Posted by Hyde Park Football & Cheer on Aug 17 2020 at 05:05PM PDT

Hyde Park Families,
Please see the latest update from our league.

Based on the recent ruling of the NYSPHSAA to delay the start of High School fall sports until September 21, we are going to delay the start of the OCYFL season until September 21 also.

Our reasoning for this is as follows:
There still has been no ruling by NY State as to whether or not tackle football will be allowed this fall.

With the postponement of the high school season, we feel that such a ruling may be delayed even further.

Without any type of a ruling, we have now idea of what type of safety protocols will need to be put in place if the season is allowed.

Because we follow section 9 rules, our plan is to follow any protocols set by Section 9 and or the NYSPHSAA

If and when established , member leagues will need time to implement these protocols.
At this point we have no idea what type of crowds will be allowed at practices or games.

We also feel it is prudent not to start practice until our players are back in school .

We also have member towns that are reliant on their school fields for both practice and games. These towns will not be able to use these fields until the fall sports season begins.

With a September 21 start date, the season will be as follows:

September 21: Practice may start.

Weekend of October 10 & 11 Scheduled Controlled Scrimmage against 1 other Town . If there are an odd number of teams in a division, one town will be asked to host
a 3 team scrimmage.

Weekends of October 17 through November 21 : Regular season . If there are an even number of teams in a in division, there will be a 6 game
season with no bye week. If there are an odd number of teams in a division there will be a five game season with a bye week.

There will be no playoffs or Super Bowl.

Based upon State and School regulations, Cheefest will be decided upon at a later date.

We have tried to make the best of a tough situation and all of our decisions are based on the information we have now and with the safety of our players and community as our number one concern.

Any further delays by the State or NYPHSAA will most likely result in this season being canceled.


Hyde Park Youth Football and Cheer registration is open. Payment plans are available, please contact us via email if you need to discuss payment options.
The Hyde Park Presidents look forward to working with each family over the upcoming months and ensuring the season remains a fun and exciting experience for each of the players and their families.

Go Presidents!


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