GAMES, WEATHER, EQUIPMENT
Q: When does the first practice begin?
A: August 5, 2013 @ 6:00 P.M.
Q: What are the practice schedules?
How often are practices held?
A: The first four weeks of practice are Monday through
Friday. Practices begin at 6:00 P.M. and end at 8:00 P.M. The practice schedule will be fairly intense for the first
few weeks with all teams practicing each week night up to the start of school. Once school starts teams will go to a
three nights a week practice schedule (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) with games played on Saturdays.
Q: What time do the games start? What day are they played?
A: Games are played
on Saturday, with Sunday used if a Saturday game gets rained out.
Metro schedule runs Flag JV at 8AM, Juniors (12-14)
at 9AM, Midget Varsity (11-12) after the Juniors game, Pee Wee Varsity (9-10) after the Midgets, Flag Varsity (6-7) after
the Pee Wee, JV Midget (10-11) after the Flags, and then JV Peewees after JV Midgets. Since the later games can’t start
until the game before it finishes the start times of the later games can vary quite a bit.
If it rains, will there be practice and/or games?
A: We will practice and/or play games as long as the
fields are open and playable. Cancelations and delays will be posted on our website. Every effort will be made to keep information
up to date as soon as possible. In cases in of inclement weather, the website will be updated by 3 p.m. on practice days.
Storms that may develop during the course of a game or practice will be assessed as they happen.
The Metro Youth Football
League occasionally cancels games due to weather. On game days they will announce this by 07:30 AM.
What should be worn to practice?
A: Your coaches will advise you of practice attire
during the first week of practice. For the first practice, your child should wear shorts, shirt, socks, and running shoes
Q: What football equipment do the Vikings provide? What do we need to provide?
A: We provide game jersey, game pants, practice jersey, pads for pants, shoulder pads and a helmet.
You will need to provide cleats. Cleats must be rubber – no metal is permitted. Tackle players will also need
to have a girdle to place a butt pad, hip pads, and thigh pads in.
Q: Where are the game schedules posted?
A: The game schedules and directions to host
athletic fields are posted on the Vikings web site under the "Game Day" section on the site.
Do the JV teams play the same schedules as the Varsity teams?
A: Metro will determine
the JV schedules approximately the last week of August. These schedules are dependent on the number of other Associations
that will field JV teams. In most cases, the JV teams will play at the same location as the varsity teams, but there
is no guarantee that this will happen.