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Lafayette 56ers

Lafayette 56ers

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What school must I attend to play 56ers Football? A. All area children are eligible for 56ers, as long as you can get to the practice and games you are welcome to join our league.
  • Where are practices located? A. 2018 Practice fields will be announced at equipment fitting.
  • How do I help Volunteer? A. Find a Board Member and discuss where you want to help, assistant coaches are welcome as long as they can pass the background check and complete the USA Football Certification.  
  • How will we know if practice is cancelled? A. Should get an email no less than 1 hour before practice from the league, if no email at 1 hr prior to practice, head to the field. Cancellations will also be posted on the 56ers Facebook Page.  
  • How do I get Professional photos of my player? A. Picture day will be offered for all teams, there is no minimum requirement to purchase, but a professional photographer will take photos of each player and their team, several photo packages are available for order at that time. 
  • How do I make a donation to help 56ers Football? A. See the Sponsors section on the website for levels of support, find a  Board Member, or mail donations to 56ers Football P.O. Box 5312; Lafayette, IN 47902-5312
  • What are the costs to play?  A. The fee's for FOOTBALL are $100  Fee's for CHEERLEADING are $75.00 for  2019.  We ask every family to do a fund raiser to keep costs low, The fees include a practice shirt, a game jersey both to keep, as well as rental of a helmet, shoulder pads, and pants (with pads) to be turned in at the end of the season.  This includes insurance for each player. Payment by credit card can be made online, cash or money order payments can be made at registrations. No checks accepted.
  • How does the fund raiser work? A. All players and cheerleaders are expected to participate in the fund raiser to raise money to keep the entrance cost per player down. This year we are not offering the option of a buyout program for our fundraiser.
  • How do I know my child is safe? A. All coaches must pass a back ground check to be on the practice and game field, and all coaches have been USA Football certified as a competent coach and Heads Up tackle instructor.  We offer a safe environment to learn the game and have fun.  Lafayette 56ers has been teaching youth football since 1974, we are the oldest and longest running youth football organization in the area. 
  • When do practices start for the regular season? A. Practices start August 7, 2019.  This year we will be practicing at Miami Elementary School,   2401 Beck Lane, Lafayette, IN


To All Lafayette Youth Football Participants and Parents.

Thank you for your patience while the Board of Directors has been attempting to navigate these unique and uncertain times.
Since March, the Board of Directors has been working on a plan that would allow us to have a football season this fall. We have been working on protocols that would follow all Indiana Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, and Tippecanoe County Health Department guidelines for the Covid -19 Virus as it pertains to contact sports. Our procedures were developed with the safety of our participants, parents, and volunteers in mind. We soon discovered that the guidelines regarding social distancing, wearing of a mask, and sanitizing of all equipment was going to be impossible to follow.
The Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Football Season until the spring. We will be posting a new calendar as soon as possible.
Anyone that has pre-registered will be receiving a letter by email explaining the options you will have. Please start looking for the letter in your email in the next two weeks.
We hope you continue to be healthy and safe. We look forward to our first spring season.
Please continue to check back on our web site and follow us on social media for updates.

2020 Lafayette Youth Football
Board of Directors

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Lafayette 56ers

PO Box 5312 
Lafayette, Indiana 47905

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