Welcome to North Branch Youth Tackle Football (NBYTF) home page. Our youth program provides training to 4th-8th grade athletes from the North Branch community. We promote sportsmanship with an emphasis on discipline and teamwork. These positive values build a foundation for future individual confidence, competitiveness and lifetime of good citizenship.
2017 4-8th Grade Kick-off Camp
Registration for 2018 season is now closed.
Our 4th Annual Kick-off Camp was held Sunday, July 29th, from 5-7pm at Roger Johnson Field in North Branch. Players from all youth football teams from 4th-8th grade attend this camp to help kick off the 2018 tackle football season.
Director North Branch Youth Tackle Football
North Branch area 4th - 6th graders participate in a league organized by the Forest Lake Area Athletic Association (FLAAA). The league consists of 10 - 14 teams per grade from the cities of Forest Lake Area, North Branch, Chisago Lakes, Wyoming and Linwood. Each team can have a maximum of 22 players. There are no try-outs for this league. Participants are taken on a first come, first served basis with equal play time for all.
All practices are held at Roger Johnson in North Branch and game locations are split between North Branch and Forest Lake.
If 30 or more players sign up for a particular grade, an evaluation will be held for the coaches to preview the players and then a draft will take place to form 2 balanced teams. North Branch generally has 2 teams per grade.
The majority of the games are played in Forest Lake, North Branch and Chisago on Saturday mornings.
North Branch 7th and 8th graders play in the North Suburban Youth League. This league consists of teams seperated into geographic divisions from the Northern half of the Metro area. There will be try-outs with each team(s) to have approximately 25 - 30 members making the final roster. We will consider having more than one team per grade if there are enough players registered and coaches available.
This is a 10-game regular season league. Playoffs take place at the end of the regular season and the top teams in each division will make the playoffs. Games in this league may be during weeknights or on weekends. Home games are played at the North Branch Middle School.
Our Season Kickoff Camp will be held Sunday, July 29th from 5-7PM at Roger Johnson Field. All players on 4th through 8th grade teams are encouraged to attend this camp put on by the North Branch Youth Tackle Football Board, youth coaches and Xplode Sports Training. This is a free 2 hour camp.