Chippewa Falls Youth Football
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CFYF Tackle Football (5th & 6th Grade)

*Starting in 2024, CFYF will offer 7th Grade Tackle Football for Eau Claire Residents  - MORE INFO HERE

OVERVIEW

  • Our tackle football league compromises of players who are in the 5th & 6th Grades for that season.
  • Starting in 2024, 7th Grade tackle football will be available for Eau Claire residents [7th Grade Football Info HERE].
  • We, as an organization, stress the fundamentals and safety of the sport while encouraging players to become good citizens through positive adult leadership.
  • Fundamentals with additional emphasis placed on tackling and blocking technique.
  • Players will be split evenly onto teams after practices have begun.
  • Teams are under the leadership of the head coach and coaching staff. The coaching staff will communicate out expectations as well as dates and times for practices, games, etc.
  • CFYF coaches are certified through USA Football to ensure they are up to date on the latest techniques, rules, and safety practices.
  • Players are provided with the top rated gear (we inspect, recondition and replace equipment annually).

Rules

  • 2024 CFYF Tackle Football Rules (PDF Download)
  • CFYF follows National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Rules and Guidelines for football.
  • We modify some rules to increase player safety and to enhance gameplay.
  • One coach is allowed on the field during games.
  • Mandatory Play Rule is enforced.

Practices

  • Three 2-hour practices are held per week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Games

  • Each team plays in a scrimmage (Annual Tailgate Kickoff Party), 6 regular season games, and one postseason game (Classic Day of Champions).
  • Games will be played on Saturdays at Weber Fields in Chippewa Falls. However, teams from out of town will also host one game a season in their respective hometown and may play on a Friday evening.
  • Games are roughly 2 hours in length.
  • Classic Day of Champions is played at Dorais Field in Chippewa Falls.

Fees

  • Registration Fee: $200
    (Includes equipment rental: helmet, shoulder pads, pants w/pads, personalized jersey, and mouth guard.)
  • Registration Fee Waiver: We have generous people and businesses in our community who donate to help those who need it to participate in our league. Please complete the Registration Fee Waiver to start the process. We will schedule a meeting to work with you to ensure your child can participate.
  • Registration Dates: TBA

Work Shifts

Our league is operated by volunteers whom love the sport and want to provide an opportunity to our youth. In order to ensure we can continue successfully operate while keeping our registration fees down we ask that each player's parents/guardians contribute through completing work shifts. These shifts are activities that we need extra help with and range from concessions to field maintenance. We require 1 shift per player for tackle football of which can be opted out of at $50 per shift ahead of the season. Parents/guardians who coach or are team parents are excluded for that season from the required work shifts.