Mountain West Youth Football is an organization devoted to the sole purpose of providing full-contact, tackle football for the children in grades 3-6 in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Newcastle, Silt, Rifle, Meeker and Parachute and all areas in between. The games are on Saturdays and Sundays and are usually held on the high school football fields of our constituent communities.
Mountain West Youth Football is a developmental league that teaches the fundamental skills of football and encourages participation into the students’ high school years. Our season runs from August through the end of October every fall. All of our teams fall into one of two divisions. Division 1 teams are comprised of 3rd and 4th graders and Division 2 teams consist of 5th and 6th graders.
Youth football is an excellent vehicle to teach children by developing safe and sound fundamentals of the game, and instilling teamwork, good sportsmanship, respect and work ethic. Our teams are coached by volunteer coaches who are usually parents of one or more players. Safety of our players is of the upmost importance. All of our coaches participate in a concussion training program. This training is mandatory and no practices take place until the coaches score 100% on the concussion test! Mountain West Youth Football takes pride in announcing our membership as a "USA Football Heads Up" certified organization.
Teams may practice three days a week for up to two hours per practice.
Congratulations to Aspen and Rifle (Citadel). Aspen won the 2016 Super Bowl and Rifle won the 2016 Consolation game.
Congrats also to Basalt and Rifle (Shooters) for making it to championship weekend.
Thanks to everyone involved for making 2016 another great season.
May 1, 2017 - Online Registration Opens
May 1, 2017 - Early Enrollment Discount Period Begins
July 1, 2017 - Early Enrollment Discount Period Ends
July 15, 2017 - 2nd Installment Billed (If choosing to Pay on Installment Plan)
August 12, 2017 - Final Installment Billed (If choosing to Pay on Installment Plan)
August 21, 2017 - First Day That Practices May Be Held
September 9, 2017 - First Day of Games
October 28/29, 2017 - Super Bowl Weekend
*All Dates Are Preliminary and Subject to Change
Mountain West Youth Football will kick off the 2017 season on May 1 with the opening of online registrations. In May we will also be holding sign-up events in many of our towns (dates, times and locations to be posted later). The registration fee is $250, but there is an early bird discount of $50 if you sign up before July 1st to bring your total down to $200. For families with multiple players, the family maximum fee is $300 for all players in your family. The early bird discount applies for families as well, so be sure to sign up before July 1st.
Your registration fee covers your player's jersey, helmet, shoulder pad, pants and leg pads. You only need to supply cleats. (Sometimes used cleats are available for no charge. Ask your coach or town rep for more information.)
Players that exceed the weight limit for their division will be limited to playing on the offensive and defensive lines. This rule is designed to ensure the safety of all players. The weight limit for 3rd and 4th graders is 95 pounds. The weight limit for 5th and 6th graders is 115 pounds. Weigh-ins will be held one time per season by league officials before the first game.