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Rookie Tackle / Tiny Mites

Rookie Tackle

This season, Pop Warner and USA Football have joined forces for a pilot program called Rookie Tackle, a transitional program for kids between Flag Football and Mitey Mites and it is already generating plenty of excitement in Pop Warner.

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.

“Rookie  Tackle” is a “bridge-game” between flag and 11 player tackle that creates a best – practice pathway that allows youngsters to get a feel for the great game of football by playing a number of different positions in every game, two point stances, no “special teams”, and with coaches on the field helping to instruct, inform and encourage each kid out there.

Learn more about it from USA Football  Learn more about it from Pop Warner

  • -Playing Field: 40x35 1/3 (half of the traditional 100 yard field)
  • -8 player football  "All players, all positions, all skills" philosphy
  • -No Special Teams (No kickoffs, punts or extra points by a kick)
  • -No 3 point stances
  • -4 Quarters - Each with 15 min. running clock / Each team will be on offense for 2 quarters & defense for 2
  • -Team will have minimum of 12 and max of 20 players
  • -Ages 5, 6  with min. weight 35 lbs.




Pilot Program


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