About PAL Hawks

PAL is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 to offer children in the Greater Annapolis Area the opportunity to participate in youth sports. Currently, we offer football, cheerleading, baseball,  and basketball. 

The goal of the PAL Hawks Football Program is to organize and develop highly competitive teams comprised of players from the Greater Annapolis area and its surrounding communities.  We expect to provide our players with dedicated experienced coaching that will not only teach the physical aspects of football, but also a deeper understanding of how to play the game while maintaining high standards of excellence promoting good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for the individual.  Paramount to this mission is our dedication to keeping our coaches, players, and volunteers educated and trained on the most up to date benchmark practices for safe blocking and tackling techniques.  All of our coaches participate in multiple training clinics on safe football technique each season facilitated through USA Football-Heads Up Football Certification, Anne Arundel Youth Football Association, and the Coaching Staff of Annapolis High School.   

We strive to have every player to get the most out of their football experience by having fun, developing sound skills and working within a team-oriented culture that fosters a winning attitude.  We expect to teach them the fundamentals of football while helping them constantly challenge themselves to achieve, improve, progress and learn on and off the field.  Each person that joins the PAL Hawks accepts the commitment to become the best that they can possibly be. 

We look forward to a great season and encourage all parents to be as involved as possible to help make this a positive experience for your child.  PAL parents should set the standard for good sportsmanship and encouragement at all times.  We expect the kids to play hard at all times, to work together and to have FUN playing football! 

 

Anne Arundel Youth Football Association League Classifications

7 & Under League Instructional Ages 6-7:

Players must be 6 years old by December 31, 2019 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 8 years old before December 31, 2019 is not eligible to play in this division. No player will be granted more than 2 seasons to compete in this league, regardless of age or weight. Maximum Weight: 80.9 lbs., T2T- 90.9 lbs. to start the season.   Players will be allowed to gain 5lbs during the course of the season, and will receive an additional 5lbs during playoffs. Every player will play (1/2) one-half of every game.

 

8 & Under League Ages 8 and under:

 Players must be 6 years old by September 1, 2019 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 9 years old before September 1, 2019 is not eligible to play in this division.  Maximum Weight: 90.9 lbs., T2T- 100.9 lbs. to start the season.  Players will be allowed to gain 5lbs during the course of the season, and will receive an additional 5lbs during playoffs.

 

9 & Under League Ages 9 and under:

Players must turn 7 years old by September 1, 2019 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 10 years old before September 1, 2019 is not eligible to play in this division.  Maximum Weight: 100.9 lbs., T2T- 110.9 lbs. to start the season.  Players will be allowed to gain 5lbs during the course of the season, and will receive an additional 5lbs during playoffs.

 

10 & Under League Ages 10 and under:

Players must turn 8 years old by September 1, 2019 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 11 years old before September 1, 2019, is not eligible to play in this division. Maximum Weight: 110.9 lbs., T2T- 120.9 lbs to start the season. Players will be allowed to gain 5lbs during the course of the season, and will receive an additional 5lbs during playoffs.  Every player will play a minimum of 10 plays per game for American and National Conferences. 13 Play minimum per game for Central Conference.  This rule ONLY applies to the 9-year-old player failing to make the 9U weight limit maximum of 110.9 pounds. That player shall be moved to the 10U league and shall be designated as a T2T player.  There is no weight limit for a 9-year-old playing in the 10U league.

 

11U League Ages 11 and under:

Players must turn 9 years old by September 1, 2019 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 12 years old before September 1, 2019 is not eligible to play in this division.  No weight restriction for 11U League. 

 

12U League Ages 12 and under:

Players must turn 10 years old by September 1, 2019 to be eligible to play. Any player turning 13 years old before September 1, 2019 is not eligible to play in this division.  No weight restriction for 12U League.

 

14U League Ages 12-13:

Players must turn 12 years old by September 1, 2019 to be eligible to play. 11-year-old players will NOT be allowed to play in the 14U division. Any player turning 14 years old, but not yet in high school, is eligible to play in this division.  There may be no 9th graders in 14U football regardless of age. Any player turning 15 before December 31, 2019 is ineligible to play in this league.  No weight restriction for 14U League.

 

Home School Exceptions:  

Children that are Home Schooled and wish to play must meet the age/weight requirements listed above for each weight class.