CYFL RESIDENCY BOUNDARY RULE


All community youth sports coordinators, coaches, parents, players, fans and interested parties:

The Residency Boundary Rule (“Rule”) listed below will be used to implement the youth football program governed by CYFL Board of Directors (“Board of Directors”). The Rule will be enforced with a zero-tolerance policy and it is your responsibility to read the Rule and follow it. You should make no assumptions regarding this Rule and obtain a ruling from the Board of Directors if you have any questions or concerns. Failure on your part to know the Rule is not a valid excuse.

Rule:
1) The player must play for the football team associated with the local school boundaries in which the player actually lives. The player will be deemed to reside within the school boundaries if: the player’s parents are living together and the player is residing with them within such school boundaries, OR; either of the player’s parents (or court-appointed legal guardian) reside within such boundaries and the player lives with them.

It is unacceptable if a player moves into a school’s boundaries for the purpose of qualifying for a particular team. As detailed later in these rules, the penalty for violation of this Rule may, in the Board of Directors’ sole discretion, result in the disqualification of a player or team from regular season and/or tournament play.

  • a) The Board of Directors recognizes the local school district boundaries as the official boundaries for CYFL Football.

  • b) Failure to comply with this Rule may constitute dismissal from the league and a forfeit for the player’s team, a decision which will be made at the Board of Directors’ sole discretion.

  • c) On a case-by-case basis, a party can apply to the Board of Directors for a special exemption of this Rule due to extenuating circumstances. Approval of an exemption is at the Board of Directors’ sole discretion.

  • d) “Live,” “Residence,” “reside” and “residing” refers to a place of bona fide continuous habitation.

  • 2) Upon request by any member of the Board of Directors, the player must provide substantial evidence of residency, showing that the player is currently a resident of the appropriate local school district associated with your team.

    3) If a player fails to reply with a request for substantial evidence of residency in a timely manner (whether a response is “timely” is decided at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors), that player will not be eligible to play, per the provisions of 1(b).

    4) “Substantial evidence” is expressly defined as:

  • a) A notarized affidavit of residency from your parents or legal guardian, stating that they currently and continuously live within your team’s school boundaries; and

  • b) A copy of one document from THREE different categories, all of which state your legal guardian’s name and current address within your team’s boundaries:
               1. Driver’s License
               2. Voter’s Registration
               3. School records
               4. Welfare/child care records
               5. Federal records
               6. State records
               7. Local (municipal) records
               8. Support payment records
               9. Homeowner or tenant records
               10. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
               11. Insurance documents
               12. Medical records
               13. Military records
               14. Internet, cable or satellite records
               15. Vehicle records

  • 5) Upon reviewing the notarized affidavit of residency, and documents from the three categories, the Board of Directors shall take into consideration any other information that it deems fit. It will then decide the residency issue, in its sole discretion, and that deci¬sion will final and binding.