To provide a youth football and cheer program for the residents of Hanover Township that will instill disciple,leadership, teamwork and perseverance.
 
 
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The Football Program

The football program participates in the Morris County Midget Football League (MCMFL), which is broken down into 4 structured levels (teams) based upon a child’s age and weight. The current breakdowns of the leagues are as follows:

Flag Football – K-2 (in town instructional football) no contact.
 

Grade 3/4 Team: All constitution and by-laws governing the M.C.Y.F.L. are applicable and will govern the same except as follows:

  • Age: Cannot turn 10 years old before August 1.
  • Weight: 100 pounds stripped, 107 pounds dressed (minus helmet). Player will get 1 pound growth weight after the second week, an additional 1 pound after the fourth week, an additional 1 pound after the sixth week and an additional pound after the eighth week of the season. (101 week 3, 102 week 5, 103 week 7, 104 week 9.
  • Must have official roster and birth certificate approved at the September meeting.
  • Teams will weigh-in before each game.
  • A player, once on the Clinic roster may be promoted to the S.P.W. roster at any time, but will no longer be eligible to play Clinic.
  • Quarters will be 15 minutes running clock only stopping on injury, time outs and touchdowns. Game must conclude with-in 90 minutes after it starts. Two (2) - one (1) minute time-outs per half.
  • Two (2) coaches per team allowed on the field during play. Hurry up offense is not permitted until the final two minutes of each half (i.e. excluding the final two minutes of each half, offense must huddle to allow both teams to make substitutions and adjustments).

Grade 5/6 Team: All Articles covering the Morris County Youth Football League are applicable to the Peewee division and will govern same except as follows:

  • Age: Players must be from nine (9) to eleven (11) years of age inclusive at date of registration. If a player becomes twelve (12) after the registration date of August 1, he is eligible to play.
  • Weight: 123 pounds stripped, 131 lbs dressed (minus Helmet)for all Peewee division. Player will get a 1 pound growth weight each week for weeks 3-7 and additional 1 pound for weeks 8 and 9 and through Playoffs.
  • Tackle to Tackle weight*** 128 pounds stripped, 136 lbs dressed (minus helmet)

*** Each team may be allowed to play only two (2) of these players at a time and only on plays from scrimmage and only from tackle to tackle.  These players will not be allowed to play on kick-off and kick-receiving.

***These players shall be identified by transverse stripping of no less than 1 inch wide running from ear hole to ear hole on the back side of the helmet.

  • A player once on a Peewee roster may be promoted to the J.V. roster at any time but will no longer be eligible to play Peewee ball.
  • Game shall consist of four (4) quarters, each of ten (10) minutes duration with a “stopped” clock. Each team is allowed three (3) time outs of two (2) minutes duration per half. One (1) minute intermission between quarters and ten (10) minutes between halves.
  • Game Time: Refer to Varsity By-laws ARTICLE IV: GAMES for game times and days.

Grade 7/8 Team: All articles covering the Morris County Youth Football League are applicable to the J.V. Division and will govern.

  • Age: Generally eighth Grade however players can be from ten (10) to fourteen (14) years of age inclusive to the end of the season, provided he is not in the ninth grade or above. The 10 year Olds must be 10 August 1.
  • No player on the varsity level may turn 15 before November 15.
  • Weight: 161 pounds stripped, 171 dressed (minus Helmet). Player will get a 1 pound growth weight each week for weeks 3-7 and additional 1 pound for weeks 8 and 9 and through Playoffs.
  • Tackle to Tackle weight*** 168 pounds stripped, 178 lbs dressed (minus helmet).

*** Each team may be allowed to play only two (2) of these players at a time and only on plays from scrimmage and only from tackle to tackle. These players will not be allowed to play on kick-off and kick-receiving.

***These players shall be identified by transverse stripping of no less than 1 inch wide running from ear hole to ear hole on the back side of the helmet.


For further information about the league you can visit MCYFL.