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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 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 (6-7yr. 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, gray).
  • 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 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, announcer, and scoreboard.


Age and Weight Breakdown

“C” Division  - 7 on 7 only (6 and 7 yr 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 9 yr 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 11 yr 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 but not turn 13 before November 1st.(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.