When and where does practice start?
Monday, August 4th, 6PM, at Beaver Creek Elementary School located at 610 West Pennsylvania Ave in Downingtown. Cheerleaders in the front, Football Players in the back of the school. Practices normally run until 8PM.
How long does the season run?
This will vary depending on the team your child participates on, however most seasons run from August 1st until the second or third weekend in November.
When is practice?
Nights of the week to be determined by the head coach.
AUGUST (5) nights a week at the Beaver Creek Elementary School
SEP-OCT-NOV (3) nights a week at the DYW Fields
AUG - week 1 & 2 (4) nights a week at the Beaver Creek Elem. (Mon-Thu)
AUGUST (3) nights a week at the Beaver Creek Elementary School
SEP-OCT-NOV (2) nights a week at the DYW Fields
AUGUST (4) nights a week at the Beaver Creek Elementary School (Mon-Thu)
SEP - NOV (3-4) nights a week at a local elementary school (TBD)
AUGUST Outdoors (3) nights a week at the Beaver Creek Elementary School
SEP - OCT Indoors (2) nights a week at a local elementary school (TBD)
What are the age and weight limits?
League age is your age on June 30th. (Weight limits are for football only)
Flag Football and Flag Cheerleading 5-6 years old boys and girls
80lb Football 7-8 yrs. old—80 lb. max. (9 yrs old 60lb. max.)
Pee Wee Cheerleading 7-8 yrs. old
100lb Football 9-10 yrs. old—100 lb. max. (11yrs old 80lb. max.)
Youth Cheerleading 9-10 yrs. old
120lb Football 11-12 yrs. old—120 lb. max. (13yrs old 105lb. max.)
Junior Cheerleading 9-12 yrs. old
150lb Football 13-14 yrs. old—150 lb. max. (15yrs old 135lb. max.)
Senior Cheerleading 11-14 yrs. old
NOTE: Weights increase 1lb. every week of the season.
What is the difference between varsity and junior varsity?
Varsity teams are teams that compete for a league championship.
JV teams are instructional teams with no undue emphasis on winning.
Is DYW a traveling organization?
Yes, most of our schedule will be made up of teams in Chester County. Some games will be played in Delaware County.
What does my football player need to buy for 1st day of practice?
We will provide your child with helmet, shoulder pads and a mouthpiece. You will need to provide cleats, socks, athletic supporter, girdle, pants and a practice jersey. Practice jerseys can be purchased at registration or at the Beaver Creek practice field.
What does my cheerleader need to buy for 1st day of practice?
A cheerleader needs a t-shirt, cotton shorts, and sneakers, hair in ponytail, water bottle and physical.
Before my child can practice is a full medical clearance required?
A child will not be able to participate in contact or stunting drills until a medical clearance release is obtained from a physician.
Do flag football players and cheerleaders get uniforms like the bigger kids?
Flag football players will be issued game jerseys.
Flag cheerleaders will be issued regular cheerleading uniforms.
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