FAQ

Below are the most frequently asked questions. If you these don’t answer your questions, feel free to contact us and ask.

Request for refunds MUST be made in writing, and may be mailed to:

Camarillo Roadrunners
Attn: Treasurer
P.O. Box 871
Camarillo, CA 93011

Note: Postmark will be used to determine eligibility for refund.

This policy applies to all monies collected during the registration process, including any miscellaneous

fees/purchases.
The deadline for any refund is 1 Day before PYFL Published 1st Day of the Season

Once registered, any player requesting a refund will be assessed a $50 processing fee. Refunds are then processed according to the following schedule:

Refund requests received on or before May 15th – 100% Refund less the $50 processing fee

Refund requests received between May 16th and the PYFL Published 1st Day of the Season – 50% Refund less the $50 processing fee

Requests for refund received after the PYFL published 1st Day of Season, are considered beyond the refund deadline, and no refund will be issued.

Request for refunds MUST be sent to Camarillo Roadrunners, P.O. Box 871 Camarillo, CA 93011. Postmark will be used to determine eligibility for refund. Please do not assume that a verbal conversation or giving a note to your coach will entitle you to a refund.

NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE FOR ANY REASON

 

Visit the PYFL website for the current year calendar, http://www.pacificyouthfootballleague.com

Players and cheerleaders may be given a participation award at the end of the season at their team’s banquet. There may also be several special awards given by the coaches and trainers of each team/squad.

The Board of Directors honors participants who excel academically during the season. Awards are given to those participants who maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher throughout the season.  Core subjects used to determine eligibility are as followed, Science, Language Arts, History, and Math. Parents can either submit a copy of their child’s report card or a signed grade sheet from the participant’s teacher. It is the responsibility of the parent to submit proper documentation of current grade status by the deadline that is communicated to them by the team/squad manager.

Football teams are created on a first come, first serve basis. Teams are formed in 25 player increments. In the event your child is put on the waiting list you will be informed at the time of registration. If we have enough players and coaches to form an additional team we will do so.  In the event there are two or more teams in the same division, a returning head coach is entitled to keep his returning players from the previous year. The remaining players will be placed in the draft. The coaches will alternate in selecting players to fill their roster. The draft is usually held during the first week of practice. If you have any questions regarding the draft process, you may discuss this with the Athletic Director or the President. See weight chart on back page.

Cheer Squads will be organized to match the PYFL Football Divisions of Gremlin, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget, Junior and Senior. A Cheerleader’s age as of 9/1/16 will determine her Cheer division. In divisions where we field more than one football team, we may field more than one Cheer squad. Exceptions for placement outside a Cheerleader’s aged division may be made for Cheerleaders with football and/or cheer siblings.

The PYFL rules require that all players participate in at least 12 plays per game. At every game each team has a play auditor that keeps track of all players and the number of plays they have played. These play sheets are verified by the field commissioner. If you believe your child has not been  given his/her fair amount of playing time, please discuss this with your head coach at the appropriate time.

Cheerleaders are entitled to cheer at every game during the regular season and playoffs (unless they are benched for disciplinary reasons).  Any concerns or issues should be brought to the attention of the Cheer Manager and not the trainer.

The Pacific Youth Football League carries insurance that will act as a secondary insurance in the event of an injury. There is a $100.00 per visit deductible. If you need more information regarding insurance, please ask a Board Member.

Football players will need to provide football cleats and a protective soft cup. The league supplies shoulder pads, helmets, practice and game pants, as well as hip, thigh, and tail pads. Players will also be given game and practice jerseys, a girdle, and a mouth guard, which they keep. The remainder of the equipment issued must returned at the end of the season. Cheerleaders are required to purchase their own uniforms, shoes, and hair bow which are theirs to keep at the end of the season.

Football players are placed in a division according to their age and weight.

Cheer Squads will be organized to match the PYFL Football Divisions of Gremlin, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget, Junior and Senior. A Cheerleader’s age as of 9/1/16 will determine her Cheer division. In divisions where we field more than one football team, we may field more than one Cheer squad. Exceptions for placement outside a Cheerleader’s aged division may be made for Cheerleaders with football and/or cheer siblings.

Yes, all football players and cheerleaders are required to have a physical in order to participate. The league has a physical form that must be completed by a physician/chiropractor and turned in prior to the beginning of practice.

Even though the Roadrunners are a non-profit organization, we are completely self-sustaining and must use the registration fees to help offset the expenses associated with running a youth sports program. These fees alone do not fully sustain the organization, but in an effort to keep our registration cost low, we make up the shortfall with aggressive fundraising and by soliciting corporate sponsorships.

Some of the items that make up our expense list include:

Annual Membership Fees paid to the Pacific Youth Football League

Insurance Fees

Referee Fees

Game and Practice Field Costs

Lighting Costs

Purchasing and Maintaining Protective Football Equipment

Practice Equipment such as balls and tackling dummies

CPR Training for Head Coaches

Background Screenings for all Coaches

The PYFL Season typically begins at the end of July. Visit the PYFL website for up to the date information for the 2016 season, http://www.pacificyouthfootballleague.com

Football players may practice, up to, 12 hours per week, until the 1st regular season game. Then practice hours are reduced to 8 per week. Cheerleaders will have a slightly different practice schedule, to be determined by the Cheer Director. All football games are normally played on Saturdays. Regular season games will begin in August continuing through mid-October. Playoffs begin immediately following the conclusion of regular season games and conclude with the Jim Thornton Sr. Invitational Championship games & PYFL Super Bowl Championship games in November.

Note: Not every team may be eligible for post-season play. Play-Off seedings and eligibility determined by PYFL Athletic Director

Boys or girls, who will be at least 6 years of age, and no older than 14 years of age, as of September 1, 2016. High School students are not eligible. Under aged Cheer Mascots are allow mascots at the discretion of the Cheer Director.