5U/6U Division

Informational Facts About the Program

UpdatedFriday February 26, 2021 byRobbinsville Jr. Ravens .

5U/6U (as of September 1, 2021) who weigh 60 lbs or less. This team is comprised of 1st Graders and Kindergarteners.  There are exceptions to allow young heavier players to compete at this level. Children who are 4, 5 or 6 in the calendar year can weigh up to 65 lbs. Children who turn 7 during the season must weigh 60 lbs per league rules. Most players at this level weigh between 40-50lbs. 

We are a travel team and play in the West Jersey Youth Football League, but this is not competitive football.  Scores at the level are not kept and there are no playoffs. This is a developmental level tackle football. Our goal is to teach the boys the fundamentals of the game.  Learning football is a commitment; 3 practices a week in August, including scrimmages against other teams. We know that some parents are hesitant to allow their sons to play football at this young age. Our coaches all once played football ourselves and currently have sons on the team. Such concerns are well known to us. We are therefore committed to teaching safety, proper techniques and promoting sportsmanship. We also want the boys to have fun. After all, football is a game. All the boys will play. We hope we can impart our love of the sport and the fun of being on the Junior Ravens to your son. And we believe that you will enjoy being part of our team's family. 

  • Practices are held at Blakely Field on Meadowbrook Road.
  • Preseason practice begins in August and is 3 days a week.  (Many players miss a week while on vacation; it’s expected)
  • We usually end preseason practice weeks by scrimmaging another team.
  • Our team will weigh-in just one time – the Saturday after Labor Day.
  • After Labor Day we go to a school practice week – 2 times a week
  • Home games are typically played at the Robbinsville High School field on Sundays.
  • Away games are played on Saturdays or Sundays depending on the opponent's schedule. 
  • Teams play an 8-game regular schedule: 4 games home and 4 games away.
  • Games consist of four 8-minute quarters with time kept on the field by the referees.  Game duration is generally 1-1.5 hours. 
  • There are two referees on the field at this level.
  • Each team also has one coach on the field at all times.
  • There are no special teams at this level
    • No Kick Off’s - Teams begin on the 40 Lard Line. 
    • No Extra Point – Teams go for 1 point conversion run or pass