The Chili Lions Football and Cheerleading Association is a member of the Upstate New York American Youth Football and Cheerleading League. The league is made up of teams from the Rochester and Buffalo area and some travel for games is required.
The Upstate New York Cheerleading League is part of the American Youth Football and Cheerleading Big East Region which is made up of teams from NY, Pennsylvania, NJ, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. The Big East Region of American Youth Football is part of the National American Youth Football and Cheerleading League which is made up of 8 regions. The following 8 regions make up the National Pop Warner League.
1. Atlantic Region
2. Big East Region
3. Desert Pacific Region
4. New England Region
5. Midwest Region
6. Mountain Northwest
7. Southeast Region
8. Southwest Region
The Chili Lions start practice the last full week of July for both Football and Cheerleading. For the month of July/August all practices are held at Davis Park on Monday through Thursday of each week from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM.
After Labor Day football practices move to Memorial Park and will held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday mornings from 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM. After Labor Day cheerleading practices will be held at the same times except their practices will be indoors at the Total Sports Experience (TSE) in Gates on 880 Elmgrove Rd.
All Chili Lions home regular season football games are played at Memorial Park on Sundays. All Chili Lions away football games are at the discretion of the home team and possibly could be played on Saturday. A game schedule will be distributed in August upon approval from the Upstate New York Pop Warner Little Scholars League.
All Chili Lions Football and Cheerleading teams are at a competitive level which requires post season play except the Tiny Mite division which is an instructional level only and does not have post season play. Post season play may include travel outside of the Rochester area and may include travel outside the state of NY, possibly including overnight trips. Regional post season play runs all the way through the weekend after Thanksgiving for Regional Championships and the National Championships are held the first week of December in Orlando, FL.
Football General Information
|AYF FOOTBALL DIVISIONS OF PLAY|
|TINY MITE||7 YEARS OLD AND UNDER||85 lbs + 5 lbs (Equipment) = 90 Lbs|
|9U||CANNOT TURN 10 BEFORE 8/1||Unlimited Weight|
|11U||CANNOT TURN 12 BEFORE 8/1||Unlimited Weight|
|13U||CANNOT TURN 14 BEFORE 8/1||Unlimited Weight|
The following equipment will be issued by the Chili Lions and does not need to be turned back in at the completion of the season.
(Rubber cleats only, no metal spikes allowed)
Cheerleading General Information
The following is the age schematic for American Youth Football and Cheerleading and the cheerleading divisions offered by the Chili Lions.
|AYFC CHEER DIVISIONS|
|DIVISIONS 2018||AGES||SKILL LEVELS|
|Division 8||5,6,7,8||White & Red Levels ONLY|
|Division 10||7,8,9,10||White, Red & Blue|
|Division 12||9,10,11,12||White, Red & Blue|
|Division 14||11,12,13,14||White, Red & Blue|
The following equipment will be issued to each participant and is the property of the Chili Lions and will be returned to the organization at the conclusion of the season.
The following equipment will be the responsibility of the participant and will not be supplied by the Chili Lions.
(Brand to be determined by the Chili Lions)