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2010 Midwest Youth Football Championships



THE MIDWEST YOUTH FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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BREAKING NEWS! The 2011 Midwest Youth Football Championships (MYFC) have upgraded! Returning for our 12th straight season, we will still be indoors but we will now be playing on much safer grass-like FieldTurf that every team in the NFL has upgraded to. No more worries of turf burn, twisted knees/ankles or concussions from the hard old-fashioned AstroTurf. No more misaligned seams either! Also, each team will have its own full sidelines and there will be no fans behind either bench! The 2011 MYFC will be held INDOORS starting on 10/30-10/30, followed 11/06-11/06 at the beautiful Lake Barrington Fieldhouse in northern Illinois (Click for video tour)! The LBF is home to national football combines as well as a training facility for NFL players and NFL Draft hopefuls from around the Midwest, including Tommy Zbikowski (Ravens) and Brett Basanez (Northwestern starting QB).

This is an official, full 120-yard football field with goal posts, indoors and climate controlled to 65 degrees. No more worries about rain, snow, ice, cold, mud, etc!

The MYFC remains the best, most exciting and well-run football tournament in the Midwest. While more than half the teams are from the Midwest area, the tournament is open to all teams from around the country, or around the world!

The MYFC is a sports vacation for the whole family featuring a two-day, two-game football tournament.

NOTE: Returning in 2011, we have contracted with a professional filming company to shoot high definition video of the entire tournament! Each game is professionally filmed with full 1080p HD cameras and each DVD will include both of your team's games from the tournament. All games will have graphics and scores edited in giving each game a televised feel.

Choose from different formats:
* Standard DVD
* HD Digital Copy (.mov to be played on computer - in High Definition)
* DVD & HD Digital Copy (Receive both the Standard DVD & HD Copy at a 27% discount)
* HD Blu Ray DVD

Pre-order your DVD by clicking here!

Click here for a sample
Brackets for weekend A

Practice Schedule Weekend A


Brackets for weekend B

Practice Schedule Weekend B
Items to remember:
1. No need to bring chairs, there will be bleachers on the entire second floor observation deck. No worries about having to struggle to see over the players, every fan has a great seat!
2. We play with live special teams and no coaches will be allowed on the field or in the huddle.
3. Each team needs to bring both jerseys (Home and Away)
4. To avoid "turf burn" please wear long sleeves
5. Each team will need to provide 3 volunteer chain gang members for at least one of your games.
6. Every team needs to bring both cleats and regular athletic shoes to the tournament. Cleats will be worn outside for pre-game warm-ups (unless you play the first game either day). Once inside the dome no plastic or metal "cleats" are allowed. Any type of basketball, tennis or rubber bottom shoe will work. Most shoe companies make an "indoor turf" shoe that has small rubber "nubs" on the bottom, those are acceptable. Here are some great examples of acceptable, affordable rubber bottom nub indoor turf shoes:
Shoe sample 1
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Shoe sample 3

Basically if the shoe makes any noise when walking on concrete they can't be worn. You can go to www.zappos.com and search "turf shoe". To be honest, if your kids have good basketball shoes they will work very well.



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8th grade teams in the 2011 MYFC Weekend A (10/29/11-10/30/11):
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This year we are seeking top teams from around the Midwest. As always, spots will be open on a first come first served basis, to the entire country to teams who have a winning history and enthusiastic fans. All interested teams should obtain an 2011 Entry Form as soon as possible by clicking here. Although the 2 teams from the previous years MYFC Championship are given registration priority whenever possible, applications are taken on earliest postmark basis. All teams who wait to enter the MYFC later risk having no competition spaces left open for their football squads. Because of the tremendous early interest in the MYFC, all teams wishing to attend should request a Registration Form A.S.A.P. Just like last year, the Registration Fee is completely NON-REFUNDABLE to ensure only those planning to attend register and occupy a valuable competition space.

If there are spots open on October 1st we will be contacting local teams (Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota area) with no more than 1 loss to fill any remaining positions. All teams are selected to attend the MYFC based on the following factors:
  1. Solid, fair coaching (NO "bending" the rules, NO "stacking" teams, NO running up the score)
  2. Player conduct (NO swearing, NO trash talking, NO fighting, NO arguing with officials)
  3. Enthusiastic, ample parent support (we survive on fun, LOUD parents)
  4. Winning tradition or a winning season (in order to become the premier youth tournament we need the ability to match your team competitively against other attending teams. While the MYFC will contain league champions, it contains many teams who are not league champions, but have a history of being very competitive. Many teams decide to attend the MYFC at the start of the season based on their prior years performance.)


Our Goal
To provide kids, parents and other adult followers with a first-class season finale trip to be remembered for the rest of their lives.

Football Game Specifics and Officials

At the Midwest Youth Football Championships, all teams play two games, win or lose. All teams are scheduled to play on Saturday with a second game played on Sunday. Teams winning both games are declared Midwest Regional Champions. Teams who lose the Championship game are declared Midwest Divisional Champions. Winners of the Consolation (3rd place) Game are declared Festival Champions and teams who lose both games are declared Festival Runner-up. All teams are awarded a team trophy.

Every attempt is made to allow groups bringing multiple teams to play their games consecutively at the same field, especially during their first game.

All MYFC football games are officiated by state certified crews with extensive youth and high school football experience. All divisions play in accordance with American high school rules with a few variations implemented for the safety of the participants.

Tournament Specific Rules:

The MYFC uses the WIAA rules as a base and then adds these tweaks:

  1. The only weight restriction will be on runningbacks/quarterbacks/KR/PR which must be 160 lbs. or less (140 lbs. or less for 7th grade). Players over the running back weight limit can not take a hand off of any sort, but they can accept forward passes. Forward passes can be behind the line of scrimmage. Players over the weight limit can not accept a pitch, hand off or lateral. Kick and punt returners must be under the 160 lb. (140 lb.) weight as well. Tight Ends, Wide Receivers, Linemen, or any defensive position can be any weight. If a QB is over the weight limit he can still pass the ball but may not run the ball. Kickers/Punters can be any weight but if they are over 160 lbs. they can not carry the ball. Punters, regardless of weight, CAN throw the ball. If a ball carrier is over the 160 lb weight limit and carries the ball across the line of scrimmage (bad snap, fake, flushed from the pocket, etc) it will be a penalty. The Penalty for violation of this rule is a dead ball foul with loss of down but no loss of yardage.

    SCORING:
  2. Two points for kicked extra point, one point for run or passed extra point.
  3. A team may have the option of kicking or receiving after any score or at the half, if they are 17 or more points behind.

Balancing to get Competitive Match-ups
This 2-game, bowl-style football event has thrived due to the clean, competitive football games played by honest football programs wishing to come to end their season like so many college teams do!

The MYFC Competition Committee does it's best to ensure quality game match-ups by using age & weight information, as well as other vital team / league information. With the information obtained from the MYFC registration form, competitive football match-ups are the rule, not the exception (as is the case at most smaller tournaments)! This is the main reason why the MYFC has grown to its present status as the Midwest's finest, most admired post-season youth football competition.

Roster Requirements:
All teams must submit both an MYFC team roster and a copy of a certified league roster by October 1st. Rosters must be presented in MicroSoft Excel format and include jersey number(s), player date, height, weight, position and date of birth. MYFC does not require that all of the players on your league roster make the trip to the MYFC. Several may not be able to attend due to family commitments, injuries, etc. The MYFC roster should give an accurate list of all players currently playing for your team and must have a minimum of 15 players with no maximum limit. You are allowed to add three players to this roster with MYFC approval, if you are short of players. These players must come from other youth teams in your area and may not be former players of any organized school football program. The addition of more than three players is allowed at the MYFC only under very rare circumstances.

The MYFC Team Package:
Football teams who travel to a post-season competition are often disappointed, making the trip memorable for all the wrong reasons! The MYFC is an exciting football weekend that is designed to ensure the entire event goes smoothly. Every team is guaranteed the following:

  • MYFC Football team trophies (every team, regardless of finish)

  • Every player from EVERY team will receive a custom medal cast in the official MYFC logo.

  • Unlimited admission into all MYFC games

  • Discounted Hotel Plans Available: we will be posting the official discount hotel link shortly. Teams are NOT required to stay overnight or use the discounted hotel.

HOTELS

IMPORTANT Unlike past years we are NOT requiring that each team book a set amount of rooms. All that we ask is that you use either the links provided below to book your rooms online or call the toll free 1-800-780-5733 number and discount code (65163) provided to book your rooms over the phone. Even if you are familiar with the area and want to book a different hotel than those listed below PLEASE still use the 1-800-780-5733 number and discount code (65163) and the customer service rep will assist you in booking rooms at whatever hotel you choose, in any city. This is the best way to get the lowest discount price and also help us keep track of who is staying where.

Budget Hotels

$58.65, Super 8, Crystal Lake, IL, 16 minutes northwest of MYFC
Click Here to book online

$62.90, Hampton Inn and Suites, Hoffman Estates, IL, 20 minutes south of MYFC on I-90
Click Here to book online

$94.00 Holiday Inn Express, Lake Zurich, IL, 10 minutes east of MYFC
Click Here to book online


Indoor Waterpark Hotels

$99.00, Mayan Adventure Waterpark at the Waverton Hotel, Elmhurst, IL, 40 minutes southeast of the MYFC,
Click Here to book online

$165.00, Keylime Cove Waterpark Resort, Gurnee, IL, 40 minutes northeast of the MYFC,
Click Here to book online

Fee Payments & Deadlines:
The Team Registration Fee for the MYFC is $450 per football team then a Registration Fee of $5 per player (minimum of 20 players, no maximum). The MYFC registration deadline is October 1st . However, those teams registering after August 30th should call or email to ensure a competition slot remains open. All interested teams should obtain an 2011 Entry Form as soon as possible by clicking here. This will open the Registration forms in PDF format. Please fill out the registration form completely, include the football registration fee made payable to:

Midwest Youth Football Championships (or MYFC)

The MYFC Registration Fee:
  • $450 deposit due by September 15th, 2011. Then there will be a Registration fee of $6 per player (20 player minimum, no maximum) due by October 1st, 2011.

Other fees:
$3/Adult per day (age 12 and older)
$1/Child per day (age 6-11)
Children 5 & under are FREE!
PARKING IS FREE!

We encourage you to discuss the MYFC with all teams in your area and distribute MYFC's web site address so they may receive their own MYFC registration form. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have, or call me at 414-364-9657. We hope you will become a part of this fantastic weekend of fun, friendship and football!

Yours in Football,

Bob Kieckbusch
MYFC Chairman

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