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DPR Youth Tackle Football League (formerly Pop Warner)

Our 2016 season is underway!!!  

Visit 2016 DPR Youth Tackle Football - Schedule & Standings for schedule updates, game times, etc.  Please be sure to make a note of the 2016 season important dates:

  • Practice Starts: August 1, 2016
  • Team Certifications: By Appointment Only
    The week of August 20 - 27, 2016
  • Team Registration Closes: September 9, 2016
  • Regular Season Play: September 17 - October 29, 2016

DPR is proud to announce the return of DPR's Youth Tackle Football program! 

For over 20 years, DPR has offered a youth tackle football league program and most recently, DPR participated in the national Pop Warner football program (from 2008 to 2015).  For the 2016 season, DPR will return to the DPR Youth Tackle Football League (YTFL) program.    DPR's YTFL is offered to interested associations/teams from the District, Maryland and Virginia.  Youth 5 to 14 years old, and both male and female players are eligible to participate in the league.  The DPR YTFL will align with the rules, regulations and guidance of the USA Football program.  (Press Release: DPR Brings New Changes to the District's Youth Tackle Football League

Please see below for important dates, forms, league rules and regulations and more. 

For more information or any questions, please contact DPR's Sports, Health and Fitness division at (202) 671-0314 or [email protected].


Manuals, Forms and Information

Please visit DPR's YFTL google drive folder for all relevant forms, documents and resource materials.


Important 2016 Dates

  • Program Orientation (1 of 4):
    Date: Monday, March 14, 2016
    Location: Emery Recreation Center (5801 Georgia Avenue, NW)
    Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

    Registration Opens: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  • Additional Program Orientations:

Date: Monday, March 28, 2016
Location: Emery Recreation Center (5801 Georgia Avenue, NW - Ward 4)
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016
Location: Rosedale Community Center (1701 Gales Street, NE - Ward 6)
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Location: Fort Stanton Recreation Center (1812 Erie Street, SE - Ward 8)
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

  • Mandatory Training for all Coaches
    Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
    Location: Ravens Under Armour Performance Center 1 Winning Drive Owings Mills, MD 21117
    Time:  7 am to 12 pm
    THIS CLINIC IS FOR YOUTH LEVEL PSC's ONLY
  • DPR Youth Tackle Football Training - Coaches Only
    Topic: Rules Education, Positive Coaching Alliance, Youth Development and Quality Practice
    Location: Deanwood Recreation Center (1350 49th Street, NE - Ward 7)
    Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Practice Starts: August 1, 2016
  • Team Certifications: By Appointment Only
    The week of August 20 - 27, 2016
  • 2016 Season Schedule release: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  • Team Registration Closes: September 9, 2016
  • Kick Off Rally: September 10, 2016
  • Regular Season Play: September 17 - October 29, 2016
  • City Wide Playoffs: November 5, 2016
  • Championship Games: Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • Mayor's Football Invitational Classic: TBA

Schedule & Standings

2016 DPR Youth Tackle Football - Schedule & Standings - The schedule will go live on Wednesday, August 31, 2016