Playing time is regulated differently per age division. Age Groups 5-6 and 7-8: Players are mandated to get equal playing time to enable every player to develop and learn the basics of football. Age Group 9-10: At this age group, we want to start to develop the understanding that you must work to get what you want and things will not just be given to you in life. Coaches will be instructed to give playing time to those that have shown high work ethic, and not solely based on skill level. As such, players are guaranteed a min of 8 plays. Age Groups 11-12 and 13-14: At this age group, we are preparing our young athletes to take the next step into high school, where playing time is never guaranteed, it is earned 100%. Therefore, playing time at this level is solely the coaches decision.
Additionally, NFLLU is invested in not only your child’s athletic development, but academic as well. With this in mind, if any child is found to be underperforming in the classroom for an extended amount of time, they will be ineligible to play in that week’s game. Kids that are found to be underperforming will be provided academic assistance to bring their performance back up to an acceptable level. If you would like more information on how your child’s academic performance is monitored please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: If there is ever an issue of unjustified playing time or lack thereof, please contact your league site director