Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference

Bert Bell has made changes to it's league divisions, as well as age and weight rules for the upcoming 2017 year.

East Division consists of the following teams: Marple, Prospect Park, Darby Township, Haverford, Springfield, Drexel Hill, Greater 69th Street, Rose Tree, Clifton Heights, Ridley
West Division consists of the following teams: Avon Grove, Brandywine Pa, Brandywine DE, Coatesville, Downingtown, Great Valley, Kennett/Unionville, Norchester, Oxford

2017 AGE & WEIGHT LIMITS

League age determination - Player's age ON or BEFORE July 31st. (No weight restrictions for FLAG Football)
TACKLE FOOTBALL - Level by Level specifics:

Eighty (80LB) Pound Level - A player may not weigh more than 82 lbs. on WEEK 1 of the game schedule. Players may not turn 9 years of age Prior to August 1 of the calendar year of the football season to be eligible to play on the 80 lb. level.

The "older/lighter" rule allows a league age 9 year old to retain a third year of eligibility providing they do not exceed the 64 lbs. restriction and meet the age guidelines.
Player must be 9 years old by August 1 and cannot turn 10 until after November 30th of the playing year.
The minimum age for the 80 lb. team is 7, which must reached by August 1 of the playing year.

One Hundred and five (105LB) Pound Level - A player may not weigh more than 107 lbs. on WEEK 1 of the game schedule. Players may not turn 11 years of age Prior to August 1 of the calendar year of the football season to be eligible to play on the 105 lb. team.

The "older/lighter" rule allows a league age 11 year old to retain a third year of eligibility providing they do not exceed the 85 lb. restriction and meet the age guidelines.
Player must be 11 years old by August 1 and cannot turn 12 until after November 30th of the playing year.
The minimum age for the 105 lb. team is 8. Age must be reached prior to August 1 of the playing year.

One Hundred Thirty (130LB) Pound Level - Players may not weigh more than 130 lbs. on WEEK 1 of the game schedule. Players may not turn 14 years of age prior to August 1 of the calendar year of the football season to be eligible to play on the 130 lb. team.

The minimum age for the 130 lb. team is 9. Age must be reached Prior to August 1 of the Playing year.
NO 9th Graders are Eligible for the 130 lb Level.
NO High School Players are Eligible for the 130 lb Level.
NO Older Lighter Rule Available for 130 lb. Level.

Are there weight increases during the season?

Yes - An increase of one (1) lb. will be allowed for each week of play for NON-Older-Lighters beginning on WEEK 2 of the game schedule.
There will be a 2 lb. weight increase for Older-Lighter players on WEEK 4 of the season and again on WEEK 8 of the game schedule. NO additional weight allowance will be given to older lighters.




Philadelphia Eagles Partner With Bert Bell

The Philadelphia Eagles have partnered with Bert Bell, beginning in 2016. Some highlights of events in which Bert Bell representatives were invited to attend are listed below.

ESTABLISHED IN 1962

The Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference provides football and cheerleading for the Suburban Philadelphia Area, including Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, and Delaware Counties as well as New Castle County, Delaware. The Conference is founded to further the ideals of the game of football at the school level. Its general purpose is to strive to equip boys and girls with the mechanical skills, physical condition and mental attitude necessary for the pursuance of the game at the high school and college level. Also, to teach through supervision and by example the principles of sportsmanship and fair play, without undue emphasis on winning or losing. This program shall be implemented in such a way as to make no sacrifice to scholastic achievement. Contrarily, it shall be the purpose to teach participants that eligibility for athletic activity is based on satisfactory performance in the classroom.