How do I register?
If I purchased the ProForce package through Tri-City registration, when can I start?
Do the 12 ProForce sessions ever expire?
What classes are offered for the 12 ProForce sessions?
Can my son start my ProForce sessions before April?
If I didn’t register for ProForce during Tri-City registration, is it too late?
Once the ProForce cards are activated, can we still sign up?
What if I signed up for flag and then we decide to play tackle?
Is there financial aid available?
Why does travel and in-house (CFL) cost the same?
How do they determine what team my child will be on?
Can a player choose NOT to travel if selected on a travel team?
What if my child wants to play on same team with his/her friend?
Who will be my coach or how are coaches determined?
What do I do if I have an issue with a coach, who do I contact?
When does practice start?
Where do we go the first day of practice?
Why don't the players rotate through all the positions like baseball?
What if my child gains weight?
Are games usually on Saturday or Sunday?
How often is the website updated and how do I get notified of changes?
When are there parent meetings?
What is a team parent?
What do they do if there is stormy weather?
When are the board meetings and who is invited?
When are team pictures?
- How do I Register?
Please register on-line via the registration link on the Home Page.
- If I purchased the ProForce package through Tri-City registration, when can I start?
For those of you who have purchased the ProForce package, you can start using your 12 sessions after the first week of April (after Spring Break). You will be given a “swipe card” that has your 12 sessions loaded on it. When you come to a class at ProForce, you swipe your card.
- Do the 12 ProForce sessions ever expire?
Yes. The 12 ProForce sessions will expire exactly a year from the April start date (so in April 2013). You can use your 12 sessions however you like throughout the year.
- What ProForce classes are offered for the 12 sessions?
Initially the boys will go into one of the ProForce Junior Prep or Junior Elite classes. As more athletes participate in ProForce traning, more class options will open to help control athlete-trainer ratio. If you need more information on these classes, the website has details for both classes.
- Can my son start ProForce before April?
The 12 session ProForce card doesn’t activate until April, HOWEVER, he can join a Junior Prep or Elite class at anytime. Tri-City gets a discounted rate of $150 for a month of Junior Prep/Elite sessions. This covers two sessions a week for the entire month. Call us at 630-406-9700 to sign your son up for those classes.
- If I didn’t register my sign up for ProForce during Tri-City registration, is it too late?
No, not at all. You can call us, 630-406-9700, and provide credit card information to pay on the phone, or you can drop by the office to sign him up as well. Whatever is easiest for you!
- Once the ProForce cards are activated, can we still sign up?
Yes, the ProForce card expiration date will still be April, 2013, but you can absolutely sign up in the summer until Tri-City registration has closed.
- What if I signed up for flag and then we decide to play tackle?
You need to make that decision during the 1st week of practice and then you'll need to pay the difference between tackle and flag.
- Is there financial aid available?
Yes! There are a few options available: however the amount of aid is limited. For more information contact Jack Hull, TCYFA Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Why does travel and in-house (CFL) cost the same?
The cost is the same, because the equipment, facility, uniform and referee costs are the same. The only difference between the two is travel plays 4 - 5 games in other towns..
- Why does Tri-City have an in-house (CFL) program instead of PAC-10 teams as before?
After extensive research we found that other area programs that had an in-house football program develop players at a faster pace. By having an in-house program, players are more likely to play more downs and play more positions. We refer to our in-house program as the Charger Football League or CFL.
- How do they determine what team my child will be on?
There is draft process that is followed at all levels.
- Can a player choose NOT to travel if selected on a travel team?tackle?
No. Once a player declares himself trying out for travel and makes the team, he must remain on the travel team. If the player doesn’t make the travel team, he will then be placed in the CFL draft.
- What if my child wants to play on same team with his/her friend?
Unfortunately we can not guarantee players on the same team.
- Who will be my coach or how are coaches determined?
There will be a coach’s selection committee established and this committee will review last year survey data, coaches’ resumes and interviews as necessary. A coach's experience at different levels and specialty such as defense, offense, etc. is also considered in efforts to prepare evenly strong coaching staffs on teams.
- What do I do if I have an issue with a coach, who do I contact?
Call or email any board member - Their information is listed on the TC website under Contact Us – Board
- When does practice start?
First Day of TACKLE Conditioning - Helmets Only, Last weekend in July at 5:00PM, Flag Football starts on Sunday, the following week. See the flag football page for more information. Check the Calendar for official start date and times.
- Where do we go the first day of practice?
All players will practice together for the first week. Location will be determined prior to the first day of practice. Each player should wear their helmets, molded mouth piece, shorts, and spikes to the first day on practice. Check the Web Page Calendar for official start date and times
- Why don't the players rotate through all the positions like baseball?
It should be a goal of all coaches to teach all positions to each player; however, football is like no other sport. It requires more time to teach a position, and with the fast pace of the game, it is difficult to rotate players through all positions. A player inexperienced in a position is also more susceptible to injury.
- What if my child gains weight?
Please refer to the CFL Grade based Guidelines flyer for specifics on “running weights” or visit the website. Also. please pay close attention to the Safe Weight chart.
- Are games usually on Saturday or Sunday?
Games are on both days. The schedule is published in August once the league and all programs report on their team counts at each level.
- How often is the website updated and how do I get notified of changes?
The website will be updated several times a month during the off season, and almost daily during the season.
- When are there parent meetings?
There are typically several team parent meetings throughout the season. These are announced in advance and are held at the practice fields before or after practice.
- What is a team parent?
A team parent is usually selected by each coaching staff, and assists the coach with scheduling team events, correspondence to team parents and leading the effort to provide a team raffle basket to support Casino Night fundraiser.
- What do they do if there is stormy weather?
We make every effort to follow safe guidelines and keep track of the changing weather. However practices and games a rarely cancelled due to weather. Please check the home page of the website for the most recent updates BEFORE heading out to the fields.
- When are the board meetings and who is invited?
The board meets the second Monday of the month, typically at 7:00 pm at West Side Community clubhouse. Times may be later during season. The majority of the meetings are open to the public. Occasionally some topics are discussed in a closed forum.
- When are team pictures?
Team pictures are taken once the season is underway and the schedules are published. We try to schedule your team pictures around game times if possible. Check calendar for official days.
Thank you for choosing Tri-City Youth Football