NYO Football Tryout Information

What are Tryouts? – All players will be placed on a team!  NYO utilizes tryouts to guide the placement of players on the various teams.

Date – Tryouts will occur on Saturday, August 10, 2019

When should my child tryout?  To reduce congestion and wait times staggered arrival times have been established.  Please be prompt but not early in having your child arrive on the following schedule:

Arrival Time 2nd Grade League 3rd Grade League 4th Grade League 5th Grade League Bigs League
Tryout # Tryout # Tryout # Tryout # Tryout #
8:45 AM 201 – 245 401 – 440
9:15 AM 246 – 290+ 441 – 480+
9:30 AM 601 – 635
10:00 AM 301 – 326 501 – 535 636 – 670
10:30 AM 327 – 350 536 – 570 671 – 705
11:00 AM 351 – 385+ 571 – 5501+ 706 – 745+
11:30 AM
  • 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 you son try on all equipment prior to tryouts.  Click Here Information about Equipment.

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. Click to find tryout #:  LOCATE TRYOUT #’S

What happens during tryouts?  Players rotate through three stations during tryouts. 2nd Grade League players will not be weighed.

  • Weigh in – 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 ConditioningHydration & 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:  PROPER HYDRATION

Where to check in?

  • 2nd Grade League and 3rd Grade League players should report to the pavilion over-looking the Field of Dreams. Tryout activities will occur on the outfield of the Field of Dreams.
  • 4th Grade League & 5th Grade League players should report to the pavilion between the concession stand and the Dowis Building. Tryout activities will occur on the outfield of Wilkins Field.
  • Bigs League (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)
3rd Grade 75 95 95 110
4th Grade 85 105 105 120
5th Grade 95 115 115 130
 Bigs – age 11

Bigs – age 12




135 135 None

Weather Cancellation – In the event that lightning causes either day of Tryouts to be cancelled, the make-up date will be the afternoon of August 10.

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 18th or 19th following the completion of all drafts.

Be Ready to Practice – The drafts for the 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade leagues are on August 18th.  The Bigs draft for 6th and 7th Graders follows on August 19.  Expect a call & / or email from your son’s new coach on the day after these drafts.  Most teams will have practice the following day.

Thank you!