Varsity

Varsity squads will consist of players 11-14 years of age. Players may not be older than 14 years old by
August 1st. All players in the 8th grade must play Varsity regardless of age and weight. No repeat 8th Graders or
High school players are allowed. INTERIM CHANGE- Varsity players must not weigh more than 240.9
lbs playing weight. Players weighting 201-240.9 will be designated X-Man based upon weigh-ins at the
annual Round Robin. Once designated an X-Man player, the player will remain an X-Man until completion of
the entire season. If during the course of the season a player exceeds 200.9 regular player limit, he/she will be
designated an X-man for the remainder of the season including post season play. INTERIM CHANGE – 12
year old 7th graders weighing 105.9 pounds or below, may opt to play down at JV as an “older lighter”.
The decision must be made prior to the certification of books as once a player opts to move down, he/she
may not move back up at any time during the season or after the book certification.

Junior Varsity

Junior Varsity squads will consist of players 9-11 years of age by August 1st. A maximum of 160.9 pounds
playing weight are allowed. Players weighting 141-160.9 will be designated X-Man based upon weigh-ins at
the annual Round Robin. Once designated an X-Man player, the player will remain an X Man until completion
of the entire season. If during the course of the season a player exceeds 140.9 regular player limit, he/she will
be designated an X-man for the remainder of the season including post season play. INTERIM CHANGE –
12 year old 7th graders weighing 105.9 pounds or below, may opt to play down at JV as an “older
lighter”. The decision must be made prior to the certification of books as once a player opts to move
down, he/she may not move back up at any time during the season or after the book certification. All 8th
grade players must play Varsity regardless of age and weight.

Peewee

Pee Wee squads will consist of players 7-9 years of age by August 1st. The maximum weight for a Pee Wee
player will be 140.9 pounds playing weight. Players weighting 121-140.9 will be designated X-Man based
upon weigh-ins at the annual Round Robin. Once designated an X-Man player, the player will remain an
X-Man until completion of the entire season. If during the course of the season a player exceeds 120.9 regular
player limit, he/she will be designated an X-man for the remainder of the season including post season play

Rookie

Rookies consist of players 6-7 years of age by August 1st. The maximum weight for Rookies is 100.9 pounds
playing weight.
Note: To clarify the age cutoff date by August, 1st, Cen-Cal will use the player’s age that he/she is ON August
1st. All weights are for the entire season.

X-Men

Players who are designated as X-Men can ONLY lay from Tackle to Tackle on offense and must be in a
3 point stance on the defensive line, X-Men may not be a running back, or Tight End, or receive a pass
on the “Tackle Eligible” play. On defense, X-Men cannot lay a standing position such as linebacker or
corner or safety. They too may not drop back from their 3 point stance into a linebacker position.
Example: In a 5-3 defense, X-Men cannot be stand up defensive ends, but may be the nose tackle or
12 interior tackles, in a 6-2, the interior 4 may be X-Men but must be in a 3 point stance and cannot as well
play the two defensive ends standing up. And in 4-4, the front 4 may be X-Men but must remain in a 3
point stance and on the defense must remain within the offensive tackle to tackle box
X-Men may not play on kickoff or kickoff return.

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