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About KFL Rookie Tackle

KFL has adopted a Football Division which is grade based and age protected. Kids will be placed in the division based on their 2024-25 grade level. Players in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade are eligible to play Rookie Tackle. Age cutoffs for football are based on age as of 7/31.  Rookie tackle field is 60x35 and plays 8 versus 8.

Through USA Football, NFL Heads Up, and KFL Tackle players receive:

  • NFL team-branded uniforms and helmets (KFL owns all uniforms and helmets unless parents decide to purchase their own helmet, not required)
  • Shoulder pads, padded pants, and one mouth guard (KFL owns all shoulder pads and padded pants unless parents decide to purchase their own, not required)
  • USA Football player membership
  • Player's Insurance Coverage
  • Every player will start and play one side of the ball both halves

KFL Combine and Draft

Each child will participate in the KFL Combine within their playing division for evaluations by coaches. Kids will go through a series of drills similar to the NFL Combine. KFL will then conduct a draft for each team. For players that miss sign ups and the evaluation, they will be placed on a team based on the draft order that was established.

Playing Time

Every child will at least start and play the entire game on offense or defense no matter what age group. It is KFL's goal to play kids on both offense and defense. It will be the coach's responsibility to place players in positions that best benefit the team not where the player or parent wants their child to play. Our goal, over playing time, is to teach responsibility, accountability, competitiveness, "out of control" good sportsmanship, playing to and above one's own ability, and to never give up.

Players can be denied playing time for multiple unexcused absences from practices, disciplinary reasons on and off the field, and poor behavior by parents. Coaches will work with KFL Board Members about kids receiving less playing time.


In addition to the fun of coaching, all coaches of KFL Tackle receive:

  • Free on-line coaching tools
  • Coaching insurance eligibility
  • Coaching education that is age based on USA Football and NFL Heads Up Player Progression Development Model
  • Team web pages
  • Equipment for their team
  • Character Development Curriculums

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help with KFL Rookie Tackle, please contact KFL at [email protected]



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Owensboro, Kentucky 42303

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