About CYC Football


The Chelsea Youth Football (CYF) mission is to instill in our youth the challenge of competition, the joy of victory, the importance of commitment, and the spirit of community. It is our goal to develop strong fundamentals, discipline, good character both on and off the field, and respect for team and community. Instilling the importance of achievement among our young athletes, the CYF will strive to better prepare players for the competitive realities of middle school and high school football.


Chelsea participates in the JSYFL football league. JSYFL provides for flag football for K-1st
grades and tackle football for 2nd - 6th grades.

New for 2016 - K/1 Flag Football
The K/1 flag football league is new for the 2016 season! It will be a 7 on 7 league. The
intent of the league is to get kids interested in football, teach “fundamentals” of football to prepare them to take the next step into tackle football, and allow them to play for their school - Chelsea! The Chelsea K/1 team(s) will play against other area schools such as Briarwood, Pelham, Helena, Oak Mountain, etc.

2nd - 6th Tackle Football
The 2nd- 6th grade is tackle football. JSYFL rules require for minimum play time in games
for every age group! The days of practicing and not playing in games is now officially over. Also
new to the JSYFL league is a split amongst divisions. Chelsea is now aligned in a division with
other 6A/5A schools such as Pelham, Helena, Briarwood, Homewood, and John Carrol. If enough
teams are filled from each of these leagues, a 6A championship game occurs. As recently as last year (2015 Season) Chelsea’s 4th Grade Team won the 6A Championship! Games are played on weeknights (other than one jamboree game played on a Saturday before the season starts). Great things are happening for Chelsea teams within the JSYFL program! Chelsea may also provide the option for a team or teams to participate in the 3rd-6th grade Over the Mountain League. This option will be visited after registration is complete. Rules require that Chelsea first field JSYFL teams in every age level before any OTM teams can be considered. When registering, you can register a preference for OTM. But please note, there is no guarantee that OTM teams will be fielded in the 2016 football season.


Mandatory Coaching Clinic for Coaches
Starting in the 2016 season, and under the direction of the high school football coach, all
Chelsea youth tackle coaches will be required to attend mandatory coaching clinics prior to the start of the Season. The coaching clinics will focus on teaching proper fundamentals of playing tackle football, safety (including teaching “head out” of the play), sportsmanship, and practice/coaching organization.

Registration Information
Online registration is open from March 25, 2016 through May 15, 2016. The cost of
registration for the K/1 team is $99.00. A “real” Chelsea football jersey will be provided as part of
the registration. The cost of registration for 2nd-6th grade JSYFL tackle football is $250.00 and
includes: helmet, shoulder pads, two game jerseys, and game pants. To register online click here!