2018 Contributing Sponsors

Academy Sports + Outdoors

Hiland Dairy

Big Whiskeys

Ron Stenger Companies

Sunbelt Environmental Services

O'Reilly Auto Parts

Zachary & Catherine Schmitting

Fraternal Order of Eagles

Cedar Bay Entertainment, LLC

Mercy Healthcare

Opfer Communications

2018 Contributing Sponsors

Casey's General Stores
Roberts, McKenzie, Mangan & Cummings, PC
The Bank of Missouri
Jimm's Steakhouse
Nu Essence Spa
Andy B’s Entertainment Center
MSI Constructors
Ethel Curbow Coldwell Bankers Vanguard Realtors
Famous Dave's BBQ
Associated Video Producers
Guaranty Bank
Little Angels Learning Academy
CSL Plasma
Hyvee Food Stores
Hamra Management Company
Sky Zone


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Quick Facts

The Ozarks Football League is and shall remain a member of USA Football, which is backed by the National Football League. Ozarks Football League is proud to be a part of the Head's Up program and has been named "The Gold Standard of youth football leagues in the U.S."

Each OFL team shall have a minimum of eighteen (18) players and a maximum of thirty-five (35) players.

Red Division will be made up of students in 6th and 7th grade. Blue Division will be made up of students in 8th grade. However, a 7th grade student may be moved up to Blue Division at the head coach's discretion. 6th grade students will NOT be allowed to play or practice with 8th grade students.

OFL splits teams into two conferences. Ozark Mountain Conference will consist of: Ozark Tigers, Nixa Eagles, Glendale Falcons, West Plains Zizzers, Waynesville Tigers and Kickapoo Chiefs. Ozark Valley Conference will consist of Central Bulldogs, Hillcrest Hornets, Marshfield Bluejays, Springfield Catholic Fightin' Irish, Pleasant Hope Pirates, Parkview Vikings, Sparta Trojans and Houston Tigers.

Registration Fee

$185 Per Player (includes free team t-shirt)

Fees cover all player costs including insurance, helmet, shoulder pads, jersey, and mouth guard. Each participant MUST use helmet and shoulder pads issued by OFL. Helmets or shoulder pads must not be altered in any way. Pants and football shoes (OFL approved) shall be the player’s responsibility. Shoes should be short rubber cleats. Hard cleats or screw-on cleats will not be allowed.

All student athletes must play on the team that represents the high school they will be attending. All student athletes are welcome to join an OFL team, however, home school and other parochial/private (non Springfield Catholic) school students must play for the team that represents the district in which the student resides.

Student athletes shall not reach the following ages prior to July 1, 2017 preceding the opening of school. Grade six - 13 - Grade seven - 14 - Grade eight - 15


All OFL teams must be selected and paperwork completed by February 25, 2018. Deadline for registration is February 25, 2018 for all teams..

Each OFL game shall;

Be held on days or evenings, as high school stadiums become available. Games shall be played at JFK Stadium (Parkview High School), Glendale High School stadium, Hillcrest High School stadium, Kickapoo High School stadium, Republic Middle School stadium, Ash Grove High School stadium, Ozark High School stadium or other approved stadiums.

Have a minimum of four MSHSAA officials. However, should an official be unable to perform his duties during a game, for any reason, the remaining officials will continue to officiate to game completion.

Have four (4) eight (8) minute quarters (Blue Division) and four (4) seven (7) minute quarters (Red Division)

Have a live stadium announcer

Have a live scoreboard

Have USA Football and Head's Up certified youth coaches

Have NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) certified youth equipment

Abide by Springfield Public Schools Middle School football rules

Practice Schedule (2-hour Maximum)
Please check with your team coach for your team's practice schedule as it may vary from team to team.

February 27, 2018 - Equipment fitting day for ALL OFL teams. Fitting will be held at Ozark Empire Fairground's E-Plex

Practice dates to be announced - Idle (Spring Break)

Game Schedule (subject to change)

Game Times, Locations & Teams on our Schedule page

Playoffs - Semifinals - Locations & Teams on our Schedule page

Championship Games - Locations & Teams on our Schedule page

If a tie exists between ranked teams, the following criteria will be used in order to determine the tiebreaker.

Win-Loss record
Head to head
Least Points allowed (defense)

Football Rules

Football rules handbook may be downloaded here

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