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SYA's Tackle Football program participates in the Keystone Youth Football Cheerleading League (

Teams will practice at fields in Smithsburg and play 9 regular season games and playoff's.

The tackle football program is for boys and girls ages 5 thru 15 on Sept 1st. (15 year old's must be in the 8th grade)

Home games will be played at Smithsburg High School's stadium (unless the field is under construction in the fall). Away games are within 45 minutes of Smithsburg. Games are scheduled for Sunday afternoons. Games run from third weekend in August to end of October. Playoffs are first two weekends in November.

Players will need to submit a physical and a copy of their birth certificate before they can start practicing.

Conditioning practice will start in early July with pad practice starting Aug 1st.

There are no residency requirements to participate. 

Registration starts Feb 1st

Registration costs:
2/1 - 3/31 $80
4/1 - 5/31 $100
6/1 - 6/15 $120

Ages for teams (based on age as of Sept 1)
Smurf Football ages (5,6,7) Maximum weight to run or catch the ball is 80 lbs
JV Football (8,9) Maximum weight to run or catch the ball is 105 lbs
Mid Varsity Football (10,11) Maximum weight to run or catch the ball is 130 lbs
Varsity Football (12,13,14,15* 15 year old's must be in 8th grade) Maximum weight to run or catch the ball is 165 lbs

Players are weighed in before each game.

All coaches will be USA football trained and certified and will have completed concussion awareness certification.

In order to make this program we need parent volunteers to serve as coaches, managers, concessions, equipment and field managers. If interested please note your area of interest on the registration form.

KYFCL league teams: (10 teams)
North Hagerstown Junior Hubs
Fairfield Knights
Hamilton Jaguar's
Mercersburg Rockets
Fayetteville Browns
Quincy Panthers
Chambersburg Trojans
FSK Jr Eagles
Greencastle Blue Devils
Smithsburg Leopards

This is a brand new program and SYA will be purchasing all new uniforms, helmets, shoulder pads, integrated pants, socks. equipment is provided by SYA and part of the registration fee. Parents will be asked to help with concessions, and gate collection.

SYA will collect a security deposit for the equipment of $100 in the form of a check which will be returned at the end of the season when equipment is returned in good condition.

Parents will have to provide cleats, undershirts, mouth guards.

Gate fees at games:
adults $4.00
Students and youth $2.00

updates on our website and our facebook page syaflagfootball/tacklefootball

Please note Pets are prohibited at all SYA practices and events.

SYA Refund Policy: Early and accurate registrations are critical for our sports programs to put together teams, for league registrations, to allocate appropriate resources, find coaches, and create schedules. However, we understand that situations sometimes arise that can prevent players from participating so we provide the following refund policy. 

To request a refund for a sport registration fee the participant should e-mail the director for that sport.

A $10 administrative fee will be deducted from any refund issued.

If SYA has already incurred costs for that player such as league registration fees those fees will be subtracted from the refund

Late registration fees will not be refunded. 

No refunds will be given after June 30th.

Requests must be in writing and made to the director before June 30th.

For questions about the program contact our football director Jerry Walberg at [email protected]
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