MESSAGE FROM THE PYFL:
Dear PYFL Chapters, Athletes, and Coaches,
We hope that you are continuing to practice social distancing and following guidelines as outlined by the State of California and the Counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles so that we can return to the field soon. As of now the PYFL is fully preparing for the upcoming 2020 season and our practice start date of July 13th has not changed.
The PYFL is closely monitoring all communications from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and the California State Board of Education in the event that these dates change. We look forward to seeing everyone on the fields soon!
2020 PYFL Board
Nichole RansomPYFL Secretary
2020 PYFL Weights & Ages
For 27 seasons, the Pacific Youth Football League (PYFL) has prided itself on providing a youth football league that is dedicated to the safety and well being of its athletes.
When determining ages and weights for a division, age, mental maturation and size are all aspects which need to be considered. Over these 27 seasons, we've observed that while size does play a factor, mental maturation mostly outweighs size.
We do not believe a child should be forced to play up 2 age groups merely because they are heavier. Our reason for this belief is that it does not account for the mental maturity or speed of a child that is 2 years older.
Furthermore, we understand from time-to-time there will be the rare athletes who possess size, skill and speed. In that rare instance, the PYFL will celebrate these players and the special gifts they possess among their peers.
While weight limits are still in place, we are pleased to offer a safe, age appropriate football league by providing kids the best opportunity to play and experience the game of football with kids predominantly their own age.