Football players are divided by age and weight. 7 year old's wishing to play tackle must have NYFL approval and sign a waiver. 9 year old's who are unable to make weight for Freshman Division can play in the JV Division under their weight limits, but must also sign a waiver and receive NYFL approval. 12 year old's are able to play as long as they are in the 6th grade and won't turn 13 on or before Dec. 1st of the current year. Check NYFL.net for more details or contact us for more information.
Those playing under "X-man" rules must only weigh in with Natural Weight (no pads) and are only allowed to be positioned on offensive or defensive line between the tackle positions.
Football teams will compete for a chance to make it to the post season. If they advance through the play-offs, they will compete for the NYFL Championship in the Super Bowl.
Age is determined as of August 1st of the current year. 7 year old's are eligible to play and must have NFYL permission and sign a waiver.
Maximum Natural Weight Limit - 125 lbs.
Maximum Weight Limit with Equipment - 131 lbs.
X - Man Natural Weight Limit - 135 lbs (No pads)
Age is determined as of August 1st of the current year. 9 year old's are eligible to play and must have NFYL permission and sign a waiver.
10 year old's may waiver down to
Freshman level if they are under 75 lbs and other criteria.
Maximum Natural Weight Limit - 145 lbs.
Maximum Weight Limit with Equipment - 152 lbs.
X - Man Natural Weight Limit - 155 lbs (No pads)
NOTE: 12 year old's cannot turn 13 on or before December 1st of current year and must be in 6th grade.
Football teams will practice 5 days a week for the first three weeks until the season starts. The schedule will then be modified to 3-4 days of practice, film review and game prep. Generally, practice will run from 6pm-8pm. Weather and game schedule could always play into the practice schedule.