Northwest Junior Football League: Welcome

The Northwest Junior Football League is a non-profit organization of youth tackle football and cheer organizations in King and Snohomish counties for ages 6 to 14. The mission of Northwest Junior Football League is to provide a positive introduction to youth football and increase participation, experience, knowledge, safety and skills for all players.

Burien Bearcats Cedar Park Eagles Eastside Crusaders Everett Wildcats
West Seattle WildcatsNorth Creek Jaguars    

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Teams Organized by Age & Weight - Safety & Opportunity

NJFL levels are organized by age and weight with six levels of play for ages 6-14. This the most widely used approach in junior football (see Other leagues may not account for weight variations and may offer fewer levels of play. Our approach is structured to increase participation opportunities and safety for all players. Here are our six levels of play and the age weight information:

Age Weight

The NJFL Difference:

NJFL Difference

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports


A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Even what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the “Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports” initiative to offer information about concussions—a type of traumatic brain injury—to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The “Heads Up” initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

Website: CDC Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

Fact Sheet for Coaches    Fact Sheet for Parents     Fact Sheet for Players

Positive Coaching Alliance


The NJFL plays under the National Federation of High School Rules (NFHS) and the Washington State Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) except as modified by the Northwest Junior Football League:  NJFL Rules 2014.