There are Seven Divisions of play, all determined by a strict age/weight scale
to ensure safe and balanced competition.
Ages and Weights for Tackle Football Programs:
|Age/Weight Division||Age(s)||Certification Weight Range||Registration Fees|
|TINY-MITE||5-6-7||35-75 lbs||Early Bird $200.00|
|MITEY-MITE||7-8-9||50-100 lbs.||Early Bird $210.00|
|JUNIOR PEE WEE||8-9-10||65-115 lbs||Early Bird $210.00|
|(older/lighter)||11*||65-95 lbs||$ 230.00|
|PEE WEE||9-10-11||80-130 lbs||Early Bird $210.00|
|(older/lighter)||12*||80-110 lbs||$ 230.00|
|JUNIOR MIDGET||10-11-12||95-155 lbs||Early Bird $210.00|
|(older/lighter)||13*||95-135 lb||$ 230.00|
|MIDGET||12-13-14||110-180 lbs||Early Bird $210.00|
|(older/lighter)||15*||110-160 lb||$ 230.00|
|UNLIMITED||11-12-13-14||105 lbs+||Early Bird $210.00|
|(older/lighter)||No older/lighter||No older/lighter||$ 230.00|
|CHEER||5-14||Additional fees collected||Early Bird $210.00|
|during the season||$ 230.00|
*The asterisked (*) provisions in each division allow the so-called “older but lighter” player to also qualify. The last year of eligibility falls under more stringent weight restrictions, per above.
A child’s age on July 31 is his/her age for the season. A player may gain 1 pound per week after the second game, up to a maximum of 9 pounds.
The article below is a great read on head injuries and youth football. This comes after the news of Illinois wanting to ban youth tackle football until the age of 12.