Youth Football

Summer & Fall

fall flag football league (7v7)

5 Yr Olds-2nd Gr

Join us for our first ever Fall Flag Football League to improve your skills and make lifelong memories! Each team will practice once per week and then have games on Saturday mornings in September and October. 5 Yr Olds: Register based on age at the start of the program: 5 yr-2nd Gr: Register based on 2022-23 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • League Rules & Guidelines
  • Late Registration Deadline: Sat, June 25
  • Late Cost: $64r/$79nr
  • Practices (Aug 15-Sept 9): 1-2 p/week | Coach will communicate practice schedule in early Aug
  • Practices (Sept 12-Oct 14): 1 p/week 
  • Games: Saturdays | Sept 10-Oct 15 | 6 games p/season
  • Practice Location: Various ZPS Elementary Schools 
  • Game Location: ZWHS Football Practice Fields 
  • Team Placements: Team placements will be finalized in late July. Parents will hear from the coach their child has been assigned to in early August
  • Team Formation Process: We will be forming evenly skilled teams via skill ratings. In the 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. 

FALL 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. This league includes 2-3 practices per week along with games on Saturdays. Register based on 2022-23 grade level

  • Register Here
  • Late Registration Deadline: Sat, June 25
  • Late Cost: $74r/$89nr
  • 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)
  • Team Formation Practices: Aug 8-11 (details below)
  • Practices: 2-3 prac p/wk | Aug 8-Oct 14
  • Scrimmage: Sat, Aug 27
  • Games: Saturdays | Sept 10-Oct 15
  • 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 8, 9, 10, 11: The purpose of this 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). Participants must attend at least 3 of the 4 “Team Formation Practice” dates.
  • Team Formation Practices:
    • Chix 3rd-4th Gr: Aug 8-11 | 6-7pm | Main & Fairview Field 
    • Chix 5th-6th Gr: Aug 8-11 | 7-8pm | Main & Fairview Field
    • Dux 3rd-4th Gr: Aug 8-11 | 6-7pm | Roosevelt Field
    • Dux 5th-6th Gr: Aug 8-11 | 7-8pm | Roosevelt Field
  • Equipment Needed: Helmet (must be NOCSAE approved and stamped), mouth guard, shoulder pads, pants w/ pads, cup, cleats.

ZE ADULT & SON QUARTERBACK CLINIC

3rd-6th Gr

Interested in playing quarterback and want to take your skills to the next level? This new clinic is a great opportunity for fathers/guardians and sons to learn quarterback play together so you can then take all you learn and then practice at home together! Participants will learn proper throwing and footwork fundamentals that are essential to success on the field. Please enroll child only. Register based on 2022-23 grade level.

  • Register Here
  • Coach: Joe Woodruff (ZE Varsity Coach) + Sam Nichols (Former Asst Coach at Hope College & Current Director @ Michigan Sports Academies)
  • Cost: $50r/$65nr
  • Dates: June 27-29
  • Time: 6pm-7:30pm
  • June 27 Location: ZE Football Practice Field @ Athletic Complex
  • June 28-29 Location: Zeeland Stadium

ZE FOOTBALL CLINIC

3rd-6th Gr

Join us to learn the fundamentals and skills 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 2022-23 grade level.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $45r/$60nr
  • Coach: Joe Woodruff (ZE Varsity Coach)
  • Dates: July 12-14
  • Time: 9:30-11am
  • Location: Zeeland Stadium

ZW FOOTBALL CLINIC

3rd-6th Gr

Join us to learn the fundamentals and skills 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 2022-23 grade level

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $45r/$60nr
  • Coach: John Shillito (ZW Varsity Coach)
  • Dates: July 12-14
  • Time: 7:30-9am
  • Location: Zeeland Stadium