SVAA's goal is to create an environment where every child will play and learn the game. No tryouts are required. Every fall, SVAA offers both flag and tackle football programs. Last fall's flag program had approximately 518 players (40 teams) and over 683 players (39 teams) in the tackle program. The spring program offers flag and 7v7 leagues.
Special rules: SVAA imposes strict age and weight limitations on all players (see weight restrictions for complete details). Each tackle player is required to furnish a copy of their birth certificate. Each tackle player is required to furnish a $200 equipment deposit check (separate check). This deposit check will not be cashed if all equipment issued to the player is returned in good condition by equipment return deadline.
Detailed information about SVAA tackle and flag rules can be found in the Coaches' Guide.