Junior Cardinal Football League (Tackle Bar)

The YMCA of Muncie has partnered with Ball State Athletics to provide an additional element to flag football. The Junior Cardinal Youth Football league will change the perception of youth football through Christian principles and emphasis on safe technique. Every team will play 4 regular season games and a tournament on the final weekend. Every team will practice once a week at a place to be determined.

  • The YMCA will provide equipment at practices and games. The equipment consists of a waist band with foam handles that will be used in place of flags.  This method places emphasis on keeping the head up and using proper technique if the child moves on to tackle football.
  • Cleats can be worn, but must be molded rubber.
  • Teams will have a minimum 7 players (5 for K-1) and less than 10 players on their roster. Every player is encouraged to play every position during the course of the game.
  • Practice will focus fundamentals and safe techniques to play of football. Learning how to pass, catch, and throw. The importance of sportsmanship and being a team player will be emphasized throughout the season.

Grades K-8th (Groups will be split by age)

Registration Deadline

August 10th, 2018

Session Dates

August 20 – September 22


Saturday mornings Aug 25 & Sep 1, 8, 15, 22. First game begins at 9am


Northwest YMCA






Malik Perry
YMCA of Muncie