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Licking Heights Youth Sports League (LHYSL) is a non-profit organization that provides youth sports to local children who are 1st – 6th graders. 
LHYSL programs are focused on teaching basic fundamentals, conditioning, discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork as it pertains to full-contact Tackle Football, side line Cheerleading, Cheerleading competitions, and Wrestling
LHYSL Programs Offered
TACKLE FOOTBALL is a competitive full-contact league provided in 3 age divisions (Mini: grades 1-2, Junior: grades 3-4, Senior: grades 5-6). Games played at these various levels will be played against teams from nearby associations under Licking County League Youth Football (LCLYF).
CHEERLEADING is an instructional league for football sideline cheer provided in 3 age divisions (Mini: grades 1-2, Junior: grades 3-4, Senior: grades 5-6). Games attended will coincide with the tackle football progam.
FLAG FOOTBALL is an Co-ed instructional league for kids Pre-K up to grade 6 which will focus on teaching basic fundamentals, conditioning and teamwork as it pertains to non-contact flag football.
WRESTLING is a competitive league for kids K to 6th grade which will focus on teaching fundamentals of the sport of wrestling.
CAMPS & COMPETITIONS are offered along with the above programs such as a Youth Football camp, Cheer Camp, Cheerleading Competition and/or Expo and open Wrestling mat times.

How do I register my son/daughter?
All our registration is online.:
1. Register and pay online at www.LHYSL.org
2. All required waiver forms will be in the online process.

Does my child have to attend LH Camp and/or combine to play football?
Your child does not have to attend the LH Camp on July 26th and 27th, though LHYSL encourages them to. Camp instruction is provided by the LH Varsity coaches and football players and is a great opportunity to learn new skills, brush up on the fundamentals, and interact with the high school coaching staff. Attendance at the combine on July 28th and/or July 29th is required to allow for evaluation of players prior to team draft. Please notify the league at [email protected] if your son cannot attend at least 1 day of the combine.

Does my child have to attend camp to cheer?
Your child does not have to attend LH cheer camp (date TBD), but we strongly encourage them to. Camp instruction is provided by the LHHS coaches and cheerleaders and is a great opportunity to learn new skills, brush up on the fundamentals, and interact with the high school coaching staff.

Can my child attend camp but not register for football or cheer?
Yes. Your child can attend camp without registering for the 2021 tackle football or cheer season. Camp instruction is provided by the LHHS coaches and football players which is a great opportunity to learn new skills, brush up on the fundamentals, and interact with the high school cheers staff and coaching staff.

What do I need to buy my football player?
Your registration fee covers the league providing helmet, chin-guard, practice jersey, game jersey, game pants. You will need to provide a mouth guard, maroon game socks, practice pants, and football cleats. Most kids will go through several mouth guards in a season, so if you can get them in multi-packs.

What do I need to buy my cheerleader?
Your registration fee covers the League providing game spanks, bodysuit, cheer skirt and shell, and hair bow. You will need to provide socks and shoes.

When does practice start and how long do, they last?
Football practices will begin the week of August 2nd and cheerleading practices also on the week of August 2nd. Before the school year starts, football will practice 4 days per week and cheer 3 days per week. Once classes begin, practices are 2-3 days per week (not on Fridays) and last up to 2 hours, depending on daylight. Days of the week and actual times are determined by each team’s/squad’s head coach. Typically, football practices are T,W,TH or M,W,Th from 6-8 p.m.

Where will practices be held?
Practices for both Football and Cheer will be held on the Licking Heights Jr High School (old High School) grounds next to and around the varsity football stadium.

What Division is my child in?
The League Divisions are divided as follows: Mini is 1st and 2nd grade, Junior is 3rd and 4th grade, and Senior is 5th and 6th grade. These are based on what entering grade the child will be.

What team will my football player be on?
After the mandatory Combine (July 28th and/or 29th), the head coaches have a draft where the teams are selected. The draft will be held on July 30th in the evening and then coach will contact each of his players that day. There usually at least one team or squad per division. If registration numbers are high enough there will be multiple teams and squads per division. Equipment will then be handed out the next day on July 31st in the morning (exact time TBD). Kids are fitted for each piece and jersey’s ordered, so it is critical that you attend.

What squad will my cheerleader be on?
Cheerleaders attend an Evaluation July 28th and/or 29th at Licking Heights Jr High School. The head cheer coaches attend a draft on appx. July 30th, then the parents will be notified that day. Cheer equipment is then usually handed out the next day on July 31st, but can be given out within the next week, date TBD. Kids are fitted for each piece and sizing, so it is critical that you attend.

Are the football games competitive?
Yes! We are part of the Licking County league so we will be playing other schools in the county. All games are on official fields with scoreboards and official referees. There is a regular season then a 3-week playoff system that will determine a county champion in each division. This league is very competitive. Although we stress our young athletes learn the fundamentals of the sport, being on a team, and to have fun but we also like to win too! We are very proud of the number of championships the LHYSL have won in all three divisions over the last 15 years.

How many games will we play?
The regular season usually includes a scrimmage game day (“Opening Day”), and then appx. 6 games. There is a 3-week playoff bracket that ends with the league championship game. Cheerleaders also have a cheer competition at the end of the season.

When are games and where are they played?
Games are played one time per week on a Saturday or Sunday at fields throughout Licking County. Our home games are at Craig Field behind Licking Heights Intermediate school. A list of game locations can be found on the Licking County football league website. Your coach or team mom will provide you with the game schedule as soon as it is available (usually mid-August).

Will I have to do fundraising?
Fundraising is mandatory for $50.00. LHYSL will have two fundraisers, candy bar sale for $30.00 and a Big Ten Championship Raffle for $20.00. Proceeds from our fundraisers help support the league and the athletes such as football helmets and pom poms for cheer. Everyone does have an option to “opt out” of fundraising by just paying the $50 during the online registration process.

Will I have to volunteer during the season?
Yes. Volunteering is a very key component of the LHYSL and every parent is expected to volunteer to serve in the concession stand during one game or work the chains during one game. Concession shifts are never during your child’s game, so you will not miss seeing him/her participate. Working the chains is usually during your child’s game, so many enjoy this task to be up-close and personal with the action. During playoffs, parents are responsible for filling these spots in addition to the regular season volunteer shift. Your team mom will approach you with a schedule.

Who do I contact to become a volunteer coach or assistant?
When you are registering your child online there is a section of available volunteer positions, just fill that out and the LHYSL board will automatically be notified, and you will here from us usually with a few days. You can also email us at [email protected]

What requirements do I need to become a volunteer coach or assistant?
We look for people who have a good knowledge of football or cheerleading. All candidates will need to take a background check, child abuse awareness online seminar, and an online concussion protocol course.

Do I have to provide team/squad snacks?
Most teams/squads do have a snack after the games. Team moms issue a schedule so that usually each parent is assigned one game. Typically, one parent is assigned a healthy snack and another parent is assigned a drink. Team moms are asked not to collect money from parents for a season and do the snacks themselves, as this creates complications in tracking funds -- except in the case were a team mom collects funds for a single game and arranges for the after-game snack to be provided by the concession stand.


Field Status

  • Craig Field - Home Games

    Updated: 05/18/21 10:45AM
  • LH JR High School - Camp/Combine

    Updated: 07/25/21 8:38PM
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