SCVAA Football Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register my son to play football?
Football registration begins the first day in May (1st) and is open until the last day in June (30th). We strongly recommend that you register on-line (see our website for registration links). Registrations after June 30th. are subject to a $20 late fee. Late registration is open until July 15, the $20 late fee applies, and players are placed on teams on a “space available basis” and must be approved by the football commissioner.
What football equipment do I need to provide for my son?
The VAA provides shoulder pads, helmet and a game jersey. You will need to provide football pants/pads, athletic shoes, practice jersey and a mouth guard (must attach to helmet in 3rd-6th grade). Football pads/pants and mouth guards will be sold during equipment nights or are also available at Dick’s Sporting Goods or Sports Authority.
What team will my son play on?
Team rosters are distributed right after the last football clinic. See the Football Playing Policies & Standards for team selection guidelines. If your son is not present at the last clinic day, his coach will contact you shortly afterward.
When and where are football practices held?
Your son’s coach will contact you regarding practice times and locations. Practices usually begin the Monday after the football clinic. Before school begins, coaches can schedule up to 4 practices per week. Once school begins, football events (includes games and practices) are limited to 3 per week.
When are football games played?
Most VAA games will be played on Saturdays between 9:00 am and 1:30 pm. Games begin the first Saturday after school starts. Most teams will also play at least two night games during the season. The season concludes with “Bowl Saturday” usually held the Saturday before MEA weekend. Game schedules will be distributed by Labor Day.
How can I join the Ponies Touchdown Club?
The Ponies Touchdown Club is an organization dedicated to supporting and improving the sport of football in the St. Croix Valley. As a partner of SCVAA Youth Football, the Touchdown Club and its members help improve our sport, make it safer for the players and more enjoyable for the fans. To become a member please click on the link below and join today.