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PLAYER WEIGHT and AGE POLICY

2012 FCFL Weight Limits by Grade Level (updated 5/7/2012)

For the 2013 Season there will be no maximum weight level per grade. In addition, the maximum age criterin has been moved up by 6 months from an August 'anniversary date' to a February 'anniversary date'. The effect will be to tighten the number of calendar months age difference per grade for players.
 

Grade Unlimited Limited Maximum Age by February 1
Bantam 3 90 none 8
Bantam 4 100 none 9
Junior 5 110 none 10
Junior 6 125 none 11
Senior 7 140 none 12
Senior 8 155 none 14 as of August 1
       


NOTE: OLDER PLAYERS MAY PLAY IN THE NEXT GRADE UP AND SUBJECT TO THE WEIGHT
RESTRICTION FOR LIMITED AND UNLIMITED PLAYERS.

  1. Playing at “unlimited” positions (may play any position) must weigh in no more than the designated weight of their grade level with pads. Weight includes all equipment except helmet and shoulder pads. Whatever a player weigh ins wearing, he/she must play in.
  2. Weighing over the “unlimited” weight for their grade level, must play interior line “limited” positions. “Limited” positions include only OT/OG/C/DT/DG. All offensive formations must include Left OT/Left OG/C/Right OG/Right OT in a balanced line and these players even if unlimited players are never eligible receivers even if they are the last man on the line (uncovered). Only the TE or SE may unbalance the line.  “Limited” players may NOT play DE or be more than 2 players away from the C. Limited players may never be eligible receivers or ball carriers regardless of where they line up, but may kick the ball on kickoffs, punts, PAT’s and field goals. Each “limited” player must have a distinctive mark on the front of his helmet in the form of an orange circle not less than 1-inch in diameter which shall be verified at weigh-in.
  3. Eligible Receivers are as per FCIAC rules, except that an eligible receiver on the LOS must always be at least 3 players away from the Center.
  4. Weight includes all equipment except helmet and shoulder pads. 
  5. A player must be at or below the maximum age limit to play in the specified division. For example, a sixth grader who turns 12 in November of the current year, is eligible to play in the Junior 6 division. If that same player had a January birthday, he would turn 13 by February 1 and would need to play in the Senior Seven Division.
  6. Violations of the above eligibility rules will result in automatic forfeit of all games played in which the violation occurred which may also include other penalties that may be imposed.