The primary purpose of the 6U Division is for children to learn football fundamentals and have fun. There are no team records, league standings, playoffs, trophies or championships.
In the 6U program, players learn to play football focusing on learning positions, throwing, catching and running. All players should learn the core positions on offense and defense. Parents/players can expect 1 practice and 1 game per week over the course of the regular season. Games are used for instructional purposes. Two Managers and Coaches will be on the field of play. Scoring and statistics are taken during each game only for instructional purposes. These statistics can be used to ensure each child is getting a fair share of attempts. There typically are no division standings, playoffs or All-star tournament play at the end of the season.
What is Expected from Players?
Players will learn the basics of the throwing, catching and running plays.
Players will learn the basic positions of defense and offense.
Players will learn how to be coached and to be a member of a team.
Players will learn by practicing drills, warm-up throwing/catching and other basic drills.
Players will develop hand-eye coordination and catching techniques without the fear of being hit by a football.
Players will develop an awareness of field positions.
Players will develop throwing overhand with proper mechanics, building arm strength and accuracy.
What is Expected from Volunteers and Parent Coaches?
Parents need to complete a background check before the season. Please check the Volunteer Page and utilize the Volunteer Form. There is no cost for the back ground check.
Parent Volunteers should participate in the League Safety Meeting and Coach preparation sessions. Please check the League Calendar for further details or correspondence from Director.
Parent Managers and Coaches should learn how to run a good practice with drills.
Parents on the field of play working with children, must have a back ground check.
Parent Managers and Coaches will be given a roster of players with contact information.
All player information is confidential and not to be given out to anyone or used for any other purpose than to afford team practices and games.
We follow the official NFL Flag rules (rule book PDF).
The season will start depending on the time of year. Practices are typically once per week with one game per week.
WCF does not allow players to play up. All registered players are assigned to the proper division/league program based upon the age. The important part of playing is to develop an appreciation for drills, rules and building upon repetition. Games are a reflection of how well the players are learning. Coaches will use the games for continuous instruction and reinforcement of learning good mechanics, good sportsmanship and work ethic.
Organize practice time so that all players are involved and moving. Split the players into groups and use the station format if possible, especially during mini camps.
ON THE FIELD COACHING:
Two coaches may be on the field to help coach on offense or defense.
Although there are no records, the referee and coaches usually keep track of the game score. Coaches are free to track the scores, touches, etc. however they see fit.
All players must be given the opportunity to play every position at least during the mini camp and first 2 practices. Coaches will let the players know that they will take turns playing offense or defense.
Coaches may make a joint decision to play or cancel games due to rain or wet conditions, even if the league has agreed to play.
If the individual team manager's wish to give the children a small token of accomplishment at the end of the season they are welcome to do so. There should be no individual MVP or similar type awards.