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)

100 lbs 110 lbs

Freshman League
(9 year old)

115 lbs 125 lbs

Sophomore League
(10 year old)

130 lbs 140 lbs

Junior League
(11 year old)

145 lbs 155 lbs

Senior League
(12 year old)

170 lbs 180 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: 100 lbs
9 year old: 115 lbs
10 year old: 130 lbs
11 year old: 145 lbs
12 year old: 160 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:


2020 Sign Up Fees:

Tackle (8-12 year olds) $95

Cheer (7-12 year olds) $75

All football players MUST bring a copy of birth certificate to sign ups along with 2 copies of the registration confirmation email and credit card or cash for payment.


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

Register online beginning April 1st and bring your participant to one of the dates below.

Weigh-in/Cheer Uniform Fittings: Location: Hampton Inn

  • Saturday, May 9th from 8AM - Noon
  • Friday, May 29th from 6PM - 9PM

Flag Football