This page has some important information on equipment, practice and weigh-ins, etc.
Friday July 28th, 6-8PM.
Annex at Waters field.
Park in the side parking lot at Vienna Elementary and walk across the softball fields to the red brick building.
First practice August 7th 5:30-8 PM, Cedar Lane School in Vienna. Helmets only. Shirt, shorts and cleats.
Tuesday we add shoulder pads with shorts. Same time and location.
Wednesday full pads, no contact.
Thursday full contact.
Friday we will be going live, parents meeting 7:30PM. Every family is required to have at least one parent attend. Both are recommended.
We will continue to go everynight 5:30-8PM at Cedar lane unitl Labor day. After labor day we switch to 3 nights a week 5:30-8PM.
Once daylight savings rolls around we move over to Waters field and practice 6:30-9PM three days a week.
Typically we will have "tail-gates" on Thursdays and Fridays with food and (adult) beverages.
Each child NEEDS a Virginia identification card. You need to get one ASAP from the DMV.
Players that are leagueage:
Age 15: Need to weigh 132lbs or less
Age 14: 137lbs or less
Age 13: 142lbs or less
Age 12: 147lbs to run the ball, unlimited to play the line
First weigh-in is usually th first Saturday after practice starts, August 12.
Second weigh-in will be the following Saturday.
We will have more information as the dates get closer.
Game schedules come out very late. They are always tardy when it comes to getting our schedule of games out (very frustrating we all share your pain).
Our first game will most likely be on September 9th or 16th.
We historically have played the 6pm game at Waters field on opening day.
Hall of fame induction takes place right before we kick-off. Opening day is a great day at Waters field.
Typically we play games in the afternoon/evening. After our home games parents and coaches usually stick around on the hill at Waters to tailgate and watch the 155 game.
Away games are usually at high school fields in the area or other youth complexs.
This year FCYFL will have an American and Central league at 130lbs. We will play in the American league which is the best league FCYFL puts out. Every year our most competitive opponents are SYA (Centreville), Lee-Franconia (Franconia/Route. 1), American Pride (South Manassas/Dumfries/Woodbridge) and CYA (Chantilly). Other teams we most likely will see in our division are Manassas, Reston, Gainesville and Dulles South (South Riding). We will find out who is in our division later on in preseason.
Since 2013 we have had a record of 36-1 and have won the league championship "County championship" each year 2013-16. We are out this year for our 5th straight title.
In the past we have tried to schedule scrimmages and games against teams in Maryland, DC and Loudoun county. Hopefully this year we will be able to face off against one of these teams in pre-season and/or a post-season type bowl game.
More information will come out on this later, but a quick introduction on Daytona.
Each year we head down to Florida after our season is over to play in a National tournament. It takes place the week of Thanksgiving (Wednesday-Sunday).
Opponents are from all over this side of the Mississippi.
We will touch on this later in the season.
VYI has two major fundraising events. Booster day and VYI raffle tickets.
Booster day is a Saturday during pre-season (I don't know which) when our player go out and sell VYI stickers for donations. We take it very seriously raising tons of money for our organization.
Raffle tickets occur later in the year. Grand prize usually is $10k, with tons of second place prizes.
So that is a brief overview on the season ahead. Please everyone attend our parent meeting the first week of practice. The information at that meeting is crucial and families need to be there to hear it all.
We look forward to having everyone apart of our team this year and let's have some fun!!!!