Vestavia Hills OTM Youth Football returns for another year in the Over-the-Mountain Youth Football League. This is a competitive, tackle football league. Where we differ from other leagues is in the level of participation that we promise to our registered players.
The philosophy of the program is to develop tackle football fundamentals, encourage participation and have fun playing the game. OTM teams play a six to eight game regular season schedule and holds a season ending playoff to determine a league champion.
We complete our season by early November.
•The league is open to players who are in the 3rd-6th grade
There are no caps on weight, however if a player exceeds the following weight in each league they will be required to play on the line.
•3rd/4th Grade League - will be required to play on line if over 95 lbs
•5th Grade League – will be required to play on line if over 105 lbs
•6th Grade League - will be required to play on line if over 115 lbs
Guaranteed Minimum Playing Time:
•Players that attend and participate in all practices each week are guaranteed to play in half of that week’s game.
•Also, players that attend and participate in all practices each week are guaranteed a starting position for that week’s game.
•Teams are capped at 17-21 players to ensure maximum playing time
•Practices for the 2017 season will start in early August.
•Teams will practice three times per week during the preseason and twice per week during the regular season
•6th Grade games are played on Mondays
•5th Grade games are played on Tuesdays
•3rd/4th Grade games are played on Thursdays
These days are subject to change due to weather, field availability, or certain other factors.
•Practices are typically held at Cahaba Heights.
•Games are played locally, with at least half of the games for each team held at Sicard Hollow
•The default team selection method is a draft. A coach may reserve up to two players in addition to his own for purposes of assistant coaches. This reservation must be agreed to by the age group representative. All reserved players are then seeded into the draft board prior to the draft commencement.
The cost is $210 per player. VH OTM will provide a game jersey and helmet. All other equipment is to be provided by the player. OTM does not charge a gate fee for admission to games.