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Apr, 2019

The Knights are now part of Shoreline Youth Football & Cheer!!

At the beginning of this year, there was a majority vote made by the board to move to the Shoreline Youth Football and Cheer national league. This move was made after a lot of deliberation and we believe that it will have a positive impact on our childrens' experiences and the program's success. 

Information about the SYFC Conference can be gathered at their website but here are some highlights - 

1. Participating towns include: Branford, Bristol, Cheshire, Clinton, East Haven, Glastonbury, Guilford, Madison, Manchester, Monroe, Newtown, North Haven, Portland, Shelton, Southington, Torrington and Wallingford. 

It is unlikely we will be playing all participating towns in the same season

2. Football teams will continue to not have a weight restriction, however teams will be based off of the following grade based matrix. 

Grade Max Age Range   Protected Age Protected Age Explanation
 3rd  7/8/9  9   9 in 3rd grade cannot turn 10 on or before 12/31 
 4th  8/9/10  10  10 in 4th grade cannot turn 11 on or before 12/31
 5th  9/10/11  11  11 in 5th grade cannot turn 12 on or before 12/31
 6th  10/11/12  12  12 in 6th grade cannot turn 13 on or before 12/31
 7th  11/12/13  13  13 in 7th grade cannot turn 14 on or before 12/31
 8th  12/13/14  14  14 in 8th grade cannot turn 15 on or before 12/31

3. CHEER Divisions will be formed as follows - 

Divisions  Ages  Skill Levels
 Division 8  5/6/7/8  White & Red
 Division 10  7/8/9/10  White, Red, Blue
 Division 12  9/10/11/12  White, Red, Blue
 Division 14  11/12/13/14  White, Red, Blue
Final placement decisions will be made by the VP of Cheer and are final

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