Season

Practice starts on July 31, 2017. For approx. the first three weeks, until our regular season games start, teams will generally practice 4 or 5 times per week, at least 2 hours per day. After our regular season games begin, there are typically two practices and one game each week.

How many games are played? 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.

Will we play in the Dakota Dome? Dakota Dome games are not guaranteed. 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.

 
Team Assigment (Public School District and Address)

Team Assignment

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. Consideration is given to public school districts but no consideration is given to 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

Max 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)

None

If you are over the Max Weight a red ring will be put on helmet.

 
Cost

How much does it cost to play? Early Bird Player Registration fee is $125 if paid by April 30th, after April 30th $160. If registered in person at the SD Junior Football Building at the Sanford Sports Complex or the Yankton Summit Center, at the designated times and dates, you have the option to receive $125 in raffle tickets to sell. Sell the tickets, keep the money to repay your paid registration fee, then turn in the ticket stubs at equipment handout in July. So, it is possible for a player to play for free if they sell all of their raffle tickets. Drawing will be held at season end.

How do we sign up to play? Online player registration is available at www.sdjuniorfootball.com. Also on our web site you can download our Player Registration form, print, complete and mail in with your payment. In person player registration is at the SD Junior Football Building at the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls or the Yankton Summit Center (see league events or schedules). Note; if you want to sell raffle tickets, you must register in person at one of these two locations.

Can we get a refund if we decide not to play? 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.

 
Equipment

South Dakota Junior Football Provides the Following

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

Things the player Provides

  • Cleats
  • practice shirt/jersey
  • a t-shirt to wear under your shoulder pads.
 
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.

 
Missouri Valley Registration
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    Missouri Valley Application

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