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Frequently asked Questions

 
What division will my child play in?
 
Are there weight restrictions for each division?
 
Can I elect to have my child play in a lower division?
 
Can I request to have my child on a different team than the one he/she was on last year?
 
Does my child have to attend a try-out?

Is there a minimum playing time rule?
 
What is the time commitment?
 
When does the season start and when are the games played?
 
What is the refund policy?
 
What is the fund-raiser and is it mandatory?


 
 
 
What division will my child play in?
 
Aged Based League: LLBFL divisions are determined by the participant's grade for the current school year. Age might also play a factor into which divison your child is in. 

 

A7 League is for 7th grader. 

A8 League is for 8th graders. 15 year old 8th graders are not eligible to play. 

B League is for 5th and 6th graders, 

C League is for 3rd and 4th graders. 2nd graders may be moved up from Flag with the LLBFL Waiver form signed by a parent/guardian.
 
Flag League is for Kindergarden, 1st and 2nd graders. 
Cheer ages are the same as tackle divisions; however, sibling requests may be considered if the siblings are with-in 1 year of each other.




Are there weight restrictions for each division?
 
Weight: (Tackle): Since LLBFL is an age-based league; there is no limit on a player's weight. However, the League does establish a weight per division, often referred to as the running back weight, where players at or below this weight can play any position on the field (e.g., running back, quarterback, offensive/defensive line, linebacker, safety). Players exceeding this weight can only play on the offensive or defensive line. For the safety of all players, they cannot run the ball, play quarterback, or play anywhere other than the offensive or defensive line. They may participate on special teams in designated positions (kick-off team- any position) and receiving team on the front-line only.  The running back weight is established by LYFA and is the same for all LYFA leagues.
 
Can I elect to have my child play in a lower division?

There will be NO football player regressions – grade or weight will not be used to allow a player of a higher age to play down with children in a lower age bracket (e.g. no 12 year olds can play B league, no 10 year olds can play C League). This is for safety reasons. 


Can I request to have my child on a different team than the one he/she was on last year?

Player Retention (Tackle B and C): Returning players will automatically return to the same team they played on last year if returning to the same division. For example, a player that played for the B Division Ravens will return to B league and will remain on the Ravens. All players that are moving up from A7 league to A8 league will be placed back into the draft due to moving up divisions. Players moving up a division will be included in a draft. If a player does not desire to return to his former team, the parents must send an email to the LLBFL Board via the “contact us” link on the website and provide a detailed explanation of the circumstances why the player should not return to his former team. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE YOUR REQUEST WILL BE GRANTED. If the LLBFL Board agrees to this request, the player will be placed back in the draft and is fair game.
 

Does my child have to attend an evaluation?

Evaluations:  (A thru C League football players only, not cheerleaders). LLBFL conducts evaluation sessions (see LLBFL Calendar for dates and times) for tackle football. All players playing tackle football must attend a one evaluation in order to be eligible to play. This includes players that have signed-up but have been placed on a waiting list and players returning to the same team as last year. Failure to attend an evaluation will result in your child being placed into the draft with no information to the coaches about their football abilities and your child could be placed on any team. 
 

Is there a minimum playing time rule?
 
Player Participation: (Tackle A thru C only): Each player in the tackle program will play 16 plays (8 in the 1st half and 8 in the second half).   A8 will play a minimum of 12 Plays (6 in the 1st half and 6 in the second half). 



What is the time commitment? 

Time Commitment:  Football (tackle) is a time-consuming activity. Practices usually start around the last week of July for tackle football and cheer 1 week later. The first game is typically the last Saturday in August. Please check the master schedule for exact dates. In order to properly prepare your child to play and ensure his/her safety, participation in practices is essential. LLBFL expects a child to make most if not all of the pre-season practices, so that coaches have sufficient time to prepare the entire team for the season.  
 

When does the season start and when are the games played?
 
Practice and Games: Practice/conditioning will typically start the last week of July (cheer is generally one week later) and will generally be for every weeknight and possibly on Saturday until the season starts. Once School starts, practice/games will be limited to 3 sessions per week (Mon-Thurs) for A & B leagues and 2 sessions per week for c league. There is no practice on Friday.
 
Game Schedule: The first scheduled game is typically the last Saturday in August.  Games are generally played on Saturday, but there will be weeknight games during the season. (A weeknight game will take the place of a practice).
 

What is the refund policy?

Refunds:  :  LLBFL will refund the registration fee for requests made by the date of the draft (see the events calendar for this exact date). Any requests made after this date will NOT recieve a refund. To request a refund, the family must email us at info@llbfl.org explaining in detail the reason for the refund. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE YOUR REQUEST WILL BE FULFILLED



What is the fund-raiser and is it mandatory?
 
Fund-raiser:  All players/cheerleaders registered in LLBFL are required to participate in our annual fundraising event unless the family “opted out” during registration by paying an additional fee. This "opt-out" fee cannot be paid after the child has been registered. It MUST be paid during registration. Currently, this means each player/cheerleader must sell at least 8 “discount cards” each season to fulfill this requirement. This applies to every child registered.  Failure to sell your discount cards and turn the money in will result in not being able to participate until this requirement is satisfied.
 
Please understand that our league depends on this fundraiser to keep our registration fees at a minimum so that all players can participate.