Youth Football is broken down into 2 age groups. U16s and U19s. Both are contact disciplines of American Football.
U16s is open to 13-15 year olds. They play a 5vs5 format. This is played out in 4 tournaments, each consisting of 3 games. This means the U16s play 12 games per season. The top 8 teams are seeded to compete in the National Championships. This is a knockout format tournament, with the winner being crowned the U16 Britbowl Champions.
U19s is open to 16-18 year olds and is played in either a 7vs7 or 9vs9 format. The 9vs9 format consists of conferences with teams playing 6 games per season. The winners of each conference makes it to the playoffs. Then, the best performing team in the Northern conference plays the best performing team in the Southern conference in the U19 Britbowl. The winners are crowned the U19 National Champions.
The 7vs7 format plays in smaller regional groups of 4 teams, also giving them 6 games per season. The winner and runners-up of each conference goes through to the playoff tournament. The winner of the tournament is crowned the U19 Division 2 National Champions.
More information can be found at BAFA’s website.
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