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Navy and Army Team placement for Pony, PW and Intermediates will be determined by team Coaches based on experience, ability and in some cases size.  Parent's requests or questions must be directed to team Coaches.

“Exceptions to the below age and weight requirements will only be considered by the Board of Directors if initiated by a letter on a physician’s letterhead clearly stating the medical reasons why a potential player can not participate in the designated age and weight group.  The letter should document the risk factors involved.  Requests from parents and coaches will not be considered until the physician’s letter is received.”


DIVISION REQUIREMENTS

  • Ankle Biters
  • Pony Division
  • Peewee Division
  • Intermediate Division
  • Unlimited Middle School Division

 

ANKLE BITER DIVISION: AVERAGE 2017 WEIGHT 59.2 LBS.

  • Youth who will not turn 8 years of age on or before August 1.*
  • 5 & 6 year olds NO WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

     * Minimum age is 5 years old or entering kindergarten

  • 6 & 7 year that do not exceed 75 lbs can play any position.*
  • 6 & 7 year olds who weigh over 75 lbs will be limited to playing as linemen.*
  • For teams with players over 95 lbs they will only be allowed 2 on the field at a time.
  • * RED STRIPE RULE - ANY PLAYER EXCEEDING 75 LBS WILL HAVE A RED STRIPE PLACED ON PLAYERS HELMET. SUCH PLAYER CAN ONLY PLAY BETWEEN THE TACKLE ON THE LOS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL. IN SHOTGUN DEFENSIVE PLAYER MUST REMAIN ON THE LINE BUT NOT LINED UP DIRECTLY OVER THE CENTER.

Red Stripe Kicker and Punter: A RS player can be a kicker and/or punter. No fakes or designed plays involving anything other than kicking are permitted.

Red Stripe Executing a Free Kick: A RS player can execute a free kick  i.e. no rush extra point or no rush punt.

Red Stripe Advancing a Turnover or Kick Off: A RS player can advance a turnover on offense and defense. However, no designed plays that would involve the RS player eventually touching the ball are permitted i.e.- fumblerooski.

Red Stripe Advancing an Onside Kick: A RS player can advance an onside kick if they are playing on the front line of kickoff return and the ball is kicked directly to them.

Red Stripe Standing Up at the Line of Scrimmage: A RS player is permitted to stand-up at the line of scrimmage between the tackles. He may not shift from the LOS to LB depth and back. He must line up on the LOS.Red Stripe “Tackle Over” Play (Unbalanced Line): This is a legal play.

Coaches allowed on the field.
 

 

PONY DIVISION: AVERAGE 2017 WEIGHT 79.3 LBS.  

  • Youth who will not turn 10 years of age on or before August 1.
  • 8 &  9 year olds that do not exceed 105 lbs can play any position.
  • 8 & 9 year that exceed 105 lbs. will be limited to playing as linemen.*
  • For teams with players over 125 lbs they will only be allowed 2 on the field at a time.
  • * RED STRIPE RULE - ANY PLAYER EXCEEDING 105 LBS WILL HAVE A RED STRIPE PLACED ON PLAYERS HELMET. SUCH PLAYER CAN ONLY PLAY BETWEEN THE TACKLE ON THE LOS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL. IN SHOTGUN DEFENSIVE PLAYER MUST REMAIN ON THE LINE BUT NOT LINED UP DIRECTLY OVER THE CENTER.

Red Stripe Kicker and Punter: A RS player can be a kicker and/or punter. No fakes or designed plays involving anything other than kicking are permitted.

  1. Red Stripe Executing a Free Kick: A RS player can execute a free kick  i.e. no rush extra point or no rush punt.
  2. Red Stripe Advancing a Turnover or Kick Off: A RS player can advance a turnover on offense and defense. However, no designed plays that would involve the RS player eventually touching the ball are permitted i.e.- fumblerooski.
  3. Red Stripe Advancing an Onside Kick: A RS player can advance an onside kick if they are playing on the front line of kickoff return and the ball is kicked directly to them.
  4. Red Stripe Standing Up at the Line of Scrimmage: A RS player is permitted to stand-up at the line of scrimmage between the tackles. He may not shift from the LOS to LB depth and back. He must line up on the LOS.
  5. Red Stripe “Tackle Over” Play (Unbalanced Line): This is a legal play.
  • Players may not move down in age divisions 
  • All are allowed 6 additional lbs. play-off weight.
  • Pony Army Division - coaches will be allowed on the field for the first 5 games of the season. 
  • Pony Navy Division - coaches will be allowed on the field for the first 3 games of the season.
  • (one coach is allowed on the field at a time)

 

PEEWEE DIVISION: AVERAGE 2017 WEIGHT 97.3 LBS.

  • Youth who will not turn 12 years of age on or before August 1.
  • 9, 10 and 11 year olds who do not exceed 130 lbs may play at any position.
  • *9, 10 and 11 years old who exceed 130 will be limited to playing as linemen.
  • For teams with players over 160 lbs they will only be allowed 2 on the field at a time.
  • * RED STRIPE RULE - ANY PLAYER EXCEEDING 130 LBS WILL HAVE A RED STRIPE PLACED ON PLAYERS HELMET. SUCH PLAYER CAN ONLY PLAY BETWEEN THE TACKLE ON THE LOS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL. IN SHOTGUN DEFENSIVE PLAYER MUST REMAIN ON THE LINE BUT NOT LINED UP DIRECTLY OVER THE CENTER.
  • Red Stripe Kicker and Punter: A RS player can be a kicker and/or punter. No fakes or designed plays involving anything other than kicking are permitted.
  • Red Stripe Executing a Free Kick: A RS player can execute a free kick  i.e. no rush extra point or no rush punt.
  • Red Stripe Advancing a Turnover or Kick Off: A RS player can advance a turnover on offense and defense. However, no designed plays that would involve the RS player eventually touching the ball are permitted i.e.- fumblerooski.
  • Red Stripe Advancing an Onside Kick: A RS player can advance an onside kick if they are playing on the front line of kickoff return and the ball is kicked directly to them.
  • Red Stripe Standing Up at the Line of Scrimmage: A RS player is permitted to stand-up at the line of scrimmage between the tackles. He may not shift from the LOS to LB depth and back. He must line up on the LOS.
  • Red Stripe “Tackle Over” Play (Unbalanced Line): This is a legal play.
  • All are allowed 6 additional lbs. play-off weight

       Players may not move down in age divisions

 

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION: AVE. 2017 WEIGHT 121.5 LBS.

  • Youth who will not turn 14 years old on or before August 1.
  • 11, 12 and 13 year olds who do not exceed 150 lbs Army & 160 lbs Navy may play at any position.
  • *11, 12 and 13 year old who exceed weights above will be limited to playing as linemen.
  • For teams with players over 180 lbs Army & 200 lbs Navy they will only be allowed 2 on the field at a time.
  • * RED STRIPE RULE - ANY PLAYER EXCEEDING 150 LBS ARMY & 160 LBS NAVY WILL HAVE A RED STRIPE PLACED ON PLAYERS HELMET. SUCH PLAYER CAN ONLY PLAY BETWEEN THE TACKLE ON THE LOS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL. IN SHOTGUN DEFENSIVE PLAYER MUST REMAIN ON THE LINE BUT NOT LINED UP DIRECTLY OVER THE CENTER.
  • Red Stripe Kicker and Punter: A RS player can be a kicker and/or punter. No fakes or designed plays involving anything other than kicking are permitted.
  • Red Stripe Executing a Free Kick: A RS player can execute a free kick  i.e. no rush extra point or no rush punt.
  • Red Stripe Advancing a Turnover or Kick Off: A RS player can advance a turnover on offense and defense. However, no designed plays that would involve the RS player eventually touching the ball are permitted i.e.- fumblerooski.
  • Red Stripe Advancing an Onside Kick: A RS player can advance an onside kick if they are playing on the front line of kickoff return and the ball is kicked directly to them.
  • Red Stripe Standing Up at the Line of Scrimmage: A RS player is permitted to stand-up at the line of scrimmage between the tackles. He may not shift from the LOS to LB depth and back. He must line up on the LOS.
  • Red Stripe “Tackle Over” Play (Unbalanced Line): This is a legal play.
  • All players are allowed 6 additional lbs. play-off weight

       Players may not move down in age divisions

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUE (MSFL, NO WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS) 

The  teams are aligned with Montgomery County High Schools with the cooperation of Varsity and JV coaches, to better prepare serious players for the next level.  Players that do not live in a cluster served by the schools represented in the League will be placed on an unaffiliated team in the League.  There are no weight restrictions.  The league is open to all 7th, and 8th graders under the following criteria:

Will be in the 8th grade in the fall of the season registering for.
or
Any 7th Grader that has a minimum of two (2) years of tackle football experience.

9th graders, regardless of age are not allowed. 

This is a competitive program with no minimum play rule and teams may cut players that are eligible for weighted divisions depending upon roster size and experience.  Players will be assigned to the team that serves the Montgomery County School cluster they live in and the school their middle school feeds.

Red Stripe Kicker and Punter: A RS player can be a kicker and/or punter. No fakes or designed plays involving anything other than kicking are permitted.

Red Stripe Executing a Free Kick: A RS player can execute a free kick  i.e. no rush extra point or no rush punt.

Red Stripe Advancing a Turnover or Kick Off: A RS player can advance a turnover on offense and defense. However, no designed plays that would involve the RS player eventually touching the ball are permitted i.e.- fumblerooski.

Red Stripe Advancing an Onside Kick: A RS player can advance an onside kick if they are playing on the front line of kickoff return and the ball is kicked directly to them.

Red Stripe Standing Up at the Line of Scrimmage: A RS player is permitted to stand-up at the line of scrimmage between the tackles. He may not shift from the LOS to LB depth and back. He must line up on the LOS.

Red Stripe “Tackle Over” Play (Unbalanced Line): This is a legal play.