The Chapter Heads of the GCYFL have unanimously voted YES to the final level of the “X” Player Rule. After gradual roll out of the rule for the last 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 in2011 when the youngest players in all divisions were given the opportunity to participate in the “X” Player program.
With this final level of the “X” Player rule, every division will allow each of it’s age groups to participate with other players their own age, no matter how much they happen to weigh. The rule allows only three “X” players on the field at a time and they can ONLY play on the line of scrimmage, between the Offensive Tackles. 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 learn 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’ eighth 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.