: Welcome

Sunday, May 20

     Welcome to Rogue Valley Youth Football

 

It is registration time of year. See your local association for dates and times. 

Attention: Sports Physicals must be turned in to league and be in coaches possession prior to participation. Beginning 2017 season, physicals are valid for two seasons so a sports physical dated 2017 or 2018 is valid.

Rogue Valley Youth Football consists of these associations. South Valley WolfPack (Ashland, Phoenix, Talent), Medford, Central Point, Upper Rogue, Grants Pass/Rogue River and Surrounding Area.  Participants must register with association in area that they attend school. Click on your area tab on upper left of this screen for further information.

All Rogue Valley Youth Football Coaches, Assisitant Coaches as well as Head Coaches are required to have current, league approved youth coaching course from USA Football Heads-Up certification annually. See your head coach or association directors if you need to satisfy this requirement.

USA Football Parent Magazine

Youth Football Safety Facts Parents – Did You Know??? 

*Organized youth football, like Pop Warner, has 12% fewer injuries per capita than does organized soccer in the same age range? 2 

*Organized youth football has 50% fewer injuries than does bicycle riding in the same age range? 2 

*Organized youth football has 74% fewer injuries than does skateboarding in the same age range? 2 

*Not only is the injury rate lower in youth football than these activities, but also there is “an absence of catastrophic head and neck injuries found at higher levels (of football)”? 1


Why is Youth Football so relatively safe? The answers are simple:

1.          Equipment: All league players wear first class protective gear, including helmets and shoulder pads.  Other sports like soccer, have frequent player contact incidents, but without the benefit of protective equipment.

2.          Age/Weight Restrictions: All league players are divided into specific age and weight divisions, which prevents dramatic differences between players who may collide during play. Moreover, the velocity at which younger players may collide is dramatically less than that which their older counterparts may experience.  The combination of less speed and less weight than at higher levels of play, tend to reduce collisions in youth football to a very small factor, in terms of injuries.

       1      “Injuries in Youth Football”, Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma, Lenox Hill Hospital. Pediatrics Magazine.         2.  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. NEISS

 

Rogue Valley Youth Football Age and Weight Divisions Fall 2018

Grade 2 and 3         100 lbs Max Start of Season Weight

Grade 4                  120 lbs Max Start of Season Weight

Grade 5                  140 lbs Max Start of Season Weight

Grade 6                   Un-Limited/Open Weight and 5th Graders over 131 lbs.

 

First league approved possible start of practice for 2018 season is Aug. 1st 

 

Click on tab in upper left page for contact information for your area. 

League Commissioner:   Greg Reeser    gregreeser@charter.net 

 All site postings must be approved by league commissioner prior to listing.

   

 



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