Mid Maryland Youth Football and Cheer League (MMYFCL) has designated divisions of play based on age and weight for football. The age determination date for the season is August 1 of each year. In football, a maximum of six (6) Older-But-Lighter (OBL) players per team is permissible as shown below.  The Red Stripe concept allows heavier players to play football with the children their own age, but in a restricted role. These players may weigh over the maximum weight for an unrestricted player as specified in the chart below. 

 The below weight chart is without equipment.

 

Division / Age Max Weight

OBL Age/Weight

Red Stripe
Pit Bull (5-6) N/A N/A > 75 lbs cannot advance ball
6-8 85 lbs N/A N/A
7-9 100 lbs 10 yrs / max 75 lbs 7 yrs / max 110 lbs
8-10 110 lbs 11 yrs / max 85 lbs 8 yrs / max122 lbs
9-11 125 lbs 12 yrs / max 100 lbs 9 yrs / max 140 lbs
10-12 140 lbs 13 yrs / max 115 lbs 10 yrs / max 155 lbs
11-13 160 lbs 14 yrs / max 135 lbs 13 yrs / max 200 lbs

 

Equipment Allowances (added to the above weights):

 

Division / Age Weight Allowance
Pit Bull (5-6) N/A
6-8 8 lbs
7-9 8 lbs
8-10 8 lbs
9-11 8 lbs
10-12 10 lbs
11-13 10 lbs

 

Example: A 10 year old player (8-10 level) may weigh up to 118 lbs.  110 lbs for actual weight plus 8 lbs for cleats, game pants, shoulder pads, jersey, and girdle/pads.  Also note MMYFCL will allow decimal places for the weights.  In this example, the player can actually be 118.9 lbs.  Once the player reaches 119 lbs or above, the player would not be allowed to participate in that game.