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HVYF&CA Fall Football Program

HVYF&CA is open to residents of Hopewell, Titusville, Pennington, Ewing, Montgomery, Flemington, Princeton, and more.  We encourage participants of all ages and skill levels to come out and join us! 

Equipment (helmet, shoulder pads, practice jersey, practice pants, game jersey, game pants, belt, and necessary pads) is handed out during the first day of practice.  Participants will need their own cleats, athletic supporter, and mouth guard.  

Practice will be held from 6pm to 8pm at the HVYF&CA Field as follows:

 08/24 - 09/03 Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs (4 nights a week for the first two weeks). Partial Pads
 09/08 to 09/25 Tues/Thurs (2 nights a week) Full Pads
 09/26 to end of regular seasonGames on Saturday or Sunday each weekend
Practice on Tuesday & Thursday until the end of the season.

Weight Certification will likely be held September 19th in Florence, NJ.  All football players must be certified in order to participate in games.  Once players have been certified, they will be issued an identification card with their information.  Cards are kept with the head coach and are checked by the opposing team at the beginning of each game.  Players are not required to weigh in prior to every game.  

West Jersey Youth Football follows NJ high school rules, as dictated by NJSIAA, with several minor modifications. The season schedule is determined by West Jersey Youth Football and is subject to change. Once the schedule is established, it will be publicized on the website.  Championship games are typically played the weekend before Thanksgiving.

HVYF&CA issued equipment is to be returned at the end of the season.  Head coaches will communicate with their team via email detailing the date and time for equipment return.

Age/Weight Matrix

Age Weight (lbs)
4U-6U No weight limits
7U/8U 85 (No limit for GS)
9U/10U 100 (No limit for GS)
11U/12U 115 (No limit for GS)
13U/14U 140 (No limit for GS)

* GS - Green Stripe, a player who weighs more than the standard weight but less than the asterisked weight must play offensive/defensive line for that level (Tackle, Guard, Center, Defensive Lineman, Defensive End)

* Age for division placement is determined by the player age as of September 1st of the current season.  

* If your child is heavier than his/her age group, he/she can still play tackle to tackle on offense and defense as a Green Stripe.  While we encourage all players to stay in their age division, requests to bump up to the next division are possible in certain circumstances but require board and coach approval.  Register your child as normal and reach out to us via email at [email protected] if you would like consideration for your child to play up one division.  

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