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GENERAL INFORMATION

The Sandy Spring Falcons offer tackle football for players ages 5-14.  SSAA competes in the Mid-Maryland Youth Football and Cheer League (MMYFCL) for instructional and  tackle football, which comprise over 33 member organizations.  MMYFCL is the largest independent Youth Tackle Football League in the state of Maryland.  It operates five skill divisions (National, American, Centennial, Liberty, and Federal) at each age group excluding Pitbull, ranging from introductory/instructional to advanced and highly competitive.

  

There are several documents and forms located on the right of this page, including some important information with regards to the health and safety of your young athlete.  Please take some time to review these documents and forms.   Note that the Code of Conduct Forms are required to be signed and submitted to the team parent at the beginning of the season.


The following is the age & weight guide from the 2014 season.


Group
Age Max Weight
OBL*
 Pitbull  5-6 yrs
 n/a   75 lbs or under if running the ball
 6-8  6-8 yrs
 85 lbs
  n/a
 7-9  7-9 yrs
 100 lbs
 10 yrs old / 75 lbs max
 8-10  8-10 yrs
 110 lbs
 11 yrs old / 85 lbs max
 9-11  9-11 yrs
 125 lbs
 12 yrs old / 100 lbs max
 10-12  10-12 yrs
 140 lbs
 13 yrs old / 115 lbs max
 11-13  11-13 yrs
 160 lbs
 14 yrs old / 135 lbs max

 *OBL - Older But Lighter

 

There are many volunteer opportunities at Sandy Spring Football.  Each team is required to provide two adults to assist with the down markers at home games (only one for away games) and one adult "spotter" for all games.  A spotter records the number of plays for each player to ensure that minimum play requirements are met.  Teams also have a need for a team parent to perform some of the administrative duties involved with the team such as coordinating snack schedules.  And of course we are always on the look out for exceptionally talented and experienced head and assistant coaches.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete a Volunteer Application on our Volunteer Registration page!


Football registration for 2014 is OPEN!