Q. When is registration?
A. Registration open February 15th. Take advantage of our online discounted Early Registration that runs through March 25th.
For our WALK-IN REGISTRATION schedule CLICK HERE
Q. What equipment is needed?
A. For tackle football players, Camarillo Cougars provides the helmet, shoulder pads, game jersey, practice jersey, knee pads, socks, belt and padded pants. Please note that helmet, shoulder pads, belt and padded pants must be returned at the end of the season. Parents must provide cleats (METAL CLEATS ARE NOT ALLOWED), mouthguards and protective cups.
Q. Where and when is equipment distributed?
A. Equipment will be distributed in July. Helmet distribution will take place on Saturday, July 14th and all other equipment will be on Saturday, July 21st. All registrants will be given their time in advance and must attend their pickup time. Please check out our calendar for more information.
Q. What if we don't think the equipment fits correctly?
A. Experienced Camarillo Cougars Football coaches will fit your child correctly during equipment handout. The equipment is fitted to each child at the time it was issued. Helmets are supposed to be tight to prevent injuries. If you feel your child wasn't properly fitted, please discuss it with your head coach and he will get it resolved.
Q. Does my child need a physical to play football?
A. Yes. We recommend that you schedule your medical exam during the summer, before practice begins, so you do not miss any practice time. Phyiscal forms are due the first day of practice on July 16th. The forms will be emailed to you upon your completion of registration with a link to all the forms to be filled on Docusign. No child can participate without a signed physical form on file with us.
Q. Does my child need to show a birth certificate or passport to play?
A. Returning Camarillo Cougars players do not need to show proof of age. New players will. The Gold Coast Youth Football League must view an official document that shows your child's date of birth. They will only accept an official birth certificate or a valid passport. No photo copies will be accepted. If you cannot find it or do not have one, please apply for one as soon as possible
Q. When and where are practices?
Practices will begin Monday, July 16th. Practice is mandatory from July 16th through July 27th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Each head coach will determine their own practice schedules after the mandatory practice is held. Practices are held at Freedom Park located at 480 Skyway Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010. Later in the season teams will practice at Mission Oaks Park located at 5501 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93012.
Q. When will we know what team we are on?
A. Registration for the 2018 season closes on June 30th. Teams will start to form and finalize after this date. If there are multiple teams in a division the teams are not selected until after practice Thursday July 26th. The coach or team parent will contact you with further details.
Q. Where can I find out about league rules?
A. Click here to view official GCYFL rules
Q. What is the GCYFL?
A. The GCYFL is an acronym for Gold Coast Youth Football League. Being part of this league ensures that we play by the same rules against other of communities of like size.