BGYFL institutes rules for Age and Weight criteria to give more kids the opportunity to play by allowing them to compete with players closer to their own age and weight.
|BG Flag||Not 8||Weight||64-70||Striper weight is 64-70. Over 70 is not eligible at flag. Per bylaws, Flag kids recieve 1lbs/week|
|Not 7||Striper||71 & Above|
- Age based on age prior to August 1.
- Non high school students who turn 15 between August 1st and the day after Championship Day can only play at varsity level.
- At varsity level every franchise will have a minimum of one Gold team.
What’s a Striper?
At the age group a player resides in there is a weight that becomes a striper. Using BG9U as an example (see graphic below) any player at that level 84# and under on week one is eligible to play any position on the field. Any player over 84# becomes a striper and has to play on the offensive or defensive lines. The non-stripers get 1 pound a week weight gain. The stripers have no weight gain restrictions. They wear a stripe on their helmet to identify they are a striper, once you are a striper you stay a striper for the season.