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Marion Youth Football Parents & Friends,

We are excited to announce Marion Youth Football is coming back to southern Illinois! The HUB Recreation Center has entered into an agreement to create a new league called the Junior South 7 Football Conference with the following communities: Marion, Carbondale, Centralia and Mt. Vernon

This will reduce travel and gas expenses for families while supporting area football programs. Not much has changed in the way of how the game is played and we are guaranteed three home games this season. We will be consolidating 5th and 6th Grade to one team and 7th and 8th Grade to another team rather than four total teams.

Practice will also be starting sooner than anticipated. Please see the practice and tentative game schedule below.

Marion Youth Tackle Travel Football 2022

Marion Youth Tackle Football welcomes all children who are eligible to play. Our program helps to enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, Marion Youth Football programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives.

Marion Youth Football exists to use football and a respect for education to develop strong, smart, responsible, healthy young men and women. We give them experiences that build their appreciation and understanding of leadership, teamwork and discipline.

All 5th thru 8th grade students are eligible. Marion residency is not required.

All players will need their own football cleats. Players will be able to rent all other equipment (helmets, shoulder pads, pants, pads, etc.) for $40.  

Registration: MAY 2 - JUNE 27

Late Registration: June 28 - July 8* ($15 Late Fee Incurred)

REGISTER ONLINE: www.MarionYouthSports.org 

Must register by July 8 to participate. No exceptions.

Registration Fee: $60/Player

Payment required at the time of online registration. No exceptions.

Equipment Fee: $40/Player

*Payment & copy of birth certificate required to receive equipment. No exceptions.


Monday, June 27 at The HUB Recreation Center (Back door #6)

8TH GRADE: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

*Cannot play at this level if 15 years old prior to Oct. 1st, 2022

7TH GRADE: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

*Cannot play at this level if 14 years old prior to Oct. 1st, 2022

6TH GRADE: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

*Cannot play at this level if 13 years old prior to Oct. 1st, 2022

5TH GRADE: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

*Cannot play at this level if 12 years old prior to Oct. 1st, 2022

Late Registration Equipment Checkout: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. July 9 at The HUB

Questions? Contact Josh Haynes at 


Conditioning Camp July 11th – 15th 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Practice Starts July 18th – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and *Fridays

Practice Times 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Practice Location: Field Next to First Church of God (1409 Broeking Rd)

*Friday Practices will cease at the start of Marion High School football season






August 6th



August 13th



August 20th

Mt. Vernon


August 27th



September 3rd



September 10th


Mt. Vernon

September 17th

Championship Game @ SIU Arena