7 on 7: An explanation

With registrations for 7 on 7 now open, we wanted to provide an explanation of what the athletes can look forward to. We understand after hearing from some parents that there are some misconceptions out there, so we’d like to provide some clarity:

First, and most importantly,

7 on 7 is NOT flag football. 7 on 7 is formatted differently, and the athletes do not wear flags. There are no referees on the field. Instead, 7 on 7 drills are run more similarly to organized practices, with coaches on the field to provide guidance to the athletes between each play. We will be running our actual formations and plays from fall tackle season, and 7 on 7 will provide the athletes with an opportunity to gain repetitions and refine footwork, route running, and timing between quarterbacks and receivers.

7 on 7 drills, or sometimes called “passing camps”, have been a part of Varsity and Junior Varsity football for almost 20 years at the high school level. High school teams use them in the preseason to prepare for the coming fall season. Our goal is to implement this at the youth level to further help our players with fundamentals.

Typical 7 on 7 drills involve quarterbacks, running backs, receivers and tight ends running passing plays against a defense that consists of linebackers, cornerbacks, and safeties. The objective of the offense is simply to complete the pass, and the play is blown dead when the pass is completed. The defense’s objective is to cause incompletions or interceptions. Offenses can practice their pass routes, timing routes, and spacing, while the defense can practice zone coverage and man-on-man coverage skills. Offensive and defensive linemen are welcome to participate and all athletes are encouraged to try new positions.

One team will possess the ball for ten minutes, and they are free to use that ten minutes for as many or as few plays as they would like, with instruction in between plays if

necessary. The ball is snapped from the 40 yard line on each play. After ten minutes, the other team possesses the ball. A competitive element can be incorporated by the following scoring system:

5 yard completion – 5 points

10 yard completion – 10 points

15 yard completion – 15 points


Practices will be held during the week with scrimmages on the weekends. Multiple teams from the CFA and YCYFA have expressed interest in participating, and we are really looking forward to refining our skills for this coming tackle season. Tee shirts and shorts will be provided for all our Dover athletes. Hope to see you all there!

Ryan Thomas, Assistant Football Athletic Director

Icebreaker 7 vs 7/Linemen Clinics!

Hope everyone is ready to get 19’ going. Whether you have played before or never been between the lines we are getting things started this year with our very first 7 vs 7 with lineman clinics. Give your athlete the chance to learn the fundamentals of the game, with the friendly competition of a non-contact game situation, while learning and getting the chance to play multiple positions offensively and defensively. Whether they are looking for something to do while playing another spring sport or ready to knock the rust off for the fall season, let’s get it started. Other organizations will also be stopping by on some Sundays to workout and mix it up for outside friendly competition. Online registrations is open on our website and also will be a in person TBA. Champions truly do extra. Let’s get on that throttle.

If there is any questions feel free to message us.

J Hiden

2018 End Of The Season Banquet

Join us for our end of the year Banquet! Tickets can be purchased this week during practice or you can purchase online at under our “Make A Payment” page. Please add amount of tickets purchased (including your Athlete) in the note section! Tickets must be purchased by 12/1/18! There will be no tickets available at the door!

We are proud to announce our top selling winners of our sub sale:

1.Alex Axe: $936

2. Maddex and Xander Miller:$601

3. Jacey Cook:$197

4. Amelia Campbell: $165

First place winners get 2 adult tickets to the banquet, second place winners get 1 adult ticket to banquet! (Athletes are free.) Thanks to all who sold subs!

CFA Pee Wee Play Off Games

This Saturday (10/27/18) DYFA has the honor of hosting the first round of playoff games for the CFA Pee Wees. Three games are scheduled for this day with 5 visiting teams, we will need a lot of help! Please consider donating time if able, if you have any high school students looking for volunteer hours this would be a perfect opportunity as well!

Please click the link below to sign up. Thank You! ❤️🦅🖤


Practice location Change!

Starting 10/16/18, Football practice (for ALL teams) will be held at Mayfield park under the lights starting at 6:00pm and throughout the remaining season for safety reasons. Pee wee parents jv and varsity please attend meeting prior to the start of practice at 6.

CHEER will also practice the remaining season at Mayfield Park starting Wednesday, 10/17/18!

Address: 2826 Mayfield drive. Dover Pa 17315

Please reach out to your coaches with any questions or concerns!

Competition Squad Tryouts


Practice for the competition squad tryouts will be this coming Wednesday (9/5) from 6-7:30 at the field for pony and midget cheerleaders who want to tryout. This practice will include material that we will be using at the comp. We will explain exactly what they need to know at this Wednesday’s practice. Also, the material will be video taped and put on our cheer page so it can be reviewed at any time. The actual tryout will be the following Wednesday (9/12) from 6-7:30. We will have a review at the beginning with everyone and then tryouts. We are excited to take DYFA to a competition this year! Good Luck to all who try out!