MOT TackleBar® FOOTBALL LEAGUE is a not for-profit youth league organization serving the Middletown, Odessa, Townsend, DE and surrounding areas. MOT TackleBar® FOOTBALL LEAGUE'S primary mission is to promote good sportsmanship and physical and mental development through organized competition and team building. MOT TackleBar® FOOTBALL LEAGUE will teach the basic fundamentals of football with a focus on the safety of each child taking part in the league. We will do this by implementing a new concept of football called TackleBar® .
TackleBar® Football is an ideal transition between flag football and tackle football. It allows kids to put on helmets and shoulder pads, along with a TackleBar® harness that holds two foam bars across the lower back. The defender will engage with proper fundamentals and pull a foam bar off the harness rather than tackling the ball carrier to the ground. TackleBar® helps to preserve the tradition and spirit of football while experiencing a safer level of contact in a fun and learning atmosphere.
MOT TackleBar® FOOTBALL LEAGUE - For players entering 2nd through 5th grade
MOT TackleBar® FOOTBALL LEAGUE would like to invite your son or daughter to play Tackle Bar® football. Tackle Bar® football is a modern approach that emphasizes traditional football fundamentals without the requirement of tackling players fully to the ground.
What is MOT TackleBar® FOOTBALL LEAGUE: MOTTFL is a local league located in the MOT area, blending safety and fundamentals for every level of player.
No Tackling, no intentional hitting to the ground. Traditional line of scrimmage, blocking, and safe contact still embedded in the game. Down the ball carrier by ripping off a foam TackleBar®. TackleBar®'s are designed to teach proper defensive fundamentals and heads up play.
Why: Provide a safe environment for youth to learn the fundamentals of the game.
Develop traditional football skills (positions, formations, and plays) that cannot be achieved in non-padded flag leagues.
CERTIFIED USA FOOTBALL HEADS UP COACHES.
Who: Boys and girls that will be going into 2nd through 5th grade.
Where: MOTTFL will play in Middletown, in the Appoquinimink School District.
*There will be one practice during the week. Games will be played on Sundays.
When: Fall season will start September 22nd and run thru November 17th, 2019.
Children will be randomly assigned to a team. There will be no try-outs, every child will be placed on a team.
Registration: Register online by clicking the green button located on this page.
Cost: $175 per player (includes equipment rental)
What's Provided: Shoulder pads, game uniforms, TackleBar® Harness, & mouthpiece, 5 piece girdle with pads.
(Shoulder pads to be returned to MOT TackleBar® FOOTBALL LEAGUE at the conclusion of the season.)
What to Bring: Football helmet, cleats (highly recommended but not required).
*If you have an existing helmet from any other tackle football league, you are welcome to bring that helmet. Helmets will be the responsibility of each player; however, we will order before the cut-off of season registration, which will be August 23rd, 2019, in order to take advantage of a league discount.
*Information will be updated before July 15th, 2019, concerning how to order your helmet for the league, if you do not have an existing helmet.
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