Hello and welcome to the O.C.Y.F.L. Webpage.
Recently there were some league flyers distributed to our local elementary schools. There was a common error on the flyer. Please discard the error and find that the flyer should have read 35 years of community embrace. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience and or misunderstandings. We will be distributing more flyers with the correct spelling in the next few days. We have been in business for 35 years and we pride ourselves on providing our community with great services for your children. Our goal is to continue to provide excellence in learning and fundamentals.
OCYFL was established in early 1980. We are a non profit organization. Our organization is run solely off of sponsorship and fundraisers. It is truly thanks to our community that we are able to provide this program for all children who reside in the Otero county vicinity . All Commissioners and Coaches volunteer their time. No one is paid nor reimbursed for their time and efforts.
O.C.Y.F.L Is not affiliated with the city of Alamogordo New Mexico or any other sports organization.
The city of Alamogordo has graciously permitted our league to utilizes the Griggs Sports Complex for the sole use of of holding our events and games. We are required to follow all set city rules to provide insurance coverage and to have a release form on file for each player. Our goal is to continue to provide a stable and learning program for all the kids of Otero County the opportunity .
Our flag football program is a Co-Ed program which is now in it's Fifth year. Currently we hold 13 teams . Our flag football season will begin in Late June and run all the way through August. Schedules will be up for display soon.
Ages range from 4 – 7. Each team holds a maximum of 15 Players and a minimum of 6 Players. Our registration fee is $ 35.00 and includes one game shirt.
What you child will need to play.
All other equipment is provided.
All games are held Thursday evenings and Saturday Mornings. Practices are held weekly 2-3 days a week., day's and times are left up to each coach
Practices does not exceed 60 minutes per session. . And games shall not exceed 60-70 minutes.
Physicals are not required at this level as our program is a not recognized as a contact sport. Therefore we do not promote competitiveness at this level. Therefore score is not kept.
All flag football athletes shall remain together as a team through out the duration of their time spent with OCYFL.
Our tackle football program is now on it's 35th year.
Our tackle football program is also Co-Ed. Our program has two separate age divisions. Our peewee division ages range from 7–9.
Our youth division ages range from 10-12.
our registration fee is $75.00. this fee includes.
We are honored and privileged to provide our Military families a 10% discount off our registration for tackle football.
Our season begins in August and runs through to late November. We host an annual Superbowl event for the two teams in each division that progresses past our playoff season. Each participant does receive a token for this event so no kid is left out. Our practices are held 5 days a week for a 2 hour maximum. This is so the kids can gain as much knowledge of the sport as they can.
Each team has a minimum of 24 players and a minimum of 12 players per team. Our games are held every Saturday beginning in September at the Griggs sports complex and other local school fields.
How to become a coach.
To become a coach for our league is not hard to do at all. We do require that each coach does have the football experience and knowledge to pass onto his/her team. All coaches must submit a background check. All first time coaches must provide a background check from WWW.sentrtylink.com this is a requirement that must be met every two years after their second year they must submit a background check from our local police department.
We have partnered up with USA football and All of our coaches must take an online heads up football course. This course will provide each coach more knowledge of the sport they will become familiar with different techniques and procedures to better our athletes. This program is paid for by O.C.Y.F.L. Each team has a total sum of five coaches. Each coach is given a different task pending on what position is needed to be taught.
Thank you to our community for your support.