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Tackle Football


Program Overview
Our 2023 Fall Tackle Football program is 11 vs 11 tackle football and is played through FYD Pop Warner's Age-Based Divisions. Our Summer Conditioning/7v7 Football season is included with Fall Tackle registration at no extra cost. 

Learn to Play is an introduction to tackle football and not affiliated with Pop Warner. This is program is provided by the Chiefs to help get our younger athletes ready to play tackle. No tackle equipment will be issued. Only item needed are football cleats. 

For more information, see our Registration Info page.

Division placement is based your athlete's age on July 31, 2023. All divisions are unlimited weight.

Learn to Play - ages 4-5
6U Tackle - ages 5-6 | Age-Based
8U Tackle - ages 7-8 | Age-Based
10U Tackle - ages 9-10 | Age-Based
12U Tackle - ages 11-12 | Age-Based
14U Tackle - ages 13-14 | Age-Based

Schedule and Details
Summer conditioning runs from June through mid-July. We take a small break and then Fall Tackle starts up and runs from August through November. Depending on team performance, post-season regionals and nationals take place late-November/early-December.

-- Thursday, June 1, 2023 - Summer Conditioning Begins
-- Saturday, July 15, 2023 - 7v7 Tournament
-- Saturday, July 29, 2023 - Equipment Distribution (Tackle Only) -- This is mandatory!
-- Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - Season Begins
-- Thursday, August 17, 2023 - Fall Pep Rally
-- Saturday, August 19, 2023 - Jamboree

PRACTICES (subject to change)

Summer Conditioning
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-8pm (June 1st - July 15).

Fall Season
All tackle teams practice Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Learn to Play practice is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Note: we will have 4 practices a week (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, or Sat) for the first 3 weeks of the season to meet conditioning requirements before Jamboree.

Practices are located at our home fields at Oscar Cooler Sports Complex in Lutz.


Saturdays are game days.
Kickoff times vary by division. Historically, games progressed from our youngest team through 14U. However, due to recent policy changes by Hillsborough County, the game kickoff schedule is as follows (and subject to change):
8:00am - 5U Flag
9:00am - 6U
10:30am - 8U
12:30pm - 14U
2:30pm - 12U
4:30pm - 10U



Program Overview
Lutz Chiefs are offering tackle football for Spring 2023 though Florida Youth Spring Football League. This program is 8 on 8 tackle football that is played tournament style (e.g. like Jamboree). We don't host games and there are no volunteer requirements this season.

Division placement is based your athlete's age on July 31, 2022 (Fall 2022 ages--not 2023). All divisions are age based and unlimited weight.

6U Tackle - ages 5-6
8U Tackle - ages 7-8
10U Tackle - ages 9-10
11U Tackle - age 11
12U Tackle - age 12
14U Tackle - ages 13-14

Schedule and Details UPDATED (12/27/22)

Regular season practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm at our home fields at Oscar Cooler Sports Complex in Lutz.  There will be optional practices on Mondays.  Check with your coach for participation in these. Hillsborough County has changed their position on the start date of practice, and how many days we can practice.  All practices will be at Oscar Cooler Park (our home fields)

Our practice schedule is as follows (subject to change): UPDATED 

-- Week of January 9th/16th/23rd - Optional Conditioning (no Helmets), M/T/Th 
-- Saturday, January 28th - Equipment Distribution - Appointment times will be posted on BAND the week prior.
-- Week of January 30th - Mandatory Practices Begin, Helmets Only (Monday is required this week)
-- Week of February 6th/13th -  Full Week Practices, Full pads*  (Monday is required these weeks)
-- Week of February 20th - Regular practice schedule begins (Tu/Th with M optional)

Any further schedule changes will be announced on BAND.

* In order to practice in full pads the following conditions must be met:
-- Lutz Chiefs Tackle Fall 2022 Returners: 3 Helmet practices
-- Non-Fall 2022 Returners and New Players: 3 Helmet practices + 2 additional Helmet/Optional Practices
All players are required to have 10 practices prior to participating in a game.

Games are played tournament style and are held at various locations in our region. We will have one out of region game (likely Orlando area).
Jamboree Feb 25th TBD updated
Regular Season Games: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 and 4/1
Playoff Games: 4/8, 4/15
State Championships: 4/29 & 4/30

All necessary equipment (other than cleats and athletic supporter) are provided by the Chiefs. Included in the cost of your registration is the use of certified NOCSAE football helmet, shoulder pads, practice pants, a practice jersey and game-day uniform(s). This equipment will be fitted and issued to your athlete at the beginning of the season during Equipment Distribution and must be returned after the last game at Equipment Return. 

IMPORTANT DATE!!  Saturday, January 28, 2023 is Equipment Distribution

It is very important you make it to Equipment Distribution, so mark your calendars! Your athlete will NOT be fitted during practice time.

For more information about Youth Spring Football League (e.g. schedules, scores, rules, etc.) see:

Note: This program is not affiliated with Pop Warner. 

For registration information and fees, see our 2023 Registration page.


January & February 2023

The Lutz Chiefs will be Partnering with RISE Flag Football powered by Under Armour for the winter flag season. The games will begin on Friday Jan 6th, 2023 and will be held at our fields in Lutz. RISE Flag Football is an Under Armour premier youth program focusing on boy's and girl's grades K-8. RISE Flag Football will create a fun, safe and competitive environment to develop confidence and lifelong memories.

You can register on the league website

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If you have any questions you can contact Cason Byrd at [email protected]

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