2019 Try Tackle Program
Posted Jun 23, 2019

2019 Try Tackle Program


About: The goal of the try tackle program is to provide a safe, fun, inclusive learning environment for 3rd-8th grade athletes to explore and experience tackle football. The try tackle program is intended for athletes with flag football experience or to athletes with no football experience whatsoever.

Players will wear tackle football helmets and pads to familiarize them with gear weight and visibility limitations. Experienced coaches and alumni athletes will work closely with your athlete to teach proper USA Football Head-Up tackling techniques (against tackle dummies - no player to player contact in this program), develop basic ball-handling skills, and above all else, to have fun..


  • Spring and Fall Session
  • TBD


  • All registrations must be completed online
  • Free to all participant 

Physical Forms:

  • All players are required to have a current physical form on file.
  • Physical forms can be found here
  • The physical form MUST have a doctor’s signature in the current fiscal year.
  • Players WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PRACTICE/PLAY until the Physical Form is turned in!
  • Mail forms to SFC, P.O. Box 862, Scarborough, ME 04070 or bring the form with you to the first practice

Required Equipment:

  • Athletic Cup
  • Mouth Guard - consider buying a couple inexpensive ones as the players tend to lose/chew them.
  • Water Bottle - put player's name on bottle.
  • Cleats are recommended, but not required. 

USA Football Heads-Up Tackle:

  • All coaches are trained and certified in USA Football Heads-Up tackle technique
  • All coaches believe in the heads-up tackle model and insist in proper form
  • Additional information on USA Football Heads-Up tackle is available here


Here’s to a great season!

Go Storm!