Optimist Youth Football tackle leagues are based upon age and weight.

AGE CUT-OFF FOR OYF PLAYERS IS MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 1ST OF THE CURRENT YEAR.

League/Age Group* Maximum Allowed Weight at Registration Maximum Allowed Weight at Jamboree
Rookie League
(8 year old)
90 lbs 100 lbs
Freshman League
(9 year old)
105 lbs 115 lbs
Sophomore League
(10 year old)
120 lbs 130 lbs
Junior League
(11 year old)
135 lbs 145 lbs
Senior League
(12 year old)
150 lbs 160 lbs

* Player's exceeding the maximum weight for his/her age will have the option to advance to a higher age league but they must meet the weight requirement for that league. No player can advance more than two age brackets - no exceptions.

Below you can find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Q: What gear does Mountain Home Optimist provide?

A: We supply all game jersey's, helmets and shoulder pads. Players must provide cleats and football pants or white shorts for flag players.

Q: What are the weight restrictions, (without gear)?

8 year old: 90 lbs
9 year old: 105 lbs
10 year old: 120 lbs
11 year old: 135 lbs
12 year old: 150 lbs

Q: How do I become a coach?

A: Please contact ecoyfc@gmail.com

Q: Does Mountain Home Optimist have a Face Book page?

 A: Yes, we do have a FB page. Find a link at the bottom of every webpage or search "Mountain Home Idaho Optimist Football and Cheer" on Facebook.

What You Need To Know About Registering Your Child:

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING

2016 Sign Up Fees:

Tackle (8-12 year olds) $85

Cheer (7-12 year olds) $75

All football players MUST bring a copy of birth certificate to sign ups.

If you're interested in registering please contact us at ecoyfc@gmail.com 

Registration is open the month of May. Sign up online and bring your participant to one of the dates below.

Weigh In Dates:

  • May 13th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 21th from 8:00 am - noon

Located at the Hampton Inn Suites

Question? Contact us

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