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The Lenape Valley Patriots Football and Cheer Program is proud to participate in the Morris County Youth Football League (MCYFL).  The MCYFL plays in Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties and is home to approximately 22 football clubs. LVP is fortunate to play our home games at Lenape Valley Regional High School.

Our robust Flag Football Program pays a 5 on 5 player format. All games are internal within the LVP organization at CO Johnson.

Weight, Age & Grade limits exist for each of the levels of tackle football.


MCYFL Weight Chart


 Here are the requirements:

Level               Age as of       Upper Weight             Equipment     Limit with

                        August 1st       Limit                            Allotment       Equipment


Clinic                      9             100 lbs                         7 lbs                 107 lbs

Tackle to Tackle-                     104 lbs                         9 lbs                113 lbs


Pee Wee                  11           123 lbs                          8 lbs                 131 lbs

Tackle to Tackle-                     131 lbs                        10 lbs                 141 lbs


Varsity                    14           161 lbs                         10 lbs               171 lbs

Tackle to Tackle-                     171 lbs                        12 lbs               183 lbs

*** Cannot turn 15 before November 15th



Weight Increases for Clinic

  • 1 pound growth weight for 3-4 weeks
  • Additional 1 pound for weeks 5-6 weeks
  • Additional 1 pound for weeks 7-8 weeks
  • Additional 1 pound for weeks 9-10 weeks


Weight Increases for Pee Wee and Varsity

  • 1 pound growth weight each week for weeks 3-7
  • Additional 1 pound for weeks 8 and 9 and through playoffs


MCYFL By-laws…Each team may be allowed to play only two (2) of these players at a time and only on plays from scrimmage and only from Tackle to Tackle. These players will not be allowed to play on kick-off or kick-receiving…
…These players shall be identified by transverse stripping of no less than 1 inch wide running from ear hole to ear hole on the back side of the helmet…


The Lenape Valley Patriots Football and Cheer Program will begin practice the first week of August for the padded levels and the third week of August for the flag levels.  Please note that MCYFL rules state that the first two practices for a player will not be in pads, and there will be no contact until after three practices are completed.