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Coastside Youth Association Football + Cheer

Welcome to Coastside Youth Association Football + Cheer

Football & Cheer Programs

Football + Cheer Programs 
The football and cheer season officially begins on August 1st by national rule from Pop Warner. Practices begin August 1st, 2024.
*Football will practice 5:00-7:00pm at the Half Moon Bay High School Baseball field.
*Cheer practices will be held at Sea Crest School

Practices are five (5) days a week starting August 1st for three weeks. Practices are then reduced to three (3) days a week for the rest of the season. Practice times are 4:45-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. (Dates and times are subject to change as needed)

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

Pop Warner Certification Football + Cheer
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

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

The Football + Cheer Season 
The Pop Warner Football & Cheer 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. The cheer competition schedule has not been released yet. There is an entrance fee for jamboree and post season games for ages 16 and up. 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!! 

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

The following shall be the Minimum Mandatory Play Rule (MPR) for all Pop Warner teams: 16-25 Players (10 Plays), 26-30 Players (8 Plays) and 31-35 Players (6 Plays).All MPRs should be based on eligible players at the time of the game.

  • The plays must be from the line of scrimmage.
  • Kickoffs, extra points, QB intentionally spiking the ball and free kicks shall not be used in fulfilling the MPR requirement.
  • A play shall not count toward fulfillment of the MPR if the play
  • results in a penalty which causes the down to be replayed.
  • All players shall be provided their mandatory plays by participation in “active” plays, without the intent to minimize the action or integrity of the plays. Plays such as, but not limited to, having the center snap the ball to the quarterback, and then the quarterback fall to the ground, while substitutes are playing the other positions, shall NOT be considered as active plays.
  • All players shall receive their mandatory plays by the end of the third quarter, or they shall enter the game at the start of the fourth quarter, and remain in the game until they have received their required number of plays.
Failure to adhere to MRP requirements will result in forfeiture of game in addition to enforcement policies. Each team must have an MPR Recorder and Spotter during each game to make sure all players meet the requirement during games. 

Participation Info 2023

Football cost is $325.00 plus a separate $100.00 gear deposit check.
Cheer cost is $250.00 plus uniform cost $250.00

As a participant, in addition to the registration fees you may also incur some of the following costs: Football Cleats,  Mouthpiece,  Football Gloves, Other related protective equipment that is not issued by Coastside Youth Football + Cheer.
Cheer sneakers, undershirt and bloomers.
Registrations fees cover: field usage, insurances, equipment, game fees, competition fees and much more. 



UPLOAD ALL PAPERWORK ON WEBSITE TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION. Association needs hardcopies of: Player picture, wallet size no hat; Birth Certificate and Physical

Practices start on August 1st, season runs until mid December. 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.
We need a minimum of 5 cheerleaders to field a squad. Cheerleader's will compete in 2 competitions and attend games for sideline cheer. 

As a 100% volunteer-based organization, we will need help from each of our player’s families. Please volunteer! We require a 10-hour volunteer commitment from each of our player’s families. All of the coaching staff, team parent and/or managers, and board members donate their time to create a successful season. 

Birth date cutoff is July 31st. See age based schematic for details 

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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