Registration Fees

$135 is the early bird season registration fee and it includes all equipment except football shoes. After May 5, 2018, the registration fee is increased $185

Refunds/Processing fees

Due to the significant amount of work involved in processing player registrations, assigning players to teams and assuring we have sufficient equipment for all who register, refunds are not granted if a player decides not to play. There is a $25 refund processing fee. No refunds will be available after June 1st.

Practice begins on Monday, July 30, 2018. For approx. the first three weeks, until our regular season games start, teams will generally practice 4 or 5 times per week, for approximately 2 hours per day. After regular season games begin, there are typically 2 practices and 1 game each week.

Games begin on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Each player is guaranteed 6 regular season games and 2 post-season playoff games. Rookies play a 8-game regular season and do not have playoffs.

The league intention is for all Junior and Senior teams to play their final game of the season in the Dakota Dome. No Pee Wee teams will play in the dome. The Pee Wee Championship and 3rd place games are played at Howard Wood Field.
Mandatory Playing Time

Mandatory Playing Time

Every player must play at least 1 continuous full quarter without substitution for any reason
other than an injury. "Ringers" are an exception to this rule during free kicks.


South Dakota Junior Football provides the following:

  • Helmet
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Football Pants
  • Mouth Guard - colored & must attach to the helmet

Players provide the following:

  • Cleats
  • practice shirt/jersey
  • a t-shirt to wear under your shoulder pads.
Team Assignment (Public School & Address)
All new players and players moving up a division are placed on teams. Each player is assigned a random number and these numbers are plotted on maps. Teams are then drawn on the maps to include the appropriate number of players. No consideration is given to school attended, size or skill level. For players living in towns other than Brandon, Harrisburg, Sioux Falls and Yankton, players are placed on your town team. If numbers warrant, the players will be split randomly to form more than one team in your town.
Grade and Weight

South Dakota Junior Football are based upon grade and weight (see matrix below).

League/Age Group Registration Weight
Rookie League
(2nd Grade)
80 lbs
Pee Wee League
(3rd/4th Grade)
100 lbs
Junior League
(5th/6th Grade)
125 lbs
Senior League
(7th/8th Grade)

If you are over the maximum weight a red ring will be put on helmet.

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