Splitting of teams, as far as minimum and maximum number of players per team, is governed by GEJFA rules. The Board will decide when it is necessary to split a team into two (or more) teams. A Board approved team split will be done according to the format approved by the Board. Until amended by the board, the following team split policy will be implemented.
1. All players will participate in a “Skills Evaluation” process.
2. When the Board decides to allow two or more teams at the same level - teams will be formed by way of a “Player Selection Process”, with the respective coaches taking turns selecting the players from that level’s master roster – until ALL players are selected.
3. Master rosters created after the Player Selection Process are “locked” until the first official weigh-in. All other interested and registered players will be wait-listed pending movement due to “bubble” players moving up or down a level due to age/weight issues.
4. Rosters can be expanded after the first official weigh-in at the sole discretion of the Board. Please note a “locked” position does not necessarily assure a roster spot due to the possibility of players moving up or down levels due to age/weight issues. Only after the official weigh-in are roster spots assured. In other words, registration priority always takes precedent.
A level is considered full once 26 eligible players are registered. Players registering for a level after 26 players have been accepted will be placed on a wait list. The Board may increase the number of the teams per level and adjust the team sizes when multiple teams per level are created at their discretion. Rosters may not exceed 33 players under any circumstances.
Eligibility is governed by GEJFA rules. All players within the Skyline High School boundaries are eligible to participate in the SYFA program provided they meet GEJFA regulations and SYFA registration requirements. Players from outside the Skyline High School boundaries are considered Transfer Players and must be granted permission from their System and the SYFA System Director to participate. Eligibility is determined in the following priority provided registration requirements are completed by the established deadline;
Players must attend 14 practices to be eligible for game competition. One jamboree may count as a practice. After the season begins, the SYFA Player Discipline Policy takes effect.
Football Season At-a-Glance