The Columbus Passing League "CPL" is an innovative, safe and effective concept, that will enhance the development of Columbus area young football players.
CPL is a non-contact football league that will provide youth athletes the opportunities to hone their skills in the passing game outside of the regulation fall football season.
Rules: American Flag Football Rule Adoption & Elite 7evens 7v7
Eligibility: Entering fall 2020 1st-grade through 6th-grade boys and girls. Adult 18+
Divisions: 1/2 grade, 3/4 grade, 5/6 grade and Adult Men's League
Teams: Minimum 7 players. Maximum 12 players. School/Club Coaches are allowed to assemble a team.
Youth League: 6 teams per division
Adult League: 8 teams
Youth League: Individual player registration is considered "Free Agents" and teams assembled by the CPL will consist of "Free Agents"
Adult League: Team registration only.
Registration: August 3, 2020 - September 1, 2020
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE *subject to change*
Games: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
Practices: Teams are allowed to practice in designated areas 15 minutes prior to their game(s). Coaches can organize (2) practices during the week voluntarily
Equipment: Mouthpiece, Cleats to be worn at all times. No pads - Soft Shell helmet is optional, but encouraged. Flags will be issued to each team prior to game and returned to CPL staff after each game.
Cost: Individual "Free Agent" 70.00 (Youth Only) | Team 700.00
Adult Teams: $700
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Where will games be played?
A. Games will be played at Columbus North high school football fields
Q. Where and When are practices?
A. Teams can practice 15 minutes prior to games on Sundays in designated areas. Coaches can hold up to 2 practices on their own time throughout the week. Coaches are responsible for finding their own practice location.
Q. Who will be the coaches and how do you become a coach?
A. We encourage parents and local youth coaches to volunteer. A parent or coach can organize a team. We also need volunteer coaches for teams organized of "Free Agents" by the CPL board.
Q. What does my league fee cover?
A. Each "Free Agent" player will be issued a game shirt. If you choose the option purchase a soft shell helmet, your child will receive a CPL licensed protective head gear. Teams that register are required to provide their own uniforms.
Q. When and what time do games start?
A. League games begin on September 13 and will follow on every Sunday through October 18. Games will start at 1:00pm
Q. What equipment will my child need?
A. The CPL 7v7 league is non-contact. Traditional tackle football equipment (helmet, shoulder pads, etc) is not needed. Although a mouthpiece is required. We highly recommend the used of a soft-shell helmet. The type of shoe is optional, but we do play on grass and turf.
Q. Can parents/fans attend games?
A. The CPL will abide by and adhere to all Indiana and local health official mandates in regard to Covid-19 protocol and guidelines. If spectators are permissible, we will allow them.
Q. Are you doing any health screenings prior to participation?
A. Prior to entering the facility, every player, coach and staff member will receive a temperature check, and asked a set of Covid-19 questions and asked to comply with the face covering mandate set by the state.
Youth League Registration (Individual)
Individual registration designates the athlete as a "Free Agent". The player will be placed on a team, selected by the CPL board. Jersey will be provided. $70
Youth League Registration (Team)
CLUB/SCHOOL Coaches register your team(s). Minimum of 7 players required. Maximum of 12 players each team. Team(s) are responsible for team uniforms and footballs. $700
Adult Men's League Registration (Team)
Team manager register your team(s). Minimum of 7 players required. Maximum of 12 players each team. Team(s) are responsible for team uniforms and footballs.
PO Box 318
Columbus, IN 47202