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Football Information

Football Program

The football season officially begins on August 1st by national rule from Pop Warner. Practices begin August 1st, 2024.

Football will practice 5:00-7:00pm (arrive 4:45) at the Half Moon Bay High School Baseball field.
Practice will be weekdays August 1st - 16th, they will then be Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays staring August 20th.

Attendance/Commitment level
A participant must be willing and able to attend 3 practices/week throughout the season in addition to ALL games on Saturdays OR Sundays. If you are going to miss practices or games for any reason you need to talk to your Head Coach. Parents, your child will rely on you to get them to practice and games in a timely matter. Please remember that this is a very structured program with a heavy emphasis on practice and the repetitive teaching of important skills and safe techniques. Do not register if you cannot make the time/travel commitment.

Players need to arrive on time and ready for practice/games.
Be sure to ALWAYS bring water and your complete gear bag along with tennis shoes and sweatshirt.

Registration to a Team
A candidate cannot begin practice with a team until they have officially registered. Registration consists of completing and submitting items (Parental Consent, Physical Fitness & Medical History, Proof of Age, and Scholastic Fitness)

Football Athletes are given a gear bag with pants, game socks, shoulder pads, practice jersey, game jerseys, and a helmet.
These items are to be returned when the season concludes and your gear deposit will be returned.
Athletes need to have football cleats, girdles, mouth guards and a protective cup to take the field. Players are encouraged to get a padded football shirt but not required.

 Mandatory Conditioning Football
All football players must complete 10 hours of conditioning prior to receiving equipment or be allowed to participate in contact per Pop Warner National. Conditioning is a crucial part to be successful on the field both physically and mentally. Attendance will be taken.

Pop Warner Certification Football
A participant is not part of a team roster until they are officially certified by Bay Area Youth Football & Cheer Pop Warner.  Any participant who does not pass certification, may not be able to compete in the season.  No registration refunds will be given for failed certification. 

The Football Season 
The Pop Warner Football Season is kicked-off with a game that's played on the Sunday following Certification Day as a Jamboree Game. There are eight (8) games in the regular season.  The official game schedule for the season will not be released until after Certification Day, and subject to changes during the season. There is an entrance fee for jamboree and post season games for ages 16 and up, non participants and coaches. Post season begins the week after our last regular game and can end in mid-November.
We DO PLAY on Labor Day and Pumpkin Festival weekends!! 
Football game weekends are every weekend from August 31st- October 27th, post season runs November 2nd-23rd 

A participant must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average/70 percent in school in order to participate during the season.

Football teams must follow the MPR rule for every team and every player. Each player is required to play a minimum of 10 plays per game. Failure to adhere to MPR requirements will result in forfeiture of game in addition to league policies. Each team must have 2 volunteers at each game to record and spot MPRS or the game will result in a forfeit. Please read about MPR recording so you are ready to help mpr.pdf

All coaches are volunteers. Coaches must be background checked, CPR certified and complete the USA Football course to take the field and coach. Teams are allowed 1 head coach and up to 4 assistant coaches.

Participation Details for 2024

Football cost is $325.00 + a separate $100.00 gear deposit check

As a participant, in addition to the registration fees you may also incur some of the following costs: 
Football: cleats, girdle, mouthpiece, other related protective equipment that is not issued by Coastside Youth Football + Cheer.

Registrations fees cover: practice facilities, game day field usage, insurances, association equipment, game fees, and much more. 


to register Participant photo must be uploaded: headshot no hat no glasses and birth certificate.

Season starts August 1st. Games are on the weekends and we travel throughout the Bay Area, North Bay and South Bay. Game schedules are not made until the week of our first game so you need to be very flexible. We need a minimum of 16 football players to field a team and attend all games.
WE DO play on Holiday weekends and Pumpkin festival.
Football will practice 5:00-7:00pm (arrive 4:45) at the Half Moon Bay High School Baseball field.
Practice will be weekdays August 1st - 16th, they will then be Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays staring August 20th.

As a 100% volunteer-based organization, we will need help from each of our player’s families.
Each family will need to fulfill volunteer hours. We require a 10-hour volunteer commitment from each of our player’s families or there is a $300 non volunteer buyout.
All of the coaching staff, team parent and/or managers, and board members donate their time to create a successful season. 

Parent/Guardian and Spectator Policy for practices and games

Parent/Guardian and Spectator Policy for practices and games:
  • Please be prompt to drop off and pickup from practices
  • You are welcomed stay and watch practices
  • Please watch practices and games from the bleachers
  • Please stay off the practice/game fields while watching
  • Please DO NOT coach from the bleachers
  • Per Half Moon Bay High School Policy, dogs are NOT allowed on the campus, please leave your furry friends at home
  • Please contact your head coach via email, phone or at the end of practice with any questions or concerns

Contact Us

CYA Football + Cheer

PO Box 539 
Half Moon Bay, California 94019

Email : [email protected]
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