What to Expect as a
Rams Football Player
The Carmel Rams Youth Football and Cheer mission is to help raise responsible young individuals by instilling in them a sense of teamwork and leadership, while participating in football or cheer. We are committed to building strong, unified teams where student athletes, coaches, parents and members of the community work together, as partners, to provide a positive and fun life experience for all of our children.
Summer Practice starts Mid August (actual date TBD).
Location: George Fisher Middle School
Times: Practice usually start at 6:00 pm and end at 8:00 pm.
PARENTS: Please be prompt on picking your sons up from practice.
Attendance will be taken at each practice, all practices are mandatory
You will be responsible for supplying your son with a mouthpiece, cleats, white practice pants and protective wear. If they do not have these items they cannot practice.
Be sure to send them with plenty of water.
Practice jersey will be handed out the day you receive equipment. A deposit check is required when equipment is received. It will be returned, not cashed, when equipment is turned in, in good condition, at the end of the season.
8U may practice a minimum of 3 days a week, but may practice 4 days at the discretion of the head coach.
9U may practice 4 days per week.
10U - 13U may practice 5 days a week until Labor Day weekend.
Once school starts, the number of days of practice will change, not to exceed 8 hours per week.
Each player must complete 10 hours of conditioning during the first week of practice before physical contact is permitted.
Parents and football players must sign a Code of Conduct form. Football players are expected to be on their best behavior during practice ands games. Respect is to be shown to teammates, coaches and adults at all times and unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
The use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs of any kind will not be tolerated and may result in immediate dismissal from the team.
The Rams are founding members of the Taconic Youth Football League, a member of American Youth Football and Cheer, with member teams from all across the United States. TYFL plays in the age based division.
Boys are to arrive on time and in full uniform. They will be responsible for their own mouthpiece, cleats and protective wear. If the player does not have these items they cannot play in the game. We will have parents supply the team with water.
The game schedules will be handed out a practice and posted on the CRYFaC, and ShutterFly sites. Directions to each game are posted under the directions tab. Most games will be played on Sundays, with occasional exceptions. Scrimmages against other TYFL teams may begin Labor Day Weekend.
Please check http://www.CRYFaC.org
for updated information. Send inquiries on football issues to
All fundraising forms, spirit wear forms; etc. can be handed in to your team mom.
If at any time any issues arise with your son, they may be brought to the attention of their head coach, or one of the football directors, or the CRYFaC parent advocate.