Player Eligibility
Pee Wee
Third and Fourth graders who are, or will be at least eight (8), but are not eleven (11) years of age before September 1st of the current season. Those who are, or will be over eleven (11) before September 1st of the current season will be moved up to the junior varsity level.

Junior Varsity
Fifth and sixth graders who are, or will be at least ten (10), but are not thirteen (13) years of age before September 1st of the current season. Those who are, or will be over thirteen (13) before September 1st of the current season will be moved up to the varsity level.

Varsity
Seventh and eighth graders who are, or will be at least twelve (12), but are not fifteen (15) years of age before September 1st of the current season.

NOTE: Players may not exceed two seasons at each level and must meet both grade and age requirements to participate. Grade level takes precedent over age. A player may not play more than a total of six (6) seasons in the CIYFL.
 
Academic Eligibility
The CIYFL recognizes the importance of both academic and athletic excellence. Players must remain in good academic standing in their respective schools in order to participate. Because the CIYFL is not directly affiliated with any school district, it must rely on the integrity of the players and parents to identify situations where players become ineligible for academic shortfalls. Unless directly notified by parents / guardians, the CIYFL has no ability or responsibility to monitor a player’s academic status. Players are required to follow CIYFL and team rules.