Youth Football

Spring & Summer

ZE FATHER-SON QUARTERBACK CLINIC

3rd-8th Gr

This is a great opportunity for father-figures and sons to learn about the quarterback position together so they can use the skills they learn to continue practicing at home! Participants will learn proper throwing and footwork fundamentals that are essential to success on the field. Please enroll child only. Register based on 2023-24 grade level.

  • Register Here
  • Coaches: Sam Nichols (former HS & College coach) + Joe Woodruff (ZE Varsity Coach)
  • Cost: $50r/$65nr
  • Dates: June 26-28
  • Time: 6pm-7:30 pm
  • Location: Zeeland Stadium 

ZE FOOTBALL CLINIC

3rd-6th Gr

Join us to learn the fundamentals and skills of football for future Zeeland East football players! Campers will learn proper football technique and have an opportunity to participate in organized scrimmages! Helmets are not allowed. Register based on 2023-24 grade level.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $45r/$60nr
  • Coach: Joe Woodruff (ZE Varsity Coach)
  • Dates: July 11-13
  • Time: 9:30-11am
  • Location: Zeeland Stadium

ZW FOOTBALL CLINIC

3rd-6th Gr

Join us to learn the fundamentals and skills of football for future Zeeland West football players! Campers will learn proper football technique and have an opportunity to participate in organized scrimmages! Helmets are not allowed. Register based on 2023-24 grade level.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $45r/$60nr
  • Coach: John Shillito (ZW Varsity Coach)
  • Dates: July 11-13
  • Time: 7:30-9am
  • Location: Zeeland Stadium

 

Fall & Winter

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE (7v7)

5 Yr Olds-2nd Gr 

Join us for our Fall Flag Football League to improve your skills and make lifelong memories! This is the perfect league to set a foundation for future success in football. Practices start in mid-Aug with games taking on Saturday in Sept and Oct! 5 Yr Olds-1st Gr play together in one league with coaches playing Quarterback, while 2nd graders play together in the other league with players playing Quarterback. 5 yr olds: register based on age at the start of the program. K-2nd Gr: register based on 2023-24 grade level.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Mon, Jan 23 @ 5am)
  • Sign Up to Coach Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sat, June 24
  • Cost: $49r/$64nr
  • Dates: Aug 14-Oct 21
  • Volunteer Coach Meeting: Tue, Aug 1 @ 6:30pm
  • Parent Meeting: Wed, Aug 2 @ 6:30pm
  • 5 Yr Olds-1st Gr: 7v7 | Coach plays QB
  • 2nd Gr: 7v7 | Players are QB’s
  • Practices Before Games Start: Two p/wk | Practice schedules will be released in early Aug
  • Practices After Games Start: One per week 
  • Games: Saturdays | Sept 9-Oct 14
  • Team Placements: Team placements will be finalized by Fri, July 28. Parents will get team placements, practice schedules and game schedules in early August
  • Team Formation Process: We will form evenly skilled teams via skill ratings. If it is your child's first year of this league, parents will assign their child a skill rating during the registration process. At the end of this season, volunteer coaches will give each child a skill rating and that rating will be used to form evenly-skilled teams next year. All kids get placed on a team and receive equal playing time. 
  • Team Picture Day: Wed, Sept 20 @ 6pm | Drenthe Grove Park
  • Youth Football Night @ ZE & ZW Game:
    • Date: Sept 22 @ 7pm (arrive by 6:30pm)
    • Teams will be honored prior to start of ZE vs. ZW game
    • Arrive by 6:30p
    • Wear your jersey to this game for free admission!

ROCKET TACKLE FOOTBALL LEAGUE

3rd-6th Gr

Join us for our Rocket Tackle Football League to take your skills to the next level while also having fun and making lifelong memories! This program will teach all aspects of tackle football to better prepare kids for middle school and high school football. 3rd-4th graders play together and 5th-6th graders play together, with both levels competing against other area schools in the West Michigan Junior Football League (WMJFL). This league includes 2-3 practices per week along with games on Saturdays. Register based on 2023-24 grade level.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Mon, Jan 23 @ 5am)
  • Sign Up to Coach Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sat, June 24
  • PDF DocumentYouth Football Equipment Needs
  • Woodbridge, Adams, or Lincoln Students: Register for Chix
  • Roosevelt, New Groningen or Quincy Students: Register for Dux
  • ZC, Charter, Homeschool or Other Students: Register for Chix or Dux (your choice)
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Volunteer Coaches Meeting: Tue, Aug 1 @ 7:30pm
  • Parent Meeting: Wed, Aug 2 @ 7:30pm 
  • Team Formation Practices: Aug 7-9 (details below) 
  • Practices: 2-3 prac p/wk | Aug 7-Oct 21
  • Scrimmage: Sat, Aug 26 | Times TBD
  • Games: Saturdays | Sept 9-Oct 21
  • 3rd-4th Gr Team Picture Day: Wed, Sept 13 @ 5:45pm | Woodbridge
  • 5th-6th Gr Team Picture Day: Wed, Sept 13 @ 5:45pm | Roosevelt
  • Youth Football Night @ ZE & ZW Game:
    • Date: Sept 22 @ 7pm (arrive by 6:30pm)
    • Teams will be honored prior to ZE & ZW game
    • Arrive by 6:30p
    • Wear your jersey to this game for free admission!
  • Team Formation Process: We form evenly skilled teams via a combination of skill ratings and team formation practices. Each child’s skill rating was given to them by their coach from the previous season (if they played last year) and/or the rating the parent/guardian gave their child during the registration process. All kids get placed on a team and receive equal playing time. 
  • Team Formation Practices - Aug 7, 8, 9:
    • The purpose is to help form evenly skilled teams. Coaches will be running drills while evaluating skills. After the Team Formation Practices end, coaches will work together to form evenly skilled teams (with oversight from Zeeland Rec staff) 
    • Chix 3rd-4th Gr: Aug 7-9 | 6-7:30pm | Woodbridge Field
    • Chix 5th-6th Gr: Aug 7-9 | 6-7:30pm | Main & Fairview Field
    • Dux 3rd-4th Gr: Aug 7-9 | 5:45pm-7:15pm | Roosevelt Field
    • Dux 5th-6th Gr: Aug 7-9 | 7:15-8:45pm | Roosevelt Field