South St. Paul Parks & Recreation Youth Football
YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON
Register online: Tackle 5/6, TackleBar 3/4, Flag Football 1/2
In-person: at City Hall 125 Third Avenue North
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
or by mail: complete and mail in this printable registration form
Equipment Pick-Up August 1st & August 2nd, 2022 6:00-7:00 pm at Veterans Field (1400 3rd St. No.)
Coach/Team Meet & Greet Extravaganza 2022 August 16th, 6:30 pm at Ettinger Field
South St. Paul Official League Rules
|Program||Times and Days (Monday - Wednesday)|
|3rd - 4th Tackle Bar||6:00-7:00 pm|
|5th - 6th Tackle||7:00-8:00 pm|
|Veterans Field 1400 3rd St. North|
All youth football registrants will participate in a three day skills camp. Camp will be instructed by South St. Paul Varsity Head Coach Manuel Spreigl and his staff.
Major components for the week will be specialized instruction of offensive and defensive positions, athletic movement and skills development. All tackle teams will be fitted for a helmet and shoulder pads. Players will need a mouth guard and rubber soled cleats prior to the last day of camp.
Days and Times
|Flag||Tuesday 6:00 pm||Saturday 9:30 am|
|3rd - 4th TackleBar||Thursday 6:00 pm||Saturday 9:30 am|
|5th - 6th Tackle||Monday 6:00 pm||Saturday 11:00 am|
|Veterans Field - Lincoln Center|
TackleBar Football* - Grades 3/4
Our youth football program now offers TackleBar for the grades 3/4 level. After much research and discussion about the best way to keep our young players safe and increase our participation numbers, TackleBar Football has now been implemented in our 3rd and 4th league.
Players will wear traditional football gear, including helmets, shoulder pads and a harness around their midsection that has two foam bars on the back. Defenders will track and engage the ball carrier, making contact like they’re going to tackle, then ripping a foam bar off the opponent’s harness. This approach teaches proper shoulder tackling technique while eliminating the big hits. Defenders will stay on their feet and will not bring the ball carrier to the ground, which is where many serious injuries occur.
By teaching proper tackling technique, we will be providing an ideal transition between flag and tackle football.
CDC’s HEADS UP RESOURCES FOR YOUTH SPORTS