USA Football
Player Divisions

Your Age on July 31 is your league age

(execpt Explorers you need to turn 5 by Sept 1st)

Below represents the JDYFL divisions by age. Our programs are designed to take student athletes at any level and teach as appropriate to their level. At all levels our focus is always on safety through Heads Up Football, teamwork, sportsmanship, competition, and the love of the game!

  • Explorers Division - 5/6/7 years old
  • A fun and fundamentals division aimed to introduce our youngest student athletes to the game. This division teaches introductory skills of Heads Up Football, teamwork, and competition. No special teams and the season progresses to four down football by playoffs.
  • Founders Division - 8/9 years old
  • A developmental football division to progress student athletes knowledge and love of the game as well as a building block for life skills of teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition. Heads Up Football skills are taught and reinforced as players are developed. No special teams with traditional 4 down football.
  • Governors Division - 10/11 years old
  • A developmental and competitive division to build skills and foster sportsmanship, teamwork, and competition. Modified special teams with minimal other changes to VHSL rules.
  • Presidents Division - 12/13 years old
  • A competitive division using VHSL rules and developing student athletes knowledge of the game. This division is designed to feed up to JV programs and may participate with local middle school teams with same age players.