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Navarre Youth Sports Association

Updates from the Commissioner

To NYSA Member Families,

We are writing to update you on our Tackle Football and Cheer programs for the fall of 2020. Both programs are back on for this fall. The decision to cancel football two weeks ago was not an NYSA decision. Rather, the league that we play in (Northwest Florida Youth Sports Alliance/NWFYSA) voted to cancel the season due to rising Covid concerns, especially in Escambia county.

We have been invited to play on a one year basis (we will return to NWFYSA next year) in the Panhandle Youth Football Association/PYFA. After much internal discussion amongst our football committee, we came to the cautious decision to participate in the PYFA for this season. We are outlining strict protocols for our teams and players and will be asking families to adhere to guidelines as well. The decision to play football and cheer this fall was made with the intent to give our athletes the opportunity to participate in  fall sports. Our Recreational and Travel Baseball as well as our soccer programs are open for registration now as well.

With that said, the PYFA is treating August as a ‘trial’ month. If Covid cases start to show amongst the teams, the League will cancel the 2020 season. I encourage anyone interested in playing football to check out their Facebook page at Panhandle Youth Football Association. Many of the protocols and guidelines that we will follow are taken from their page.

So, FOOTBALL & CHEER ARE BACK, so what does that mean?

If you previously registered for and paid for football and plan to play, no action is needed at this time. Information on conditioning and practices will be posted on Navarre Raiders Football FB page and at on the Football page.

If you previously registered for an paid for football and choose not to play this year, please email [email protected] to inform us of that decision and we will issue a refund check.

If you have not signed up for football and wish to sign up, you may do so at When it comes to the payment section choose the drop down ‘pay by check’. Payment will not be required until we get the green light from PYFA (near the end of August) that we made it through the trial period and will play games.

If you previously registered and paid for Cheerleading and plan to cheer, no action is needed at this time. You will be contacted in the near future by your coach.

If you previously registered and paid for Cheerleading and do not plan to cheer, please email [email protected] of your decision and we will issue a refund check.

Every family needs to make the decision that is best for them. We realize that this situation has impacted different families in different ways. We respect whatever decision you make. Again, the decision to play football and have cheerleading was reached to provide an outlet for the athletes.

Football Conditioning will begin Tuesday, August 4th at 6:00 p.m. on the Main Football field at the NYSA. Parents (if you have not done so already) will need to sign a waiver upon arrival. All players will have their temperatures checked prior to each conditioning session and/or practice. Additional information regarding protocols and guidelines will be posted soon.

We realize that this is a lot of information. Please email questions or concerns to [email protected]. Again, we respect whatever decision is best for your families. We are living in unprecedented times and are attempting to offer recreation for our athletes.


Thank you.




Paul Villanova

NYSA Park President

NYSA Football Commissioner

NYSA Football - Conditioning this week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 for ALL AGES on the Main Football field at the NYSA at 8840 High School Blvd. in Navarre. Coaches will break off into team/age groups throughout the session but for the first week all players will be on the main field. THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT. The focus is on providing the players with the possibility of playing. August will be a 'trial' month for the league we are playing in. The goal is to play games starting in September. Please be patient with coaches, team Moms, NYSA staff etc. Thank you

- All players will have their temperatures checked upon arrival (please arrive early if possible)
- All players will be asked 6 general questions regarding symptoms, exposure, etc.
- Each player should bring their own water bottle. No sharing of water bottles. The water bottles should actually be a water canister, squirt bottle (like the gatorade bottles or something similar). No bottles of water (like dasani, aquafina, etc.)
- Parents please provide adequate water so as to not have to come to the fence to refill for your players
- Coaches will work to keep group sizes small and wherever possible, keep kids spread out *It is football so this will not be entirely possible as we move into practices
- Coaches will work to keep contact at a minimum *Again, this will be difficult once practices begin, but an effort will be made to monitor and limit contact
- No sharing of equipment. Players will be asked to keep their equipment along the fence at least six feet away from the next player's belongings

EACH HOUSEHOLD'S RESPONSIBILITIES: (players, coaches and NYSA staff).

- If a player or anyone in the household has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, stay home for a minimum of 72 hours and consider a 14 day quarantine
- If you don't feel good, stay home (players, siblings, parents, coaches, NYSA staff, Team Moms, anyone.....)
- Follow CDC and WHO guidelines and recommendations concerning symptoms, exposure, protection, travel and self quarantine time
- DISTANCING OF 6' APART OUTSIDE THE FIELD FENCE among non family members (We will ask you to move if this is not being followed)
- We encourage (although not always possible) one parent or family member at each conditioning session or practice. We understand that with small siblings, etc, this is not possible for everyone. But, where possible, we are encouraging this practice.
- No non coaching/or football committee member on the field at any time
- Players stay hydrated
- Players please cough or sneeze into your elbow when possible
- Players if you don't feel well during a conditioning session or practice, please tell your coaches immediately

*We will have more practice related protocols relative to equipment when we move to practice next week (for example - all mouthpieces should be boiled in water nightly)

*PLEASE CHECK THIS POST AND FOOTBALL PAGE for updates since I am sure that I have forgotten something.


Please email questions to [email protected]



Navarre Youth Sports Association THE CODE OF CONDUCT

COACHES: Coaches shall remain unconditionally supportive of the Organization's commitment to the ideals of good sportsmanship, team play, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority. Likewise, coaches shall remain sensitive to the physical and emotional well-being of the players on his/her team. In order to adhere to these doctrines the coaches agree as follows:

Coaches will be positive role models.
Coaches will display and instill in their players the principals of good sportsmanship and team play. Coaches will conduct themselves in a manner that best serves the interests of the players. Coaches will do their best to provide the players a positive experience.

  1. Coaches will ensure that winning and/or losing teams do so in a manner, which exhibits respect and good sportsmanship.

  2. Coaches will treat all players, parents, spectators and league officials with respect.

  3. Coaches will provide instruction in a manner that is constructive and supportive.

  4. Coaches will not ridicule or demean players, officials or league officials.

  5. Coaches will not tolerate behavior that endangers the health or well-being of a child.

  6. Coaches will comply with the decisions of league officials and observe all rules, policy

    and procedure as established or endorsed by the NYSA.

  7. Coaches will teach the game to the best of their ability.

  8. Coaches will be drug and alcohol free while at any NYSA athletic event.

  9. Coaches will not use any tobacco products in the dugout or on the playing field.

Coaches acknowledge the need to demonstrate fundamental proficiencies with respect to the sport and first aid. Consequently, all coaches agree to attend, any skill sessions that may be required by the Board of Directors and moreover, any first aid courses that may be mandated by the Board.


The Parent and Spectator shall support the players, coaches, and league officials. Parents and Spectators shall not "coach" or "officiate". Parents and Spectators agree as follows:

  1. Parents and Spectators will be positive role models.

  2. Parents and Spectators will display and instill in all players, the principals of

    good sportsmanship and team play_

  3. Parents and Spectators will conduct themselves in a manner that best serves the interests

    of the players.

  4. Parents and Spectators will do their best to provide the players a positive experience.

  5. Parents will make certain that their children show respect for all other players,

    coaches, officials and spectators.

  6. Parents and Spectators agree not to ridicule or demean players, coaches, officials, or

    league officials in any public forum_

  7. Parents agree to inform the coach of any disability or ailment that may affect the safety of

    their child.

  8. Parents and Spectators agree to treat all players, coaches and officials fairly and with respect.

  9. Parents and Spectators will comply with the decisions of league officials.

10 Parents will support the rules, regulations and bylaws as established or endorsed by the


11. Parents and Spectators will not question an umpire's or official's call.
12. Parents and Spectators will respect the opponent and avoid any confrontation

with opposing players, spectators, or coaches.
13. Parents and Spectators will be drug and alcohol free while at any NYSA athletic event.

PLAYERS Players shall...

  1. Display good sportsmanship and team play at all times.

  2. Follow the direction of the Coaching Staff.

  3. Respect all, coaches, players, league officials, and e every attempt to be on time and ready to play for all games and practices.

Players shall not...

  1. Use abusive or profane language.

  2. Taunt or humiliate any other player.

  3. Question an official’s call.

  4. Abuse, mistreat or mishandle any NYSA equipment or property (e.g.,

    throwing batting helmets)


All members of the Organization are subject to consequences which may lead to discipline or possible termination of membership as determined necessary by the NYSA Board of Directors due to failure to comply with the Code of Conduct. All members agree to abide by these rules as part of their registration in the program. It is the responsibility of all members to be familiar with the guidelines set forth in the Code of Conduct.


The above guidelines also apply to a member’s communication through a social media outlet, like FaceBook, Twitter, the internet, etc.

Questions to: [email protected]




$40 - Utilities, Insurance, General Operation Expenses
$25 - NWFYSA League Fee ($875 per team)
$58 - Uniforms - Jersey, pants, socks provided
$15 - Game Officials 

*Approx cost per player is $138. See below:


The first $40 of each registration fee for every sport covers the cost of Insurance, utilities and general operating expenses for the NYSA.  

Additional costs vary by sport, but fees typically pay for:

  • Game Officials - referees or umpires
  • Conference or Organizational fees - if the sport is part of a conference or other outside organization, then they pay fees to the league.
  • Equipment - balls, pads, helmets, and other practice or game equipment for the teams
  • Equipment for the fields/courts (nets, goal posts)
  • Uniforms
The registration fee does not cover the full cost of each sport.  For this reason, the NYSA raises additional funds via:
  • Concessions
  • Middle School Dances
  • Sponsorships
  • Fairs
  • Pre or Post-season games - where parking or entry fees are charged. 
The NYSA is non-profit and volunteer-run.  No board member, sport commissioner or coach is compensated.  We ask that parents volunteer each season in some capacity to help keep costs low and to improve the experience for our community.  Opportunities to volunteer can include working concessions, working the chain-gang, keeping the score board, announcing games, field maintenance, park pick-up and empty trash cans, and the list goes on and on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration: Opens April 5th 2019
Registration fee: 
$135 and $45 Annual NYSA Family Membership Dues
5-14 (must be 5 on August 1, 2019) no high school students permitted

What football gear is included with my registration fee? 
Your child’s game jersey, game pants, and socks are included in the cost of registration.  The use of helmet and shoulder pads is given on loan and must be returned at the end of the season. 

What forms of payment do you accept for the registration fee? Credit/Debit cards when registering online. We accept Cash or Checks when registering in person. 

What other expenses may I incur? You are responsible for providing your child’s mouth guard, chin strap, and any practice clothing. We will have a limited amount of used practice pants available for sale prior to the beginning of the season.

Estimated Cost of Additional Gear
Practice Jersey$15
Practice Pants$25
Mouth Guard$10
Chin Strap$15
Integrated Girdle or Slide in Pads$25
 Additional, Optional Expenses 
 Team & Individual Photos 

When are practices? Our teams practice approximately 2 hours a day 3 days per week during the season.  Our practices will be held at the NYSA football/baseball complex.We play all of our games on Saturdays.

When does the season start and end? Optional preseason workouts generally begin in mid to late June, with practices beginning in late July. The championship game has traditionally been held the weekend before Thanksgiving. 

What days are games?  We play all of our games on Saturdays. The youngest teams play earlier in the morning, and older teams later in the afternoon.

Where are the games played? Home games are played at the NYSA football field.  Our away games may include teams from Pensacola, Milton, Pace, and Gulf Breeze.

What ages are permitted to play? 5 years -14 years as of August 1, 2018  (NO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PERMITTED) .  Aug 1 is the cutoff for all age groups.  For example, an athlete who turns 10 on August 1st would play with the other 10 year olds on the 10u team.

2020 Schedule

 DateOpponentLocationAge Group

 7/20-7/22 NHS Football CampNYSA All
8/17/2020First Day of PracticeNYSAAll

Home Game Start Times (away game start times may vary):

6u - 8:00 a.m.
7u - 9:30 a.m.
8u - 11:00 a.m.
9u - 12:30 p.m.
10u - 2:00 p.m.
11u - 3:30 p.m.
12u - 5:00 p.m.
14u - 6:30 p.m.

Contact Football Commissioner

Paul Villanova
[email protected]

Co Commissioner 
Jason Byars

Our Coaches

Commissioner: Paul Villanova

14u: Paul Taylor
12u: Paul Bowden
11u: Shane Newcomb
10u: Antenny Hemingway
9u:   Jason Byars
8u:   Scott Weaver
7u:   TBD
6u:   Skye McGowin

2020 Volunteers of the Week

Football Registration - Opens April 5, 2019

2020 Fall Tackle Football

The NYSA tackle football program is part of the Northwest Florida Youth Sports Alliance Football League (NWFYSA), a full contact travel youth football program based out of Santa Rosa and Escambia counties Florida.


Registration closes on 08/31/2020 at 10:45 AM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 11/23/2020


Registration closes on 08/31/2020 at 10:45 AM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 11/23/2020


Registration closes on 08/31/2020 at 10:45 AM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 11/23/2020


Registration closes on 08/31/2020 at 10:45 AM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 11/23/2020


Registration closes on 08/31/2020 at 10:45 AM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 11/23/2020


Registration closes on 08/31/2020 at 10:45 AM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 11/23/2020


Registration closes on 08/31/2020 at 10:45 AM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 11/23/2020


Registration closes on 08/31/2020 at 10:45 AM
Season Dates: 08/01/2020 to 11/23/2020
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