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MISC Information

Restricted Players

  1. A restricted player is defined as
    1. Any senior player weighing 166 lbs. or above.
    2. Any intermediate player weighing 140 lbs. or above.
    3. Any junior player weighing 115 lbs. or above.
    4. Any bantam player weighing 90 lbs. or above.
    5. Any player receiving a safety waiver to play in a younger division will be deemed to be a restricted player by the CCYFL Executive Council.
  2. A restricted player may not be a ball carrier (i.e., fullback, tailback, quarterback, receiver, tight end, tackle eligible, kick return, kick off, etc.), with the following exception A yellow stripped player may return an unintentional loose ball such as a fumble, or interception.
  3. A restricted player must play in a tackle-to-tackle position. A restricted player on defense must make forward contact with an offensive lineman prior to moving backward in a linebacker position. Tackle to Tackle is defined as:
    1. Covered by an end or be covered by a tight end and be within the lateral boundaries of the free blocking zone. Players must line up in a three or four-point stance on the line of scrimmage. In a four-man front, they will play heads up on the offensive tackle.
      1. Senior division (ONLY): may line up “outside shade” of the tackle in a four-man front.
    2. First violation: warning.
    3. Second violation: five (5) yard penalty.
    4. Third (and subsequent) violation: fifteen (15) yard penalty and could result in the ejection of the Head Coach.
  4. Restricted players must be clearly labeled on game day rosters.
  5. Restricted players will be marked with a yellow stripe on the top of their helmet. The stripe will be supplied by CCYFL before the start of the season. The stripe must not be covered by any other decals. It must remain on the helmet throughout the entire season.
  6. If a restricted player is found playing without the proper stripe on the top of the helmet, that game may be forfeited by a vote of the CCYFL Executive Council.

Boundary Waivers

  1. No waiver will be considered for players to play outside of the boundaries of the chapter in which they reside unless:
    1. Their chapter does not field a team for which he/she is qualified.
    2. The sending chapter cuts players down to a full roster and the receiving chapter does not have a full roster.
    3. The player attends school in a different school district than their primary residence occurs.
    4. Split guardianship
    5. A special circumstance that requires attention by the CCYFL Executive Council
    6. If a player must switch chapters through no fault of their own (i.e., their chapter doesn’t field a team for which he/she is qualified) for 2 or more consecutive years said player may choose to either return to their home chapter at the end of the season, or to remain with the chapter they switched into and may remain permanently.
  2. No waiver will be granted due to the personal desire of a coach, parent, or player to play elsewhere.
  3. Boundaries for each chapter are designated in the CCYFL Chapter Boundaries 2004.
  4. A boundary waiver must:
    1. Be on the official CCYFL Boundary Waiver Form.
    2. Have an approved signature of both Chapter Presidents (sending and receiving) on the CCYFL Boundary Waiver Form.
  5. Any waiver will be valid only during the playing season for which the waiver was granted.
  6. The CCYFL Executive Council President will conduct a Boundary Waiver Committee meeting on the Tuesday night before the chapter drafts begin.
    1. Chapter Presidents will present their boundary waiver requests at the waiver meeting.
    2. All paperwork must be properly submitted.
    3. All boundary waiver requests will be denied or approved by the boundary waiver committee.
    4. Any special circumstances will be presented at this time.
    5. Copies of the submitted boundary waiver paperwork will go to each of the chapter presidents and the CCYFL secretary.
    6. No boundary waivers will be accepted after the boundary waiver meeting unless it is a special circumstance and is presented and approved by the CCYFL Executive Council. The late, special circumstance must meet all boundary waiver criteria as defined above.
    7. A copy of the boundary waiver form, will all approving signatures/stamps, must be in the coach’s binder.


  1. In the event a new chapter joins CCYFL, whose chapter boundaries would conflict with an existing chapter, the participants in the existing chapter, who live within the new chapter’s boundaries, have the option to be grandfathered into the existing chapter for as long as they participate in CCYFL / CCYCA.

Safety Waiver Process

  1. If a chapter feels a player has been inappropriately placed in a division, they may apply for a safety waiver on his/her behalf. A Safety Waiver Request Form will be required and can be obtained from the chapter representative. The chapter representative will present the player’s Safety Waiver Request Form to the CCYFL board. Any player requesting a safety waiver for medical or emotional reasons, must have a doctor’s or physician’s note.
    1. The CCYFL President will appoint two (2) CCYFL representatives to evaluate the player requesting the safety waiver. Each CCYFL representative must evaluate within forty- eight (48) hours of receiving the request. If both approve, the waiver will be granted. If not, the waiver is denied.
    2. Only Safety Waiver Forms that have been completely filled out will be reviewed. The chapter president and the parent(s) must sign the Safety Waiver Form. The chapter president is responsible for verifying the accuracy of the information on the form.
    3. Any chapter found in violation will lose all CCYFL voting rights for one (1) year and the associated team will be eliminated from any and all post-season play or the current season.
    4. All safety waiver players will be restricted.
    5. Approved Safety Waiver Forms must be kept in the coach’s team binder at all times.

Draft Proceedures

  1. The purpose of this draft procedure is to prevent the stacking or building of a dominant team. This shall be accomplished by understanding the intent of, and adhering to, the procedures that follow.
    1. There will be a mandatory all coaches and chapter presidents meeting, within two (2) weeks, following the draft date (date TBD by CCYFL). One for the north and one for the south. The meeting will be facilitated by the vice president and president of CCYFL. If a head coach does not attend this meeting, s/he cannot be a head coach during the current season (exceptions can be made if there is a valid reason and if approved by the executive board). If a coach has been ejected from a game, or suspended for any reason, then that coach must meet with a vice president and the president of CCYFL before they can be considered to coach at all. The time and place of this meeting to be determined by CCYFL.
  2. Draft Administration
    1. The draft is to be done during the week of conditioning.
    2. The draft shall be monitored by a four-member draft committee, comprised as follows:
      1. One member of the coaches committee, the athletic director and either the secretary, treasurer, or player agent of the chapter and a CCYFL official.
    3. A list of the chapter’s board approved coaches must be sent to the CCYFL Executive Council by the start of clinic week.
    4. If none of the chapter’s board members are available or eligible, a CCYFL Executive Council

member, from another chapter, will officiate the draft.

  1. The athletic director shall preside over the draft, provided s/he is not a football coach in the division being drafted.
  2. Either the chapter secretary, treasurer or player agent shall provide a master list of all eligible players.
  3. Each player will be designated as a returning player, a protected player, or a player to be drafted from the draft pool. Any special placements requests shall be heard and ruled on prior to the drafting of players.
  4. A returning player is a certified player returning to the same division and remaining on the same team as the previous season.
  5. A draft pool player is a first year or non-protected player advancing to a new division.
  6. A designated coach is a coach who has been named to a coaching staff prior to the start of clinic week. All designated coaching assignments must be approved by the chapter. Each chapter must turn in a list of designated coaches, and what teams they are coaching, to the CCYFL president before the start of clinic week. Any chapter who has not turned in a designated coaches list on the Sunday before clinic week will not have any designated coaches.
  7. A protected player is protected if s/he is the son or daughter of a board approved, designated coach. Each team may have no more than four (4) protected players.
  8. The athletic director shall interpret and enforce the proper draft rules and procedures.
  9. “Hat picks” are only allowed after all eligible players are selected.
  10. The decisions of the draft committee are final. No trading of players is permitted.
  11. Each drafting team may be represented by no more than two (2) coaches.
  12. All rosters and other draft paperwork (i.e. team rosters, rulings, decisions, etc.) shall be turned into CCYFL seven (7) days from that chapter’s draft. CCYFL will provide a computer disk to enter all certified players’ information. This disk is part of the roster information.
  13. Any players who sign up after the draft will be placed onto a team by the chapter athletic director. Any drops or player movement (because of weigh problems, etc.) will be done only with the approval of the athletic director and CCYFL.
  14. No pre-drafts allowed.


  1. The Draft
    1. Returning players remain on their respective teams in their respective division.
    2. Returning players moving up to a new division will be placed in the draft pool with any new players.
    3. Consideration should be made if one team has much greater success in the previous year’s

playoffs when it comes to determining draft order.

  1. Teams with the worst record from the previous season, will have first pick in the draft. The next worst record will have the second pick and so on. Each team will pick on a one-for-one basis throughout the draft.
  2. Protected players will be added to the roster and do not enter the draft pool.
  3. Any team having a lesser number of players, after the protected players are added, will draft on a two-to-one basis, starting on round three (3). The two-to-one draft will continue until each team has an equal number of players.
  4. If parents request that siblings be on the same team, they must be drafted consecutively. If one of the siblings is a returning player, the other child must be picked up in the third round.
  5. A ride share consists of a player, who is not a returning player, requiring transportation from another player or coach on the same team. If a ride share request is with a coach, who has a child on the team, it will count as both. (You cannot request a ride share with the coach and another with a player). Ride share players must be drafted consecutively, starting in the third round. Rideshares will only be granted if all coaches, in said division, agree within the chapter.
  1. Expanding a division
    1. When expanding the number of teams in a division, for any chapter, all previous teams are disbanded.
    2. Each team may have up to four (4) protected players.
    3. All other players will remain in the draft pool.
    4. Draft order will be chosen by drawing numbers, drawing straws or another random method.
    5. All other draft rules apply.
  2. Contracting a division
    1. When reducing the number of teams in any division, for any chapter, one team will be disbanded.
    2. The most recently formed team will be disbanded and all of that team’s players will be placed in

the draft pool.

  1. When the most recently formed team cannot be identified, the chapter’s board may disband a

different team.

  1. If duly appointed head coaches agree, they may ask their chapter board to disband a team other than the most recently formed team.
  2. All other rules apply.