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New League Changes and Rules for 2015

 

Taconic Youth Football & Cheer League

 

  •      ALL FIELDS ARE TOBACCO FREE ZONES - SMOKE AND SMOKELESS
 
  •      League mandated each child must have 10 hours of conditioning before full contact

 
  •              Age structured teams (grade recommended)
 
  •     All rules are sanctioned by American Youth Football (AYF) and Taconic Youth Football (TYFC)
 
  •       Teams will be age appropriate.   Players who are too old for their level (based on the chart below) will have to play up on the next team level
  •       Players will need to submit a copy of their birth certificate and a copy of last year’s report card to verify their age and grade.  There is also a separate AYF registration form to be filled out.  Players will be required to bring these items to equipment and jersey sizing night in June.
 
  •        No weight limits
 
  •      All players will be monitored during a game in order to assure league minimum playing requirements, the team size is based on the number of players dressed to play at the time of pre-game: 16-25 players must have 8 plays per gmae, 26-30 players must have 6 plays per game, 31+ players must have 4 plays per game (A play is defined as a play from the line of scrimmage. Kick-offs, kick-off return, extra points, and plays negated by penalty do NOT count against the total required plays to satisfy the minimum play rule)
 
  •      No modified rules
 
  •     Full special teams (kick off, kick return punting, extra points, etc.)
 
  •     Open offensive and defensive formations
 
  •     High School equivalent rules

 

Level

Recommended Grade

Ages

Description and Rules

8U

3rd

  Cannot turn 9 on or before 8/1 of the current year

A JJ player must be 8 years old on or before August 1 of the current year.

Cannot turn 9 on or before August 1 of the current year (if so, play up)

This level is instructional; coaches can be on the field, no playoffs.

No three year players, each League to Determine.

9U

4th

Cannot turn 10 on or before 8/1 of the current year

Cannot turn 10 on or before August 1 of the current year (if so, play up). TYFC playoffs and No AYF Regional Playoffs.

10U

5th

Cannot turn 11 on or before 8/1 of the current year

Cannot turn 11 on or before Auigust 1 of the current year (if so, play up). TYFC playoffs and AYF regional playoffs.

11U

6th

Cannot turn 12 on or before 8/1 of the current year

Cannot turn 12 on or before August 1 of the current year (if so, play up).

TYFC playoffs and AYF regional playoffs.

12U

7th

Cannot turn 13 on or before 8/1 of the current year

Cannot turn 13 on or before August 1of the current year (if so, play up).

TYFC playoffs and AYF regional playoffs.

13U

8th

Cannot turn 14 on or before 8/1 of the current year

Cannot turn 14 on or before August 1 of the current year.

TYFC playoffs and AYF regional playoffs.