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Williamsville Jr.


How long is the season?
The regular season start on the last Monday of July and runs until the last week of October.  Williamsville Cup Games will be held the last weekend in October.

Where do you play?
All of our home games and practices are held at the North Amherst Rec Center at 4415 Millersport Highway, East Amherst NY 14051

What kind of time commitment does football require?
Three to four practice per week (depending if there is a game on the weekend) and game on Saturday or Sunday. Practices and games usually last about an 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on the age group and coach.

What is the number of players for each team?
For football teams, the maximum number of player is twenty-five (25). The minimum number of players is fourteen (14).

What are the weight limits for football players?
NEYSA has a defined weight and age limit for each division of the teams. The following is a breakdown of those limits:
6 & 7 - Mini 90 lbs.
8 & 9 - Freshman 110 lbs.
10 & 11 - Junior Varsity 135 lbs.
12 & 13 - Varsity 160 lbs.

What is the Striper rule?
A player who is designated a Striper will remain a Striper for the remainder of the season for which they are participating. A Striper may only play on the offensive or defensive line and may only line up between the tackles on offense and between the defensive ends on defense. Striper players are not allowed on kickoff or kick receive teams and are not allowed to advance the ball on offense, defense or special teams. A maximum of two (3) Striper players are allowed on either side of the ball at any one play.
The Striper rule was instituted to allow the larger youth the opportunity to play football and by instituting the above requirements also allows for a competitive balance for each member organization by restricting the Striper player's ability to generate significant force (ie: running the ball or blitzing from a linebacker position).

Is there a minimum play rule?
NEYSA has established a six (6) play minimum play rule for those players who attend practice regularly and are not restricted to play due to health or disciplinary reasons. Each member organization must keep a record of the minimum six (6) plays for all regular and post season games and must make the documentation readily available for review by the opposing teams and/or a NEYSA official representative.

When do we register, and how much does it cost?
Registration runs from April 1st to July 7th. The cost is $220 plus a $40 fundraiser fee due at registration, there is an additional $100 Non Volunteer (concession stand buy-out) fee per player for families who choose not to volunteer. 

How do I register?
During registration season, (April 1st thru July 7th) open click on the Online Registration link to register or login into your account to see what programs are available. Then follow the instructions to register for 2023 Football season.

What does registration include?
Registration fee will cover: all games and league fee, twilled jersey with last name on it, helmet stickers, mouth piece and 1 banquet ticket.   Football equipment are not included in the cost of registration. Football players will need to purchase a helmet and shoulder pads. Shoulder pads can be rented thru Williamsville Jr at a first come first serve basis as we only have a limited amount.  In additional to helmets and shoulder pads families are responsible to purchase black football game pants and pads (we recommend integrated pants), practice jersey, athletic support cup and molded cleats (screw on cleat are NOT permitted).

What is your league’s refund policy?
It is the policy of the Williamsville Jr. that a $25 nonrefundable football registration fee once a participant has been registered.  Williamsville Jr will refund the remainder of the fees until we place our uniform order, at the request of the participant’s family. Once uniforms are ordered, no refunds will be given.

What are the requirements for coaches?
All coaches must have a minimum Coaching certification from USA Football. All football coaches must be participating in USA Football's "HEADSUP" tackling program. Each coach must sign and comply with the NEYSA "Coaches Code of Conduct".
Each coach must undergo a confidential background check to ensure they are in good standing and that there are no serious (felonious) charges against them.
Only certified and authorized individuals for each member organization are allowed on the sidelines during any game (preseason, regular or postseason). Failure to comply with this requirement could result in significant penalty against the violation team and/or organization.

I’d like to coach. How do I volunteer?
We welcome coaches, and if you don’t have experience, we’ll support you, and give you the tools you need. Please visit the volunteer page and select assistant coach or team parent, or indicate your interest on your registration form.

Can I sponsor a team or make a donation to the league?
Yes, and we are most grateful to our local business partners. Please contact Jim Schihl at [email protected] or visit our sponsorship page for more details. Click here.

How do I contact you if I have additional questions?
Please e-mail us at [email protected] 


Williamsville Jr. Football & Cheer
 P.O. Box 682
Getzville, New York 14068

Phone: 716-329-7128
Email: [email protected]

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