Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Q. What is the fee to participate in tackle football for 2020?
A. Registration is $150 per child. The INFC states all clubs must register every child via the sportabase site before the draft . Registrations taken after the draft will be done so on a grade and needs basis. Uniforms will cost $112.00 plus tax for two jersey's and one pant/belt. Regeneration's and uniform must be paid online due to COVID-19.
Q. How do I register my child for tackle football?
A. All children must be registered in the sportabase system as well as attend one of the on site registrations to provide mandatory documentation, pay registration fees, and be fitted for game uniforms. Simply click on this link <Register Here> to complete the sportabase registration.
Q. Can I pay by check?
A. Yes, please make check payable to BYFA. You will pay during one of your onsite registrations which should be posted on the website and communicated via email when the information is available. Uniform vendors will require a separate payment.
**Please note your child's name and grade in the memo section of the check.
Q. Will there be a fundraiser?
A. Yes, there will be a fundraiser opportunity.
Q, My child had never participated before. Once I sign him/her up, what do I need to do next?
A. Once you have registered your child, he/she will need to be fitted for their equipment and uniform. They can be fitted during one of our onsite registrations for the year. They will need a helmet with mouthpiece and chin strap, shoulder pads, practice pants, cleats, practice jersey, pads for their game uniform or girdle and any other protective gear that you see fit for your child.
Q. Does my child need to have a physical?
A. Yes, each year your child will need to have a sports physical on file with the office before he/she participates in practice or games.
Q. Besides a sports physical, is there any other documents that I will need to provide?
A. Yes, a copy of your child's birth certificate will need to be on file prior to attending the first practice.
Q. What item(s) should I purchase/provide for my child to play football?
A. You will need to purchase/provide football cleats, practice jersey, practice pant, pads, helmet/mouth piece, pads or girdle for game uniforms and helmet chin strap.
Q. Where do I purchase practice pants, practice jerseys, and/or football cleats?
A. You can purchase practice pants/jersey, pads, helmets and cleats at any nearby sporting goods store.
Q. What is a combine?
A. The combine is an opportunity for coaches to view all the children that will be participating in the draft for the upcoming season. The players will need to wear full practice equipment and football cleats to the combine as they will be participating in a few agility drills.
Q. Who needs to participate in the combine?
A. All new football players that are not already assigned to a team or any player that is returning to the draft.
Q. Where and when is the combine for Bixby?
A. July 16th, 2019. Time TBD (usually in the 6pm-8pm timeframe). Bixby High School Football Field.
Q. How do I know what team my child is on?
A. Once the teams are formed, the head coach will contact you with team information including practice times and location.
Q. My child participated last year, does he/she automatically return to the same team?
A. Yes, unless you wish to place your child back into the draft or registered after the draft. Coaches cannot put players back into the draft, BYFA bylaw.
Q. What do I need to do if I don't want my child to return to the same team?
A. When you register your child, please indicate that you wish to return to the draft in the special request/comments section of the form.
Q. How can I have my child placed on a specific team?
A. Our draft rules are governed by INFC and are very specific. Please see the rules/regulations section of the INFC website. The address is www.inyouthfootball.com.
Q. I have twins who would like to play football, can the both be on the same team?
Q. I have two children who are two years apart; can the both be on the same team?
A. According to INFC rules, a child in the 3rd - 7th grade levels will be allowed to play up one grade level only with approval. The only way a child would be allowed to play up two grade levels would be for the reason of weight. A player will not be allowed to play down a grade level. If your child is in Mighty-Mite (1st or 2nd grade), they are not allowed to play up a grade unless the child turns 8 years old prior to September 1 or the weight rule affects the player.
Q. Where will my child practice?
A. Every team practices on different fields behind Bixby High school. Your head coach will contact you and let you know the specifics of where and when practice will be held.
Q. How many times a week will my child have practice?
A. Your child could have practice up to four times a week for a maximum time limit of two hours each practice.
Q. When are the games?
A. All games are held on Saturday. The first regular season game is TBD.
Q. When will I get my child's game schedule?
A. All games schedules will be available the week of the first regular season game. Your coach or team mom will distribute the schedules. You may also go to the INFC website to print the schedule.
Q. How long are the games?
A. All games are typically scheduled every hour and 15 minute increments.
Q. What time do I need to have my child at the football field on game days?
A. You will need to have your child at the game field 45 minutes to 1 hour before the scheduled game to be weight in and properly warm up. Please verify with your coach as they will make the final determination of when you should arrive at the games.
Q. Are all the games played in Bixby?
A. No, Only home games are played in Bixby and half of the games will be away.
Q. Where are the home fields located for Bixby?
A. The home fields are located behind the high school on the soccer fields and also at the high school field.
Q. Does it cost to attend my child's games?
A. Yes, per INFC rules there is a gate fee. Adults are $3.00, Students (6-18) are $1.00, Seniors 65> $1.00, and children 5< are free. Players and cheerleaders do not have to pay gate.
Q. What if I have two children in the program and I have one home game and one away game, will I have to pay a gate fee twice?
A. Yes, there will be a gate fee for each different location. As long as you have both games at the same complex you will only need to have your hand stamped to come in and out of the games with only one entry fee.
Q. I have two children in the program and both have games at the same location but different times, will I be required to pay gate fee twice?
A. You should be able to get a stamp at the gate before you leave the first game to allow you to reenter the second game.
Q. What is the INFC?
A. The INFC stands for Indian Nations Football Conference. This is the parent conference that Bixby Youth Football is associated with. The INFC handles all scheduling of pre-season, post-season, and league games. The INFC also handles all scheduling of league officials. Bixby Youth Football is an INFC league sanctioned club and thusly fall under all rules set forth by the Conference! For a copy of the INFC rulebook as well as contact and misc. information about the INFC, you can either click on the link provided or go to: www.inyouthfootball.com.