Uniform Requirements

Players are required by the county to have the following (all provided by CFC):

Shoulder Pads

Helmet (NOCSAE approved) with face guard

Protective Hip and Spinal Pads

Knee and Thigh Pads

Regulation Football Pants

Socks

Game and Practice Jersey

Mouth Guard (not provided by CFC)

70 lb. League Instructional
Ages 6-7: - Players must be 6 years old by December 31, 2017 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 8 years old before December 31, 2017 is not eligible to play in this weight
class. No player will be granted more than 2 seasons to compete in this league, regardless of age or weight.
Maximum Weight: 70 lbs. to start the season, Players will be allowed to gain 5lbs during the course of the season, and will receive an additional 5lbs during playoffs.
Every player will play (1/2) one-half of every game.

80 lb. League
Ages 8 and under - Players must be 6 years old by September 1, 2017 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 9 years old before September 1, 2017 is not eligible to play in this weight class.
Maximum Weight: 80 lbs. to start the season,  Players will be allowed to gain 5lbs during the course of the season, and will receive an additional 5lbs during playoffs.
Every player will play a minimum of 10 plays per game for American and National Conferences,  13 Play minimum per game for Central Conference.

90 lb. League
Ages 9 and under: Players must turn 7 years old by September 1, 2017 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 10 years old before September 1, 2017 is not eligible to play in this weight class.
 Maximum Weight: 90 lbs. to start the season,  Players will be allowed to gain 5lbs during the course of the season, and will receive an additional 5lbs during playoffs.
 Every player will play a minimum of 10 plays per game for American and National Conferences. 13 Play minimum per game for Central Conference
 100 lb. League
Ages 10 and under: Players must turn 8 years old by September 1, 2017 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 11 years old before September 1, 2017, is not eligible to play in this weight class.
 Maximum Weight: 100 lbs. to start the season,  Players will be allowed to gain 5lbs during the course of the season, and will receive an additional 5lbs during playoffs
 Every player will play a minimum of 10 plays per game for American and National Conferences. 13 Play minimum per game for Central Conference.
 11U League
Ages 11 and under: Players must turn 9 years old by September 1, 2017 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 12 years old before September 1, 2017 is not eligible to play in this weight class.
No weight restriction for 11U League. Every player will play a minimum of 5 plays per game.
 12U League
Ages 12 and under: Players must turn 10 years old by September 1, 2017 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 13 years old before September 1, 2017 is not eligible to play in this weight class.
 No weight restriction for 12U League. Every player will play a minimum of 5 plays per game.
 Varsity U League
Ages 11-13: Players must turn 11 years old by September 1, 2017 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 14 years old, but not yet in high school, is eligible to play in this weight class.
There may be no 9th graders in Varsity U football regardless of age. Any player turning 15 before December 31, 2017 is ineligible to play in this league.

 No weight restriction for Varsity U League. Every player will play a minimum of 5 plays per game.
 Home School Exceptions - Children that are Home Schooled and wish to play​

  Hitting During Practice Policy

Beginning with the 2016 season, all AAYFA teams will be limited in the number of times during the week that they may have "hitting practices" that involve hitting and/or tackling another player.
Hitting is defined as a practice where players are dressed in padded football pants, shoulder pads and helmets and participate in drills that require impact or collision with another player.
During the period before school starts, when teams may practice five (5) times a week, the maximum number of hitting practices will be three (3). Once teams are limited to practicing three
(3) times a week, the maximum number of hitting practices will be two (2).
Scrimmages where players are dressed in padded football pants, shoulder pads and helmets, will count against the allotted number of hitting practices for a given week. Once the maximum
number of hitting practices for a given week has been exhausted, coaches may mandate a "helmets only" practice. "Helmets Only" practices are those practices where players do not wear
padded football pants nor shoulder pads.
Organizations will be responsible for making sure that all of their coaches/teams adhere to this policy. Any coach discovered violating this policy will be suspended from all Anne Arundel County
sponsored sports and activities for minimum of one (1) year.





 2017 Age Rules and Requirements

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