2020 Spring Tykes on Spikes registration will open January 1st!!

Click the link below ensure your space in our learn to play, fun, fundamental football program.

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(Participant Capacity 180)

Who: Aged 3-6-year-old boys & girls from Saskatoon and the surrounding area. 

What: Learning football fundamentals through a variety of skill stations and activities. We create groups of 8-10 participants with 2 coaches per group for a proper player to coach ratio. We begin with a fundamental movement warm-up and circuit through 5 stations and finish with a cool-down stretch. Our main focus is on fun and skill development. 

When: Sunday's in May & June

Where: Practices will be at SMF Field (1525 Ave P South Saskatoon Sk). The alternative location is Cumberland Park

Why: For youth to get active, healthy, learn football skills and have fun. We emphasize skill development, player safety, and football fundamentals. We teach the importance of participation and cooperation. Our coaches do a great job creating a positive and fun football experience for all our participants.

Cost: $100 - Additional late fees will start on April 1st, 2020.

Cancellation Policy:

We have a $50 admin fee for removal of all players.


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Please fill out this 3 minute survey and let us know what you liked and how we can improve our program. Click the link below:

2019 Fall Tykes Survey

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The Tykes on Spikes program is the newest addition to the Saskatoon Minor Football offerings. This program is in its 4th year and is an introduction to Foundational Movement Skills and Fundamental Football Skills. We use a fun collection of games and activities that keep youngsters active and instill a love of sport and football. This is a learn to play program and will be offered to any three, four or five-year-old boy or girl looking to develop football skills and fundamentals. The program will consist of five sessions held on Sundays in May and June at SMF Field. Our practices teach skills like carrying, catching, and throwing the football as well as flagging, running, jumping, and moving the body with speed, balance, and control. We will coach in a progressive manner building on a week-to-week basis with our main focus on having fun!!

2020 Spring Program


Open January 1st, 2020


SMF FIELD - 1525 Ave P South (formerly Gordie Howe Bowl  // Alternative location will be Cumberland Park

Dates:                    Time:

May 3rd                  9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon
May 10th                9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon 

Mothers Day Brunch will be offered Sunday, May 10th, after practice at the Gordie Howe Sports Centre at SMF Field. More details coming soon

May 24th                 9-10am10-11am 11am-Noon
May 31st                 9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon 
June 7th                  9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon 


Regular Registration Fees: $100 (Until April 1st)
Late Registration Fees: $150 start on April 1st
Registration Closed: May 1st, 2020


There will be 5 groups of 8-10 Tykes starting at either 9:00 am, 10:00 am or 11:00 am. Each practice will consist of a warm-up and participating in five football fundamental skill stations. Each group will rotate from station to station learning skills through football drills. We will finish with a cool-down stretch.
All practices will be 55-60 minutes in length.
Your young football players will be coached by current or past high school, Hilltop, Huskie, or Valkyrie football players.
We will be emailing all participants in early May with group colours and times. If you have any requests or time preferences email


The only equipment a participant needs is a pair of running shoes, soccer or football cleats. We will be giving out player t-shirts in the first practice so please arrive 15 minutes early to your session. We will email each group with their time and jersey colour in late April!

Lead Instructor:

Matt Yausie will be leading these sessions with the help of current High School, Hilltop, Huskie, & Valkyrie players. Matt has a lifetime of football playing and coaching experience. He has coached in the SMF league in both flag and tackle, as well as in the KFL, CIS and currently coaches with Aden Bowman Senior Football Team and The Saskatoon Hilltops. Matt is certified by Football Canada as a Master Learning Facilitator for Intro to Competition in Flag Football, has a Kinesiology degree and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist designation. 
 Here is a message from Matt:
 “We are really excited to offer our new grassroots football program for the young footballer players of Saskatoon! This program will introduce a variety of fundamental football skills as well as teach children how to run, jump, land, and change direction.  Most importantly we are going to have lots of fun. See you on the field!"


We will practice in all types of weather except lightning and extreme conditions. Always be prepared by having appropriate clothing, hats, sunscreen, umbrellas etc. 

Team SMF
Contact if you have any questions.