League Announces 2006 Conference Structuring and Welcomes New Communities

Posted by robert hopkins on Jul 29 2006 at 05:00PM PDT
The West Des Moines “Little-Pro” Youth Football League is proud to announce new Conference Structuring for the 2006 season and would like to welcome several new communities that will begin participation in the League this fall. The communities of Carroll, Greene County, Waukee, and Adel-DeSoto-Minburn were the first western Iowa communities to join the League last year. In 2006, the League welcomes the communities of Ames, Atlantic, Boone, Dallas Center-Grimes, Gilbert and Harlan. We are looking forward to building and maintaining a very productive and mutually satisfying youth football partnership with our neighbors to the north and west. For 2006, the League will be structured into three (3) Conferences across four (4) age Divisions consisting of sixty-six (66) teams. The Metro Conference will be comprised of teams from West Des Moines and Norwalk, as has been the case since the inception of the League. The Western Conference will be comprised of Atlantic, Carroll, Greene County and Harlan. The Central Confernce will include ADM, Ames, Boone, DCG, Gilbert and Waukee. Our new Conferences bring to the table the same high-quality coaching, equipment, and administrative standards that those associated with the League recognize and expect. This addition is consistent with and demonstrates our resolve and commitment to provide a professional, comprehensive and successful youth-based football program serving various communities in central Iowa, while continually working to ensure the same quality conscientious approach and development that has set the League apart from similar organizations. Western and Central Conference programs will be organized and managed by local advisory boards representing thier respective communities. They will play their games at venues identified within their communities (high school football fields) when feasible, or at other locations that have been endorsed and approved by the League. They participate as "member organizations" under the auspices and administration of The WDMLPYFL, Inc. Western and Central Conference member organizations are subject to the same administrative rules, guidelines, policies, procedures and regulations as thier established Metro Conference based counterparts. This provides for standardization, uniformity and consistency on a league-wide basis relative to all operational considerations such as coaches selection/training, draft procedures, weight restrictions, minimum play standards, and conduct/sportsmanship provisions to name a few. As a general rule, Western and Central Conference teams will play only each other during the regular season. There may be occasions however, when a “travel game” is scheduled between the respective Conferences based on team numbers and scheduling considerations. Post season play, as well as several scheduled league scrimmages, will involve teams from all three Conferences playing one another. As has been past practice, athletes from any community or school district may still register to play in the Metro Conference regardless of residency or school district boundaries, and the majority of the other participating communities have adopted this policy as well. League Commissioners plan on incorporating finalized Conference schedules and other relevant information into this website in the near future allowing for the dissemination of timely and accurate announcements and information to all league communities, teams, participants and parents. We welcome your input and suggestions in that capacity! Thank you for your support and assistance in welcoming the communities of Ames, Atlantic, Boone, Dallas Center-Grimes, Gilbert and Harlan to our program. We look forward to working cooperatively toward a lasting and rewarding alliance, never losing sight of what our primary goal will continue to be, providing the best program possible for our leaders of tomorrow. image


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