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.
|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|
|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+|
- 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.