Kentucky Cup Youth Football Tournament Rules & Regulations

The 9th Annual Kentucky Cup Youth Football Tournament November 19-20 2016 Rules and Regulations by Age Division

  • 8 Years Old and Under

    1. Players must be 8 years old & under by the date of Aug. 1st of this 2016. No player can turn 9 before Aug. 1st of 2016 for the 8U Tournament.
    2. Birth Certificate is required before any player can participate and all Birth Certificates must have a notary seal and signature if Certificate is a copy not an original. All Birth Certificates will be put in a team folder and turned in with roster before Official weigh in. Folder will be returned to team after their last game.
    *All players will be Officially weighed before their first game and the following restrictions apply:
    *no over-all weight limit.
    *90 pounds and under may play any position.
    *91 pounds and over offensive/defensive line tackle to tackle only.
    *Player of any weight may kick on extra points but not advance ball if play gets muffed.
    *Players may remove all equipment for weigh in.
    *If player removes/loses orange stripe on helmet player will have to weigh in again etc.
    3. Players of 91 pounds and over will have an orange sticker placed on their helmet. Any player with an orange sticker on helmet who receives possession of the football be it a fumble, interception etc. may not advance the ball. The ball will be whistled dead at the point of possession.
    *Offensive linemen (tackle to tackle) must be in 2, 3 or 4 point stance and Defensive linemen (tackle to tackle) must be 3 or 4 point stance.
    Def. Ends may stand up (must be on outside eye of tight end or tackle in a unbalance).
    4. Continuous clock if lead is 25 or more points. Forfeit is a 7-0 score.
    5. Playing rules: All games shall be played under National federation of State High School Athletic Association Rules with the following exceptions:
    *Extra Points worth 1 point if ran from the 3 yard line. Worth 2 points if ran from the ten yard line. If kicking extra point worth 2 points.
    *No special Teams. 30 yards given for punt. 10 Second run off time.
    *Game consist of four seven minute quarters and a ten minute half-time. 30 sec. play clock.
    *Ball furnished will be a K2 Ball. Team may use own ball of any size if they choose and ball passes referee inspection.
    *One coach can be on field be it offense or defense but may not interfere with the play. If coach interferes with play team may lose the right for team to have coach on the field.
    6. Trophies: Team/Individual trophy for top 2 finishers in each Division. Big Hit award and game MVP given for each game.
    7. Certified High School/College Referees will be used at all games.
    8. Admission $10.00 weekend pass (good for all games sat thru sun. If you lose pass u must buy another pass to re-enter. Children under 12 free. Free parking. Players/cheerleaders free. 4 coaches per team allowed free and on field if wearing coaches pass.
    *Players may only participate in one age division in State Tournament.

  • 9 Years Old and Under

    1. Players must be 9 years old & under by the date of Aug. 1st of 2016. No player can turn 10 before Aug. 1st of 2016 for the 9U State Tournament.
    2. Birth Certificate is required before any player can participate and all birth certificates must have a notary seal and signature on it if certificate is a copy not an original. All Birth Certificates will be put in a team folder and turned in with roster before Official weigh in. Folder will be returned to team after their last game.
    *All players will be Officially weighed before their first game and the following restrictions apply:
    *no over-all weight limit.
    *105 pounds and under may play any position.
    *106 pounds and over may only play offensive/defensive line tackle to tackle only.
    *Player of any weight may kick on extra points or field goals but not advance ball if play gets muffed.
    *Players may remove all equipment for weigh in.
    *If player removes/loses orange stripe on helmet player will have to weigh in again etc.
    3. Players of 106 pounds and over will have an orange sticker placed on their helmet. Any player with an orange sticker on helmet who receives possession of the football be it a fumble, interception etc. may not advance the ball. The ball will be whistled dead at the point of possession.
    *Offensive linemen (tackle to tackle) must be in 2, 3 or 4 point stance and Defensive linemen (tackle to tackle) must be 3 or 4 point stance.
    Def. Ends may stand up (must be on outside eye of tight end or tackle in a unbalance).
    4. Continuous clock if lead is 25 or more points. Forfeit is a 7-0 score.
    5. Playing rules: All games shall be played under National federation of State High School Athletic Association Rules with the following exceptions:
    *Extra Points worth 1 point if ran from the 3 yard line. Worth 2 points if kicked or passed.
    *No special teams. 30 yards given for punt. 10 second run off time.
    *Game consist of four seven minute quarters and a ten minute half-time. 30 Sec. play clock.
    *Ball furnished will be a K2 Ball. Team may use own ball of any size if they choose and ball passes referee inspection.
    6. Trophies: Team/Individual trophy for top 2 finishers in each Division. Big Hit award and game MVP given for each game.
    7. Certified High School/College Referees will be used at all games.
    8. Admission $10.00 weekend pass (good for all games sat thru sun. If you lose pass u must buy another pass to re-enter. Children under 12 free. Free parking. Players/cheerleaders free. 4 coaches per team allowed free and on field if wearing coaches pass..
    *Players may only participate in one age division in State Tournament.

  • 10 Years Old and Under

    1. Players must be 10 years old & under by the date of Aug. 1st of 2016. No player can turn 11 before Aug. 1st of 2016 for the 10U State Tournament.
    2. Birth Certificate is required before any player can participate and all birth certificates must have a notary seal and signature on it if certificate is a copy not an original. All Birth Certificates will be put in a team folder and turned in with roster before Official weigh in. Folder will be returned to team after their last game.
    *All players will be Officially weighed before their first game and the following restrictions apply:
    *no over-all weight limit.
    *120 pounds and under may play any position.
    *121 pounds and over may only play offensive/defensive line tackle to tackle only.
    *Player of any weight may kick on extra points or field goals but not advance ball if play gets muffed.
    *Players may remove all equipment for weigh in.
    *If player removes/loses orange stripe on helmet player will have to weigh in again etc.
    3. Players of 121 pounds and over will have an orange sticker placed on their helmet. Any player with an orange sticker on helmet who receives possession of the football be it a fumble, interception etc. may not advance the ball. The ball will be whistled dead at the point of possession.
    *Offensive linemen (tackle to tackle) must be in 2, 3 or 4 point stance and Defensive linemen (tackle to tackle) must be 3 or 4 point stance. Def. Ends may stand up (must be on outside eye of tight end or tackle in a unbalance).
    4. Continuous clock if lead is 25 or more points. Forfeit is a 7-0 score.
    5. Playing rules: All games shall be played under National federation of State High School Athletic Association Rules with the following exceptions:
    *Extra Points worth 1 point if ran from the 3 yard line. Worth 2 points if kicked.
    *No special teams. No punts. 30 yards given for punt. 10 second run off time.
    *Game consist of four eight minute quarters and a ten minute half-time. 30 sec. play clock.
    *Ball furnished will be a K2 Ball. Team may use own ball of any size if they choose and ball passes referee inspection.
    6. Trophies: Team/Individual trophy for top 2 finishers in each Division. Big Hit award and game MVP given for each game.
    7. Certified High School/College Referees will be used at all games.
    8. Admission $10.00 weekend pass (good for all games sat thru sun. If you lose pass u must buy another pass to re-enter. Children under 12 free. Free parking. Players/cheerleaders free. 4 coaches per team allowed free and on field if wearing coaches pass.
    *Players may only participate in one age division in State Tournament.

  • 11 Years Old and Under

    1. Players must be 11 years old & under by the date of Aug. 1st of 2015. No player can turn 12 before Aug. 1st of 2015 for the 11U State Tournament.
    2. Birth Certificate is required before any player can participate and all Birth Certificates must have a notary seal and signature if Certificate is a copy not an original. Birth Certificates will be put in a team folder and turned in with roster before Official weigh in. Folder will be returned to team after their last game.
    *All players will be Officially weighed before their first game and the following restrictions apply:
    *no over-all weight limit.
    *135 pounds and under may play any position.
    *136 pounds and over may only play offensive/defensive line end to end only (orange stripe on helmet). Tight end if orange striped is there for blocking purpose only and may not go down field for pass. tight end must be non-orange stripe to be eligiable for a pass.
    *Player of any weight may kick on extra points, field goals but not advance ball if play gets muffed (if player is orange/green stickered). Orange/green stickered players may be on front row of kickoff/kickoff returns only.
    *Players may remove all equipment for weigh in.
    *If player removes/loses orange stripe on helmet player will have to weigh in again etc.
    3. Players of 136 pounds and over will have an orange sticker placed on their helmet. Any player with an orange sticker on helmet who receives possession of the football be it a fumble, interception etc. may not advance the ball. The ball will be whistled dead at the point of possession.
    *Offensive linemen (tackle to tackle) must be in 2, 3 or 4 point stance and Defensive linemen (tackle to tackle) must be 3 or 4 point stance.
    Def. Ends may stand up (must be on outside eye of tight end or tackle in a unbalance).
    4. Continuous clock if lead is 25 or more points. Forfeit is a 7-0 score.
    5. Playing rules: All games shall be played under National federation of State High School Athletic Association Rules with the following exceptions:
    *Extra Points worth 1 point if ran from the 3 yard line. Worth 2 points if kicked or passed. Center can not be hit on punts or extra points.
    *Game consist of four eight minute quarters and a ten minute half-time. 30 sec. play clock.
    *Ball furnished will be a TDJ Ball. Team may use own ball of any size if they choose and ball passes referee inspection.
    6. Trophies: Team/Individual trophy for top 2 finishers in each Division. Big Hit award and game MVP given for each game.
    7. Certified High School Referees will be used at all games.
    8. $5.00 per day ticket Admission. Children under 12 free. Players/cheerleaders free.
    * Players may only participate in one age division in State Tournament.

  • 12 Years Old and Under

    1. Players must be 12 years old & under by the date of Aug. 1st of 2016. No player can turn 13 before Aug. 1st of 2016 for the 12U State Tournament.
    2. Birth Certificate is required before any player can participate and all Birth Certificates must have a notary seal and signature if Certificate is a copy not an original. Birth Certificates will be put in a team folder and turned in with roster before Official weigh in. Folder will be returned to team after their last game.
    *All players will be Officially weighed before their first game and the following restrictions apply:
    *no over-all weight limit.
    *150 pounds and under may play any position.
    *151 pounds and over may only play offensive/defensive line end to end only (orange stripe). Tight end if orange striped is there for blocking purpose only and may not go down field for pass. tight end must be non-orange stripe to be eligiable for a pass.
    *Player of any weight may kick on extra points, field goals but not advance ball if play gets muffed (if player is orange stickered). Orange stickered players may be on front row of kickoff/kickoff returns only.
    *Players may remove all equipment for weigh in.
    *If player removes/loses orange stripe on helmet player will have to weigh in again etc.
    3. Players of 151 pounds and over will have an orange sticker placed on their helmet. Any player with an orange sticker on helmet who receives possession of the football be it a fumble, interception etc. may not advance the ball. The ball will be whistled dead at the point of possession.
    *Offensive linemen (tackle to tackle) must be in 2, 3 or 4 point stance and Defensive linemen (tackle to tackle) must be 3 or 4 point stance.
    Def. Ends may stand up (must be on outside eye of tight end or tackle in a unbalance).
    4. Continuous clock if lead is 25 or more points. Forfeit is a 7-0 score.
    5. Playing rules: All games shall be played under National federation of State High School Athletic Association Rules with the following exceptions:
    *Extra Points worth 1 point if ran from the 3 yard line. Worth 2 points if kicked or passed. Center can not be hit on punts or extra points.
    *Game consist of four eight minute quarters and a ten minute half-time. 30 sec. play clock.
    *Ball furnished will be a TDJ Ball. Team may use own ball of any size if they choose and ball passes referee inspection.
    6. Trophies: Team/Individual trophy for top 2 finishers in each Division. Big Hit award and game MVP given for each game.
    7. Certified High School/College Referees will be used at all games.
    8. Admission $10.00 weekend pass (good for all games sat thru sun. If you lose pass u must buy another pass to re-enter. Children under 12 free. Free parking. Players/cheerleaders free. 4 coaches per team allowed free and on field if wearing coaches pass.
    *Players may only participate in one age division in State Tournament.

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