2017 NYO Football Tryout Instructions
Lost Tryout #? Click on the following link: LOCATE TRYOUT #’S
Which Day should my son Attend? – Please have your son attend on the ONE day indicated below:
2nd Graders – August 7th
3rd Graders – August 8th
4th Graders – August 7th
5th Graders – August 8th
Bigs – 6th Graders – August 7th
Bigs – 7th Graders – August 8th
What time should my son tryout? To reduce congestion and wait times staggered arrival times have been established. Please be prompt but not early in having your child arrive at the following schedule:
Day 1 – August 7th
Arrival 2nd Grade 4th Grade 6th Grade
TIME Tryout #’s Tryout #’s Tryout #’s
5:00 7001 – 7025 9001 – 9035 11001 -11045
5:30 7026 – 7055 9036 – 9070 11046 – 11090
6:00 7056 & above 9071 – 10010 11091 – 12018
6:30 10011 & above 12019 & above
Day 2 – August 8th
Arrival 3rd Grade 5th Grade 7th Grade
TIME Tryout #’s Tryout #’s Tryout #’s
5:00 8001 – 8030 10001 – 10055 12001 & above
5:30 8031 – 8060 10056 – 10090
6:00 8061 & above 10091 – 11015
6:30 11016 & above
- If your child’s tryout # does not correspond to one of these groups please bring him to the one closest to his number.
What to Wear? Full football equipment is required. Mouth pieces are mandatory. Players should arrive wearing football pants with pads, t-shirt and cleats; their helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, and jersey should be with them and ready to put on after they are weighed and timed. Please have son try on all equipment prior to tryouts.
Tryout #’s: Please have your child’s tryout number duct taped (or otherwise attached) to the front of your child’s t-shirt AND to the front and back of his football jersey or helmet.
What happens during tryouts? Players rotate through three stations during tryouts.
Weigh in – The first stop is a weigh in at which players’ weights are recorded
- 40 yard dash – Players are electronically timed running a distance of 40 yards by TITUS
SPORTS ACADEMY which has donated electronic timing equipment and professional staff.
- Agility / contact drills – During this final station players participate in short agility and contact drills
All players need to arrive with complete football gear including mouth pieces and proceed to their league’s weigh in station. Players may remove their shoes and football pants during weigh-ins; they should wear gym shorts under their football pants. Otherwise, adjustments will be made to account for the extra weight associated with padded football pants. Optionally, if your son is close to a weight cut-off, please have him come in shorts and he can then change into the football pants once weighed. NYO be will be flexible in allowing players to shed equipment during weigh-ins, but will continue to strictly adhere to the weight parameters for NYO Football, which are important in preventing injury
Hydration & Heat Conditioning! Hydration & conditioning to heat are very important to player safety. Parents must insist that players consume sufficient water & sports drinks beginning the day before outdoor activities. Avoid energy drinks, soft drinks and other caffeinated beverages. Your son should bring water or sports drink to Tryouts. In advance please have your son engage in reasonable outdoor exercise. Read more about hydration at: HYDRATION
Where to check in?
2nd & 3rd Grade Players should report to the pavilion over-looking the Field of Dream. Tryout activities will occur on the outfield of the Field of Dreams.
4th & 5th Grade Players should report to the pavilion between the concession stand and the Dowis Building. Tryout activities will occur on the outfield of Wilkins Field.
6th & 7th Grade Players should report to the Pavilion behind home plate of Garr Field. This pavilion is between Garr Field and Wieuca Road. Tryout activities will occur on the outfield of the Garr Field
A plan reflecting the location of these fields is available at: View Field Locations
- Weight Limit Rules – NYO has rules concerning player weights. We encourage you to be familiar with these and all rules which are available on NYO’s website at: RULES
A summary of weight limits follows below:
|League||Offensive Back (lbs)||Receiver (lbs)||Interior Lineman (lbs)||League Maximum (lbs)|
| Bigs – age 11
Bigs – age 12
Bigs – age 13 (*)
(*) – age as of September 1st
Weather Cancellation – In the event that lightning causes either day of Tryouts to be cancelled the make up date will be Wednesday, August 9th at 5:00.
Where should parents NOT stand? Parents please resist the temptation to follow your son on to the field during tryouts. Please remain outside of the fences. Coaches and players ONLY are allowed on the tryout fields. Signs will be posted to remain off the tryout fields. Coaches are better able to concentrate and evaluate the players, and players are better able to hear instructions when parents are behind the fences. With the large number of players, it is very important that the coaches and players are able to hear the players’ numbers so that we can move everyone through the tryout process as quickly as possible. Please be patient with our volunteers and help us by staying in the viewing areas.
On Which team will my Son play? Players are placed on various team by means of a draft that occurs a week following tryouts. You can expect a call or email from your son’s coach by August 15th or 16th following the completion of all drafts.
Be Ready to Practice – The draft for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades will occur on August 13th. The Bigs draft for 6th and 7th Graders follows on August 14. Expect a call & / or email from your son’s new coach on the day of these draft. Most teams will have practice the following day.