Tackle Football

Schedules, Standings & Related Information

**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.    Players will be contacted by their coaches following the coaches meeting the week of July 27. 2020.

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 13, 2020
  • Early Bird Registration Closes: Closed (N/A for out of town teams)
  • Regular Registration Closes: Closed (N/A for out of town teams)
  • 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):
    • Group Workouts at The DeBauge Family Sports Complex
    • Thursday, July 23 or Saturday, July 25 at DeBauge Family Sports Complex
  • Coaches Meeting/Players Assigned: Week of July 27, 2020
  • Equipment Checkout:  Week of August 3, 2020
  • Practices Begin:  Week of August 10, 2020
  • Games Begin: September 12, 2020
  • Days: Mid-week Practices/Saturday Games
  • Time: Varies
  • Location: Emporia High School/Emporia Middle School Football Fields

Click Here to Register for 5th/6th Grade Tackle Football - Out of Town Team