Football for Youth

There are lots of ways to create bonds with others; participating in team sports is a great way. Participating in team sports, like football, builds character for young and adult athletes. It teaches us to become gracious winners, to learn from mistakes, and encourages us to strive to make a difference in the next play or the next game. And playing football helps build stamina, strengthens muscles, and helps meet fitness goals for both young and adult participants.

flag football boyThe following programs are not held at all YMCA locations; contact your local Y to find about football.

Youth Football

Touchdown Flag Football – ages 3-7

Instructional coed class focuses on the basic skills of passing, blocking, kicking, and running for the sport of flag football while working with a YMCA instructor and other children in a structured class setting. This class provides a foundation for growth and the opportunity to further the enjoyment of flag football. Players are grouped by age.

Football – ages 8-13

Touchdown! Youth football is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the country. YMCA Youth Football encourages skill development and education of the game while promoting sportsmanship, character development and team play. Players are grouped by age.


Programs are offered seasonally and may not be available at all locations. Use our Program Search feature or call your local Y for information.

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Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.