2017 New AGE & WEIGHTS

2017 AGE & WEIGHT LIMITS
League age determination - Player's age ON or BEFORE  July 31st. (No weight restrictions for FLAG Football)

TACKLE FOOTBALL - Level by Level specifics:

Eighty (80LB) Pound Level (7 & 8 yrs old) - A player may not weigh more than 82 lbs. on WEEK 1 of the game schedule. Players may not turn 9 years of age Prior to August 1 of the calendar year of the football season to be eligible to play on the 80 lb. level.

The “older/lighter” rule allows a league age 9 year old to retain a third year of eligibility providing they do not exceed the 64 lbs. restriction and meet the age guidelines.

  • Player must be 9 years old by August 1 and
  • Cannot turn 10 until after November 30th of the playing year.
  • The minimum age for the 80 lb. team is 7, which must reached by August 1 of the playing year.

One Hundred and five (105LB) Pound Level (9 & 10 yrs old) - A player may not weigh more than 107 lbs. on WEEK 1 of the game schedule. Players may not turn 11 years of age Prior to August 1 of the calendar year of the football season to be eligible to play on the 105 lb. team.

The “older/lighter” rule allows a league age 11 year old to retain a third year of eligibility providing they do not exceed the 85 lb. restriction and meet the age guidelines.

  • Player must be 11 years old by August 1 and
  • Cannot turn 12 until after November 30th of the playing year.
  • The minimum age for the 105 lb. team is 8. Age must be reached prior to August 1 of the playing year.

One Hundred Thirty (130LB) Pound Level (11, 12 and 13 yrs old) - Players may not weigh more than 130 lbs. on WEEK 1 of the game schedule. Players may not turn 14 years of age prior to August 1 of the calendar year of the football season to be eligible to play on the 130 lb. team.

  • The minimum age for the 130 lb. team is 9. Age must be reached Prior to August 1 of the Playing year.
  • NO 9th Graders are Eligible for the 130 lb Level
  • NO High School Players are Eligible for the 130 lb Level.
  • NO Older Lighter Rule Available for 130 lb. Level.

 

Are there weight increases during the season?

Yes - An increase of one (1) lb. will be allowed for each week of play for NON-Older/Lighters beginning on WEEK 2 of the game schedule.

There will be a 2 lb. weight increase for Older/Lighter players on WEEK 4 of the season and again on WEEK 8 of the game schedule.  NO additional weight allowance will be given to older lighters.

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE: (6pm-8pm)

AUGUST:

  • (4) or (5) nights per week @Beaver Creek Elementary School

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER / NOVEMBER:

  • (3) practice nights per week @DYW Fields and (1) Weekend Game (Team Practice nights determined by each Head Coach)

 

COMMON QUESTIONS:

What is the difference between Varsity and Junior Varsity?
Varsity teams are teams that compete for a league championship.
JV teams are instructional teams with no undue emphasis on winning.

Is DYW 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 contact football player need to buy for 1st day of practice?
We will provide your child with helmet, shoulder pads and a mouthpiece. You will need to provide cleats, socks, athletic supporter, girdle, pants, and practice jersey. Practice jerseys can be purchased at the Beaver Creek practice field.

Before my child can practice is a full medical clearance required?
Yes - A child will not be able to participate in contact or stunting drills until a medical clearance release is obtained from a physician.

 

For additional questions, please email Chris Shoemaker