The 2017 Harrisonburg Youth Football League will open registration in May when registration forms will be delivered to all Harrisonburg City Schools. The deadline for registration will be Wednesday, August 31, 2017. Participants play in the level based on their age. 5 and 6 year olds play in the Flag League, 7-9 year olds play in the Pee Wee League, and 10-12 play in the Junior League. The age of the player is based on their age as of August 1, 2017. Players in the Pee Wee and Junior League will need to turn in a completed physical before they can participate.
[228KB] Physical Form
[365KB] Youth Football Coaching Application*
*Each coach who submits an application will be subject to our Background Screening Process.
Our Youth Football Program runs from September to October and includes programs for boys and girls ages 5-12. The Cheerleading program is held at the same time, and girls cheer at all youth football games.
Physicals are required for Pee Wee and Junior League Football.
Youth Flag Football League
Registration forms will go to schools in May, and practices may begin September 5. All games will be played on Wednesday evenings starting September 20. The deadline for registration will be August 31. Games will be played at Purcell Park starting at 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Contact Erik Dart at 540-433-9168 or Erik.Dart@harrisonburgva.gov.
Ages five and six as of August 1, 2017. 7 year olds have the option of remaining in the Flag League one additional year, however they will have some game restrictions to attempt to provide an even playing field for all.
Pee Wee League Football
Registration forms will go to schools in May, and practices may begin August 21. All games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 19. Games will be played at Purcell Park at 6:00pm. Equipment handout will be August 21-25 at Shelter 12 in Hillandale Park. Contact Tommy Thomas at 540-433-9168 or Tommy.Thomas@harrisonburgva.gov.
Ages 7-9 as of August 1, 2017.
Maximum weight to participate is 125lbs.
Junior League Football
Registration forms will go to schools in May, and practices may begin August 21. All games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting September 19. Games will be played at Purcell Park 7:00pm. Equipment handout will be August 21-25 at Shelter 12 in Hillandale Park. Contact Tommy Thomas at 540-433-9168 or Tommy.Thomas@harrisonburgva.gov.
Ages 10-12 as of August 1, 2017.
Maximum weight to participate is 155lbs.
Practices begin late August in Purcell Park beside Kid's Castle. Games are played at Purcell Park starting in September through October. For additional information on this program contact Erik Dart at Erik.Dart@harrisonburgva.gov or 540-433-9168. This program is looking for a few coaches/instructors to help coach the cheerleaders for the 2017 season. Cheerleaders will cheer during the Pee Wee League football games that begin at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Flag League: Ages five and six
Pee Wee League: Ages 7-9
Junior League: Ages 10-12
Local NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition
The Local Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County will be August 19, 2017. We are happy to announce this year's event will take place at Bridgeforth Stadium on the campus of James Madison University. The timing for this event has not been determined yet as we are attempting to work out some logistics. This is a joint effort between Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Parks and Recreation. This is a free skills competition in punting, passing, and kicking. This is open to boys and girls ages 6-15. Participants will compete with a chance to attend the Washington Redskins Team Competition. No cleats permitted. For event information contact Erik.Dart@harrisonburgva.gov or 540-433-9168.
Adult Men's Flag Football
For more information see http://harrisonburg.vffa.com