The Plainfield Midget Football Association is a proud member of the Southern New England Youth Football Conference (SNEYFC) and are thereby governed by the rules set therein. Following is some general information, more will be coming once the new season and any updated SNEYFC by-laws have been approved.
To learn more about the SNEYFC such as field locations, league by‐laws and other useful information on the league, please click the link below.
The following information applies to all divisions of play:
There are limitations for players that exceed the skill position weight limit at each level of play. These players are allowed to lineup anywhere on the line of scrimmage (which is from sideline to sideline). However, these players are not allowed to run, catch, or throw the football and must have a jersey number assigned from 50 to 79.
Although the SNEYFC by-laws do not require any minimum play time, we feel that it is still important as these are the learning years prior to high school. Therefore, for our Senior, Junior, and Micro divisions we have instituted a minimum of 6 plays per player and for the Pee Wee division 8 plays.
However, the players need to qualify for this minimum each week by ensuring they show up for practices, putting forth an effort, and behaving appropriately. Through these stipulations we hope to not only teach the child teamwork and how to play football, but also how to be disciplined, dedicated, and dependable.
The SNEYFC does not run an official flag division and is instead run internally within our own league. It is possible games could be setup with other towns' Flag divisions but not required. This is meant to be instructional level of football for children ages 4-5 with coaches on the field at all times and coaches acting as referees. Scores will not be kept and there will be a running clock for both halves of the game.
Cheer will consist of three competitive teams for the Seniors, Juniors, and Micros. These teams will compete at the end of the season in a cheer competition organized by the SNEYFC, which will be hosted at Foxwoods for the 2023 season. There will also be a Minis and Flag cheerleading team but will instead be asked to perform an exhibition routine during the aforementioned competition (subject to change).
All cheer squads travel with their respective football teams for each game and will cheer on the sidelines for their team. In addition, for both home and away games, each squad will perform a half-time routine.
The guidelines for cheer divisions go by grade level rather than age and are as follows: