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Football Divisions, Weights and Ages:

C Division:

  • Players must be registered in grade 4 and under and cannot turn 11 years old before 12/1 of the present season with the exception of “older/lighters”.
  • Players over 125lbs during the pre-season weigh-in must play as interior lineman on offense (Center, Guard or Tackle) in a three-point stance and have a defining mark on the front and back of their helmet.
  • Players between 116-125lbs during pre-season weigh-in may play as interior lineman as well as TE on the line of scrimmage on offense and have a defining mark on the front and back of their helmet. They may receive a forward pass over the line of scrimmage but cannot receive a handoff.
  • Players weighing under 116lbs during pre-season weigh-in are not position limited and may run the ball after receiving a handoff or snap.
  • “Older/Lighters” must first be approved by the Member Town Board and will then be approved by for Position Eligibility by the Nutmeg League Town Representative Board. Older/Lighter players need to be approved to play skill positions (QB, RB, WR, TE) and are able to take a direct snap or handoff if approved by the Nutmeg League Eligibility Board, by a majority vote. Position eligibility and Older/Lighter status may be revisited by the Nutmeg League Town Board at a future date at any time during the season if an unfair competitive advantage is in question, and final decision will be determined by the Nutmeg League Board by majority vote.
  • The Nutmeg League Eligibility Board shall be comprised of one representative from each town, who shall meet before the first game of the season, for the purpose of determining eligibility of Older/Lighter players. Each town will have a single vote. Attendance at the Nutmeg League Eligibility Board meeting is mandatory; a Town’s vote must be taken in person and votes cannot be made by proxy.

B Division:

  • Players must be registered in grade 5-6 and cannot turn 13 years old before 12/1 of the present season with the exception of “older/lighters”.
  • Players over 155lbs during the pre-season weigh-in must play as interior lineman on offense (Center, Guard or Tackle) in a three-point stance.
  • Players between 126-155lbs during pre-season weigh-in may play as interior lineman as well as TE on offense. They may receive a forward pass but cannot receive a handoff.
  • Players weighing under 126 during pre-season weigh-in are not position limited and may run the ball after receiving a handoff or snap.
  • “Older/Lighters” must first be approved by the Member Town Board and will then be approved by for Position Eligibility by the Nutmeg League Town Representative Board. Older/Lighter players need to be approved to play skill positions (QB, RB, WR, TE) and are able to take a direct snap or handoff if approved by the Nutmeg League Eligibility Board, by a majority vote. Position eligibility and Older/Lighter status may be revisited by the Nutmeg League Town Board at a future date at any time during the season if an unfair competitive advantage is in question, and final decision will be determined by the Nutmeg League Board by majority vote.
  • The Nutmeg League Eligibility Board shall be comprised of one representative from each town, who shall meet before the first game of the season, for the purpose of determining eligibility of Older/Lighter players. Each town will have a single vote. Attendance at the Nutmeg League Eligibility Board meeting is mandatory; a Town’s vote must be taken in person and votes cannot be made by proxy.

 

A Division:

  • Players must be registered in grade 7-8 and cannot turn 15 years old before 12/1 of the present season. No 9th graders will be allowed regardless of weight.
  • There are no position restrictions based on weight.