Registration for the 2020 Tackle Football
and Cheer season opens:
April 1st, 2020
Come and join the fun!!
Hello Spartan Nation- My name is Jim Neil and I am honored to fill the role of your SYFA President. Skyline Football has been a prominent part of my life for the past 9 years with two sons who came up through our youth program and have gone on to play at Skyline Highschool. I have served as a position coach, Assistant Coach and Head coach from the sophomore level through Varsity and I have seen first hand the impact that the game of football can have on young men. With the coaching responsibilities behind me and a passion for this game and this program I am excited for the opportunity to work with our youth coaches, players and parents to create a fantastic experience for everyone.
It is my opinion that football, more so than other sports, is the best platform to teach young boys and girls about discipline, accountability, grit and determination. It provides a platform to become a better athlete, but more importantly a better son/daughter, a better sibling, a better teammate and a better student. The journey to achieve these is tough, filled with adversity but ultimately the “grind” pays off in higher accountability, a sense of accomplishment and higher self-confidence.
As the weeks unfold you will be receiving further communication around the what SYFA is doing to focus on player safety, coaching highlights, team updates, SYFA community outreach and how SYFA is working with the Skyline high school coaching staff to prepare the kids for life after youth football. Additionally I will be asking for your input, support and help to work with the SYFA Board of Directors and volunteer for committee roles and project specific chairs as we look to grow our brand and increase awareness of SYFA and youth football.
Thank you again,
We are pleased to announce another step towards player safety that will be added to this fall's (tackle) football games. SYFA has hired a professional medical training staff to be on site at all SYFA home games to tend to our Skyline athletes and visitors. Our partners at IRG will be on the sidelines starting at the Jamboree on 8/24 through the end of the season. They come equipped with an on site AED, plenty of ice and professional first aid expertise. As well, they provide a 24 hour Injury Support Hot Line to address follow up concerns for any injured athletes.
Player safety and well being has been at the forefront of SYFA for years and this is another step to make sure we look out for our athletes with the best possible care.
Have a fun, injury-free, season! And...
Player safety is of utmost importance to our club. We follow protocol for USA Football and Head's Up Football training for our coaches. You can read more about it HERE.
Coaches are also following Atavus training to keep players safe.
Heat Preparedness & Hydration
New to football or flag football and want to learn more about the rules of the game? Check out the GEJFA rules for each game.
Tackle Football rules click HERE
Flag Football rules click HERE
The SYFA Rookie team kicked off the year in fine fashion with a 26-0 win over Liberty. In the game, 3 different Skyline players found the end zone on TD's and 2 others recorded extra points so a lot of contributions from the entire team! In addition, our defense was stellar giving up only 1 first down the entire game along with 3 take aways. Not a bad start for a team who returned only 4 starters from the previous year! We will look to build on that win this weekend vs Mount Lake Terrace.
SYFA Cheer is a great opportunity for girls in 3rd through 8th grade to learn the fundamentals of high school cheer! Coached by our talented Skyline HS cheerleaders, the girls will learn Skyline cheers, safe stunting techniques and have a lot of fun! Cheerleaders cheer for all SYFA games and also participate in fun events such as Salmon Days parade and Skyline Youth Night. Be a vital part of the SYFA program while making new friends and learning new skills. No experience necessary!