Mac youth includes grades 3/4 and 5/6
Season runs from Beg of August through end of October.
5/6 Tacke- Full contact 11 on field
3/4 Rookie Tackle-
This is FULL CONTACT TACKLE football. However, there are some differences with standard football. Namely, it is 7-on-7 and is played on a smaller field size. There are no kickoffs, punts or PATs. Check out USA Football's website for complete rules and FAQ. - Click here for more information.
The McMinnville Youth Football Flag football program will follow USA football’s rules for non-contact
7 on 7. The game is played on a smaller field and has slightly different rules than full contact football allowing players to improve their athletic abilities and learn the fundamental skills needed to play the game of football without contact. For more information on rules of play please visit
Help! It's my first year...what do I do?
Emails will be sent out just prior to the start of the season with important messages...keep an eye out for those. Also, upcoming events can be found on our facebook/instagram pages both Mcminnville Youth Football
What team am I on?
The coaches will notify players which team they are on soon after SPARQ evaluations. Further, you will receive a "Sports Engine Team" invitation in email for your assigned team.
SPARQ testing is a series of drills we use to fairly determine teams. We make every effort to divide teams equally
When are practices?
The season starts mid August. Check our calendar page for the practice/season start dates.
How many days per week is practice?
Prior to Labor Day, net practice time is 10 hours per week not counting water breaks. If the weather is hot we will schedule additional water breaks for hydration, which would make a difference of an additional 10 to 15 minutes of overall practice times. Practice will be a net 6 hours per week after school starts, generally 3-4 days per week per your head coach.
Where are practices?
Your head coach will notify you of your practice location. It is usually at Patton Middle School
When are games?
The game schedule is determined by the TVYFL. Games are all on Saturdays. Schedules are finalized by late August. As soon as we have the schedule we will get it to you ASAP
Where are games?
Games are spread out according to the clubs currently participating in the TVYFL.
What equipment do I need?
MYF will provide:
How much will I get to play?
Mcminnville Youth Football believes strongly in teaching and learning and less on the final score of a game. As such, we make every attempt to assign a starting position to all players (if team size permits). MYF follows the TVYFL mandated rules for playing time however. Note that attending and participating in practices is required (if you don't practice, don't expect to play).
While all this is good in theory, in the heat of a game, coaches are focused on the details of the game and may overlook swapping players in/out. If this is consistent and pervasive, please contact your coach to express your concerns. Please do not try to do this on game day or during a practice. Again, we strive to have kids learn the fundamentals and good sportsmanship, rather than winning at any cost.
How do I stay in contact with what is going on?
Are there parent meetings?
Parents will be notified of any upcoming parent meetings.
Are there camps that I should attend?
Yes! The Grizzlies Youth Camp is highly recommended and will count towards mandatory conditioning hours! Check the calendar for exact dates/times/locations.
What league are we in?
The McMinnville Youth Football program is now in the Tualatin Valley Youth Football League. This league has members from many schools around the area. We are no longer part of the Pacific Youth Football League.
Are there rules specific to youth football?
Although the league follows the OSAA High School rule book, there are exceptions and changes for youth.
You didn't answer my question!
Please contact your coach or the MYF Board and we will get you what you need. firstname.lastname@example.org