changes, Editorial Changes and Points of Emphasis (with diagrams)

Adobe PDF file Football - 2014 NFHS Rule Changes *-  Rule changes, editorial changes and points of emphasis (verbage only)

Adobe PDF file Football - 2015 NFHS Rule Changes *-  Rule changes, editorial changes and points of emphasis (verbage only)

Adobe PDF file Football - 2015 Rule Change Comments *-  Explanation of current rule changes

Adobe PDF file Football - Game Day Check In Process *-  Process every team is to follow each week prior to the start of the game 2017

Microsoft Word file Football - Lopsided Score Sheet *-  Must be used by both teams when a game point differential reaches 28pts or more

Adobe PDF file Football - NFHS 11-Man Field Diagram *-  11 man football field diagram showing dimensions & lining

Adobe PDF file Football - NHYFSC 14U All-Star Team Process *-  contains dated material please read carefully

Adobe PDF file Football - PreGame / Game Day Reminders *-  General reminders of items that needs to be addressed prior to each game and the day of the game. 2017

Adobe PDF file Football MPR Back *-  The NHYFSC utilizes the Mandatory Play Rule (MPR) in all divisions of play at ALL games. The purpose of the MPR rule is to ensure that all players, regardless of playing ability, have an equal opportunity to participate. rev2017

Microsoft Excel file Football MPR Front *-  The NHYFSC utilizes the Mandatory Play Rule (MPR) in all divisions of play at ALL games. The purpose of the MPR rule is to ensure that all players, regardless of playing ability, have an equal opportunity to participate.

*Note some or all of the preceding documents can be downloaded and displayed and/or printed in Adobe's Acrobat format.  If you do not have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software, download it now.