Team and Districting Policy

Updated Friday September 25, 2015 by Amelia Carruth.

TEAMS & DISTRICTS/SCHOOLS

LACEY

Rams South Bay, Pleasant Glade, Mountain View (North of 27th and East of Judd), Lacey, Olympic View (North of I5), Chinook

Blazers Mountian View(North of 27th and East of Judd are Rams all other are Blazers), Chambers Praire, Horizons, Komachin, Lakes, Woodland

Hawks Meadows, Seven Oakes, Lydia Hawks, Nisqually, Olympic View (South of I5), Evergreen Forest

OLYMPIA

Bears Lincoln, Centennial, Madison, McKenney, Pioneer, Roosevelt, Boston Harbor, Washington, Reeves

Cougars Garfield, Jefferson, LP Brown, Hansen, Mclane, Griffin, Marshall

TUMWATER

T-Birds East Olympia, Littlerock, Peter G. Schmidt, Bush

Wolves Black Lake, Tumwater Hill, Michael T. Simmons, Tumwater Middle

YELM

Tornadoes Prairie, Mckenna, Mill Pond, Lacamas, Southworth, Ft. Stevens, Ridgeline, Yelm Middle

RAINIER

Mountaineers Rainier Schools

ROCHESTER

Rochester Schools

TENINO

Beavers Tenino Schools

STEILACOOM

Sentinels Cheerydale Primary, Harriet Taylor, Anderson Island, Chloe Clark, Saltar's Point, Beachwood, Carter Lake, Clarkmoor, Greenwood, Hillside, Evergreen

SHELTON

Serving both Shelton School District and Mason County School District.

TEAM COMPOSITION

1. Individual team sizes shall be limited to a maximum of 33 players. If registration numbers for a team exceed 33 players, that team must divide into at least 2 teams of at least 17 players each. A franchise may choose, at their own discretion, to split teams with less than 34 players.

TEAM DIVISION FOR EACH AGE GROUP:

League age for team composition is determined by the age of the player on July 31st of the current year. It is encouraged and expected that teams are split with as equal talent as possible.

1. Minors (Age qualified 2nd and 3rd Grade) - An equal number, (+/- 1), of 7 year-olds shall be placed on each resulting Minors team following a split. An equal number, (+/- 1), of 8 year-olds shall be placed on each resulting Minors team following a split. An equal number, (+/- 1), of 9 year-olds shall be placed on each resulting Minors team following a split.

2. Major J.V. (Age qualified 4th and 5th Grade) - An equal number, (+/- 1), of 9 year-olds shall be placed on each resulting Major J.V. team following a split. An equal number, (+/- 1), of 10 year-olds shall be placed on each resulting Major J.V. team following a split. An equal number, (+/- 1), of 11 year-olds shall be placed on each resulting Major J.V. team following a split.

3. Major Varsity (Age qualified 6th Grade) - An equal number, (+/- 1), of 11 year-olds shall be placed on each resulting Major Varsity team following a split. An equal number, (+/- 1), of 12 year-olds shall be placed on each resulting Major Varsity team following a split.

4. Senior J.V. (Age qualified 7th Grade) - An equal number, (+/- 1), of 12 year-olds shall be placed on each resulting Senior J.V. team following a split. An equal number, (+/- 1), of 13 year-olds shall be placed on each resulting Senior J.V. team following a split.

5. Senior Varsity (Age qualified 8th Grade) - An equal number, (+/- 1), of 13 year-olds shall be placed on each resulting Senior Varsity team following a split. An equal number, (+/- 1), of 14 year olds shall be placed on each resulting Senior Varsity Team following a split.

RETURNING FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND CHEERLEADERS:

1. Both players and cheerleaders are assigned to the same franchise from the previous year, unless released by the previous Franchise Head Coach and approved by the Franchise Head Coach receiving the out of district player or by a participant's own request and such request is approved by the Board.

2a. This is a "grandfathered" rule that only applies to participants in the TCYFL 2005 season that participated as an out of district participant. No team shall consist of more than three players on each team from out of district and those players must be children of a certified coach or certified team coordinator. If not the player will return to his or her district team.

2b. There will be no out of district participants allowed in the TCYFL with the exception of the participants that were released under rule #1 or meet the "grandfathered" rule requirements in rule #2a.

3. A coach is defined as a person who has completed the coaches certification and attends a minimum of 2 full practices per week.

4. Any player/cheerleader attending private school or being home schooled shall play for their local public school district based on physical address.

5. You may not bring a player up or move one down after the start of the first game.

6. Players may play up in the next age group with Franchise Head Coach, Team Coach, and parents/guardian's permission. No player may play down an age level.

7. The Board of Directors shall decide annually the times and places for sign-up and make public announcements.

8. Player/cheerleader candidates shall sign up on the form, electronic or paper, provided by the TCYFL.

9. Each Franchise Head Coach will supply a list of out of district players and their out of district coaches to the TCYFL Director of Rules and Over Sight one week prior to the Jamboree.