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 Fall Season 2023 Registration  opened 5/1/2023 and is closed as of 5/25/23.  We are amazed at the demand for JDL and are at capacity at 200 athletes. 

Registration for Fall 2024 will open 5/1/2024.


All Parents need to download the JDL Providence Football Band app for league wide pre and in season communication: This will be used for all communication including field changes, lightning delays, and announcements.  

See Link Below:

There is a calendar on this website and band that you can download as ical or google cal that is updated throughout the season. 

passcode for Parent zoom meeting 2023


IMPORTANT REMINDER: All player physicals must be completed and submitted before the first practice (July 29, 2023). 

Any physical Form from a doctor's office is adequate or you can use the FHSAA physical form. 

Please submit the completed physical forms  to

2021 Division 1

Division 1(rising 2-3rd graders)

Division 1(Rising 2-3rd graders) will be playing full equipment limited contact(Tacklebar) division.   See video below.

JDL Providence Football

Welcome to Junior Development League Football!

JDL football is an innovative youth tackle football program developed to promote the game of tackle football to young players of various age, weight and ability levels. The JDL philosophy is "player centric" and implemented in a manner that assures a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. All players will get the opportunity to learn all aspects of tackle football including the basic fundamentals required to effectively compete on the field. JDL Football promotes physical fitness through healthy competition.  All players will enjoy abundant and meaningful playing time by getting the opportunity to learn and play every football position.

Players compete against each other in equitable and competitively balanced situations. As a result, all participants in JDL football derive significant benefit from the experience by developing new skills, gaining increased confidence, self-respect and self-worth, all while learning valuable life lessons including sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment, acceptance of discipline and the respect of others. 

All JDL coaches are trained and certified by USA football. Coaches are trained to teach players "heads up" blocking and tackling techniques which is intended to reduce injuries and promote safety. All coaches are also trained on the latest player safety protocols.

JDL Football Mission

The mission of Junior Development League Football is to provide a safe environment in which children have an equal opportunity to learn, play and enjoy the game of tackle football. Essential to the mission are:

  • Player development & balanced competition
  • Abundant and meaningful playing time for all
  • Positive reinforcement
  • A focus on fundamentals
  • A unique coaching strategy


Official Medical Provider for JDL Providence Football

Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Click on the video below to learn more about the JDL Football program.

JDL Providence Football Coaching Staff 2023

Helmet Fitting at Mayo Clinic, Coach Scott and son Spencer Haak 2019

Scott Haak President

JDL Providence Football