This is where the skills your student athlete learned in flag football 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, Running Back, Tight End, and Special Teams. Tackle is played in full pads with special emphasis placed on proper and safe ways of tackling, blocking and solid fundamentals. Student athletes play on the level of their grade. See grade/levels below...
Freshmen football includes all players grades 1-2. This is truly a modified level, 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/punting) special teams. The only weight limit in this division is for skill position players, which is 75 pounds maximum.
Junior Varsity is about transitions, these teams are made up of 3rd and 4th graders. The teams play on a full sized field with modified UIL rules. The only weight limit in this division is for skill position players, which is 100 pounds maximum.
Varsity teams are made up of a 5th grade team and a 6th grade team. 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.
Team Breakdown for each grade level will be as follows:
If your player is zoned to go to the following schools you will be part of Smithson Valley White:
Arlon Seay Elementary
Kinder Ranch Elementary
If your player is zoned to go to the following schools you will be part of Smithson Valley Blue:
Indian Springs Elementary
Johnson Ranch Elementary
Bill Brown Elementary
**Please note the board may make a decision to move players around before the season starts based on the number of players on each team for Safety Puroses**