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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the cutoff date for ages in each age group?

A: The Cutoff date for our "as of" age is November 1st. The age of the players as of November 1st decides on the age group that they will play in for that season.

Q: What is the oldest a player can be in TJFL?

A: TJFL services ages 4-14. If a player is 15 as of November 1st of the current year, they are not eligable to play in TJFL.

Q: Why does TJFL not allow teams to stay together from year to year?
A: TJFL allows players to return to their team the following season as long as it is in the same age group. We believe that players get a well-rounded football experience when they can move up and experience different coaching styles and approaches.
Q: What equipment does TJFL provide to the players?
A: TJFL provides helmet, shoulder pads, 7 piece pad set (for the pants) and Game pants which all return to the league after the season is over. Each player keeps the league provided jersey as a memento for finishing the season.
Q: How are players placed on teams?
A: Players are placed in a common draft. Players are randomly placed on teams according to weight. Players that are signed up as returners and register prior to the returners deadline (Some time in July for Fall) are not placed into a draft. Any returning players that register after the deadline will be placed in the draft.
Q: Is there a weight limit for players who carry the ball?
A: There are weight limits for ball carriers and the weights vary depending on the age group. TJFL continues to monitor the growth of youth in the area. Please contact info@tjfl.org for weight restrictions in your age group.
Q: How does TJFL handle playing time?
A: TJFL has very strict policies in place to ensure that every player has a Starting Position on his/her team in each game. We are very passionate about players getting every chance to succeed.
Q: Are girls allowed to play football in TJFL?
A: Girls are welcome to play football. We have had several female players in our league and they have seen a lot of success.
Q: Is TJFL’s spring program the same as its fall program?
A: Although both spring and fall football and cheerleading operate within TJFL and use the same game rules, team names and rosters are unique to each other. There is no carry over from the two seasons.
Q: Does TJFL offer financial assistance for families to pay registration costs?
A: TJFL handles financial issues on a case by case basis and has several options. Please email info@tjfl.org to request financial assistance information.
If there is a question that does not appear here and you would like to see added, please email info@tjfl.org with your question.

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