SYFC Football ProgramUpdated Thursday March 28, 2019 by Chris Skiffington.
LS Youth Football is committed to the growth of our sport in a safe and fun environment. We offer opportunities to learn and play the game starting in 1st grade and our program completes at the end of the 8th-grade season.
We start the younger players with Flag Football in grades 1 through 5 where they learn the fundamentals of the game: positions, throwing, passing, catching, running basic offensive and defensive plays. It is important to our program that participants are having fun playing this great game in a safe environment.
In grades 6 thru 8, we offer our tackle program. We teach our players how to play the game as a team. They develop blocking and tackling skills right way and learn to function where everyone has a job to do on each and every play. We teach the Hawk tackle introduced by the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. This tackle approach is similar to the approach used in Rugby around the world. The goal of the Hawk tackle is to take the head out of the tackle and it is very effective in maintaining player safety. Any 5th grade participant that is ready to take their game to the next level can play up and join our 6th grade tackle team.