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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 age on September 30th.

 

A7 League is for 12 year old 7th graders
A8 League is for 13 and 14 year olds. 14 year old 8th graders may play as long as they are still 14 years old on September 30th. 

B League is for 10 year old 5th graders and 11 year old 6th graders. 

C League is for 8 year old 3rd graders and 9 year old 4th graders. 7 year olds can request to play C League, but must be evaluated and approved.  A liability waiver must be signed by the parent or guardian.
 
Flag League is for 5, 6 and 7 year olds 
Cheer ages model the 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 after the final tryout.

 
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).


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

Player Retention (Tackle A, 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. 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. If the LLBFL Board agrees to this request, the player will be placed back in the draft. 
 

Does my child have to attend a try-out?

Player Try-outs and evaluations:  (A thru C League football players only, not cheerleaders). LLBFL conducts try-outs/evaluation sessions (see LLBFL Calendar for dates and times) for tackle football. All players playing tackle football must attend a one tryout/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.
 

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).   



What is the time commitment? 

Time Commitment:  Football (tackle) is a time-consuming activity. Practices start the beginning of August 4th for tackle football and cheer 1 week later. The first game is September 6th. 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 start August 8th (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) and there is no practice on Friday.
 
Game Schedule: The first scheduled game for 2016 is September 3rd .  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 (minus a service charge that increases every month from when registration opens) for requests made by July 16, 2016. After that time, if a child decides not to participate or is unable to participate, no refund will be offered.  Refund service charge will be $20 until March 31st, $25 all of April, $30 all of May, $35 all of June, and $40 until July 16, 2016)



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. Currently, this means each player/cheerleader must sell at least 10-15 “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.