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FAQ

What is Lake Oswego Youth Football?

LOYF is a non-profit corporation that provides a safe and controlled environment for students to participate in tackle football and 3/4 Rookie football.

What is the Tualatin Valley Youth Football League (TVYFL)?

TVYFL is the organization that coordinates the play between the 30+ individual youth football associations in the Portland metro area. They provide the rules, the schedules and the officials for the approximately 200 teams and 6000 players. For more information, see the TVYFL web site.

What is the time commitment?

There is a significant time commitment necessary for youth football. Practice starts in mid August and includes 2 hours of practice Monday thru Friday.  Games begin in September and are played on Saturday's. The TVYFL is currently working on the schedule but plan for the season to conclude by Halloween.  A mandatory 10 hours of conditioning is required before any player may put on helmet and/ or pads. This is a critical time for each player to be available. When school starts, practices are 2 hours/ 3 times per week. Home games are played at Lake Oswego High School.   

Who can participate?

Any students who will be entering the 3rd - 8th grade in the Fall and lives within the Lake Oswego High School or Riverdale School district boundaries or attends a private school within the city of Lake Oswego may participate. Students attending Lake Oswego Junior High, Uplands, Forest Hills, Oak Creek or Lake Grove Schools are automatically accepted.

What if I'm outside of Lake Oswego High School boundaries?

TVYFL teams are generally organized by the high school which you would normally attend. Please go to the TVYFL web site to find the contact information for the team that supports youth in your area. If you have eligibility questions, please contact LOYF President, Grant Hammersley via the website. 

What if I have scheduled a vacation during practice time?

We recognize the importance of family vacation.  The TVYFL has recommended that all youth football reports after August 13th to fall in line with the high school football schedule. We will be updating the calendar as more information becomes available from TVYFL in the upcoming weeks. If you have ANY flexibility, we highly recommend that you schedule vacation prior to the time players report. With TVYFL, conditioning requirements and team division, it is very important that your player be there.

Does the Association have Insurance?

Yes, but it's secondary to your own personal insurance plan to which claims must be submitted first.

Registration Fees?

Registration fees are $200.00 for grades 5 thru 8 and $100 for 3/4 Rookie Tackle thru the early registration period.  After June 8th, all players pay an additional $50.  If you need a scholarship or a payment plan, please contact the Board President, Grant Hammersley via the website. The registration fee includes a $50.00 non-refundable administrative fee.  Registration fees cover the following expenses: TVYFL governance fees, Lake Oswego field use fees, official/referee fees, rental fees, uniforms and equipment.

What is the Medical Release Form?

Every youth football player must have a medical release form signed by a Doctor or a Nurse Practitioner after February 1st. A stamped signature will not be accepted nor will Examination Forms. Players cannot receive equipment or participate in practice without this form. Parental signatures must also be provided. This is due by August 1st.

What equipment is provided?

During equipment hand-outs in August, each player will receive a helmet, shoulder pads, and two-in-one "integrated" Nike practice/game pants with built in padding. Game jerseys are distributed prior to beginning of the season. At the end of the season, players keep their game jersey.  Helmets and shoulder pads are returned at the end of the football season. NOTE: It is your responsibility to provide a practice jersey to go over the top of the shoulder pads and football shoes (NO metal cleats allowed).

Head Coach Steve Coury camp

There will be a two day, two hour per day camp hosted by Coach Coury, assistant football coaches and current High School players. The camp dates are TBD but plan on mid August as high school football reports on August 13th.  More info coming soon!