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Weight Criteria

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.

Striper player status definition >

Weight 2016 Average lbs. Age  Type WK1 WK2 WK3 WK4 WK5 WK6 WK7 WK8 WK9 WK10 WK11 WK12
BG Flag 55 Not 8 Weight 64-70 Striper weight is 64-70. Over 70 is not eligible at flag. Playoffs
Not 7 Striper 71+ Playoffs
BG8U 67 Not 9 Weight 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85
Not 9 Striper 74+
BG9U 77 Not 10 Weight 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95
Not 10 Striper 84+
BG10U 87 Not 11 Weight 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105
Not 11 Striper 94+
BG11U 98 Not 12 Weight 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115
Not 12 Striper 104+
BG12U 112 Not 13 Weight 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130
Not 13 Striper 119+
Varsity 142 Not 15 Silver Weight 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152
Not 15 Silver Striper 141+
Not 15 Gold Weight 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165
Not 15 Gold Striper 154+

Please Note:

  • Age is based on participant’s age as of August 1
  • Non high school students who turn 15 between August 1 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.

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