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North Side Youth Football Program Overview

 

 

North Side Youth Football offers an appropriate place to play football for all players between the ages of 5 and 14.  NSYF is a member organization of TCYFL - the largest independent youth football league in America.  Our participation in TCYFL assures us that we are giving our players the highest chance of having a positive experience in an appropriate setting. 

 

 

TCYFL is an age- and weight-based football program for kids between the ages of 5 and 14.  Teams in the program will compete in The Chicagoland Youth Football League as the North Side Titans. TCYFL is the largest independent youth football league in the U.S.  All players who wish to participate, and are willing to meet the player commitments (for example, practice and game attendance) will be placed on the appropriate teams.  Teams are created to maximize playing time for all players.  Practices start in early August.  We are able to add players until September 5th, but all players must meet minimum practice requirements before participating in games. The regular season begins late August and runs through October.  Playoffs are in the first two weeks of November.  The 2017 age/weight guidelines are as follow:

2017 TCYFL Program

Division Maximum Eligible Age (as of 9/1) *1 Maximum Unrestricted Weight *2 Maximum Striper Weight
Varsity
Regular 14 200 Unlimited
Junior Varsity
Regular 13 155 200
Older/Lighter 14 125
Lightweight
Regular 13 120 130
Older/Lighter 14 100 100
Regular (Younger) 12 125 135
Regular (Younger) 11 130 140
Younger/Heavier - Striper 11 *4 145
Younger/Heavier - Exception - Double Striper 11 *4 see *3
Middleweight
Regular 12 115 125
Older/Lighter 13 85
Regular (Younger) 11 120 130
Regular (Younger) 10 125 135
Younger/Heavier - Striper 10 *4
Younger/Heavier - Exception - Double Striper 10 *4 see *3
Featherweight Regular 10 105 115
Older/Lighter 11 75
Regular (Younger) 9 110 120
Regular (Younger) 8 115 125
Younger/Heavier - Striper 8 *4 125
Younger/Heavier - Exception - Double Striper 8 *4 see *3
Bantamweight Regular 8 95 105
Older/Lighter 9 65
Regular (younger) 7 100 110
Reegular (younger) 6 105 115
Younger/Heavier Striper 6 *4 115
Younger/Heavier 6 *4 see *3
Flyweight Regular 6 75
Older/Lighter 7 50
Regular (younger) 5 80

Notes:

Maximum Unrestricted Weight means maximum weight to run the ball

Maximum Striper Weight means maximum weight to play for a particular age, Unrestricted Weight determines whether a player is eligible to run with a ball

*1. The Maximum Weights are effective for Week 1.  All weight limits for each level will increase by one-half pound per week the entire season, including any playoff games.  The Maximum Weights include minimum of shirt, football pants with pads or football pants with girdle if girdle is worn for the game.

*2.  Player age as of September 1.  Player cannot be enrolled in high school

*3. "Younger/Heavier Exception - Double Striper" players must be approved prior to game play by the TCYFL

*4. Must be younger to be a heavier exception striper

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