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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you travel?
Yes, we are part of Hill Country Youth Football League (HCYFL) and play other teams throughout the area in our division.
Locations can be found on our website or the HCYFL site.
Our home field is Jumbo Evans. We travel as close as Boerne and Canyon Lake and as far as Copperas Cove.
Cheerleaders do travel along with the teams.


What is the difference between this league and other 
local leagues / clubs?
We are a competitive youth league that also teaches the fundamentals and safety of the sport.
We currently do not offer flag football.

Why is registration so early?
The main reason for this is so we can get an accurate headcount for the upcoming season, mostly for equipment needs, especially during this time of extensive supply chain disruption. Football and Cheer are expensive sports and we need to make sure that our players have the best and safest equipment available - to ensure this, we need to know how many kids will be participating to determine how many helmets will be needed, etc. Helmets are replaced or reconditioned by the manufacturer every year which entails x-raying them to determine if there are any micro cracks and cleaning/replacing the inside padding. This process is expensive but necessary for the safety of our players.

What are the SVYFA Boundaries?
Children that live in attendance zones for elementary schools in the Smithson Valley Middle School and Spring Branch Middle School feeder patterns, including those who attend private school/homeschool are eligible to play and cheer for SVYFA.  These schools include Rahe Bulverde, Johnson Ranch, Bill Brown, and Arlon Seay, Smithson Valley Middle, and Spring Branch Middle schools.  Students who want to play or cheer for SVYFA but who do not attend a Comal ISD school may also be able to participate on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Board of Directors.

When are practices?
Practice starts approximately August 1st with 10 hours of conditioning that is mandated by the State of Texas. After conditioning, practices are normally 2-3 days a week until school starts then 2 days a week after that. The practice dates and times will vary depending on the head coach.  Practices are held at a variety of locations in the Bulverde/Spring Branch area such as Jumbo Evans Sports Park, neighborhood parks, and Bulverde Community Park.

When are games?
We play our games on Saturdays. There will be a league-wide scrimmage held in mid-August and the first game of the season is scheduled for late August.  Semi-finals, Bowl Games, and Championship games are scheduled for the last two weeks in October.  The season concludes in late October and closes with an end of season party in November.


What about COVID?
COVID waivers must be signed for their child.

What is the cost?
$350 for football and $275 for cheer.


Is there a coaching staff?
SVYFL is a volunteer lead organization and our coaches do participate in the proper certifications to be able to coach.
Certificates are on file. This is to ensure the safety and training of our players & cheerleaders.


Do we buy our own equipment?
Each player will need to provide their own cleats, mouth guard and under apparel as well as practice pants.
*Buy multiple mouth guards! Kids will NOT be allowed to practice/play without one!*
The registration fee covers rental of helmet and shoulder pads as well as game uniform & practice jersey that will be the player's to keep. 
Cheerleaders will need to purchase cheer shoes. The registration fee covers cheer uniforms and is your child's to keep.



Cheer

Do the girls need experience?
No - all experience levels are welcome!

Do the girls do stunts?
Basic fundamentals are taught

What do they learn / do?
Our cheer coaches teach the fundamentals of cheer and tailor instruction based on skill level.
At the sixth grade level, coaches try to prepare them for middle school tryouts.

Contact Us

Smithson Valley Youth Football Association

20540 Hwy 46 W ste 115, PMB 115
Spring Branch, Texas 78070

Email: [email protected]

Smithson Valley Youth Football Association

20540 Hwy 46 W ste 115, PMB 115
Spring Branch, Texas 78070

Email: [email protected]
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