2015 League Guidelines (UPDATED 7/3/2014)

GENERAL

Greeley League Rules

(PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE )

The following rules are established and enforced by the Greeley Recreation Center.  Please understand that this is a recreational program for the benefit of our children.  Every attempt at winning will be made but child and athletic development is the primary focus.  Please remember that these kids are only ages 8 - 13 and in no way will their assigned position determine future playing positions.  We look at safety, ability, effort, and knowledge of the game in determining positions.  We teach/emphasize fundamentals that will serve them in the future.  If you have any concerns, feel free to discuss them with a coach but also remember that the coaches are donating their time and providing their best for YOUR child.

 

FMYF (players and parents) WILL participate as "good sports" at all times.

Remember,   WE ARE (all)...MUSTANGS!!!

Coaches must register in Greeley(background checks will be completed).  A total of 4 coaches per team are allowed.  Any coach not registered in Greeley must complete, at their own expense, a CBI background check (approx. $7) and the USA Football Coaches Tutorial (www.usafootball.com approx. $25 which is refunded at the end of the season) (These two requirements are from FMYF).  These are both "one time" requirements.

Weight Divisions (Determined by the Greeley Recreation Center and are based on the players school class assignment)

2nd & 3rd grades  =     Bantams (must be minimum 8 years old)

(NOTE: FORT MORGAN TYPICALLY DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH KIDS TO FIELD A TEAM - KIDS CAN ALWAYS PLAY UP A GRADE IF THE PARENTS SO CHOOSE)

4th grade   =     Lights

5th grade   =     Middles

6th grades  =     Heavies

7th grade    =    SuperHeavy(Only Greeley)

 

Game rules:

The youth football program follows High School Rules with the following exceptions:

Bantams:

1) Must be 85 lbs. or less to be in a position to carry the ball (includes kick returns).

2) Offensive team must declare when they will punt.

3) Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 5 players on the line of scrimmage while on defense.

4) 1 coach allowed on the field during the first 2 games.

5) "Crack back" blocking is not permitted!!!

 

Lights:

1) Must be 95 lbs. and under to carry the ball.

2) Must declare when intention is to punt the ball.

3) 1 coach is allowed on the field during the first 2 games.

4) "Crack back" blocking is not permitted.

 

Middles:

1) Must be 115 lbs. and under to carry the ball.

2) "Crack back" blocking is not permitted.

 

Heavies:

1) There is no weight limit to carry the ball.

2) "Crack back" blocking is not permitted.