South Churchill Youth Football and Cheer offers tackle football for grades K-8th

South Churchill Youth Football has a strong tradition of offering quality coaches and volunteers to help make your player’s experience safe, productive, and fun. All coaches, players, and parents sign a “code of conduct” to ensure everyone has a positive atmosphere to learn, watch, and teach the game of football. Mandatory background checks ran on all coaches and volunteers SAFETY- Players compete with players of similar age and size. Willamette Valley Youth Football enforces a strict grade, weight matrix that not eliminates but definitely reduces the risk and reality of serious injuries.

Quality coaching- All coaches that coach in the Sheldon Youth Football association are required to not only take and pass training courses on how to recognize signs of concussions and the protocol to follow once a player has been diagnosed with symptoms of a concussion. All coaches are also required to take and pass training courses through USA football on "Heads up training" and proper tackling techniques. Once all of their training is concluded and documented they are certified through USA football and AAU as well.

NO TRYOUTS- Willamette Valley Youth football does not have "tryouts" or "cutting" of players, coaches will conduct evaluation drills during practices to determine playing positions but every player that registers play!

“PERFORMANCE IN THE CLASSROOM” Willamette Valley Youth Football and cheer places a VERY HIGH priority on not only performing on the field but equally and if not more in the classroom. Players that perform exceptionally in the classroom are recognized at the end of the season at the Oregon Youth Football state championships at Autzen stadium. Willamette Valley Youth Football and cheer is "THE ONLY" youth football program in the area that requires players to carry a minimum GPA to be eligible to compete on the field.

MANDATORY PLAY REQUIREMENTS- Every player participates in every game under the rules of play. Depending on the size of the players team each player eligible to play will be guaranteed a minimum number of plays. This is strictly enforced and results in an immediate forfeiture of the game if a team is found to have violated the MPR rule.



K/1st grade- Intro to tackle football with an emphasis on basic on learning fundamentals and football skills in a non competitive fun learning environment. We have adapted the USA Football Rookie tackle rules. Players will be on a shorter, narrower field with 5 players on the field. Practices are usually 2-3 days per week, will be decided by coach. 

2nd/3rd grade- Intro to tackle football with an emphasis on learning basic fundamentals, technique and football skills in a non competitive learning environment. We have adapted the USA Football Rookie tackle rules. Players will be on a shorter field with 9 players on the field, no scores or standings are kept.

4th grade- Tackle football in a more competitive environment, emphasis technique and football skills and fundamentals. Scores and standings are kept, teams will compete in a regular and post season.

5th grade- Tackle football in a more competitive environment, emphasis technique and football skills and fundamentals. Scores and standings are kept, teams will compete in a regular and post season.

6th grade- Tackle football in a competitive environment, emphasis technique and football skills and fundamentals. Scores and standings are kept, teams will compete in a regular and post season.

7th grade- Tackle football in a very competitive environment, emphasis technique and football skills and fundamentals. Scores and standings are kept, teams will compete in a regular and post season.

8th grade- Tackle football in a very competitive environment, emphasis technique and football skills and fundamentals. Scores and standings are kept, teams will compete in a regular and post season.

Equipment- Association provides all protective equipment to include helmet, shoulder pads, practice jersey, practice pants, game pants, game socks and game jersey. Participant will keep socks after the season concludes, game jersey will be returned with all other equipment. Participant will provide shoes and mouth guard.
General football info: Practices are generally 4-5 days per week at the start of the season, no more than 2 1/2 hours per day and no more than 10 hours per week. Once school starts practices are generally 3 days per week, 1 1/2-2 hours per day but no more than 6 hours per week. Players must complete 6 hours of conditioning practice before being allowed to practice in full pads, helmets will be worn during the 6 hour conditioning period. Players must complete 10 hours of padded practice prior to being allowed to participate in any scrimmage, jamboree or game.


*Please Note the above information is subject to change based on coaching staff, field availability, officials, as well as League Changes*