|Board of Commissioners (FC) Meeting April 15th
|As previously announced the Board of Commisisoners (Field Commissioners) Meeting was rescheduled for April 15th starting at 7:00 PM at Fuddruckers (I-75 and Miller Road). All areas Must have representation at this meeting in person fom your area or by Proxy transferred to someone else or MMRFL Executive Board.
Agenda Includes: 2014 MMRFL Rules Changes Review, 2014 MHSAA Rules Changes, Off Season and Summer Restrictions on Coaches, League Membership Changes, USA Football and Heads up Program update.
|Summer Regulations and restrictions for MMRFL Coaches
|The summer regulations and restrictions for MMRFL coaches have been reviewed with your Area Field Commisioners. Please pay special attention to the "Summer Dead Period" and "Preseason Down Time”.
Bottom line for coaches:
** No activities related to football in any way with more then 7 students from your district ages 7 through 12 at one time or place during the Summer when school is out of session except as part of Bona Fide Clinic.
** Coaches may not provide coaching instruction in any open gyms, conditioning programs of any type, or informal activities with any students during school districts "Dead Period" except for organized Baseball or Softball. ("Dead Period" set by High school is Usually over week of 4th - but check with your district)
** NO open gyms, conditioning programs, of any type, or formal or informal activities with football related activities or exercises with more then 3 students from your District ages 7 through 12 during the off season for your sport while school is in session .
|About the Mid-Michigan Rural Football League
|The Mid-Michigan Rural Football League, Inc., (MMRFL) is a youth football and cheerleading organization for kids from ages 8 to 13. It is designed to organize and maintain recreational athletics (Youth Football & Cheerleading) in an instructional nature. We offer supervision, guidance, and instruction aimed at making our kids better athletes and better people. Incorporated in 1990 we have grown from 7 districts with 19 teams to 22 Member areas plus 2 associate member areas with about 110 football teams in 2014. These are coed – full contact football teams playing under MHSAA rules along with Cheerleading squads and POM squads as well in many areas to round out the experience. With over 4,800 kids and over 500 volunteer coaches and staff we are proud to serve communities in 5 counties in Mid Michigan (Genesee, Oakland, Saginaw, Shiawasee, and Tuscola).
|MMRFL - 2014 Calendar of Events ** Updated 04/15/14 **
|01/07/13 -- 2013 MMRFL Rules Meeting -- 6:00-9:00 PM @ Fuddruckers
01/14/13 -- Backup Rules Meeting slot if needed
04/15/13 -- FC Off Season Meeting 7:00-9:00 @ Fuddruckers (Scholarship, Draft
Procedures, New admissions, Out of Season & Summer restrictions)
06/03/14 -- FC Off Season Meeting 7:00-9:00 @ Fuddruckers (Miller & I 75) (Draft Updates,
New admissions, Safety / Concussion Training, Insuarnce, Pre-Seaso Preparations,
06/03/14 -- First Insurance Payment from Areas due to League (50% of Est. Premium)
TBD -- Area Safety Commissioner (FC) Training - Location TBD with USA Football - Heads Up Training
for each areas Safety Director in Concussion, Safe tackling and blocking, Stretching, and protocalls.
07/22/14 -- FC Off Season Mtg - 7:00 PM at Fuddruckers (Miller & I-75)
(Review Draft schedule and preliminary team counts)
08/01/13 -- First Eligible date for team Drafts -- Last day for submission of special Draft Proposals
8/1/14 - 8/10/14 Pre-Season Downtime ---> NO open gyms or Clinics/camps which involve sport-specific
(football) activities may occur with any of Areas personnel present
TBD -- FC Training
08/11/14 -- First day of Practice - Conditioning Only (Helmets, Footballs, Cleats only --
(No Contact - No Pads- NO Blocking on opponents or blocking dummies)
NO PARTICIPANT will be allowed to practice without approved physical and
Insurance Waiver received by Area Staff.
08/11/14 -- MMRFL Officials Meeting -- GSID on Maple Road 7:00 PM after GCCOA Mtg.
08/05/14 -- Preseason Board of Commissiners Mtg - 7:00 PM at Fuddruckers (Miller & I-75)
(Review Draft schedule and preliminary team count status, Coach's Code of Conduct forms due)
08/12/14 -- Season Opener Board of Commissioners Meeting -- 7:00 PM at Fuddruckers (Miller & I-75)
Report preliminary number of teams by Division, Review Head Coach and Asst Coach
Status for completion of "Heads Up Concusion training.
08/17/14 -- Deadline for Competion of All Interdivisional Drafts (Dividing players to teams if multiple in division)
08/18/14 -- First eligible date for Contact Practice with Pads
08/19/14 -- Pre-Roster Meeting -- 7:00-7:45 Location TBD
All areas must submit team registration forms with final Field Availability,
Number of teams in Each Division, and Special Requests
List of all Football Coaches by team
(All Dues and fees now due and payable in full.)
08/19/14 -- Mandatory Football Coaches Meeting -- 8:00-10:00 PM Location TBD
All Football Head Coaches, Asst Coaches, and Coaching Assistants must attend.
Failure to attend will result in game suspension unless absence preapproved by MMRFL
08/23/14 -- League Wide Multi Team Scrimmages - Details to Follow
------ Hollly FouthFootball Tentative
------ Kearsley Youth Football Tentative
08/23/14 -- FC Training -- TBD
08/26/14 -- Board of Commissioners Meeting -- 7:00 @ TBD
(Insurance Waiver Books to be turned in for all players, Out of District Player Waivers to
to be turned in, Game preparation reminders, game site schedule review)
09/02/14 -- Roster Meeting. – 6:00 Executive Board and ALL other Areas must be present at this Meeting !
ALL Areas must submit a completed roster to the League for all teams for Review and Approval
Schedules will be reviewed and approved.
09/06/14 -- First Game of Season.
09/09/14 -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)
09/13/14 -- 2nd week of Games of Season.
09/16/14 -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)
09/20/14 -- 3rd week of Games of Season.
09/23/14 -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)
09/27/14 -- 4th week of Games of Season.
09/30/14 -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)
10/04/14 -- 5th week of Games of Season.
10/07/14 -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)
10/11/14 -- 6th week of Games of Season.
10/14/14 -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)
10/18/14 -- Final week of Games of Season.
10/21/14 -- Regular League Meeting (7:00) Last meeting.
Officer elections (Vice-President & Secretary & Head Field Commissioner)
10/28/13 -- Official Close of 2013 Season
** Last Revised 04/15/14