Key Dates

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Cheer Uniform Fitting

Cheer Camp - $10
Held at Elevation Cheer
(Date TBD)

Mandatory Cheer Uniform Sizing – Elevation Cheer location during camp

PRactice Schedule

Practices begin Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Held at Elevation Cheer

Coaches of both football and cheer WILL contact you with specifics

Equipment Issue & Official Weigh-In (Football)

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Corriher Lipe Middle School Gym

Football equipment consists of helmet, shoulder pads, chin strap & mouthpiece only.

Opening Day

Saturday, September 25, 2021
South Rowan High School

Picture Day

October 2, 2021
West Rowan Middle School


Equipment Return

TBD - Coaches will update on specific dates/times

Real Time Updates

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Rowan County Youth Football League is a non-profit organization located in Rowan County, North Carolina. It was created to give all children in 2nd-6th grades the opportunity to participate in organized youth football/cheerleading. Founded in 1987, the RCYFL emphasizes academics and athletics and promotes fair play, good sportsmanship, and congenial fellowship among its participants and volunteers. Teams are formed to represent all areas of the county. Participants are assigned to teams based on boundaries established by the RCYFL.
Physicals must be on the form North Carolina High School Athletic Sports Participation Exam or a signed statement by a physician that each child is physically fit to participate. A receipt from Dr. office will not be accepted. Copy of physical must be presented before child can participate. Please visit the forms section for a downloadable version. Birth Certificate must be a copy of the actual birth certificate on file with the state of birth. A mother’s copy or the copy with feet prints is NOT an actual birth certificate. Proof of School Attending must be last year’s report card if child is still in that school, a signed note from school on letterhead, middle school schedule. AGENDAS OR SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. Team assignment for private/home school children will be determined by public elementary school district for home address.
Football equipment consists of helmet, shoulder pads, chin strap & mouthpiece only.
Games // Practices

Equipment Day - September 11, 2021 
Corriher Lipe Middle School Gym

  • West area: TBA
  • East area: TBA
  • South area: TBA
  • Cheer Fitting: TBA

Football equipment consists of helmet, shoulder pads, chin strap & mouthpiece only.

Equipment day is the only official weigh-in day. Players not weighed with their team on their official date & time will not be eligible to be ball carriers for the 2021 season. NO EXCEPTIONS. DO NOT request to weigh in early due to trips or plans.

All RCYFL property must be turned in at each team’s final game. Coaches will update on specific dates/times. This applies to players & coaches. (Shoulder pads and helmets).

Damage to and/or loss of equipment shall be the responsibility of the participant’s parent or guardian. No decals or stickers of any type are to be placed on helmets except approved cling fit decals. All helmets must be cleaned prior to turning in with cling decals removed. A helmet cleaning station will be provided. RCYFL equipment is not to be defaced or changed in any way. Helmet cleaning station will be available for mandatory cleaning.

2021 Game Dates / Locations: September 25 - TBA (Picture Day) Additional Dates - TBA
Picture Day: team pictures will be taken 1 hour prior to game time. Please see the schedule section provided under the information tab for specific game times. Practice Schedule: Practices will begin on Tuesday, September 7th. Each team coach is responsible for setting up his or her practice schedule. Coaches of both football and cheer WILL contact you for time and place of practice. Please do not contact Board Members for this information.
The Rowan County Youth Football League is a not-for-profit organization. RCYFL receives no outside funding from any other financial sources other than team sponsorship and registration fees. The admission price to RCYFL games this season will be $3.00 for ages 12 yrs and up, $1.00 for ages 6-11 yrs and under 6 yrs old is free. CASH ONLY. No bills larger than a $20 will be accepted. The RCYFL does not allow fundraisers held by individual teams or areas. No persons will be allowed to use the RCYFL/YFL logo or name in any printed materials or represent themselves as an agent of RCYFL/YFL. No smoking, vaping, tobacco or alcohol on school property. NO PETS ALLOWED. No exceptions. Children not involved in a game must have adult supervision at all times. (this means with parent in stands) Pick up after yourself and throw away your trash. RCYFL has a 'zero-tolerance' policy for poor or abusive behavior at games AND practices


In the interest of a positive experience for all participants, the RCYFL adheres to a strict code of conduct. Please review this policy under the info tab at your convenience.