General Information

Updated Wednesday May 31, 2017 by Amy Grosso.

General Information

Groton Dunstable Youth Football and Cheer is an organized youth football and cheering program. The program teaches the basic skills and concepts of both football and cheerleading while promoting and encouraging academic excellence, sportsmanship, discipline, responsibility, and respect.  

Groton Dunstable Youth Football and Cheer is a member of the Central Mass Youth Football & Cheer Conference, and a charter member of American Youth Football 

** IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CHEER PLEASE VISIT -  https://ayershirleyyouthfootball.siplay.com

Football information 

Practice:

Practices are held at Cow Pond field. During the month of August, practices are 4 nights a week. Once school starts, practices are reduced to either 3 nights per week or 2 nights and Saturday morning.

Games:

We have an 8/9 week game schedule. Games are played on Sundays. Our home field is at Cow Pond.

Equipment:

GDYFC provides the full football uniform. Players are required to purchase their own cleats and girdle.

Fee:

The cost of the program is $200 per child. Financial assistance is available.  Please contact our treasurer or registrar for help.

• $25 discount for 2nd child registration per household
• $50 discount for 3 or more registrations per household

Football Team by Grade Details - The Central Mass Youth Football League organizes teams by grade (referred to as the All American Division).     

We expect to have one combined team for 2nd and 3rd graders and then have at least one team for each of the 4th through 8th grade levels. If there are insufficient players at any grade level, we will attempt to combine grades by moving players from the younger grade up a level if they meet the minimum age requirements.

The following chart helps to break down how the teams will be compiled by grades, including maximum and minimum grade and age levels for each. 

ALL GRADES AND AGES DETERMINED AS OF 12/31/2010

TEAM

MAX GRADE

MIN GRADE

MIN AGE

MAX AGE

2nd and 3rd grade

3

2

6

8

4th grade

4

3

8

10

5th grade

5

4

9

11

6th grade

6

5

10

12

7th grade

7

6

11

13

8th grade

8

7

12

14

Players who have advanced a grade or are young for their grade may play down a grade level if they meet age criteria.

Football Playoffs:

Should any team advance beyond Regionals, GDYFC will contribute $2,000. All other money must be fundraised by the team.

Thank You,

GDYFC Board