Vestavia Hills Youth Football “VHYF” is committed to providing the youth of Vestavia Hills with a quality, competitive program in which to participate and compete in the great game of football. We are committed to having fun as we develop the fundamentals of football and teach the ideals of hard work, mental toughness, competition, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.
VHYF & (JSYFL) Jefferson-Shelby Youth Football League remain committed to player safety and have adopted the Coach Safety Act of 2018 in addition to the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s (AHSAA) bylaw governing the amount of full-speed contact practice during the season. Jefferson-Shelby Youth Football League is currently comprised of Cahaba Valley (Briarwood), Chelsea, Helena, Homewood, Hoover, Oak Mountain, Pelham, Spain Park, Thompson, Trussville and Vestavia Hills park systems.
With football remaining one of the most popular sports for children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is issuing new recommendations to improve the safety of all players while on the field. In a policy statement announced at its National Conference & Exhibition taking place in Washington DC., the AAP recommends:
Delaying the introduction of tackling until a certain age may reduce the risk of injury for ages when tackling is prohibited, but this could lead to even higher rates of injury when tackling is later introduced if players have their first tackling experiences when they are older, stronger and bigger, according to the AAP.
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“It’s the greatest game in the world; I think it teaches more values than any other game that you play. “Toughness, get up and fight."
"There are more concussions in women’s soccer in youth sports than in football, and said no one is calling for the end of women’s soccer... The coach’s main point is that football is not the only sport in which a child can get hurt, yet it seems to be the one in everyone’s crosshairs."
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To check the condition of our sports fields, call 978-0220 for a recording. Field condition information is updated at 2:00 PM on weekdays. You may also sign up for text and email alerts at Statusme.com