Our goal is to introduce our young players to the exciting game of football. The program serves to instruct children in grades 2 through 8 on all aspects of the game, with a focus on teaching good sportsmanship and teamwork. Our program is designed to introduce children to the basics of football and to create an exciting environment that allows children to learn, be successful, but most of all, play at a level that is safe for them.
What’s New This Year:
Over the last ten years, the HYAA Youth Football program has been extremely successful. To continue to provide a quality, successful program focusing on the fundamentals and sportsmanship that is HYAA Football, we will be combining the third and fourth graders into one Mite team, fifth and sixth graders into one Peewee team and seventh and eighth graders into one Midget team.
There are many benefits to this structure. The larger teams will allow kids to come off the field to rest and hydrate between plays so they are less prone to injuries. Players at all levels will still see plenty of game time with an eight game varsity schedule and a seven game JV schedule. This will allow the coaches not to have to overextend the kids by having them play two full games every weekend. We will also have more coaches to a team which will mean a lower coach to player ratio, and enable more player’s individual instruction time.
This structure will maximize the opportunity for each of our players to develop their skills, experience game situations and to do so in an environment that is safe, comfortable, and the most conducive to learning.
HYAA is strengthening its Coaching Staff:
We are also proud to announce that we are strengthening the coaching staff this year with the addition of Hanover High School Head Football Coach, Chris Landolfi and Rockland High School Head Football Coach Brian Kelliher. This year’s Midget Level will be coached by Hanover High School Head JV Coach Mike Jones, who will be running the offensive plays that these young athletes will be running in High School. This will provide them a huge advantage over most other Freshman classes who will have to learn their high school’s Offensive and Defensive playbooks. Coaching techniques and drills will be standardized to provide a seamless transition to high school football.
Your 2017 Coaching Staff:
Midget Level – Head Coach Jim Coleman
Peewee Level – Head Coach Paul Moody
Mite Level – Head Coach Ben Johnson
Mighty Mite Level – Head Coach John Geary
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Old Colony Youth Football Team Age and Weight Groupings:
The football program consists of three different Divisons: Midget, Pee Wee, and Mite. The Divisions are organized around both age and weight requirements (see requirement levels).
Age - No Midget player shall attain the age of fifteen (15) prior to November 15th of the current year.
Weight - At the official, scheduled weigh-in, the maximum weight will not exceed 160 pounds.
Age - No Pee Wee player shall attain the age of twelve (12) prior to July 1st .
Weight - At the official, scheduled weigh-in, the maximum weight will not exceed 130 pounds.
Age - No Mite player shall attain the age of ten (10) prior to July 1st,
Weight - At the official, scheduled weigh-in, the maximum weight will not exceed 105 pounds.
At the Official OCYFL Weigh In held early in September, players will be given a 10 pound allowance over the weight limit in their Division. Each week the weight limit goes up a pound. So for example, the Midget weight is 160 pounds. If a player that weighs 165 pounds, he or she can be rostered, but unless they loose weight, they will not be allowed to play until week 5.
Registration will remain open through May 15th for $125.00. Beginning May 16th a $35.00 late fee will be added to all registrations. Go to On-Line Registration.
HYAA provides: helmets, shoulder pads and game uniforms with pads. Equipment will be distributed from the shed at Sylvester field in late July/early August. A refundable, $100 deposit is required at time of equipment pickup.
Players are required to have PLASTIC MOLDED cleats, they can't be screw on or metal, and practice pants. We strongly recommend that you purchase practice pants with the pads sewn in, they are available at Rockland Athletics, Dicks or Sports Authority. Players must also purchase mouthpieces and blue game socks.
Practice pants and game pants may be purchased using the following link.
HYAA Football Camp:
Kickoff to the 2017 Season will start with a joint HYAA and Hanover High School Football Camp at the High School. The Camp will be run by the Hanover High School Coaches and the HYAA Youth Football Coaches.
Registration for Camp shall be on-line by visiting the HYAA Website, Football, 2017 Camp.
2017 Football Game Schedule
The 2017 Schedule is published and you can view/download the schedule at the Old Colony Youth Football League website at: www.ocyfl.com.
Summer Flag Football Program
Introducing Hanover Flag Football. HYAA has teamed with NFL Flag Football to bring a great addition to our town sport's offerings this summer. All ages and abilities are welcome. Join our team to learn the game and have fun in this light commitment summer program. Great for those who will participating in our Fall Football program too (although not required!)
Games will be held on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer from June 13th - August 8th. Games will be played from 5:00-7:00 pm. All games will be played at Forge Pond Park. Registration fee includes official NFL Flag Football jerseys, belts and flags, USA Football player membership and 9 games throughout the summer season.
Questions may be directed to
Ben Johnson - Flag Football Commissioner at