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Flag Football Season Reminders

The season has gone well and players are having a BLAST.  Lets keep the season OPEN by reminding everyone of the rules we need to follow

FROM NICHOLE KENNY:  (WE NEED TO SUPPORT NICHOLE & BLAKE at AMITY  We are Getting FREE use of the Field, and She organized schedules we have a place to play)

Amity needs help in enforcing rules.  Blake emailed last week that NO DOGS are allowed.  Lots of dogs showed up this last weekend and owners were less than kind when they were reminded of the rule.  NO DOGS ALLOWED!!!  

Spectator rule applies.  They are letting extra people in if the numbers allow for it but players shouldn't be showing up with 3+ in some cases 5+ people and then get pissed when they can't get in.  These details need to be worked out AHEAD of time, as a team so no one is surprised when they arrive.  Blake and association volunteers are working really hard week in and week out to keep this season going.  Rules are rules and expectations have been set early on.  None of us deserve to be treated poorly because either association presidents or coaches are not setting proper expectations with their families. 

Amity has ONE Entrance & ONE Exit.  Families are complaining and not wanting to use the exit gate for a number of reasons.  This rule is in place for a reason.  No exceptions just because someone doesn't want to walk around.  They have all done this before....park closer to the exit if they don't want to walk.  Either way, they will have to walk. 

MASKS REQUIRED when you can not social distance.  This means the players and coaches on the field should be in masks.  Yeah, it sucks, not everyone agrees...but it's our commitment to the venues who are allowing us to play there AND the rules set by the state.  Events are getting shut down all around us because of lack of protocols, PLEASE DON'T LET US BE NEXT ON THE LIST! 

Reminder, AMITY is allowing us to use the field at no cost.  This is huge...each association is benefiting from the opportunity.  Their school district and Athletic Director expect us to follow the rules that we put in place as well as the rules set by them.  

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 


Nichole Kenny
WSYF President
TVYFL Division President
Officials Coordinator



Dean Sweeney

North Salem Youth Football Pres.

503 871 8477

If you HAVE ANY ISSUES with Parents please let me know.

Please don’t let it get confrontational     Keep safe!

REMIND and help facilitate a positive experience.


Updated 2020 season information

We are currently on track to follow the OSAA schedule of possibly having Tackle Football in the Spring. That also aligns with TVYFL.

As most of you know the Salem Associations are organizing a FALL 7 on 7 flag option for K-8th grade. Registration for players, coaches, and volunteers are open now! Please fill out the applications online along with the background check application if you are are interested in coaching or helping out in anyway.

TENTATIVE: 1st game Sept 26th - Wrap up End of OCT

Cost will be $50 per player. This will cover cost associated with; jerseys, flags, team equipment, field usage, etc.

As of right now, it looks like we will use 2 sites for games.  For the amount of teams we are preparing for, there are not enough hours in the day to run one venue and get all teams a game.  We are planning to play games at Amity HS & Blancet (confirmation pending).  It made the most sense to run 5th-8th grade games at one site and K-4th at another.  We will do half and half so "travel" for all teams will be balanced. 

If you have any questions please email us at



Greetings Parents,

Welcome to the North Salem Youth Football Association. We are a non-profit organization that supports, encourages and enables youth to benefit from participating in football in a safe and structured environment. We teach sportsmanship, fundamentals, teamwork, skills and knowledge that youth will use throughout their lives. We have aligned ourselves with Tualatin Valley Youth Football League. The other High Schools in Salem have also created their own associations. Our goal is to give our young players the best possible experience. We are committed to creating a fun, learning and exciting experience for your child.

Equipment we provide: Game jersey, integrated pants, helmet, shoulder pads and mouth guard. Equipment you will need to purchase: cleats, practice jersey.

As with any new association, there are tons of questions. Please refer to our website, or fire off an email: 

At your service,

Dean Sweeney
President, North Salem Youth Football Association

2020 K-8th grade 7-on-7 Flag Registration


Are you interested in coaching next year and being a part of our growing Viking program?  NSYFA needs YOU!! We will have several coaching positions open next year at all of our levels from Flag to 7th grade. The bigger we get, the more coaches we will need. Come help our community grow! We can't have games and a strong league without the parent's help! If you are interested in helping out in anyway, please contact Dean Sweeney, our President. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please don't hesitate to call or email!

Dean Sweeney - President - 503-871-8477 -

Jeff Flood - Head Varsity Coach -

Natasha Turner-Ibabao- Registrar-

2020 Coaches Registration

Volunteer Application


2020 Officials Registration


Click to view our league site!

Message From TVYFL

Tualatin Valley Youth Football Families,
It is with much regret we inform you that Tualatin Valley Youth Football will not host a youth tackle season this fall. We held a Google meeting this Sunday, August 9th, after being informed of the OSAA decision to suspend regularly scheduled events and move forward with a structurally revised sports season. We determined that hosting a season as we have been planning is just not possible.
With the countless reasons we are prevented from starting this season: player health concerns related to COVID-19, insurance and liability concerns, safety equipment and field use issues, inability to have spectators, as well as the ever-changing State and local health guidelines there are too many unknowns at this time to proceed with planning a fall season.
In the near future, we will be sending out the process for refunds. We will also be sending out questionnaires regarding future plans we are working on to potentially host activities this spring (mirroring OSAA).
We are so disappointed that the kids are losing out on this opportunity to be on a team this fall, learning life lessons all while being physically active. As always, Tualatin Valley Youth Football League is dedicated to the physical and mental development and well-being of our youth athletes. We hope you understand the reasoning behind our decision. It did not come easy.
Brian Lyles
Division President - NW
Technology Coordinator
Tualatin Valley Youth Football League
Mob: 503-805-6044

Medical Release Form

All players MUST have a medical release (sports physical) form signed by a doctor to be eligible to play for North Salem Youth Football or any other TVYF team.  

Medical Release: Currently we use a TVYFL generated form; we would like to start using the OSAA provided form (sports physical form provided by most doctors offices). Last year’s form will still be accepted if it was signed for 2019. Physicals are good for two years. 

Team News

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Message from Presidents of Salem-Keizer TVFL

This statement has been approved by the Youth Football Presidents from: Sprague, South Salem, North Salem, McKay, West Salem & McNary

"In response to the communication from SKPS potentially denying access to fields if youth football does not follow a certain set of guidelines, the area Association President’s (Sprague, South Salem, North Salem, McKay, West Salem & McNary) have been fighting for an opportunity to be a part of the conversation.  We were fortunate enough to have that conversation with members of SKPS last night. Through lots of great conversation, we learned a great deal about each other’s intentions.  Fortunately, there will be no hearing on Thursday, January 9th as collectively, we all agreed it is in the best interest of to continue to gather more information.  We now know our 2020 season will not be impacted, but that a decision will be made in the future as to whether or not SKPS will consider youth football safe enough to allow the use of facilities. 

SKPS sees the value in including the youth organizations in these conversations and in the information gathering stage.  We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with them.  We will also be a part of future meetings to help create a timeline of events and public forums to discuss before any official proposal is made.  As we learn more about what this looks like, we will continue to share and we all very much appreciate our community support."



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    The Tualatin Valley football league is a tackle based football program for 3rd through 8th grade youth in the Tualatin Valley and Portland metropolitan area in Oregon. With over 50 associations, the program now boasts over 6,500 players and 500+ volunteer coaches.

    The TVYFL is a non-profit football club, whose goal is to provide safe and enjoyable athletic competition. Good sportsmanship, fun developing student athletes and individual growth are our main goals.

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    TVYFL Message

    Hi Parents,

    TVYFL would like to send a reminder about the proper behavior we as fans must adhere to toward an Associations Field Greeters, Stadium Rules, and the treatment of ALL Officials. Most of you that come out to watch your son or daughters team are doing everything right. By that I mean, you are where you are supposed to be and you are cheering in a positive and respectful manner. You are setting the example we hope our kids will follow. Unfortunately each year TVYFL receives reports that not all fans have been adhering to the sites field rules, and have engaged into verbal/physical abuse toward field greeters, and officials during games. TVYFL has a ZERO TOLERANCE! policy for inappropriate behavior toward Field Greeters, Officials, or TVYFL Executive Board Members.

    Please respect the rules of each Association Sites from the Field Greeters. As TVYFL By-Laws stipulates Title 7 Section 4-B:

    The bench area is reserved for players, coaches and authorized team personnel only.  Sidelines are specifically for medical personnel and chain crews only.  At no time should parents and/or spectators be allowed to stand directly in the area designated for the above.

    If an Association has a roped off area, you must abide by this, and if asked to move by a field greeter, please do so respectfully without any verbal confrontation. And importantly, please DO NOT BRING ANY PETS inside the stadium (Dogs, cats, birds, etc.). Unless it is a service dog.  As we all like to say, we all have rules in our homes, and there is an expectation that any visitor in our home follows our rules. Many Associations rent these fields and are subject to conditions they must adhere to in being able to use them, let’s not put the Associations in a position to lose home games or fined because of our actions.

    On the subject of verbal confrontations:

    The only people who shall speak to the officials pertaining to the officiating, before, during or after a game directly shall be the Head Coach, Association Board Members, TVYFL Executive Board, or Field Greeters.  Please do not go to them directly to vent out one’s frustrations, because there can be consequences, not just for yourself, but the team, and Association.

    Even if it is done in a calm tone, it can easily be perceived as something different, and it will always be the word of the officials first.  Most of these officials are High School kids, and already have a tough job getting yelled at by the coaches during a game, they should not have to worry about being intimated by fans during half-time, or after a game. TVYFL has sent a memorandum about coaches behaviors toward officials. PFOA’s have threatened, and some have refused to do games because of the verbal abuse from coaches, and parents. Associations are finding it harder to get youth officials to do their games as well. Remember, no officials, no games.

    The issue of bad officiating will always be subjective, and calls will get missed, and unfortunately may cause an injury to a child. You as fans must trust your head coach to do what is right in situation that involves the safety of football for your child, which I know is hard to do. There is a chain of command one must follow when one feels the officials are not making the right calls, or allowing unsportsmanlike behavior in the game, which is allowing your head coach to do their job.

    TVYFL By-Law

    Division Co-Presidents shall have the full power and authority to suspend, fine or provide whatever sanction they deem appropriate upon any officer, player, parent, guardian or coach within the following guidelines for each violation.

    Failure to abide by TVYFL’s rules and by-laws, the parent will be subject to removal from the field, suspension, and possible removal from the league from TVYFL for you and your child for the following season.

    TVYFL knows the majority conducts themselves appropriately as we do have the best fans, parents, which create much envy amongst other youth sports (not just football) leagues.  We will always conduct ourselves with respectable pride. We cheer for our team, and clap for our opponents.

    Thank You,

    TVYFL Executive Board


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