The YMCA youth football program provides an opportunity for kids to learn football skills while receiving the rewards of being part of a team. Athletes will participate in both practices and league games, helping them to build and improve essential skills, as well as get in-game experience. As with any of our youth sports, our football programming stresses growth and improvement, helping children reach their fullest potential in mind, body and spirit. Not only will youth benefit from advancing their physical skills, but will also be educated about our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. We want all of our young athletes to be provided skills that assist them both in and outside of athletics.
Eastside Sharks Tackle Football League | Grades 4-8
Athletes will learn the fundamentals of tackle football through competition in the Dane County Area Youth Football League. We stress the importance of proper technique, player safety, teamwork and positive attitude. Practices will be held during the week at times designated by coaches. Games will take place on Saturdays beginning August 22. Teams are coached by USA Heads Up Tackle-certified coaches. Players must attend school or live within the La Follette High School District to participate, and grade levels are based on 2020-2021 school year.
August 5-October 10
Early Bird Registration: February 1-July 19
Program Price: $275
Discounted Member Price: $235
Registration Fee Beginning July 20
Program Price: $285
Discounted Member Price: $245
Rookies Flag Football | Ages 4-6
This introductory program focuses on the basics of offense and defense and learning football positions. We will use fun drills and activities to learn the fundamentals in a positive environment. Parent participation is encouraged but not required.
July 20-September 6
Program Price: $52
Discounted Member Price: $26