Q: Is there a fee for registering?
Yes, there is a $50 non-refundable processing fee associated with registration.
Q: Do I need to be a resident of Greenwich?
Yes, all players must be residents of Greenwich, Connecticut and have their primary residence in Greenwich. An exception is made for non-resident Greenwich teachers who may register their children. Also, any player that goes to school in Greenwich.
Q: How do I know what division I am signing up for?
Bantam - At least 8 years old and not older than 9 on September 1
OR 3rd Grade and 8 years old by December 31.
Junior - At least 10 years old and not older than 11 on September 1.
Senior - At least 12 years old and not older than 13 on September 1.
Maximum of 2 years at Bantam and Junior levels.
Q: How will I be placed on to a team?
Players are assigned to individual organizations based on league need. The player’s school and geography will be taken into consideration.
You cannot pick or plan to join a particular organization.
Exceptions:You are grandfathered into the organization you played with last year. If you are new to the league and have a sibling who is currently playing, you will be assigned to the same organization.
Q: Does everyone that registers get placed on a team?
All players will be selected by a "lottery" and will be placed until the league reaches its capacity. Once the league is full, players are placed on a waitlist.
Q: How will I know what team I’m placed on?
You will be contacted directly by that organization by May 15th, 2017.
If you do not hear anything you have been placed on a waitlist.
Q: When does practice begin?
All teams will have a different practice schedule (days & times). All teams can start their practices on August 21st or shortly thereafter. Teams practice 10 hours a week until Labor Day. After Labor Day the practice hours are 6 hours a week.
Q: Where do the teams practice?
GYFL teams and their practice fields:
Banc Raiders - Glenville School
Glenville Mavericks – Eastern Civic Center
Cos Cob Crushers – Bible Street (Moretti Field)
North Mianus Bulldogs – North Mianus Elementary School
Riverside Gators – Cos Cob Park
Putnam Generals – Old Greenwich Elementary School
Q: When do the games begin?
There is a pre-season Round Robin Tournament (league-wide scrimmage) held on the GHS Lower Turf Fields on September 10th 2017. Regular season games start on September 17th, 2017.
Q: When does the regular season begin?
The regular season begins on Sunday, September 17th and runs every Sunday until mid-November. The regular season is followed by a playoff game and a Championship Game for teams that qualify. The season ends the Sunday November 19th, 2017.
Q: Where are the games played?
All games are played at Greenwich High School (Stadium and Lower Fields).
Q: What time do the games start?
Games are played subsequent to each other but will start no earlier than:
If your team is playing on the GHS Lower Fields:
Bantam Games begin at 10:30am
Junior Games begin at 12:00pm
Senior Games begin at 1:30pm
If your team is playing at GHS Stadium:
Bantam Games begin at 10:30 am
Junior Games begin at 12:00 pm
Senior Games begin at 1:30pm
Q: How much playing time will my player get?
Game play time is under the jurisdiction of the team’s head coach. However, all players suited up to play must get a minimum of 10 plays per game.
Q: Are there weight limits?
Yes. Although there are no minimum weight limits for any division, there are limits for positions within the division.
Players are "weighed in" prior to the start of each game.
Wearing his complete game day uniform and equipment (less helmet & shoulder pads), a player must be under the following weight.
Bantam Division: 95lbs. MAX. to play unlimited position**
Junior Division: 115lbs. MAX. to play unlimited position**
Senior Division: 145lbs. MAX. to play unlimited position**
** Unlimited denotes: QB, RB, TE, Wide Rec., LB, DB & DE
** Limited denotes: Center, OG, OT, DG & DT