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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q:  Who should I contact if I have questions?

A:  Email us at [email protected] if you have questions.  A league representative will get back to you within 24 hours. 


Q: How can I stay informed?

A:  Click here to subscribe to our email list for important announcements.  Click here to follow us on Facebook.


Q: Does the league practice player safety?

A: Yes! Safety is our top priority.  Most parents don’t know that despite being a contact sport, youth football has fewer injuries than youth soccer. Player safety is integrated into our whole program.  Click here to visit our Safety page to learn more about PLYF’s safety measures.


Q: Is tackle football right for my child?

A:  Any parent involved with this program will tell you it’s an incredible experience for the whole family. It does much more than develop football skills.  It develops leaders with good academic performance and tools for success in life.  Players are instilled with a strong sense of community and the principles of good sportsmanship, leadership, dedication, and team work.


Q:  When does the season start and how long does it run?

A:  The Season can begin as early as late July (for tackle teams) or the first week of August (for flag teams) and typically runs through November.


Q:  What are key dates?

A:  If you’re a new player, make sure to subscribe to our email list to keep informed about key dates.  You can also follow us on Facebook. Key milestones are summarized below.

  • Late January – Voluntary off-season Sunday morning workouts begin.
  • March 1 – Returning player registration opens.
  • March 15 – New player registration opens.
  • Late June – First document collection and uniform fitting
  • Mid July – Second document collection and uniform fitting
  • Late July – Third document collection and uniform fitting
  • Late July/Early August – Start of practices.

Q:  What division should I register my child?

A:  National Pop Warner provides divisions for ages 5-14.  Players are separated by age to match them by maturity.  The younger Mighty-Mite division (ages 7, 8, 9) is limited by weight 45 to 100 lbs..  Click here for the current division matrix.


Q:  How much does it cost?

A:  Flag Football – $200.

A:  Early-bird registration March 1 – 31 - $325

A:  Regular registration April 1 – June 30 - $350

A:  Late registration July 1 – August 1 - $ 375

A:  Family member discounts - $25 for multiple children in same household.

A:  A three payment option is available. See registration for details.


Q:  What information is needed to register my child?

A:  There are several required documents needed to complete registration.  Forms are available on the Point Loma Youth Football homepage:  www.pointlomayouthfootball.com.

  • Pop Warner Player Contract (2 pages, signed by parent and player)
  • Pop Warner Health History & Physical Form
  • Pop Warner Concussion Form
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate (if you are new to the league please bring the original for us to verify as well as the photocopy)
  • Photocopy of previous year Report Card (must have final grades for the year)


Q: What do I need to purchase?


A:  Flag: Cleats and water bottle or thermos for practice.

A:  Tackle

  • Cleats
  • Mouth guard
  • Cup (or) compression shorts
  • Shoulder pads
  • Certified helmet
  • Practice jerseys (2 recommended)
  • Padded practice pants
  • Large water bottle or thermos for practice.

Q: Where are games and how far do we have to travel?

A:  PLYF hosts 4 or 5 home games per season at Point Loma High School.  At least half of the games are at visiting locations around the county.  Driving times can be between 15 to 30 minutes.  Visit field locations by clicking here.


Q: Where are practices?

A: Practices are at Dust Rhodes Park in Ocean Beach.  Click here for details.


Q: How often do teams practice?

A: Tackle - teams typically practice 5-days a week through August. Practice will drop to 3-days a week following the Labor Day weekend.

A: Flag - teams typically practice 3-days a week through August. Practice will drop to 2-days a week following the Labor Day weekend.


Q: How long are practices?

A: Tackle - 2-hours.

A: Flag - 1.5-hours.


Q:  Will the time commitment impact school work?

A:  Pop Warner Football and PLYF emphasize academics and good grades. It’s a requirement to be part of a team.  You will often hear players respond in unison, “Yes coach!” when coaches tell their team to get their school work done.  Players learn to complete school work before practice. The time commitment and structure often-times helps kids to stay focused and do better in school.


Q:  Does every player make it onto a team?

A: Teams are limited to 25 players.  Registration is open to returning players first.  After returning players, registration is open up to new players on a first come, first serve basis.  If a player doesn't make a team, they will be put onto a wait list for players to drop out or for a second team if there are enough players and a coach.

Q:  Will my child get playing time?

A:  Players are guaranteed a minimum of 12 plays per game.  This is checked each game by volunteers from both teams.  Players earn more playing time as they learn the game and improve their football skills.


Q: Is there post season championship play?

A: Yes!  Teams play for standings during the regular season based on their record. The top 4 teams compete in play-offs for a Championship game in Division 2.  The remaining teams compete in play-offs for a Championship game in Division 3.  Not all teams will make the play-offs.


Q: Will football interfere with other sports?

A: Football players are good athletes and many compete in multiple sports.  There are a lot of baseball players in PLYF and many participate in Fall ball at either Peninsula Baseball or Point Loma Baseball leagues. 


Q: What can my son do in the off season to improve as a player?

A: PLYF encourages off-season sports to further football skill development.  Recommended sports include Havoc Track & Field, Aztec Youth Rugby, and Spring NFL Flag.  In addition, PLYF runs voluntary off-season Sunday work-outs beginning in January until the end of the school year. Please click here to visit our Coaches Corner page for links to other youth sports organizations and training resources.  


Q: Can I help out?

A: Yes!  Volunteers are needed throughout the season in order to have a successful season.  Please click here to visit our volunteer page for more information.


Q: Can I sponsor a team?

A: Absolutely!  The league depends on sponsorship donations to operate each season and to minimize registration fees.  Sponsorship is a great opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure while giving back to the community.  Please email [email protected] 


Q: What if I want a refund?

A:   A $75 refund fee will be applied until July 30

A:   A 50% refund fee will be applied after August 1

Contact us

Point Loma Youth Football

3639 Midway Drive Suite B, #267
San Diego, California 92110
Email: [email protected]

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