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Rookie Tackle

Fall Registrations Opens April 1

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Rookie Tackle Football

Starting in 3rd grade, players are introduced to full contact through Rookie Tackle. Rookie Tackle is part of our Bobcat Youth Football player development pathway, which serves as a bridge game from flag to traditional 11 player tackle football. 

Unlike traditional 11 player tackle, an 8 on 8 format creates a simple version of the game where athletes can learn basic skills, like blocking and tackling; leading to advanced player skill development. Along with fewer players, the field is reduced to allow for more direct teaching of important skills.

Rookie Tackle is focused on safely teaching our athletes the basics of the game. All coaches are USA Football certified where they learn the safest ways to teach athletes how to tackle. Rules are adjusted to make it more manageable and fun while teaching the fundamentals of the game.

PARTICIPATING IN OUR FALL Rookie tackle Football PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
  • BYFO Branded Game day uniform
    • Jersey 
    • Padded Tackle Pants
  • Scrimmage at BYFO Bobcat Nation Day 
  • Invitation to run through the Bobcat Tunnel at the BNHS Meet the Bobcats! 
  • BYFO Youth Night @ NISD Stadium - All BYFO players & cheerleaders run out of the Bobcat Helmet before the big game!
  • 9 week regular season followed by playoffs (exact number depends on team counts in divisions)
  • Participation in the BNHS Homecoming Parade
  • Other fun events throughout the season such as community holiday parades

BYFO Rookie tackle football 


Registration Costs

Program Cost
Spring 2024 7on7 $160 Early Bird - $170 Reg. Fee
Fall 2024 Flag Football $225
Fall 2024 Tackle Football $355
Fall 2024 Cheer $185
Fall 2024 Dance TBD
BYFO Athletic Camp TBD

Have Football Questions? Contact the BYFO Director of Football

Brandon Ford