MVAA Football Divisions

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Flag Team

  • Coach: Kevin Hamilton
  • Ages eligible:  5 & 6 (Must be 5 by Sept. 1)
  • Weight Limit:  None

Flag football is for boys age 5 and 6. The only equipment used is a flag belt, mouthpiece and cleats. Basic concepts in football are addressed at this level. Game day is a controlled scrimmage against the flag team representing the organization that the rest of our program faces on that particular day. Coaches will be on the field providing instruction during these scrimmages in a similar fashion that takes place during scrimmages.   The flag team practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour with games on the weekend.

Mini-Pony Team

  • Coach: Ken Hofesgang
  • Ages eligible: 7 (Must be 7 by Sept. 1)
  • Weight Limit: 105 lbs.

Mini-pony division is primarily for boys age 7-8 years old with a maximum weight limit of 105 lbs.  In order to advance the football, ball handlers must under 85 lbs. Players over the 85 lb are considered “red stripers” and must play on the line.  This division is the first level of contact football. Practices will be critical in developing sound fundamentals in blocking and tackling. Basic team concepts in offense and defense as well as learning specific positions will be an important part of the team experience. Game day is in the format of a controlled scrimmage against the mini-pony team that our program plays on that particular day. There are no special teams, referees or score at this level in accordance with MVYFL rules. Coaches are on the field during these scrimmages providing instruction to the players in the scrimmage setting in a similar fashion to what would take place in a practice.  This division is a great opportunity for participants to develop into full contact football players.

Pony Team

  • Coach: Charlie Smith
  • Ages eligible: 9 (Must be 9 by Sept. 1)
  • Weight Limit:  130 lbs.

The pony division is primarily for boys age 9-10 years old with a maximum weight limit of 130 lbs.  In order to advance the football, ball handlers must under 110 lbs. Players over the 110 lb are considered “red stripers” and must play on the line.  During pony games, coaches are on the sidelines at all times.  These contests are played under complete game regulations inclusive of special teams.  Each quarter is 8 minutes in length and the games are regulated by High School officials.  This division is a great opportunity for participants to begin playing full contact football in true game situations.  First time players and experienced players are welcome.
Junior Varsity Team

  • Coach: Dan Coleman
  • Ages Eligible:  12 and under. (Must be 12 by Sept. 1)
  • Weight Limit:  145 lbs.

The JV division is primarily for boys age 11-12 years old with a maximum weight limit of 145 lbs.  In order to advance the football, ball handlers must under 125 lbs. Players over the 125 lb are considered “red stripers” and must play on the line.  During JV games, coaches are on the sidelines at all times.  These contests are played under complete game regulations inclusive of special teams.  Each quarter is 8 minutes in length and the games are regulated by High School officials.  This division is a great opportunity for participants to further develop their full contact football skills or learn them for the first time.  New players and experienced players are welcome.
*Maximum grade eligible for Junior VarsityTeam (Age 12), is 7th (’14 – ’15 school year)
Varsity Team(**)

  • Coach: Scott Stottlemyer
  • Ages Eligible:  14 and under. (Must be 13 by Sept. 1)
  • Varsity Weights by position
  • Tackle to Tackle – Unlimited Weight
    • 13 year old : 150 lbs. to carry ball and positions off the line.
    • 14 year old : 135 lbs. to carry ball and positions off the line.

The varsity division is primarily for boys aged 13-14 years old with no maximum weight limits.  Players over the 150 lb or 135 lb weight limits depending on age are considered “red stripers” and must play on the line.  MVAA varsity games are the last step before entering the high school program.  Each quarter is 8 minutes in length and the games are regulated by High School officials.  First year players are welcome to join the team and historically have become impact players.  For our returning players and those moving up from JV, the varsity level prepares them mentally and physically for the next step of their football careers.

**Maximum grade eligible for Varsity Team is 8th (’14 – ’15 school year)


William Poffenbarger

MVAA Football Sports Director
Bill@mvaasports.com