Youth Tackle Football

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Summer Football Camp - 2019

The Oahe YMCA, working with the Governor Football Staff and players, is offering Football Skills Camp. Coaches from the Governors football staff and current Governor Players will run this camp which will stress the fundamentals of football and improving the players’ fitness level.  During the first two weeks of camp, coaches will work on a variety of fundamental skills and concepts, keeping contact minimal during the first two weeks of camp. Pads will be handed out and contact will increase during the last two weeks of camp.

Skills and concepts covered during the camp:  passing, catching, ball handling, tackling, blocking, position instruction and more.

Dates:  June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27    

Times:   9:45am – 10:45am for 3rd and 4th graders and 11:00am - 12:00 for 5th and 6th graders

Days:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays                    

Cost: $60.00 members/ $75.00 non-members

Who: Camp is open to 3rd – 6th graders (Fall 2019).

Where: Camp will be held at the Riggs lower practice field.

Deadline for camp is May 31st.  Click here for registration form or stop at the Y front desk.


Tackle Football League - Fall 2019

The Oahe Family YMCA is happy to offer Youth Tackle Football this fall. The league is open to boys and girls, going into grades 3rd - 6th.  Space is limited, so make sure to register early.  You can pick up registration forms at the YMCA beginning in May. 

WHAT: A safe introduction to the rules, the skills and the game of tackle football. Games are played.

WHO:  This program is open to 3rd – 6th grade boys and girls.

WHEN: Tackle football will meet Monday and Thursday evenings. Football begins in September and runs through October. Coaches or the “Y” will call each player with time of practice.

WHERE: Tackle football league will be held at the Oahe Softball Complex.

REGISTER: At the YMCA, 900 East Church.  Early Bird Registration begins May 8th and ends May 31st. Regular Registration begins June 1st and ends July 31st. Late Registration will begin August 1st and ends August 5th. Program is limited.  Click here for a registration form.


Early Bird:  $60.00 members/$75.00  (May 1st-31st)

Regular: $70.00 members/$85.00 non-members. (June/July)

Late: $80.00 members/$95.00 non-members.

EQUIPMENT: The player is responsible for providing their mouth piece (required), and shoes.  All other equipment is provided by the Oahe Family YMCA but must be returned at the end of the season.  Equipment check out will be in August.  Equipment must be returned in October or the player will be charged a fee. 

For more information contact Beth at 605.224.1683 or beth@oaheymca.org.

Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify.  Financial assistance forms are available at the YMCA front desk and need to be filled out prior to registering for YMCA programs.