2019 Season Announcements

The GCYFL

Is expanding Again

We are Proud to Announce the addition of the

101 Rams

The 101 Rams are joining the GCYFL from Pop Warner were they have competed for the past 5 years. The Rams are based in the Westlake region of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties and we are excited to have a chapter back in this territory.

The GCYFL

Is Proud to Announce the Addition of the

CROSSROADS TIGERS

The Tigers are a Youth Sports Organization from the Eastern San Fernando Valley

The Crossroads Football Program grew out of their Wrestling Program and a merger with the Mid-Valley Titans. The Program looks to expand into Track and Field next season.

 
"X" Players - A CONTINUED SUCCESS

Update for our 2019 season - The GCYFL, after 7 years of having X-players in all divisons, continues to offer all players the opportunity to play with players in their age group.  We offer a safe place to play no matter how much or little your child weighs.  Our lighter players can play in a division with younger players. Our average weight players play against similar weights & ages, and our heaviest player are not forced to play up mulitple divisions as is found in other Football Leagues. We want enveryone to have a place to play without compromising safety and age appropriate competition.

The X-Player continues to catch on in Southern California as more organizations follow the lead of the GCYFL and add X-Players to their Age and Weight requirements across all their divisions.

In 2012 the Chapter Heads of the GCYFL unanimously voted YES to the final level of  the “X” Player Rule. After a gradual roll out of the rule for the previous 4 seasons, we now provide the opportunity for all players to participate in youth tackle football in their own age group. The first level of the “X” Player Rule was utilized at the Senior (12-14) division in the 2008 and 2009 seasons. The next level was rolled out in 2010 and again in 2011 when the youngest players in all divisions were given the opportunity to participate in the "X" Player program. In 2015 the X-Player rule was modified again when the NEW Age and Weight Matrix was introduced. The new Rules allow the middle age player in each division to have a Max weight as a skill player and a Max Weight as an X-Player, while eliminating the X-Player option from the oldest player in every Division other than Mighty Mites and Seniors. 

The rule allows a maximum of 3 "X" players on the field at any time per team, and they can ONLY play on the line of scrimmage, between the tackles. On Offense the player must be in an ineliglbe (covered) position. On defemse the player must be in a 3pt or 4pt stance.  To see the actual rule, please take a look at the rules document to the left. 

The GCYFL hopes to attract the many disenfranchised players who were previously unable to participate in youth football and help them to start learning this great game at a young age..

Overall, the GCYFL remains committed to maximizing safety for its participants as well as providing an opportunity for more children to enjoy the game of football. As it enters its’ fifteenth season, the GCYFL continues to grow in number of players and teams which is a direct reflection of the open mindedness and forward thinking of its’ member Chapters and Board of Directors.


 
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