WHO: 4th- 8th Grades
WHAT: Tackle Football
- Evaluation/ Equipment handout: late July
- Practice begins early August, expect football five (5) days a week
- Jamboree mid-August
- Regular Season Mid-August – late- September
- Playoffs late September – mid-October
WHERE: All grades are playing as a part of the South Suburban Youth Football League (SSYFL)
WHY: Football provides physical activity including strength, cardiovascular workouts, and flexibility. Football also boosts self-esteem, problem-solving skills, and potential for leadership.
COACHING: Coaching applications are due in late June. Coaches clinics mid-July.
EQUIPMENT: BAA provides helmets, game jerseys, pants and pads for the pants. Each player provides shoulder pads, any other forearm, hand pads they feel necessary, cleats, mouthpiece, and a protective cup.
REGISTRATION/ FEES: Sign-ups are in June. $155 fee plus $25 late fee for each late registration.
|Grade||Ball Carrying||Single Stripers||Double Stripers|
|Positional Limitations||None||Offense: C, G, T, TE only.|
Defense: D-line or LB only.
|Offense: C, G, T only.|
Defense:Interior line (NG/DT)
|3rd/4th Grade||Up to 90 lbs.||91 lbs. to 110||111 lbs. & up|
|5th Grade||Up to 100 lbs.||101 lbs. to 115||116 lbs. & up|
|6th Grade||Up to 120 lbs.|
|7th Grade||Up to 150 lbs.|
|7th Grade||Chris Nicholsonemail@example.com||612.363.2875|
BAA Football Contacts
|Football City Director||Jeff Winston||BAAFooballDirector@gmail.com||952.451.8775|
|Equipment Director||Jeff Kellerfirstname.lastname@example.org||612.618.0877|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Lauri Dalbergemail@example.com||952.270.8334|
Restricted Players (Double Stripers)
Restricted Players can ONLY line up in an interior line position (Center, Guard, or Tackle on offense and Nose Guard or Def Tackle on defense). These players may NOT go downfield for a pass.
A Restricted Player can be used as a kicker or punter. However, when punting may move laterally to avoid defensive pressure but may NOT advance the ball by run, pass, hand-off or lateral and must only attempt to punt the ball. If a Restricted Player has possession of the ball on offense, defense, or special teams, the play is immediately whistled dead.
Designated Players (Single Stripers)
In addition to playing Restricted Player positions, Designated Players may line up as a Tight End or Defensive End. This “Designated Player” tight end CANNOT split out wide at any time and must be no more than one yard from the nearest tackle.
A Designated Player may:
- advance the ball on offense ONLY by a legal forward pass caught BEYOND the line of scrimmage
- CANNOT receive the pitch on a hook and ladder play, they can catch and pitch
- May be used as a kicker or punter and is subject to the same limitations as a Restricted Player in this position.
- They cannot return a punt at any time during the game.
- If they catch a short punt, the ball is dead at that spot.
- May advance a fumble or interception.
- If a “Designated player” receives an onside kick, they can advance the ball as long as they are on the front line, if they are behind the front line, the ball is dead at the spot once they control the ball.
A Designated or Restricted Player in an eligible position shall result in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
Ball Carrying Players (No Stripes)
“Ball Carrying” players can line up in a position to carry or receive the football (running backs, quarterbacks, flankers and ends). They can also play ANY position on defense.