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Tackle Football
This is where the skills you learned in Flag are put to the test. From the beginner player to the advanced player, this is tackle football at its finest. We have all positions played: Offensive Line, Defensive Line, Quarterback, Receiver, Defensive Back, Linebacker and Running Back. Tackle is played in full pads with special emphasis placed on proper and safe ways of tackling, blocking and solid fundamentals. The player's grade level determines his/her TACKLE Division. All levels have guaranteed play time for every player in every game. Each level also has seven minute quarters.

Freshman

Freshmen football includes all players grades K-2. SVYFA aims to make these teams small with 12-14 players. Only eight players per team are on the modified 80 x 40 yard field with their coaches so the focus is on learning the basics of offense and defense. Freshman football does not have kicking special teams. The only weight limit in this division is for skill position players, which is 75 pounds maximum.
 

Junior Varsity

 Junior Varsity is about transitions. The teams play on a full sized field with modified UIL rules.  These eleven man teams are made of 3rd and 4th graders. The only weight limit in this division is for skill position players, which is 100 pounds maximum. 

 

Varsity

Varsity includes all 5th and 6th grades in a similar format to the Junior Varsity. In order to prepare the players for middle school football, this division plays full UIL rules. The only weight limit in this division is for skill position players, which is 125 pounds maximum.