2018 FMYF Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION   Local registration is: OPEN For Questions send email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Local registration DEADLINE : July 30th, 2018 for both the "Summer Camp" and the "Fall Program"   The registration process for participating in FMYF can be a little confusing.  This is due to us working with the Greeley Recreation Center as "out of town teams". Adhering to these processes does allow for great cost savings compared to other leagues and after participating for the first year, will become "old hat".  We will try to outline the process here and also provide a rough timetable for the various steps.  If you still have questions, please contact a Coach or Board Member. Please read the following information as it is vital and will make your life easier.   Registration is required in both Greeley and with FMYF.  Failure to do so results in not being able to play. Fort Morgan Program Information The FMYF registration forms for both the camp and the season are available online.  A postcard has been mailed as a reminder to returning players directing them to this site.  New players must also follow these directions.  Fully complete these forms and mail them to the address provided on the form by the date given.  Late registrations will result in a $10 increase (per registration) in cost for every 7 days the payment/forms are late.  This is not negotiable and is required to cover the additional costs required to have additions added on to jersey/T-shirt orders.  There is also a very good possibility that late registrations will result in jerseys/T-shirts not be ready at the time they are needed.Please see "Important Dates" to obtain correct dates for all activities.  These dates will be added as soon as they are available from Greeley. 1. The Fort Morgan Youth Football (FMYF) begins each season by offering a 2-day, non-pad camp.  The cost of this camp is $30 and is not required for participation in the upcoming season.  Participation is encouraged, especially for "first year players" as the information/skills taught in the camp will directly relate to the upcoming season. 2. The fall season program costs an additional $60 above the Greeley Rec. Center cost.  These funds are used to purchase insurance (for medical and liability issues), jerseys (which players keep), helmet stickers, T-shirts, and the players portion for an "end of the season banquet".  This is a non-profit organization and all remaining funds will be used to reduce the overall costs the following season.  They are also applied for improving the effectiveness of the overall program.  All participants are volunteers and receive no payments. 3. All practices will be held at the Fort Morgan High School Practice Field.  Practices are held on Mondays and Thursday evening from 5:30-7:00 pm. There is also an optional, non-pad, Wednesday night practice for one hour that will occur for the first few weeks.  As the season progresses, practice times will change to 5:00 to 6:30 (Due to diminishing daylight.  This will be announced.)  Arriving late and missing practices may result in diminished playing time. 4. The program also offers a "picture night".  This will be announced and team and individual pictures will be taken.  Purchasing these pictures is optional and the program receives no money from this opportunity. 5. In the past we have put on a "demonstration" at the half-time break of one of the High School games.  We will attempt to do this each year but scheduling can be very difficult and is subject to the needs of the High School.  We will always attempt to do this and participation is encouraged, but not mandatory.  Information will be passes along as it develops each season. Greeley Program Information The Greeley Recreation Department's address is 651 10th Ave., and the phone number is 970-350-9400.  Participants must be between the ages of 8-13 (age determined as of Sept. 1st).  The season consists of 6 games (4 guaranteed) that are held on Saturdays at Monfort Park (47th Ave and 22nd St.; take Hwy 34 to 47th Ave, turn right [north].  Large sports park several blocks north on west side of street).  The cost for Greeley's portion is $120 ($25 of which is refundable upon turning in the equipment at the end of the season) and includes equipment rental, site usage, officials, etc.  The Greeley Recreation Center has established dates and procedures that MUST be adhered to by all participants.  Failure to do so may result in not being able to participate.  For a full season, 9 trips to Greeley are required.  Program cost may be subject to change.  You will be notified as soon as possible. 1. Greeley Registration: A parent and the player must be present with the child's birth certificate for the "registration" at the Greeley Rec. Center to determine which division the player will participate in.  Greeley has the right to place participants in divisions as they deem appropriate and are based on school class assignment.  Their decision is final.  Registration usually takes place the last three weeks of July.  At time of registration you will be given a "sports physical" form that may be completed by your Doctor.  This form will be turned in to the Greeley Rec. Center at "equipment check-out". 2. Equipment Check-out: A "Greeley Rec. Center Sports Physical Form" must be submitted at this time, prior to receiving equipment.  Substitute forms are not acceptable.  Form may be downloaded from this site.  Players will be weighed at this time to determine ability to be a "ball handler".  This is done for safety.  The dates for this process will be given to you at practice and posted on this site as soon as possible.  Please remember that these dates are not negotiable.  If you cannot attend, you will have to make arrangement with the Greeley Rec. Center to check out equipment after the assigned date.  This is due to needing a qualified person to ensure equipment fits properly.  Everything but the jersey, helmet sticker, and cleats will be provided.  Please take the time to ensure you have all the proper equipment otherwise you will be making another trip to Greeley.  It is also imperative to take the time to make sure the equipment is in good working order (helmet screws tight, shoulder pads adjusted, etc.).  This is to be done prior to the First "pads practice". By doing so, it assists in ensuring safety and reduces the amount of time lost at practice.  If this is all new to you, please ask for assistance from another parent or coach before that first practice.  Equipment changes can be made one at a time, by appointment, with the Greeley Rec. Center.  We have a very limited supply of replacement parts and missing equipment  may result in the player not being able to participate.  Any lost equipment may result in loss of your $25 deposit and you will be charged for the replacement costs. 3. 6 games: Schedule to be determined by the Greeley Rec. Center.  There is much that is determined by how many participants/teams are involved.  Please understand that game times will vary and there is the possibility of having a "bye week".  Schedules will be posted on this site as soon as they are set.  This will be announced at practice.  Players are to arrive at least 1/2 hour prior to game time (subject to change by individual coach).  Failure to do so will result in "changes to the "line-up" and may reduce playing time. 4. Equipment check-in: All Equipment must be present and cleaned (mild soap and water) or you may forfeit your deposit and/or be charged replacement costs.  If all is in order, you will receive a $25 refund.   Parent Involvement Parents are encouraged to take an active role in this program. The purpose of this program is to enrich the lives of the players and provide them with a quality experience that will serve them well in life.  If you are interested in getting more involved, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Assistance is needed from the level of "Team Parent" to "Coach", to "Board Member".  Fund raising may be a requirement of this program and parental involvement is strongly encouraged.