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Tackle Football (Grades 3 – 7)

A-Team = Grades 6-7, B-Team = Grades 4-5,  C-Team = Grade 3

Our Tackle Football teams play in the Rochester Youth Football & Cheer league (RYFC) which is made up of 11 other teams from local towns.  This is a competitive league meant for travel tackle football players only.  We do our best to have a voice on the board of the RYFC league, to help put our players on a level playing field with competing teams from other towns.  Please keep in mind that players progress on all different timetables and this can be difficult to manage.  We also don’t have complete control over the teams on the other sideline.  Before signing up for this level of football please be mindful of this and be sure your athlete is ready for tackling contact and competing at a high level.

Safety is our upmost concern for all our players.  Starting a player in tackle football before they are ready can result in them being injured, as well as unintentionally allowing for injuries to their teammates.  If you have any questions on whether your player is ready for this experience, please consider starting with our Advanced Flag program to start the process of getting them ready for travel tackle football.

This level is also a bigger time commitment as practice are 4 days a week beginning the 1st week of August.  Once games begin practice transitions to 3 days a week (typically T/TH/Sat) with games on Sundays.

Start Date:  August 1st
End Date:   October 30 (Depending on status in playoffs)

August 1st - 18th
Monday through Thursday evenings 6-8pm
August 23 - October 30th
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays (morning)
Time: TBD

Location for all  practices: 
B-Team & C-Team
High Acres Sports Complex
596 Perinton Pkwy, Fairport, NY 14450
FHS Upper Field - Drop off in bus loop

Scrimmage: August 21st @ Webster

TBD (Typically Sundays, but more Saturday games are being scheduled to accommodate referees)
1st Game - Weekend of August 28th
Last Game October 30th (Depending on status in playoffs)
***Exact game schedule will be released sometime in August.

Location of Home Games:
Minerva Deland School

Age Groups:

C Team
(Rookie): Players entering 3rd grade in September 2022.
    • Travel Format, with  playoffs vs. teams within RYFC League.
    • USA Rookie Tackle Rules. (8 on 8)
  • Coaches - Jason Rucker, Joe Herne

B Team: Players entering 4th and 5th grades in September 2022.
     • Travel Format, with playoffs vs. teams within RYFC League.
    • RYFC League Rules. (11 on 11)
  • Coaches - Phil Provenzano, Chris Yeakel

A team: Players entering 6th and 7th grade in September 2022.  
     • Travel Format, with playoffs vs. teams within RYFC League.
    • RYFC League Rules. (11 on 11)
  • Coach - Mike Wayne Sr. & Eric Christian

Feel free to reach out to the Director of Tackle Football, with any questions. [email protected]

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Fairport, New York 14450

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