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Tackle Football

Eagan Joins the Southwest Metro Football League

For 2020, here is a link to the SWML

COVID

COVID REMINDER
This is a reminder to all parents, coaches and players to please remain vigilant in your return to play COVID safety procedures. Continue to monitor social distancing requirements and if anyone is feeling ill with COVID-like symptoms they should not participate. There have been isolated cases of positive COVID results in players and coaches this summer. It is important to report positive COVID results to your team immediately and to follow MDH recommendations for quarantine. Our number one priority is the safety of our players and families. Thank you for your continued support. 

2020 Equipment Pick-up

 
Bring

• $200 deposit check made out to EAA with the name of your player and their grade on the memo line
• Your player/child

Player should wear

• Athletic shorts

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.
• If crews are working on the stadium field, you may need to park in the H/S parking lot

COVID precautions

• Equipment is picked up (by grade) on the designated date/time.
• Parents/Coaches/Volunteers must wear a mask.
• While equipment will be spread out, more than before- please be mindful of your space and those around you.
• Be patient and know this is not perfect, but we are trying.

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

Registration Questions? Please contact Josh Anderson @ football@eaasports.org

6th - 8th Grade : Equipment Pick-up

  • Tuesday JULY 28 - 8th grade (only)
  • Wednesday JULY 29 - 7th grade (only)
  • Thursday JULY 30 - 6th grade (only)

TIME: 5:30PM - 7:00PM

3rd - 5th Grade : Equipment Pick-up & Boot-camp

  Monday
08/03
Tuesday
08/04
Wednesday
08/05
 

Equipment
Pickup

5th grade 4th grade 3rd grade

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Bootcamp

4th grade 3rd grade 5th grade

6:00PM - 7:30PM


3rd - 5th Grade: Youth Tackle Football Overview

Added: 06/19/2020

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
  • Tackle Football
  • 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

2020 Bootcamp Schedule for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Updated: 07/20/2020

4th Grade

Monday August 03
6:00p – 7:30p*

3rd Grade

Tuesday August 04
6:00p – 7:30p*

5th Grade

Wednesday August 05
6:00p – 7:30p*

Location

Eagan High School
Upper Freshman field [link]

Parents/Guardians
  • Required: mouth guard, football cleats, and the pennie provided - return pennie at the end of camp.
  • 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, August 9 and will include practice location.

First practice

Monday, August 10


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

Updates pending: 06/19/2020

Competes against Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eastview, Farmington, Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Rosemount, and Shakopee. 

SSYFL: home | field locations | league rules


Weight Limits

See SSFYL League Rules for more detail. [link]


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.


Inclimate 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


2020 Tackle Football Program Summary

Program-Grade Rookie Tackle - 3 Rookie Tackle - 4 Rookie Tackle - 5 Tackle - 6 & 7 & 8
Registration Fee $150 $225 $225 $225
Late Fee $25 July 20th $25 July 20th $25 July 20th $25 July 20th
Registration Close July 30th July 30th July 30th July 30th
Football Size Pee Wee Pee Wee Junior Youth
Association Provided Gear Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Pants, and TackleBar harness Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Pants Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Pants Jersey, Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Pants
Player Provided Gear Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter, Practice Jersey Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter, Practice Jersey Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter, Practice Jersey Cleats, Mouth Guard, Athletic Supporter
Equipment Handout TBD TBD TBD TBD
Season Start August 10th August 10th August 10th August 3rd
Season End October 10th October 10th October 10th October 10th
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

Josh Anderson

President and Executive Director of Football

Matt McCall

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

Nathan Hansen

EAA 3rd-5th SSYFL Representative


Eagan High School Booster Club

Added: 06/19/2020

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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