ELS is a member of Louisville Youth Football League (LYFL) and offer a competitive football schedule playing teams from around Louisville.  All coaches at ELS Football are Heads Up Certified through USA Football and are devoted to a better, safer game.

LYFL  offers four teams/ age groups with a cutoff date of 4/30/18 (Your age on May 1st is the Age Division for play):

Mighty Mite Tackle (ages 5, 6, and 7)
Pee Wee Tackle (ages 8 and 9)
Juniors Tackle (ages 10 and 11)
Seniors Tackle (ages 12 -14) Please contact with inquiries for Senior Football.

Football Practices – start at the end of June:  Before school teams will practice Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from 6:30-8:30 reducing practices to Tues, Thurs, Fri once school starts.  Practices take place on fields at Crosby Park across from Middletown Elementary School.
League play will consist of 9 or 10 games plus playoff games.  Home games are played at Eastern High School on Saturday mornings.  

Fee for 2017- $140 per player
Each additional family member receives $20 discount.

We are happy to welcome all players and parents to the 2018 ELS Eagles Youth Football program. We are hopeful that this will be the most exciting and rewarding football season you've ever experienced. Our goal is to develop well-rounded young men who learn not only the fundamentals of football, but also the importance of education and teamwork, in an atmosphere conducive to developing sound mind, body and character - and having a good time along the way. We practice the ideals of sportsmanship and physical fitness. Our program stresses learning lessons of value far beyond the playing days, such as discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship, leadership, and, sportsmanship. We, as coaches, will do our very best to ensure that each player is utilized to his utmost potential and their talents are used for the team's best advantage. Safety is our top concern. Many of the exercises, drills, and team rules are there to ensure your child is physically and mentally fit for football. Each child is unique and will develop at his own pace. We will exercise their bodies and minds in an effort to develop the skills needed to execute the game of football.  

Each player is required to supply the following equipment in order to play football.
  • Mouth piece (NO CLEAR MOUTHPIECES). Must attach to helmet face guard.
  • Custom mouth guards, if preferred, (Made by dentists) must attach to helmet face guard
  • Practice pants
  • Water jug containing only water or a sport drink such as Gatorade.
  • Practice football pants.

Players will be issued the following equipment:
  • Helmet with face mask and chin straps.
  • Shoulder pads.
  • Game & practice jersey and Game pants.
  • Game socks
This equipment must be returned to ELS Eagles Youth Football at the season's end or parents will be billed for replacement equipment.  

Team Goals:
·         We are here for the kids! It is about the kids, not the coaches or the parents.
·         Fun for ALL the kids.
·         Football Fundamentals learned by ALL the kids.
·         Respect, sportsmanship, discipline, and team worked practiced by everyone associated with the ELS Eagles team. Note: This includes players, coaches, parents, and all fans.
·         Parents are as important to the success of the team as the players. Coaches and parents must work together.
·         Please keep coaches informed about problems that may be going on with your child. If your child has been sick, taking medication, or going through some emotional issue please make sure that they are aware of the problem as soon as possible.
·         Parents and coach must communicate with mutual respect.
·         Playing time will be EARNED on the football practice field. There will be no favoritism.  
·         We ask the parents not coach or distract kids on the sidelines during practice and games. If the kids are watching you then they can’t be paying attention to the coach or know what’s going on in the game.
Refund Policy:
-If no equipment has been issued, 100% refund less $30 per player for administration of refund.

Please email with questions at or contact Jason Shipp, ELS Football Commissioner at 412-736-1127

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