I've been out at the Broward practices all week and it doesn't look good for your predictions of a DADE COUNTY SWEEP.... Watch out Dade county because Broward is ready to lock it up and handle their business on the field this Sunday at FIU North Stadium
Hey Jack man I don't really get into this blog stuff about leagues but it was disappointing to see you being a big advocate of the calender birth day stuff because you are a very smart guy and I admire and appreciate all you are doing to help kids down here get extra exposure like the all-star game and turkey bow etc. Not trying to show preference to pop warner or ayfl because that's where my kid plays but if any leagues have it right in regards to age imvho it is those leagues especially AYFL. I've been all over the country in GA, Cali, TX and no one is using the calendar year age requirement like the leagues down here do because it's not conducive to what is best for the kids at the next level. Isn't this what youth football is about, preparing kids for the next level experiences.
Next year when those kids from Deerfield 120 and PPO 135 go to high school they will be competing against each other for the next four years for roster spots, playing time and/or against each other. Even more important in 2016 when those 8th graders from SFYFL 120lb div are competing for scholarships, they won't be competing with kids from that Pasadena 120 team they'll be competing with kids off of that PPO 135 team. You think Golden, Muschamp, Jimbo, Saban, Les will care that a kid was born in Oct instead of Feb? No they will look at all of them as 2016 recruits and one of them will be privileged enough earned a chance to attend and play football at that University for the next 4 to 5 years of their life.
I really wish the leagues could come to one uniform requirement on age and weights but if that happened I would hope that it was closer to the ayfl model than the sfyfl model. This is just an opinion but when youth leagues all over the country are more concerned with grade and school calendar age unlike a few leagues down here there most be something right about it don't you think.
Don't Amir Rasul for the 13-14 allstar game. He's played 160 in Pop warner for the past 2years, #23 Palmetto Raiders. and is a beast. 5-7" - 175 lbs, 13 yrs old, while everyother 13 yr old is playing is playing 120-135 the past 2 years.
National champ and record breaker in 13yr age group for the 100m and 200m Size, Speed, and Power.
hey jack my name is egdar irving, and i am a rep. from ne rebels. I am looking for info on the turkey bowl for our 90s. when i went to the site i could not pull up the weight class info what would class would ne rebels fall in to (as ayfl playing sfyfl) i know the site says u r going by ur on rules so i just need to know this before we forward.