Age and Weight Standards for Football

The Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference age and weight schematic provides a uniform series of two basic years of age qualification for each division of play. A third year of eligibility has been added falling under more stringent weight and age restrictions (the “older/lighter” player). 

All players affected by the “older/lighter” rule will be listed separately at the bottom of the current roster format. The scale at weigh-ins will be adjusted to ensure the “older/lighter” player qualifies at the specified weight.

Flag  |  80 lb. Varsity  |  100 lb. Varsity  |  120 lb. Varsity  |  N/A |  Weight Allowances (In Season) 


Flag Team

Players may not turn 7 years of age prior to August 1 of the calendar year of the football season to be eligible to play on the Flag team.

The minimum age for the Flag team is 5, which must reached by June 30th of the playing year.


80 lb. Varsity Tackle Team

A player may not weigh more than 82 lbs. 

1) Players may not turn 9 years of age Prior to August 1 of the calendar Year of the football season to be eligible to play on the 80 lb. team. 

a) The “older/lighter” rules allows a league age 9 year old to retain a third year of eligibility providing they do not exceed the 64 lb. restriction and meet the age restrictions

  • Player must be 9 years old by August 1 and 
  • Cannot turn 10 until after November 30th of the playing year. 

b) All weight allowances provided by the Bert Bell rules will apply. 

The minimum age for the 80 lb. team is 7, which must reached by August 1 of the playing year. 

At the request of a parent and in agreement with the member club, a 6 year old flag player weighing more than 70 lbs. at the time of Photo IDs can, for the year, move up to the 80 lb. Varsity. 


105 lb. Varsity Tackle Team

A player may not weigh more than 107 lbs.

1) Players may not turn 11 years of age Prior to August 1 of the calendar year of the football season to be eligible to play on the 105 lb. team. 

a) The “older/lighter” rule allows a league age 11 year old to retain a third year of eligibility providing they do not exceed the 85 lb. restriction and meet the age restrictions. 

  • Player must be 11 years old by August 1 and 
  • Cannot turn 12 until after November 30th of the playing year. 

b) All weight allowances provided by the Bert Bell rules will apply. 

The minimum age for the 105 lb. team is 8. Age must be reached prior to August 1 of the playing year. 


130 lb. Varsity Tackle Team

Players may not weigh more than 130 lbs. 

1) Players may not turn 13 years of age prior to August 1 of the calendar year of the football season to be eligible to play on the 130 lb. team. 

a) The “older/lighter” rule does not apply.   The player must not be in 9th grade or high school.

  • Player must be 13 years old by August 1 and 
  • Cannot turn 14 until after November 30th of the playing year. 

b) All weight allowances provided by the Bert Bell rules will apply. 

The minimum age for the 130 lb. team is 9. Age must be reached prior to August 1 of the playing year. 



Weight Allowances (In Season)

 

Regular Season
An increase of one (1) lb. will be added each week for the duration of the regular playing season. 

Older/Lighters will be given 2 lbs weight increase on week 4 and on week 8

 

Playoff, Championship, Bowl Games