What is CTYFL | Bloomfield Raiders Youth Football and Cheer League

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What is the Connecticut Youth Football League (CTYFL) program?
CTYFL is a multi-town football/cheerleading league which play a normal 8 game schedule, 4 home   and 4 away games. Practice schedules begin the week of August 1, with the first official game to be played on or around the first weekend in September. The CTYFL along with Raiders promote an instructional yet competitive atmosphere where all of the children learn the values of good character and teamwork. The Raiders are NOT a town team; they are a serious competitive travel team that can be made up of children from Bloomfield Only. We compete against towns like New Hartford, Canton, Simsbury/Granby, Windsor and Glastonbury. Check out the league website at www.ctyfl.com

What are the age and weight limits? 
Division Age as of 12/31 Max Weight Dressed Weight No Helmet or Shoulder Pads Older/Lighter Rule
A-Squad 13-14 185 191 Not Available
B-Squad 11-12 155 161 Age 13/100 lbs.
C-Squad 9-10 130 135 Age 11/80 lbs.
Mighty Mite 7-8 110 115 Age 9/60 lbs.
                                                "NO UNLIMITED WEIGHT DIVISIONS"
What happens if my child does not meet the weight requirements?
Under Weight Players:
13 years old but under 100 lbs. may play on the 'B' squad,
106 lbs. dressed minus helmet & shoulder pads.
11 years old but under 80 lbs. may play on 'C' squad,
85 lbs. dressed minus helmet & shoulder pads.
9 years old but under 60 lbs. may play on 'D' squad,
65 lbs. dressed minus helmet & shoulder pads.
Over Weight Players:
8 years old but over 110 lbs. may play on 'C' squad.
10 years old but over 125 lbs. may play on 'B' squad.
12 years old but over 155 lbs. lbs. may play on 'A' squad.

How long are the games?
Games are generally 2 hours. Players should be present 1 hour prior to kickoff in order to weigh in (your coach may want them there even earlier). Kickoff times and length of quarters are as follows (Subject to Change based on Home Team Restrictions):
Division Kickoff Time Day of Game Length of Quarters
A Squad 11:00 AM Sunday 18 minutes
B Squad 9:00 AM Sunday 18 minutes
C Squad 1:00 PM Sunday 16 minutes
Mighty Mites 3:00 PM Sunday 16 minutes