Tackle Football

**The Emporia Recreation Commission asks parents to decide what is right for your child at this time. We are working with local and state authorities as well as the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) to ensure we comply with the guidelines being put into place to provide the best possible experience for all.  However, the ERC cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren)will not become infected with COVID-19.**

The tackle football league will consist of kids entering the 5th and 6th grades.  Games will be played on Saturday mornings/early afternoons at the Emporia High School athletic complex.  Participants playing on an Emporia team are required to attend a mandatory player workout.  All players must have a physical before they are allowed to practice. Volunteer Coaches are Needed.   

Tackle Football Youth Fee Waiver Policy: Those eligible for free lunches will pay half the regular price, those with reduced lunches will receive a 25% discount off the regular price.


  • Ages: 5th & 6th graders
  • Registration Opens: April 2021
  • Early Bird Registration Closes: TBA
  • Regular Registration Closes: TBA
  • Early Bird Fees Fees: USD253 resident - $65 (N/A for out of town teams)
  • Regular Fees Fees: USD253 resident - $70; non-resident: $80
  • Mandatory Player Workouts (Emporia kids only):
    • TBA
    • TBA
  • Coaches Meeting/Players Assigned: TBA
  • Equipment Checkout: TBA
  • Practices Begin: TBA
  • Games Begin: TBA
  • Days: Mid-week Practices/Saturday Games
  • Time: Varies
  • Location: Emporia High School/Emporia Middle School Football Fields