Tackle Football

The Moody Family YMCA offers Tackle Football in the fall season.

"The Highland Park Scots Football program, and the Highland Park ISD athletic department, recommend that HPISD students and other Park Cities community members who want to play tackle football participate in the Moody Family YMCA's 6-man football program.  As compared to 11-man football, 6-man football provides more opportunities for each player to gain valuable experience throwing, catching, running, blocking, and tackling, and provides a safer environment for our community's children to learn proper football techniques.  Moody Family YMCA tackle football coaches are certified in the Heads Up Football program, through USA Football.   In addition, your child's participation in the Moody Family YMCA's 6-man football program promotes community values, and the Moody Family YMCA's 6-man football program gives our community's children the opportunity to participate in the same program that has functioned, for decades, as the feeder program to the State of Texas's most successful high school football team of all time, the Highland Park Scots." 

Johnny Ringo, Athletic Director, HPISD

Randy Allen, Coach HPHS

Participants should register based on the calendar grade of Fall 2023 to end of Summer 2024 school year.

Participants will be contacted by your coach after the coaches' meeting with practice and game schedules.

Team Formation:

Grade 4 - Evaluated Draw.  All incoming 4th graders MUST have received an evaluation during the summer camps.  Coaches draw players based on evaluations.

Grades 5-6 - All teams return from previous year.  Anyone wishing to change teams must re-enter the draw and receive a re-evaluation during the summer.  Any new player in 5th or 6th grade MUST attend an evaluation camp over the summer in order to play in the Fall 2023 season.

Tackle Football Youth League


2024 Fall


Open June 1

Late Registration:

Additional $50 per registration begins Aug 5


Registration Deadline:

August 20

No late registrations will be accepted after August 


4th to 6th


Member:  $140

Non-Member:  $230

Season Dates*:

September 7 - October 26

Game Days:

Saturdays (7 game season)

Practices: One practice per week decided by volunteer coach

Coaches meeting:

New Coach Orientation-TBD

Rookie-Level Coaches-TBD

Returning Coaches-TBD

Coaches will be notified of dates and times.


*Dates may be subject to change due to field availability and weather.

Required: All participants must wear mouth guards, shoulder pads and helmet.  Must have completed an Evaluation Camp session during the summer prior to registration.

Players on the field: 6

Game locations are played at Moody Family YMCA and local parks.

Practice locations are decided by volunteer coach.

Friend, coach and practice request are not accepted at the time of registration and are not guaranteed.  YMCA reserves the right to add to any player(s) to a roster if necessary.

Coaches: Are volunteers that must register for a Criminal Background Check with Athlete Protection training. If you are interested in coaching please indicate so on your registration form and click on the link of Volunteer Coach on the left sidebar.

Participants will be contacted by your coach after the coaches' meeting with practice and game schedules.

Tackle Football Registration - 4th Grade

Tackle Football Registration - 5th Grade

Tackle Football Registration - 6th Grade

Football Camps/Clinics

Please visit our Summer Sports Camp page for information on our summer tackle football evaluation camps and clinics.