FALL 2020

After much deliberation, your football Advisory group of volunteers and coaches have made the decision to forgo the tackle football season this fall.

The decision has been made for many factors, most importantly, the safety of our players playing such a physical, in your face sport during a pandemic is truly unknown.

Instead of risking the safety of our players and possibly waiting until the last second to find out it might be cancelled anyway, ORYA Football has decided to transition to a flag-only football approach to the fall season. ORYA has already been approved for an official NFL Flag league and will now have options for grades 1-8.

Why is there a recreational fee difference between each town?
When ORYA receives funding from the communities we serve, it directly subsidizes the participation of
our in-house, recreational programs for members of that specific community. The differences between
each residency-rate is a direct reflection of the expected or actual funding from each community in the
budgeted year. If one community has a lower player fee, it means that community has chosen to reduce
your participation fee in youth, recreational athletic programs. Travel-based programs are not
subsidized by town funding.

  • NFL FLAG FOOTBALL | Grades 1-8 

    This program acts as an introduction to the game of football for boys and girls. With a new approach for 2020, ORYA Football will offer an in-house program that will offer a practice night and a game night/day. Playing 5v5 will offer plenty of touches for players and lots of time on the field. Learning basic throwing, catching and running skills at the younger age groups will transition to honing in on routes, set plays and team work at the older levels.

    The specific practice and game schedule will be created based on volunteer coach availability and will be announced after the registration deadline. Volunteer coaches will be needed so be sure to let us know if you’re available to help coach!

    Grades | 1&2, 3&4, 5&6, 7&8 

    Registration Deadline | Extended to Aug. 26

    +$30 Late Registration | August 27 onward

    Practices | Mondays & Wednesdays

    Games | Sunday Mornings

    Dates | Week of Sept. 7th – Nov. 1st

    Location | Little River Park


    The Oyster River Youth Association provides inclusive, fair, diverse and developmentally appropriate recreational programs to the youth of Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH. ORYA meets the changing needs of the children and families in our community for sports and recreational activities by acquiring and maintaining facilities, promoting volunteerism and seeking collaborative and strategic partnerships.