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Football

Age Ranges

Ages are determined as of July 31 of the season year. 

  • Flag Football (Age 5-6)
    Ages 5-6 play flag football in our in-house flag football league.  Teams play in a 7-on-7 game format against other Marple Jr Tiger flag teams.  No travel is required. 
     
  • 7U Tackle Football (Age 6-7)
    11v11 tackle football. Teams compete against other teams in the Independent Football League. Travel is required. 
     
  • 9U Tackle Football (Age 8-9)
    11v11 tackle football. Teams compete against other teams in the Independent Football League. Travel is required. 
     
  • 11U Tackle Football (Age 10-11)
    11v11 tackle football. Teams compete against other teams in the Independent Football League. Travel is required. 
     
  • 13U Tackle Football (Age 12-13)
    11v11 tackle football. Teams compete against other teams in the Independent Football League. Travel is required. 

Independent Youth Football League Divisions

Notes – The above Divisions allow for games to stay local for travel reasons week-to-week.

  • 8 game regular season (depending on playoff structure and Regionals beginning)
  • Organizations will play each other in Division annually (3 games)
  • Teams will play 2-3 teams from next closest Division then balance from other Division
  • 8 Team Playoff
  • All seeding will be based on a point system
  • Start of Camp to be Monday August 2nd
  • Regular season to kickoff weekend of August 28th and end weekend of November 6th
  • Semi (11/13)
  • Finals (11/20) 
  • Championship (12/4)

 

8 Team Playoff (Varsity teams only)

  • Top 8 teams advance to post-season. Teams 9-12 play consolation round
  • Highest seed plays lowest seed after each round. Continue consolation if interested
    • Round 1 – Quarter Finals: #1 v #8 – #2 v #7, #3 v #6 & #4 v #5
    • Round 2 – Semi Finals: Winners of each play – highest plays lowest
    • Round 3 – Championship: Top two team play for CHIP!!!

Game & Practice Schedule

Games are typically played on Saturdays. In some cases that day may need to change depending on scheduling. The head coach of your team will be in regular contact with parents about scheduling. 

Practice schedules are determined by the head coach of each team. The older kids generally practice more often and for longer than the younger kids. Practices start around 6pm during the school year.