The Meadowdale Mavericks Youth football and Cheerleading is one of the premier youth football organizations in the Pacific Northwest. We are Located in north Lynnwood, Wa. We serve kids between the ages 5 to 14 in the Edmonds School District. We are dedicated to instructing young players in the safe and proper fundamentals of tackle football. The purpose of this organization is to provide an opportunity for every youth participant, ages 5-14 to learn the game of football; while focusing on maximum community participation. Meadowdale Youth Sports sets its program apart by focusing on being closely aligned with Meadowdale High Schools system and terminology.
We compete in the North Sound Jr Football League. The NSJFL is comprised of 8 member organizations. ( Stanwood, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mukilteo, Meadowdale, Snohomish, Glacier Peak & West Seattle ). The NSJFL has geographical boundaries, which in most cases, are the same or similar to the local high school. Many NSJFL players go on to play and star at local High schools like Kamiak High School, and some have even gone on to play in college. The NSJFL has 4 divions of play:
NSJFL's divisions are designed to limit the impact of a younger less physically matured children being forced to participate with older more physically coordinated children which increases the potential of injury. Mayo studies have proven the dated beliefs that co-efficient weight tables and modified age charts do not increase safety and in fact expose younger children to more risk for injury than the older lighter player.
The Mayo study sites an old formula in its findings; force = mass x velocity. The number one determining factor of speed and strength, is age maturity and not weight. NSJFL's play has proven the early development model of the 5-7yr old division, then 8-9, 10-11, & 12-14 has a distinct and measurable advantage over other leagues that start later in age and divide based on weight.
Our System has geographical boundaries, which are the same or similar to the local high schools. Meadowdale Youth Sports program is unique in its approach to teach the offensive & defensive system, techniques, and philosophies as employed at Meadowdale High School. This approach not only ensures consistent development and growth from the youngest level to the incoming freshmen. It gives our players the advantage over most kids that will attend Meadowdale High School not within the system or starting the sport at a later age. A player residing outside the boundaries of Edmonds school dist, are still allowed to play! There are a limited number of spots for out of area players; this helps prevent children being displaced from the program of their community.