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Welcome to Owl Football!

The PRAA Football program begins with Mighty Mites tackle football for children entering 1st and 2nd grade. It moves on to Pee Wee football at the 3rd grade level and continues to nurture and teach children in the sport up through 8th grade.  The Mighty Mites through Senior teams participate in the Northern New Jersey Junior Football League (NNJJFL), which includes 7 other neighboring towns.  

1st and 2nd grade Mighty Mites Football:

At this level, coaches teach the kids basic fundamentals of blocking, passing and running with the ball, as well as basic defensive skills.  There is no blitzing at the Mighty Mites level. Team jerseys, helmets, shoulder pads and football pants are provided.  Players are required to supply their own mouthguard and cleats.  Practices are usually 2-3 nights a week at Sulak Field.  Teams play 6 regular season games against other towns in our league, games are usually played on Friday or Saturday evenings prior to Pee Wee games, which can be a home game at Doc Lewis Field (PRHS) or an away game in a neighboring town. Cost for Mighty Mites is $125 per player. 

3rd / 4th Grade Pee Wee Football:

At this level, full contact tackle football is played.  Coaches teach the kids basic fundamentals of blocking, tackling, passing and running with the ball.  Players will be issued complete uniforms including helmets, shoulder pads, pants and jerseys.  Players are required to supply their own mouth guard, cleats and any other special pads including neck or chest protectors.  Team practices are held 3-4 nights a week at Sulak Field.  Games can be scheduled on Friday or Saturday evenings under the lights, or on Sunday mornings.  Players cannot exceed the maximum weight limit of 125lbs. To be a ball carrier or play defensive back at the 1stweigh in the limit is 93lbs, 2ndweigh in 96lbs and final weigh in 98lbs. Cost for PeeWee football is $200 per player.

5th / 6th Grade Junior Football:

Full contact tackle football is played.  Coaches begin to teach the kids more advanced fundamentals of blocking, tackling, passing and running with the ball.  Players will be issued complete uniforms including helmets, all necessary pads, pants and jerseys.  Players are required to supply their own mouth guard, cleats and any other special pads including neck or chest protectors.  Team practices are 3-4 nights per week at Sulak Field.  Games can be scheduled on Friday or Saturday evenings under the lights or Saturday mornings.  Players cannot exceed the maximum weight limit of 143lbs. To be a ball carrier, linebacker or play defensive back at the first weigh-in, the limit is 115lbs, second weigh-in is 118lbs and final weigh-in is 120lbs. Cost for Junior Football is $200 per player.

7th / 8th Grade Senior Football:

Full contact football is played.  Coaches teach the kids advanced fundamentals of blocking, tackling, passing and running with the ball.  Players will be issued complete uniforms, including helmets, necessary pads, pants and jerseys.  Players are required to supply their own mouth guard, cleats and any other pads including neck and chest protectors.  Team practices are held 3-4 nights a week at Sulak Field, Games can be scheduled on Friday or Saturday nights or Sunday mornings.   Players cannot exceed the maximum weight limit of 180lbs. To be a ball carrier, linebacker or defensive back at the first weigh-in the limit is 136lbs, second weigh-in is 139lbs and final weigh-in is 142lbs. Cost for Seniors is $200 per player.

 

Scott Macfie

Football Commissioner