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Jun, 2020

BFA Rookie Tackle

Rookie tackle was created to introduce tackle football to younger players, and was created with input from youth football league leaders throughout the United States, who have modified the rules of the game based on player development.The program keeps rosters of players down to a choice of 6 on 6, 7 on 7, or 8 on 8.  The reduced rosters, plus a smaller playing field ( generally 40 yards long) gives young players a chance to play tackle football without the pressure of playing on an NFL sized gridiron against 11 man rosters.


  • Fosters Participation: Allows leagues with limited registered players to field more teams.
  • Players Rotate Positions: Participants rotate and learn multiple positions and skills on offensive and defense.
  • Smaller Fields: Scaled to create an appropriate playing space for the age and abilities of younger athletes.
  • Maximize Field Space: Allows leagues to utilize field space more efficiently.
  • Smaller Rosters: Provides a greater coach-to-player ratio to foster individual attention and skill development.
  • Increased Activity: Rule modifications result in more snaps on offense and defense for younger players.


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