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Dover Football League! 

We are pleased you have decided to join us and we look forward to the upcoming season.

In order to make your registration run smoothly we suggest you have the following information in advance:

Player - Height, Weight, Birth Date, Medical Information, Insurance Provider, Policy Number, Primary Care Physician, Emergency Contact, and a credit/debit card for payment.

Also take a moment to browse the Equipment Fitting guidelines located under the PARENTS tab to aid in planning for equipment issue day.

Please Note: Coaches are exempt from volunteer and equipment depsoit requirements. All volunteers are exempt from the volunteer deposit as well.

2022 Senior Division "Little Green" (7/8th grade)

 

Senior Division 

"Little Green"

     The Senior Division plays within the Senior Division of the Northeast Junior High Football League (NJHFL) and is typically divided into ‘Varsity’ and ‘Junior Varsity’ teams.  Players in this division are in the 7th and 8th grades. The Varsity team is considered a competitive team where playing time is earned, while the Junior Varsity team is still considered a developmental team, where there will be an effort to provide as equal playing time as possible as well as the opportunity to earn the right to play up into the Varsity games.

     A typical season includes preseason conditioning, a start of season jamboree, a regular season as determined by the NJHFL, and a playoff format for the top four(4) ranked Varsity teams within that Division. Both teams play in accordance with the NJHFL rules and regulations found within the NJHFL By-Laws and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rule book.

     There are generally four practices per week, with games typically held on Saturday; games are generally scheduled based upon the home teams field arrangements as made available to them by their respective towns. Home games are generally scheduled for Saturday nights at 6PM under the lights at Dunaway Field (DHS).

Player Eligibility

(NJHFL Rules as amended 3/02/2021)

All players shall be less than freshman (grade 9) in school and not have reached their 15th birthday by October 1st.

 

Base Cost: $165.00

Opened: 02/26/2022
Late date/fee: 08/16/2022$25.00
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 6 to 8 for 2022-23 School year

7 registrations

2022 Junior Division (5/6th grade)

 

Junior Division 

     The Junior Division plays within the Junior Division of the Northeast Junior High Football League (NJHFL) and is typically divided into ‘Varsity’ and ‘Junior Varsity’ teams.  Players in this division are in the 5th and 6th grades. The Varsity team is considered a competitive team where playing time is earned, while the Junior Varsity team is still considered a developmental team, where there will be an effort to provide as equal playing time as possible.

     A typical season includes preseason conditioning, a start of season jamboree (w/ an official weigh-in), a regular season as determined by the NJHFL, and a playoff format for the top four(4) ranked Varsity teams within that Division. Both teams play in accordance with the NJHFL rules and regulations found within the NJHFL By-Laws and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rule book. The NJHFL rules for play can be found  under the Coaches Resources Tab. Player eligibility can be found broken down under the Parents Resources Tab. If you have further questions the entirety of the NJHFL rules of play can be found in the NJHFL By-Laws located in the left hand menu bar under the Documents Tab.

     There are generally three practices per week, with games typically held on Saturday; games are generally scheduled based upon the home teams field arrangements as made available to them by their respective towns. Home games are played on Bellamy field.

NOTE: The ability to field a JV team relies heavily upon registration numbers being submitted by the NJHFL due date. If we fail to register enough players to field both a V/JV team we may be placed in a division that only supports a single game per week whereby coaches will do their best to combine a competitive level of play with a focus on building the team as a whole. We may also opt to swing players from the Varsity side under the NJHFL rules of play.

Player Eligibility

(NJHFL Rules as Amended 2/11/2016)

Player Regulations

  • Age and Grade Restrictions
    • All players must be within the age of 9, 10, 11 and 12 and within grades 4, 5, and 6.
    • A player must be a minimum of 9 years old prior to the first regular season game and entering a grade as indicated above.
    • A player must not have reached their thirteenth (13) birthday before September 1st.
    • All teams must be able to provide birth certificates for their players, upon request by the league.

Base Cost: $155.00

Opened: 02/26/2022
Late date/fee: 08/16/2022$25.00
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 4 to 6 for 2022-23 School year

14 registrations

2022 Youth Division (2-4 Grades)

Youth Division

      A typical season includes optional pre-season conditioning prior to the official practice start date, a beginning of season jamboree (w/ an official weigh-in), a regular season as determined by the NJHFL, and a playoff format for the top four (4) ranked teams within that Division. There are generally three practices per week, with games typically held on Saturday; games are generally scheduled based upon the home teams field arrangements as made available to them by their respective towns. Our home games are typically scheduled for Saturday late morning to early afternoon at Bellamy Fields.

   As a general note, the youth division is always the hardest to predict when creating schedules and it is extremely important to get the season off to a solid start by understanding the number of registered players we have each season. We respectfully request you register as early as possible and help to spread the word to aid in season planning.

 In order to bring the “best of both worlds” we look forward to dividing our players into two teams as numbers allow. Our "Travel Team" (Dover Green) will be composed of our more seasoned / skilled players and will play various teams in the NJHFL at home and away. Our "In House '' team (Dover White) will be made up of our newer players and will compete with our neighbor in Rochester for game days within their house league. All youth players will be eligible to transition between teams as abilities improve and the younger players develop and earn their mettle to face the stiffer competition. Youth teams will all practice together.

     Youth teams play in accordance with the NJHFL rules and regulations found within the NJHFL By-Laws and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rule book. The NJHFL rules for play can be found  under the Coaches Resources Tab. Player eligibility can be found broken down under the Parents Resources Tab.

If you have further questions the entirety of the NJHFL rules of play can be found in the NJHFLBy-Laws located off the left hand menu bar under the Documents Tab.

   Player Eligibility

(NJHFL Rules as Amended 2/11/2016)

  • All players must be within the age of 7, 8, and 9 and within grades 2, 3, and 4.
  • A player must be a minimum of 7 years old prior to the first regular season game and entering a grade as indicated above.
  • A player must not have reached their 11th birthday before September 1st.

 

Base Cost: $145.00

Opened: 02/26/2022
Late date/fee: 08/16/2022$25.00
Closes: 09/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 2 to 4 for 2022-23 School year

12 registrations