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Youth Football Dates to Remember

Below are some key dates for the upcoming River Falls Youth Football season: 

  • Friday, July 13th — Kids can walk with RFYFA in River Falls Days Parade 

  • Saturday, July 14th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm — Kids can test their skills and win treats at the RFYFA booth located on City Hall Plaza

  • Tuesday, July 31st, 7:00pm — Pre-Season Coaches Meeting (Option #1)

  • Tuesday, August 7th, 7:00pm — Pre-Season Coaches Meeting (Option #2) 

  • Thursday, August 9th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm — Player/Parent Orientation and Practice 

  • Saturday, August 11th - Wildcat Football Picnic & Community Gathering

  • Tuesday, August 14th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm —  Player Combine Night 

  • Thursday, August 16th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm — Player Combine Night 

  • Friday, August 17th — Players introduced at halftime of High School Varsity football game

  • Saturday, August 18th, 11:00am to 1:00pm — Coach Crail's Wildcat Youth Football Camp 

  • Tuesday, August 21st, 6:00pm to 7:00pm — Teams Announced and Practice 

  • Thursday, August 23rd, 6:00pm to 7:00pm — Practice 

During the season practices will continue to run every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 7pm. Our first game day will be Saturday, September 8th and games will be finished by noon. Game schedules will be sent to coaches/parents after the teams are finalized. 

We are going to have several special events for the kids this year. This includes an opportunity to scrimmage during a Varsity RFHS game, and a practice night with the UW-River Falls football team at Ramer Field.

We are looking forward to a fun 2018 youth football season!


Josh Kluge 

RFYFA President 

Overview of 2018 Program Changes

2018 Youth Camp Registration is Open

Coach Crail and his players will be putting on a one-day camp on August 4th.  The cost is $25 and the players will receive a camp t-shirt.  Registration will be open until July 15th in order to allow enough time to order the t-shirt.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Josh Kluge ( or Coach Crail.

River Falls Summer Speed and Strength (High School and Middle School)

River Falls Summer Speed & Strength for the High School and Middle School registration is open.  Please do the district web site at:

2018 Registration is OPEN!!!

We are excited to open registration for the 2018 Youth Football Season.  We are going to play flag in all levels this year. 

Each year we discuss the flag versus tackle decision.  We as a board want to assure we do what is best for the majority of the kids and the River Falls Football program.  The decision we made is to play flag for all levels next year.  In numerous discussions this year, Head Coach David Crail expressed a strong recommendation to go to flag.  Please understand, this decision does not come lightly.  We understand that some people will not agree with it, but we hope that we can show you that we can continue to run a great program without tackling.

We see numbers consistently on the decline around the nation and this great sport is under scrutiny with the constant focus on concussions.  We have always had the kid’s safety as our number one priority and we feel flag provides a safer environment.

We are working on the transition plan now and I can tell you we will still focus preparing kids for the next level.  There are numerous things we can teach to help their transition from flag to tackle in 7th grade.

Here are some of the exciting things we are doing this year:

  • Season starts in the beginning of August and goes through the middle of October
  • 7-on-7 flag football
  • High School Player Involvement (Combine nights, referees)
  • No more designated player, everyone can play every position

Our registration fee is $95.  If you are in need of financial assistance, please feel free to fill out the 2018 Scholarship Link on the top right of the home page, under the main registration link. 

Josh Kluge
RFYFA President

Please Visit Our Sponsors

River Falls Youth Football Association sponsors support our mission to help kids realize a passion for the game and enhance knowledge/skills at all age levels. We are thankful for their support!

Sponsored by Leah Saufl - Rural Mutual Insurance

Leah Saufl - Rural Mutual Insurance

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As one of the top 50 property and casualty companies in the country, we provide a full line of insurance products exclusively to families, businesses and farms in Wisconsin.

And since Rural Mutual does business in only one state, premiums paid here, stay here to keep Wisconsin strong.

Sponsored by First National Bank of River Falls

First National Bank of River Falls

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In 1904 the Smith Family had a vision to create a community bank with you, the customer in mind. Over 100 years later, First National Bank of River Falls continues to be locally owned and operated while proudly serving the Pierce and St. Croix County area. 

Sponsored by Impact Sports

Impact Sports

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Expanding the possibilities of safer sports for youth athletics.

Our promise to you is simple: if we don't create a safer helmet for your kids, we wont sell it. 


Sponsored by JWC Electric

JWC Electric

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JWC Electric, LLC is a licensed electrical contractor serving commercial and residential customers in Western Wisconsin. Specializing in new construction, remodeling, and service upgrades. 

Sponsored by Sarah Jenkins - Realtor

Sarah Jenkins - Realtor

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Real estate agent serving both Wisconsin and Minnesota.

(612) 703-3944 Cell


The online store has a variety of Wildcat Football clothing options for Youth and Adults. Make sure to check out the 5 item bundle!

River Falls Football

The River Falls Football Website is designed to provide a single location where you can find all of the information you need about the youth, middle school and high school programs.

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Please  email us at if your company would like to support the River Falls Youth Football Association during the 2018 season. The sponsorship form must be completed and accepted by RFYFA no later than August 1st.


River Falls Football  
P.O. Box 132  
River Falls, WI 54022