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Spring 2023 Offerings

 

Spring Flag Football

The Spring flag program is coed and open to Scarborough residents currently in Kindergarten thru 5th grade. This is a 5 week program on Saturdays or Sundays in April. 5 games over 5 weekends. Each session is a game, no practices. Players will be split up into teams and receive Jerseys and belts just like the Fall program. Our flag programs are contingent on volunteer coaches and programs will be established or cut based on volunteer coaches who sign up.

Cost: $100

Who is eligible: Scarborough football players kindergarten through 5th grade.

When will it happen:
Saturdays  and Sunday mornings in April, schedule will be finalized at the end of March.

Where Will It Happen
Gorham Sports Complex
215 Narragansett St, Gorham, ME 04038

What will my player need:
Cleats and a mouthguard are recommended. 

Questions or comments:
secretary@scarboroughyouthfootball

First Down Camp

First Down camp is a 5-week program that introduces players to tackle football without player-to-player contact from USA Football certified coaches (usafootball.com). Players get to wear shoulder pads, helmets and jerseys, and experience catching, running and passing with gear on. Players will get fitted for helmets and shoulder pads. will run thru a series of tackling, blocking, catching and throwing drill stations and each session will end with a game of flag with equipment on (no contact.) Players will engage tackling dummies not player/player contact. The program is intended to simulate what a tackle practice involves and allow players to become familiar with equipment and rules. Players will participate in drills and end each session with a non-contact, flag football game in helmets and shoulder pads. The goal of the Spring First Down Camp is to demonstrate safe tackle practices and let players experience playing flag football in tackle gear in a non-contact, non-collision environment and expose families to what responsible tackle football looks like. Here is a video of last Summer’s First Down Camp to get an idea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwHyQzapV2s

Cost :$50 deposit on equipment which is fully refundable once equipment has been returned

Who is eligible: Scarborough football players grades 3rd through 7th.

When will it happen:
Sundays in April from 9-10am, please follow schedule provided by the coaches

Where Will It Happen
Gorham Sports Complex
215 Narragansett St, Gorham, ME 04038

What will my player need:
Cleats and a mouthguard are recommended. 

Questions or comments:
secretary@scarboroughyouthfootball

7-on-7

7-on-7 is a non-contact football program for tackle and flag players. 7-on-7 is a football format where line play is taken out of the game. There is no blocking nor running, just a QB and receivers vs a team of defenders. There is no tackling, players will be declared down when a defender touches them with both hands. QBs will be considered down if they do not throw the ball within a given timeframe (4-6 seconds)

7-on-7 is specifically cited by USA Football as a recommended activity (along with flag) for programs awaiting approval for inter-town competition,

The format is similar to flag football, where teams can reset downs by reaching a certain point on the field and eventually need to reach the end zone to score.

While the name of the drill is 7-on-7, it can be configured to accommodate any number of players. Games and teams will be organized according to player grade level to maximize participation and roughly even competition.

Cost: $75

Who Is Eligible?
All SYF players in grades 5-8 will be eligible.

When Will It Happen:
Sessions will be held weekly on Sundays in April from 10-11 and Saturday April 8th from 4-5pm.

Where Will It Happen
Gorham Sports Complex
215 Narragansett St, Gorham, ME 04038

What will my player need:
Cleats and a mouthguard are recommended. 

Questions or comments:
secretary@scarboroughyouthfootball

Lineman skills camp

In a first for Scarborough Youth Football, we are offering the opportunity for our lineman (or lineman to be) to develop their skills in the offseason.  These sessions will focus on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball with a variety of drills that will help the players be ready for the fall.  There will be both individual attention provided for each player along with some group work.  The session will be instructed by our local youth coaches.

Lineman Skills Camp is non-contact.

Cost: $50

Who is eligible: Scarborough football players in grades 5th through 8th

When will it happen:
Saturdays in April from 9-10, please follow schedule provided by the coaches

Where Will It Happen
Gorham Sports Complex
215 Narragansett St, Gorham, ME 04038

What will my player need:
Cleats and a mouthguard are recommended. 

Questions or comments:
secretary@scarboroughyouthfootball

Medical Form Policy

Per our insurance requirements, SYF needs to have on file a player's medical form or sports letter from a physical examination within the last 24 month. The Medical form or sports letter must be signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

2022 Tackle Photos are available via the Pass Gallery

2021 SYF 5/6 and 7/8 tackle photos are still available:

Pass Gallery

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