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Mooresville Youth Athletics is dedicated to providing a football experience with a great competitive balance. If you are looking for a football experience, with an emphasis on safety, affordability and limited travel, you should join the MYA family.

Football games will be played at one of three sites: Mooresville High School, Lake Norman High School or South Iredell High School. 

Fall Registration Details:

Registration is usually open May to June. Registration fee is  currently $70. This is separate from the uniform/equipment fee. View the Handbook link below for information on uniform fees. 

Please refer to this website that explains which football organization you should register with based on the school your child attends.

http://www.lyaasports.org/Default.aspx?tabid=909546


Divisions: 

Flag - ages 5 to 9 - players in grades K/1/2 will play separately from players in grades 3/4.
Rookie - ages 6 to 8
Junior Varsity (JV) - ages 9 to 10
Varsity  - ages 11- 12

Players are divided based on age as of August 1, 2018. 

To register, go to https://secure.rec1.com/NC/mooresville-recreation-parks-department/catalog then click on Youth Leagues and look for Mooresville Youth Athletics. Or you can register at the Parks and Recreation Department, located across from the War Memorial.


OTAs are optional, free and open to all kids in grades K-6. You do not have to be a past player for MYA. If you are interested in seeing how MYA works, please attend one or both trainings.

Participants work on footwork drills, position drills and of course there is FUN involved!


Equipment distribution for REGISTERED football players will be held throughout the summer. As we have those dates sets, we will publish those.


Football FAQs
- Practices usually begin the first week of August and are held 3x/week before school starts, then drop to 2x/week           during the school year.
- Flag/Rookie divisions practice for 90 minutes. JV/Varsity practice for 2 hours.
- The season usually begins at the beginning of September and runs until approximately Thanksgiving.
- Practice days and times are set by each individual coach based on their availability.
- All this information plus more is in the Football Parent Handbook link footballparenthandbook.pdf
        - Want to know more about our uniform policy/cost? Click here.


Offered Programs

  Flag Football:

For players 5-9 years old but without weight-based restrictions. Our flag players will learn the fundamentals of football in a fun, competitive environment.  The coaches in this division will work with every child, at their pace, to make sure they learn the safe way to play football and create a fun environment.

Players must be 5 by August 1 AND registered for Kindergarten to be eligible.


Field Size- Width-26 yards (1/2 of the width of a football field). Length 40 yards.


 
Rookie Tackle Football:

For players 5-8 years old with a maximum weight of 80 pounds to be a ball carrier. Our rookie players will continue building on the fundamentals of football while learning the safe way to tackle. The coaches continue to work with every child, at their pace, to make sure they learn the right way to play football in a fun, competitive environment.

Players must meet the age requirement as of August 1 of the current year.

Players must be 5 by August 1 AND registered for Kindergarten to be eligible.


Field Size- 80 yards.

  Junior Varsity Tackle Football:
For players age 9 or 10, prior to August 1st with a maximum weight of 100 pounds to be a ball carrier. This league takes football a step further, expanding on the fundamentals that were taught in the rookie division and focusing on teaching more advanced football skills.  The coaches continue to focus on building individual player's skills, but also developing strong team concepts.

Players must meet the age requirement as of August 1 of the current year.


 
Varsity Tackle Football:
For players age 11 and 12, prior to August 1st with a maximum weight of 120 pounds to be a ball carrier.  By this age, our players will have learned solid individual and team fundamentals.  Our coaches will work on preparing the kids for higher levels of football, in our safe, family-focused environment.

Players must meet the age requirement as of August 1 of the current year.




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