Need to Know: Sofi Stadium

We are so excited about the upcoming GCYFL Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium. Our Valley Rush Mighty Mites will be playing the Simi Valley Bulldogs at 8:00 am. Spectators will be allowed to enter the stadium at 7:30 am.

Everyone over age 5, including players, will need a ticket to enter the stadium and a signed waiver.

Additionally, it is mandatory that we provide 2-3 volunteers that can work the registration booth ahead of our game time to make sure all the players and coaches have wristbands etc.

Tickets

Tickets can still be purchased today and tomorrow (11/8-11/9) for $20 here and picked up at practice between 6-8 pm. Beginning Wednesday, 11/10 – tickets will be $25. Tickets at the door will be $25.

Parking

Park in Lot E [PDF of Map]
For turn-by-turn navigation use this address for the lot: 3695 Pincay Drive | Inglewood, CA | 90305

The address to the stadium is 1001 S. Stadium Drive | Inglewood 90301. Please access the stadium via northbound Prairie Avenue and Arbor Vitae Street. Parking is complimentary.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

All guests, ages 2 and over, must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. Vaccination or a COVID test is not required for this event.

Bag Policy

Backpacks and large bags are not permitted. A clear or plastic vinyl bag not exceeding 12″x6″x12″ or a one-gallon Ziploc-type bag is permitted. A small clutch – 4″x6″ without a strap is also permitted.

No Cash – Card Only

SoFi Stadium only accepts credit and debit card for purchases (concession stand, souvenirs etc.) – No cash.

Photo Packages

We will have a team photographer for the MM game. Additionally, the GCYFL is providing a photo packages that are available for purchase with photographer Dayna O. Please see this post for package details and pricing.

Need to Know

Please review this document for additional details provided by the stadium.

SoFI Stadium Photo Packages

GREETINGS:

Dayna O. Photography will be offering photos at Super Bowl 16 at the Sofi Stadium! Make sure you document this rare moment! TO VIEW SAMPLES OF PACKAGES OFFERED CLICK HERE and/or find Dayna O. on the following social networks. Instagram | Facebook | Website

There are 4 different packages to choose from:

Package A $70– Individual Player Mini Portrait Session includes:

  • Approximately 12 high-resolution digital files in which you can download in 5-7 days from the event HERE.
  • Several Different poses e.g.: smiling, serious, some full length, 3/4, and some close-ups. 
  • All photos taken with studio lighting utilizing Sofi Stadium as the backdrop.

Package B $85– Individual Player Game Action Package includes:

  • 30-40 high-resolution digital files that you can download in 5-7 days from the event HERE.
    Best to pre-book as spots are limited.

Package C $85– 12 x 18 poster includes:

  • Fully edited print of your player with Sofi Stadium as your backdrop with studio lighting. Frame not included. 
  • Poster(s) will be mailed to you directly. 
  • You can upgrade your 12 x18 print to a 20 x 30 print for an additional $30.

Package D $150– Includes packages B and C.

  • You can upgrade your 12 x18 print to a 20 x 30 print for an additional $30.

To PRE-ORDER your package Click HERE to fill out information we need and please submit payment via Venmo: Daynao or call: 805.387.3817

Best Regards,

Dayna

www.daynao.com

805.387.3817

Games at Birmingham High School

To follow up with what was discussed at Monday’s parent meeting re this weekend and next weekend’s games at Birmingham – all adults must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test with in 72hrs of arrival on campus

Please note, all coaches, parents and spectators who want to attend the game must comply with these restrictions – no exceptions. There will be someone on hand verifying vaccinations and negative test results. Please inform your families so that we do not have any incidents this Saturday.

  • Proof can be:
    • Actual vaccination card or negative test result or 
    • Screen shot on your phone of the card or test
    • California Digital Vaccination Card

2021 National Youth Football Championship tournament

Hello Everyone,

I have received overwhelming interest in the upcoming National Youth Football Championship tournament, so I am sending this to everyone. Future emails and communication will only go to those who have registered for the tournament.

Step 1 | Tournament Dates

This Las Vegas Tournament will take place from November 24 through November 27 in Las Vegas, NV.  Players will need to arrive by 2 pm at the Rio Hotel and Conference Center for mandatory team weigh in.

Step 2 | Fees – Due by Friday, October 22nd

The total fee for each player is $75 ($20 for the team confirmation and $55 for the player registration fee).  

Please use this link to pay all fees :

Step 3 | Discount Game Passes

Game passes are required for anyone over 12 years old.  Passes are required to enter the stadiums to watch the games. 

The DEADLINE for ordering Game Passes for the discounted $15 price is Thursday, November 4.  After Thursday, all passes will be $20 and will need to be purchased when you arrive in Vegas (CASH ONLY).  Game passes are not sold at the stadiums!

Step 4 | Discounted Circus Circus  Adventuredome Tickets

Adventuredome is an indoor theme park at the Circus Circus hotel.  On the day that the team doesn’t play, we take the kids to this fun amusement park.  Discounted Adventuredome tickets are available for purchase for $35 ($40 if not purchased in advance) prior to November 4th

Do not buy this ticket for any child under 42” – they are limited to “Junior Rides” only and you can purchase a Junior Ride bracelet for less at the park.  Chaperones not riding do not have to purchase tickets, admission is free.

Step 5 | Team Hotel

Ideally, it works out better if we stay together as a team.  It makes disseminating information, transporting kids and making sure the teams are on the same page that much easier.  We have decided to utilize the Rio Hotel as our “team hotel” for this trip:

Rio Hotel – the code for the NYFC Discount is SRNYF1.  The cost with this discount code is $91/night with a discounted resort fee of $10/night (normally $35 night).

Book your room here: https://book.passkey.com/gt/218129091?gtid=f38bbe9710f6fd90be6f9323e8d750a

Please let me know if you will be staying with family, or have other arrangements.  We will receive a credit if the majority of our teams stays at one of these tournament hotels.  

Other tournament hotels include:
Golden Nugget
The Flamingo
The Linq
Circus Circus
Excalibur
New York New York
South Point
The Orleans

Step 6 | Practices

Practices for this tournament will take place after we have completed our playoff, Super Bowl and All-Star games.  All practices will continue to take place at Louise Park.

Step 7 | Required Forms

Please complete and email back to me the Hold Harmless and Medical Release Form.  Every player will need a form completed.  

Step 8 | Team Rosters

If you are joining us from another organization, I will need a copy of your team’s certified roster to submit to the tournament director.  Please get a copy from your team manager and email it to my attention.

Team Itinerary

The link below will contain information about the tournament and our itinerary

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YnWOcWdCHOZTP_fQv21cupa9L9pnoz9JGwXdF_IeQHg/edit?usp=sharing

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,

Adreena Thomas

c: 818.912.5506

GCYFL Superbowl at Sofi Stadium

GREETINGS:

We are looking to have our Super Bowl games hosted at SoFi Stadium.

This is a unique and memorable opportunity for all athletes and their families to celebrate the 2021 season together and watch the top D1 teams compete in the GCYFL Super Bowl games. 

Players, families and supporters would watch the games from club level seating overlooking the brand-new Sofi Stadium Field. Each team would have access to the field, the sidelines and the entry tunnels, between and during games to take team and individual photos. 

Throughout the event, all guests would be able to tour the Rams locker rooms, post-game interview rooms and the 50-yard field clubs.

We have the option of securing Thursday, November 11 2021 or Thursday, November 18 2021.   November 11th is a school holiday, but November 18th would be a school day that kids would have to miss.  The  Mighty Mite game would kick off at 8:00am and the Senior Game would kick off at approx 8:30pm under the lights.

Parking is free. Concessions will be open. The cost per ticket would be $20 per player, spectator or coach. Children 4 and under are free.  

Please complete the following poll today to gauge your interest.  In order to make this happen our club would have to sell approximately 140 tickets.

https://forms.gle/JvvJc8mMgd9wYSut5

9/22 PARENT Meeting

Playoff Weigh Ins

Mandatory playoff weigh ins will take place during the 3rd week of October.  The date will be either October 18, 19, 20 or 21 and most likely take place at Golden Valley High School.  It is mandatory that your player attend – there will be no late weigh ins.

Home Games/Homecoming

Our homecoming will be October 9th at Birmingham High School and we will have another home game at Birmingham on October 16th.

You will be asked to bring food items for us to sell at our snack shack and be asked to volunteer at the snack bar. Sign up link to follow.

2021 Las Vegas Championship Tournament

Tournament Dates

This Las Vegas NYFC Tournament will take place from November 24th through November 27th in Las Vegas, NV.  Players will need to arrive on 11/24 by 3 pm at the Rio Hotel and Conference Center for mandatory team weigh in.

We will play 2 games over the course of the weekend.  The game schedule will be announced once we arrive. 

Tournament Fees

The total fee for each player is $75 ($20 for the team confirmation and $55 for the player registration fee).  

The team registration fee ($20) is due by Thursday, September 30th

Please use this link to pay all fees and make sure to indicate your athlete’s name.  

Team Hotel

Ideally, it works out better if we stay together as a team.  It makes disseminating information, transporting kids and making sure the teams are on the same page that much easier.  The headquarter hotel is the Rio.  Other tournament hotels include:

  • Flamingo
  • Linq
  • Circus Circus
  • Excalibur
  • New York New York
  • South Point
  • Orleans
  • Golden Nugget

We will receive a portion of our team registration fee back if the majority of our players stay at one of these tournament hotels.  

“Vegas” Jerseys

To commemorate our 2021 trip to jersey, due to the generous contribution from a parent sponsor, we will be providing a 3rd game jersey for you.  The sponsor is covering a majority of the cost and you are only being asked to pay a nominal $10 fee. 

Payment is due by Thursdsy, September 30th.

Unless you notify me beforehand, this jersey will mimic the white game jersey as far as size/name/number selections are concerned.

Link to purchase jersey: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/WK32TJVVNEV50/checkout/YZE7GDCWL32F7LS4C7MFFOTT

Spirit Wear

Here is the link to order spirit wear: https://rush-track-club.square.site/

Week 1 Games

GREETINGS:

Are you ready for some football?  I am.  As we prepare for our 1st football game in more than a year, here are some things to take into consideration.

Below is our game schedule.  Please confirm location and arrival times in the BandApp.

MM – vs. Fillmore Raiders

BN – vs. Santa Clarita Grizzlies

FR – vs. Fillmore Raiders

SO – vs. Calabasas Rams

SR – vs. Calabasas Rams

Water: Each player must have their own water bottles.  We will not be using the shared water bottle system that we have been used to.  In some of the cities where we will be playing, the temperature will be in the triple digits.  Please send your athlete with enough water to last for the 3+ hours s/he will be on the field.

Uniforms: All teams will wear their white away jerseys with white socks.

Field Access: NO UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE GAME FIELD.  EACH DESIGNATED PERSON WILL HAVE A GCYFL “FIELD PASS” WHICH WILL BE PASSED OUT BY THE TEAM MANAGER AND RETURNED AFTER EACH GAME.

COVID Protocol Meeting:  We will be having a mandatory parent update meeting on Monday, August 30th at 6:45 pm about the stricter COVID protocols for youth sports that go into effect on September 1st.  These changes will be affecting all of our teams conference-wide, so  I implore you to attend this meeting as it will affect how we move forward with the rest of our season.

Sportsmanship: We not only hold our players, coaches, parents & volunteers to a high standard of sportsmanship, but also the fans. As the players on the field have a responsibility to play with the highest level of sportsmanship, we expect the fans & families to do the same. Fan support is best when it is positive. Any person that exhibits unsportsmanlike behavior will be removed from the event.

Looking forward to a great day of football.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

   

2021 GCYFL Jamboree Schedule

Updated as of 08/13/21 11:01 amthere has been a schedule change almost every day. Confirm times with your team manager.

This is the schedule for all of tomorrow’s Jamborees. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the first game wearing full equipment – helmet, shoulder pads, practice pants, mouthpiece and cleats. The jamboree rules can be found here.

Mighty Mite
Golden Valley High School
27051 Robert C. Lee Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

9:00 am vs. Oxnard Knights
10:00 am vs. Simi Valley Bulldogs

Bantam
Cal Lutheran University
60 W Olsen Rd. | Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

11:00 am vs. Crossroads Tigers
1:00 pm vs. Simi Valley Bulldogs

Freshman
Royal High School
1402 Royal Avenue | Simi Valley

8:00 am vs. Simi Valley Bulldogs
9:00 am vs. Oxnard Knights
11:00 am vs. Valley Vipers

Sophomore
Newbury Park High School
456 N Reino Rd. | Newbury Park, CA 91320

5:00 pm vs. Camarillo
6:00 pm vs. 101 Warriors

Senior
Simi Valley High School
5400 Cochran St | Simi Valley, CA 93063

8:00 am vs. Valley Vipers
10:00 am vs. Fillmore Raiders
11:00 am vs. Calabasas Rams

Mandatory Weigh Ins

GCYFL weigh ins will take place this Saturday, August 7th at Royal High School which is located at 1402 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065.

Team managers have posted your arrival time in the BandApp. All athletes must be present in order to be weighed in, so please be on time. The weigh ins will take place in the gym and masks must be worn while in the gym.

Please wear your practice jersey and regular clothes – no need for helmets or shoulder pads.

Below is a map of the school facility. Parents must remain in the parking lots or staging area.

Equipment Distribution

For those who have paid in full or made payment arrangements, we will be distributing helmets and shoulder pads on Sunday, July 11 at Louise Park. Please see below for the schedule and only come during the time frame for your team. Siblings can pick up equipment at the same time.

Mighty Mite – 10:00 am

Bantam – 11:00 am

Freshman – 12:00 pm

Sophomore – 1:00 pm

Senior – 2:00 pm

If you are unable to attend, the next distribution will be next Sunday, July 18 (times TBD).

Practice for the week of July 12 will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-8:00 pm. Please have your child arrive to practice with only their helmet – no shoulder pads.