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JOIN US FOR TACKLE CANCER NIGHT FRIDAY 0CT. 6TH AT VAUGHAN FIELD VS. EDEN PRAIRIE. DONATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE GATE.

Photo Night Schedule For All Grades

Beef Jerky Fundraiser Ends Today!!

Today is the last day (Thursday 8/24)to sell jerky!! The final turn in is tonight with your coach or team manager.  We have lots of great prizes, but you have to sell in order to receive them!! Let's Go Sabers!!

Traveling Team Game Schedules Are Now Posted!!

Rosters for 6th-8th grade teams are now posters. See the Schedules page under Youth Teams.

8th Annual Youth Jamboree/Kickoff

WHEN & WHERE:

Saturday, August 26th, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Tahpah Park

RULES & TEAM STUFF!

  • Scrimmages are held on half-fields.
  • Each team will get 10 plays to score, not including PAT’s.
  • Coaches allowed on the field for instructional purposes. No play clock.
  • Points are not kept. Focus is on game-type situation practices
  • Wear game jerseys.
  • League rules generally apply. These are scrimmages so each team should use the time to practice their offensive/defensive schemes and try different lineups for each game.
  • We encourage parents/friends to create a tunnel for players to run through and for teams to cheer on ALL teams were all Sabers. This would be a great day for teams to hold a pre-season get to know each other” party after the Jamboree!
  • Teams are encouraged to practice common Breakdown Sabers” together on the field following each scrimmage.

STUFF FOR SALE!!

  • Merchandise sales including Saber Paw car decals, SYFA t-shirts, practice jerseys, and $1 mouth guards
  • Concessions available: Food, Water, Soda, and Sport Drinks 

Saber Nation Event!

WHEN: 

Thursday, August 17 - 5:30-8:00 pm

WHERE: 

Vaughan Field - Enter through gates off of Spencer Street South

WHO: 

Football families - High School & Youth Tackle Football Players Grades 3-8 unite to kick-off the 2017 season

WHAT: 

  • Tackle Players grades 3-8 will participate in warm-ups and drills, grades 7 & 8 will have a play in a short scrimmage on the field (players check in at the visitors' bleachers with their coaches and sit with them)
  • High School Players will be introduced, work with youth players in drills, and participate in a short scrimmage on the field 
  • Parents will have the opportunity to watch their son(s) on the field and the high school players in action
  • All players will participate in a Final Saber Nation cheer on Vaughn Field
  • Frozen treats and mini Nerf football souvenirs will be handed  out at the end of the event
  • Food Vendors
  • Purchase a variety of Sabers Football t-shirts, ranging from $5-$15

SYFA Coach Registration is Open!!

Well, better late than never. Our apologies for the extreme tardiness of opening this registration up for coaches. Please follow the link below to complete the registration on OUR site. This is the basic coach application form without ANY training. It should take maybe 10 minutes to complete. 

We are using a new process for coach training this year, which led to this registration to be opened up so late. The training will be centrally managed through Trusted Coaches. Once you complete the SYFA application form below, we will be able to send you a link to the Trusted Coaches website, usually sent to you within a couple days. Follow that link to complete the training - this will include the following:

  • Nationwide Background Check
  • Concussion and First-Aid instruction
  • USA Football Heads Up Program
  • Positive Coach Alliance Double-Goal coach course

Tackle Common Practices 4th - 8th Grade

For all Youth Tackle Grades there will be optional Common Practices held at Tahpah Main Field from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Monday July 24th and Tuesday July 25th.

These common practices will be run by the High School Saber Football coaching staff, youth football coaching staff, and high school football saber players.

This will be a great opportunity for players to understand what they will be measured on in evaluations, skill development for tackling, agility, learning high school offensive and defensive schemes, and speed work.

This is completely free and highly recommended for all Shakopee Youth Tackle Football players and Coaches.

This will be full football gear: cleats, shoulder pads, pants with pads, helmet, and mouthguard.

Come show your Saber Pride and have a lot of fun at this free event.

 

 

2017 Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Recipients

Shakopee Youth Football Association and the Football Boosters Club are proud to congratulate the 2016 recipients of Shakopee Dollars for Scholars scholarships. All are top students in the their class as well, and our two contributing organizations are very proud of these recipients.

  • Ethan Martin
  • Ryan Pamperin
  • Jake Kutina

Congratulations and best of luck to them in their college careers!

KARE11 Story on Shakopee's Heads Up Tackling Program

Shakopee Football was featured in a KARE11 story on August 10th about our efforts to make our sport as safe as possible through USA Football's Heads Up coach education and certification program, and by following this program to teach our players the proper tackling techniques designed to keep them safe. 

Here is a link to that story on their website.

Saber Rewards

We are excited to introduce you to our new savings site for Shakopee Football: sabersrewards.com. On our rewards site you have the opportunity to save money, get cash back and support our program. There are two support levels: The basic membership Is FREE. The Gold membership is $30 and you get a $25 gift. The rewards program is growing and will be adding value daily and weekly to our site, so we encourage you to take a look.  

Parents and Athletes

Article on the insight of how athletes feel about the roles of parents.

2017 Varsity Football Schedule

AUG 31st - @ Prior Lake
SEPT 8th - Farmington
SEPT 15th - @ Eastview

SEPT 22nd - Eagan (Homecoming)
SEPT 29th - @ Edina
OCT 6th - Eden Prairie
OCT 13th - Lakeville South
OCT 18th - @ Rosemount

Playoffs

OCT 27th - 6A Playoffs Round 1

NOV 3rd - 6A Playoffs Round 2

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