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After much thinking, much discussion, the occasional argument, and lots more meetings and discussion, we have decided to leave the North East Texas Peewee Football League (NETPWFL) and head on over to the Lake Ray Hubbard Football League (LRHFL)! This is very exciting, not only because we will be playing different towns and creating new rivalry's, but because it will be "Grade Pure" football. "Grade Pure" means that your children will no longer be playing kids sometimes 2 years older than your child. It is best said like this;
Kindergarten plays Kindergarten
1st grade plays 1st grade
2nd grade plays 2nd grade
and so on......
USA Football (www.USAFootball.com) has certified the league, where each player, coach and assistant coach are certified through weigh-in and age verification, as well as heads up training programs and background checks, to ensure that safety and the well-being of the players is the #1 priority.
The rules of the game will change as well as some parents have always had concerns about tackle football at young ages and helmet size and weight on 1st graders. The new setup is like this;
Pre K and Kindergarten - 5 on 5 flag football on a 30 yard field that is 25 yards wide. The coach will be the quarterback and teams will be small. This means more playing time for all kids, less physical blocking, pushing, and pulling, and more chances to actually touch the ball and be part of the team.
1st Grade - 7 on 7 Flag football on a 60 yard field that is approximately 33 yards wide. No coaches will play in this league only the kids. One exciting rule change is the defense cannot cross the line of scrimmage until a handoff is made. This allows the play to at least get started instead of every play being made behind the line of scrimmage. These teams will be smaller as well and afford each child more playing time instead of sitting on the sideline.
2nd Grade - 7 on 7 and Welcome to tackle football. This will be an 80 yard field approximately 33 yards wide. These teams will be smaller as well and afford each child more playing time instead of sitting on the sideline.
3rd grade - 6th Grade - 100 yard fields, tackle and regular rules apply. This is very exciting because in years past 3rd graders could be playing kids that were supposed to be in 5th grade, 4th could be playing kids that were supposed to be in 6th, 5th could be playing kids that were supposed to be in 7th. Now with the "Age Pure" league, kids will only be playing kids that are equal in age. This should make for much more competitive games.
What teams will we play in the new league?
Rockwall, Heath, Rowlett, Sunnyvale, and Terrell. This is the type of competition these kids will go up against in Middle School and High School and we did have requests from the High School coaches to make this move.
At RCYSD we are VERY proud of the Cheer program we have built and the cheerleaders, student coaches, and coaches that have made it all possible! Cheer will have new competition in the new league but the year end competition and all current cheer engagements will still take place as is. Much more to be decided and sent out on cheer as the year progresses and we see sign up numbers, etc.
Volleyball - Winter Season 2 Registration is now open!!!
Howdy yall it's time for more Winter Volleyball! Winter Season 2 begins Feb 12th and practices start Feb 1st. Sign up now, click the link below!
Winter Season 2 registration is now open.
If you would like to sponsor our league or a specific team please contact us! Royse City kids need your support!