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 Age WK1 WK2 WK3 WK4 WK5 WK6 WK7 WK8 WK9 WK10 WK11 WK12
BG Flag Not 7 Striper 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 N/A
Not 8 Weight 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 N/A
Not 8 Striper 64+
BG8U Not 9 Weight 78 78.5 79 79.5 80 80.5 81 81.5 82 82.5 83 83.5
Not 9 Striper 78+
BG9U Not 10 Weight 88 88.5 89 89.5 90 90.5 91 91.5 92 92.5 93 93.5
Not 10 Striper 88+
BG10U Not 11 Weight 98 98.5 99 99.5 100 100.5 101 101.5 102 102.5 103 103.5
Not 11 Striper 98+
BG11U Not 12 Weight 108 108.5 109 109.5 110 110.5 111 111.5 112 112.5 113 113.5
Not 12 Striper 108+
JV Not 13 Weight 123 123.5 124 124.5 125 125.5 126 126.5 127 127.5 128 128.5
Not 13 Striper 123+
Varsity Not 15 Weight 158 158.5 159 159.5 160 160.5 161 161.5 162 162.5 163 163.5
Not 15 Striper 158+

Please Note:

  • 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 the Varsity level.
  • At the 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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