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.
(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
Late date/fee: 08/16/2022$25.00
Open to: Boys & Girls
In Grades: 2 to 4 for 2022-23 School year