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BYYA Tackle Football Information

2016 YOUTH TACKLE FOOTBALL CALENDAR

August 8 - August 27      Registration ($75) - No Child may be turned away during this period.
August 18 ASEP Clinic, 7:00 pm @ Girard Park Recreation Center
August 24

Teams may begin conditioning practice, minimum of three (3) days required.

Practice with pads may start once conditioning requirements have been satisfied.

August 29 Neighborhoods may begin drafting teams.
August 31 Weigh-Ins, 6:00pm @ Arceneaux Park
September 17/18 Jamborees
September 21

Coaches Meeting @ 6:30pm @ Girard Park Recreation Center

September 23

Last day to weigh-in before season begins or to re-weigh to make weight.

September 26 Season Begins
October 14 Move-in Weigh-in Deadline
November 19/20

Turkey Bowl


Participants age is determined by their age as of August 31, 2015.   Ages offered are 9 to 13 and must meet all weight requirements.


NINER LEAGUE: 9 YEAR OLDS:

To be eligible for participation in the Niner League, a player must be 9 years of age before September 1st of the current year and he cannot turn 10 years of age prior to September 1st of the current year.   Eight (8) year old players are not eligible.   The minimum weight for this league is 50 lbs.   There is no maximum weight for 9 year old players, however, those 9 year olds weighing over 100 lbs. MUST PLAY interior line (tackle to tackle), on offense and/or defense, in a 3 or 4 point stance and cannot receive or carry the ball.   A 9 year old player cannot play in more than one league.


MITE LEAGUE:  9-10 YEAR OLDS:

To be eligible for participation in the Mite League, a player must be 9 years of age before September 1st of the current year and he cannot turn 11 years of age prior to September 1st of the current year.   Eight (8) year old players are not eligible.   The minimum weight for a 9 year old in this league is 100 lbs.   There is no maximum weight for 9 year old players, however, those 9 year olds weighing over 130 lbs. MUST PLAY interior line (tackle to tackle), on offense and/or defense, in a 3 or 4 point stance and cannot receive or carry the ball.   Those 10 year olds weighing over 100 lbs. MUST PLAY interior line (tackle to tackle), on offense and/or defense, in a 3 or 4 point stance and cannot receive or carry the ball.   A l0 year old player cannot play in more than one league.


JUNIOR LEAGUE:  10-11 YEAR OLDS:

To be eligible for participation in the Junior League a player must be l0 years of age before September 1st of the current year and he cannot turn l2 years of age prior to September 1st of the current year.   The minimum weight for a 10 year old in this league is 100 lbs.   There is no maximum weight for 10 and 11 year old players, however, those 10 year old players over 140 lbs. and those 11 year old players weighing over 110 lbs. MUST PLAY interior line (tackle to tackle) on offense and/or defense in a 3 or 4 point stance and cannot receive or carry the ball.   No 10 year old players nor any 11 year old players can play in two leagues.   Once the season has started a player has to stay in his league (cannot move to another league).


SENIOR LEAGUE:  11, 12, 13 YEAR OLDS:

To be eligible for participation in the Senior League, a player must be l1 years of age before September 1st of the current year and he cannot turn l4 years of age prior to September 1st of the current year.   The minimum weight for an 11 year old player in this league is 100 lbs.   There is no maximum weight for 11 and 12 year old players.  An 11 year old player weighing over 160 lbs. and a 12 year old player weighing over 130 lbs. MUST PLAY interior line (tackle to tackle) on offense and/or defense, in a 3 or 4 point stance and cannot receive or carry the ball.   A 13 year old cannot weigh more than 140 lbs. to play with the Senior League. A 13 year old who weighs over than 110 lbs. MUST PLAY interior line (tackle to tackle) on offense and/or defense in a 3 or 4 point stance and cannot receive or carry the ball.   Once the season has started a player has to stay in his league (cannot move to another league).


INITIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Eligibility will consist of weight, age and place of residence with a player having to meet all three criteria to be considered as an eligible player, intent has no bearing.   All qualifying weight will be in P.E. shorts or stripped, at the initial weigh-in held by the Recreation Coordinator.   Once a player has established qualifications at the initial weigh-in, that weight becomes that player's official weight.   If a player is designated as an interior lineman at the initial weigh-in, that player must be an interior lineman for the entire season.   Players who are not designated as interior lineman at the initial weigh-in, must make the designated weight each game to be a running back or to be able to play any position.   No player may play for a Recreation League team and a School based team during the same season.


Tackle Football Rules 



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