Football

120vConestogaThe Marsh Creek Eagles are proud members of the Pop Warner Little Scholars and Bux-Mont organizations. Pop Warner is a nonprofit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world.

 

All MCE families and coaches are committed to the fun, comradarie and excitement that football can provide for the youth in our community.

 

Pop Warner requires minimum plays for each player to ensure that each child has a chance to learn the game of football and can create great experiences and memories for themselves. We also place children in divisions based on size and age to ensure that the children are safe and playing against other children with similar stature.

All Marsh Creek Eagles coaches adhere to the following coaching philosophy:

  • Keep focused on our main objective: to provide our children with a positive experience in football.
  • Teach through positive reinforcement.
  • Encourage that through hard work and the desire of not giving up, anything can be achieved.
  • Motivate and challenge all of the children on a team.
  • Involve parents of the children as much as possible.
  • Teach football fundamentals through Marsh Creek Eagles systems to enable a good foundation for future years.
  • Be competitive but fair, be aggressive but respectful, be tough but compassionate and maintain balance in your coaching.
  • Win or lose, keep it fun and help explain the lessons along the way.

Ages and Weights for Tackle Football Programs:

(Updated for 2016)

 

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
No older/lighter
45-100 lbs
No older/lighter
JUNIOR PEEWEE
(older/lighter)
8-9-10
11*
60-115 lbs
60-95 lbs
PEEWEE
(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

*The asterisked (*) provisions in each division allow the so-called “older but lighter” player to 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 every other week after the start of the season, up to a maximum of 4 pounds by week 8.

If you have additional questions. You can reach out to Brian Brenner for questions about competitive play, and Andy Durkin for non-competitive play.

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