Sheboygan Falls United Football League
FUFL Mission Statement:
The Sheboygan Falls United Football League aims to teach young people the values of: Teamwork, Discipline, Effort, Sportsmanship, Courage, Sacrifice, Dedication, Citizenship, Fair Play, Respectfulness, and Toughness through spirited competition in the excellent game of football.
Where we play: 
Stormy Weather Policy:
Bylaws and Guidelines
Practice and game times:
All College and Pro League Games are played at Zell Field (Highschool field) in Sheboygan Falls WI

Jr Falcon games will be played at the field listed
Lightning will result in the immediate suspension of games or practice
Kids will be sent home and games will be rescheduled.
Games or Practice will Procede in the event of rain. 
FUFL participation (intramural) is free for members of the Falls School District.
$50 donation is appreciated from players outside of the Falls school district
Parents are expected to help with concessions to offset the costs of the League
$25 fee is required for Jr Falcon participants ​
Practices are almost always from 6pm till 8pm,
College and Pro League:
During August This is typically Mon thru Fri
during September and October it is typically Tue, and Thur.
Bylaws and Guidelines Revised 4-4-12 
(Bold = Bylaw, Normal = Guideline)

MISSION STATEMENT
The Sheboygan Falls United Football League aims to teach young people the values of: Teamwork, Discipline, Effort, Sportsmanship, Courage, Sacrifice, Dedication, Citizenship, Fair Play, Respectfulness, and Toughness through spirited competition in the excellent game of football.

I. DRAFT

A. Date

1. End of July or Early Aug 

B. Drafting of a Family Member

1. What constitutes a “family member”?
a. Son, daughter, stepson, or stepdaughter. Parents must be married in the case of a stepson or stepdaughter.

2. Commitment of a parent.
a. A parent must have three (3) consecutive prior years of coaching with a team before they are able to automatically draft a family member onto that team. (This rule can be waived under special circumstances, such as coaching shortages, if approved by a majority of the league voting body)

C. Kids quitting

1. Players
a. The head coach must contact players before the season begins and determine whether or not any players will be returning to play football in the upcoming season. If any player says he/she is quitting, the head coach has two options.
1. The Head coach can keep that roster spot open so that player can come back and play any time his second year, or

2. The head coach can fill that roster spot with a different player, and the player that quit is no longer eligible to play football in the league that year.

3. League president is to contact parents of players that quit to inform the parents of the rules regarding quitting.


D. How draft is run (information to follow) (A seeding committee shall meet before the draft to divide the talent up as fairly as possible. 5th & 6th grade coaches should rank their outgoing six graders to assist with seeding the 7th & 8th grade league. Coaches must report the status of all players to the league president before the seeding committee meeting)

II COACHES

A. Head Coaches
1. Seniority. Head coaching position changes by seniority only except for travelling team coaches which must be nominated and voted on annually.

2 Must have five (5) years consecutive coaching experience to become a head coach. (“Consecutive years of coaching” is not a combination of coaching and reffing or other involvement in the league. Coaching means coaching.)
If there is not a coach with five (5) years consecutive coaching experience when a team becomes available, then the next most senior coach (coach with the most combined coaching experience) would be next in line to take the team.

3. Upon taking over a team, if there are any assistant coaches with said team for a minimum of five (5) years, the head coach must keep that assistant if that assistant wants to stay with the team.

4. Must keep league president/director of football operations updated with any contact information changes; i.e., phone numbers, address, email.

5. Provide league president/director of football operations with complete team roster
one week prior to first game, to include game jersey numbers, and is responsible to ensure roster changes are updated with the league president/director of football operations.


III COACH CONDUCT

A. Coach Behavior
1. Role models. As leaders of the league, coaches must be held to a higher standard.
2. No profanity
3. Berating referees is intolerable. Display good sportsmanship
4. Attire during league functions. No wearing of anything that relates to alcohol, tobacco, or lewd or suggestive behavior.
5. Attendance. Head coaches and first assistant coaches are expected to be at all meetings, practices, and games.
B. Disciplinary Actions
1. Penalties for infractions of above rules A1-5 will be dealt with by conducting a meeting to discuss infractions with all head coaches, assistant coaches, and any referees that wish to attend.
2. Penalties for infractions will be determined by the league voting body. (refer to section re: League Voting Body.)
3 Attendance of all head coaches and one assistant coach per team is mandatory.
4. Attendance of coach under review is mandatory.
5. President will dismiss coach under review from meeting during voting on appropriate penalty.




IV. PLAYER CONDUCT

A. School Suspension
1. Any Player suspended from school must inform their head coach of any such suspension.
2. Player that is suspended from school is suspended from football for the same number of days as they are suspended from school. This does not include non-practice or non-game days.
3. Head coach must inform league president/director of football operations of any player suspension from school.

V CONTACT

1. No player to player contact or sled for three (3) practices/days.
2. Each player must complete three (3) full days of practice with no pads and one full practice with pads and contact prior to playing in a game. Rainouts and do not count.
3. Stand-up dummies can be used but MUST be held by a coach or assistant coach.
4. refer to section VII. Equipment sub A.

VI PRACTICE

A. Dates and times
1. The Monday following the draft is the first night of practice.
2. Practice Monday through Friday from 6pm to 8pm for the first two weeks prior to school starting. After school begins, practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm.
3. If a coach wants to change his practice time on any given day, he must inform the league president. (example, Falls Fest, County Fair, 6th grade Orientation).
4. The president of the league will contact all head coaches to call off practice due to bad weather.

VII EQUIPMENT

A. Handout
1. Equipment handout will be the first week of practice
B. Turn-in
1. It is mandatory that all equipment be turned in at the end of the season.
2. All game and practice jerseys are the responsibility of the head coach of each team.
3. Equipment turn-in has traditionally been done the first Tuesday after the banquet.

VIII TEAM NAME/JERSEYS

A. Team Name Change
1. A head coach can change the name of their team, but head coach must make such name change two (2) weeks prior to the draft.
2. A team’s jerseys WILL NOT be changed until that team’s turn in the order for new jerseys or there is a need for new jerseys.


IX Officers

A. President
1. Must have five (5) consecutive years of coaching to be president of the league.
2. Cannot be from the same team as the vice president
3. Two-year term.
4. Responsibilities:
b. Will oversee all operations of the league.
c. Will conduct weekly meetings of league business during the football season.
d. Will direct the league direction upon the voting body approval.
e. Make sure all officers are using due diligence upon their posts.
f. Attend annual United Way meeting.
g. Expected to be at all meetings.

C. Vice President
1. Must have five (5) consecutive years of coaching to be vice president of the league.
2. Cannot be from the same team as the president.
3. Two year term.
4. Responsibilities:
a. Acts under the direction of the president of the league.
b. Organizes annual league banquet
c. Expected to be at all meetings.

D. Secretary
1. Two year term
2. Responsibilities:
a. must take detailed notes and minutes
b. maintain records of all minutes of meetings.
c. Expected to be at all meetings

E. Treasurer
1. Two year term
2. Responsibilities
a. Annual reports.
b. Submitting United Way reports.
c. Submitting Department of Financial Institution reports
d. Must keep detailed records of all financials.
e. Must provide annual balance sheet to president.
f. Attend annual United Way meeting
g. Supply any annual balance sheet to supporting agencies of the league upon the request of supporting agencies.
h. Expected to be at all meetings.






X. DOCUMENTS
A. Handouts
1. The president of the league is responsible to have all parent permission slips and league rule books provided to each head coach on the day of the draft.
2. Kids living outside the Sheboygan Falls school district must pay $50 annually to be turned in with their permission slip prior to participating in the league. Amout subject to change upon decision of the voting body.
B. Game Schedule
1. Approved by voting body
C. Concession Schedule
1. Approved by voting body
D. Bylaws
1. Each coach will be provided a copy of the league bylaws.

XI LEAGUE VOTING BODY

The voting body of the league consists of two voting coaches per team and two voting referees.  Jr Falcon teams also get two votes as long as no coach votes twice.  Coaching an intramural and Jr Falcon team does not give you two votes; with the exception that all league awards are voted on by two coaches from each Pro League team, and one coach from each Jr Falcon team (5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th).  The Jr Falcon vote may, in this case, be a coach's second vote.

XII CONCESSIONS

Will be directed by the League President.
1. Team assigned to concession stand required to provide adequate staffing.
2. Each team responsible for opening 30 minutes prior to game time.
3. Facility is to be properly cleaned. Please keep a clean house.









Fees: 
5th & 6th grade rules:


College League Alignment restrictions  (​​5th and 6th grade Revised 8-11-13)
Special Teams:
No Punts: a 30 yard walk off is used to no further than the 20 yard line
No Kick offs, Ball is spotted at the 20 yard line​​​


​​9-Man
Offense.
There must be 5 linemen with equally spaced splits
There are no unbalanced lines
There can only be one person split outside the TE
There can be no motion
Coaches can be in the huddle, but if they are, they must not give instruction of any kind
between the break of the huddle and the snap of the ball.

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Defense
Must be aligned in a 4-3-2
Linebackers must be 5 yards off ball
DB’s must be 6 yards off ball
Only 4 Linemen can enter the backfield between the guards. (No blitzing)
DB’s or LB’s may come across the LOS to cover or contain but they must stay outside the guards
DT’s must be head up on the offensive G
DE’s can be head up on the TE or Outside, they can be standing.
DL may shoot gaps, but they may not stunt.
MLB can come up to the line inside the 10 yard line, but he must have a hand and the ground.
Coaches can be in the huddle, but if they are, they must not give instruction of any kind
between the break of the huddle and the snap of the ball.


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​11-Man


Defense
Nobody head up on the center
Must be in a 4 man front, but can go to a 6 man front inside the 10 (still must leave the center uncovered)
Slanting is allowed, but DT must be head up on the Guards and
DE must be head up or just outside the TE or (Tackle if End is split).
At the Goal Line, the extra linemen should be head up on the Tackles
No Blitzing
LB’s must be 5 yards off the ball
DB must be 6 yards back unless covering a split receiver.
OLB can come across to contain, but inside line backers must make 2 read steps before filling
​Coaches can be in the huddle, but if they are, they must not give instruction of any kind
between the break of the huddle and the snap of the ball.


Offense
No Motion
No Sneaks
No unbalanced line
Only 1 end can be split
There must be two running backs inside the tackle box (not including the QB)
Coaches can be in the huddle, but if they are, they must not give instruction of any kind
between the break of the huddle and the snap of the ball.


FUFL Heat Policy
1. Thirty minutes prior to the start of an activity, and again 60 minutes after the start of that activity, take temperature and humidity readings at the site of the activity.   A smart phone app or weather web service that gives the heat index for your local area can be used.

-​If the Heat Index is below 95 degrees:

o Provide ample amounts of water. This means that water should always be available and athletes should be able to take in as much water as they desire.
o Optional water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes in duration.
o Ice-down towels for cooling.
o Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.


-​​If the Heat Index is 95 degrees to 99 degrees:

o Provide ample amounts of water. This means that water should always be available and athletes should be able to take in as much water as they desire.
o Optional water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes in duration.
o Ice-down towels for cooling.
o Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.
• Contact sports and activities with additional equipment:
o Helmets and other possible equipment removed while not involved in contact.
• Reduce time of outside activity. Consider postponing practice to later in the day.
• Recheck temperature and humidity every 30 minutes to monitor for increased Heat Index.


-​​If the Heat Index is above 99 degrees to 104 degrees:

o Provide ample amounts of water. This means that water should always be available and athletes should be able to take in as much water as they desire.
o Mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes in duration.
o Ice-down towels for cooling.
o Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.
o Alter uniform by removing items if possible.
o Allow for changes to dry t-shirts and shorts.
o Reduce time of outside activity as well as indoor activity if air conditioning is unavailable.
o Postpone practice to later in the day.
• Contact sports and activities with additional equipment
o Helmets and other possible equipment removed if not involved in contact or necessary for safety. If necessary for safety, suspend activity.
• Recheck temperature and humidity every 30 minutes to monitor for increased Heat Index.


​-​If the Heat Index is above 104 degrees:

o Stop all outside activity in practice and/or play, and stop all inside activity if air conditioning is unavailable.

​Note: When the temperature is below 80 degrees there is no combination of heat and humidity that will result in need to curtail activity.

​Sources: Michigan High School Athletic Association
---------- http://www.wiaawi.org/Health/HeatInformation.aspx