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Lakewood Youth Football - Flag & Tackle

Lakewood Youth Football - Flag & Tackle

7th-8th Grade

TACKLE Football

The 2023 season has come to an end. Details for 2024 will be communicated in late Spring.

Registration will open: Wednesday, May 1st, 2024.

Deadline to register: Thursday, August 1st, 2024. 

Equipment handout:                                    

First Day of Conditioning:                           

Cost:    $125

In 2023 LYF partnered with Lakewood Public Schools ("LPS") to move 7th and 8th grade teams to the Capital Area Activities Conference ("CAAC") White Middle School League.

Broadly, what does this mean?

  • LPS became the Game Scheduler and Game Day Manager for 7th and 8th grade.
  • 7th and 8th Grade now follow Michigan High School Athletic Association ("MHSAA") Rules for play and eligibility requirements.
  • Athletes must attend LPS to be eligible to play as set forth by LPS and MHSAA.
  • Athletes must meet attendance, grade, and behavior requirements to participate in games as set forth by LPS and MHSAA.
  • LYF continues to run and fund the tackle program for 7th and 8th grade.
  • LYF funds BUSING for away games.
  • Spectators must pay admission fees to home and away games. Sports Passes are accepted at Home Games. See High School Athletic Office.

Equipment provided:

  • Helmet
  • Shoulder pads
  • Practice Pants and Practice Jersey
  • Game Pants and Game Jersey
  • Socks

Equipment will be handed out prior to the first day of conditioning. The Equipment must be returned upon completion of the season. Failure to return all equipment will result in being billed for the cost of replacing the items missing and could result in player ineligibility for future seasons.

Player to provide the following:

  • Mouth Guard
  • Cleats
  • Practice Jersey (used jerseys are available w/donation - inquire at equipment handout)

Refund Policy:

A 100% refund of the registration fee minus processing fees can be obtained if withdrawal occurs prior to the first day of conditioning.

Financial Assistance:

Scholarships are available for those in need on a limited basis. Look for the scholarship option when registering.

Conditioning, Practices and Games:

Conditioning Week

  • 6 hours of mandatory conditioning will occur before regular practice begins.
  • Required: Helmet - NO Pads, Mouthguard
  • Any missed time MUST be made up before player may participate in practice.


  • 5x per week prior to first game (days and times to be determined by coach).
  • 4x per week once games begin.
  • Required: Helmet, Full Pads, Mouthguard, Practice Jersey.


  • 6 games plus a possible scrimmage held on Wednesday nights.


All communications will be done via the Game Changer App once teams are formed and the season starts. Be sure to download the app and watch for information on how to connect with your team.


LYF is a program ran completely by volunteers.

EACH FAMILY will be required to volunteer at least a few times per season in a variety of capacities:

  • Chain Gang
  • Press Box Spotter
  • Concessions
  • Field Set Up/Take Down


Lakewood Youth Football - Flag & Tackle
Please send inquires via Email 
Lake Odessa, Michigan 48849

Email: [email protected]

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