North Boone Youth Sports: NBJT Football
North Boone Junior Tackle
Youth Football Program
North Boone Junior Tackle Football was developed eight years ago to provide kids in Northern Boone County with a fun environment to learn the fundamentals of tackle football. The program is intended to improve existing physical skills while creating an enjoyable family experience that benefits our players, parents, and community
NBJT is proud to enter its second year with the Northern Illinois Football Conference (NIFC). The member teams(our competition) of the NIFC are SYFL Spartans, GK Broncos, RRL Lions, Belvidere Blue Thunder, Dakota Indians, Win Du Pec Hornets, Rockford Lutheran Crusaders, Carlson Huskies, and Ken-Rock Bengals
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History of the NIFC:
The NIFC was created in 2006 in efforts to bring a more positive experience to the youth in our communities. While football is a competitive sport, we believe that life lessons can be taught and learned through playing the game of football.
The NIFC currently has grown to a total of nine organizations that participate. We believe it is important to grow slowly so that all athletes are provided a positive experience. We encourage organizations wishing to make a change to contact us as we are always looking for those who fit our philosophy.
The NIFC continues to provide a fun, safe, and competitive environment. Our philosophy is simple...."It's about the kids!"
Age: Max of 8 years old
- Weight Restrictions: 100 lbs.
- Max Ball Carrier Weight: 85 lbs
- Game-Day Max Weight: Non-Petitioned - 107 lbs; Petitioned - 110
Age: 9 years old (and under)
- Weight Restrictions: 125 lbs.
- Max Ball Carrier Weight: 110 lbs
- Game-Day Max Weight: Non-Petitioned - 132 lbs; Petitioned - 135 lbs
Age: 10 years old (and under)
- Weight Restrictions: 135 lbs.
- Max Ball Carrier Weight: 120 lbs
- Game-Day Max Weight: Non-Petitioned - 142 lbs; Petitioned - 145 lbs
Age: 11-12 years old (and under) Grades: 6th and under
- Weight Restrictions: 165 lbs.
- Max Ball Carrier Weight: 140 lbs
- Game-Day Max Weight: Non-Petitioned - 172 lbs; Petitioned - 175 lbs