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River Falls Youth Football registration is now OPEN! You can sign up your son/daughter for flag football by clicking the link above. 
 
RFYFA’s goal is to help kids realize a passion for football and enhance the knowledge/skills of boys and girls entering 1st through 6th grade. Because of COVID-19 there will be a focus on maximizing space, minimizing physical contact and providing guidance on how players/coaches/parents can work together to maintain a sanitary environment.
 
Below are details for the upcoming season:

  • Registration is $120 – you will be required to pay online and electronically sign the COVID-19 release waiver
  • Season will run September 1st through October 10th
  • Every player will receive a reversible Wildcats game jersey, a Wildcats football t-shirt, and a Shruumz flag football belt
  • If the 2020 season is cancelled prior to October 1st players will be refunded 50% of the registration fee and will be allowed to keep the jersey/shirt/flag belt
  • Games will take place at the Meyer Middle School (MMS) football fields on the following Saturdays -- 9/199/2610/310/10
  • Practices will take place once per week at the MMS fields
    • Grade 1&2 teams will be at 6pm on Tuesdays
    • Grade 3&4 teams will be at 6pm on Thursdays
    • Grade 5&6 teams will be split between 6pm on Tuesdays and 6pm on Thursdays
  • Prior to the season there will be a “virtual” coach meeting to review expectations, season plans, RFYFA practice guide, and RFYFA game rules, etc.
  • Additional COVID related rules and expectations will be communicated prior to the first practice on September 1st

 
The backbone of the RFYFA program are the coaches. Even if you have not coached in the past, please consider helping coach this season. RFYFA has a thorough practice guide, fully developed league playbook and other resources to help make sure coaches have the tools needed to make a positive impact in the lives of the players on their team. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Josh Kluge at rfyouthfootball@gmail.com.
 
Lastly, note that each year RFYFA approves a small number of scholarships for families experiencing a difficult financial situation. You may apply for a scholarship by emailing rfyouthfootball@gmail.com with the player’s name, grade level, and brief explanation for the request.
 
 
It will be fun to watch the kids play ball this fall! GO CATS!!
 
 
Josh Kluge
RFYFA President
rfyouthfootball@gmail.com
@rfyouthfootball on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/YouTube
www.riverfallsfootball.com


River Falls Youth Football has been very thoughtful in its approach to the 2020 fall season. We are committed to providing River Falls area kids the opportunity to play flag football in a fun but prudent environment. 

Because of the current COVID-19 circumstances, this fall RFYFA will focus on spacing out players and families, minimizing physical contact and providing a sanitary environment. We will still maintain our goal of helping kids realize a passion for the game of football in a positive, structured setting.

Typically, RFYFA has held practices at the Meyer Middle School (MMS) athletic fields every Tuesday and Thursday between late August and mid October. In addition, games have taken place on MMS fields Saturday mornings during that same timeframe. As noted below, teams will only practice one time per week in an effort to increase the amount of space between practicing teams. In addition, there will be four (instead of the usual six) Saturday games. The 2020 RFYFA game schedule limits the number of games taking place at the same time, which increases space and reduces exposure between different parties.

The following outline details the specific actions RFYFA is executing to mitigate COVID-19 risk this fall.

Increasing Space

  • Grade 1-2 Practicing 1X per week on Tuesdays
  • Grade 3-4 Practicing 1X per week on Thursdays
  • Grade 5-6 Practicing 1X per week with 1/2 teams on Tuesdays and 1/2 teams on Thursdays
  • Grade 1-2 Saturday Games at 10:00am
  • Grade 3-4 Saturday Games at 11:15am
  • Grade 5-6 Saturday Games at 12:30pm
  • Urge family members to limit spectators at practices and games
  • Request spectators from different households to sit/stand at least six feet from each other

Minimize Physical Contact

  • Request teams to not line up for a handshake after the game
  • Request teams not “break down” in a tight huddle
  • Urge huddles on field spaced out
  • Request players to space out on sidelines if not on the field

Hygienic Focus

  • All balls, flags and cones will be sanitized before and after practice
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for each team
  • Coaches to take team attendance each practice and game
  • Request players, families, coaches, and refs to check for fever and other signs before practice and games
  • Players will use same flag belt for practice and games
  • No concession stands will be provided
  • Masks will be available for coaches and players and given to every team
  • COVID-19 lead from RFYFA Board for coaches and families with questions or concerns and contact if someone in family catches CV-19

Cancelled Events to Limit COVID-19 Exposure

  • Wildcats Youth Football Camp
  • Team Picture Day
  • Halftime Scrimmage at Varsity Home Game
  • UWRF Falcons Practice Night
  • Pass, Punt & Kick Contest
  • Thursday Night Under the Lights at new RFHS turf field

RFYFA "Jersey Day" -- Homecoming 2019

Thank you to everyone that sent in pictures for our second annual Jersey Day! It was fun to see all the kids wearing game shirts at school and at the game last night! Make sure to check out our RFYFA “Jersey Day” photo album on our Facebook page (@rfyouthfootball)!

GO CATS!!

Overview of 2018 Program Changes

Please Visit Our Sponsors

River Falls Youth Football Association sponsors support our mission to help kids realize a passion for the game and enhance knowledge/skills at all age levels. We are thankful for their support!

Sponsored by ETS Performance

ETS Performance

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ETS Performance was founded in 2010 and provides unmatched strength and speed training for athletes of all sports (ages 8+). Our cutting edge training programs combined with an electric and motivating atmosphere, have helped develop 15,000+ athletes, produce 350+ Division 1 & Division 2 collegiate athletes, and enhance the performance of 100+ professional athletes.

Sponsored by First National Bank of River Falls

First National Bank of River Falls

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In 1904 the Smith Family had a vision to create a community bank with you, the customer in mind. Over 100 years later, First National Bank of River Falls continues to be locally owned and operated while proudly serving the Pierce and St. Croix County area. 

Sponsored by Impact Sports

Impact Sports

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Expanding the possibilities of safer sports for youth athletics.

Our promise to you is simple: if we don't create a safer helmet for your kids, we wont sell it. 

 

Sponsored by Leah Saufl - Rural Mutual Insurance

Leah Saufl - Rural Mutual Insurance

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As one of the top 50 property and casualty companies in the country, we provide a full line of insurance products exclusively to families, businesses and farms in Wisconsin.

And since Rural Mutual does business in only one state, premiums paid here, stay here to keep Wisconsin strong.

Sponsored by O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home

O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home

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O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home is where hearts join together to honor loved ones. We are a true, family-owned funeral home that offers full-service traditional funerals and burials, along with the unique trait of being your local, trusted, on-site cremation provider. 

Bill and Lisa Benedict are also proud parents of Wildcat student athletes, proud to be a part of the River Falls community, and a proud sponsor of River Falls Youth Football. Go Wildcats!

Sponsored by Sporting World

Sporting World

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Sporting World of River Falls is a special project of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin whose vision is that all children achieve success in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin hosts a number of fundraising events throughout the year and saw an opportunity to create something that not only betters River Falls but also helps sustain the programs in the St. Croix Valley. By shopping at Sporting World, you directly support mentoring relationships for children facing adversity. Thank you for your support!

Sponsored by Westconsin Credit Union

Westconsin Credit Union

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We exist to serve the financial needs of our account holders and our communities. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, we are owned and operated by and for our members. This status enables us to operate at a lower cost than for-profit institutions, and provide many valuable financial resources, programs and services. We're based right here in your community, owned by community members like you. You get a higher level of personal service, and can build a long-lasting relationship with people who can help you find the best financial solutions to your unique needs.

Watch River Falls Wildcats Football Games LIVE on YouTube!

If you can't get to the Wildcats game in person, make sure to live stream it on YouTube... Just click the link above or search "River Falls Sports" on YouTube!

RFYFA at Fighting Fish on YouTube

Click on the link above to see RFYFA player Carter Braun, middle school player Grant Dicus, and varsity player Peter Noreen each throw a pitch before the Fish game! If you want to hear more information on RFYFA, listen to the broadcast at the 1 hour and 10 minute mark!

River Falls Youth Football

The River Falls Youth Football website is designed to provide a single location where you can find all of the information you need about the youth and middle school programs. River Falls High School football information can be found at https://www.rfcatsfootball.com/.

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Please  email us at rfyouthfootball@gmail.com if your company would like to support the River Falls Youth Football Association during the 2018 season. The sponsorship form must be completed and accepted by RFYFA no later than August 1st.


Contact

River Falls Football  
P.O. Box 132  
River Falls, WI 54022  
651-334-3193  
rfyouthfootball@gmail.com