Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Refund Policy?2020-06-08T05:38:14+00:00

Tryouts for team placement are considered Practice. Refunds will only be issued after all equipment has been returned to the district. Subject to $25.00 Administrative fee on refunds. All refunds require an Authorized District Official to submit “Request for Refund Authorization Form”. Contact your district president for more details.

Who do I contact to Officiate in the Ute Conference?2020-06-08T05:37:49+00:00

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

What is the X Man Rule?2020-06-08T05:37:23+00:00

The “X”-man Rule in the conference bylaws is presently written as follows:
13.1.1 The “X” player must be an Interior lineman on offense, playing one of the four line positions, from Tackle to Tackle, the “X” player must be set, but not necessarily down in a 3 or 4 point stance at the snap of the ball. On defense the “X” player must be an interior lineman.
They can line up anywhere along the line of scrimmage. However, they must be on the line of scrimmage at the snap of the ball. The “X” player on defense must be down in a 3 or 4 point stance at the snap of the ball.

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 Conferenceprovided “X”.

What equipment is provided?2020-06-08T05:36:45+00:00

Each player will receive a helmet, shoulder pads, and game pants.
Some districts provide Jerseys that will be returned at the end of season. Other Districts provide jerseys each season as part of the registration fee.
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 $260.00, plus all costs of collection Including a reasonable attorney
fees plus interest.
Contact your district president for more details.

When do we play games?2020-06-08T05:36:12+00:00

The first game starts the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend and continues each Saturday for a minimum of 8 weeks (9 weeks depending on game schedule). Games will be played on Labor Day and UEA weekend. Games will not be changed because the University of Utah is playing at the same time. Playoffs are the first Saturday, and Championships are the first Saturday in November.

Saturday game times: 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm if needed.

How do I register?2020-06-08T05:34:35+00:00

CLICK HERE to register your player now.

Refund Insurance * Optional *2020-06-08T05:46:30+00:00

Refund Insurance Available – $21.00 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)

Who do I contact to become a coach in the Ute Conference?2020-06-08T05:45:55+00:00

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

What happens if I miss the Official Weigh In?2020-06-08T05:45:26+00:00

Official Weigh-In is conducted the second week prior to the first game. Any player who misses the official weigh in is removed from the roster and is ineligible to play the first game Players caught

playing are subject to suspension and the game will be a forfeiture. Coach or coaches will be suspended. A makeup weigh in will be the Tuesday after the 1st regular season game. Contact District President for times and dates.

What is the minimum amount of plays my player can expect?2020-06-08T05:44:55+00:00

Each player must play a minimum of 10 plays in every game. A play is constituted as any time the official puts the ball in play.

Contact your district president for more details.

When does Practice Begin?2020-06-08T05:44:29+00:00

Practice may begin on the fifth Saturday prior to Labor Day (Changed for 2011 season). Each District may decide to start later than this date. Check with your district president for start dates. Any practices prior to the July 30, 2011 is a violation of the Ute Conference Bylaws and subject to disqualification and district sanction. First Contact practice is the Wednesday following the first Saturday in August.

How much does it cost to play?2020-06-08T05:43:48+00:00
The Ute Conference charges standard fees for each player, Districts may charge fees in addition to.

REGISTRATION FEE Breakdown To Ute Conference:

$55.00 OF REGISTRATION FEE goes towards UTE CONFERENCE Franchise Fees, and Insurances,

$60.00 To Jersey Purchases,

$75.00 To Officials, Security and on Field Medical Personnel

$10.00 To Online Administrative Costs


District Fees are then added for cost of equipment purchase and operations. Each District OPERATES INDEPENDENTLY as a Franchise of the UTE CONFERENCE, Inc. This results in the registration fees varying from District to District. Registration costs vary by district and is generally in the range of 250.00 – 350.00.

Padded Camps – Equipment Issue, Insurance and Refund Policy2020-06-08T05:49:42+00:00

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.

Who do I contact if I have a problem?2020-06-08T05:49:11+00:00

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.

What do I wear to weigh in?2020-06-08T05:48:46+00:00

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

What are the ages and weights of the players?2020-06-08T05:48:10+00:00

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.

EXCEPTIONS – Players who played in an age group for 2017 season will be able to remain in that age group for the remainder of their Ute Conference Eligibility. – (2018)

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) must be in 8th
grade or Z down rules apply
X Weight 165 lbs Z Weight 14yr old
140 lbs Or optional 1 year move

14 year old 8th grade players will need to show proof of grade during weigh in. Copy of official document will need to be kept on file.

* This move down for 14 year old 8th grade Players will be for districts without Junior teams only.

If a 14 year old Junior wishes to “Z” down, from a district that fields a Junior Team then all corresponding “Z” down rules are still in effect.

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

What District do I play in?2020-06-08T05:47:34+00:00

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.

Is there health insurance coverage?2020-06-08T05:47:06+00:00

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.

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