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Fees can vary by district. Please check your district fees by clicking HERE.

Please Note: Once you attend the first day of practice/tryouts, we will not be able to issue any refunds. Please be aware that tryouts will count as practice. An injured player does not qualify for a refund of fees. Refunds will only be provided after the return of equipment with a $35 administration fee, and an authorized district official is required for all refund requests. Please contact the district president for further details on our refund policy. If you would like to ensure a guaranteed refund, we highly recommend investing in our refund insurance.

The age of a player for the playing season shall be his/her attained age as of July 1, of that year. 7 year old scouts playing age
for the season shall be his/her attained age as of September 1, of that year. A player turning 8 after July 1 and before
September 1 of current year will have the option to play in the Scout division. This will require parental consent of the player.

  • Scout 7 - 8 X Weight 85 lbs No Z Downs Or optional 1 year move “Y”UP ONLY
    (For 8-year-olds only)
  • Gremlin 9 X Weight 95 lbs Z Weight 10yr old 70 lbs
    Or optional 1 year move “Y”UP ONLY
  • Pee Wee 10 X Weight 105 lbs Z Weight 11yr old 80 lbs Or optional 1 year move
  • Mity Mite 11 X Weight 125 lbs Z Weight 12yr old 100 lbs Or optional 1 year move
  • GridIron 12 X Weight 135 lbs Z Weight 13yr old 110 lbs Or optional 1 year move
  • Bantam 13 - 14 X Weight 165 lbs
  • Y Up - 1 year move – Bylaw 13.1 / Players may Y Up 1 age weight classification with signed parental consent
  • Y & Z mandatory Weigh Ins – Y & Z players may only weigh once prior to the original district
    dates.

The following chart establishes the age and weight classifications for all Ute Conference divisions:

Age GroupX Weight  Z WeightY  Weight
Scout – Ages  7, 8 85 lbsNo Z Downs“Y” UP for 8 yr olds with Parental Consent. District and Liaison have final approval for this age group. NO “Y” UP for 7 yr olds.
Gremlin – Age 9 95 lbs70 lbs“Y” UP Parental Consent
Pee Wee – Age 10105 lbs80 lbs“Y” UP Parental Consent
Mity Mite – Age 11125 lbs100 lbs “Y” UP Parental Consent
Gridiron – Age 12 135 lbs110 lbs “Y” UP Parental Consent
Bantam – Ages 13, 14165 lbsNo Z Down“Y” UP Parental Consent

Official team practice may begin on July 25th of each year, unless the 24th of July falls on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. In these cases practice will begin on the Monday following the 24th. Each District may decide to start later than this date. Check with your district president for start dates. First Contact practice is the 3rd scheduled practice day.

I/We understand that the Ute Conference, Inc. provides catastrophic medical insurance coverage for injuries sustained while participating in any sanctioned practice or games. Coverage becomes primary for uninsured players. There is a 250.00 deductible that is subject to change by year and maximum payout per accident. Parents are responsible for all deductibles and medical care of the participant. All claims must be submitted no later than 60 days after the date of the accident. All claims submitted by the parents at the time of treatment.

The games begin in mid August and continue each Saturday for a minimum of 8 weeks (9 weeks depending on game schedule). Games will be played on Labor Day and during fall breaks. Games will not be changed because the University of Utah is playing at the same time. Playoffs conclude by early November.

Saturday game times: 9:00 am, 10:40 am, 12:20 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:40 pm

Each player must play a minimum of 10 plays in every game. 8 plays from scrimmage and 2 special teams plays. A play is constituted as any time the official puts the ball in play.

Contact your district president for more details.

You play where you live. Your player will play in the high school district boundaries that you reside in. Example: If you live in the Highland High School boundaries, that is where you play. Only exception to this rule is Juan Diego. Juan Diego boundaries are the State of Utah.
*No Waivers
*No Discussion

*1 year red shirt rules apply to move back to home district. Players caught out of boundaries are subject to suspension. Coaches promoting players out of boundaries are subject to dismissal. Forfeitures of games will apply.

Each player will receive a helmet, shoulder pads (these items will be returned at the end of the season). Game Jerseys and Pants are provided to each player as part of the registration fees.

Mouthpieces, socks, athletic supporters (w/cups), and football shoes are not supplied.

 

We agree to be fully responsible for the return of the items of equipment issued to the above named player. All equipment is to be returned in reasonable condition, with normal wear and tear when requested to do so by Conference or district officials, or pay the stated value of $300.00, plus all costs of collection Including a reasonable attorney fees plus interest.
Contact your district UCR for more details.

Official Weigh-In is conducted for 10 days in the beginning of August. Each player is required to weigh in during that time period.  No make up weigh ins.

Players are to wear shorts and t-shirts to weigh in. No Equipment!

The "X"-man Rule may be found in section 3.6
of the rules. Click link to review. 

ALL "X"-MEN-- The following criteria apply to ALL "X"-men:
1. All individuals listed on their teams´ roster as an "X"-man, must have either a 4" White or Black "X" on the front AND back of their helmet. The Conference Board of Directors have also instructed the President´s of each District to inform their Coaches to ONLY use Conference-purchased block "X´s". Skull bones, decorations, colorings, numbers, names, writings, etc. are prohibited on the "X", and the "X" can NOT be made of Athletic tape, black electrical tape or anything other the UC football provided "X".

You need to contact the District President in the district you want to coach in.

Contact your District President, go to the District President section. If after contacting your District President, feel you need to contact a Conference Representative go to the Liaison section. The Ute Conference will only follow up on problems that are sent in writing and are not anonymous.

You may email Cory Plant at cplant@murray.utah.gov

Refund Insurance Available – $25.00 per registration – Non-transferrable – Must be purchased at time of registration

Cover Perils Include:
Sickness/Injury (on or off the field)
Inclement Weather
Uninhabitable residence – Home condemned by city, state or municipality
Traffic accident causing injury to player
Job transfer or Job layoff (Parent or Guardian)

The Ute Conference, will issue equipment to players to use for padded camps such as the U of U, and BYU football camps. The following restrictions apply: (1) All registration fees must be collected in full for the current year season. No payment plans can be accepted (2) In case
of injury during the camp, all insurance will be the responsibility of the camp and/or the parent. Ute Conference, Inc. insurance will not be enforced for any non-sanctioned individual camps. (3) Use of equipment during these camps constitutes 1 season of utilization of certification requirements. Therefore, NO REFUNDS OF SEASON FEES WILL BE ISSUED. Once equipment is taken for use in a camp, prior to the start of the Ute Conference season, all Ute Conference Refund policies become null and void.

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1. If I provide any false statements or material misrepresentations on my background check, or if my background check responses are materially incomplete or misleading;

2. If I fail or refuse to complete the background screening process;

3. If my name appears on any sex offender registries;

4. If I have any conviction (including a guilty plea or plea in abeyance or a plea of nolo contendere) for any sexual offense or acts of sexual misconduct, irrespective of the date or whether the conviction was for a felony or misdemeanor;

5. If I have any conviction (including a guilty plea or plea in abeyance or a plea of nolo contendere) for any felony classified or deemed to be a “violent” felony, irrespective of the date or whether the conviction was for a felony or misdemeanor;

6. If I have any conviction (including a guilty plea or plea in abeyance or a plea of nolo contendere) for child abuse or domestic violence, (excluding Class B or C child abuse or domestic violence convictions) irrespective of the date or whether the conviction was for a felony or misdemeanor;

7. If I have any conviction (including a guilty plea or plea in abeyance or a plea of nolo contendere) for drug or alcohol related offenses (excluding Class B or C DUI convictions), irrespective of the date or whether the conviction was for a felony or misdemeanor;

8. If I have any other felony conviction within the past seven (7) years;

9. If I have any other misdemeanor conviction (class A) within the past two (2) years;

10. If I have any pending and unresolved felony or misdemeanor (class A) charges;

::ATTENTION::

1. If I provide any false statements or material misrepresentations on my background check, or if my background check responses are materially incomplete or misleading;

2. If I fail or refuse to complete the background screening process;

3. If my name appears on any sex offender registries;

4. If I have any conviction (including a guilty plea or plea in abeyance or a plea of nolo contendere) for any sexual offense or acts of sexual misconduct, irrespective of the date or whether the conviction was for a felony or misdemeanor;

5. If I have any conviction (including a guilty plea or plea in abeyance or a plea of nolo contendere) for any felony classified or deemed to be a “violent” felony, irrespective of the date or whether the conviction was for a felony or misdemeanor;

6. If I have any conviction (including a guilty plea or plea in abeyance or a plea of nolo contendere) for child abuse or domestic violence, (excluding Class B or C child abuse or domestic violence convictions) irrespective of the date or whether the conviction was for a felony or misdemeanor;

7. If I have any conviction (including a guilty plea or plea in abeyance or a plea of nolo contendere) for drug or alcohol related offenses (excluding Class B or C DUI convictions), irrespective of the date or whether the conviction was for a felony or misdemeanor;

8. If I have any other felony conviction within the past seven (7) years;

9. If I have any other misdemeanor conviction (class A) within the past two (2) years;

10. If I have any pending and unresolved felony or misdemeanor (class A) charges;

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The UC has 12 AI cameras that require camera techs to operate. These cameras are not the typical sport cameras and provide 4K broadcasting quality recordings. Minimum requirements for this position are:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Reliable transportation
  • Great communication skills including the ability to talk to strangers
  • Must pass a background check and UC Photographer/Videographer Certification course
 

Duties:

  • Set up, start, and monitor AI Cameras on Saturdays during the 2023 UC Season.
  • Troubleshoot cameras if technical problems arise.
  • Deliver media to the UC via web upload

 

Compensation: $18/hr

 
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Media Team Application

The UC has 12 AI cameras that require camera techs to operate. These cameras are not the typical sport cameras and provide 4K broadcasting quality in their video. You must meet the minimum qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
 

Duties:

  • Take photos/video (depending on role) of various youth football games on Saturdays.
  • May be asked to operate camera gear provided by the UC.
  • Deliver media to the UC via web upload

Compensation: Depends on Experience

 
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Parent Code Of Conduct
We, the Ute Conference, have implemented the following Parent Code of Conduct Agreement for the important message it holds about the proper role of parents in supporting their child in sports. Parents should read, understand this form prior to their child participating in our program.

Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or practice will be asked to leave the facility and be suspended for the remainder of that game and three (3) additional games. Your player will also be suspended for one (1) full game following the incident. Repeat violations may cause season ending suspensions. I therefore agree:

My role as a parent is as follows:
1. I understand I am not a coach. Therefore I agree to cheer on my player without interfering with instructions given by the coach.
2. I understand I am not an official. Therefore I agree to let the official(s)/referee(s) call the game without interference. Understanding that they may make some calls that I don't agree with.
3. I understand I am not a player. Therefore I will never enter the field of play without being invited by the head coach or district official(s).

Parents, coaches, players, and referees may only act in a singular role during a game. They may not act in dual roles (i.e. An individual acting as both a coach and a referee; An individual acting as both a parent and a coach; etc...)

I also agree to abide by the following:
1. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the games are for the youth, not adults.
2. I will remember that “wins” are based on my child’s performance, teamwork, and playing within the rules.
3. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing, taunting, or using profane language or gestures.
4. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a game.
5. I will respect officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront officials or coaches at the field. I understand that it is impossible for any referee to catch everything that goes on during such a fast-paced game as football. Watching from the stands or the bench is not the same as watching and following the game on the field. Shouting abuse at officials does not contribute to the game, it only communicates to those around us that we need to prove to others how much we know about the game by belittling the official. During the season everyone should expect some mistakes made by players, coaches and officials during games.
6. If I wish to calmly discuss the actions of the coach, I will wait 24-hours before calling the coach to make arrangements for a face-to-face discussion. No coach is required to listen to complaints over the phone or directly following a game or practice.
7. If I have a concern that I am unable to resolve with our coach (after observing the 24-hour rule) I will contact the appropriate person within the Ute Conference Football organization.
8. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
9. I will insure that my child will attend all games and practices. When attendance is not possible, I agree to inform the coach or team manager in advance.
10. I will remember coaches are not babysitters. Parents are ultimately responsible for the actions of their child while at the field or any other team function.
11. I will control non-playing children for their own safety and comfort of others.
12. Conduct Subject to Discipline:
A. Making physical contact with any player, coach, official, league representative, field personnel or spectator.
B. Taunting or threatening any player, coach, official, league representative, football personnel or spectator.
C. Using profane and/or vulgar language or mannerisms.
F. Going onto the playing field.
G. Being involved in any activity that would warrant the summoning of law enforcement officials.
H. Any other conduct that is not in compliance with the bylaws of the Ute Conference Football program.

I agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action as stated above.

Electronic Signature Agreement
Electronic Signature – Registration Form and Receipt will be completed at the end of the signup process by virtue of and electronic signature. You hereby consent to all the Bylaws, Policies Terms and Conditions of The Ute Conference, Inc. Understanding that prior to completion you have every right to withdraw and sign up in person. A $25.00 in person registration fee may be assessed by the Districts. All completed registration forms will be stored in the Ute Conference database archives. Completed Electronic Signature will appear as signed on the registration form.

Registration Terms and Conditions
Ute Conference Terms and Conditions – Online Signup Page 1
For Players Ages 7 – 14 years old (age on July 1, current year)

District Boundaries – I/we understand that the Ute Conference District boundaries coincide with the High School boundaries in which my son or daughter resides. I/we acknowledge that I/we am responsible for verifying that he/she is registered within said Conference districts. Penalties for playing out of the appropriate Conference district can be imposed on an entire team including forfeiture of any games a wrongfully registered player participated in and possible elimination from playoffs for an entire team.

Equipment– We agree to be fully responsible for the return of the items of equipment issued to the above named player. All equipment will be returned in a reasonable condition, with only normal wear and tear when requested to do so by District or Conference Officer or pay the replacement value of $350.00. No equipment will be accepted after December 31st of current season/year. If the equipment is not returned by December 31st collection responsibilities will be turned over to an outside agency for immediate collection of the stated value of $350.00, plus all costs of collection, including a reasonable attorney fee plus interest. A player quitting prior to the end of the season will have 2 weeks to return equipment to District Officer or it will be turned over to an outside agency for immediate collection actions as stated.

Red Shirt – Be advised that a player previously registered to play in the Juan Diego District may not register to play in the district in which he/she resides until they have “red shirted” (not participated) for one season. The same rule applies to a player who has been playing in the district they currently reside in and wishes to register in the Juan Diego district. This “RED SHIRT” rule can be suspended only in the event of a player physically moving residency from one district to another prior to changing registration as previously stated.

Age Requirement – I/we further represent that my son or daughter is in fact the actual age as represented above and understand that their eligibility to participate is determined by his/her age. The age of your player on September 1, of current year determines age classification elgibility

Team Placement – I/we also understand that the team my child participates on and the coach they play for is determined solely by the team coaches and District Officers unless special circumstances require intervention on the Conference level.

Insurance Coverage – I/We understand that the Ute Conference, Inc. provides catastrophic medical insurance coverage for injuries sustained while participating in any sanctioned practice or games. Coverage becomes primary for uninsured players. There is a deductible ($250.00) and maximum payout per accident. All claims must be submitted no later than 60 days after the date of the accident.

Liability Release – In consideration of the acceptance of my application for participation in the above activity, I hereby waive, release, and forever discharge the Ute Conference, Inc., their districts, sponsors, organizers, officers, team coaches, supervisors, assistants, and those transporting participants to and from the above-described activity from any and all damages, risks, hazards, and personal injury to my child named above as participant incidental to the above described activity which may hereafter result or accrue as a result of participation in said activity. This release is intended to release and discharge in advance those based on negligence or carelessness, but not for intentional torts or intentionally causing injury. I understand that the above activity involves an element of danger and risk of injury. I hereby assume those risks, known or unknown to me. Furthermore, I voluntarily clearly and unequivocally agree to assume those risks, with the realization that I have the alternative of choosing not to have my child participate in this activity. It is further understood and agreed that this waiver, release and assumption of risk is to be binding on myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.

VIDEO, PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE – By participating or allowing my son or daughter to participate in any of the activities contemplated or described herein, I hereby understand, acknowledge, consent, and agree that the Ute Conference may, in its sole discretion, use all photographs, videos, illustrations, and/or digital images taken or captured by the Ute Conference or its agents at, during, and/or while travelling to or from Ute Conference activities for the Ute Conference’s promotional or advertising purposes, including without limitation on social media sites and in other digital or print media. I, my agents, executors, heirs, representatives, beneficiaries, administrators, trustees, and assigns, hereby waive, release, remise, and forever discharge the Ute Conference, Inc., its affiliates, agents, representatives, districts, sponsors, organizers, officers, team coaches, supervisors, assistants, and all those individuals transporting participants to and from the above-described activities from any and all damages, risks, liabilities, claims, harm, or injury that arise from or relate to the Ute Conference’s use of such photographs, videos, illustrations, or digital images. I understand and agree that all photographs, videos, illustrations, and digital images described in this paragraph are owned exclusively by the Ute Conference. Further, I understand and agree that neither I, my spouse, nor my son or daughter are entitled to any fees, payments, royalties, or wages for appearing in any Ute Conference promotional, advertising, or social media materials or postings. I hereby agree to assume all risks associated with appearing in any Ute Conference promotional or advertising materials or postings and acknowledge that I have the alternative of choosing not to participate or have my child participate in a Ute Conference activity.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Privacy Notice – Your player(s) information has been entered into Ute Conference, Inc. website. The information collected is directly from the parent/guardian. The personal information provided is for team rostering and administration of the player. No information will be disclosed to third parties; any business and or mailing lists. The operators of this website will not require more information than is reasonably necessary for the participation in our football league. The parent/guardian can review the player(s) personal information at any time.

Consent for Medical Treatment – I hereby give my consent to have the above participant receive first aid and medical treatment or to be treated by a physician or surgeon in case of accident or injury while participating in the above activity. I understand I am responsible for the deductible ($250.00) associated with coverage under the current insurance plan. I further understand that costs of medical care, which exceed the limit of applicable coverage, will be at my expense. The location of the activity and/or the nature of the illness or injury may require the use of emergency medical personnel.

Refund Policy – No exceptions will be made for this policy: Prior to 1st day of practice, a full refund less the $25 fee (Online, Administration and Organizational Costs) will be refunded. No refund will be given after the first day of practice as defined in the Ute Conference Bylaws. Refunds will only be issued after all equipment has been returned to the district. You must provide a copy of your registration receipt in order to receive a Refund.

Sales Policy – All Sales of merchandise from districts are Final and Non Refundable.

Communication Preferences- You consent to receive SMS messages (including text messages), and telephone calls (including prerecorded and artificial voice and autodialed) from us, our agents, representatives, affiliates, or anyone communicating on our behalf at the specific number(s) you have provided to us, with service-related information, questions about your use of the Services, and/or Even Account and marketing information. You certify, warrant, and represent that the telephone number you have provided to us is your contact number and not someone else’s. You represent that you are permitted to receive calls and text messages at the telephone number you have provided to us. You agree to promptly alert us whenever you stop using a telephone number. Even and our agents, representatives, affiliates, and anyone calling on our behalf may use such means of communication described in this section even if you will incur costs to receive such phone messages, text messages, e-mails, or other means. Standard message and data rates may apply to all SMS messages (including text messages). We may modify or terminate our SMS messaging services from time to time, for any reason, and without notice, including the right to terminate SMS messaging with or without notice, without liability to you. Additionally you consent to receive email communications through the email address provided with your completed registration.