Tackle Football
OUR PROGRAM

Upper Dublin Youth Football is for players 6-14 years old. Our tackle program belongs to the Keystone State League (KSL) and is currently one of the largest organizations. In a typical year, we are proud to be able to field multiple teams for each weight class of 55lb, 65lb, 75lb, 90lb and 105lb. By having multiple teams of 16-20 players per team at each weight class, it enables us to separate teams according to experience and skill level so all the kids can have a positive experience. Our top team plays in the American conference, while are 2nd and 3rd teams at each weight class play a JV type schedule versus other teams with younger and inexperienced players.

PRACTICES

Practices begin the first Monday of August and are held Monday through Thursday from 6-8pm. All practices are at the turf fields at Spark. Once school starts practices are reduced to two nights a week.

GAMES

The first regular season game is two weeks after Labor Day and the season finishes in early November, depending on playoff scenarios. Most games are held on Saturday's, but there is a possibility for Friday night or Sunday games.

COACHING

Our coaches work directly with Bret Stover and the Upper Dublin High School coaches to ensure we are teaching the proper fundamentals to the children. The High School staff holds a coaches clinic for our coaches before each season to be sure our coaches are prepared for the upcoming season. Our youth program runs many of the same schemes as the High School, but at a simplified level for the youth players to help make the transition into the High School easier when kids get older. All coaches also need to pass background checks and be certified with USA Football's Heads Up Program. The Heads Up Football is a comprehensive program developed by USA Football to advance player safety.

EQUIPMENT

Upper Dublin Youth Football provides a seven piece pad set for all the kids including helmet, shoulder pads and pants which must be returned once the season comes to an end. The helmets have been recently purchased by UDYFC to ensure a better level of safety for the players. All players will also receive and be able to keep a game jersey personalized with their last name on the back. The only equipment not provided by Upper Dublin Youth Football is a mouth piece and athletic supporter & cup.