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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions

Player FAQ's

Q. When is registration?

A. Registration for Blaine Youth Football is open from April through June every year. Early bird pricing is available for those who wish to register early. REGISTER HERE.

Q. How do we register?

A. Registration is online through our the Blaine Youth Football website.

Q. Can we request a coach?

A. No. Coach requests are not guaranteed.  Your player will be placed on a team based on school and geographic area.  For more information please see our Team Formation Policy.

Q. What equipment is needed?

A.   TACKLE

Blaine Youth Football provides:

  • Helmets
  • Shoulder pads
  • Slotted game pants & pads
  • Pant belt
  • Game jersey

Equipment, with exception of the jersey, must be returned at the end of the season.

Parents must provide:

  • Cleats (metal cleats are not allowed)
  • Mouth guard
  • Practice pants 
  • Protective cups
  • Padded girdle under game pants

 

A.   FLAG

Blaine Youth Football provides:

  • Flags
  • Game shirt

Parents must provide:

  • Athletic Shoes / Cleats (metal cleats are not allowed)
  • Mouth guard
  • Practice & Game pants 
  • Protective cups


Q. Where and when is equipment distributed?

A. Equipment will be distributed in July and August, by team at the Blaine Baseball Complex, 1150 Paul Parkway, Blaine, MN  55434. 

Q. What if our equipment doesn't fit?

A. If you feel your equipment is not properly fitted, please discuss it with your head coach get it resolved.

Experienced Blaine Youth Football coaches will fit each athlete  correctly during equipment handout when issued. 

Q. When and where are practices?

A. Practices begin mid-August.  Practice schedules and location are determined by coaching staff.  Blaine Youth Football suggests no more than 4 nights of practice a week until the season begins. Once the season has started Blaine Youth Football recommends practicing 3 times a week. Example: 1 game and 2 practices or 2 games and 1 practice.

Q. How are teams formed?

A. Flag, 2nd and 3rd grade teams are formed using the outlined team formation guidelines stated in the Team Formation Policy.

A. 4th - 8th grade teams will be formed from the previous season's team placement and through a draft for those who chose to participate.  Players may choose to stay with their current team or enter the draft for a chance to be on a different team.  This will follow the Team Formation Policy

Q. What is the draft?

A. More info to come.

Q. Who is eligible to enter the draft? 

A. More Info to come. 

Q. When will we know what team we are on?

A. Teams are formed after registration closes in June. Once teams are formed head coaches will contact their players at their earliest convenience.  Remember, all head coaches are volunteers.  Head coaches are encouraged to contact their players within a 3 -5 business days of receiving their rosters. Coaches receive their rosters at the coaches clinic at the Blaine high school, which are held in August.

Q. When and where are games?**
Game nights for grades K through 7 can be on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights and/or on Saturdays.  Game locations are not known until the game schedules are created.  Our leagues (North Metro Youth Football League and North Suburban Football League) create the game schedules for grades K through 8.

Q. When are game schedules completed?
A. Game schedules are usually not completed until late August.

Q. What is the NMYFL?
A. The NMYFL is an acronym for the North Metro Youth Football League.  We (grades K through 6) are part of this league.  It's a league consisting of surrounding communities.  Being part of this league ensures that we play by the same rules against other communities.


Submit a Question

If you do not see the answer to your question below, please send an email to the President.

Rick Japor

Rick Japor

President / NMYFL Representative