1) Age: League age is determined by their age as of July 1st of the current year. League age pertains to Football and Cheerleading.
(I) Flag Football (3-5): Must be at least 3 years of age and cannot turn six (6) years of age on or before July 1 of the playing year.
(II) D Squad (6-7): Must be at least 6 years of age and cannot turn eight (8) years of age on or before July 1 of the playing year.
(III) C Squad (8-9): Must be at least seven (7) years of age and cannot turn ten (10) years of age on or before July 1 of the playing year.
(IV) B Squad (10-11): Must be at least nine (9) years of age and cannot turn twelve (12) years of age on or before July 1 of the playing year.
(V) A Squad (12-14): Must be at least eleven (11) years of age and cannot turn fifteen (15) years of age before December 31st of the playing year. High school students are prohibited from playing in the NCFL
Football and Cheer Exception:
(I) A first year D Squad player can turn six on September 1st of the playing year.
(II) A Squad 14 yr. old Football or Cheerleader may not turn fifteen (15) years of age before December 31st of the playing year and must be in 8th grade or lower during the playing year. All 14-yr. old 8th grader’s will need to provide a letter from school confirming they are in 8th grade for the playing season.
a) As used herein, all weights shall be determined by stripped weight wearing only necessary street clothing to permit player to be in public view.
b) D Squad: Weight shall be one hundred five (105) lbs. Halo Player from 105.1 to 119.9
c) C Squad: Weight shall be one hundred twenty (120) lbs. Halo Player from 120.1 to 144.9
d) B Squad: Weight shall be one hundred forty-five (145) lbs. Halo Player from 145.1 to 174.9
e) A Squad: Weight shall be one hundred seventy-five (175) lbs. Halo Player is greater than 175.1
(a) “Halo” Rule: All Halo players will be allowed with the following guidelines:
(i) Must be a down lineman in a 3 or 4-point stance
(ii) Must be positioned between the offensive tackles. May not be offensive ends.
(iii) May not "Pull" as an offensive down lineman on any running play designed to go outside the last down lineman; may pull on inside traps or passing plays. Defensive linemen can shade the outside shoulder of the offensive tackles but cannot be lined outside the last down offensive lineman. 2019 NCFL Bylaws 10
(iv) May not be a kicker or punter
(v) May not be on the kickoff or kick return teams
(vi) May advance the ball as a result of a fumble recovery or interception. Any other touching of the ball will result in a "dead ball" foul
(vii) Must wear a "Halo" the halo will contrast of four point colored stickers’ (different then the Town’s helmet color) around the helmet. NCFL will provide the stickers for consistency.
(viii)If an official does not catch a violation and the result has an impact in the outcome of a game the opposing coach may bring the violation to the commissioner for review
(ix) Any repeated violation or coach not keeping with the spirit of these rules may be identified by the opposing coach, and brought to the commissioner for review and possible disciplinary action subject to the degree of the violation
Registrations are held through out the year so sign up early to ensure your place on a team. For Registration dates and online sign up see the 2017 Online Registration.
The East Hampton Youth Football and Cheerleading organization is a member of the Northern Connecticut Football League (NCFL). This is a local league consisting of teams from Colchester, Coventry, Enfield, Ellington, Plainfield (Canterbury/Griswold/Sterling), RHAM (Hebron/Andover/Marlborough), Stafford (Stafford/Somers), Tolland and WPTP (Woodstock/putnam.Thompson/Pomfret)
All our games are played on Sundays, with our home games at the Middle School in East Hampton. Regular season game times are as follows:
Mighty Mites: TBD
We do not have tryouts, all who signup will play and compete.