Many of us were nervous about whether we'd be able to have youth contact sports this fall. And in early June, our New Albany Youth Tackle Football board met to discuss a range of situations. After all of the "What If's" and "I don't knows", we aligned that we just wanted to get the kids out playing football, regardless of whether we could play actual games or not.
That mentality kept us going and preparing for the season. We decided to delay the season 1 week and as late July approached, we pushed out the season another week as we, and all other Fall contact sports leagues, awaited the updates from Gov. Dewine. Since the approval to start up was given, we have followed the safety guidelines and protocols and now are pleased to be 3 weeks of practices into the season. New Albany will again have 2 teams in the Senior division and 1 team in the Junior division.
And now, after all of the uncertainty, we are in a game week. The league makeup looks different than past years with many leagues in Central Ohio deciding to cancel for the year. We have teams from Big Walnut, Centerburg, North Columbus, and Westerville joining our league to go with us, Bexley, Columbus Academy, Gahanna, Worthington, and Olentangy.
So excited to be kicking off games on Sunday, September 6, at the HS Football Stadium
We're heading into week 2 of the league playoffs with games this Sunday, 10/20. Both of New Albany's Senior Division teams won in the first round, while the Junior Division's Maroon team lost to end their season.
This week's schedule:
It's been a fun and exciting season. So much growth and development by players and coaches alike over the past 2+ months. Seeing how players responded to the highs of big plays and wins and the sorrows of missed tackles and defeats.
Our last regular season games are this Sunday, October 6, so come on out and cheer us on.
Check out the current standings for each division with the Playoffs starting October 13.
We are 3 weeks in and our teams are seeing varying levels of success.
In the Senior Division (5th/6th Grades), the Maroon team is 3-0 and the Gold team is 1-2. In the Junior Division (3rd/4th Grades), the Maroon team is 0-3.
The Spirit Wear store is back up for a limited time. Show your spirit as you cheer your child on...and our league earns $3 for ever item purchased which helps with new helmets, pads, uniforms, and field equipment.
Tees, Tanks, Hoodies, Polos, Shorts, Hats, and more! See a snapshot below. The store is open from now through September 26, so don't delay. Go Eagles!
We’ve been putting in tough and hard work over the past month to get ready for this. From the Combine, to practices in the heat and the rain, conditioning and drills and scrimmages getting many first time tackle players up to speed, we’re exited and ready for our first game day!
Our two Senior division and one Junior division teams play Sunday as New Albany hosts the annual league-wide Opening Day. Games for all league teams will take place at either Veterans Field at New Albany High School and the New Albany Middle School football field.
The day kicks off with the our Maroon Junior team at 9 AM. All New Albany teams will play at the HS football stadium.
- 9:00 AM - NA Maroon Jr. vs Olentangy Gold
- 12:00 PM - NA Gold Sr. vs Bexley Sr.
- 1:30 PM - NA Maroon Sr. vs Worthington Red
If you're reading this, you've found our new website. Our aim has been to provide a better overall experience for parents and family of players, parents of prospective players, and other stakeholders interested in the New Albany Youth Tackle Football League.
We would also like our community of parents and football supports to share pictures and moments from games and practices on your social media accounts and help us show the passion and excitement for youth tackle football. Whether a moment of triumph in a game, pre-game smile, or a post-game high-five, we'd love to see it. Tag your pictures and posts with #nayouthtacklefootball and help us share the love of football.
Lastly, you can find the official current league game schedule and standings on the site at the following pages Sr. League Schedule and Jr. League Schedule