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May, 2021

HCPW 12U Hybrid Division

HCPW Implements a 12U Hybrid Division with a Weight Overlay

The Hill Country Pop Warner League has adopted a 12U Hybrid Division with Weight Overlay for “X” Player. In our upper age division (Pee Wee), we are now providing the opportunity for more players to participate in youth tackle football by adopting the 12U division with a weight overlay. The 12U division includes player ages of 10, 11 and 12 as of July 31st. The “X” Player Rule has been implemented within other leagues throughout the nation and has been successfully run for many seasons. 

The rule allows a maximum of 3 "X" players on the field at any time per team, and they can ONLY play on the line of scrimmage, between the tackles. On Offense the player must be in an ineligible (covered) position. On defense the player must be in a 3pt or 4pt stance. There is a top weight parameter of 160 pounds per player and ball carrier top weight of 135 pounds which will provide a place to play while including all players at an age appropriate competition.

The HCPW league hopes that these implemented changes to our upper age division will provide a place for players in our league who were previously unable to participate with the prior maximum weight restrictions. This also allows an incremental transition from a more restrictive age/weight matrix as our athletes prepare for middle school football where no weight restrictions are in place.

The HCPW continues to grow in number of players and teams which is a direct reflection of the open mindedness and forward thinking of its’ member Chapters and Board of Directors. Our league remains committed to the growth, participation and opportunity for more children to enjoy the game of football.

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