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League Mission Statement

To provide the Riverside Local School District students an instructional youth football league allowing them to play together as teammates up to the middle school level. While providing a safe, disciplined and structured environment, we strive to develop stronger, more confident and conscientious players and teammates.


Riverside Youth Football League Details 
  • Riverside Youth Football League will consists of a minimum of 90% Riverside School District players.
  • We offer both 7 on 7 and 11-man tackle football. See below for more information on 7 on 7 tackle football.
  • We play in the Great Lakes Youth Football League (www.glyfl.com), competing with teams from Mentor, Chardon, Kirtland, Willoughby, Eastlake, Perry, Madison, and Willowick, .  No long distance traveling required for games. We play many of our future rivals.
  • We are a “weight limit” and “age” controlled league providing a safe environment for its players.
  • Our “C” level players (7yr. olds) play 7 on 7 tackle and do not play with 8 & 9 year old players.   
  • Game uniforms coordinate with Riverside High School colors (black, gold, white).
  • Home games/practices will be at Riverside High School.  An additional practice location nearby may be used if necessary.  Games are played on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Each team has access to top quality practice equipment.
  • We offer both 7 on 7 and 11-man tackle football.
  • We offer a cheerleading program kids 6-12 years old.  6 year olds must have completed Kindergarten.
  • Every cheer/football parent or guardian are required to volunteer for at least two (2) volunteer opportunities during the season.  These opportunites include, Concessions (never during your child's game), chain gang, stadium clean-up and scoreboard.

How do I decide if my child should play 7 on 7 or 11-Man Tackle?

  • 7 on 7 is designed by USA Football for kids to learn and have fun playing all positions.
  • 7 on 7 football is a good bridge between flag football to 11-person tackle football, focusing on skill development.
  • Designed for 7-on-7 play.
  • A smaller field (40Yards) and limited player numbers on the field are designed to fit the right ages, right stage of the players.
  • It can also be used as an entry point for new players before advancing to the 11-on-11 tackle game.
  • Players will have the opportunity to play different positions.
  • Could be an ideal alternative for players who are still finding their way in 11-man, but love the game of football.
  • Feel free to contact our Board President, Art Moore at if you have any questions or like your child evaluated to see which program best suits his/her needs.


Age and Weight Breakdown

“C” Division  - 7 on 7 only ((7yr olds): Must be 6 years old on or before June 1st and cannot be 8 years old on or before June 1st. There is a 90 lbs weight limit to run the ball on the offensive side. Those players who do not meet those weight requirements can still play any position on the offensivse side, but cannot run, pass, or catch the ball

“B” Division  (8 and 9yr olds): Must be 8 or 9 years old on or before June 1st.  Weight limit is 145 lbs for interior linemen and 120 lbs for all other players.

“A” Division (10 and 11yr olds): Must be 10 or 11 years old on or before June 1st.  12 years olds with birthdates on or before June 1st can play if they are going into the 6th grade (must show proof they were in 5th grade the previous year).  Weight limit is 165 lbs for interior linemen and 135 lbs for all other players.

Weight limit is based on a fully equipped player. Total equipment weight could add up to 10 lbs.