Youth Football


Gary" Bubba" DiOrio Youth Football Program
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.
Your children will learn the basics of football, and thanks to partnerships with both the Canon City High School and Florence High School football programs and USA Football our leagues have quality coaches who run age appropriate systems. All of our tackle football coaches are certified through USA Football. This program is named after longtime coach and supporter Gary "Bubba" DiOrio.


July 20 - August 6th (Online using the links below or at the office)

***Sign up by July 31st and save $10***

AGES: 5-12 year old boys and girls


Flag Football  Kindergarten & 1st Grade

(5, 6, & 7 year olds)

Flag Football  2nd & 3rd Grade

(7, 8, & 9 year olds)

Peewee Tackle Football  4th Grade

(9 & 10 year olds)

Credit Union of Colorado Tackle Football

 5th & 6th Grade (10, 11, & 12 year olds)


Flag Football is once a week for K/1 and twice a week for 2/3

Peewee Tackle Football is twice per week

Credit Union of Colorado Tackle Football is twice per week and one 45-minute non-contact walk through

GAMES: Saturdays beginning September 12th at Rouse Park

Flag Football $40.00 (In-District), $55.00 (Out-of-District)

Peewee Tackle $60.00 (In-District), $75.00 (Out-of-District)

5th/6th Grade Tackle $65.00 (In-District), $80.00 (Out-of-District)

DEPOSITS: A $75.00 equipment deposit is required for both tackle football leagues
TOY BOWL: All Credit Union of Colorado Tackle League teams will play in the Toy Bowl at Citizens' Stadium on November 7th.

5th/6th Grade Tackle League Clinic

Players who wish to play in the Credit Union of Colorado Tackle Football League must attend the player evaluation clinic. The purpose of the clinic is to provide evaluations for the draft in order to make the teams as fair as possible. Players must be registered and attend the clinic to be eligible for the draft. All registered players will be placed on a team. Out of District players need not attend.

Date:  Saturday, August 8th at Rouse Park

Times:  6th Graders at 9:00 am

            5th Graders at 10:30 am

     **Clinic will be held rain or shine**