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Hello SHM Football Family,


Tackle and flag football is back for 2021 in Somerset Hills! We are opening registration for the 2021 season and need your help — we need you to register right now so we can finalize our plans for the season.   Our email database is not exhaustive, so please reach out to friends and neighbors who may be interested in joining the program.  Please forward this email to as many people in your network as possible, it is extremely important!


Register Here:



There is a lot of important information in this email, so please read it carefully:

  1. Grades/Teams. We are planning to have separate tackle teams at every grade 3rd through 8th (all grade levels based on 2021 scholastic year — i.e., “rising” grade levels). The final decision on what teams we have will depend on our numbers and getting everyone registered ASAP.

Flag = K-2

Pre-Clinic = 3rd Grade

Clinic = 4th Grade

Super PeeWee = 5th Grade

PeeWee = 6th Grade

J-V = 7th Grade

Varsity = 8th Grade

  1. League. We will be in the Morris County Youth Football League (“MCYFL”), which is where SHM played for several years in the recent past.
  2. Weight Limits. For tackle football, MCYFL is a weight-limited league, so there are maximum weight limits for players. Players who are at the highest end of the weight limits are required to play offensive and defensive line only. The maximum weights increase as the season goes on, about one pound per week. For players who are overweight for one level may have the opportunity to “play up” at a higher grade level. Also, there are “older/lighter” designations where a player can “play down” if much lighter than average.

Week 1 Weight Limit Summary (in shorts/t-shirts):

3rd Grade:  95 lbs

4th Grade:  106 lbs

5th Grade:  118 lbs

6th Grade:  132 lbs

7th Grade:   149 lbs

8th Grade:  173 lbs


If you have questions or issues around the weight requirement, please contact us.

  1. Cost. Early registration for tackle (by July 10) is $275; regular registration is $325.  K-2 flag football is $99.
  2. Preseason Practices. Will begin between August 9 and 15 (at the discretion of the individual teams’ coaches). Preseason practices will be at the Bedwell field complex.
  3. Regular Season Practice/Game Schedule. Generally Tues, Weds, Thurs during the season, with games to occur on Saturdays or Sundays. More finalized schedule will be issued later in the summer. Regular season practices will be at Bedwell (and possibly the high school field later in September/October), and games will be at Bedwell.
  4. Equipment. All players will need to supply their own cleats, shorts, undershirts, protective cups, molded mouthpiece, and water bottles. Other equipment will be provided by SHM.
  5. Coaches. We are an all volunteer organization, and we need additional coaches at most levels.  Prior football or coaching experience is not required – just energy, enthusiasm, and patience!  Please contact us ASAP if you are interested in coaching -- Mike Long (201-919-5903 //  ) or Marc Walden (862-268-3394 //  ).
  6. Volunteers. We will need parent volunteers throughout the season to help with things like field setup/cleanup, chain gang, equipment distribution, etc. We will have more team-specific volunteer information to come, but please contact us if you are interested in helping.
  7. Sponsors / Fundraising. We have significant upcoming capital costs, in particular, a large number of helmets that require replacement (at more than $200 each).  We could use your help, and every bit counts!  We are offering signage at the Bedwell field for sponsors of the program. Gain visibility in the community and help support the program. We also accept monetary donations at any time to defray the program costs.  Please contact Justin Fountain (973-945-4713 //  ) or Jen Liming (201-960-5109 //  )) for more information.

There will be a lot more, but for right now, PLEASE GET YOUR CHILD REGISTERED TODAY.


Register Here:



Thank you,


SHM Board




by posted 06/30/2021
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