Who is eligible to register?

Players in K through 8 grades are eligible to register. 

Players must reside in one of the following towns:

  • Assonet
  • Berkley
  • East Freetown
  • Freetown
  • Lakeville

How do I register my child?

When registration is open, you can register your child on our website by selecting the registration tab. 

To successfully complete the registration please have a copy of your child's birth certificate and recent physical readily available to upload into the system. 

Also, please have your payment information readily available. 

Where do players practice?

Players practice at the home field, Long Pond Field. 

What time is practice?

Football Practice:

  • Preseason: Monday-Friday 5:30- 7:30 PM
  • Season: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 5:30- 7:30 PM

Cheer Practice:

  • Preseason: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 5:30- 7:30 PM
  • Season: Tuesday and Thursday 5:30- 7:30 PM

When are the games?

Games are on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Saturday Games*

  • Mites: 8 AM
  • Midgets: 9 AM
  • PeeWees: 10 AM

Sunday Games*

  • Mites: 10 AM
  • Midgets: 11:30 AM
  • PeeWees: 1 PM

Mighty Mites schedules are subject to field availability. Please refer to coach and team correspondence for specific game times.

Please note that players and cheerleaders are expected to report to the field one hour before they are scheduled to play. Football players who do not report to weigh in cannot play per OCYFL regulations. 

*It is very unlikely, however, game times may be subject to change at the discretion of the OCYFL. 

Do I have to travel for the games?

Games are played at our home field and the home fields of our competitors. Travel to away games will be required. We typically play teams within a 50-mile radius. 

Football players are expected to attend Saturday and Sunday away games. 

Cheerleaders are expected to attend Sunday away games. 

Mighty Mite football players and cheerleaders are expected to attend all Mighty Mite games. 

What is the fee to play?

The fee to play will be based on our current registration rates. 

2023 Rates

  • Mighty Mites: $100
  • Football: $275
  • Cheer: $185

Other costs

  • Coach and Team Mom Gift donation: Between $10-$20
  • Volunteer Buy-Out Fee: $150 (this fee is only required if a family does not want to volunteer at our home games)
  • Football Equipment and Uniform: Players borrow the equipment and uniform, but are responsible for the following
    • Mouthguards (must have a tether)
    • Cleats (molded sole)
    • Water bottle (optional)
    • Unreturned equipment is subject to a $500 fee
  • Cheer Uniform: Cheerleaders borrow the uniform, but are responsible for the following 
    • Warm Up Suit
    • Bow
    • Sneakers
    • Briefs

*Registration rates are subject to change at the discretion of the AJFC Board. 

I do not live in one of the towns for AJFC, how do I apply for a waiver for my child to play?

According to the OCYFL By-Laws, every effort must be given to abide by the rules and bylaws of the. OCYFL. Towns should only seek waivers in the most drastic circumstances. If a player has the option to play football in their own town, even if that town is not a member of the OCYFL there should not be a waiver request. School choice, METCO, or Private School attendance is not a valid reason for a waiver request. Weight or Age requests should only be considered in the event there is no other option for that player. No player should be granted a waiver request automatically or be grandfathered in and each request must stand on its own merit. No consideration will be given due to a player’s race, gender, religion or other socio-economic factors. Consideration will be given to towns who have low numbers and are in need of additional players. Furthermore, the town representative requesting the waiver shall contact the town representative in which the player is a resident (if a football program exists). If both towns consent to the waiver request, it may be presented at the league meeting. If the other town denies the request, a waiver cannot be submitted for the player.

Players seeking a waiver based on residence should be encouraged to register for their hometown program in the event their waiver request is denied. If the waiver is aged-based, the town representative requesting the waiver shall notify the other town representatives in the division of upcoming waiver. This notification shall take place at least two weeks prior to the waiver being requested at the league meeting. If the waiver is residence based, the player must have a relationship with the town via a noncustodial Parent, a Grandparent, Guardian or other caregiver who resides in that town. Custodial situations are valid reasons to request a Waiver.

Waiver Request Form Guidelines: In order to gain as much detail as possible about the player seeking a waiver, the town representative shall complete the Waiver Request Form, available from the OCYFL website with supporting documentation and 5 copies for the Executive Board. Towns that are submitting waiver requests will be asked to state their case at the August meeting. All voting on waivers will be done at the August meeting. Towns that wish to submit their waivers ahead of August meeting can email them to OCYFL Secretary, but are still required to bring 5 copies for the Executive Board of Directors. Only emergency cases will be heard at the September meeting.