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Identification and Verification


The FCYFL has strict rules on identification used to validate player eligibility.  These are league rules and Arlington cannot offer any exceptions or waivers.  In order for Arlington to participate in the FCYFL, Arlington players must abide by these rules.

Each player must obtain a Player Identification Card. The card will be required as an official player identification at all FCYFL Weigh-Ins, and upon demand by the FCYFL Standards and Rules Committee pursuant to the execution of the Committee's official duties.

Player Identification Card shall be the sole allowable proof of age in determining a player's eligibility.


Initial Eligibility Requirements

Only the following forms of identification are accepted as Player Identification Cards:

Commonwealth of Virginia Identification Card as issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Issue date must be within five (5) years of December 1st of current calendar year. Card must display the player's photograph, date of birth, date of issue and signature of player or printed first/last names of those players under ten (10) years of age.  Cards are available from all Virginia DMV Offices at a nominal charge. Original birth certificate and social security card (or other DMV approved identification) are required to obtain Identification Card.

Commonwealth of Virginia Learner's Permit as issued by the Virginia DMV. Issue date must be within five (5) years of December 1st of current calendar year. Card must display the player's photograph, date of birth, date of issue and signature of player.

Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License as issued by the Virginia DMV. Issue date must be within five (5) years of December 1st of current calendar year. Card must display the player's photograph, date of birth, date of issue and signature of player.

  • No other Identification Cards/Proof of Age are acceptable (to include Military ID and Passports).
  • All identification cards must be valid, current, and issued within the time frame noted above.
  • Cards take 10-15 days to receive after applying for them, so do not wait!  A DMV-issued identification card is REQUIRED as Official Player Identification at all FCYFL Weigh-Ins.


Maintaining Eligibility

All Player Identification Cards of eligible participants shall be maintained during the football season by the Player. All Player Identification Cards shall be available on demand from FCYFL Standards and Rules Committee members.

If at any time during the season, a protest is filed against a player, the Commissioner and Head Coach of the player against whom the protest has been lodged shall attend the FCYFL Standards and Rules Committee Meeting or Weigh-In, as specified, with the Player Identification Card.