All players are placed on teams
- Grade (must play in
- School (Teams are
split by HIGH SCHOOL boundary)
When you fill out your registration form,
you must list the HIGH SCHOOL boundary you live in.
You must have WRITTEN permission from the
Executive Board to play for another school.
CYFL BOUNDARY RULE
Please read the CYFL
players are weighed at the same time as sign-ups. All players
are weighed on the same scale.
Players are not allowed
to weigh in after sign-ups. If a player does not weigh in, they will
placed on a team
Note: Wasatch players
will be weighed in by the league on a certified scale.
Random weigh INS will
occur throughout the season. . There will be random weigh-ins for
are within 10 lbs of X-MAN weight. The league will show up just before
to do random weigh ins. BE PREPARED. The league is looking for an even
field where sucking weight to gain an advantage is taken away from a
There will be at least 2 weigh INS
and could be more.
These will be conducted by the
District President and someone from the board.
If a player is found to be
overweight he will be an X-Man until such time as another random weigh
occurs. He will not have the option to request a re-weigh
just to make
If a player wants to
play up a grade, they must have approval from the board
If a player wants to
play down a grade, see Z-DOWN rule.
If it is found that a
player is playing for another team, or on a younger division, all games
counted as a loss.
A player can only play
for one team.
A player must play in
the CYFL league only; you cannot play for multiple league/conferences.
goes for single players and teams.
A player cannot change
teams during the year.
New players may not be
added to the roster for the playoffs.
9th graders are not allowed
to Z-DOWN into the league.
Executive Board must approve all
grade: 166+ pounds
7th grade: 136+ pounds
6th grade: 121+ pounds
5th grade: 106+ pounds
4th grade: 95+ pounds
3rd grade: 86+ pounds
2nd grade: 86+ pounds
If 3/4 combined division: 91+ pounds
• Must have an X on front and back of the
helmet. X should be 3" or bigger. X should be black in color.
• Offense: Must play offense line.
Center, Guard or Tackle.
• Defense: Must be a down lineman,
between the offensive
tackles and on the line of scrimmage.
• Defense: If an X-man plays defensive
end, he must be head
up on the offensive tackle, he cannot be lined up outside of him.
• Defense: X-man cannot drop back prior
to snap of ball (for
example, drop back to linebacker position or outside of offensive
• Defense: An X-man can advance the ball
on an interception
or fumble recovery.
• Kick-Off/Punts: An X-man can be your
kicker. But he can
never advance the ball. An X-man can only be a punter in grades 6th and
because there is no rushing on punts.
rule allows smaller players with less
experience to play down a grade. This is not meant for kids to play
down to be
the stars of the teams. You must fall below the Z-DOWN weight limit.
players must be approved by the board. NO EXCEPTIONS! Z-Down players
designated on the rosters.
meet weight limits
must be behind in physical development from their age
must practice with his/her actual age group to be
evaluated by coach.
will recommend to district rep to take to the board if
they see a legitimate need to Z-Down.
rep emails request to board to be considered with
detailed evaluation of player: email@example.com
will be moved back to actual age group at any time if
deemed to be an inappropriate Z-Down by board.
must go through ALL these steps to be considered.
9th grader, NO
Z-DOWN to 8th grade.
8th grader to 7th
division, 115 lbs and
7th grader to 6th
division, 100 lbs and
6th grader to 5th
division, 85 lbs and
5th grader to 4th
division, 75 lbs and
4th grader to 3rd
division, 65 lbs and
3rd grader, NO
Z-DOWN to 1st/2nd
graders, NO Z-DOWN
** There is no Z-DOWN to 1/2 grade. We
will not Z-DOWN to a
combined division. For example...if we combine 3/4 grade, 5th graders
be able to Z-DOWN to this division.
between Divisions in same age group
Teams that have both a D1 and a D2 team in the same age group may need
to float players from one
team to the other due to number of kids playing. If a D1 team has less
than 17 kids they are eligible to pull
enough kids up from their D2 team to hit the 17 players. You can not
pull kids from a D1 to a D2 team.
For example, if a district has 32 kids between the two teams they can
slit the teams with D1 having 15
kids and D2 having 17 kids with 2 eligible to float from D2 to D1. If
they split the teams 16 and 16 then
only on player is eligible to float from D2 to D1. Again, no players
can float from D1 to D2 so in this case
the D2 team would have to play with 16. The maximum difference of
players on the two teams can not
exceed 4 players. For example, a combined roster of 32 kids can be
split 14 D1 and 18 D2. The roster
can not be split 13 D1 and 19 D2 since that would be a 6 player
difference and can not exceed 4 player
difference. Floating player are not allowed to play QB/RB in a D1 game.
No restrictions beyond regular
league rules in the D2 games. Floating player(s) will be designated on
Division 1 and Division 2 teams with a combined roster of 34+ players
are not eligible to float players.
3rd Grade: K2
4th Grade: K2
5th Grade: TDJ
6th Grade: TDJ
7th Grade: TDY
8th Grade: TDY
There will be NO scrimmages between
different divisions at any time.
2. There will be NO TRASH TALK
before or after games!
1st warning will be a 10yd penalty, 2nd will be ejection from the game.
also includes fans, parents, and coaches.
3. The league goes by High
School Rules, Except for:
Extra pts. will be 1.5 yards out for 1 point, and 3 yards out for 2
4. We have a running clock,
stopping only the last 2
min. of each half. Also stopping on special reasons like: light outage
injury. (To be judged by the refs. and Board Member.) Quarter will be
minutes. Timeouts are 30 seconds. Halftime are 5 minutes.
5. Game ball. Home team will
provide the game ball. In
case of inclement weather conditions multiple game balls may be used at
discretion of the referee.
6. If a player or coach gets
ejected from the game,
they must sit out the rest of that game and the next game.
7. If a player or coach gets
ejected a second time,
they will be dismissed from the league.
8. Changing #'s after a player
has been ejected will be
reason for the coach and player to be dismissed from the league.
9. Coaches are responsible to
provide adequate water
for their players during practice.
10. Insurance forms are to be at every
practice and game, if
the players form is not on hand, do not even let him warm up.
11. There should be a cell phone at every
12. Total practice time will be capped at
10 hours a week.
Games are included in the 10 hours.
13 Tie Breakers will be broken following
these rules, in this
Head to Head
Coin flip (All coaches will be present)
We do not use point spread)
• Coin toss will occur. The winner of
coin toss will choose to be on Offense or Defense.
• Each team will start their series at
the 10 yard line.
• Once there is a turnover (fumble
recovered by the
defense or interception) the ball is dead and the Offensive series is
• If after the first overtime the game is
a second overtime will occur. The team that did not win the coin toss
will have the option in the second overtime which will start at the 5
• Each team will receive 1 additional
time-out for each overtime period.
Running Up the Score
• If a team is ahead by 35 points or
more, the clock
continues to run, it does not stop, even on time-outs. This is how High
School games are run.
Player & Parent Behavior
• (2/3/4/5/6 GRADES ONLY) On punts no one
is allowed to rush
the kicker. Everyone stays put until the ball is away
• (2/3/4/5/6D2 GRADES ONLY) One coach
allowed on field on
both Offense and Defense. Coach allowed in huddle, but must be 15-20
behind line of scrimmage. Coaches on the field are treated as a
of the field. Coaches your are on the field to TEACH! DO NOT coach
plays. While play is running, remain still and quite. 6D2 coaches are
on the field. 6D1 are not.
• (2/3/4 ONLY) You cannot stack the line
with 8 or more
defensive players on the line and essentially blitz every
play. You must
play a normal defense such as 4-4, 5-4.
• (2/3/4/5/6/7 ONLY) No down lineman over the center
(No noseguards). Closest a down lineman can be is over the
Offensive Guards. Center cannot be hit immediately after the ball
is snapped. Linebackers can blitz the "A gap" but must remain 4
yards off the ball.
Belonging to the CYFL is a privilege and
be considered a right. This privilege can be revoked at the decision of
the CYFL or Board of Directors.
The CYFL should not and will not tolerate parents or fans of players
who behave in a manner which is disruptive or detrimental ot the league
and its function.
• Each player, as a condition to CYFL,
abide by the Utah High School Rules and Participation Code of Conduct,
which includes the Disiplinary Policies.
• A Player is not merely an individual,
but also represents the team and the school.
• A player should play as a member of the
team showing respect for team effort.
• A player should show respect for other
players, coaches and officials.
• A player should show sportsmanship at
all times, on the field, on the side lines, and during school.
• And most of all, a player should make
effort to win the game but avoid deliberate actions which sould cause
harm or hurt other players. Cheap shots will not be tolerated and will
be handled accordingly...
• The league recognizes and is
parents emotions related to competitive sports. The major issues that
arise are the weights of players on other teams, playing time,
criticism of the coaches, and the choice of call made by the officials.
• Coaching decisions are NOT subject to
interference. Parents may ask questions for clarification, but should
not confront the coach on a disagreement at games. Coaches are not
obligated to take any abuse from parents.
• If a coaches behavior is demeaning or
to the welfare of a player or the league, the parent may submit the
issue to the league director or president.
• The CYFL needs and encourages parental
participation. Many parents find trips to practice and games very
enjoyable. Every coach could use help with coaching, team moms, car
pools, or just plain support.
• Each team is strongly recommended to
ACTIVE board member, to be present at meetings and comment on issues.
Rules & Regulations
(PLEASE FOLLOW PROCEDURE)
1. When you have a complaint regarding
your son, we
expect you to use the following procedure to solve the problem.
The athlete should speak with the coach first.
The parent should speak with the coach.
The parent and the athlete should meet with the coach.
If the problem is not remedied contact your School Representative
not call your school rep until a,b,c are completed.
2. We will not tolerate hostile or
confrontations with any of the coaching staff, other athletes, parents
or the officials. If this type of behavior happens, the person or
persons involved and or the athlete will be subject to ejection from
the game or dismissed from the league with no refund of the
3. If the problem does arise, please talk
coach one on one. It is not appropriate and rarely positive to air
feelings in front of the team.
4. There are times when everyone is
substitutions, playing time, etc., and we know in a competitive team
sport like football not everyone is going to be happy all of the time.
We simply ask you to be positive and think of the team as a whole.
5. Playing time is determined by the
the athlete at practice and is left to the discretion of their Coach.
Every player must play at least eight plays in a game. This can be on
offense, defense or special teams. In addition non-starting players
should be used if possible as primary players on kick-off and kick-off
6. The above rule should apply if the
no more than one practice in the previous week and there are no
7. If there is a discipline problem, the
coach must let the board member in attendance at the game know.
• League discipline is based upon what is
the league as a whole. The coach is the primary facilitator of
discipline. At this level, discipline can remain informal and kept at a
low profile. If it is determined by the coach that steps taken have not
remedied the problem, the league president and board members will be
• The findings of the president and the
are not subject to appeal. The season is very short and there is not
enough time to reopen problems from the past.
• We have had to let coaches go in the
action may be taken at a practice or a game if deemed necessary. If it
is found that a coach is not up to our standards or the Coaches Code of
Conduct, generally speaking, the first violation of these rules will
invoke a warning. If the problem persists expulsion from the league may
Points to Remember
• The referee's we use are the same as
officiating in High School. They know the rules and generally do a
great job. The referees have been instructed to call unsportsman-like
conduct penalties on players, coaches, and fans alike. (If you insist
on abusing the referees you will be hurting your team by getting
penalized for your behavior).
• Remember, your children will see how
you react to
the official and will copy your behavior. If you are understanding and
keeping your cool, so will they. If you are abusive and lose your
temper, chances are they will too. Kids learn by example.
• Referees are human and sometimes make
are generally right in their decisions. Lets let the referee's do their
• Please keep in mind this league is made
not high school, not college, and not NFL players, they are just kids.
Sometimes it is hard to look at a 250 lb. 7th grader and remember that
he is just a growing boy. As coaches, parents, and board members we
need to understand this.