2019 CONFERENCE UPDATES

Updated: Feb 21, 2019


A Few Changes to the Conference for the 2019 Season.

2019 is off to a fast start for the Wyoming Valley Junior Football Conference. The new year always brings new change and we are here to keep you informed along the way.


Here is a short list of changes so far in 2019:

Number of teams competing has increased from 11 to 14

- 3 new teams have been added to the WVJFC this past week

- Monroe Saints

- Lackawanna Trail Junior Lions

- Carbondale Junior Chargers

- All 3 teams are expecting to field teams at all age divisions (13U - 7U)

 

FOOTBALL

Weight classification for each age group has increased for the 2019 season

7U DIVISON:

- 5 and 6 year old's MAX WEIGHT 110 lbs

- 7 year old & ball carrier MAX WEIGHT 70 lbs

9U DIVISION:

- 7 and 8 year old's MAX WEIGHT 155 lbs

- 9 year old & ball carrier MAX WEIGHT 110 lbs

11U DIVISION:

- 9 and 10 year old's MAX WEIGHT 175 lbs

- 11 year old & ball carrier MAX WEIGHT 130 lbs

13U DIVISION:

- 11 and 12 year old's MAX WEIGHT 190 lbs

- 13 year old MAX WEIGHT 165 lbs

- Ball carrier MAX WEIGHT 135 lbs

 

CHEERLEADING

Changes for the 2019 cheerleading season are as follows:

14U DIVISION:

- 14 year old's must be 14 during the entire course of the season; Child cannot turn 15 prior to last competition.

- For example - If child turns 15 even the day before Misericordia, they cannot participate in that competition.

 

CASTS:

- Any participants wearing a cast, cam boot, or any type of medical apparatus (except sleeve support) shall not be involved in stunts, pyramids, tosses, jumps and tumbling. They may still cheer.

- EXCEPTIONS: Items of everyday medical necessity will be permitted as exceptions to this rule (i.e. insulin pumps, etc.)

 

COACHES & COMPETITION JUDGING:

- Any conference coach (including head coaches and assistant coaches - ALL AGE DIVISIONS) cannot be a judge for any non-conference competition where participating conference teams will be performing. THIS IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

- Consequences will be decided by the Conference President and a Conference Co-chair Director.

 

ATTENDANCE AT NON-CONFERENCE COMPETITIONS:

- Any WVJFC organization that attends cheer competitions outside the conference must abide by the following rules:

- Squads must adhere to the WVJFC rules and safety regulation guidelines - REGARDLESS OF COMPETITION RULES.

- Teams may always perform for skill, but are prohibited from performing skills that are not allowed within this conference.

- When attending competitions outside of the WVJFC, the Cheer Director is to be notified in writing or email as to where and when the competition is being held. If the attending organization has failed to comply with WVJFC guidelines, or any violation of, while in attendance of a non-conference competition, those organizations will be fined $200 and be suspended for the next conference competition.

- FOLLOWING SEASON VIOLATION: Violations will be implemented the following season if the infraction occurred at the last conference competition of the year. Violators will still be required to pay the conference performance fee for the competition.

 

DOUBLE (DUAL) ROSTERING:

- Teams are no longer allowed to double (dual) roster at all age groups 7U-14U. Child must stay on the roster for the team they are rostered to at the beginning of the year.

- For example - An 11 year old child is rostered to the 11U Cheer Squad. Your organizations 14U Squad had a few girls quit during the course of the season and numbers for that squad are light for the last competition. You cannot roster up the 11 year old to the 14U Squad for this competition.

 

2019 WVJFC COMPETITIONS:

- 9/7/2019: Hosted by the Valley Chiefs (no location determined yet)

- 9/21/2019: Hosted by the Plains Yankees (no location determined yet)


FUTURE WVJFC COMPETITIONS:

2020

- Hosted by the MountainTop Junior Comets

- Hosted by the Lake Lehman Junior Knights


2021

- Hosted by the South Wilkes Barre Mini Mohawks

- Hosted by the Pittston Junior Patriots


2022

- Hosted by the Berwick Youth Football Bulldogs

- Hosted by the Dallas Junior Mounts

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