Competitive Flag Football is the next stage of football beyond Recreational Flag. It provides a safe and fun environment for boys and girls, with a level of competition and a greater focus on player skill development. It’s perfect for an entire team or an individual seeking a safe, competitive 5-on-5 player game with one game per week (practice schedules may vary by league). For Players 6 to 15 years old
Safe and fun gameplay for kids that love football. With Recreational Flag, boys' and girls' focus is less about winning and losing and more about fun and safe game day. We use a state-of-the-art team rostering system that balances teams with players to a similar skill level. And with practices and games usually falling on the same day, Recreational Flag is perfect for parents and players balancing a busy weekend schedule.
9-on-9 Football is safe non-contact and highly competitive. Designed to develop pass offense and defense game skills, 9-on-9 Football starts from each team’s 40 yard line with no tackling, no linemen, minimal gear and soft-shell helmets. 7-on-7 players start as early as 2nd grade and take the field with like-minded players who want to learn and understand the game with the same level of dedication and readiness to win. You may register as an individual or an entire team. For Players 8 to 18 years old.
Designed by NFL players to replicate the NFL practice regimen, Flex Football focuses on technique and understanding the game in a fast-paced, limited contact environment where hands-first blocking is allowed. Played 9-on-9, Flex improves skill positions players and linemen — and is the safest, most complete, limited contact option available for offseason tackle programs. You may register as an individual or an entire team. For Players 6 to 18 years old
Gridiron Football Saturday Series is an exciting one-day event of qualifier tournament games with separate recreational and competitive divisions. Occurring a few times a month, the Saturday Series culminates in a State Tournament crowning one team in each division state champions
In December 2018 high school coaches decided to develop a position statement through the OSAA. This statement was an outline of how they would like youth football managed.
A few months prior to this statement being published I was President of Grant Youth Football and Coach. GYFB is part of Tualatin Valley Youth Football. Several High School Coaches came to our board meeting and outlined some of these changes. Some the coaches who attended were Bob Boyer from Beaverton HS, Kevin Bickler from Southridge HS, Steve Coury from Lake Oswego HS and Former Head Coach Craig Ruecker of Tigard HS.
The Oregon Athletic Association, Oregon Athletic Trainers Society, OSAA, Oregon Athletic Directors Association and Oregon Athletic Officials Association decided to develop new principles for youth football. These principles are what the above mentioned coaches requested in the board meeting of Tualatin Valley Youth Football.
Here are some of those principles:
President of PMFFC
Here is a copy of the "High School Consensus Youth Football Position Statement."