The mission of RYA is to provide an opportunity for children of Reston and the surrounding areas to participate in an organized youth football program. We aspire to build a successful youth organization by applying standards and activities that will create an environment of athletic enthusiasm and learning with a focus on achieving high academic standards. RYA’s board strongly believes it is our responsibility to be positive role models by giving back to our youth and continually striving to build a healthy positive community.
Tomorrow (Monday August 3rd) is the first day of practice for tackle. All registered players for tackle program should report to Langston Hughes Middle School. We will have a check-in tent setup in the parking lot. All players must report to the check-in table.
All players must get weighed-in tomorrow(NO EXCEPTION). It's a long process but it has to get done. The line will be long so please be patient with us as we get through this. We will start check-in at 4:45pm. Please get there at your earliest. To keep the line moving please ask your child to take off their shoes when it gets close to their turn. Once your child gets checked in please take them to the field - please do not stand around the tent and check-in area.
Thursday: Practice Jersey, Shoulder Pads, Helmet, Shorts, Cleats, Mouthpiece.
Friday:FULL GEAR! (Practice Jersey, Shoulder Pads, Helmet, Black Practice Pants, 7-Piece Pads, protection cup. Cleats, Mouthpiece).
(Reminder, for month of August we practice Monday through Friday 6:00pm to 8:00pm)
Players may participate in contact drills after completing three full practices.
Other important information about this week:
As said earlier all players must report to the registration tent to get checked in. The registration table will open at 4:45pm. Players will be assigned to their appropriate weight class at the registration table.
BRING WATER TO DRINK!
Registration is still open online at http://www.restonseahawks.org/registration You may also register tomorrow at the tent. Anyone registering online tomorrow must bring a proof of payment (copy of paid registration) to the field.
Players who have a balance on their account, or have not paid their full registration fee, or have not turned in their proper paper work such as scholarship forms will not be permitted to participate in the season until necessary fees have been paid and needed paperwork have been submitted.
The next equipment handouts are Wednesday and Thursday of this week between 5:30pm and 6:30pm. A separate email regarding handouts will be sent out prior to Wednesday.
Please stay out of the practice area while practice is going on.
No chairs are allowed on the turf field. We ask all parents and spectators to stay out of the practice area.
Absolutely no sunflower seeds, Gatorade or food is allowed on the turf.
No pets allowed in the practice area (Both grass and turf). Please don't bring pets to practices or games.
First weigh-in is Saturday August 15th at Falls Church High School (Time will be determined later). Players will need to have their DMV ID/Walker ID in order to attend this weigh-in. Coaches will give out detailed instructions this week at the end of each practice. Returning players are familiar with the process however we ask the new parents and new players to communicate with your coach to ensure you have the right information for the weigh-in. For detail on how to obtain a DMV card please follow this link: http://www.dmv.state.va.us/drivers/#id/child_id.html
As we finish the school year and move into the summer, we wanted to remind parents that each player must have an active Walker ID card to play tackle football in the Fall. All players must have a valid Walker ID card issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The ID cards are used to verify each player at the official Fairfax County Youth Football League weigh-in certifications that will take place in August. Receipts from the VA DMV will not be accepted.
These identification cards are no longer issued by the DMV in person. It will be mailed to your home within 7-14 business days. So the earlier you can get this done the better.
Please ensure your child’s name, address and date of birth are 100% accurate on the ID. If you already have a Walker Permit please check the expiration date. If it has expired you will need to renew it. The cost of the permit is $10.00.