Player Eligibility – Eligible players are children ages 5 – 12, through the end of their 6th grade year. There are age, grade and weight restrictions for all levels.

The Knights Franchise does not bend the rules for anyone. Your child will play for their appropriate age and grade. In general, 5 and 6 year olds play Flag Football. Full Contact begins with the 7 and 8 year old division (Freshmen). 9 year old division (Sophomore), 10 year old division (Junior) and 11 and 12 year old division (Senior). Below are the restrictions for each level:

Flag (Ages 5 & 6)

  • Maximum weight is 100 lbs
  • 2 year age bracket
  • No grade restrictions

Sophomore (Ages 8, 9 & 10)

  • Maximum weight is 140 lbs
  • Must play junior if over 140 lbs
  • 4th graders
  • 5th grade students must be 10 after September 1st
Freshmen (Ages 7 & 8)

  • Maximum weight is 120 lbs
  • Must play sophomore if over 120 lbs
  • No grade restrictions

Junior (Ages 9, 10 & 11)

  • Maximum weight is 160 lbs
  • Must play senior if over 160 lbs
  • 5th graders
  • 6th grade students must be 11 after September 1st
Senior (Ages 10, 11 & 12)

  • Maximum weight is 180 lbs
  • Ineligible to play if over 180 lbs
  • No more than 2 years of play at this level
  • Cannot play 2 years as a 6th grader

Any child that does not get promoted to the next grade level (3rd grade and above) is ineligible to play the next season.

Returning Players will always have the first opportunity to register. We will host an annual returning player registration each spring. If a player has not registered and paid a deposit, the spot will be opened to any new player on a first come first serve basis. A waiting list cannot be created, until the roster is at a minimum of 17 players. Waiting List Players list will be released to FBYFL no later than June 1st.