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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: 

  • 7 yrs "Rookie" Division (Age: 7 only)
  • 8/9 Division (Ages: 8 & 9)
  • 10/11 Division (Ages: 10 & 11)
  • 12/13 Division (Ages: 12 & 13)

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).



2018 Registration Fees

Month Registration Amount
February & March $99
April, May, June $149
July & August $199
**Football & Cheer Fundraising Fee** $100 per Family
***FAMILY MAX*** $500 per Family
FLAG Football & FLAG Cheer FREE in 2018

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