LYF wishes to thank all the families, teams, and coaches who have participated in Flag this year as we wrap up our 2020 Regular season. We set out to offer a place that kids could get out, compete and have fun. We appreciate all the families that wore their masks and separated in this unusual time. As you know, we had outlined to the City of Lawrence in our game plan for this year those requirements and you have done a great job helping us maintain that plan. We look forward to a 2021 season that will will allow us to play with no restrictions. Thank You!
LYF Toy Bowl 2020 is coming up on Sunday November 1 at YSC. We will have the top two from each division based on league play competing for the Toy Bowl Trophy.
This year our local cable provider MIDCO will record all of our games live for taped delay broadcast and those games will be available for purchase through MIDCO. We will play our Championship games on the Middle field and will make available more sideline seating for this special event. LYF has staged many Toy Bowls and we want you to share this event and help make it a special day for those teams participating.
As is the tradition, we will be at the gate asking for an admission fee of either a donation or a NEW toy that goes to Toys for Tots. We will be set up as you come in and make it quick and easy. We have donated thousands of toys over the years and it is greatly appreciated by the many kids in our community receiving these great gifts.
We will have Toy Bowl shirts again that will feature each player and coach. These shirts are coveted by many in our community and is a lasting memory for the families of players who have gone before you. Music will be on and fun with a little friendly competition is in store for us on November 1.
LYF Flag Championships start with our K-1 Division and proceeding up through the divisions with the following times:
K-1 at 10am
2nd grade at 11:00
3rd/4th at 12:00
5th at 1:15
6th at 2:30
Lawrence Youth Football (LYF Inc.) was founded in 1963. It is a Not-for-Profit organization. LYF provides the fundamentals of football in a competitive environment for youth in Kindergarten through 7th grade in the Lawrence, Kansas area. The organization offers tackle and flag football.
Tackle has five divisions: 2nd - 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade.
Flag has six divisions: K-1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade.
Flag divisions can be combined due to number of players and teams.
Helmet and shoulder pads are available. Secondary insurance is provided.
Players are required to pay the applicable registration fee prior to being placed on a roster or receiving equipment.
LYF will have inter-league play during the season to allow for similar competitive teams to play each other. Games are played on Saturday and Sunday at the Youth Sports Complex (YSC), 4911 W 27th Lawrence, KS, located at the intersection of the South Lawrence Trafficway and Wakarusa Drive.
LYF 2020 FLAG ACTIVITY SPECIFIC RISK MITIGATION CONSIDERATIONS
COVID-19 risk mitigation considerations for Lawrence Youth Football (LYF) are detailed in this document. These considerations are based on the general pillars detailed in the KSHSAA Return to Activities document for Fall Sports.
The risk of coronavirus transmission will still be present to some degree if LYF activities begin. All administrators, coaches, officials, support personnel, participants, their families must recognize these risks and implement best practices to reasonably mitigate these risks. Participation in LYF is voluntary and every individual will need to evaluate the risk versus the benefits of activity participation. Any immunocompromised person. or those who live with family members with elevated health concerns, should evaluate associated risks of participation and may choose not to participate.
GAME - FOOTBALL RULE CONSIDERATIONS:
❖ TEAM BOX
❖ FACE MASKS / FACE COVERINGS
❖ TOOTH AND MOUTH PROTECTORS
❖ CHARGED TIME-OUTS & AUTHORIZED CONFERENCES
❖ INTERMISSION BETWEEN HALF AND BETWEEN GAMES
❖ Practice may look different then it has over the years. Using best practice to mitigate exposure, as stated in the general guidelines is a valuable step.
❖ Maintain static small groups when possible.
❖ Limit the amount of team activities.
❖ Maintain social distancing guidelines when not involved in direct activity. This includes all stretching, warm-up, conditioning, drill activities and pre and post practice meetings.
❖ No non-essential personnel should be on the practice field.
❖ Encourage social distancing guidelines and face covering with all parents and spectators attending practice.
❖ Face coverings should be worn by coaches, players, and essential personnel unless social distancing guidelines are being met.
❖ Follow the water bottle considerations outlined in the general considerations.
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