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Since 1946 the City of Fort Collins youth football program has taught kids important life skills.  Generations of Fort Collins children have discovered a game they love while making lifelong friends, building character and staying physically active.

Today the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department continues to offer a wide variety of youth and adult football programs.  Young football players can participate in ultimate football, flag football and tackle football.  Recreation also offers adult flag football leagues for those older athletes seeking gridiron glory.

Ultimate Football
Our Ultimate football program introduces children to the concepts of football in a non-contact setting.

Flag Football
The flag football program offers the fundamentals of football without tackling

Tackle Football
The tackle football program teaches skills and fundamentals of the game with an emphasis on sportsmanship and equal participation. 

Let's play football. Join us today.


Youth Tackle Football

Tackle football practices are held 2–3 times per week with games on Saturday mornings or week nights. 8 games scheduled. Teams formed by weight and practice area; areas might be combined due to numbers. Note: Grades based on 2014/2015 school year. Areas: Teams formed by school area. Area 1: Bacon, Traut, Linton, Kruse, Zach, Timnath, Bethke Area 2: Werner, McGraw, Lopez, Johnson, Beattie, Olander Area 3: Odea, Shepardson, Riffenburgh, Harris, Laurel, Tavelli, Wellington Area 4: Bauder, Bennett, Lab School, Dunn, Putnam, Irish, CLP, Mt. Schools Equipment Checkout Equipment handout for all ages is at Club Tico in City Park on 8/14 & 8/17, 5–6:15 p.m. and 8/15, 10 a.m.–Noon. Mouthpieces required; tackle equipment provided. Cost: $109 per player League Begins: Week of 8/24. Grade: 3–4 Area 1 414018-01 Area 2 414018-02 Area 3 414018-03 Area 4 414018-04 Grade: 5 Area 1 414019-01 Area 2 414019-02 Area 3 414019-03 Area 4 414019-04 Grade: 6 Lesher 414020-20 Blevins 414020-01 Boltz 414020-05 CLP 414020-10 Kinard 414020-15 Lincoln 414020-25 Preston 414020-30 Webber 414020-35 Wellington 414020-40

Fall Adult Outdoor Flag Football

Adult Flag Football Leagues are 8-on-8 non-contact. 8 games scheduled, 8 games guaranteed. Registration begins 7/20 and ends 8/7 or when leagues fi ll. League begins the week of 8/24. Note: Rosters are unlimited; participants ages 16–17 years need a parent signature on roster prior to participation. League not discountable. No game 9/7. Age: 16 years & up Location: Rolland Moore Park 8/24–10/26 M 6:00–10:00 PM $434 413011-01 8/25–10/20 Tu 6:00–10:00 PM $434 413011-02 8/27–10/22 Th 6:00–10:00 PM $434 413011-03


This football camp will feature instruction by CSU football coaching staff and include proper tackling instruction, and character building. Fee includes equipment use, T-shirt and mouthpiece.  Camps are held 3 hours per day M-F for a week. Based on 2015/2016 School             REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 2015




Registration is now open for the 2015 Fall Football Programs.

Flag Football

The City of Fort Collins Youth Football program has offered recreational football to the youth of Fort Collins. Why play City of Fort Collins Youth Football.

Our flag football program teaches the basic fundamentals of football with no tackling or blocking (1–2 graders with no football experience should play Ultimate Football). The main emphasis is on equal participation with winning being secondary. Practices are held twice per week with games on Saturday mornings and weeknights. 6 games plus the Rattlesnake Rumble Tournament. Coach will contact you prior to season start with practice days and times. Grades based on 2015/16 school year. Grade: 1–6 Location: Teams formed by park practice location. See below. Dates: 8/31–10/24 Cost: $60 Grade: 1–2 City Park 414011-01 Edora Park 414011-03 English Ranch Park 414011-05 Fossil Creek Park 414011-07 Greenbriar Park 414011-11 Harmony Park 414011-13 Spring Canyon Park 414011-15 Troutman Park 414011-17 Warren Park 414011-19


Ultimate Football

Designed for the first time football experience, this non-contact football program emphasizes the basic fundamentals of throwing and catching while combining the rules of football and ultimate Frisbee. One practice per week and 6 games. Note: $15 green/gold reversible jersey required. Interested in coaching? Contact 970.221.6356. Grade: Kindergarten–2 Location: Teams formed by park practice location. See below. Dates: 8/31–10/24 Cost: $52 City Park 414010-01 Edora Park 414010-04 Fossil Creek Park 414010-07 Greenbriar Park 414010-10 Rolland Moore Park 414010-12 Spring Canyon Park 414010-15 Troutman Park 414010-18 Warren Park 414010-20

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Questions or interested in coaching?  Contact Recreation Coordinator Aaron Harris at 416-2225 or  

Green and Gold reversible jersey ($15) required for K-6 grade teams and can be purchased at EPIC or Northside Aztlan Community Center

Register now at Northside Aztlan Community Center, EPIC, Mulberry Pool or the Senior Center or online at or call 221-6256.