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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the first practice? 

August 10, 2020. Conditioning week will run 6-8 Monday-Thursday

Where is practice held ?

Cooney field (behind Hurd Stadium) After conditioning week practice will run Monday-Thursday 6-8 until school starts. Once school starts practice will be Tuesday-Thursday 6-8 with a walk through on Saturday or Sunday depending on the coaches preference. 

Cooney field, East St., Beverly MA Rte 128 No; exit 18; rt off exit and follow route 22 toward Beverly for @ 1.5 miles; after Railroad tracks take 2nd left on Corning St; take 3rd right on Victor ave; right at end onto East St into Cooney field parking lot.

What football equipment do I need to have or buy?

Football cleats, mouth guard, protective cup, game sox and a water bottle are the only items you need to have or buy. The program will issue to each player, all remaining equipment, such as helmet, shoulder pads, practice uniform, game uniform (home and way).

What happens at the first few practices?

The first two weeks of practice are for conditioning, and are non-contact. Players should wear t-shirt, shorts, and cleats.  The players are grouped together by grade, and will do practice as one grade based group. After about two weeks of conditioning practice, practice will start with full pads, (helmets, shoulder pads etc)  Coaches will lead the program, under a structured  practice environment.

When will we know what team we are on? 

If there are enough registered players at any level the decision to split into 2 teams will be made prior to conditioning week. If that happens coaches work closely with all players on that level to determine skill levels. The head coaches of each team will hold a draft to select players and build their team based evenly based on skill.  Once each player is selected to a team, the Head Coach, and the coaching staff will run the team. This included team specific communications, expectations, etc. Each team will be asked to have a team parent to support the Head Coach on all non field matters such as emails, fun raising, volunteer help etc.

What grades belong to each division?

Titan Division- dependent on registration numbers, minimum of 14 players must register for this level to field a team.
Grades 1-2

Crusader Division
Grades 3-4

Spartan Division
Grades 5-6

Gladiator Division
Grades 7- 8
 
When will practices take place once school and the season starts?

Once each player is assigned to a team, your head coach will determine your practice schedule. Most practices are Tue, Wed, Thurs 6:00-8:00 pm with a run through practice Saturday mornings. Because the practice field has lights, we practice at night after daylight saving time ends.

When are the games?

Games are played on Sundays. Actual game schedule will be posted on the web site.

How long do games run?

The Titans play a running time clock. The rest of the levels play 10 minute quarters with the normal clock stops that happen based on whats going on on the field.

How can I volunteer?

  • Each team will need 1 play counter and 1 spotter for every game.  The play counter is required by the league to officiate that each player on a team has received their designated number of plays each game. The spotter is on the opposing sideline to verify their play counter is correct.
     
  • Teams are also required to have 3 volunteers to hold the chains and markers for their home games.
  • Each team is responsible to have a team parent who helps to communicate league and team information.  The team parent is responsible help to fill volunteers for the concession stand for their team's home games. 
  • Each team is required to have 3 parent volunteers in the concession stand 1 hour before each home game and an additional 3 parents for one hour after their home game.  You will never miss your child's game! The concession stand is the major fundraising for Beverly Youth Football and Cheer so it is very important we have the man power to run the crucial part of our program.  

 

It takes all of us as volunteers to run this program so please volunteer as you can.  An hour of your time goes a very long way!

Contact

BEVERLY YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING
PO Box 332 
Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

Email: [email protected]
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