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FOOTBALL

Age Divisions

Football
  • (6U) the minimum age is 5 and maximum age is 6 calendar year.
  • (7U) the maximum age is 7, unless the player turns 8 after July 31, of the current year.
  • (8U) the maximum age is 8, unless the player turns 9 after July 31, of the current year.
  • (9U) the maximum age is 9, unless the player turns 10 after July 31, of the current year.
  • (10U) the maximum age is 10, unless the player turns 11 after July 31, of the current year.
  • (11U) the maximum age is 11, unless the player turns 12 after July 31, of the current year
  • (12U) the maximum age is 12, unless the player turns 13 after July 31, of the current year
  • (13U) the maximum age is 14 calendar year

Mandatory Play Rule (MPR)

All Mandatory Play Rules (MPR) should be based on eligible athletes at the time of the game.  The following shall be the minimum Mandatory Play Rule (MPR) for all FYFL teams: 

  • A play shall not count toward fulfillment of the MPR if the play results in a penalty which causes the down to be replayed.
  • Every athlete shall be provided their mandatory plays by participation in “active” plays, without the intent to minimize the action or integrity of the plays.  Plays such as - but not limited to - having to center snap the ball to the quarterback and then the quarterback falls to the ground and while substitutes are playing the other positions shall NOT be considered active plays.
  • Every athlete shall receive their mandatory plays by the end of the third quarter, or they shall enter the game at the start of the fourth quarter, and remain in the game until they have received their required number of plays.
  • Failure to adhere to MRP requirements will result in forfeiture of game in addition to enforcement policies.
  • Each Club shall establish its own system for enforcing the MPR

Football Safety

Red Cross CPR & First Aid Certification:

FYFL strongly recommends that “All practices be attended by someone holding a Red Cross Community CPR and a First Aid certification, OR equivalent; if not by an EMT or volunteer physician.

Injury Prevention & Control - Concussions:

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works.  Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.  Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening.  Even so, their effects can be serious.

Click Here to Visit the CDC Page on Concussions