Hopkinton Ashland AYF: FAQ - Age & Grade

Wednesday, February 15
Age and Grade Guidlines
These are the division classifications as defined by American Youth Football that Hopkinton Ashland AYF will be fielding teams. First grade teams and younger will not be used this year.
  
INSTRUCTIONAL DIVISION*
Team
Age as of July 31
Max dressed weight
Tiny Mite
7 and under
85 + 5 = 90
Mitey Mite
9 and under
100 + 5 = 105
1st Grade
Protected age 7 as of 12/31
Unrestricted
2nd Grade
Protected age 8 as of 12/31
Unrestricted
3rd Grade
Protected age 9 as of 12/31
Unrestricted
*Instructional Division can be established/adjusted as your conference sees fit, adjust to the needs of your area with this chart as a guideline. 
Sample playing rules for instructional division can be found online.
Pre-game weigh in must be conducted prior to each game.
ALL – AMERICAN DIVISION
Grade Based / Age Protected
Grade Max.
Age Range
Protected Age
Protected Age Explanation
4th
8/9/10
10
10 in 4th grade can not turn 11 on or before 12/31
5th
9/10/11
11
11 in 5th grade can not turn 12 on or before 12/31
6th
10/11/12
12
12 in 6h grade can not turn 13 on or before 12/31
7th
11/12/13
13
13 in 7th grade can not turn 14 on or before 12/31
8th
12/13/14
14
14 in 8th grade can not turn 15 on or before 12/31
9th
13/14/15
15
15 in 9th grade can not turn 16 on or before 12/31
Grades can be combined. 
9th Grade classification for area without 9th grade high school program.