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FCYFL Age and Weigh Matrix

In an effort to ensure we continue to serve our community and the largest group of children the Board of Commissioners approved a small modification to the FCYFL Age and Weight Matrix to adjust the upper weight classes (130lbs and 155lbs) to be more inclusive of the majority of middle school age children so that they may participate and prepare for High School ball.

In addition to the weight matrix, the FCYFL divides most of the Weight Classes into 3 development levels or Divisions. We believe that the combination of the weight matrix with the 3 skill levels will provide the vast majority of kids with the opportunity to be successful at their own pace. There are 2 exceptions to the 3 skill levels: 1) at Anklebiters (AB) all children are considered to be  Developmental, and 2) at the 155lb weight class where participation levels prevent splitting into multiple teams and the majority of the kids are on the last stage before moving on to High School football.

This Age and Weight Matrix is OFFICIAL. Until such time as the Official Rules are updated, the below matrix will continue to serve as the OFFICIAL matrix. The minimum weight requirement for participating is 40lbs. Players must weigh at or greater than 40lbs by the official weigh-in (Typically mid-to-late August).
 

FCYFL Age Matrix

(If you have any questions regarding this age matrix, please contact your local club's commissioner.)

Birthday Age Cutoff Dates: Ages 7-11 and 14 - Age on October 1; Ages 15-16 - 15 year olds that turn 16 on or before December 31st must play 155lbs. No player that turns 17 on or before December 31st is eligible to play.
 

 

Age on October 1 (See exceptions for 15 and 16 year olds)

Weight Class

7

8

9

10

11

12*

13*

14

15**

16***

AB

UNL

90

55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80LB

 

100 90

85

80

 

 

 

 

 

90LB

 

 

110

100

95

90

 

 

 

 

100LB

 

 

 

120

110

105

100

 

 

 

115LB

 

 

 

 

Unlimited/135*

125

120

115

 

 

130LB

 

 

 

 

 

Unlimited/150*

140

135

130

 

155LB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlimited/175*

Unlimited/165*

160

155


* Unlimited players are not eligible to play in a position that normally handles the ball unless they are at or below the listed maximum ball carrier weight (the weight limit listed next to "Unlimited/" on the chart above). Positions excluded for unlimited players exceeding the maximum ballcarrier limit include all offensive backfield positions, all eligible receivers and tight end positions, and any position not on the first line of a special teams formation. Exceptions include the offensive positions of center, punter, and placekicker.
** 15 year olds that turn 16 on or before December 31st must play 155lbs.
*** 16 year olds that turn 17 on or before December 31st are not eligible to play.