USA Football

General Information
Posted Jan 30, 2019

Season Timeline

TBD- Fittings

July 6th - Pre Conditoning Begins

July 19nd - Regular Practice Begins

July 31st/August 1st - Jamz Camp

August 7th - Muchies

August 14th- Week 1

September 4th- Leauge Wide Bye Week

Fees:  Football $200, Cheer $450 with included personalized jersey

Practice Locations:  Mariposa County Fairgrounds & Mariposa Middle School Old Campus



Posted Jul 1, 2019

2019 Rule Book

Player Sponsorships
Posted Apr 23, 2019

If you are interested in sponsoring a child or know someone who might be interested, please print out the form below.  

Donor Letter Final.pdf

Welcome back Bears!
Posted Apr 14, 2021


We are excited for the 2021 season and hope to see you all on the field!

Registration cost is $200 for Football and $450 for Cheer

Cheer registration is now closed for our 2021 season

Football players: There is still time to sign up!

Football Fittings: TBD


Pre-Conditioning starts July 6th

Regular season practice starts July 19th

Please be sure to have a TVYFL medical form filled out by your doctor!


Latest Info

For Communications throughout the season, please make sure to check your email regularly for last minute updates and changes. If you would like to add a new email address, please submit the form below.

Email Submission Form



Safer Than Ever Before
Posted Aug 5, 2019

Football is a sport that has been synonomous with injuries over the years due to it's highly physcial nature.  There are many steps that have been taken in recent years to eliminate many of these injuries making football the safest it's ever been.  With inprovements to equipment and rules to elimnate injury casusing actions, football is no way as dangerous as even 10 years ago.   The Mariposa Bears participate in something called "Heads Up Football" which is a tackle style developed in recent years that has drastically lowered the number of concussions and other serious head and neck injuries that players would experience.  This style of football requires players to tackle with their head up and out of direct contact with the other player.  This allows the shoulder pads, the protect equipment a player wears, to asorb the impact.  This prevents the player from compressing their neck, and removes their head from direct impact, making it safer than traditional tackleing methods.  We also never practice plays at a game level to limit the time that kids could experience injury.  Our league requires every game to maintain medical staff on the field at all times ensuring that the small amopunt of injuries that do occur are able to recieve immediate medical attention by trained staff.  A common concern we recive from individuals prospecting joining our league is they are afraid that football is played that same way as when they were kids.  That is not the case.  With our increased safety precautions, we are able to eliminate almost all injuries during our season.  Have more questions?  Send us an email and we would be happy to address your concerns.  Email Us


Interested in Joining the Bears Family? 

Questions, Comments, Concerns? 

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Easy Steps

•  Register your child by clicking HERE

• Print out physical form and obtain doctor's signature HERE

• Fittings and Conditioning dates TBD


Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 6/5/2019

Call to Order At 6:09 by Nick
Roll Call: Nick Lambert, Samantha Bull, Gloria Nelson, Rodney Bull, Stormi Smith, Tammy Reel, Jimmy Smith, Mal Coan
TVYFL Meeting
June 22nd is Coaches Clinic
Jr. Instructors Need to attend coaches clinic
All coaches need to compleet USA football test
Bears are going to keep Academic patches for JV and Varsity only
Treasurer's Report: Todays Balance $24,000in the general fund
Cheer account balance is $2,900.00.
Date for the 1850 fundraiser is July 27th as of now.
We will have an open registration on Monday and Wednesday next week at Don Rubens from 5-7.
St. Josephs Church will let us use their kitchen to cook tri tip during fair weekend.
Coaches Report: Helmets were sent out.
We Need new bags for practice.
Rodney will look into prices for new bags
Football fittings will take place on July 1st and 2nd. Novice and Jr Novice on the 1st and Varsity and JV on the 2nd between 5-6 pm

Item 1 :Rodney be able to order $1000.00 worth of hitting pads.
Motioned By: Nick
Seconded By Stormi
Ayes: 8

Item 2 :Motion for Samantha Bull to be the third signer for the check book.
Motioned By: Nick
Seconded By Stormi
Ayes: 8
Nayes 0

Meeting Adjourned at 7:22pm By Nick

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 5/8/2019

Call to Order At 6:06 by Nick
Roll Call: Nick Lambert, Samantha Bull, Kendra Neilson,, Gloria Nelson, tephany Rhoan, Stephany Orozco, Mal Coan,Rodney Bull, Stormi Smith
Approval of Minutes motions by Nick. Gloria second the motion. All in favor with non opposed.
Nick Lambert saw Austin Powers for the first time!
Treasurer's Report: Todays Balance $20,027 in the general fund
Cheer account balance is $2,405.19.
League Rep Report: Chawanakee School District has been added to the insurance and we are waiting on the principles approval.
Costs per Home game to have it at the fairgrounds would be $400 per game
Fundraiser at Rite Aid earned $500. $100 of that will go to Vally Childrens Hospital
Coaches Report: Reconditioning will be about $4,750.00
TVYFL Meeting.
Make sure Medics are scheduled before games.
Academic patches for all levels. Make sure report card are turned in.
Next Insurance effective July 1st
June 15th is the deadline for uniforms.
YCADA TBD $25.00
Stunt Camp aug 3-4th $35 registration for JV and Varsity $45 to Junior. Novice
October 15th Registration date for stunt camp
Coaches Clinic at Big Valley June 22nd Football and Cheer 7:30 am check in. 2-3 copies of DOJ and be ready for a picture
Nov 9th and 10th is Super Bowl TBD

Item 1 :For the Bears Account to have 2 people sign per Check.
Motioned By: Nick
Seconded By Gloria
Ayes: 9

Item 2 :getting our football uniforms from Prosphere Uniforms
Motioned By: Nick
Seconded By Kendra
Ayes: 9
Nayes 0
Item 3: Kendra asks to be reimbursed for the butterfly festival fundraiser
Motioned by: Nick
Second by Samantha
Ayes 9
Nayes 0
Item 4 : Motion for OMIT to not come back as a coach this year.
Motion Stormi
Second Nick
Ayes 7
Abstain 2
Nayes 0

Meeting Adjourned at 8:38 By Nick

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 3/18/2019

Call to Order & Roll Call: Nick Lambert, Samantha Bull, Sandy Morehouse, Gloria Nelson, Stephany Rhoan, Wendy Ryder, Stephany Orozco, Mal Coan
Approval of Minutes
Receive presentation from RC of ProSphere Uniforms: Cost per player would be $89.95. with a 14 day turn around. We would also receive 4 free coaches shirts per level and 25 free dry fit shirts for going with the company.
Treasurer's Report: Todays Balance $20,080.96 in the general fund
Cheer account balance is $2,404.99. We received a $520.00 anonomos donation to go into the general fund.
League Rep Report: Football and cheer registration opens on April 1st.
We received a special events permit.
By June Meeting all certs for gear need to be done.
June 22 is coaches clinic. Location not announced yet.
Committee Formations: Mal will be leading fundraising. Gloria will talk to Steve the owner of Sportsman’s Cafe and see about doing a fundraiser there.
Regular Agenda Items
Item 1 :For Nick to have approval to approve any fundraising startup funds of $500 or less.
Motioned By: Sandy
Seconded By Samantha
Ayes: 8

Item 2 : Tammy Reel to become a member at large pending finger prints.
Motioned By: Samantha
Seconded By Nick
Ayes: 8

H. Closed Session: Ed Sinclair was voted to become a member at large and Nick Lambert was voted to become President.

Open Discussion: Gloria will talk to land owner about the bears continuing to use the land that the trailer is on and if we could put a more permanent structure on the property.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:15 By Nick