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The CTYFL has found that age and maturity are the dominant factors as to how well a child competes in the game of football. Our weight limits support most athletes in their given age or grade level, allowing more children to participate in sports. This will allow players in the same grade to play together throughout their youth careers. This also minimizes the amount of "older but lighter" players and the risk of those players taking key positions away from those of the proper age.

High School students are excluded from playing at the youth level and are encouraged to play with their schoolmates at the High School level.

The CTYFL has aligned the make up of the teams to closely coincide with the school grade levels, and at the same time keep the age span on a team as tight as possible. Below are the grades and weight limits of the teams.


Please Note: All CTYFL teams must abide by the age and weight matrix listed below, there will be no exceptions.




Max Weight*

Older/Lighter Rule

A Team



Not Available

B Team



Grade 7/<106 lbs.

C Team



Grade 5/<85 lbs.

MM Team



Grade 3/<65 lbs.



Mighty Mites: Grades 1 and 2

Weight: The maximum weight shall be one hundred and fifteen (115) pounds at game time. 3rd graders under 65lbs may play on MM team.

C Team: Grades 3 and 4

Weight: The maximum weight shall be one hundred and thirty-five (135) pounds at game time. 5th graders under 85lbs may play on C team


B Team: Grades 5 and 6

Weight: The maximum weight shall be one hundred and sixty-one (161) pounds at game time. 7th graders under 106lbs may play on B team.

A Team: Grades 7 and 8

Weight: The maximum weight shall be one hundred and ninety-seven (197) pounds at game time.


*All weights shall be determined with players in uniform, including playing shoes, without helmet, shoulder pads, and rib vest.  Players not in danger of being overweight need not remove any equipment for weigh-in.