GVFL is a member of the Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference. All parents should take the time to
and become familiar with the rules and
of the league.
review the Great Valley Stadium
for field use.
review the GVFL policies
How long does the season run?
This will vary depending on the team your child participates on, however most seasons run from early August until the second or
third weekend in November.
When is Cheerleading practice?
Practice for all cheerleaders will be determined by:
Kirsten Shawn, Director: 610-220-4179 or
Janeen Mitchell, Cheer Parent Coordinator email@example.com
What are the age and weight limits?
League age is your age on June 30th. (Weight limits* are for football only)
Flag Football and Flag Cheerleading 5 – 6 years old boys and girls
80lb Football 7 – 8 yrs. old – 80 lb. max. (9 yrs old 60lb. max.)
Pee Wee Cheerleading 7 – 8 yrs. old
100lb Football 9 – 10 yrs. old – 100 lb. max. (11yrs old 80lb. max.)
Youth Cheerleading 9 – 10 yrs. old
120lb Football 11 – 12 yrs. old – 120 lb. max. (13yrs old 105lb. max.)
Junior Cheerleading 9 – 12 yrs. old
Senior Cheerleading 11 – 15 yrs. old
*Weights increase 1lb. every week of the season.
What is the difference between varsity and junior varsity?
Varsity teams are teams that compete for a league championship and are chosen from all players eligible at each weight class.
Is GVFL a traveling organization?
Yes, most of our schedule will be made up of teams in Chester County. Some games will be played in Delaware County.
What does my football player need to buy for 1st day of practice?
We will provide your child with jersey, helmet, shoulder pads, pants, thigh and knee pads, and jersey.
You will need to provide cleats (molded rubber), socks, cup & athletic supporter, girdle with hip and tailbone
pads, and mouthguard.
What does my cheerleader need to buy for 1st day of practice?
A cheerleader needs a t-shirt, cotton shorts, and sneakers, hair in ponytail, water bottle and physical.
Before my child can start practice do I need a full physical?
A child will not be able to participate in contact or stunting drills until a medical release is obtained from a physician.
Do flag football players and cheerleaders get uniforms like the bigger kids?
Flag football players will be issued game jerseys and pants.
Flag cheerleaders will be issued regular cheerleading uniforms.
If you have a question that wasn’t answered above, contact
Vince McAneney, vince@GVFL.org
or 610-563-7921 (cell)