What’s New!

December 3rd, 2016  / Author: admin

Here’s what’s new on the Norcal Football site.

National Games Livestream

December 3rd, 2016  / Author: admin

NATIONAL GAMES LIVE-STREAM – Nationals will be LIVE-STREAMING some of the national games (3 out of the 9 fields).  All Nor Cal teams will be playing on live-stream fields in the first round.  If they win they will continue to be live-streamed in the semi-finals and Championships except for the D2 Cadet Championship game as there are 14 championship games on Friday and only 12 fields live-streamed.

Instructions on how to watch the live-stream is below along with the football teams going and the day they play.  Go to the AYF website for updates on semi-final and Championship times as well as cheer competition times.  Solano JM and South Sac Vikings PW advised us they could not go due to lack of funds.

DAYS ARE CORRECT – TIMES ARE ESTIMATES

SUNDAY:

D1 JM Oak Grove Red Warriors Sunday (Older teams play in the afternoon so it will be somewhere around 1 pm CA time)
D1 PW Oak Grove Rams Sunday (PW usually plays before JM so it should be somewhere around 11 am CA time)

MONDAY:

D1 JP Oak grove Rattlers Monday (JP usually play mid-afternoon eastern time so it should be somewhere around 10 am CA time)
D1 Cadet 300 Legacy – Monday (Cadets usually play before JP so it should be somewhere around 8 am CA time)
D2 JP SF Brown Bombers – Monday (JP D2 usually plays before D1 JP so it should be somewhere around 8 am CA time)
D2 Cadet SF 49’ers – The 49’ers could have a bye on Monday and if so will play on Wednesday (Cadets play early so I would estimate around 8 am CA time)

Live Stream!
Please visit www.varsitymedia.net and click on the banner dedicated to the live streaming the National Championships!

Football

http://varsitymedia.net/footballstreaming.html

Cheerleading

http://varsitymedia.net/cheerstreaming.html

Be sure to also review the information below from Varsity Media, the official Videographer of National Championships.  These offers are exclusive to our athletes to capture the moment and share those with loved ones that perhaps cannot be at the event with them.

Varsity Media American Youth Football

Varsity Media American Youth Cheer

Game Notes

October 2nd, 2016  / Author: admin

2016 FINALS NOTES

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

I would personally like to thank Ranon, Kim, Mike, Kathy, Denise, Tremaine and all the volunteers who made the championship games a great success, as well as all the presidents, coaches and volunteers who helped make a great season for the kids!

4 OVERTIME GAMES HIGHLIGHT COMPETITION AT THE NOR CAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES – Listed below are the Division I Nor Cal Champions for the 2016 season.  Three of the Division I games went to overtime while 3 other games were within one touchdown and many of those games featured teams that came from behind to win.  In Division II the Sac Ducks Cadets came from behind to take the game to triple OT.  See all of the results attached:

DIVISION I CHAMPIONS:

15U: 300 ELITE SPARTANS 11-0 (beat SR 25-19 in OT)
JM: SOLANO WARRIORS 11-0 (beat OGW 16-8)
PW: SOUTH SAC VIKINGS 11-0 (beat OGS 13-6 in OT)
JP: OAK GROVE RATTLERS 10-0-1 (beat VBE 22-14)
CAD: SOLANO WARRIORS 11-0 (beat 3LB 21-0)
TM (North): SAC DUCKS (beat VBE 14-7 in OT)
TM: (South): OAK GROVE (beat SFF 14-6)

2016 SEMI-FINALS NOTES

IMPORTANT NOTE IF YOU ARE GOING TO NATIONALS – If you are taking a football team or cheer squad to nationals I need numbers of ROSTERED KIDS AND COACHES GOING (NOT # of kids and coaches on the roster) by 10 am Monday morning.  Money will be divided at that point with no possibility of changing it if something comes in late; after teams are advised of amounts.

No Changes to the schedule. 

REFEREES AT THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES – If you are participating in the games please PASS THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR COACHES, PLAYERS AND PARENTS SO THEY CAN REST ASSURED THAT THE REFS FOR THE GAMES WILL BE IMPARTIAL.  We do this so COACHES CANNOT USE REFEREES AS AN EXCUSE FOR LOSING.  Also if you have coaches NOT participating, please pass this info on to them so they know how we utilize referees for the championship games:

AT OGHS – Art Cruz who provides refs for SF, Oakland, Vallejo and Fairfield will be providing the referees at Oak Grove.
AT 3LE – Daniel Klausner who provides refs for the Mid-Peninsula will be providing refs at Oakland.  There are no Mid-Peninsula teams playing in Oakland.
ALL-STAR GAMES – Andrea will provide refs for all 5 Local All-Star Games hosted by the Vallejo Jags on Nov 27

CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPATION – Over 50% of the associations in Nor Cal (11 out of 21) still have at least one team participating in the Nor Cal Championship games.  OG leads with 4 teams in the Championship games while 3LE, SD, SFF and VBE each have 3 teams participating in the finals.

SCHEDULE – Normally the last game of the day belongs to the Host association however 3LE requested to play their 15U game early so all of their teams could play back-to-back.

MATCH UPS OF UNDEFEATED TEAMS – We have 3 games where undefeated teams are playing each other this weekend:

At Oakland – 1030 am -D1 CAD: SOL (10-0) – 3LB (10-0)*
At Oakland – 1230 pm -D1 15U: SR (10-0) – 3LE (10-0)*
In San Jose – 530 pm – D1 JM: SOL (10-0) – OGW (10-0)*

There are also 2 other games at OGHS where undefeated teams play a one-loss team including the D1 Pee Wee Regional Championship game where the winner goes to Florida:

130 pm – D1 JP: VBE (9-1) – OGS (9-0-1)
330 pm – D1 PW: OGS (9-1) – SSV (10-0) (RC)

2016 PLAYOFF ROUND 2 NOTES

WHO’S GOING TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Below is an updated list of teams who have expressed interest in going and/or qualified to go to Florida for the AYF National Championships in December.

Also I will need the cell phone numbers for the Head Coach and President or their representative at Nationals.  Please send those to me a soon as you qualify.

DI

  • CADET: 3LB – Going to Nationals
  • JP: OGS – Going to Nationals
  • PW: OGS, SSV
  • JM: OGW – Going to Nationals

D2

  • CADET: SFF, PAK – Winner of this weekend’s game qualifies for Nationals
  • JP: SFF, SFB
  • PW: No slot at nationals
  • JM: PAK – Going to Nationals

2016 PLAYOFF ROUND 1 NOTES

OAKLAND’s FIELD IS NOT YET SET – so ALL TIMES ARE TENATIVE AND COULD BE CHANGED.  As soon as Oakland gets their day and field confirmed we will resend the schedule.  In the meanwhile the current schedule, as of this moment, is attached.

WHO’S GOING TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Below is an updated list of teams who have indicated they are interested in going to Florida for the AYF National Championships in December.

DI

  • CADET: 3LB – Going to Nationals
  • JP: OGS, SP – Winner of this weekend’s game qualifies for nationals
  • PW: OGS, PAK, SSV
  • JM: OGW, SB – Winner of this weekend’s game qualifies for Nationals

D2

  • CADET: OGW, SP, SFF, PAK
  • JP: SFF, SFB
  • PW: No slot at nationals
  • JM: PAK – Going to Nationals

Congratulations to the VACAVILLE BULLDOGS the 2016 winner of the NOR CAL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD.  The Bulldogs will have their $250 association fees for 2017 paid by the Conference.  Prior winners (last time we left off SSV who were the co-award winner in 2013) include: 

  • 2016 – Vacaville Bulldogs
  • 2015 – Oakland Dynamites
  • 2014 – Tri Counties
  • 2013 – Vallejo Raiders/South Sacramento Vikings
  • 2012 – Vacaville Bengals/Sacramento Raiders

2016 PLAYOFF NOTES

REPORT SCORES FOR SATURDAY GAMES SATURDAY NIGHT – IMPORTANT – Please send me your scores for Saturday games on Saturday night and do not wait until Sunday.  I need the additional time to get the playoffs seeding and matchups together for our playoff meeting on Monday night.  In fact I would appreciate if you could text  or email the scores of the games to me as they end – especially teams playing on Sunday as I need time to go through all the tie-breakers and set the match ups in time for the Monday night meeting.

BADGES – You MUST HAVE YOUR COACHES BADGES TO BE ON THE SIDELINE.  If you are told to get off the sideline because you have no badge and you don’t leave you team will be subject to a forfeit and your TEAM will not be allowed to advance in the playoffs.  All it takes is the word of the host president that you refused to cooperate.  No other evidence is necessary or will be considered.

MPR FORMS – Make sure you have enough MPR forms for playoffs including announcers.  You don’t want to be knocked out of the playoffs due to not having a certified MPR.

2016 WEEK 7 GAME NOTES

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Just because a team put in to go to D2 national playoffs does not mean they automatically go D2.  If, for example, a team goes 7-1 they are in D1 playoffs, not D2 playoffs.  They may have put in for D2 national playoffs; but if they qualify for D1, they are D1.  In the example above the 7-1 team will NOT be in any D2 playoffs – Nor Cal or National, they will be in D1 all the way through.

Also please note changes below on JM level.

PLAYOFFS:  Each division and level of play must have at least 4 teams for playoffs.  With that in mind here are some guidelines for who will be in D1 and/or D2 playoffs:

To make D1 playoffs: 6-2 record or better.  An exception may be on 15U level where it is possible only three teams will have a record of 6-2 or better so 5-3 teams would need to move up.

To make D2 playoffs: 5-3 record to 3-5 record.  There may be exceptions on both the JP and JM levels where one or even two 6-2 teams may need to be moved down to D2 playoffs to ensure they have the 4 team minimum.

2016 WEEK 6 GAME NOTES

PLAYOFFS:  Each division and level of play must have at least 4 teams for playoffs.  With that in mind here are some guidelines for who will be in D1 and/or D2 playoffs:

To make D1 playoffs: 6-2 record or better.  An exception may be on 15U level where it is possible only three teams will have a record of 6-2 or better so 5-3 teams would need to move up.

To make D2 playoffs: 5-3 record to 3-5 record.  An exception may be the JP level where one or even two 6-2 teams may need to be moved down to D2 playoffs to ensure they have the 4 team minimum.

2016 WEEK 5 GAME NOTES

STAYING ON SCHEDULE:  In order to stay on schedule the following guidelines are in effect:

  • If the next game is going to start 30 minutes late – the 4th quarter is a running clock.
  • If the next game is going to start 45 minutes late – the second half is a running clock If the next game is going to start 1 hour or more late – The entire game is a running clock

These guidelines are in effect immediately.  It is up to the president to use them AND ADVISE TEAMS BEFORE THE GAME STARTS WHAT PART OF IT WILL BE A RUNNING CLOCK.

These guidelines do NOT have to be used UNLESS you have scheduled to start at 6 pm or later.  However if you have a full slate of games with the last game scheduled at 6 pm or later these guidelines MUST be used.

2016 WEEK 3 GAME NOTES

GAMES RUNNING LATE – One of the biggest problems we are having is games running late.  START THE FIRST GAME ON TIME!  When the first game runs late every game runs late.  Also have the teams for the next game warming up in the end zone with 4 minutes left on the clock, so the next game can be started right away.   Letting the games run themselves – refs and teams walking around smiling and talking when the game should have already started is leading to a BAD EXPERIENCE for parents.  Each host should put someone in charge of keeping the games moving.  That will go a long way towards keeping the games on-time.

2016 WEEK 2 GAME NOTES

PLAYER CARDS ONLY IN THE BOOK – Teams should now remove all supporting documents (birth certificate, physical etc…) from the player book except for the player cards and medical information.

LAST CHANCE TO ADD TO YOUR ROSTER Sep 15 – Just a reminder that Wednesday Sep 15 is the last day to add players or change teams.  You need to submit your rosters on-line to Nationals and send a copy to Nor Cal.  YOU CANNOT MAKE ANY ROSTER CHANGES AFTER Sep 15 except as noted below.  Players who have not made weight are encouraged to move up. If a child has not made weight by week 3, does not want to move up and wants to continue to try to make weight, that is ok but they must make weight during the regular season to be eligible for playoffs.

ADDING PLAYERS AFTER Sep 15: Medical notes from Doctors that a child cannot play football and/or drop forms must be provided on each dropped player in order to be allowed to add players. No players shall be added after Week 7. If the team falls below 14 players, needs additional players (to get back up to 16 players) and cannot produce the drop forms or medical notes BEFORE THE PLAYERS ARE ADDED; the players added after Sep 15 will not be allowed to participate in playoffs. Drop forms must be sent to the president of Nor Cal in order to get approval prior to adding players.

2016 WEEK 1 GAME NOTES

SPORTSMANSHIP – This was an excellent opening day weekend where kids just seemed to play football and there was not much else.  We had very few issues, no major problems and no reported ejections so far.

COMPETITION – We had 17 games played where the final score was within 2 touchdowns, while we had 11 games with a lop-sided score (30 points or more).

2016 OPENING WEEKEND – GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE.  Please read the important notes below.

SPORTSMANSHIP IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING!  The sportsmanship of players and coaches was outstanding last weekend but CANNOT SAY THE SAME FOR SOME OF THE PARENTS.  Coaches need to meet with parents and go over the PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT.  We will not tolerate poor sportsmanship by parents and it could affect your associations standing so make sure they are under control!

FIELD RULES – Please make sure to communicate all field rules to coaches, participants and parents each week.  Everyone needs to closely follow field rules because we do not anyone to lose their field.  It has happened in the past and we cannot allow it to happen in the future otherwise where are going to play our games?  Please make sure to communicate to everyone to follow the rules – including the no-tailgating rules every high school has.

SIDELINE CONTROL – Only badged personnel along with water and ball boy/girl are allowed on the sidelines.  Games may be stopped or even forfeited if head coaches do not keep their sideline under control.

2016 – JAMBOREE

PLEASE READ SO YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON – WHAT IS OK FOR THE JAMBOREE AND NOT OK.  It is different than regular season games.

Presidents…Attached are the Jamboree schedules – all of which are subject to change if teams drop out – but the times for each level are correct.  Please get the information to your coaches so they can scout if they so choose.  Some additional information:

  • Solano has moved their Jamboree to Sunday
  • Cheer must attend the Jamboree.  It is a fund-raiser for National travel and Cheer shares equally in the distribution of funds. If there are any concerns about space on the track, have them sit together in the stands.

IMPORTANT info on the Jamboree.  Kids can play even their cards are not stamped “ready for weigh-in” as long as they have a parent’s signature, physical and other documents needed to practice.   Some kid’s cards aren’t stamped because they don’t have a medical number or other minor reasons and we do not want to keep them from participating.

RULES REGARDING THE JAMBOREE –

  • IT’S A SCRIMMAGE – The jamboree is a practice scrimmage.  Therefore no MPR is required, game score may or may not be kept and uniforms are not required.  You do not need a full field as teams can play on half fields with or without the chains.
  • ADMISSION COST FOR THE JAMBOREE – Hosts can charge up to $5 per adult.
  • BADGES AND ROSTERS – Rosters can be used if coaches do not have their badge this weekend only.  Starting with week 1 a coach MUST HAVE A BADGE OR PAY THE $5.
  • SCHEDULE – It is up to the host to set up the Jamboree schedule.
  • INVITATIONS MUST BE SENT BY HOST – Send out the invitations and include times for each level including weigh-in time and field rules.
  • MANDATORY WEIGH-INS – Weigh-ins must be conducted to ensure players more than 10 overweight are NOT allowed to play.  Only kids whose cards are stamped “READY FOR WEIGHT IN” will have their weight recorded on their player card and have their player card signed by the weigh-master.
  • SCALES – If you have 3 or 4 teams you MUST have 2 scales certified this calendar year.  If you have 5 or 6 teams playing on a level, you must have 3 scales.  We do not want to fall behind time-wise because you have only one scale and are trying to weigh-in 4 or 5 teams etc… It is ok to ask another association to bring their scale and to use it for the day.
  • BE ORGANIZED – Have volunteers (at your gate) direct the coaches to where and when they are supposed to weigh-in as soon as the team arrives and let them know where they should go to warm up.
  • REFS AND MEDICS – The host must provide referees for the scrimmages and a Medic on the field as you would any other game.
  • GAME DAY ENVIORNMENT – Other than the items listed you should strive to provide a great game day experience for the kids.  It is their first major activity this season so let’s make it a great one.  We do expect to have Nor Cal officials at each of the Jamborees in case of any issues.

2016 – NEW REGIONAL CHEER DIRECTOR

Congratulations to Shannon Candelario, from Tri-Counties, who has been named the new Mountain Northwest Region Cheer & Dance Director by AYF Nationals

2015 CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!

10 DIFFERENT ASSOCATIONS WON CHAMPIONSHIPS YESTERDAY (OUT OF 12 POSSIBLE CHAMPIONS) – That means more than 50% of our 19 associations won at least one championship on either D1 or D2.  This is what we mean when we talk about Nor Cal being a balanced league with strong competition.  Congratulations to all of the teams that won and to all the rest of our teams that participated in an outstanding 2015 season.

TRAVEL MONEY – We have 230 kids and coaches traveling to Nationals for the 2015 national championships.  Teams will be getting $46 per player.  Specific team amounts with instructions on distribution will be emailed out later today.  The breakdown of income and expenses for travel money is listed below:

$11,675 INCOME
– $651 All-Star Medals (Already Paid)
– $425 refunds due to playoff forfeits or credits for cancelled playoff games
– $10,580 travel money (230 participants x $46)
= $19 remaining

TEAMS GOING TO NATIONALS – The following is the list of teams from Nor Cal that has qualified and will be going to the AYF National championships in Florida Dec 4-11.

D1:

CADET: OKD
JP: VJ
PW: SOL
JM: PAK

D2:

CADET: SP
PW: SFF

We also have 4 Dance teams going that will share in the travel money from Nor Cal.

We are not sending teams on the D2 JP or JM levels

NOTE: There will be no additional TM game this Sunday as at least one of the TM championship teams is traveling to Vegas this weekend.

2015 NATIONAL TRAVEL INFORMATION

REGIONAL BOOK CERTIFICATION INFORMATION (Please let Kathy or Sandre know if you are going to their cert) – Teams going to Nationals must have your books certified by Kathy or Sandre next Monday or Tuesday at one of the following locations.  If you fail to get your book certified you will be not be able to compete at nationals:

  1. Monday Nov 23 OG Hall 7 pm – 9 pm (Kathy)
  2. Tuesday Nov 24 Denny’s, 2526 San Pablo Dam Road, San Pablo 94806 from 6 – 9 pm. (Sandre)

TRAVEL MONEY – MUST RESPOND BY 9 AM MONDAY – Teams traveling to Nationals are eligible for a donation from Nor Cal for travel funds.  If your team or dance squad is going to nationals YOU MUST RESPOND WITH THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS AND COACHES TRAVELING BY MONDAY 9 AM

REMAINING LIST OF TEAMS GOING TO NATIONALS – The following is the list of teams still in contention to go to the AYF National championships in Florida Dec 4-11

D1:
CADET: OKD
JP: VJ
PW: SOL or BAS – winner of the Nov 22 Nor Cal Championship game between these two teams gets the bid for the National Championships
JM: PAK

D2:
CADET: SFF or SP – winner of the Nov 22 Nor Cal Championship game gets the bid for the National Championships
PW: SFF

2015 SEMI-FINALS GAME NOTES

SPORTSMANSHIP:
There have no reports of ejections of players or coaches during any of the 3 weeks of playoffs.

COMPETITION:
There were 7 upsets (lower seeded teams beating higher seeded teams) out of the 12 games last weekend.

Also 15 out of the 19 Nor Cal associations still have at least one team in contention for a Nor Cal division Championship.

REMAINING LIST OF TEAMS GOING TO NATIONALS – The following is the list of teams still in contention to go to the AYF National championships in Florida Dec 4-11.  Teams in orange have already qualified.

D1:
CADET: OKD – qualified for nationals
JP: VJ – qualified for nationals
PW: SOL, BAS – winner of the Nov 22 Nor Cal Championship game between these two teams gets the bid for the National Championships
JM: PAK – qualified for nationals

D2:
CADET: SFF, SP – winner of the Nov 22 Nor Cal Championship game gets the bid for the National Championships
JP: SFF – qualified for nationals
PW: SFF – qualified for nationals

 

NOTES FOR 2015 PLAYOFF WEEK 2

SPORTSMANSHIP – CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OAKLAND DYNAMITES who were voted winner of the Nor Cal Sportsmanship award. Their association fees will be paid by Nor Cal next season.

COMPETITION – 17 of the 19 Nor Cal associations still have at least one team remaining in the playoffs going into this weekend’s semi-finals.

REMAINING LIST OF TEAMS GOING TO NATIONALS – The following is the list of teams still in contention to go to the AYF National championships in Florida Dec 4-11. Teams highlighted in orange have already qualified.

D1:
CADET: VBE, OKD – winner of the game this weekend between these two teams gets the bid for the National Championships
JP: PAK, VJ — winner of the game this weekend between these two teams gets the bid for the National Championships
PW: SOL, BAS winner of the Nov 22 Nor Cal Championship game between these two teams gets the bid for the National Championships
JM: PAK – qualified for nationals
D2:
CADET: SFF, SP, BAS – winner of the Nov 22 Nor Cal Championship game gets the bid for the National Championships
JP: SFF – qualified for nationals
PW: SFF – qualified for nationals

 

GAME NOTES FOR 2015 PLAYOFF WEEK 1

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OAKLAND DYNAMITES who were voted winner of the Nor Cal Sportsmanship award.  Their association fees will be paid by Nor Cal next season.

Please note that the games this weekend in Sacramento may be moved to Sunday.  We should know in the next day or two.

GAME NOTES FOR 2015 WEEK 7

PLAYOFF INFORMATION (Who is D1 and D2):
Our playoff rules are designed for about 16 teams per level or more.  However we need a minimum of 12 playoff teams in order for the rules to be applied and have a D1 and D2 playoffs.  This year we are NOT going to have at least 12 playoff teams on at least 2 of the 5 levels (15U and JM) so we have to use a slightly different model and decided to apply it across the board in order to be consistent.  This year the cutoff for D1 qualification is a NCSC team with a regular season record of 6-2 or better.  All NCSC teams with a final regular season record of 5-3 or worse plus Alliance teams will be placed into the D2 playoffs (exception if there are only 3 or less teams with a 6-2 record or better on any given level, all 5-3 teams must move up to D1 – but that should not happen this year).  Any Alliance team or NCSC teams with a record of 5-3 can opt to move up to D1 playoffs – all the president has to do is send me an email and let me know which teams want to move up to D1 playoffs.  Please get me this information by Sunday night midnight.  To help clarify who could be playing who in the first round, I will get a playoff preview out on Wednesday or Thursday.  The playoff schedule must be approved by the Board of Directors in order to be final.

REPORT SCORES FOR SATURDAY GAMES SATURDAY NIGHT – URGENT – Please send me your scores for Saturday games on Saturday night and do not wait until Sunday.  I need the additional time to get the playoffs seeding and matchups together for our playoff meeting on Monday night.  In fact I would appreciate if you could text the scores of the games to me as they end – especially teams playing on Sunday.

TWO WIN TEAMS IN PLAYOFFS? – If you have a team with 2 wins (or 1 win and you expect them to win this weekend) and they want to participate in playoffs please let me know ASAP.  There are limited slots and it is based on a first come, first served basis.

SPORTSMANSHIP – No reported coach’s ejections.  We did have a couple of players ejected on the 15U level.  Please remind your players if they get ejected this week they could miss their first playoff game.

COMPETITION – Undefeated (15U) BAS and SFB go at it on the final weekend of the season as does their two Pee Wee teams both with only one loss.  Undefeated (JP) OGS takes on one loss Palo Alto with the winner likely getting a first round bye and getting to play at home for playoffs Nov 8, with the loser facing BAS on Oct 31 in the opening round.  On the Cadet level undefeated Solano plays one loss VJ.

GAME NOTES FOR 2015 WEEK 6

SPORTSMANSHIP:  Well our near 2 year streak of not having a coach ejected came to an end last weekend (Oct 3/4).  This is a rare accomplishment in youth sports.  So now we’ll try to start our streak all over again.

COMPETITION: 18 games within 2 touchdowns last weekend compared to only 6 games with lop-sided scores.  We now have 2 undefeated teams left on every level except for the 15U level which has 4 due to two suspended games (darkness) to complete.  This weekend the last two undefeated JM teams go at it when Palo Alto goes up against Solano.  On the 15U level BAS will go up against OGS this weekend and SFB next weekend.

GAME NOTES FOR 2015 WEEK 5

SPORTSMANSHIP – No coaches ejected last weekend or so far this season.  Two weeks in a row without a player ejection.

COMPETITION: Two undefeated Cadet teams play this weekend when the Solano Warriors meet the Vacaville Bengals.  The two associations will also feature three undefeated teams (JP, PW and JM) playing a team with only one loss.  We have the same situation in Oakland where their undefeated Cadet goes up against a one loss Vallejo Jaguars team.

GAME NOTES FOR 2015 WEEK 4

REMINDER – Rosters must be submitted to Nationals by Thursday Oct 1.

SPORTSMANSHIP – Halfway through the season and no coaches have been ejected to-date.

COMPETITION – 18 games were within two touchdowns last weekend compared to 9 games with lop-sided scores.

GAME NOTES FOR 2015 WEEK 3

SPORTSMANSHIP – No coaches were ejected this week.  That makes three weeks in a row in 2015 and we are 4 weeks away from two years without a coach being ejected from a game.  We have had player ejections each of the first two weeks but so far none reported in week 3.

COMPETITION – We only have 5 unbeaten Pee Wee teams left after three weeks and this weekend 4 of them face off against each other.  The Pee Wee Sac Raiders go to play the SF 49’ers and BAS goes to VBE.  The JP game at VBE with BAS also features two of the three remaining unbeaten JP teams.  On the other levels after three weeks we have only two JM teams (playing week 7), three 15U teams (playing weeks 5, 7 and 8) and five Cadet teams still undefeated.

GAME NOTES FOR 2015 WEEK 2

SPORTSMANSHIP – No coaches have been ejected in the first two weeks of the season and Nor Cal has not had a coach ejected since week 7 of the 2013 season.
There were two players ejected last weekend however – the info came in late – including at the 15U level.  No players ejected last weekend so far.

COMPETITION:  10 games within one touchdown and a total of 15 games within two touchdowns compared to 6 lop-sided scores (over 30 points).

GAME NOTES FOR 2015 WEEK 1

SPORTSMANSHIP – No reported ejections for week 1 – players or coaches.

COMPETITION: 17 games were within 2 touchdowns while there were 10 games with score differential of more than 30 points.

 

Who’s going to Nationals?/Certified Rosters and MPR’s/Rumors

September 21st, 2016  / Author: admin

CERTIFIED ROSTERS AND MPR’s – Sep 30 is the deadline for filing your rosters to AYF nationals so as of Oct 2/3 games you must have a certified copy of the MPR for the remainder of your games.  That gives you 10 days to get your team paperwork certified.  If a team doesn’t have a certified MPR sheet you will play the game with an uncertified MPR sheet and the game is subject to protest and forfeiture if a complaint is filed.  Please get your paperwork certified as we do NOT want to take anything away from the kids due to adults not getting their paperwork done.

RUMORS ON SCHEDULE CHANGES – One of our Nor Cal JM teams had a rough week.  On Tuesday morning the association decided to drop the team and after a parent meeting Tuesday night asked if they could be added back in.  There were a number of rumors and a lot of speculation about who was going to play who – none of which came to pass since the team did not drop after all.  There are a couple of changes in the JM schedule on Oct 2/3 weekend where changes were made to avoid three teams (all scheduled to be at home) having byes on the same weekend.  But that is pretty much it.

WHO’S GOING TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Below is an updated list of teams that have indicated they are interested in going to Florida for the AYF National Championships in December if they win the Nor Cal Championship at the division listed.  A 15U National Championship is an unlikely possibility but it is still a possibility as of right now.  At the meeting Monday night we told them we were interested and they were going to check to see who had 15U programs that might be interested.  If a team listed for D1 doesn’t make D1 playoffs, they will NOT go to Florida as the D2 champ unless listed under D2 below.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS AS YOU HAVE UNTIL WEEK 7 TO MAKE CHANGES:

DI
CADET: SOL, OKD, SFB, PAK, SP, 3LB
JP: OGS, OKD, SFB, SP
PW: OGS, PAK,
JM: SOL, OGW, OGS, PAK, SP
15U: OKD, 3LE

D2
CADET: OGW, OGC, OKD2, SP, SFB, SFF
JP: SFF, SP, SFB
PW: SFF,
JM: OGS, SP

 

2015 National Results/Nor Cal Planning Meeting

December 14th, 2015  / Author: admin

Happy Holidays to all Nor Cal Associations!!!

PLANNING MEETING March 5 – Please mark the date…Our annual planning meeting will be held on Saturday March 5 from 8 am to 5 pm at the Crowne Plaza in Walnut Creek (same place as last year but one day only this year).  If you have any items you would like to discuss please send me an email and let me know the subject as we are currently working on the agenda.  There will also be a short phone meeting in January.

NATIONAL RESULTS – One thing you should know and be proud of is how hard all the teams played and they fought until the end.  Results are as follows:

DIVISION 1:

4th place JM: Palo Alto – lost two games by one touchdown each. In the first game they came back from a 24-6 half-time deficit to take the lead 30-24 only to lose in the last few minutes 37-30.

4th place PW:  Solano – won their first game only to lose the next two games by 1 point each including the 3rd place game where they came back to score with seconds to play…only to watch the extra point bounce off the upright and lost 7-6

4th place CADET: Oakland – won their first game and played hard in their two loses to finish 4th.

Vallejo JP did not place but played hard in both their ball games all the way to the end.

DIVISION 2:

3rd place PW – San Francisco 49’ers lost their first game only to bounce back with two dominating wins to take 3rd.

3rd place CADET – San Pablo dominated in their first game and in the game for 3rd place losing the game in-between while taking 3rd.

OBSERVATIONS: While Nor Cal did not win any national championships, our Nor Cal D1 champions who participated (Solano and Palo Alto) were not that far from the rest of the national field.  The biggest difference seemed to be experience in two areas!  (1) Some of those teams have had the experience of going to the national championships 2-3 times.  (2) In addition other teams seemed to have experience with tough games and in particular running 2 minute drills.  All 4 of the losses by Palo Alto and Solano came down to the last minute of the game.  The Nor Cal kids played tough the whole time and if they had a break here or there, or even if a close referee call had gone their way, games may have played out differently.  Overall, and I believe I speak for all the Nor Cal officials who saw the games, we were quite proud of the way ALL of our teams played and fought until the end.

The other thing noticed was the great support for Nor Cal teams by other Nor Cal teams.  Vallejo came out in-mass to watch Solano and Palo Alto for their 3rd place games while Solano and Palo Alto came out on Friday to support the Division 2 teams.  Other Nor Cal teams supported each other all week long, getting to games when they could on their off- days.

In addition we threw the first annual Nor Cal national pool party for the kids organized by Ranon (Thanks from all involved).  Unfortunately I was on a plane and could not attend but from all accounts the evening was a great success and we have reports that everyone got home safely.

Have a great Holiday and we will see you next year!

All-Star Information Update

November 20th, 2015  / Author: admin

The All -Star games will be held in Vallejo.  The all-star team make-up including head coach is listed at the end of this document.

Practice cannot start until the Championship games are over.  Players can expect to hear from coaches no later than Tuesday November 24.  If a player has not heard from the head coach by that date, the player should contact their league president (who should contact Denise and/or the president of the person who is head coach of the All-Star team) to make contact for the player.

Nor Cal has published the number of all-star players at 4 per team.  All-stars are selected from your team in the order filled out on the form. There may be alternate all-stars so you can list more than 4 all-stars if you have them.  All-stars MUST be at the game to receive their All-Star Medal.

There is only one mandatory practice and that is on Saturday before the game.  The mandatory practice can be up to 3 hours as long as one hour is chalk talk and does not involve physical activity.

The head coach is responsible to find a practice field and will set the time and location of the practice.  Head coaches are expected to practice at their association’s local high school and are responsible to arrange for a practice facility.  Coaches can set up one optional practice during the week for 2 hours.

NOTE: Players must bring their own equipment including the appropriate dark or white jersey and must bring their individual PLAYER CARD (no birth certificate needed).   DO NOT GIVE THE PLAYER CARD TO ANYONE.  THE PLAYER SHOULD SHOW IT TO PROVE IDENTITY AND GIVE THE CARD BACK TO HIS ASSOCATION ALONG WITH THE EQUIPMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR CERTIFICATION.

THE ALL-STAR PROCEDURE IS LISTED BELOW:

4.0 – NORCAL PROCEDURES REGARDING ALL-STARS

NOTE: This procedure does not apply to the Conference Midget or 8th grade all-star team that competes at Nationals.. Every team represented by a player at the Nor Cal all-star games must have a coach from that association on the coaches roster.

  1. All-Star games will be played on the Cadet through 15U levels. Games MUST BE HELD ON A SUNDAY so teams can practice the Saturday before the games.
  2. ALL-STAR SELECTION FORMULA
    Each team will have 4 all-stars per team selected by their association and submitted on schedule to the conference. Additional players may be named all-stars (i.e. extra players of need for the game or extra all-stars for D1 and D2 champs etc…) if teams or players drop after the deadline.
  3. 22 different players must start. Players are not allowed to go both ways unless necessary due to the total number of available players falls under 22. MPR rules must be followed.
  4. No blitzing. Only defensive lineman can rush the ball carrier. No more than 6 players can line up on the line of scrimmage and be considered defensive lineman.
  5. The head coach of the Home and Visiting all-star teams will be offered to the head coach with the best record AMONG HIS AREA GROUP (other than a team traveling to Florida). If that coach declines than the coach with the next best record for the home or visitors side will be offered.
  6. All head coaches must provide a list of their all-stars in order of selection (a form will be provided). Each head coach must fill out the form with a list of players including their phone numbers in order of selection, alternating between backs and lineman and submit the information at the required time before the end of the regular season.
  7. The Head coach selects his assistant coaches from the volunteers but must include one representative from each participating team. The head coach is also responsible for determining the process for naming the starters for his all-star team and is responsible to set practice times and days (no more than 3 practice days including the Saturday before the game).
  8. FOR SAFETY REASONS A PLAYER MAY NOT PLAY IN AN ALL—STAR GAME UNLESS HE HAS ATTENDED AT LEAST ONE PRACTICE UNLESS APPROVED BY THE HEAD COACH (i.e. player plays for an all-star coach all year and knows the system etc…)

There must be a mandatory practice on Saturday the day before the game

Please advise players they must bring their own association equipment including game jersey to the practice and the game.

If kids decline to play or do not show up at the mandatory Saturday practice, the Head coaches are responsibility to fill the squad and should add players from his own team and from assistant coaches teams to fill openings,  YOU MUST HAVE PROOF THE PLAYER WAS CONTACTED AND DELINED TO PLAY (HAVE THEM SEND YOU AN EMAIL IF NEEDED)

COACHES MUST CONTACT PLAYERS BY TUESDAY NIGHT. Roster can be obtained from Denise the Nor Cal Secretary.  Coaches should make sure you call your players from a cell phone so we can easily resolve any dispute where a player says he was not contacted by the head coach.

PLEASE DIRECT ALL ROSTER AND COACH CONTACT QUESTIONS TO Denise who will be sending your rosters to your president if you are selected as Head Coach.

TEAM MAKE-UP ARE AS FOLLOWS – HEAD COACHES ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW:

15U

VISITOR: SSV SH, GC, SR (4 PLAYERS EACH) + 4 selected by the head coach = 20

HOME: TC, SP, SFB, VR (4 PLAYERS EACH) + 4 selected by the head coach = 20

 

JM

VISITOR: SSV, SR, VJB, SH, VBE (4 EACH) = 20

HOME: BAS, TC, SP, SFB (4 EACH) + 4 selected by the head coach = 20

 

PW

VISITOR: SH, SSV, SR, GC (4 EACH) + 4 selected by the head coach= 20

HOME: PAK, TC, OKD, SP, SFB, FF (4 EACH) = 24

 

JPW

VISITOR: SH, SSV, SR, GC, VR, VJB (4 EACH) = 24

HOME:  PAK, SP, FF, SFB, BAS (4 EACH) = 20

 

CADET A:

VISITOR: SH, SSV, SR, GC (4 EACH) + 4 selected by the head coach= 20

HOME: VJB, VB2, VR, VJ, VJ2 (4 EACH) = 20

 

CADET B:

VISITOR: SFB, PAK, PAK2, TC (4 EACH) + 4 selected by the head coach = 20

HOME: VBE, FF, SP, SP2 (4 EACH) + 4 SELECTED BY THE HEAD COACH= 20

July 9, 2014 Event Update

July 9th, 2014  / Author: admin

CHAMPIONSHIP LOCATIONS:

  1. Congratulations to the Solano Warriors will be hosting the D1 Nor Cal Football Championships on Saturday Nov 15.
  2. Congratulations to the Bay Area Spartans who will be hosting the D2 Nor Cal Championships on Sunday Nov 16.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

NEW INFO: Each team MUST HAVE THEIR HEAD COACH OR AN APPROVED ALTERNATE ATTEND ONE OF THE CLINICS IN ORDER TO HAVE A TEAM CERTIFIED.  Signing in and out will be a requirement.  It doesn’t matter which clinic a coach goes to.

 

COACH’S CLINICS JULY 19, 20, 26 – Listed below are the dates, times and locations of the Nor Cal coach’s certification clinic.  Every team must send their head coach.  Difference in times below are due to different start times, guest speakers, lunch and break schedules but for the most part it is a 5 hour clinic.  Coaches must sign-in and sign-out at the appropriate times in order to get credit for attending the event.

 

JULY 19 Coaches Certification Clinic in VALLEJO (Ranon coordinating)

Location: Vallejo Boys and Girls Club

1 Positive Place

VALLEJO, CA 

Time: Football coaches 9 am – 2 pm.  Cheer coaches 12 to 3:30 pm

 

July 20 Coaches Certification Clinic in SAN JOSE (Kathy)

Location: Oak Grove Hall

107 East Alma Street

San Jose CA

Start Time: Football coaches 10 am – 2 pm.  Cheer coaches 11:50 to 3 pm.

 

JULY 26 Coaches Certification for Sacramento (Kim)

San Juan High School

Multi-Purpose Room

7551 Greenback Ln,

Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Check in at 8am

Certification begins: 10am

 

JULY 28 – Deadline for Background affidavits and Insurance Certificate (proof of Ins) to be emailed to Nor Cal (Denise Wallace) before can start your first practice.  These documents should be emailed to Kim as soon as you get them.  Do not wait to the last day to fill out the affidavit.  You can fill it out and send it in even if all coaches backgrounds are not completed as the affidavit is your guarantee that all backgrounds will be done BEFORE a coach is let on the field and/or allowed to deal with kids on behalf of your association.  REQUIREMENT: Any association that takes the field and practices without sending in their Background affidavits and their Insurance Certificate is in violation of National AYF rules (Section 7, Section 9C and Section 16 paragraph 2) and will be suspended from Nor Cal.

 

JULY 28 – Practice starts

 

AUG 9/10 – BOOK CERTIFICATION STARTS.  It is Mandatory that you bring your books to the Aug 9/10 Certification.  Details will come from your Certification Leader (Kathy, Ranon, Mike or Kim).  Practice starts July 28 and kids cannot practice unless they have a physical, parent signature etc.. and the association has sent in proof of Insurance and their Background Affidavit.

All Nor Cal associations are members of Heads Up Football

June 17th, 2014  / Author: admin

NORCAL Youth Football & Cheer  is now a member of USA Football’s Heads Up Football program for 2014.  Created by USA Football, Heads Up Football has earned the endorsements of leaders in medicine and sport, including the Pac-12, the NFL and the NFHS.  Heads Up Football will provide NORCAL Youth Football & Cheer with resources to establish important standards and address player safety for the betterment of athletes in our game.  In addition to receiving the latest information on equipment fitting, concussion awareness, coach education and heat and hydration, participating programs will also receive instruction on USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling model.  Developed with leaders across football and medicine, Heads Up Tackling is a step-by-step teaching technique created to reinforce proper tackling mechanics for stronger fundamentals and safer play.

2014 Schedule Notes

April 3rd, 2014  / Author: admin

Important information on the schedule:

  1. DATES FOR PLAYOFFS – Please review the attachment with the playoff dates each association is hosting in 2014.
  2. CHEER COMPETITION – The date set up with Jamz is Sunday Oct 26 so the Tiny Mite Bowl and Play-in games must be hosted on Saturday Oct 25.
  3. EXTRA TEAMS SCHEDULE – The updated schedule includes the home and away dates plus opponents for associations with extra TM and Cadet teams.
  4. JAMBOREE – For information on your Jamboree please get with your Certification Leader.

 

Below I have listed any teams with extra TM’s or Cadets, less than a full family TM – JM and who does not have Midgets:

EXTRA TEAMS OVER A FULL FAMILY:

  • Vallejo Jaguars have a second TM.
  • Vacaville Bulldogs have a second TM and a second Cadet team.
  • Vacaville Bengals have a second Cadet team (no extra TM).
  • Oak Grove has three additional TM teams and two additional Cadet teams.
  • Richmond Steelers have an extra TM
  • Grant Chargers have an extra TM
  • San Francisco Bombers have a second TM and a second Cadet team.

 

NOT A FULL FAMILY TM TO JM:

  • SFF has no JP and no JM

 

NO MIDGET: PAK, VBE, SOL

View the schedule

Welcome to the NORCAL Youth Football Website

July 17th, 2009  / Author: admin

We would like to welcome all players, coaches and board members to NorCal Youth Football. The conference was established with the goal of building a highly competitive youth football organization in the Bay Area. The mission of the NorCal Conference is to provide a safe learning environment where children can participate in an activity which teaches values and skills that become part of the child’s experience and impacts their lives in a positive way. Under the umbrella of the national program, American Youth Football, our local conference will strive to teach the importance of self‐respect and dedication while building character and self‐confidence.

Whether you realize it or not, your actions set an example for the children you coach. As an adult volunteer we ask you act with integrity at all times and strive to do the right thing for the right reason. Thanks and have a great season!

NorCal Board of Directors