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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.

News/Events

2014 Fall Adult Flag Football

Leagues will be 8 on 8 non contact.

Registration Begins: 7/21

Registration Deadline: 8/8 (8 games scheduled 8 games guaranteed)

League Start: 8/18

Cost: $434

Age: 16 years and up

Location: Rolland Moore Park

Note: Rosters are unlimited (Participants age 16 & 17 need parent signature on roster prior to participation). League not discountable.

For more information visit fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6356. To register call 970-221-6256.

Monday Recreational  - 413011-01

Tuesday Recreational - 413011-02

Thursday Competitive - 413011-03

TACKLE FOOTBALL CAMPS

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.  Based on 2014/2015 School             REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 1, 2014

NOTE: Equipment check out Weds, 7/2, Weds 7/9 4:00-5:30  and Friday, 7/11 4:00-6:00PM at Club Tico.

CITY PARK CAMP

3/4th Grade June 16-20   8:30-11:00 AM

5/6th Grade June 23-27   8:30-11:00 AM

7/8th Grade June 23-27   12:00-2:30 PM 

SOUTH LOCATION CAMP (Harmony Park)

3/4th Grade July 7-11     8:30-11:00 AM

5/6th Grade July 14-18   8:30-11:00 AM

7/8th Grade July 14-18   8:30-11:00 PM

Fee includes equipment use, T-shirt and
mouthpiece. Based on 2013/2014 School Year. Cost $85

Register at www.fcgov.com/recreator or by calling 970.221.6256

JAA TACKLE FOOTBALL

Registration is now open for the 2014 Fall Football Programs.

AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR TACKLE FOOTBALL COME TO EQUIPMENT HANDOUT SATURDAY, AUGUST 16TH FROM 8:00 AM-10:00 AM OR MONDAY, AUGUST 18 AND TUESDAY AUGUST 19 FROM 5:00 PM-6:30 PM AT CLUB TICO (NEXT TO THE SWIMMING POOL IN CITY PARK).

For 68 years the City of Fort Collins JAA Football program has offered recreational football to the youth of Fort Collins.  This fall any youth grades K-6 can participate in Tackle and Flag Programs

Why play in the JAA Program?

Tackle:

  • The most cost effective league in Fort Collins.  The $109 fee includes the use of all equipment.  There are no other fees!  
  • Safe – All Coaches must be certified as USA Football Coaches.  To gain this certification coaches must go through the Heads Up tackling Program that is endorsed by the NFL.  The Heads up/Tackling Progression model is part of the NFL and USA Footballs goal to make Football a safer sport 
  • Equipment – provided equipment is all safe, certified equipment.  All helmets are NOCSAE certified and have been purchased in the past 3 years.  New this year all players will wear brand new black pants!!! 
  • Weights – Since all the tackle football leagues are broken into Heavy and Light Weight leagues there are no position requirements.  Everyone can play all positions.  Breaking into weight classes also ensures a safer game.
  • Officials are trained and scheduled through the Northern Colorado Sports Officials.  Most games include NFHS certified officials
  • Convenient- all games are played in Fort Collins.  There is no travel!
  • Smaller teams means more coaching and more opportunities for success.
  • Playing time - JAA football rules state that all players must recieve fair playing time and learn several different postiions.
  • Visit page 110 of the Summer Recreator for course numbers and practice locations.

JAA YOUTH TACKLE FOOTBALL - 3rd Grade through 6th (Based on 2014/2015 school year)
Cost $109

This tackle football program will teach youngsters skills and fundamentals.  The main emphasis is on sportsmanship and equal participation with winning being secondary. Physicals are highly recommended before competing in this program. Youth Football and the Fort Collins Soccer Club's fall season coincide; youngsters may not participate in both sports. Practice attendance is mandatory; players must attend practices to receive fair playing time in games. Practices are held two to three times per week with most games being played on Saturday mornings. 8 games scheduled! Form tackle and Heads Up Football will be taught!

For 3rd-5th Grade; Practice location will be in the following AREA’s

AREA 1: Bacon,Traut,Linton,Kruse, Zach
AREA 2: Werner, McGraw,Lopez,Johnson,Beattie,Olander
AREA 3: Odea,Shepardson,Riffenburgh,Harris, Laurel, Tavelli, Rice, Eyestone
AREA 4: Bauder, Bennett, Lab School, Dunn, Putnam, Irish, CLP, Mt. Schools

For 6th Grade teams register by Middle School

Registration deadline is August 19; Equipment handout for all age groups is at Club Tico August 16 8:00-10:00 AM, August 18 and 19 5:00-6:30 PM. Tackle season begins the week of August 25. Participants must purchase a mouthpiece; all other equipment is furnished!

Practice locations for the 3rd -5th grade leagues are set up by area, 6th grade teams set up by school. Teams are formed based on weight (lightweight and heavyweight), school attending and practice area.  Players will not be limited to positions based on weight restrictions. Areas may be combined due to numbers.

Register now at Northside Aztlan Community Center, EPIC, Mulberry Pool or the Senior Center or online at www.fcgov.com/recreator

Interested in coaching? Contact Tom at 970.0221.6385

YOUTH FLAG and ULTIMATE FOOTBALL

Registration is now open for the 2014 Fall Football Programs.

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.

 Flag (1/2, 3/4, 5/6 7/8 Grade):

  • Flag football is the most cost effective flag football program in Fort Collins.  $60 (plus $15 for green and gold reversible jersey if needed).  
  • Flag football is open to all youth grades 1st-6th
  • All games are played in Fort Collins
  • Teams scheduled 6 games plus end of season tournament. 
  • Games played on Saturdays with a few weeknight games.
  • League plays by NFL Flag 5v5 rules 

Ultimate (K-2):

  • Ultimate football costs only $52 and is guaranteed 6 games
  • This program is for Kindergarteners-2nd graders with little or no football experience/knowledge
  • Non-Contact game that teaches passing, catching and basics of football
  • All games played in Fort Collins on Saturdays with occasional weeknight games.

For more information on the youth football programs visit fcgov.com/football.

Questions or interested in coaching?  Contact Recreation Coordinator Tom Zimdahl at 221-6385 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 www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 221-6256.