DARBY TOWNSHIP EAGLES FOOTBALL: Welcome

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     On behalf of the Christopher Arnold Athletic Association,


 Welcome to the Home of the Darby Township Eagles

"Off the Corner, Onto the Field", is the motto of the Christopher Arnold Athletic Association. The corner is the place to "hang", a bland place of non-progression. The field is an exciting evolving place of dynamics and achievement. The corner is the place to watch the world go by. The field is the place where the world turns.

Chris Arnold AA was formed by a small group of former students, athletes and teachers from Darby Township. Recognizing the decline of and absence of many social and recreational activities, CAAA members wanted to find a way to bridge this void. These individuals were further motivated by a developing medical situation. One of Darby Township's citizen-athletes had developed a life threatening disease.

Christopher Arnold was a star athlete at Darby Township High School, as well as in college. He later reached the professional football level. The news of his illness struck a nerve among his friends within the community. It was in his honor that the Christopher Arnold Athletic Association was named.

Through community support we were able to form intra-community soccer, softball, and little league baseball. However, it is our football program that has proven to be our greatest success. It began with flag football and developed into an independent traveling contact team. In 1998 CAAA entered 3 teams known as the Darby Township Eagles into the Liberty Conference of the the Pop Warner Football Association. By 2000 the Eagles had fielded 5 cheerleading and football teams and had captured 4 conference & 2 league championships.

Today the Chris Arnold Athletic Association and the Eagles are continuing to move around, over and through the obstacles that arise during growth and progress. We will be successful as long as we continue to expand and interact with Darby Township's young citizens and introduce them to new horizons.



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E-A-G-L-E-S !

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Which DT Eagle team will win the Championship?
1) Which team will be crowned 2017 Bert Bell Champions?
   80lb Team
   105lb Team
   130lb Team
   All 3 Teams will win the Championship!

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Friday, June 16
New Changes to Bert Bell Memorial Conf League Divisions, Age and Weight Rules for 2017

 Bert Bell has made changes to it's league divisions, as well as age and weight rules for the upcoming 2017 year.

East Division consists of the following teams: Marple, Prospect Park, Darby Township, Haverford, Springfield, Drexel Hill, Greater 69th Street, Rose Tree, Clifton Heights, Ridley
West Division consists of the following teams: Avon Grove, Brandywine Pa, Brandywine DE, Coatesville, Downingtown, Great Valley, Kennett/Unionville, Norchester, Oxford

2017 AGE & WEIGHT LIMITS

League age determination - Player's age ON or BEFORE July 31st. (No weight restrictions for FLAG Football)
TACKLE FOOTBALL - Level by Level specifics:

Eighty (80LB) Pound Level - A player may not weigh more than 82 lbs. on WEEK 1 of the game schedule. 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. level.

The "older/lighter" rule allows a league age 9 year old to retain a third year of eligibility providing they do not exceed the 64 lbs. restriction and meet the age guidelines.
Player must be 9 years old by August 1 and cannot turn 10 until after November 30th of the playing year.
The minimum age for the 80 lb. team is 7, which must reached by August 1 of the playing year.

One Hundred and five (105LB) Pound Level - A player may not weigh more than 107 lbs. on WEEK 1 of the game schedule. 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.

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 guidelines.
Player must be 11 years old by August 1 and cannot turn 12 until after November 30th of the playing year.
The minimum age for the 105 lb. team is 8. Age must be reached prior to August 1 of the playing year.

One Hundred Thirty (130LB) Pound Level - Players may not weigh more than 130 lbs. on WEEK 1 of the game schedule. Players may not turn 14 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.

The minimum age for the 130 lb. team is 9. Age must be reached Prior to August 1 of the Playing year.
NO 9th Graders are Eligible for the 130 lb Level.
NO High School Players are Eligible for the 130 lb Level.
NO Older Lighter Rule Available for 130 lb. Level.

Are there weight increases during the season?

Yes - An increase of one (1) lb. will be allowed for each week of play for NON-Older-Lighters beginning on WEEK 2 of the game schedule.
There will be a 2 lb. weight increase for Older-Lighter players on WEEK 4 of the season and again on WEEK 8 of the game schedule. NO additional weight allowance will be given to older lighters.



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