Washington County Junior Football League, Inc.

2016 BYLAWS

MISSION OF THE W.C.J.F.L.: To provide a safe environment for the youth of Washington County to learn the fundamentals of the
game of football and cheerleading, along with good sportsmanship and healthy competition.

Please note: Washington County Junior Football League, Inc. will be referred as WCJFL throughout the BYLAWs.

Section A
Executive Board

ARTICLE I
Executive Board

(1) The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Player Agent, Equipment Manager, Safety
Director, Director of Coaches, Vice President of the Junior Division, Vice President of the Pee Wee Division and the Director of Cheer.

(2) One member of the Executive Board and (1) Coach from any team or (2) Executive Board member(s) will verify the weight at weigh
ins.

(3) Emergency meetings-If an emergency meeting is needed, it shall be the responsibility of the President or his Designee to contact all
other members of the Executive Board and all members of the Board of Directors.

(4) Executive Board members shall have only one vote for all regular meetings and/or emergency meetings.

(5) Only the Executive Board may make an emergency money decision of up to $1,000.00, between regular meetings (i.e. to pay bills
for repairs to concession stand or equipment).

(6) There must be at least (5) members of the Executive Board present to establish a quorum.

(7) Executive Board members shall not be permitted to be a Head Coach, Head Cheer Advisor or Team Director of any team in the
WCJFL.

(8) The Executive Board will conduct the meetings and governing decisions of the WCJFL and operations with the intent of the I.A.W.
Roberts Rules of Order.

(9) Any Executive Board member absent from (3) unexcused meetings, per elected term, shall have his/her position considered vacant.
In such an event, the Executive Board shall present for the approval of the Board of Directors, a person to fill said vacancy.

(10) The Executive Board shall make all Head Coaching and Head Team Cheerleader Advisor assignments and be given final approval
of all Directors, Assistant Coaches and Assistant Advisors, pending background checks.

(11) Any assistant position needed will be approved by the Executive Board, pending background checks.

(12) Any proposed amendment changes or new amendments to be added need to be brought in writing to the March meeting and voted
on by the majority vote in the April meeting. An emergency amendment meeting will be called by the President or his Designee, if any
amendment cannot wait until January or February, and will need a 2/3 margin to be voted in.

(13) Nominations for Executive Board members must be in by no later than the October meeting. The Executive Board will be voted on
at the November meeting.
(a) Any eligible candidate to run for Executive Board position can only run for one position. If they are nominated for more than
one, they must choose which position they want to run for.
(b) All nominees must be present for voting in November, otherwise their nomination is revoked.

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(14) All newly elected Executive Board members will read the then current set of League BYLAWS and will certify that he/she did so
within 30 days of his/her election. The certification can be a statement made before the entire Board.

(15) Executive Board members must be at the Field (3) games per week for Field Duties, not including the game the Team they’re with
is playing. If an Executive Board member fails to perform this duty, they will be removed from the Executive Board unless it was pre-
approved or a written valid excuse (i.e., text or email).
(a) Duties include, but not limited to, Concession Stand opening, Field Set up, Press Box Setup, Weigh Ins, Safety Checks,
Announcing/Running Clock, Monitor Field/Concession Duty, Crowd Control, Field Tear Down, Concession Stand Close Out,
Lock Up

(16) Any Executive Board member failing to perform their assigned duties can be removed by a majority vote of the Executive Board.

(17) Executive Board members cannot hold positions within (2) different youth football leagues during the season.

ARTICLE II
Duties of the President

(1) The President shall preside at the meeting of the League and shall have a vote only in case of a tie. He/She shall be an exofficio
member of all committees. He/She shall appoint a neutral arbitration committee to investigate and make recommendations to the Board
on all written complaints that cannot be determined by regular League actions, said Board to function for the entire season. He shall
also be responsible for addressing all League problems and concerns with football officials.

(2) On matters arising between meetings requiring an immediate decision, the President or his Designee, shall be required to notify all
teams of a special meeting to make a decision on above mentioned emergency situations.

(3) In case of his inability to perform his official duties, the President shall notify the Vice President to act in his absence. In the event
the Vice President is unable to fulfill this obligation, the Junior League VP; then the Pee Wee VP; then the Treasurer and then the
Secretary shall assume these duties.

(4) The President of the WCJFL cannot hold the title of Head Coach, Director's, Assistant Coach, and/or Voting Director.

(5) The President is responsible for all communication and form completion with the Gaming Commission.

(6) The President is responsible for keeping the corporate charter up to date.

(7) The President shall handle press relations and encourage all advertisement.

ARTICLE III
Duties of the Vice President

(1) The vice President, as described in Section A, Article II (3), shall assist the President on the operation of the League and in the
absence of the President, shall be required to notify all teams of a special meeting to make a decision on matters arising between
meetings requiring immediate decisions.

(2) Upon the disability of the President, he/she shall assume performance of his/her duties as outlined in Section A, Article II (1) & (3).

(3) The Vice President shall be required to fulfill the responsibilities of Facilities Coordinator. Duties to include: attending all meetings
pertaining to acquisition of fields for practices and games, as well as all other WCJFL functions that would require field reservations (i.e.
Punt, Pass & Kick, etc.)

(4) The Vice President shall oversee all League Fundraising activities (i.e. Bonanzas, Carnivals, Sponsorships, etc.)

(5) The Vice President shall oversee all field upkeep (paint spraying, mowing, hanging/taking down signs)

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(2) The Vice President of Pee Wee shall schedule all Pee Wee games and Concession Stand. (6) The Treasurer shall be responsible for submitting the Corporation 941C each year. (3) The Treasurer shall act as a purchasing agent for the League. (7) The Treasurer shall be responsible for the daily financial activity of the Concession stand. (4) The Vice President of Junior League shall report all game scores to the local newspaper. Any Executive Board member may fulfill this duty in his/her absence. (3) The Vice President of Junior League shall schedule all Junior League games and Concession Stand. He/She will be the liaison between the officials and the League. deposit same in bank.ARTICLE IV Duties of the Vice President of Junior Division (1) The Vice President of the Junior Division shall be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Junior Division. Revised 5/2016 Page 3 . Vice President or designee on account. (2) Maintain the Junior League Standings. including the PEE WEE Division. (4) The Treasurer shall submit a written report at each monthly meeting. unless the Executive Board appoints another purchasing agent. the VP of the Junior Division will bring the issue or concern before the Executive Board. as we are to abide by. the VP of the PEE WEE Division will bring the issue or concern before the Executive Board. He/She will report directly to the President of the League. Any issues or concerns regarding the Junior Division will be brought to the Vice President of the Junior Division first. (5) The Treasurer must be bonded. If the problem cannot be resolved at that level. Any issues or concerns regarding the PEE WEE Division will be brought to the Vice President of the PEE WEE Division first. If the problem cannot be resolved at that level. (6) The Vice President of Junior League shall be required to meet with all Game Officials prior to the game(s) to be sure they have an understanding of the WCJFL Rules. ARTICLE VI Duties of the Treasurer (1) The Treasurer shall upon receipt of any and all money. ARTICLE V Duties of the Vice President of the PEE WEE Division (1) The Vice President of the PEE WEE Division shall be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the PEE Wee Division. (5) The Vice President of Junior League will schedule and coordinate the assignment of all referees to all WCJFL games. (2) The Treasurer shall keep authentic receipts and accurate records of expenditures and maintain such records and will provide the League with a comprehensive financial condition at any time. withdrawals from which may be made by check signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by either the President. with Executive Board approval.

Head Cheer Advisor. prior to the start of practice. Player Agents shall be responsible for collection of all documents during registrations i. is responsible to certify the eligibility of all candidates. (10) Player Agent is responsible for submitting a completed database to the President by September 1st. (3) The Player Agent.ARTICLE VII Duties of the Secretary (1) The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the League and shall keep correct minutes of the meetings. (6) The Player Agent may appoint an Assistant Player Agent. with the Executive Board’s assistance as listed in Section H. The Secretary shall notify Board members and Head Coaches of each team of upcoming meetings and/or emergency situations. residence. Eligibility entails the date of birth. Assistant Coach. (9) Player Agent will supply Head Coaches and Cheer Advisors with a copy of each Player or Cheerleader’s physical form. with the Executive Board’s approval. and compile information prior to tryouts (providing (3) copies to each team). (4) The Player Agent will authorize all written releases of players within their respective designation. A record of all releases will be maintained by the League Player Agent. and proof of residency or the player will not be able to register at that time. ARTICLE VIII Duties of the Player Agent (1) The Player Agent. (5) The Player Agent will assist the Cheerleader Advisors in identifying those siblings eligible to cheer. (3) The Secretary shall report all WCJFL activities to the local newspaper. #3. #2. The Secretary should be prepared to present the minutes and have copies for each team to approve. Subject to Section A..e. Director. (8) The Player Agent will make sure every player that needs to be “red striped” is properly striped before the first game of the season. Revised 5/2016 Page 4 . Verification of Birth Certificates. Article I. Report Cards. to ensure medical assistance can be given in the event there is a delay in finding the participant’s parents. league boundaries and previous league playing history. (2) The Secretary shall execute any and all writings required by the League. shall schedule pre registrations. (5) The Secretary will be responsible for all correspondence through the website as well as updating all pertinent information on the WCJFL website. provide all necessary player/candidate information for tryouts. (6) The Secretary shall be responsible for all health requirements stated by the Washington County Health Department. registration. tryout and draft. Medical forms. or Team Director within the WCJFL. age. registration and tryouts and advertise their dates and the required documentation needed through appropriate measures. The Player Agents will also conduct player sign in. (4) The Secretary shall be responsible for making all BYLAW revisions and providing a copy to each team/squad at the May Board of Director’s meeting. (7) The Player Agent cannot hold the positions of Head Coach. (2) The Player Agent will assist in conducting the pre-registration. to help with the above duties.

Other Executive Board members cannot be associated with any team playing and must know WCJFL rules and high school rules. (3) Safety Director will be certified in Basic First Aid and CPR. as it pertains to the PEE WEE Division. with help from the Head Coach and Player Agent. (a) Maximum of (3) votes. ARTICLE X Duties of the Director of Coaches (1) The Director of Coaches shall act as the sideline mediator to handle all problems between Coaches and Referees or problems between opposing Coaches. this includes the Head Coach and (2) Voting Team Directors. In the event of his absence. (2) The Director of Coaches must acquire National Federation of State High School Associations Football Rules Book and provide a copy to each team prior to the first day of practice. ARTICLE XI Duties of the Safety Director (1) The Safety Director shall ensure that all players are wearing proper equipment prior to each game. The Safety Director shall also ensure that there are emergency medical personnel at the game field during games in case of injuries. The Safety Director shall be on the sidelines during the games to ensure that proper safety procedures are being followed. and Head Cheer Advisors. Any Executive Board member may fulfill this duty in the absence of the Safety Director. Duties of the Assistant Equipment Manager (1) Duties will include assisting League Equipment Manager with storage. ARTICLE IX Duties of the Equipment Manager (1) The Equipment Manager will make any purchases authorized by the Board of Directors that are required by the League. (5) All invoices/receipts will be submitted to Treasurer within (2) weeks of receipt. (3) All teams are required to wash all uniforms turned in. will make sure that every player that needs “red striped” is properly striped prior to their first game of the season and again on Opening Day. (2) The Safety Director. (2) voting Team Directors. Article VIII. and will be responsible for Player Agent duties as they pertain to the Pee Wee Division and be designated as a nonvoting Board Member and subject to Section A. distribution and inventory of League equipment. (4) The Equipment Manager will supply the Treasurer with (3) quotes from vendors on all purchases. ARTICLE XII Board of Directors (1) The Board of Directors of the WCJFL shall consist of officers of the League. #7. The Safety Director will be a voting member of the Executive Board. Revised 5/2016 Page 5 . per team. Head Coaches or an Assistant Coach designated by the Head Coach.Duties of the Assistant Player Agent (1) Assistant Player Agent will be under the direction of the League Player Agent. (2) The Equipment Manager will make sure each team receives necessary equipment to function in the League and will track all equipment being handed out to teams as well as any collected at the end of the year. Will be under supervision of the League Equipment Manager and will be a nonvoting member of the Board. another executive officer shall handle the sideline duties.

a. (4) The Team Directors will help the League with all assigned duties. Their conduct shall be such as to be a positive influence in the fulfillment of the objectives of the League as set forth in the Constitution of the League. the Team Directors will notify the Board of Directors. that Team Director shall lose voting privileges for that season. another Executive Board officer shall handle their sideline duties. (5) Each team will designate (2) voting team Directors with the following responsibilities: (a) The first Director will be responsible for team participation in League events such as bonanzas. etc. He/she will also be responsible for making sure the proper amount of help shows up for the concession stand. (2) The Director of Cheer is responsible for informing the Executive Board of all issues that arise during the course of the season in case action needs to be taken. ARTICLE II Duties of the Team Directors (1) The Team Directors shall attend all Board of Directors’ meetings.(2) Board of Director Members cannot hold positions within (2) different youth football leagues during the season. 50/50 and chains. players and parents. In the event of his/her absence. ARTICLE III Coaches (1) Head Coaches shall be voted on by the Executive Board and shall have the responsibility of selecting their team and shall be responsible to the League for their actions on the football field and during all practice sessions. If violations do occur. Revised 5/2016 Page 6 . (2) The Team Directors shall act as a liaison between the Board of Directors. (c) If the Team Director fails to perform their duties or misses (3) meetings. (3) The Team Directors shall ensure that their representative team is complying with the Constitution and BYLAWS of the League. ARTICLE XIII Duties of the Director of Cheer (1) The Director of Cheer shall act as the sideline mediator to handle all problems between Cheer Advisors and/or problems between opposing Cheer Advisors. Questions. Section B League Representatives ARTICLE I Duties of the Concession Stand Manager (1) The Board of Directors has the authority to appoint a Concession Stand Manager and the Concession Stand Manager shall report directly to the Executive Board. This director will be made known to and work with the League Equipment Manager. Coaches. Head coaches must be 21 years of age or older. (b) The second Director will be responsible for assisting the Head Coach with taking care of keeping track of and distributing equipment to the players. issues and/or violations can be brought to the attention of the Team Directors. (2) The Concession Stand Manager will be a nonvoting member within WCJFL. This director will be made known to and work with the Vice President of the League.

The maximum amount of Coaches will be (1) Head Coach. then no new equipment will be issued. (4) Any Head Coach whose team is not represented and is unexcused at (3) consecutive meetings will be suspended for the next game from that date. an immediate audit will be conducted. Revised 5/2016 Page 7 . (If available) (9) All Head Coaches will be responsible to ensure that their respective team has a properly equipped First Aid Kit. (3) Each Head Coach will be held responsible to attend monthly League meetings.(2) Each Head Coach must appoint a minimum of (2) Assistant Coaches (Executive Board approval of each Assistant Coach is necessary). No cash or ATM transactions. all team accounts. (5) Any Head Coach of a team that loses their voting privileges. ARTICLE IV Cheerleader Advisors (1) Cheerleader Advisors shall be voted on by the Executive Board and shall have the responsibility of selecting their squads and shall be responsible to the League for their actions on the football field and during all practice sessions. (a) If an ATM card is found to be in existence with any WCJFL Team Account. Money Orders and Cashier’s Checks are to be used when paying for a transaction. This must be done prior to the May Board of Director’s meeting. If not provided. (d) All adults listed on account must be current members of the league. (6) Assistant Coaches and (2) Directors. who will assume the Head Coach’s duties upon his absence from games and practices. player information or anything else pertaining to the team or the League will be turned in to any member of the Executive Board within (30) days of resignation or termination from the League. (b) Only the use of Checks. (8) All team Head Coaches must be given an up to date copy of WCJFL BYLAWS and an up to date copy of National Federation of High School Associations. (11) Each Head Coach shall ensure that the Equipment Manager receives an accurate count of all League issued equipment at the beginning and end of every season. Junior Assistant cannot be an Offensive or defensive Coordinator. If these items are not turned over within that timeframe. Any new Cheerleader Advisor must be recommended by current Cheerleader Advisors before going to the Executive Board for a vote. (a) If no accounting is presented. Coach will not be allowed to take the field until this is complete. (6) Each Team booster account for players shall have the Head Coaches name and at least (2) other adult names on the account and it will require (2) signatures for the disbursement of any monies (Head Coach and one other). All accounts will be held at M & T Bank. (7) At the time a Head Coach resigns. criminal charges will be filed on day (31). (b) Head Coaches are allowed (1) High School level junior helper that is 16 years of age & must present official SSL hours form when present on sideline. (c) Coach or team representative is required to provide a copy of the most current bank statement and accounting sheet quarterly to the Treasurer. (10) All Head Coaches will ensure that one person from their team with at least minimal First Aid. records. (2) years in a row will be removed as Head Coach. (a) Each Head Coach must appoint (2) Team Directors. for any reason. A Head Coach that misses (3) monthly meetings in a calendar year will lose their voting privileges for the next (8) consecutive meetings. CPR and AED training will be available for each game. Their conduct shall be such as to be a positive influence in the fulfillment of the objectives of the League as set forth in the Constitution of the League. will be reported to the Executive Board for further action. (a) All Head Coaches must take the heat acclimation and concussion awareness course on the NFHS site and print their certificate to present to the Safety Director prior to the first practice.

Any Cheer Advisor of a team that loses their voting privileges (2) years in a row will removed as Cheer Advisor. the Player Agent will keep a copy of these documents. (a) If an ATM card is found to be in existence with any WCJFL Team Account. All youth must provide their original birth certificate to verify age and a recent report card to verify school district and grade. If these items are turned over within that timeframe. (a) May appoint (1) NON Voting Team Director to perform Team Director duties. unexcused. If at all possible. CPR and AED training will be available for each game. their squad accounts and information will be handed in to the Executive Board within (30) days of resignation or termination from the League. (11) Each Cheer Advisor shall ensure that the Equipment Manager receives an accurate count of all League issued equipment at the beginning and end of every season. Cheer Advisors are allowed up to (2) high school level junior helpers that must present official SSL hour forms when present on the bench. (d) All Cedar Ridge kids will be placed by age only. (b) Only the use of Checks. No cash or ATM transactions. (7) Any Cheer Advisor whose team is not represented. (c) Cheer Advisor or team representative is required to provide a copy of the most current bank statement and accounting sheet quarterly to the Treasurer. will be reported to the Executive Board for further action. (3) A Head Cheer Advisor must attend monthly League meetings and be a part of the Board of Directors. Each Cheer squad advisor will have one vote. A Head Cheer Advisor that misses (3) monthly meetings in a calendar year will lose their voting privileges for the next (8) consecutive meetings. (9) All Cheer Advisors will be responsible to ensure that their respective squad has a properly equipped First Aid Kit. All youths must have a tryout number. giving their name. (d) All adults listed on account must be current members of the league. Revised 5/2016 Page 8 . with Executive Board approval. then no new equipment will be issued. If not provided. criminal charges will be filed on day (31). Section C Players/Rules ARTICLE I Players Tryout/Eligibility (1) Players will be selected in accordance with the player selection system hereinafter described. Money Orders and Cashier’s Checks are to be used when paying for a transaction. (a) All Head Cheer Advisors must take the heat acclimation and concussion awareness course on the NFHS site and print their certificate to present to the Safety Director prior to the first practice. (a) If no accounting is presented.(2) Each Cheerleader advisor may appoint. The following steps will take place: (a) The President shall approve the time and place for having tryouts. All accounts will be held at M & T Bank. (8) All team Cheer Advisors will be given an up to day copy of WCJFL Bylaws at the May BOD meeting. age and grade in school. Cheer Advisor will not be allowed to take the field until this is complete. (6) At the time a cheerleader advisor resigns. (b) Notification of tryouts will be placed in the news media. at (3) consecutive meetings will be suspended for the next game from that date. (1) Advisor to (5) athletes. (5) Each team booster account for players shall have the Cheer Advisor’s name and at least (2) other adult names on the account and it will require (2) signatures for the disbursement of any monies (Cheer Advisor and one other). (10) All Cheer Advisors will ensure that (1) person from their squad with at least basic minimal First Aid. (4) The Cheerleaders will be under the direct supervision of the Executive Board. All appointees will be approved by the Executive Board. an immediate audit will be conducted. (c) All youth trying out for teams will be registered by the time of tryout.

which shall include a signature of the player’s parents or guardians. (3) Players and Cheerleaders that are failing more than (1/2) of their classes may not play football/cheer until either interim show they are passing (1/2) their classes or the next marking period shows they are passing (1/2) their classes. A Dr. (b) All returning players must have their registration forms turned into the Player Agent by 7 P. will not be considered a candidate unless they present an acceptable excuse (illness. (b) No Player (15) years old will be allowed to play on the A Team. vacation) to the Player Agent prior to the League Draft. on the last night of the tryouts with NO exceptions. (8) If a player is injured and requires a cast or rigid brace. shall have the authority to make decisions about injured players being allowed to continue playing in the game. No players will be added after the supplemental draft. Any player that does not submit a form shall be considered ineligible to play for that season. (7) Each team shall consist of: (a) B Team with a minimum of (15) players (b) A Team with a minimum of (15) players There will be no maximum number of players for a team. (e) No player for the WCJFL can also play in any other football league in the area during our season. (9) Any medical personnel on the sideline. (5) Each and every player shall be required to fill out a registration form and a physical form. Teams must take A or B team players based on their minimal numbers and must fill the A/B teams accordingly. That candidate must attend supplemental tryouts and that candidate’s name will be entered into the Supplemental Draft. that player/cheerleader is ineligible to play/cheer until such time as the cast/brace is removed. (1) If the player is already in the League as of 2009 and before. (f) Late signup (within 2 weeks of tryouts) will have a separate tryout. If they fail to show their report card. (g) No out of county players will be allowed to play unless Youth League football is not available in their area or they are already on a team in the WCJFL or approved by the Board of Directors. (c) Players or Cheerleaders. Players will then be drafted to teams on an as need basis. unless they are in the non-drafted pool. A player will not be issued equipment until receipt of registration form and medical certificate is received by the Player Agent. you are eligible (6) years. shall lose their next season of eligibility.(2) Eligibility for players is as follows: (a) No Player (13) years old will be allowed to play on the B Team. (a)Any candidate failing to attend tryouts. No player may turn (15) at any time during the calendar year and participate on the A Team. The maximum number of years’ players. who fail in school. This supersedes the High School Official Rule Book and shall be enforced for the safety of all players. as requested by the League for safety of Players.M. No recruiting players to teams.’s release must also be presented when a cast or rigid brace is cut off before a player or cheerleader is eligible to return to play or cheer. (4) Elementary age players (3rd through 5th) will be exempt from the report card failure status due to the amount and type of grades that elementary students receive. no matter their age. No player may turn (13) at any time during that calendar year and participate on the B Team. are eligible is (4) years. Must be shown to Player Agent or Executive Board member before game for Player/Cheerleader to be eligible. grade or residence requirements mandates that player will be banned from the League. Revised 5/2016 Page 9 . If you start in the 3rd grade. especially the injured player. then they are grandfathered in but can play no more than the (6) years as stated in the bylaws. they are ineligible to play. Players or Cheerleaders that are held back by a parent or guardian must show proof to the League that it was their decision. (6) This League shall consist of the number of teams decided by the Executive Board at the beginning of each season. This does not include finger splints but the finger splint does need to be padded and taped to ensure no additional injury to the player and other players. 5th through 8th grades. that is required to. Players and Cheerleaders that are voluntarily held back by a parent or guardian shall be allowed to participate the next season. (d) Anyone found falsifying any age. (c) All team rosters will be turned into the Player Agent (2) weeks before Opening Day. from Pee Wee forward. but must stay with their original grade group when playing. No Cheerleader will be added after the WCJFL’s supplemental draft.

SHALL have a Dr. No objects of any kind will be permitted in the mouth. adhering to Section E. for the duration of his WCJFL. Football player’s registration forms will include a section verifying a sibling’s interest. If such medallions are worn they must be taped down. unless a written release by the Head Coach is in possession of the Player Agent. (2) Cheerleaders will be permitted to leave their squad at any time during the game or halftime with the consent of their Advisor and may do so if accompanied by an adult that has been approved by the Cheer Advisor. (2) All releases will be in writing and must be approved by the Player Agent. #5.’s release specifying the player is cleared to play FOOTBALL prior to returning to play. (11) Any player removed from the WCJFL playing fields by EMS personnel. not participate in the actual stunt. These rules cannot supersede any current BYLAWS. Inc. Co Advisor or Coaches. (5) Cheerleaders will not be permitted to have any food on the sideline. (a) If a Cheerleader has new piercings. (12) Players. Cheer or League Personnel will not be permitted to have any food on the sideline. (4) Stunts will be performed at the discretion of the individual squad advisors following Washington County High School rules with a Board approved Coach/Advisor to spot only. Article I. be the property of the team making the draft. they may take up to (6) minutes to perform. (8) No Pregnant Cheerleaders will be allowed to cheer/participate in the WCJFL. (a) All cheerleaders will be permitted to stunt at the discretion of the cheer advisor and permission from the cheerleader’s parent(s)/guardian(s). a small break will be allowed for Cheerleaders to leave the side lines and eat during a designated time during the required cheer time. (a) At the Cheer Advisor’s discretion. Section D Cheerleaders/Rules ARTICLE I Cheerleaders (1) Halftime routines will be limited to (3) minutes per squad with the visiting squad performing first. Revised 5/2016 Page 10 . ARTICLE II Length of Ownership (1) Each player drafted shall. (9) Cheerleading squads must attend their scheduled games.(10) Any player diagnosed with a concussion cannot return to play or practice until cleared for contact in writing by a physician. (6) Cheerleaders are not permitted to wear jewelry other than religious or medical medallions. (3) Any sibling of football players or cheerleaders or children of advisors. jewelry must be replaced with plastic inserts. career. coaches or directors who meet the age requirements of the squad will automatically be placed on that squad. In the event there only one squad present to perform. (7) Each individual squad may have additional rules (approved by the Executive Board prior to the start of the first practice) as the Advisor deems necessary.

these players must also be reweighed and before post season and Grad Game play.5 lbs. If the squad makes alternative arrangements to practice. address. etc). 2nd Offense/2 games. the ball shall be declared dead at the spot. (b) Any “A Team” player weighing 130 lbs or more at original weigh in and wants to remain or become a ball carrier must be reweighed with maximum “A Team” weight being 150. There shall be no practices on Sunday until after 1 p. During the school year. etc) will be given to Head Cheer Advisors. No Mid-Season or Playoff increase. Players weight must Revised 5/2016 Page 11 . If any Cheer squad is caught performing without Executive Board permission. A representative from any team is welcome to attend any weigh in but only an Executive Board member may do the official weigh in. (3) 5th grade through 8th grade: (a) Weight for “A Team” ball carriers will be no more than 155. Failure to fulfill these duties will result in not being allowed to cheer in the following game for the 1st offense and doubled every offense thereafter.5 lbs. with Executive Board permission. Any ball carriers missing ANY weigh ins will be “red striped”. Co Advisors and Junior Advisors must give the Executive Board current contact information.m. Section E Special Playing Rules/Practice ARTICLE I Special Playing Rules Junior Division (1) There will be no minimum or maximum weight for WCJFL Players. fundraisers. (12) Cheerleading squads will be allowed to practice where their affiliated team has written permission. This includes camps. (d) Players will have final weigh in on the Sunday a week prior to Opening Day. 3rd Offense/4 games. for the “B Team” at original weigh in at beginning of season. Mid-Season. if they so choose. concessions. These players must also be reweighed before any post season play. in accordance with the Facility Coordinator. competitions.5 lbs. (Example: 1st Offense/1 game.m. Cheerleaders may warm up (1) hour before their game. If an attempt to advance the ball is made by a “red striper”. Any “B Team” player weighing 110 lbs or more at original weigh in and wants to remain or become a ball carrier must be reweighed with maximum “B Team” weight being 135. etc).e. and will not end later than 8:30 p. there will be a (1) game suspension for the Head Cheer Advisor. with maximum weight remaining at 155. All players must wear a pair of shorts for weigh ins.m. (11) Any cheerleading squad has the right to perform outside League activities at any time during the year. (16) All Cheer Advisors.. without League approval. (i. (17) Any and all interested individuals that are registered or come forward to the League for cheerleading (forms.5 lbs. with maximum weight remaining at 135. phone #.(10) Cheerleaders cannot practice and cheer at a game on the same day. (13) No siblings or friends will be left at a practice site or game without supervision of a parent or legal guardian. (18) New Cheerleaders that register for the first time will be placed on squads that are low in numbers. etc. and 135. the squad is responsible for all fees. Cheer squads need to be balanced like the football teams are by their District. parades.5 lbs. (15) Cheer squads are responsible for fulfilling their obligations to the League. (c) A “red striper” can punt the football but is not allowed to advance the ball in any other means. (2) The official weight of all players is the weight at date of designated WCJFL weigh ins. (14) PEE WEE teams may have their own cheerleading squads.5 lbs. Cheerleader squads shall practice no more than (1) 2 hr & 30 min session per day and not more than (5) sessions per week during the summer. No Excuses! (e) Players will be able to make weight prior to final weigh ins but not before regular registration. Practice during the week will not start before 5:30 p. squads are limited to (1) game and (3) practices per week. (To be fair with the #s of the squads).

yelling. moving player’s position.. yelling.) If the on field Coach fails to remain silent after the center addresses the ball. ARTICLE II Special Playing Rules PEE WEE Division 3rd Grade through 4th Grade: (1) Weight over 90 lbs. (5) The extra point shall not count as a play on the field but will count as a play towards a player’s (3) plays per half. except there will be no Kickoffs.e. (6) Anything not covered by the WCJFL BYLAWS. shall be ineligible for the next game or until the proper papers are in place. The Pee Division will only play (3) overtime periods and then the game will remain a tie. There will be no blitzing allowed. (11) All Pee Wee games are played under the rules of a B game. a football official will then flag the offending Coach for illegal procedure. Once the Center has snapped the ball on the field. Pee Wees start at the Offensive team’s (40 yard) line to begin play. Coaches are not allowed to speak (i. (i) Scales must be on site at Halfway Park football field and Hancock football field also. will result in that player being “red striped”. the League will then use current High School Rules. (7) No PEE WEE Player shall turn (11) years old during the season. will have to weigh again after mid-season. (8) PEE WEE Players shall adhere to Section E. The opposing team shall then have the option of taking the result of the play or replaying the down with a 5-yard penalty. (5) Medical release forms Any player not turning in a medical release form to the Head Coach. including county teams. there are only (6) players allowed on the line of scrimmage. All Players. etc. at original weigh in. (6) There will be a mid-season weigh in for the PEE WEE Division. be witnessed and initialed by no less than (1) member of the Executive Board and (1) Coach from any team or (2) Executive Board members. with the exception of the Pee Wee Division. Once the center has addressed the ball on the field. (4) If the on field Coach fails to remain silent after the snap of the ball. it will be scheduled with no exception allowed. Revised 5/2016 Page 12 . becomes a “red striper”. etc. (f) On field. up to (8) players are allowed on the line of scrimmage. must weigh in on the same scale at the same location. moving player’s positions. Article I. prior to returning to playing. (10) Pee Wee Division Outside the 20-yard line. Inside the 20-yard line.e. (3) On field Coaches will be allowed to make adjustments to players lining up in the wrong positions on Offense and Defense. #5 of the Special Playing Rules of the Junior Division. (2) Minimum of plays for each player should be the same as 5th through 8th grade. a. (g) Any player unable to make their team’s weigh in or needs additional time to make weight must be reweighed at midseason to assure that their weight is in compliance with League rules. Failure to do so. Only down lineman and ends can cross the line of scrimmage at the snap of the ball.). (h) When there is a scheduled weigh in. (4) There will be no neck rolls. All players within 10lbs of the maximum weight to carry the ball at original weigh ins. a football official will then flag the offending Coach for illegal procedure. The Head Coach shall serve a (1) game suspension if player is caught playing without a release form. (3 plays per half). “B Team” Coaches (1 each team) will be allowed to make adjustment to players lining up in wrong positions on Offense and Defense. Coaches are not allowed to speak (i. (9) Overtime sessions will be played until a team wins.

(11) Any item not covered in the rules that might arise. shall play the line. (6) If a “B Team” cannot field a team and it necessitates a 7th grader playing down on the “B Team”. Any seeding tie breakers will be handled the same way as Junior Division. A 2-part form stating the infraction will be filled out by the Head Coach and signed by the player’s parents or guardian. (e) Any 7th grader playing down shall be deemed a “red striper”. (a) Grad Game Times will be equivalent to High School Rules. indicating that they are aware of the situation. A violation detected by field referees will be flagged for illegal procedure. etc. a (25) second end zone clock and (3) time outs per half. An Executive Board member must be notified prior to the start of the game. (9) Grad Game-The Defensive team may have no more than (6) men on the line at any time except when inside the 20-yard line. Playoffs. (2) The “B Team” Game will consist of (4) 7 minute quarters. Example: The city shall have a red and blue team. (3) time outs per half. There will be a kick off and return at the beginning of each half and after each score (excluding Safeties). (4) All “red stripers”. He/she must line up no more than (6) yards from the ball. a (30) second end zone clock. An Offensive lineman may execute the play from a 2-point stance but must be lined up no more than the 3rd position from the Center. Only on special teams. Revised 5/2016 Page 13 . Kickoff rules will be the same as the “A Team”. the matter is referred to the Board of Directors. (3) There will be a (3) minute halftime for both “A” and “B” team games with an (8) minute break between the “A” and “B” team game. ARTICLE III General Rules (1) Junior Division Game Structure: Each team will play (2) games on Game Day. the following guidelines should prevail: (a) No (13) year old should play down. (8) Playoff Games All players must play at least (3) plays per half. Any intercepted ball caught by a “red striper” must be downed immediately. PEE WEE. Championship. (d) The opposing Coach may play a player down also-to match up against the original playing down.e. weight and experience. Each shall play only (2) quarters on Offense and Defense. With Board approval. may the city and county combine their squads.) will be addressed to the Executive Board of Directors. the Executive Board shall have the authority to make an emergency decision. If a Coach initiates disciplinary action against a player. A team. “A-team” game will consist of (4) 8 minute quarters. the county shall have the same. (7) Every player should have a minimum of (3) plays per half of each game. The only Defensive lineman that may execute from a 2-point stance is the Defensive end. (b) The eligible 7th grader shall be a (12) year old picked to play down based upon age. No player shall be allowed to play in the Grad Game that doesn’t make at least (1) practice. The game officials and the Game Director will eject any player found wearing illegal footwear. B team. regular season. he shall notify an Executive Board member prior to the start of the game. A “red stripe” Defensive player shall not retreat from the line of scrimmage to cover receivers or assist in pass/run coverage. there will be kickoffs in the Grad Game. not the referees. The ball carrying limit in the Grad Game will be 160. Grad Game. The parent/guardian will keep one copy. (10) Players are allowed to wear any shoes that have been approved by the National Federation of High School Associations. Both the city and county squads shall divide themselves into (2) teams within themselves.(12) Pee Wee Division will have a playoff with the top 4 teams advancing in the format of 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 with winners meeting the following week in a championship game.5 lbs. (c) Both Head Coaches of the game being played shall decide who plays down. (5) Any and all questions pertaining to weight limits/ball carrier weights in any game (i. original player playing down. otherwise. whether on Offense or Defense.

Players and Team Directors shall remain in their team’s designated area. signs or flags will cover the sponsor signs at any time. (16) Once a player is moved up or down to another team (A or B) from his normal team. If both or neither team scores during the first overtime period. No other unauthorized adults. Overtime sessions will be played until a team wins. The winner of the toss chooses to play either Offense or Defense first. Balloons and signs shall be kept on own team bleachers. there will be a second period starting with a coin toss. Officials will be provided through the League Coordinator. (a) Teams must facilitate and assume financial responsibility for field usage and officials. the player stays where he was playing at the end of the 4th quarter. unless there are no other players due to injury. The loser of the toss chooses which end of the field to use. The PEE WEE division will only play (3) overtime periods and then the game will remain a tie. B Team. The official score will be kept in the press box. head coaches. and a PEE WEE ball for the PEE WEEs. There will be a coin toss. teams in WCJFL reserve the right to play their rivalry game at their local high school field for a league fee of $200. (a) These Coaches and Directors must be listed as such in the program as well as on the Team Information sheet to be on the sideline. the ball will move to the 5 yard line. he must stay there the remainder of the game. (1) Team Mother. which the visiting team will call. young adults or children shall be allowed in the bench area. If one team scores and the other team doesn’t during the overtime period.00. (20) Running clock starts at 25pt lead.A team that scores a Safety. It will be the responsibility of the Board of Directors and Executive Board to enforce the rule. scores (2) points and will receive the ball at the opposing team’s 40-yard line. with the exception of the PEE WEE division. Each team has (4) downs from the 10yard line to score. (2) Sideline Maximums Head Coach. (15) Overtime There will be a 5-minute intermission between the regulation playing time and the first overtime period. and PEE WEE. (18) A junior ball will be used for the A Team. (6) Assistant Coaches.(12) Safety. (14) No banners. Assistant coaches. The players’ bench should be reserved for players in uniform. (b) Teams must inform the League of their intent to play at the High School filed by July 1st. (b) Information sheets must be submitted at March meeting at the beginning of EVERY season. assistant coaches and team directors. Revised 5/2016 Page 14 . (1) Team Mother is to be allowed on the sidelines during the game. youth ball for B Team. (19) Upon mutual agreement. or any permanent decorative fixtures such as paint. No decorations on goal posts. (2) Directors. All decorations shall be cleaned up at the end of the game by the Cheer Squad that decorated it. the points will not be placed on the scoreboard. not to obstruct the view of the game. for a total of (10) maximum. (13) Score. If a game goes into overtime. (17) There will be (3) time outs per half for A Team. The Head Coach. (c) Teams may have 1 photographer on their sidelines that does count against their (10) (3) The Quarterback will be allowed to warm up on the sideline with the Center and one other person catching the football. ARTICLE IV Bench (1) Bench Area Players’ bench areas are reserved for players.If there becomes a 35 point or more difference in the score. the game is over. If (3) or more overtime sessions are needed. and so on.

during the season. etc. (c) Each team. both defensively and offensively. (a) Game Days will be assessed accordingly.). players must get a physical from family doctor/physician and submit to Head Coach.m. including Cheer. (3) Any time the members of the team come together as a group. (b) Players may warm up. agility drills. each team will be allowed (3) practices. approximately. The Zip Code 21740 will be used to determine Head Index. (2) No practice will take place after natural lighting is done unless overhead lighting such as stadium lights or generated light from a power plant is available. The site used will be www. a week. Car headlights. (4) One hour into the practice constitutes an official practice. The Safety Director will call all League activity at 95 degrees Heat Index for the entire League. A rained out game resets this so a team may prepare for their next opponent. pushups. This week is for conditioning only. (1) hour prior to the game. (b) The running of plays with NO contact.. pictures. depending on the severity of the case. Soft bags and hand held pads are acceptable substitutes during the week prior to “live” contact. (All to be held on separate days). it is considered a practice. or suspension for the entire season. If a team has a bye. will be allowed (3) optional practices per month beginning June 1 to July 30. Conditioning practice will consist of only stretches. no equipment may be worn with the exception of the helmet and mouthpiece. that team may have (3) practice sessions and (1) film session that week. Section F Misconduct ARTICLE I Misconduct (1) Any case of misconduct brought before the Board of Directors concerning either a Coach or Player may call for reprimand suspension of (1 or 2) weeks. those teams may include drafted players and Pee Wee players moving up.e. Therefore. After ALL drafts have been completed. and calisthenics (i. (9) A player must practice prior to playing in the following week’s game. A film session will be a maximum of 11/ 2 hours and will have no physical activity or contact. picnics. shall be allowed during conditioning week with the exception of helmets and mouthpieces but NO pads. Revised 5/2016 Page 15 . (7) PEE WEE teams start conditioning practice the same time as the Junior Division and will adhere to the same practice requirements as the Junior Division. There will be no practices or games played in the same calendar day. (5) It is the intent of this League to have each player in proper physical condition prior to playing ball. There shall be no practice on Sunday before 1 p.m. a current medical certified physical must be signed and in the possession of the Head Coach who then presents for verification purposes to the Player Agent before a player is allowed any practice. unless this is a non-athletic event such as parties. The player should have (5) conditioning practices before “live” contact is allowed.ARTICLE V Practice (1) There shall be no more than (1) 2 hour and 30-minute session per day and not more than (5) sessions per week before school begins. (a) Prior to any practice. etc. After school begins. A Player may be excused as long as absences are excused in nature. No contact or equipment is allowed. A decision will be made by 5 p.i4weather. there is NO practice at all. handheld spotlights and flashlights are not acceptable. including special teams. To include A & B team returners and brother options prior to drafts. sprints. (6) Conditioning practice will start (5) weeks prior to Opening Day. This includes 7 on 7 against other teams if agreed. (8) If the League cancels practice due to weather.net. (a) A week is defined as Saturday to Friday.

Executive Board member. depending on severity of offence. or Parent who physically assaults anyone at any time while participating in any WCJFL function or activity will be automatically dismissed from the League. (9) Any incidents of misconduct as outlined in the WCJFL code of conduct by any individual will be sent a certified letter of misconduct signed by the Executive Board and a copy of the letter will be filed with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. (6) Any Coach. Coach. the acting Field Director and/or an Executive Board member. the Executive Board will have the authority to proceed to either 2nd Offense or 3rd Offense consequence. (b) Coach/Cheer Advisor is suspended for the next A or B game only. On the second offense. Any League Official has a right to appeal. If for some reason. If the person disagrees with the Executive Board decision they may follow the procedures outlined in Section F. Team Director. Game Officials should dismiss a Coach or Cheerleader Advisor during a game. or continued later when stopped. If a person is found to be in violation of a BYLAW. may cause the game to be discontinued at the decision of the referee and the entire game replayed. for appearing on the field with the odor of alcoholic beverages on his/her breath and for misconduct. (12) Any Player. Within (48) hours from that point an appeal hearing will be held. that Player/Cheerleader or Coach/Cheerleader Advisor is suspended automatically from the next game also. Cheerleader Advisor. Cheerleader Advisor. the Executive Board reserves the right to extend the ban for life. The League President may attend but per Roberts Rules of Order. at the direction of the Board of Directors. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department will be called and they will be removed from the field. whichever they were ejected during. which. (11) All Executive Board members shall ensure that all BYLAWS are being followed by everyone involved with the WCJFL. the referee can issue a unsportsmanlike penalty against the team. Cheer Advisor or Board member suspended for any reason may appeal their suspension within (24) hours. Cheerleader. (10) Any Coach. Assistant Coach. (a) If dismissed from the League for Misconduct or any other reason. (4) A Player/Coach who is participating in a game may be ejected from a game by a participating referee in accordance with National Federation of High School Associations rules during a game without right to appeal.(2) Any riots. parent or spectator who verbally assaults anyone at any WCJFL function will face disciplinary action by the Executive Board based on the following: (1) Verbal Warning (2) Written notice (3) Game Suspension and pending ban from the League (8) Any player caught throwing a helmet or that is seen by any Executive Board member defacing any League issued equipment shall be removed from that game and suspended from the next game. if necessary. (a) If a flag is thrown on a bench. Cheerleader. This offense must be witnessed by an Official. the consequences will result in: (a) 1st offense Written warning (b) 2nd offense Suspension (c) 3rd offense Dismissal If the initial violation is deemed serious. (5) A Player/Cheerleader/Parent on the sideline outside of active play or Coach/Cheerleader Advisor/Parent who is heard using profanity or racial slurs will be automatically suspended for that game. Player. If the crowd becomes unruly. Cheerleader Advisor or Board member may be dismissed for malfeasance of duty in coaching their team/squad. (7) Any Coach. is serious enough to warrant drastic action. the Coach/Advisor will be dismissed from the League automatically without recourse. Assistant Coach. If the Coach/Advisor is dismissed by Game Officials a second time during the season. that person will automatically be suspended for the next game of the season. This hearing will be overseen by the appropriate level: The League President and (2) other Executive Board members. the individual that causes a flag will be held responsible. Player. mob participation of the fans or other undue disturbance to the continuation of the game. This is based on (1) calendar year from the infraction. in the opinion of the majority of the League Officials. (3) If any Player/Cheerleader or Coach/Cheerleader Advisor is ejected from the game. may not have a Revised 5/2016 Page 16 . Executive Board member. not both. Any other disciplinary action will be decided by the Executive Board before the next game. #12 for appeal. Team Director.

No exceptions! (16) TAUNTING If any Player is seen taunting any other Player on the other team or his/her own team or any Player is seen or heard talking back to a League Officer or Game Official. the Head Coach or Head Cheer Advisor and Executive Board will meet to decide the proper action with the Executive Board having the final decision. The first time any of this is seen. Assistant Coaches and Team Voting Directors. if needed. (17) Any Head Coach. (b) Brothers and sisters trying out at the same time go as one draft choice.vote. If that Head Coach is no longer Head Coach at the next draft. Player. It is the Head Coach’s responsibility to notify an Executive Board member of a player’s reluctance to play prior to the starting of the game. “I DIDN’T KNOW” is not a valid excuse. The top (2) Senior Head Coaches of the appropriate level and the Senior Head (or next if the Senior Head Coach is unavailable) the other level. the team will not have to give up its draft picks. (15) Any team found to be using players of illegal age shall forfeit any and all games that the illegal player participated in. Revised 5/2016 Page 17 . County teams. the Player and Head Coach will receive a verbal warning. Cheerleader Advisor or member of this League can be disciplined before being notified of the specific BYLAW alleged in violation and without his/her or the team’s opportunity to defend against said alleged violation. (f) Any player who fails a school grade between the grades of 3rd to 8th. running back. (19) No Team Coach. the Player and Head Coach will be suspended the next game. A majority vote rules. come into the city draft at the beginning of the 9th round. (e) There will be a separate draft for both the A Team and B Team. (2) Junior League Head Coach will forfeit their first (2) draft picks the following year and be suspended from the following game. and ball carrier) will be automatically dismissed from the Washington County Junior Football League. Assignment of players will be made as follows: (a) Sons or daughters of Head Coaches.e. the Head Coach will receive (1) warning and on the second offense: (1) PEE WEE Head Coach will be suspended from the following game. Section G Draft/Boundaries/Scheduling ARTICLE I Draft (1) The Annual Draft will be presided over by the Player Agent. upon returning to WCJFL. The second offense. (d) All players released by (1) team go into the draft and may be selected by another team. (18) Every member of the WCJFL will abide by these BYLAWS as set forth by the majority. To be considered actively involved in a given year. who have been actively involved with the same team for (2) previous years prior to the present draft. Noncompliance will result in disciplinary action. the Head Coach will be responsible for their behavior on the practice and playing field. Game film can be used for verification. (c) Brothers and sisters of players presently on a team are automatically placed on that team if they tryout. and (1) more Head Coach of the appropriate level. Assistant Coach or Team Director who knowingly removes a Player’s “red stripe” to enable the player to play a different position (i. (14) Upon verification of any child not receiving his due playing time (minimum of (3) plays per half). will be declared an automatic pick by that team. Cheerleader or family member) or the team who is directly responsible are identified. linebacker. All players released will be handled by the Player Agent. must move on with the original grade group. the names of the Assistant Coaches and Team Voting Directors must be submitted to the League Officials before the first registration date of the first season involved and must be listed in the program for (2) previous consecutive years. The order of the draft will be in reverse order of each team’s win/loss record of regular season play. (13) If a member of a team is found to have participated in any acts of vandalism of stadium property (any participant. penalties may be modified due to severity of infraction. There will be a maximum of (2) players per year that can automatically be assigned to a team using this guideline.

who have openings on their team roster will be allowed to participate in the supplemental draft. and 1st round in 2006. This game will be played on Thursday or the next available night. The order of the supplemental draft will be on an as needed basis. The two games between City/County will be rotated every season. (2nd Week) The winners from week (1) will play the winner from their division. Players outside the County may play in the League with approval of the Executive Board. If there are several teams with the same amount of players. City Team plays City Teams. (b) Head to Head (if applicable) (c) Record against common opponents starting with best to worst.1 Team Williamsport High District. a special Playoff game or games will be scheduled without lengthening the season. they will draft 2nd in the rounds. The 2nd place team from each division will play the 3rd place team from the same division. with X amount of games being played on the front field of Marty Snook Park. If a team has a minimum of (32) players. The Board of Directors has the right to move Players out of their boundaries if rosters are filled in the County and not in the City or vice versa. MD.2 Teams Clear Spring High District. starting with the team who has the lowest #s and so forth. The following are the criteria for determining division standings: (a) Record County teams go by the County team record only & City teams go by city record only.2 Teams Hancock High District. County Teams play County Teams. the teams with a great number of returners (counting brother options) will pick in the draft as normally done but would be required to cease draft picks when the remaining numbers of undrafted players reach the level necessary to ensure teams with insufficient numbers can reach parity.2 teams (2) When a player or parent provides a legal document to the League to prove boundary.1 Teams Boonsboro High District. All Head Coaches. (h) Any Gentleman’s agreement between Head Coaches must be witnessed by and Executive Board member to be valid and enforced. (2) If there are insufficient numbers to ensure all teams will have at least the minimum number of players required for team play. The Coaching personnel shall reserve the authority to continue as a Player whose residence changed after becoming a member of the League. in time for each Coach to file a complaint if they can prove the document to be false in any way. (d) If tie is still not broken. Boundaries for each team will be the designated high school address according to the Board of Education. (g) A supplemental draft will be held. ARTICLE II Boundaries (1) All players must reside in Washington County. alternating rounds beginning in the 2nd round in 2005. The teams scheduled on Opening Day will rotate yearly. (3rd Week) Championship Game. due to the Saints not being a North or South High team. (a) The next year’s “A & B Team” schedules will be based on the previous year’s “A Team” win/loss record of regular season play. or (1) of his Assistant Coaches.1 Team Smithsburg High District.1 Team South High District. they do not have to take a player from the supplemental draft if they wish. The Saints will draft from both sides. then the original draft order will be used. The Teams will be aligned as follows: North High District. (2) Playoffs-(1st Week) The 1st place team from each division will play the 4th place team from the same division. the League shall obtain a copy of the document and the League will provide each Head Coach a copy before the Draft. The Player Agent will preside at said draft. Revised 5/2016 Page 18 . The County players placed in the Player pool will remain County players after the City draft. (3) Eagles are a South High Feeder team and the Chiefs are a North High Feeder team (already passed and in effect). ARTICLE III Season Scheduling (1) Each season will start.

including the Playoffs and Graduation games.00 registration fee when sold for the 1st child and $30.00 towards fundraising. nonrefundable. (3) League Fees must be paid in full by start of season.e. Section H Registration ARTICLE I Registration Fee (1) A $75.A $40 non-refundable sign-up fee for each football player is due at initial sign up with $30 of that fee for registration and $10 towards fundraising. Registration for Cheerleaders will be $45/10 tickets to reflect a $55 registration fee and siblings of Cheer will be $30/10 tickets for a total registration fee of $40. Player Agent or Assistant Player Agent. Registration for the 2nd player (sibling) will be $30. (4) An original birth certificate must be seen and verified by the President. If one of each signs up. Each player will be given 10 raffle tickets at sign up to sell to get their $10 back (parent’s option). with 10 raffle tickets towards fundraising to reflect a $45. Section J Concessions/Chains ARTICLE I Concession Stand/Sideline Chains (1) The Junior League Vice President shall be responsible for scheduling Teams/Cheerleading squads for the Concession stand/sideline chains duties so that the duties do not conflict with the game schedule. All chain personnel must be 18 years of age or older. shall make the initial order and maintain the inventory in the Concession stand. nonrefundable. the higher seeded team will choose which side of the field they will be on. that fee will take precedence as the higher fee and sibling discount for flag will apply to the player. a. he/she shall lay out the procedures necessary to maximize efficiency in the operation of the stand. along with 10 raffle tickets to reflect a $20 registration fee when sold. along with 10 raffle tickets for each additional child in the family (must live in the same household).00. (3) During the Playoffs.00 back (parent’s option). #1 seed team wants the Visitor sideline. (Must live in the same household) (2) The registration fee for Cheerleaders will be $55. (2) The Concession Stand Manager.00. Revised 5/2016 Page 19 . must wear white jersey and be considered Visitor).00 of that fee for registration and $10. a coin toss may be used to decide which team is in and which teams are playing the special Playoff game as described in (d). Registration for the 2nd player (sibling) will be $60. non-refundable.00 registration fee when sold. with approval from the Executive Board. All Teams and Cheerleading squads will be responsible for manning of the concession stand/sideline chains/trash detail and 50/50 during the season. should the sibling be a cheer registration fee. (e) As a final tie breaking method involving more than (2) teams. (f) No team may be eliminated by a coin toss.00. Each player will be given 10 raffle tickets at sign up to sell to get your $10. (2) Standing will be kept by the WCJFL Junior Division Vice President. (Must live in the same household). Flag .00 nonrefundable sign-up fee for each football Player is due at initial sign with $65. the football player will always pay the most. along with 10 raffle tickets to reflect a $50. Section I League Standings ARTICLE I Standings (1) No trophies or banners will be given by the League to the Championship Team. nonrefundable. but must wear the proper jersey (i.

Any team without a sponsor will have to pay the League $200. This is entirely the responsibility of the individual participating. This rule will be stated on the registration form that is signed by every parent prior to the season. Section K Liability ARTICLE I Insurance (1) The Washington County Junior Football League. Cheerleader Advisors. Cheerleaders. The sign off sheet for a given night will be accompanied by the deposit slip provided by the Treasurer. Officials. Section L Team Fundraising ARTICLE I Fundraising Rules (1) It is the responsibility of each team to support fundraising efforts of the League.. Those (2) people are to be Executive Board members. Coaches.(3) Each Football team and Cheerleader squad will be responsible for setting up the field before the game and trash detail after the game when assigned concession stand/sideline duties. (5) Two people will be required to count and sign off on all Concession Stand nightly receipts. Coaches. the Head Coach will be suspended for the first game of the season. Referees or any other supervisory personnel are not responsible for injuries to persons or damage to property. (2) The League will provide no insurance. (6) If a parent signs up to work in the Concession Stand and fails to show up or find someone to work in their place. A sign off sheet will be created by the Treasurer for this purpose. This tape is required to accompany all night receipts from Concession Stand sales. parent or spectators. Directors.00 by August 15th of that year or they will not take the field. Each Head Coach and Cheer Advisor will give the Concession Stand Manager or Vice President a list of the parents scheduled to work each game. Officers. Inc. (a) If a team fails to support the League authorized fundraising event at the Annual Fireman’s Bonanza Extravaganza. Cheerleader Advisors. Section M Equipment/Officials Revised 5/2016 Page 20 . such as Players. (4) WCJFL is required to purchase a register with a working receipt tape. The team names and logos are the property of the WCJFL. These will be turned over to the Treasurer who will keep those records and make them available for the audit at year’s end. Individual teams/squads that are not sure of the appropriateness of their proposed fundraisers should get Executive Board approval before beginning said fundraisers. all of whom participate at their own risk. Inc. their child will lose playing privileges for the following game. Individual team/squad fundraising shall not interfere with League fundraisers. and shall not be used for any other purposes. Mascots.

WCJFL BOD has approved use of current WCJFL teams’ equipment/uniform use. monitored by the Executive Board. Should any issue arise not covered by either. they may do so. All equipment must be approved in the National Federation of High School Association Rules. They will appoint representatives to be present throughout each contest to assist. There shall be no unauthorized officials. (3) Teams will be financially responsible for replacement of uniforms and equipment if not collected at the end of the year. it will then be presented for majority vote at any time. (2) There must be (4) Officials presiding over each Junior League game. If time on the clock becomes a discrepancy. held at M&T. Revised 5/2016 Page 21 . (2) Mouthpieces must be attached to the facemask of the helmet and colored as opposed to clear. If any equipment/uniforms bought through fundraising using any League trademarks (ie. WCIF (Washington County Indoor Football) will have its own account. as well as to enter into control of the game. will then follow WCJFL bylaws already in place. team name) and/or Fed EIN. WCJFL will follow all NG365 rules. Until WCIF is self-sufficient with uniform/equipment needs. The Executive Board will entertain extenuating circumstances. Any rules not covered. 4. ADDENDUM TO BYLAWS FOR INDOOR RULES 1. operated under WCJFL’s Federal EIN. Washington County Indoor Football. This equipment then belongs to the team. They will reinforce all playing rules. name. 3.ARTICLE I Equipment (1) If any team wishes to purchase uniforms for their team. dba. it then becomes property of WCJFL. Example: If a team wants colored pants to match the jerseys. 5. they may purchase the pants. a. the Game Officials will take control of the game. ARCTICLE II Officials (1) League Officials will be secured by the League Headquarters to handle games. 2.