We are a member of the Jefferson Shelby Youth Football League (JSYFL) and operate the Over The Mountain Football League (OTM). The two leagues are both competitive tackle football leagues but have different playing time rules.
Please see the descriptions of each league below for more information about the differences of each.
The OTM League is offered to players in 3rd grade thru 6th grade. Teams are typically comprised of less than 21 players on each team. Players are guaranteed at least 50% of playing time in each game. There is not a weight limit for players who play on the offensive or defensive line. The other positions have a weight limit but it is a lesser weight than the JSYFL. For example, the OTM 3rd and 4th grade restricted weight is 105 lbs and the JSYFL is 120 lbs.
The JSYFL is offered to players in K-6. We divide the teams by where each player will attend high school, Spain Park or Hoover. In most cases there is one team per grade with the exception of the K1 team. This team combines Kindergarten with 1st graders. Each team could have up to 39 players per team and usually average about 32 players per team. The guaranteed playing time for each player in K-2 is 8 plays per game, 3rd and 4th is 6 plays per game and 5th and 6th grade is 4 plays per game. If a team reaches the playoffs then there is not a guaranteed play requirement. The JSYFL also offers unrestricted weight for offensive and defensive line players with restricted weights for other positions.
We hope this helps you in making your decision on which league you would like for your player to participate.
The HAA Football registration fee is $240 for all leagues. This fee includes a helmet, game jersey, spirit pack (practice shorts and shirt), and all games for the season.