Serving the community since 1955. The objective of the West Hartford Youth Football League is to instill in the youth of the town the principles of good citizenship, sportsmanship, and teamwork through the knowledge of and association in the competitive s
 
 
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Please read through the following questions regarding the upcoming WHYFL Combine / Player Evaluations.

Additional questions? If so, please email .


What is the purpose of the combine?

The event is run so as to evaluate the skills of each player. Players will be weighed and measured, and asked to participate in a series of drills including 40-yard dash, vertical jump. broad jump, max number of pushups, and 5-10-5 shuttle drill.

 

How is this data used?

A draft is held for those players participating in each tackle football division. Coaches use this player data to evaluate the player on strength and speed.

 

Is this a required event?

Yes. This is a required event for all tackle football players who plan on participating in the upcoming season.

 

I am a returning player, do I need to attend?

Yes, see above.

 

I can't make the date. Will there be a makeup?

Yes. We do plan on offering a makeup date in July / August, but we encourage every player to make every effort to attend the first date. No makeup date has yet been established.

 

My son/daughter is registered for flag. Do they need to attend?

No. The combine is not required for flag football. However, if they would like to participate, please have them attend as they are welcome to run through the drills.

 

Can I arrive any time, or is there a specific time slot I shoudl bring my child?

You can arrive at any time that is convenient for you between 9-12 on Saturday or Sunday. 

 

Where is Sterling Field located?

800 Flatbush Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110 

 

What should my son/daughter wear?

Please wear shorts, t-shirt, and wear cleats. Please also bring plenty of water if the weather is hot.

 

Can my son/daughter wear baseball / softball cleats to the combine?

Yes.

 

Can I register at the field for the upcoming season?

We ask that all parents register online at www.whyfl.com.

 

How long does the combine take?

Each player should expect to spend 20-30 min from initial registration through completion of all the drills.

 

My son / daughter is not sure if they would like to play in the upcoming season. Can I bring them to run through the drills?

Yes. That is not a problem.

 

Do you need volunteers to help at the event?

Yes. If you are interested in volunteering, please email . Thank you in advance.