Age and Weight

 

Ages and Weights

There are Seven Divisions of play, all determined by a strict age/weight scale to ensure safe and balanced competition.

Ages and Weights for Tackle Football Programs:                                             Cheerleaders will use same age brackets but weight is not required for cheerleaders.

Tackle Football Divisions of Play:

Age/Weight Division Age(s) Certification Weight Range
TINY-MITE
(older/lighter)
5-6-7
No older/lighter
35-75 lbs
No older/lighter
MITEY-MITE
(older/lighter)
7-8-9
N/A
45-100 lbs
N/A
JUNIOR PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
8-9-10
11*
65-115 lbs
65-95 lbs
PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
9-10-11
12*
75-130 lbs
75-110 lbs
JUNIOR VARSITY
(older/lighter)
10-11-12
13*
90-155 lbs
90-135 lbs
VARSITY
(older/lighter)
12-13-14
15*
105-180 lbs
105-160 lbs
UNLIMITED
(older/lighter)
11-12-13-14
No older/lighter
105 lbs Minimum no Maximum
No older/lighter


*The asterisked (*) provisions in each division allow the so-called “older but lighter” player to also qualify. The last year of eligibility falls under more stringent weight restrictions, per above.

A child’s age on July 31 is his/her age for the season. A player may gain 1 pound per week after the second game, up to a maximum of 9 pounds.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE DIVISIONS OF PLAY FOR THE BRIDGEPORT RAIDERS AS WE HAVE SPECIFIC CHANGES TO THE TINY MITE AND MITEY MITE PROGRAMS.

Tiny Mites – Ages 5 and 6 *   The weight for this child is 35 – 75 LBS.                            Note the excluding of the 7 year old. We encourage the 7 year old to play Mitey Mites if they are able to make the Mitey Mite weight.

Mitey Mites – Ages 7 and 8 *  The weight for this child is 45 – 100 LBS.                          Note the excluding of the 9 year old. We encourage the 9 year old to play Jr. Pee Wee’s if they are able to make the Jr. Pee Wee weight.

Jr. Pee Wee’s – Ages 8, 9 and 10   The weight for this child is 60 – 115 LBS.               (Older Lighter Child) age 11  The weight for this child is 60 – 95 LBS.

Pee Wee’s – Ages 9, 10 and 11   The weight for this child is 75 – 130 LBS.                 (Older Lighter Child) age 12   The weight for this child is 75 – 110 LBS.

Jr. Varsity – Ages 10, 11 and 12   The weight for this child is 90 – 155 LBS.               (Older Lighter Child) age 13   The weight for this child is 90 – 135 LBS.

Midgets – Ages 12, 13 and 14    The weight for thiS child is 105 -180 LBS.                        (Older Lighter Child) age 15   The weight for this child is 105 – 160 LBS.

Ulimited Division – Ages 11, 12, 13, 14   The MINIMUM Weight for this child is 105 LBS. There is no Older Lighter Child and there isn’t a Maximum Weight