Auburn Youth Football - Tackle and Flag
FLAG IS OPEN TO AGES 6 & 7 - TACKLE IS OPEN TO AGES 8 TO 12 - AGES AS OF JULY 31
(7th graders are not eligible)
Flag Football is run through APRD while Tackle is run through the Auburn Youth Tackle Football Association. Youth football encourages healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, positive self– image and a sense of fair play. Coaches help children develop the skills fundamental not only to play the sport, but also to be successful in the community such as cooperation, commitment, dedication and sportsmanship. Volunteer coaches, often parents of players, help run each team. Coaches conduct practices and notify parents when players need to arrive for practices and games. APRD & AYTFA promises no tryouts, no getting cut and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques. We want to help cultivate our youth into becoming outstanding people just as much as helping them become outstanding players.
During the season teams practice once a week and play one game a week. Leagues are divided by ages.
Youth Tackle is divided into two leagues, SEC (8 & 9) and NFL (10-12). 7th graders are not eligible to play.
**IMPORTANT** All registered players have two opportunities to try-out if they did not participated as a tackle football player in the previous season. If a player fails to try-out or complete the weigh-in process prior to the team selection meeting, then that player will not be placed on a team.
SEC League – 8 & 9 years old * 105 pounds max to carry ball. 106 pounds and above *Restricted* and must play on line tackle to tackle. No weight limits on participation
NFL League – 10, 11, & 12 years old * 10 and 11 years old – 130 pounds max to carry ball. 131 pounds and above – *Restricted* and must play on line tackle to tackle. No weight limits on participation. * 12 years old – 110 pounds max to carry ball. 111 pounds and above and in the 6th grade – *Restricted* and must play on line tackle to tackle.
**PHYSICALS** Physicals will be on August 10 and 11 at 6:00 pm at Frank Brown Rec Center. All participants must have a physical to participate in this program. Physicals will cost $10.00.
Tryout Date and Location - Thursday, August 20, 2015, at Margie Piper Bailey Fields located next to Wrights Mill Rd. Elementary School. Skills test for 7 year olds at 5:30 and skills test for 6 year olds at 6:30 (No exceptions. Come to the correct age and time for skills testing).
Registration for Football begins July 13, 2015.
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