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Tackle Football

2022 Tackle Football Registration is Open

05/26/2022: Registration is now open, click this link.

We will be following the USA Football Development model this season for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade:

  • 3rd grade 6-man Tacklebar Rookie Football
  • 4th grade 7-man Tacklebar Rookie Football
  • 5th grade 8-man Rookie Football
  • 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will play traditional 11-man football

Register for Tackle Football based on the grade your child will be in this fall.

The season runs from Monday August 1 through Saturday October 15.

  • Fee: $225 – 3rd through 8th grade
  • Late fee ($25) begins July 1
  • Registration closes on July 15

Tackle Jerseys are reversible blue/white and will be returned to EAA at the end of the season. All kids will receive a club t-shirt, blue socks, and a grey Eagan winter knit cap.

Sports Star - Team/Individual Photos

* SAVE THE DATE *

Dates: Tuesday/Wednesday, August 16th/17th
Location: Northview Elementary
If weather is unfavorable, pictures will be taken in-doors at Dakota Hills in their cafeteria.

Key details regarding football pictures:

  • Parents no longer have forms to fill out prior to pictures being taken.
  • Within a week of your scheduled pictures, parents will receive an email with a preview of your child's photo. From the Sports Star site, you can view, crop, and customize the photo before purchasing.
  • Your order will be processed and mailed within 10-days of submission.

Equipment Pick-up

 
Bring

• Deposit check (no cash): In the amount of $200; made out to EAA; and with the name of your player and their grade on the memo line
• Your player/child

Player should wear

• Athletic shorts and flips/slides/sandals

Location & Parking

• The "Football Shed" is attached to the Eagan High School stadium, it's the brick building to the left of the main gate.

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Equipment Pick-up Questions? Please contact Tricia Burbach @ eaganwildcatyouthfootball@gmail.com

Registration Questions? Please contact JJ Kirby @ football@eaasports.org

6th - 8th Grade : Equipment Pick-up

2022/04 - updated for 2022

  • Tuesday JULY 26 - 8th grade (only) | time: 5:30-6:30p
  • Wednesday JULY 27 - 7th grade (only) | time: 5:00-6:00p
  • Wednesday JULY 27 - 6th grade (only)| time: 6:00-7:00p

3rd - 5th Grade : Equipment Pick-up & Bootcamp

2022/04/07: Bootcamp will be the first week in August (08/01-03). Thursday 08/04 will be a makeup day if the weather is unfavorable earlier in the week.

 

Monday
08/01
Tuesday
08/02
Wednesday
08/03
 

Equipment
Pickup

5th grade 4th grade 3rd grade

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Bootcamp

4th grade 3rd grade 5th grade

6:00PM - 7:30PM

 


3rd - 5th Grade: Youth Tackle Football Overview

Eagan Youth Tackle Football has transitioned to the USA Football model.  This decision was based on a new partnership with Apple Valley, Eastview, Farmington, Lakeville North, and Lakeville South programs, along with the varsity head coaches associated with each program. 

Bullet Points
  • Smaller roster size, smaller fields
  • Players rotate positions
  • Less emphasis on winning games, more focus on player development
  • All changes designed to encourage participation and grow Eagan Youth Football
  • Link Key Aspects of Rookie Tackle
 Common Rules for all three grades
 Football size
  • 3rd & 4th grade = PeeWee
  • 5th grade = Junior
Field Locations
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
  • TackleBar® tacklebar.com
  • 7 on 7
  • 10-14 target roster size
  • Weight limits
    • <90 lbs | for athletes to carry football from scrimmage formation
    • 90+ lbs | player may catch a pass beyond the line of scrimmage and run with it
    • 90+ lbs | player may run the ball on a conversion attempt
    • 90+ lbs | player may play QB - but may not run the football beyond the line of scrimmage
  • Link USA Football Rookie Tackle - 7 Player Rule Book
Fifth Grade
  • Tackle Football
  • 8 on 8
  • 12-16 target roster size
  • Weight limits
    • <105 lbs | for athletes to carry football from scrimmage formation
    • 105+ lbs | player may catch a pass beyond the line of scrimmage and run with it
    • 105+ lbs | player may run the ball on a conversion attempt
    • 105+ lbs | player may play QB - but may not run the football beyond the line of scrimmage
  • Link USA Football Rookie Tackle - 8 Player Rule Book

Bootcamp Schedule for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Updated (2022/04/07): ready for 2022!

4th Grade

Monday August 01
6:00p – 7:30p*

3rd Grade

Tuesday August 02
6:00p – 7:30p*

5th Grade

Wednesday August 03
6:00p – 7:30p*

Location

Eagan High School

Parents/Guardians
  • Players should wear: shirt/tank, shorts, football cleats, mouth-guard
  • Bring WATER!

 *Actual end time is dependent on how fast the players work through the stations.

Team placement

Placement will be announced via email by Sunday evening, following the boot-camp, and will include practice location.

First practice

Monday, August 08 2022


3rd-5th Practice fields


6th - 8th Grade: South Suburban Youth Football League (SSYFL)

Updated 05/2022

The SSYFL offers traveling tackle football for 3rd - 8th grade teams in the south metro.  Members of SSFYL include: Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Eastview, Farmington, Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Rosemount, and Shakopee.  

MYAS/SSYFL: home


SSFYL - Weight Limits

Grade RB & QB Offense End/Catch* Punters/Kickers**
6th =< 120lbs no limit no limit
7th =< 150lbs no limit no limit
8th no limit no limit no limit

*An offensive end that exceeds the weight restriction may advance the ball only by catching a forward pass beyond the line of scrimmage. Upon receiving a forward pass, any offensive player who exceeds weight restriction may run (advance) the ball.

**A player of any weight can be used; however, a kicker exceeding the weight limit may not advance the ball by run or pass.


2022 Tackle Football Program Summary

Program-Grade Tacklebar - 3 Tacklebar - 4 Rookie Tackle - 5 Tackle - 6 & 7 & 8
Registration Fee $225 $225 $225 $225
Late Fee $25 July 1st $25 July 1st $25 July 1st $25 July 1st
Registration Close July 15th July 15th July 15th July 15th
Football Size Pee Wee Pee Wee Junior Youth
Association Provided Gear Game & Practice Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Pants, & Tacklebar Game & Practice Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Pants, & Tacklebar Game & Practice Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Pants Game & Practice Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Pants
Player Provided Gear Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter
Equipment Handout August 3rd August 2nd August 1st 8th: July 26 | 6th & 7th: July 27
Season Start August 8th August 8th August 8th August 1st
Season End October 8th October 8th October 8th October 15th
Typical Practice Schedule Before Labor Day Monday – Thursday Monday – Thursday Monday – Thursday Monday – Thursday
Typical Practice Schedule After Labor Day Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and a Friday Walk-through Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and a Friday Walk-through Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and a Friday Walk-through Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and a Friday Walk-through
Typical Game Schedule After Labor Day Saturday, Monday, Tuesday Saturday, Monday Saturday, Tuesday Saturday, Tuesday
Referees Coaches Yes Yes Yes
League SSYFL SSYFL SSYFL SSYFL
Playoffs Yes Yes Yes Yes

Weather policy

If the weather looks questionable what do we do? 
For tackle it's a little tricky as the City of Eagan maintains the district fields during the summer and we are encouraged to follow City policy.

Do not assume City policy, rather wait to hear from the league or your Head Coach and know, we will try to communicate changes to you in a timely manner.

Grade Appropriate Football Sizes

The following sizes should be available at most sporting goods stores; just look for these names.

3rd/4th grade = PeeWee

5th grade = Junior

6th, 7th, & 8th grade = Youth


J.J. Kirby

Director of Football

Matt McCall

Football Commissioner, Director of Tackle Football Coaches and EAA 6th-8th SSYFL Representative

Bob Keeney

EAA 3rd-5th SSYFL Representative


Eagan High School Booster Club

Middle School Parents,

If you would like to start receiving weekly emails from the High School Football Booster Club, click [here] to get yourself added!

It's a chance to get to know the program before your player(s) make their way to high school. Don't worry, by getting your name added, you are not automatically obligated to volunteer!

Questions? Please email EaganFootballBooster@gmail.com


Eagan Wildcat Youth Football

Facebook page [link]

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