CCYF 7th / 8th Grade Tackle Football Registration Open

Summer Clinic Reg. Open - Flag Football Reg. Opens 4/25

UpdatedSaturday April 17, 2021 byBill Sones.

Registration is now open for the CCYF 7th and 8th grade tackle football program.  CCYF is in a new program this coming fall in the Eastern Mass. Middle School Football League (EMMSFL).  The EMMSFL includes several neighboring towns including Bedford, Belmont, Arlington, Winchester and other towns.   The EMMSFL is a developmental league with coaches / programs that share the same goal:  to introduce kids to tackle football, develop skills, give them some game experience and, most importantly, work to ensure that each kid has a great team-oriented experience.

The season is expected to start the week of August 23rd and run through the week of Nov. 2nd.   Practices are expected to be held on Monday and Tuesday evenings at CCHS (specific fields and times are TBD) with games on Wednesdays with a possible Thursday game.  7th and 8th graders will practice together but we plan to field separate teams for games (so that 7th graders won't have to go up against 8th graders in games).  We also will be stressing safety in the program - modeling our practices after the outstanding program being run by Coach Josh Reed and his staff at CCHS.  For example, although we will have our 7th and 8th graders practicing at the same time and doing a lot of the same drills, we will not have smaller 7th graders in hitting drills against more physically mature 8th graders.  

The cost of the program is $350 for the season (financial assistance is available).

Please feel free to contact Bill Sones at with any questions regarding the program.  

Please note that some COVID restrictions may impact some elements of the program and we will comply with any guidelines set when the seasons starts.


In addition, registration is now open for our Patriots Youth Football Fundamentals Clinic this summer (he clinic runs from Monday, July 12-14, and is for boys & girls entering grades 3-8. More information is available here -

Please register for both programs at Click on the green login button on the top right of the home page and follow registration instructions.