Thank you so much for your interest in youth tackle football for the Monadnock region! We welcome youth athletes from all over the Monadnock region - if your area doesn't provide a tackle football program, please reach out!
Our youth football program (8U - 11U) is chartered with the NHYFSC, through AYF. You can find information about the AYF League here!
Our Middle School program is chartered through Granite State Football League. You can find information about the GSFL here!
Our goal at the Keene Knights is to introduce and teach the game of football, as well as cheerleading! We consider ourselves a feeder program for both Monadnock Regional High School as well as Keene High School. We work hand in hand with these programs to be sure we are teaching their playbook, their cadence, their terminology. We want our players ready when they get to the next level!
What will my athlete gain while playing in this program?
- Each season, it is our goal to provide great coaching which in turn develops the skills, knowledge, and abilities of all of our athletes.
- Not only does the game of tackle football provide great exercise and discipline, it also encourages team work, friendships, and respect.
- Players learn to work together to achieve a common goal - encouraging each other, having fun, in a safe environment.
Hitting and tackling makes me nervous - any advice?
- Yes. Our coaches are required to take training courses each year before they take the field as a coach. The required courses ensure that our coaches are teaching safe techniques for hitting/tackling, as well as knowing the signs of a concussion. We take the safety of our players very seriously.
Youth Football Details:
With our 8U through 11U teams, there are MPR's for this program - minimum play requirements. The NHYFSC provides these requirements, and they are based on the number of players on your roster. Each game, we will look to have (2) parent volunteers to help track MPR's. We will also look for (3) volunteers at HOME games for chains.
Middle School Football Program:
Our Middle School Football Program includes athletes in grades 6-8 that reside within the SAU29 school district. While we would love to include all athletes in the Monadnock region - we encourage athletes to play for their schools, if a program is available.
The time commitment for tackle football is as follows:
What does each player receive for their player fee?
What does the player need to provide?
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