Football Age & Weight Matrix | Hillsborough Dukes Football & Cheer

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Leagues have options with how to structure their program. While leagues can continue the current structure where a player is placed in a division based on his or her age and weight they may also instead choose to register players based on age only. Currently, an estimated 75-80% of youth football nationally follows an age-only structure.

2021 Season Age Based Matrix Division Birthdays       

Inclusive  Birthdays 
Flag  8/1/2013 - 7/31/2016
7-8 (8U) 8/1/2012 - 7/31/2014
8-9-10 (10U) 8/1/2010 - 7/31/2013
10-11-12 (12U) 8/1/2008 - 7/31/2011
12-13-14 (14U) 8/1/2006 - 7/31/2009





A child's age on July 31 2021 is his/her age for the season.

There are Seven Divisions of play, all determined by a strict age/weight scale to ensure safe and balanced competition.

A child's age on July 31 2020 is his/her age for the season. A player may gain 1 pound per week after the second game, up to a maximum of 5 pounds.

*The asterisked (*) provisions in each division allow the so-called "older but lighter" player to also qualify. The last year of eligibility falls under more stringent weight restrictions, per above.