The fall football & cheer season will begin early August with practices, games start in September, and end in November depending on your football team's success in the playoffs. Specific dates will be determined by the parent organization.
For most squads, coaches will be limited to no more than 4 events per week, this includes game days, practices, and other team coordinated events. For the younger divisions (K-2nd), coaches will be limited to no more than 3 events per week, this includes game days, practices, and other team coordinated events. No practices are allowed on Friday or Sundays. Maximum practice length is 2hrs and is closely monitored. No weekday practice may start prior to 6pm or end after 8pm, on occasion there are exceptions to this.
The head coach will determine your team's practice schedule. Practices shall not be held before 6:00 pm nor after 8:00 pm nor exceed 2 hours in length unless preapproved by the NYSA Executive Board. No practices are allowed on Friday or Sundays.
No more than 4 team events (3 practices plus one game) per week is allowed for older divisions (3rd-6th)
No more than 3 team events (2 practices plus one game) per week is allowed for younger divisions (K-2nd)
Teams will practice on NISD property in close proximity to the Northwest HS campus.
Game locations will change depending on who is the home team in each respective grade. Customarily all NYSA (Northwest Youth Sports Association) home games will be played at the Old Texan Stadium directly across from the big NISD stadium. The NYSA is part of the premier North Texas Football League which is composed of associations from Justin, Roanoke - Trophy Club, Southlake, Grapevine - Colleyville, Lantana, Argyle, Lake Cities, and Coppell. Each association play their home games primarily at their respective high school or middle school field locations on Saturday mornings and afternoon.
Games are held on Saturdays typically starting no earlier than 8am and no later than 6pm. Depending on the number of teams across the NTFL, 6th grade may have games that start at 7pm. Specific times vary by home field.
Teams will only have one game per Saturday unless there is a bye for your team on a particular weekend. Depending on the number of teams registered, the number of games during the regular season could vary.