All The Vernon Youth Football program is open to Vernon residents only, and consists of 4 teams broken down by age as of Dec. 31st of the playing year. -- A (13-14) -B (11-12) - C (9-10) - Mighty Mite (7-8). A,B, and C levels are competitive teams that compete in a championship at the end of the year. The Mighty Mite teams are more an instructional level with coaches on the field during the games. Each Sunday we play games against other teams in our league, these are regulation games with refs, announcers, chain crew, etc.
All our practices are at Legion Field in Vernon and begin the 1st week day in August at 6:00 pm. Practice schedules vary by team.
Uniforms for cheerleading and football players are provided and must be returned at the end of the season. Some personal items will have to be purchased.
Minimum age is 7 as of Dec 31st of the playing year
Players that are below the minimum weight for each level have the choice of playing down on the level below their age group, and players that are over the weight for their teams may play up.
Mighty Mites: 7 & 8 year olds
Players must be at least seven (7) years of age prior to Dec 31st of the playing year and cannot turn nine (9) years of age on or before December 31st of the playing year.
The maximum weight shall be one hundred and ten (110)pounds at game time. 9 yr olds under 60lbs may play on MM team.
C Squad: 9 & 10 year olds
Players cannot turn eleven (11) years of age on or before December 31st of the playing year.
The maximum weight shall be one hundred and twenty five (130)pounds at game time. 11 yr olds under 80lbs may play on C team
B Squad: 11 & 12 year olds
Players cannot turn thirteen (13) years of age on or before December 31st of the playing year.
The maximum weight shall be one hundred and fifty-five (155)pounds at game time. 13 yr olds under 100lbs may play on B team.
A Squad: 13 & 14 year olds
Players cannot turn fifteen (15) years of age on or before December 31st of the playing year. Players cannot be enrolled in high School.
The maximum weight shall be one hundred and eighty (185)pounds at game time.
Registrations are held through out the year, we have enough openings for approximately 35 players per team, so sign up early to ensure your place on a team. For Registration dates and online sign up see the Sign up section.
The Vernon Youth Football organization is a member of the Connecticut Youth Football League (CTYFL). This is a local league consisting of teams from East Hartford, Bloomfield, Windsor, South Windsor, Durham/Middlefield, Haddam/Killingworth, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Glastonbury, New Hartford.
All our games are played on Sundays, with our home games at Legion Field in Vernon. Regular season game times are as follows:
Mighty Mites 3:00 p.m. (7&8 yr olds)
C-Squad 1:00 p.m. (9&10 yr olds)
A-Squad 11:00 a.m. (13&14 yr olds)
B-Squad 9:00 a.m. (11&12 yr olds)
We do not have tryouts, all who signup will play and compete.