Rookies Football

$54 $85 4–6 October 30, 2021 - December 18, 2021


Schedule: Sat, 10–11am or 11:15am–12:15pm
Fall Session: Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, Dec 4, 11, 18
Winter Session: Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12


Rookies League provides children their very first football experience, which includes their own uniform and plenty of fun. Players work with their very own coach in small groups and real game time. Each child will be exposed to the YMCA character values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, and how they apply them to their everyday lives. There are no weekday practices; the entire program is held on Saturdays.

Rookies Football is a flag-based program. Teams are randomly formed but we accept friend requests during registration. Practices and games are on the same day. Coaches will be YMCA staff or qualified volunteers who run a practice session focusing on learning skills prior to playing a real game.

Required Items: water bottle, athletic attire & shoes

For more information, please contact:
Downtown Boise YMCA Sports Coordinator – 208 344 5502 ext 292
South Meridian YMCA Sports Director – 208 331 9622 ext 515
West Boise YMCA Sports Coordinator – 208 377 4886 ext 801 »

Youth Sports Safety Guidelines

The following guidelines have been developed to align with the mandates of Central District Health and recommendations of the CDC and are subject to change*.
  • All staff will perform a health screening at the beginning of each day and will be required to wear face masks.
  • Health screenings will be performed with all players at check-in for practice and games.
  • All equipment will be washed or sanitized at halftime or between sets and after each game.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for players to sanitize before, during, and after practice or gameplay.
  • Program space will be cleaned and disinfected before and after each day.
  • Parents/Guardians will be required to wear a mask when attending games and practices in accordance with CDH mandates for Ada County.
  • Players will be required to wear masks when not actively participating on the court or field, including on the sidelines.
  • CDH guidelines for Ada County currently restrict groups to 50 or less. At this time, each player will be only allowed one parent/guardian to attend practices and games.
*YMCA Youth Sports games will be held in a centralized location TBD before the start of the season and will adapt to any future changes in guidelines that the individual school districts may put in place.

Mask Policys   Keep up-to-date with our current mask policies.

The Treasure Valley Family Y believes that every child is of promise. Therefore, no one is denied Y services due to the inability to pay. For more information please visit our Financial Assistance page. Youth Programs & Camps Cancellation & Refund Policy »
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