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2023 Tackle Football

Hilliard Optimist Club Youth Sports tackle football is for those players entering the 1st-6th grades for the upcoming 2023 - 2024 school year.

Freshman Instructional - Grade 1st-2nd

Registration closes on 06/10/2023 at 10:55 PM
Season Dates: 07/31/2023 to 10/31/2023
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Senior Tackle Grade 5th-6th

Registration closes on 06/10/2023 at 05:26 PM
Season Dates: 07/31/2023 to 10/31/2023
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Junior Tackle Grade 3rd-4th

Registration closes on 06/10/2023 at 10:05 PM
Season Dates: 07/31/2023 to 10/31/2023
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2023 Tackle Football Important Dates

4/1 Registration Opens.   

6/17 Player Evaluation 
6/21 Player Evaluation 

7/29 equipment hand out /manditory  parent meeting 
7/31 Practice Begins (heat acclamation/helmets only first 5 days) M-F 
8/7   Full Contact Practice Begins (M-F) 
8/21 Two Practice Limit Begins 
8/22 First Day of School HCSD 
8/26 First Game 



                                                       TACKLE FOOTBALL REGISTRATIONS OPEN APRIL 1ST 

Welcome to Hilliard Optimist Football....since 1958!!

Youth Development: Our main goal is to promote the development of our youth in the community through sports activities that require skill building, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Community Participation: Hilliard Optimist Club Youth Sports.  We are non-profit, 100% all volunteer program who use members from the local community to support and manage the activities of the league. The program was founded in 1958 .

Safety First: All of our coaches are required to pass background checks every two years, they must pass progressive coaching certification courses managed through USA Football & the National Youth Sports Coaches Association that teach age-appropriate instruction and techniques and are required to complete a course every three years on concussion awareness and safety. In addition, our league places an emphasis on using safe quality equipment and purchases our helmets and shoulder pads through Riddell and Schutt.

The Youth Tackle Football Program 

Freshman Instructional Tackle: 1st-2nd Grade (Unlimited overall weight)- This division begins to teach players the basics of tackling, blocking, formations, positions, and play calling.  Strong emphasis on safety is the focus of this division as players are taught the correct techniques required for levels of contact for tackling and blocking.

Junior Tackle: 3rd-4th Grade (Unlimited overall weight) - This division uses all of the concepts learned in Flag and Freshman and is taught with high school rules modified for skill positions and modified for offensive and defensive formations/techniques to ensure the safety of the players.

Senior Tackle: 5th-6th Grade  This division allows for more advanced defensive and offensive formations and techniques as the players mature and become more knowledgeable and skilled. Some modified high school rules are still maintained to ensure safety and competitiveness.

Tackle Football - $190

Helmet, shoulder pads, mouthpiece, and game jersey are provided.

Questions ?   Email Lamarr Deslandes  [email protected]



Lindsay’s Law is about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth athletes. This law went into effect in 2017. SCA is the leading cause of death in student athletes 19 years of age or younger. SCA occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. SCA is fatal if not treated immediately.
You are REQUIRED to watch the short video, read the Parent Information, and sign the Parent Signature page and give to your coach at your first practice.
No child is permitted to participate in any practice or game until your coach has received your signed paperwork.

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