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Gator Youth Football

Gator Youth Football is a member of the West Jersey Youth Football League. Football promotes physical fitness as well as confidence, teamwork and fun. Safety is the No. 1 priority of our football program. Coaches work closely with all of the athletes to ensure adequate conditioning, intense practices and proper techniques are learned and used at all times. 

We are able to keep registration fees low with help from our generous sponsors and fundraising support. The registration fee for 2021 is $125 plus a refundable $30 fundraising fee. GYFC provide all of the equipment your player will need to safely play football. Players only need to purchase football cleats and a cup.

We have 5 football squads with players ranging in age from 4-14 years old.  There are no minimum weights and weight limits (below) apply to certain positions.

NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS- To ensure that participating youth are afforded the best opportunities, GYFC will refer all Gateway Regional High School students to the high school coach for eligibility review. Children who are not eligible or able to cheer at Gateway Regional High School may be allowed to participate if all other eligibility requirements are met.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: All football athletes must provide the following printed documents

1. A copy of the athlete's birth certificate
2. League waiver signed by athlete and parent/guardian
3. 140s ONLY: a  copy of last years report card or their 2021 class schedule showing their grade. 

Practice Information
Practice begins in August for all squads at GYFC field.

Practice Schedule: ALL teams will practice five days per week. After school begins the squad's Head Coach may adjust your teams practice schedule to accommodate players school schedule. 

Practice Attire:  Players should wear football shoes, shorts and a t-shirt for the first two weeks of practice (conditioning). Uniforms and equipment distribution will be scheduled for each squad. Head coaches will share with players/parents when partial and full practice equipment should be worn. All players should bring bottled water or a sports drink with them to every practice and game.

Practice Location: All practices occur at the GYCF home field located at 899 Almonesson Road in Westville, NJ. Alternative practice locations may be announced in the event of inclement weather. It is up to each squad's head coach to secure alternative practice locations.

Practice Cancellations: Practices are rarely cancelled due to rain. However, if LIGHTNING occurs, practice MAY be suspended for 30 minutes from the last lightning occurrence. Practice cancellation will be determined by the football and cheer squad coaches.  GYFC staff will remain with the children until every child has been picked up. If thunderstorms/severe weather is in the forecast on practice days, please be prepared to pick up your child early, in the event practice gets cancelled. If practice should be cancelled for any other reason, the unit director and/or the head coaches will communicate the cancellation. A representative of the GYFC will be at the field to inform parents of the situation.

Registration Listing

2021 Fall Football

The Gator Youth Football Fall Program is for participants aged 4-14. There are no residency requirements to participate.
To participate players and their families must:  
  • Provide a copy of the players birth certificate before the 1st practice
  • Submit $125 registration Fee which covers helmet, pads, shirt, pants, 1 mouth piece. Addt’l mouthpieces $1 in snack shack. All equipment except for jersey and mouth piece must be returned at the end of the season.
  • Submit $30 fundraising fee (recouped by sales)
  • $75 late fee after July 21st
  • Complete application and sign releases
  • Read the Code of Conduct (acknowledged during registration)
  • Submit completed West Jersey Youth Football League Players Agreement
  •  Complete scheduled league weigh-in
  • Participate in 3 volunteer and/or fundraising activities each season. Note: At least one other activity must be selected during the registration process. $30 Fundraising Fee. Team activity bring oranges, snack, make bows, bring game/event day snack, or other activity selected during registration.

REFUND POLICY: Players may withdraw at any time. Fees may be refunded up to two weeks before the scheduled league weigh-in. After this time all administrative fees have been paid to the league and uniforms ordered so 100% refunds (minus any fees) are no longer given.
  1. A non-refundable $25 administrative fee is charged for all withdrawals except: (a) if Gator Youth Football is unable to field a team in a particular division due to lack of participants, a full refund of the registration fee will be given to everyone signed up for that division. 
  2. Any credit/debit card processing fees are charged by the card processor processor, they will be subtracted from the refund (unless the team was not fielded by GYFC) and are non-refundable at any time. 
  3. Any fees charged for checks are charged by the bank and not refundable at any time.
  4. All fundraising items and equipment issued must be returned in good condition BEFORE any funds are refunded. If these items are not returned and in good usable condition fees will be deducted and/or charged based on the cost of the equipment/uniforms
  5. If a jersey with your child’s name has already been ordered the cost of the jersey will be deducted from the refund. You will be notified when the jersey is scheduled to arrive and can pick it up at the club house during the season at a regularly scheduled practice
  6. If your child is removed due to misconduct or violations by parent or child all fees are non-refundable. 
  7. No more than a 50% refund if a player does not make weight and is unable to move to a different division. If you have questions or concerns about your child's weight contact the coach BEFORE registering.

60lb Football

Registration closes on 10/30/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/02/2021 to 12/04/2021
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85lb Football

Registration closes on 10/30/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/02/2021 to 12/04/2021
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