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After thoroughly vetting all options, the Bert Bell Conference and DYW have concluded that aligning ages more appropriately has a greater importance than capping weights at each level. We feel that every child should have the opportunity to play Football with their classmates. The new alignment also allows for players to grow at a natural pace without fear of needing to play "up" due to body type. Each level will still offer a Varsity and Junior Varsity structure.

Newly aligned AGE only Divisions:

Division   Age * Rules
Flag Program   5-6 years MUST be 5 by August 1st of playing year
Rookie Tackle   7 years MUST be 7 by August 1st of playing year
8 & 9 Program   8-9 years MUST be 9 by August 1st of playing year
10 & 11 Program   10-11 years MUST be 10 by August 1st of playing year
12 & 13 Program   12 & 13 years MUST be 12 by August 1st of playing year

Our NEW Rookie Tackle Division serves as a bridge-game between flag football and 11-player tackle – and is a part of USA Football’s adoption of the United States Olympic Committee’s American Development Model (ADM).


Congrats to our DYW Cheer Alumni!

The following athletes made High School Cheer Rosters:

Ava Clements - Bishop Shanahan

Lily Angstadt - Downingtown East

Mackenzie Graybill - Twin Valley

Grace Barton - Downingtown West

Bridget Boyle - Downingtown West

Emily Breneman - Downingtown West

Olivia Day - Downingtown West

Maddie Eckenrode - Downingtown West

Kaitlyn Harvey - Downingtown West

Gabby Hetrick - Downingtown West

Lauren Modica - Downingtown West

Casey Sabastino - Downingtown West

Lexie Spatz - Downingtown West

Sierra Weckerly - Downingtown West

Olivia Wilson - Downingtown West


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