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XFA Tackle

Team Pictures!

Team pictures are rapidly approaching! Please mark you're calendars for Sept. 29th and see the document attachment for packing details. Please click on the PDF to view the packages, but use the Google Form to pre-select your poses.


UPDATE: Fall Season Dates

The fall season is from October 10th-November 21st.


UPDATE: NYS Tackle Certification

Tackle Certification  on Sept. 19th from 12pm-5pm @ NYS Mesa Office. You must have your original birth certificate/passport and student profile page from their school or school ID ready to go. They have our completed registration forms and payments. 

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Prior to the start of the season, a representative will schedule to attend one of our practices to certify each player. You will need to bring your original birth certificate for review, school id or demographic page from the school as proof of grade, and a photo head shot will be taken of each player.  We will communicate this date once we have arranged it with NYS West.

XFA's 7on7 Off-Season TOURNAMENT

There are currently no 7on7 tournaments being played because we are in-season.

Spring Season Details

We will play in 2 divisions; the 12U team for ages 10-12 and our Middle School (MS) team for 6th-8th grade.  6th graders have the option of joining our 12U team or the Jr MS team. Our teams have players from all over the valley so we are seeking a practice in Tolleson as a neutral field and we will continue to play our seasons through NYS West. 

Fall Season Details:

Due to pandemic numbers,  we're currently playing in 1 divisions; our 12U and  Middle School (MS) team have combined for the Fall ONLY.   Our teams have players from all over the valley so we are currently practicing in Laveen and play our seasons through NYS West. 

What if my kid has never played before?

That's OKAY! Some of our players have been developed through our entire system while others have come with little to no experience and they are still thriving. Our coaches are tough, but they are also teachers. Not only are they shown what to do, but they are still taught why each component is important. They are taught to be a team. No one is above the group, and doing your part is the only way we all succeed. We teach our values through our G.R.I.T acronym. Our players transition from our program truly prepared for their future high school endeavours! Our teams participates in the 12U and Middle School divisions (6-8th grade) provided through a creditable tackle football league.

Veteran Middle School team players



(Coach Cliff) **Black starter uniform**  MINOR 12U TEAM: 12 or younger as of July 31, 2020

(Coach Major) **Purple starter uniform**  Jr/Middle: 14 or younger as of July 31, 2020


Assistant Coaches Needed

Click here for more information on coaching tackle with XFA!


Are you interested in coming out to see if we are a good fit for you? That's great! Prospective players may attend 2 practices for free before opting to continue as a PRACTICE PLAYER ONLY or commit to a team. For only $20, your athlete can practice with our coaches during off-season workouts. If you decide to commit to a team later, your fee will be applied towards your team registration fee! Off-season practices are from now until July 9th.

XFA Values!


XFA Geared Up!!

The cost to play, a belted uniform, and duffle bag are all included in the package price at registration. You'll get a full season, a large custom duffle bag, and the uniform all for only $260! The shoulder pads, MATTE BLACK helmet, pants girdle, and cleats are supplied by each player.