Youth Football

Run, Pass & Score as a Team

​​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. 

Common Activities and Drills Skills and Values Learned
  • Stretching
  • Rushing Drills
  • Blocking Drills
  • Passing & Catching
  • Punting & Kicking
  • Tackling
  • Offense and Defense Schemes
  • Conditioning
  • Teamwork
  • Concentration & Focus
  • Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Healthy Exercise

Football Leagues

Grades K-5
Grades 6-8 (West YMCA only)

This recreational program is designed for K-5 youngsters new to the sport of football as well as those not quite ready for tackle football. It's geared towards youth who want to learn how to play the sport, brush up on rules, tactics and skills, improve their game and most importantly - HAVE FUN!

  • Participants may sign up as a team with no more than 12 players OR may register individually. All registered players will receive an NFL Flag reversible jersey.

NFL Flag Football League games will be played on Saturdays, and may have additional practice set by coaches. See registration for session dates, location, and pricing details.

West Regents - Grades 4-8
Eastside Y Sharks - Grades 4-8

Join the growing tradition of West Regent and Eastside Y Sharks youth football. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of tackle football while competing in the Dane County Area Youth Football League. Our football programs are operated as Heads Up Football organizations and stress development of skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and positive competition in a fun, safe environment. Coaches strive to provide all participants with equal amounts of game time, and all of the children will have the opportunity to play at many different positions throughout the season.

Tackle Football games will be held on Saturdays with the additional practices set by coaches throughout the week. See registration for session dates, locations, and pricing details.

Heads Up Football Safe Youth Sports




  • Practice Jersey
  • Mouth Guard
  • Cleats
  • Water Bottle (W/ Your Name)


  • Coaching
  • All Equipment & Pads
  • Jersey & Pants
  • Team Placement in the League



  • Patrick Marsh Middle School
    (Sun Prairie Flag Football)
  • Toki Middle School (Flag & Tackle)
  • LaFollette High School (Tackle)
  • Madison West High School (Tackle)
  • Lussier Family East YMCA (Flag)



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