PLAYER REQUIREMENTS - IN-HOUSE FOOTBALL GUIDELINES

Updated Wednesday May 16, 2018 by Plainfield Junior Cats.

Grade - All division assingments will be determined based on the grade for the upcoming season.  No exceptions. 

  • Mighty-Mite:  Grades Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd
  • Junior Peewee:  Grades 3rd and 4th
  • Junior Midget:  Grades 5th and 6th

Ball Carrier Weight Restrictions

  • Mighty-Mite:  No Max Weight
  • Junior Peewee:  100lbs max weight single striper, 125lbs max weight double striper
  • Junior Midget:  115lbs max weight single striper, 140lbs max weight double striper

Single Striper Rule  For the Junior Peewee and Junior Midget levels, any player above the designated single striper weight limit for his division at the time of equipment pick up will be designated a “Single Striper”. Players weighing exactly the limit amount, or less, shall not be deemed Single Stripers. Single Stripers may not carry the ball at any time during a game. Stripers may play on special teams. In the event that a Single Striper gains control of the ball in a fumble or punt situation, the Single Striper may not advance the ball (but may lateral the ball to a teammate). On offense, a Single Striper may play only tackle, guard or center. On defense, Single Stripers may play any position on the defensive line, but must be in a set position, until the ball is snapped.

Double Striper Rule  For the Junior Peewee and Junior Midget levels, any player above the designated double striper weight limit for his division at the time of registration will be designated a “Double Striper”. Players weighing exactly the double striper limit amount, or less, shall not be deemed Double Stripers. In addition to the restrictions on Single Stripers, Double Stripers may play only the offensive line (center, offensive guard or offensive tackle).

Administration of Striped Players  At the beginning of the season, each player will be weighed by the league at player registration. This weight will be his official weight for the entire season. At the weigh-in, the League will subtract exactly four (4) pounds from the scale reading to account for a player’s clothing. Scales with decimals are used so any player as little as .001 pounds over a weight limit, will be classified as a striper or double striper, as appropriate. Any player dropping below a certain weight class during the season is not allowed to change his stripe status. All striped players will have their helmets marked prior to the first game with one or two, as applicable, stripes on the front and back of the players’ helmets. The stripes shall be maintained by the coaching staff throughout the season and no Single Striper or Double Striper shall be allowed on the field during a game without the appropriate stripes on his helmet.