Whitnall youth football guidelines
The Whitnall Youth Football & Cheerleading (WYF&C) program is a Whitnall School District community tackle football program affiliated with the South Eastern Youth Football Alliance (SEYFA). The Whitnall School District is comprised of all of Hales Corners, parts of Greenfield and Franklin. In 1990, the WYF program was established as a part of the AAYFL. The WYF consists of 3rd & 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade football. This is a full contact football program, designed to develop players at an instructional level of play. A weight limit is placed on all Offensive backfield and receiver positions per the SEYFA guidelines. Players over the weight can still play, but not as an offensive back or receiver.
The Mission of Whitnall Youth Football and Cheer program
The Whitnall Youth Football & Cheer program is committed to instilling Honesty, Loyalty, Integrity, Teamwork, Discipline, Sportsmanship, Respect, Leadership, Trust and Commitment in our young participants. We believe these values and virtues are important to the growth of all youths and to them becoming upstanding members of our community and society. We will instill in our youth the challenge of competition, the joy of victory, the reality of defeat, the importance of commitment and the spirit of community.
- Whitnall Youth Football & Cheer Program provides a quality athletic experience in a safe environment that will aid in the development and growth of favorable habits and attitudes in all who participate.
- To encourage the student-athlete to achieve success academically as well as athletically.
- To make participation an experience that is fun, meaningful, and positive and in accordance with policies, rules and regulations set forth by the South Eastern Youth Football Alliance (SEYFA).
- During the first week of practice all players go through a required conditioning, agility and technique program to prepare players for the contact involved in football.
- Players, Parents, Coaches are expected to adhere to their respective code of conduct found on our website: https://www.whitnallfootballandcheer.com/resources/
Safe and dependable equipment will be provided. The WYF program supplies all equipment necessary to participate in the football program:
5th-8th Grade: Helmet, shoulder pads, home and away jersey, practice and game pants with the exception of mouth guard, shoes, socks, and girdle/athletic supporter.
3rd/4th Grade: Helmet, shoulder pads, reversible home/away jersey, game pants with the exception of mouth guard, shoes, socks, and girdle/athletic supporter.
Equipment turn-in is in November. ALL families will be given a copy of equipment replacement fees at time of equipment issue. *Any family NOT returning their football equipment and uniform on time will be subjected to equipment costs and/or permanent removal from the program. Failure to turn in equipment will be considered stolen property and the matter will be turned over to Greenfield/Hales Corners/Franklin Police Department.
The Participation fee is $260.00 per child. If more than one child is in the program each additional registration will be discounted $100.00. Payment can be made on our online registration via card or a check can be mailed in. Please note ALL CHECKS WILL BE CASHED. Checks should be written to Whitnall Youth Football & Cheer (WYF&C).
WYF&C’s mailing address is PO Box 28, Hales Corners, WI 53130.
Each year Whitnall Youth Football/Cheer will hold a fundraiser. The fundraiser is each family will sell $150 in raffle tickets. Each family will register for the raffle tickets. The $150 can either be mailed in or paid at equipment pick up Check or cash is acceptable.
Expenses associated with the program but not limited to include coaches training, equipment, certification/maintenance, game officials, fields for practice and games, training supplies, team registrations to SEYFA, team/league insurance and other costs related to the operation of Whitnall Youth Football & Cheer program. ALL equipment MUST be returned by a deadline determined by Whitnall Youth Football & Cheer board of directors, in condition received. Damaged equipment or equipment not returned may result in additional fees or permanent removal from the WYFC program.
Any withdrawal from the program before or within the first week of practice a refund of $100.00 will be returned. Any withdrawal after the first week of practice forfeits all fees. Refunds will be given ONLY if you submit a written withdrawal to the Head Coach and the Treasurer. Also all equipment must be returned to the Equipment Director within two weeks of notification. If written withdrawal is not received & verified by the Treasurer and Equipment Director, NO fees will be refunded. NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule will be made. Please take note that informing your Head Coach will NOT fulfill your obligation for a refund nor is it the coaching staff’s responsibility to get your refund for you.
Any checks returned NSF will be submitted a second time. The charge for each NSF check is $25.00 plus any associated bank charges. All NSF checks and fees must be paid immediately. Failure to pay fees in full prior to the first day of practice will result in your child not being able to practice or participate in any games.
The football players are instructed by volunteer youth oriented coaches who are sanctioned by SEYFA and are certified through USA Football Heads Up Program and require a background check. Coaches are required to attend training/coaching clinics with the Program and Coaches Coordinators. Coaching is a high priority; those interested must be willing to commit to the necessary time to their team and players. Instructions for our coaches per the WYF&C program by-laws will develop team rules which are fair for all participants.
Our Coaching Director interviews all potential candidates. The Coaching Director along with members of the WYF&C Board of Directors make the final decision for selection of coaches. Any interested candidates should email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important that WYF&C board, coaches, players, and parents have open communication. Players or parents who have concerns about the program should talk to their respective Head Coach first. If the concern occurred during a game, please refrain from contacting coaches for 24 hours. If you have general comments or questions, you can email the board at: email@example.com. Concerns or problems should follow our conflict resolution process outlined on our website: https://www.whitnallfootballandcheer.com/resources/.
Whtnall High School
5000 S 116th St
Greenfield, WI 53228