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2018 Cheerleading Champions
  On Sunday, October 28th, the NHYFSC held the...
2018 USASF Cheer Rule Change
  Important USASF Rule Change for 2018 Please...
Flag Proper Blocking Technique
  The following link provides fairly clear...
Football FAQ
  We always receive questions from Coach's...
Required Courses
  The following are the NHYFSC / AYFC 2018 required...
NFHS 2018 Rule Changes & Point of Emphasis
  Important for all football coaches to download...
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...
 
 
2018 Cheerleading Champions

On Sunday, October 28th, the NHYFSC held the 2018 State Cheerleading Competition.

Tammy Gagne, Cheer Coordinator of the NHYFSC is pleased to announce the conference Cheerleading Competition results.

The NHYFSC CONGRATULATE all the cheer squads for a wonderful performance. The cheer squads did a fantastic job!!

Click here to download a list of the 2018 State Cheerleading Champions.

The finalist will move on to compete in the AYC New England Region Championships on November 17, 2018 at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH. The New England Region Competition will include squads from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Squads placing at Regions for their division are eligible to compete at the American Youth Cheer National Competition in Florida in December.

We would like to congratulate all the Tiny Mite teams that participated today. These young athletes showed everyone they are the next generation of cheerleaders.

A Special Shout Out to the Bedford Bulldogs and Manchester South Sabres Adaptive Cheer teams! Once again bringing the house to their feet and tears to our eyes with an exceptional routine. A fantastic group of athletes proved that nothing can hold you back once you set your mind to it.

For additional information and all the latest news regarding the New England Region Championships visit the New England Region website at www.newenglandregionals.com

Good Luck to all our advancing cheerleading squads.

NHYFSC Conference Board

 
 
2018 USASF Cheer Rule Change

Important USASF Rule Change for 2018

Please make sure all cheer coaches are aware of this rule change, as well as your choreographers. 

 

https://rules.usasfmembers.net/tumbling-over/

 
 
Flag Proper Blocking Technique

The following link provides fairly clear instructions on blocking for flag.

The main point is that you cannot force a blocker or a defender from their position.

That basic rule is part of what makes this flag football.

Here is the link: https://youtu.be/LKgjPCgYFJo

Let know if you have any questions.

 
 
Football FAQ

We always receive questions from Coach's throughout the season. Moving forward we will post the question and answer here.

Q - Are tinted shields/visor allowed? No, tinted visors are not allowed even with a doctor note. While tinted face shields/visors are illegal, it is legal for a player to wear tinted glasses underneath a clear face shield/visor.

 
 
Required Courses

The following are the NHYFSC / AYFC 2018 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) Certification cost $24.95 or Re-Certification cost $15.95.  Coaching Youth Football: The AYF Way 3E. Course includes $2 Million Liability insurance coverage. Once course is complete, print the certificate and place a copy in the team book. This course includes the CDC Heads Up Concussion course. You must follow the link within Human Kinetics to take the CDC Course. 2018 course availability scheduled for June 1st.

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. You must follow the link within Human Kinetics to take the CDC Course. 2018 course availability scheduled for June 1st.

All Non-Coaching Roster Personnel - CDC Heads Up Concussion Course dated 2018 - Free, print certificate and place copy in team book. This course is required 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). This course is required for all Jr. Demonstrators, Coach Trainees and non-coaching rostered personal listed on the roster.

 

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

 
 
NFHS 2018 Rule Changes & Point of Emphasis

Important for all football coaches to download and review for the 2018 season..

Every football coach should have a copy of this document.

Download the NFHS Rule Changes and Points of Emphasis for the 2018 season.

Football Rule Changes 2018

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.

 
 
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 - 2019 USASF Cheer Safety Rules *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2017 - 2019 USASF Cheer Safety Rules Explanation *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2018 AYC Rubric *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2018 AYC Score Check *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2018 AYC Score Check Guidlines *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2018 AYC Score Sheet Judge 1 *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2018 AYC Score Sheet Judge 2 *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2018 AYC Score Sheet Judge 3 *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2018 Rules Clarification - What New *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2018 Skill Progression Chart *

Adobe PDF file Cheer - 2018 Stunts & Transitions *

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

Adobe PDF file Cheer - AYC Technical Skills Review Form *-  This is your squads 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 *-  2018 Basic rules for teams declaring Blue/Advanced Level of Competition

Adobe PDF file Cheer - Division Red *-  2018 Basic rules for teams declaring Red/Intermediate Level of Competition

Adobe PDF file Cheer - Division White *-  2018 Basic rules for teams declaring White/Novice 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 - 2018 Dance Rubric *

Adobe PDF file Dance - 2018 Deduction Sheet *

Adobe PDF file Dance - 2018 Judge 1 *

Adobe PDF file Dance - 2018 Judge 2 *

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

Adobe PDF file Football - Lopsided Score Rule *-  revised 2018

Microsoft Word file Football - Lopsided Score Sheet *-  Must be used by both teams when a game score becomes lopsided

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. rev2018

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.