To better align with other schools and athletic programs in the district, we will be introducing all Middle School grades into our travel program, now within the South Suburban Youth Football League (SSYFL). Moving into the SSYFL has many benefits for our players and our football community. Communities participating in the SSYFL include Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Eastview, Farmington, Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Shakopee, and Rosemount. Team rosters will remain of manageable size (e.g., 19-22 players per team on average), and with this many communities participating in the league we do not anticipate playing the same teams more than once outside of playoffs. The 6th grade Program Director is Dave Voth, and the 7th and 8th grade Program Director is Arch Hasler.
Players are welcome to join Rosemount Football as part of the SSYFL (South Suburban Youth Football League) League during the years that they are in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Their grade is based on the 2018-2019 school year. Players have to be within the Rosemount High School Boundary Attendance area.
Level of Commitment
A higher level of time commitment of 4-5 events per week is required for SSYFL. This is due to the level of play, the complexity of the offense and defense, along with the high level of teamwork that goes into forming a football team.
If you will be playing this year, please add these important dates to your calendar: (note dates may be subject to adjustments)
Saturday, July 21st: Parent/Player meeting (8:00am-9:00am), equipment handout and time trials (9:00am-11:00am)
Monday, July 23rd through Wednesday, July 25th: Mini Camp - each night 5:45pm-8:00pm
Thursday, July 26th: Combine - 5:45pm-8:00pm
July 31st: Coaches notify players of team placement
August 1st: Organized individual team practices begin (anticipate your first team gathering/practice on 8/1)
August 15th: 1st game of regular season (schedules will be posted prior to season kick-off)
1st and 2nd Week of October: Play-offs
The pre-season events leading up to 8/1 are mandatory for all players, so please plan to attend. If you have questions about the registration process and/or concerns about potential personal schedule conflicts the mandatory dates, please contact Dave Voth (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are in the 6th grade division, and Arch Hasler (email@example.com), 7/8 Program Director.
Participation Cost: $130
Equipment Handout NOTES:
- All players will be given a jersey to wear for evaluations
- Navy football Pants will be sold during Equipment Handout (Approximate Cost: $22-$24). Home and Away jerseys will be provided for regular season games. Game jerseys will need to be returned at the end of the season, along with equipment distributed to each player.
Pre-Season Events Start Date: July 21st
Season Team Practice Start Date: August 1st
Season End Date: October 13th