Why is there a weight limit in youth football?

The higher the age, the higher the chance of injury and as a result, correct age groupings are critical to limiting injuries. To the surprise of many, heavier players sustained more injuries than light players. Therefore, specific weight groupings would not appear to protect lighter players.

What is the weight limit for 5th grade football?

115 lbs.
5th and 6th grade league will have a maximum limit of 115 lbs. Meaning if they weigh 116 lbs. or greater they will be considered weight restricted. Players that are weight restricted will have a decal placed on their helmet. Please have one coach participate in the coin toss.

What are the ages for Pop Warner?

About 92 years (1929)
Pop Warner Little Scholars/Age

What is 6U football?

6U football is a fun, instructional level of teaching basic principles of football with an emphasis on team work, safety, blocking, and tackling while having a lot of FUN!! 6U will play 8-on-8 tackle football in full pads. The field size is reduced (80 yards) to accommodate these younger players.

Who is the lightest NFL player ever?

Originally coming into the NFL at 149 pounds, Banks was the lightest active player in the league….Brandon Banks.

Receptions: 378
Receiving touchdowns: 42
Rushing touchdowns: 5
Return touchdowns: 13

How old are kids in pee wee football?


Age/Weight Division Age(s) Certification Weight
MITEY-MITE 7-8-9 45-105 lbs.
JR. PEE WEE (older/lighter) 8-9-10 11* 60-120 lbs. 60-100 lbs.
PEE WEE (older/lighter) 9-10-11 12* 75-135 lbs. 75-115 lbs.
JR. VARSITY (older/lighter) 10-11-12 13* 90-160 lbs. 90-140 lbs.

What is the youngest age you can play football?

5 years old
Children can begin playing tackle football as early as 5 years old.

Who is heaviest player in NFL?

Aaron Gibson (born September 27, 1977) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears….Aaron Gibson.

No. 71, 63, 78
Born: September 27, 1977 Indianapolis, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 410 lb (186 kg)
Career information