Youth Football


Gary" Bubba" DiOrio Youth Football League
The Canon City Recreation District's Gary "Bubba" DiOrio Youth Football program is an introductory level program for boys and girls looking to learn about the fundamentals of football.  Practices will focus on individual instruction, team play, sport specific drills and having fun. All  padded flag and tackle coaches ae USA Football Heads Up Certified. 


June 24th - August 5th (Sign up by July 30th and receive $10 off)

AGES: 4-12 years old Boys and Girls


4-5 years old "Saturday Morning Tykes"

6-7 years old Flag Football

8-9 years old Padded Flag Football 

**10 years old and in 4th Grade can play down in Padded League. Contact office if interested.**

10-12 years old Credit Union of Colorado Tackle Football

**12 years old cannot be higher than 6th grade**


Saturday Morning Tykes-None- Only meet on Saturdays

Flag-Twice a week until first game then once a week

Padded Flag and Tackle- Twice a week

GAMES: Saturdays starting on September 11th - October 30th at Rouse Park

Saturday Morning Tykes: $35.00 (In-District)  $50 (Out-of-District)

Flag: $40.00 (In-District)  $55 (Out-of-District)

Padded Flag:  $60.00 (In-District), $75.00 (Out-of-District)

Credit Union of Colorado Tackle: $65 (In-District) $80 (Out-of-District)

DEPOSITS: a $75 equipment deposit is required for the padded flag and tackle football leagues. Players can use their own equipment, but must bring it by the office to have Rec District evaluate that it fits properly. 
TOY BOWL: All Credit Union of Colorado Tackle teams will play in Toy Bowl, November 6th at Citizen Stadium (CCHS)

Credit Union of Colorado Tackle League Only!

August 7th at Rouse Park


Penrose/Florence players do not need to attend but are welcome to participate. This clinic is for the coaches to "scout" players for the draft. All registered players will be drafted. Players need to wear a good pair of shoes, shorts/sweats and bring a water bottle.


  • 4th- 6th Grade Flag Football League
  • 2nd/3rd Flag Football League 
  • K/1st Flag Football League
  • Picture Day

Credit Union of Colorado 5th/6th Grade Tackle League