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Frequently Asked Football Questions (FAQ)

Who can play football for WAYFC?
Children who are residents of the West Allegheny School District may participate in our WAYFC programs.

What are the age requirements for football in WAYFC?
Football is for children ages 6 to 11 years old as of June 1st of the current season.

What are the weight requirements for football in WAYFC?
Each age group has a different maximum weight limit for the players. There are no minimum weight limits for any team. That is left to the better judgment of the child's parents.
6/7 age group - Maximum weight is 95 lbs
8/9 age group - Maximum weight is 120 lbs
10/11 age group - Maximum weight 150 lbs

What is the Junior Varsity (JV) Game Concept?
All teams within the 8 & 9 and 10 & 11 age groups play a Varsity Game and a Junior Varsity (JV) game throughout the regular season and the playoffs. The JV games are intended to provide maximum playing time for players that may have limited playing time during the Varsity game due to inexperience, athleticism or learning a new position. All players play on game day.

When do practices start?
Practices generally start the last Monday of July or the first Monday of August. Teams can practice a maximum of 8 hours per week until the season starts. After the 1st game of the season each team can practice a maximum of 6 hours per week including through the playoffs and Superbowl. Optional conditioning or camps may be held in July.

When does the season begin and end?
The season generally starts the third weekend of August with an exhibition game and the regular season games end generally the second weekend of October. Playoffs generally start the third weekend of October and end with the Super Bowl around the first weekend of November.

What equipment will I need to purchase?
The following equipment is mandatory and will need to be purchased for each player:
7 Pad Integrated Football Pants for practice
5 Pad Football Shirt
5 Pad Football Girdle (Optional)
Football Cleats (Molded)
Chin Strap (Schutt & Riddell helmets only)
Mouth Guard with tether
Knee High Socks (Color TBD by Coach)

The following equipment is provided by the WAYFC organization:
Shoulder Pads
Game Jersey
Game Pants
Practice Jersey

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