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Team Assignment Policy 

·         Each player will be assigned to a team based on his age in accordance with American Youth Football rules.  A participant’s placement on a team will be done after registration.  A team’s roster will remain preliminary and not become finalized until the Holmdel Football Association Board of Directors reviews it.   

·         In the event of multiple teams at the same level, participants will be assigned to teams by a committee made up of no more than 5 members of the Board of Directors. 

American Youth Football Eligibility Rules:

  • A child’s age on July 31st determines his or her age for the seasons eligibility. 


  • Practice will most likely begin the last week of July. (Your coach will contact you prior to the start of the season with your exact start date.) 
  • In accordance with American Youth football National rules, all players must participate in 1 week of conditioning prior to practicing with full equipment, and must complete an additional 1 week of practice with equipment prior to participating in a scrimmage or game.
  • Flag and Mitey Mite (7U, 8U, 9U) teams will practice on the lower fields .
  • Competitive teams (10U, 11U, 12U, 14U) will practice on the upper fields and/or high school field.

Attendance Policy 

  • Attendance is mandatory.  Participants must attend all practices, games and other activities.
  • Parents are required to contact the Head Coach in advance if their child will miss a game or practice. Excused absences include, but are not limited to illness, injury, serious illness or death in family, or a conflict with religious holidays or education. Players who attend practice, but are unable to participate in the majority of the drills will be considered absent.
  • Players missing practice, including excused absences, will be subject to limited playing time at the discretion of the Head Coach, in conjunction with the minimum play rule established by American Youth Football 

Volunteer Participation

  • Each household is required to work the Snack Stand and Game Day duties, as scheduled by the Team Mom for each team. Families with participants on multiple teams will be responsible for volunteer duties in support of each team.


  •  Refund requests received on or prior to June 15th will be granted.  All requests received after June 15th will be subject to Board approval.  All refunds are subject to costs incurred for personalized jerseys and/or apparel.   Requests must be made in e-mail to