Effective for the 2017 season, NYFC will participate in the National Conference under new weight limit guidelines, known as the “Red Stripe” rule. These rules apply to Peewee, Pony, and Midget levels only. Smurfs are not affected by this change.
A Red Stripe or "X" will be applied to the back of the players' helmet, which designates the players participation as a "Striper"
If a striper intercepts the ball, recovers a fumble or an on-side kick, play will continue as a normal football play
Offensive Positions - Tackle to Tackle Only (Center, Guard or Tackle). MUST be covered in the formation and MUST be on the line of scrimmage (therefore not eligible to catch a pass). Unbalanced formations are acceptable as long as the sentence above is adhered to. Can be in a 2-Point, 3-Point or 4-Point Stance.
Defensive Positions - Interior Line Only (Nose Guard(s) or Tackles). No Defensive Ends. Must be in a 3-Point or 4-Point Stance. No 2-Point Stances
Special Team’s - Can participate on Kick-Off Return (front line only), Extra Point (same positions as above on offense and defense) & Punt (same positions as above on offense and defense). Stripers cannot participate on Kick-Offs
Penalty for Red Stripe alignment infraction will be “Illegal Participation” - a 15 yard penalty
Registration is now open for the 2017 Football and Cheer Season! Be sure to take advantage of our $20.00 early-bird discount by registering before May 14th. Please spread the word!
To participate in the 2017 Season, football players must be ages 5 (1st grade) - 13 as of April 30th, and cheerleaders must be in grades 1st - 8th in the fall of 2017.
Have questions or concerns about football and cheer? Come see us at Picklefest on May 13th! We'll have represenatives available from NYFC and Drayer Physical Thereapy to discuss our programs and answer questions about football and cheer safety.