Upper Dublin Youth Football is for players 5-14 years old and open to girls and boys.
Our flag program is an intramural flag program for children ages 5-7 (must turn 5 by 12/31 of the season year and can not be 7 before 8/1 of the season year) with all practices and games held at SPARK Field. Teams will practice once a week with a game once a week. Each child will receive a jersey with their name on the back.
Our tackle program belongs to the Keystone State League (KSL) and is currently one of the largest organizations in the league. In a typical year, we are proud to be able to field multiple teams for each weight class in the KSL. By having multiple teams of 16-20 players per team at each weight class, it enables us to separate teams according to experience and skill level so all the kids can have a positive experience. Our top team plays in the American conference, while are 2nd and 3rd teams at each weight class play a JV type schedule versus other teams with younger and inexperienced players.
Summer Camp (Tackle)
Camp begin the first Monday of August and are held Monday through Thursday from 6-8pm. Attending camp will begin to condition the child to playing a contact sport. This is also the time that the coaches work with the kids to develop and assure proper techniques are being used on the playing field. Once school starts practices are reduced to two nights a week with a game a week. All practices are at the turf at SPARK Field.
The first regular season game is two weeks after Labor Day and the season finishes in early November, depending on playoff scenarios. Most games are held on Saturday's, but there is a possibility for Friday night or Sunday games. All home games are at the turf at SPARK Field.
All coaches need to pass background checks and be certified with USA Football's Heads Up Program. The Heads Up Football is a comprehensive program developed by USA Football to advance player safety.
Our coaches work directly with the Upper Dublin High School coaches to ensure we are teaching the proper fundamentals to the children. Our youth program runs many of the same schemes as the High School, but at a simplified level for the youth players to help make the transition into the High School easier when kids get older.
Upper Dublin Youth Football provides a seven piece pad set for all the kids including helmet, shoulder pads and pants which must be returned once the season comes to an end. All players will also receive and be able to keep a game jersey personalized with their last name on the back. The only equipment not provided by UDJAA are cleats, mouth piece, athletic supporter & cup.
The football program is supported by the Upper Dublin Youth Football Club (UDYFC). The UDYFC manages the Snack Stand and will hold fund raisers to help purchase or offset associated costs with ancillary equipment.