IMPORTANT DATES 2019
Reg. Deadline...….July 26
Practice begins.....Aug. 12
Games......9/14 - 10/27
KIDSPORTS offers tackle football for students interested in experiencing the excitement of contact football. All teams participate in a preseason jamboree and a six game season while the top two teams in each league will play in the Kids Bowl. All coaches will have USA Heads Up Football Safety Training.
(CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE TACKLE FOOTBALL SEASON)
5th-6th Grade Rookie Tackle Football (new this fall!)
In continuing to adopt best practices and recommendations from USA Football's Development Model and the American Development Model, participants play in a 7 v 7 Rookie Tackle Football program at the 5th/6th grade level. Rookie Tackle serves as a bridge from the KS Flag Football program into the full 11 v 11 tackle football at the 7th/8th grade level.
Rookie Tackle football allows all players to get more practice and playing time and to experience playing all positions on the field. Please see http://usafootball.com/rookietackle/ and http://usafootball.com/fdm for more info.
7th-8th Grade Tackle Football
The 7th-8th grade program is the traditional full 11 v 11 tackle football.
Important Notes for Tackle Football Registrants:
--Registrants must have a current sports physical on file with KIDSPORTS to play tackle football and before they will be issued their equipment.
—Please click here to see information on the KIDSPORTS Sports Physical guidelines and info on low-cost sports physicals.
--Tackle Football fitting will take place during the week of Aug. 12-15, 2019. Your coach will confirm your team's scheduled time for fitting. Tackle Fitting includes: individual uniform and equipment fitting and a mandatory training and safety video viewing. Expect the process to take over an hour.
—5th-8th grade players will be issued complete uniforms including helmets, all necessary pads, pants and jerseys. Players must have five conditioning practices and have a current sports physical on file with KIDSPORTS before they will be issued their equipment. Players get to keep their jersey.
FALL 2019 Tackle Football fees: (REGISTER IN THE GRADE YOUR CHILD WILL BE ENTERING THIS FALL)
5th-6th Grade = $210
7th-8th Grade = $210
(there is a 50% scholarship discount for those that qualify for free school lunches)
Players who exceed the following weight limits cannot be a ball carrier or they may petition for special permission to play at the next grade level:
5th-6th Grade...........130 lbs.
7th-8th Grade...........170 lbs.