The PYF program is open to all boys/girls in the Pentucket District as well as residents of Georgetown in grades 2-8. Players are placed on teams by grade: 2nd-4th D team, 5th-6th C team and 7th-8th A team.
There are no weight limits to play football however there are weight restrictions on ball carrying positions. The maximum weights to play offensive ball carrying positions are as follows: A team- 158 lbs, C team- 120 lbs and D team- 93 lbs
When does the season begin and when/where are practices?
The PYF season begins with “conditioning” scheduled for the first or second week of August and is typically 4-5 days per week at the coaches’ discretion.
After Labor Day, regular practices will be scheduled 4-5 days per week.
All practices take place at the Pines Recreation Area Groveland: 222 Main St Groveland MA 01834
Scrimmages or practice games are typically scheduled as early as late August.
Practices occur rain or shine. Always check the website, Facebook and emails/texts from coaches if there is any question about practice being affected by weather.
When and where are the games?
The season’s game schedule is determined by CAYFL with the first games scheduled to begin after Labor Day.
There are approximately 8-9 games in the youth football season. Games are typically played on Saturday or Sunday.
A and C teams can potentially advance into the playoffs extending games by 1-2 weeks. All games will be played by the second week in November.
All games will be played “away” for the 2022 season and until construction of the new Pentucket Stadium is complete in Fall 2023.
Games are subject to change. Changes can sometimes be last minute as a result of uncontrollable events such as weather, stadium restrictions/changes, or other external factors.
Games occur rain or shine. Always check the website, Facebook and emails/texts from coaches if there is any question about a game being affected by weather.
What is the commitment in terms of time and travel?
August through November, expect 5 days per week to be scheduled with practices and a Saturday or Sunday game. Being able to commit fully to the time requirements is critical to the development and advancement of each team, excellent attendance is a must.
PYF participates in the Cape Ann League and therefore games are scheduled with Danvers, Lynnfield, Newburyport, Masco, Amesbury, Marblehead, Hamilton-Wenham, North Andover, Winthrop, Gloucester, Manchester-Essex and North Reading.
All 2022 games will be played “away” due to the Pentucket Stadium being under construction until Fall 2023.
What do you need to know about football equipment?
Each player will be fitted for a helmet, shoulder pads, padded pants, girdle and jersey prior to practice beginning. Equipment pick up will be available on at least two dates (possibly more) at the Pines Recreation Area Groveland.
Mouth guards and cleats with rubber or plastic spikes will need to be purchased separately.
Players will be expected to bring all football equipment and a water bottle to each practice and game.
What do you need to know about registration?
Registration for PYF is typically held from late March- June ahead of the upcoming season.
All new football registrants must provide a copy of their birth certificate upon registration.
Registration fees and family caps are determined yearly by the PYF Board.
Registration fees cover season-long rental of helmet, shoulder pads, padded pants, girdle and jersey, a portion of field expenses, administrative costs, insurance and league dues.
This FAQ is designed to provide answers to the most common questions. If you have further questions, please email PYFootballCheer@gmail.com