There are position weight limits, this means that players that do not meet the weight requirements will be “restricted position players”. Restricted position players may never advance the ball. Anytime a restricted position player, identified by their jersey number, comes into possession of the ball during a live play, the ball will automatically be blown dead from the spot. Restricted position players are required to wear a jersey number from 60-69.
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Each athlete receives a jersey, mouth guard, game pants and practice pants. In addition, each athlete is issued a helmet and shoulder pads to be used for the duration of the season.
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Teams are formed by age; teams are not separated by booster club/elementary school as our other sports– all areas are combined by age. The league is facilitated by Roanoke County in which Roanoke will create game schedules.
8U (7 & 8 years)
10U (9 & 10 years)
12U (11 & 12 years)
8U- Position weight limit - 110 pounds (only for age 8, no weight limit for age 7)
10U- Position weight limit - 125 pounds (only for age 10, no weight limit for age 9)
12U- Position weight limit - 130 pounds (only for age 12, no weight limit for age 11)
Roanoke County will conduct a “weigh-in day” in which staff from Roanoke will weigh players in the upper year of an age division. If a player is not weighed by Roanoke by the weigh-in deadline, that player will automatically become a restricted position player.
Practice location options will be provided by Botetourt Parks & Recreation. Coaches will have the opportunity to choose their practice location among the options provided.
Games are played in Botetourt County, Roanoke County, Salem, Glenvar, and Franklin County.
Games are on some weekdays and Saturdays.
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