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Key Dates - 2024

Registration will open on June 15th

Early to mid-August will be equipment handouts and initial practices/combines

Games will start on the Sunday after Labor Day (9/8) and typically are between 11am and 5pm

Important Information

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:
https://www.ankenyschools.org/community/community-engagement/facility-rental/

2024 SEASON INFORMATION

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.

Assuming we have the numbers we have had in the past, in 6th and 7th grade tackle, we will play 11 man football as we have in the past.  If we don't have enough for 11 man teams in 6th grade, we may adjust and play 8 or 9 man.  

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