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Rookie Tackle

The Rookie Tackle division introduces 5, 6 and 7- year-olds to the incredible game of football. The rules for the Rookie Tackle division are adjusted according to Rookie Tackle Division guidelines to allow our young players the opportunity to experience football on an age-appropriate level.  Players will be in full pads and will be taught the basic rules, fundamentals, and skills needed to enjoy the game. Teamwork, safety, and positive coaching will be the foundation created within this division so that these young players and their families will be able to enjoy football for years to come. 

Our goals for the Rookie Tackle division include:


  • basic offensive and defensive terms and schemes
  • proper footwork skills (passing, running, blocking, etc.)
  • proper blocking techniques
  • proper tackling technique to prevent injury

As well as

  • gaining agility and overall athleticism
  • experiencing what makes football so great…Being part of the team!
  • gaining friendships with other players


Rules for the Rookie Tackle Division include

  • No Scoreboard – Games are played for fun and learning, not for the win or loss
  • Play is on a reduced field
  • Teams will play four quarters at 10 minutes (running clock) with a 10-minute half time.
  • Teams field full 7 - man squads
  • There are no special teams (punts, kickoffs, etc.)
  • 6-8 game schedule concluding with a potential Bowl Game

DSYSA Football and Cheer

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Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
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