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Central Pennsylvania Youth Football League Rules
The following information is the most current version of the CPYFL rules that impact Football player eligibility.  Other important topics that will impact your decision as a parent to determine which Youth Football program fits the best for your family are also discussed.  After the season ends each year, all League rules and regulations are evaluated by the CPYFL Board of Directors and changes are made accordingly.  The SC Lions program attempts to keep this website as current as possible, but in the event you have questions during the off-season about participant eligibility or the other important topics listed below, please contact one of the SC Lions Board members from the contact information provided in the "CONTACT US" tab above.

League Members:
*  Bald Eagle
*  Bellefonte
*  Huntingdon
*  Penns Valley

*  Philipsburg
*  State College

Each organizations boundaries are defined by school district.  Players are allowed to play outside their boundaries with league approval.  Players at Charter Schools are allowed to choose their organization.

League Age

The age of any Football Player within the CPYFL is determined by the age of that individual on August 1st of that League year.  Since each situation is different, if you have any questions about this topic, please go to the "CONTACT US" tab and send one of the SC Lions Board members an e-mail so they can call and discuss your individual situation with you so that the best choice can be made for everyone involved. 
*  Seniors - League Age 12 & 13 (with no weight limit on 13 year olds)  Ball carrier weight 140 pounds
*  Juniors - League Age 10 & 11   Ball carrier weight 115 pounds
*  Pee Wees - League Age 8 & 9 with 7 year olds being allowed by org. on a case by case basis.  Ball carrier weight 90 pounds.
*  Flag Football - League Age 5 - 7.  No weight limit
*  In House Flag - League Age 5-8.  No weight limit

Varsity & Junior Varsity Breakdown
Each level will have a Varsity and JV Team, numbers permitting.  JV games will be mostly during the week, but can be scheduled at the organizations convenience.  Regular season JV games will be unscored.  JV games will have a minimum of 2 refs / Varsity a minimum of 3 refs.  Initial rosters are due after the second week of practices.  Varsity and JV designations will be due the Thursday prior to each weeks Sunday games.  Players may move up or down between JV and Varsity, so long as they are designated by Thursday of that week.  A minimum of 25% of each team's roster must be "Varsity Only"

PLEASE NOTE:  Please contact an SC Lions board member under the "CONTACT US" tab above for clarification.

Flag Football
All flag programs will not be scored and will have 8 men teams.  There will be 4 - 10 minute running quarters with a 10 minute half.  Clock will be stopped after scoring play to reset ball.

Each organization will be responsible for its cheerleaders level of participation in competitions and at games.  Cheer coaches will conduct an annual meeting to create, adopt, and updates rules for game day and competitions. 

Post Season Play
Champions will be crowned in Pee Wee, Juniors and Seniors Divisions.  All teams will participate in Bowl Games at the end of the season.  Senior Bowls and All-Star Games will be implemented.

State College Lions Football & Cheerleading

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State College, Pennsylvania 16801
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