OTM Football


2017 3rd/4th Champions


Vestavia Hills OTM Football returns for another year in the Over-the-Mountain Youth Football League.  The philosophy of the program is to develop tackle football fundamentals, encourage participation and have fun playing the game.  OTM teams play a regular season schedule and hold a season ending playoff to determine a league champion. OTM adheres to all AHSAA guidelines regarding full contact during practices. VHOTM is a member of the OTM youth football league.  OTM is comprised of teams primarily from Hoover and Vestavia Hills. The league is open to rising 3rd through 6th graders.  

All sizes are able to play with their respective grades.  However, there are weight restrictions in order to be able to handle the ball.  Players over a defined weight in each division will not be able to handle the ball and will be required to play in a down position on the line of scrimmage.  The limits for carrying the ball in each division are as follows:

  • 95 pounds in the 3rd/4th division
  • 105 pounds in the 5th grade division
  • 115 pounds in the 6th grade division

Players who attend and participate in all practices each week are guaranteed to play at least 50% 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.  Ideally, teams are capped at 17-21 players to ensure appropriate playing time.


OTM Football offers families a limited schedule which consists of approximately 5 hours per week.  During preseason, there will be three practices per week.  Once the season starts, there will generally be one game per week with two additional practices.  Practices normally run between 1.5 and 2 hours.  


All practices are normally scheduled for Cahaba Heights Elementary School.  However, certain teams and other circumstances will move or necessitate the move to Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex (SHAC) for practices.  Given the current make up of the league as Hoover/Vestavia Hills, all games are played at either Hoover East or SHAC.  However unlikely, it is possible to play a game at a facility other than these two.  


Games are normally played on Mondays and Tuesdays but can also be played on Thursdays.


Once registration is completed, we will hold evaluations, as necessary.  Our default team selection method is a snake style draft.


Thank you for visiting and please do not hesitate to contact one of our board members if you have additional questions.  



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