Game Protocols and Reminders

Every player is allowed to have ONLY 2 spectators at their game.  Whether it is a parent, grandparent, sibling, etc. 2 means 2.

Spectators need to stay 6 feet from other spectators.  If you are not within 6 feet then you must be wearing a mask.

During the game, please make use of the entire area.  Spread out around the field.  We will have an area blocked off for the players.  Just please stay on the outside of the cones but spread out.

What you bring in, you must take out.  There is no place to put trash or bottles so please take them with you when you leave.  

GRADES 3/4 spectators must wait in the parking area until the field is cleared from the prior game.  Please wait for those spectators, players, and coaches to leave the field. Please feel free to come to the field area when you see your player’s team heading that way. 

GRADES 5/6 will be asked to leave the field immediately after your game.  Please do not hang around the field area as we need to clear out so the next game can happen. 

2020 Game schedule and Game Protocol

Hello MYFA football family!  Below is the game schedule for Grades K-6 as well as the protocol for spectators. We are so sorry that we have to limit the amount of fans at games but hopefully next year we won’t have to worry about this.  If it appears that we have too many spectators at games and we are over 100, we will have to go around and enforce the protocol below. 
Protocol for all Grades K-6:  Only 2 spectators per player will be allowed at the games.  All spectators must practice social distance and when you are not you must be wearing a mask.  Please see below for special protocols for Grades 3-6 games.  


Grades K-2 Game Schedule:  
October 3rd:     10am-11am Royal vs Red/ White vs. Navy

October 10th:   10am-11am White vs Red/ Royal vs. Navy

October 17th:   10am-11am Navy vs. Red/ White vs. Royal

October 24th:  10am-11am  Royal vs. Red/ White vs. Navy

October 31st:  10am-11am  White vs. Red/ Royal vs. Navy

**All games will be played at Messalonskee Middle School Football Field**


Grades 3-6 Game Schedule:  (We apologize for the early game times- this was due to referee availability).
Games every Sunday @ MMS Red vs.Blue beginning 10/4 and concluding 11/1

9:00am-10:00am- Grade 5/6

10:30am-11:30pm- Grade 3/4

Grade 3/4 will warm up on the soccer fields- WE ARE ASKING THAT ALL GRADE 3/4 SPECTATORS/TEAM/COACHES NOT COME ON THE ACCESS ROAD/SIDELINES UNTIL GRADE 5/6 SPECTATORS/TEAM/COACHES FROM THE FIELD IS CLEARED.

Updates for Grades K-2

Grade K-2 announcement:

Hello MYFA family. After careful consideration grade 1/2 football will be in-house flag this season. There will be NO EQUIPMENT HANDOUT. Players will need to wear football pants, mouth guards and cleats for practice/games. Jerseys and flags will be provided at practice. Registration will end this Saturday the 19th. Parents will be contacted this Sunday 20th by the players coach about practices which will begin week of the 21st.

Prek/K: Players will also receive an email on Sunday with information.

Thanks everyone. Please spread the word and share.

Updates Flag Football

Good evening football families.  It is with a heavy heart that our tackle season was taken from our youth kids this afternoon with the MPA ruling.  We are still continuing a season with flag football for the kids.  We want to keep the kids learning and playing a game they love, even if it looks different this season. Below is the most recent update after a Coaches meeting tonight.   
Grades 3-6:  We will be playing regional inter-community flag football (teams to be determined.  Waterville and Winslow have committed with other programs expected to join).  We will NOT need to have equipment hand out this weekend. Team selection will continue next week and rosters will be announced at some point.  Please see next week’s practice schedule below.   Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Grade 3-4:  Practices will be the following days at Messalonskee Middle School                                               Tuesday 5:30-7pm                                               Friday 5:30-7pm                                               Sunday 10-11:30am
Grades 5-6:  Practices will be the following days at Messalonskee Middle School                                                Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 5:30-7pm

Now for an update for the K-2 
At this time there are no changes for grades 1-2 as far as the time line goes to begin the season.  As we have said all along we will still have a season whether it is tackle or flag.  This decision will be based on the amount of registrations.  Here is a reminder below to what the schedule is for Grades 1/2:  
Equipment issue is Saturday 9/19/20  Grade 2 will be at 9am and Grade 1 will be at 10am at our equipment shed located at 6 Oak Street, Oakland behind fire station.  Practices will start the week of 9/21/2020 (TBD by Coaches) and will occur at Messalonskee Middle School. 5 games total will be played.  The first game will be on 10/3/2020 with the last game being Saturday 10/31/2020 (full schedule TBD).  
FLAG:  5 total weeks beginning on Saturday 10/3/2020 @ 10am.  All games will be played at Messalonskee Middle School football field Saturday mornings at 10am always.  Last game will be Saturday 10/31/2020.
If anything changes for these levels we will notify parents as soon as possible.
Thank you all!  See you on the fields!
MYFA

UPDATES FOR GRADES 3-6 ONLY

This is only for grades 3-6. Grades K-2 will begin next week as previously planned. Watch for anyone date this week for that level.

Good evening football family!  What a great last couple of days.  It is so great to see all the kiddos back out on the fields.  Let’s hope for good news from MPA tomorrow.  Fingers crossed we can continue with tackle.  If we can’t continue with tackle, we will move to flag for all grade levels.  If we do have to switch to flag, we will still need players to get gear as they will be issued helmets for the season.  Flag equipment would consist of a helmet, jersey, and flags that would be provided by the program.  We would still like the players to wear cleats and football pants.  
I wanted to say thank you to all you parents.  Without all of you the program would not be a success.  Thank you for wanting your kids to get back to some type of normalcy,  whatever that maybe these days!  We have nothing but the best interest for all the kids at heart as well as keeping them as safe as possible.  All the coaches have been given safe, sanitizing items to wipe the footballs down with as well as the tackling bags.  We also have bottles of hand sanitizer at all practices and games for the kids.  If you could just help the coaches, as they have enough they are trying to do, by telling your kiddo to grab a squirt during their water breaks that would be great.  I am sure the Coaches would appreciate the help in this area.  If you ever have a concern about anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and let us know.  We try very hard to make sure the seasons go smoothly and are a great memory for the kiddos.  Once again we thank you for all your patience as we navigate this new journey together.  
I wanted to end by just giving a reminder that all levels(Grades 3-6) have practice tomorrow night 5:30-7-7:30ish at Messalonskee Middle School.   On Saturday September 12th we will issue equipment to the kids.  Grades 5/6 will start at 10am and Grade 3/4 will start at 11am.  We will be asking for only the kids to go upstairs to get the gear so we can try to limit the amount of people in one small space.  Please remember to social distance while at the shed.  We will have cones set up that each family/child should stand at and wait to be called over to get gear.  
GO EAGLES!!
MYFA

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