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Key Dates - 2023

August 10th - Thursday - 6:30-8:00pm - 7th Grade Tackle Practice 

Saturday - August 12th - 10am-12pm - 5th- 7th Grade Flag Combine

Tuesday - August 15th - 6:30pm-8:00pm - 7th Grade Tackle Equipment Handout

Wednesday- August 16th - 6pm-7:30pm - 5th Grade Tackle Combine / Equipment Handout

Sunday - August 20th - 6pm-7:30pm - 6th Grade Tackle Equipment Handout

Monday - August 21st - 6pm-7:30pm - 6th Grade Tackle Practice (full group)

Tuesday - August 22nd - 6pm-7:30pm - 6th Grade Tackle Practice (full group)

Thursday - August 24th - 6pm-7:30pm - 6th Grade Tackle Practice (teams will be determined prior to Thursday's practice and teams will practice at the same time)

Monday - August 21st -  First day practices can begin (7th grade tackle exception as they will start group practices the week of the 7th)

Friday - August 25th - Ankeny  Junior Football Night at the Ankeny Hawks vs Ankeny Centennial Jaguars football game.  See information from coaches for details.

Sunday, September 10th - First weekend of games for all grades (1-7)

Monday, September 11th - Friday, September 15th - Pictures at Sandeen Photography (more information coming soon)

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Important Information

If you are coaching this year and haven't filled out the background check, please do so here:

Important note regarding practices: If the heat index reaches 98 degrees and is still there by 4pm there will be no AJF practices allowed on that day.

Coaches: If you are planning to practice at a school field, please use the following link to schedule your time on that field:


Flag Football will be available for grades 1-7.

Tackle Football will be available for grades 5-7.

In 5th grade tackle, we are excited to start playing 8 or 9 man football (depending on numbers), which will consist of 3 or 4 linemen and 5 backs.  This will allow for us to have more teams in those grades as well as giving more kids the opportunity to be involved in the play.   

Weight limit for 5th grade will be 125 lbs.

Weight limit for 6th grade will be 135 lbs.

There is no weight limit for 7th grade.

What this means is that if you weigh at or over the limit, you are required to play a spot on the line on offense.  This is implemented for safety purposes.

In 6th and 7th grade tackle, we will play 11 man football as we have in the past. 

For 6th grade, games will be played against other AJF teams with an occasional exception where we might have a game against a team from SE Polk.

For 7th Grade, we will be combining the teams we have in AJF with teams from Johnston, Waukee NW, and Southeast Polk Football Leagues