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Each year the WMJFL Board of Directors updates the rule book, guidelines, web site and more so that parents, coaches, players, and even officials are up to date on what the league has done to get ready for the upcoming season.  These "Points of Emphasis" are for all to review with the hope that all involved will better understand what our league is all about and what is expected.  Here are some "Points" to be aware of for the 2020 WMJFL season...

Practices
Teams can practice on dates set by WMJFL.  You can expect 2-3 practices each week, usually on weeknights.  Communities are allowed to begin practicing the week of August 10.  Players are required to have 3 days of practice without pads before being allowed to participate in full contact practices and games.  Also, before Labor Day, teams are allowed no more than three practices featuring full contact.  After Labor Day, teams will then only be allowed no more than two days of full player-to-player contact practice not to exceed 90 minutes per week of contact.  This is an MHSAA rule strongly supported by the WMJFL

 Weigh Ins

This is a mandatory function of the WMJFL and must be done before every game.  To make sure your community is doing this correctly click the "League Info" tab and then click "Season Breakdown & Game Procedures".  It is line item #15

2020 & 2021 New Rules
 Click the "League Info" tab and then click the listing for "League Rules".  New rules are highlighted and bolded in RED
Clock Management...see Rule #8
Yellow Striped Players...see Rule #18
Conduct of Coaches/Spectators...see Rule #24
Third & Fourth Grade Change...see Rule #26

New Venues
Several communities have new, updated and/or additional sites for games. They include the following...
Allendale may play some home games at their varsity field
Kellogssville's home field has installed new synthetic turf
South Christian has a new site for home games located at 7979 Kalamazoo Avenue in Byron Center (49315)
Wyoming will play home games at Wyoming Junior High School located at 2125 Wrenwood in Wyoming (49519)
Zeeland will be playing games at their stadium, only, for the 2019 season

Knowledge of our Rules
The WMJFL rules are very similar to those of the MHSAA but we also have numerous league rules that come into play.  The expectation is that our coaches and officials know these rules and have rule books on site so for reference, if needed.  Parents are strongly encouraged to read the rule book so as to better understand what we are trying to do and the focus we have on development

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