Fall registration for Tykes on Spikes is Open!!

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

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(Participant Capacity 180)

Spring registration will open January 1st, 2018 

Tykes on Spikes Age Groups:

This programs if for boys and girls aged 3, 4 and 5 years old. No football experience is needed. 

Who: Aged 3-5 year old boys & girls from Saskatoon and 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 proper player to coach ratio. We begin with a fundamental movement warm up, circuit through 5 stations and finish with a cool down stretch. Our main focus is fun and skill development.

When: Sunday's from September 10th to October 15th. Practice dates are Sept 10th, 17th, 24th, Oct 1st & 15th. Sessions are 55-60 minutes in length. 

Where: Practices will be at SMF Field (1525 Ave P South). In the case of field booking conflict, we will use Cumberland Park as an alternative location. 

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

Cancellation Policy:

We have a $15 admin fee for removal of all players.
If program removal is injury related email 


Tykes Facebook Contest Rules - Win Free Entry into our Fall Program!

1. Visit our SMF Facebook page.

2. LIKE & SHARE the above Tykes on Spikes Facebook contest photo.

3. On your shared Tykes photo, COMMENT about the program and tag some friends who should join!

Follow the rules and you will be entered into a draw to win FREE ENTRY into our fall program.

We will draw two winners on August 22nd. For those who have already registered / paid, we will reimburse your league fees.

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Tykes Survey

If you have participated in our Tykes on Spikes program, please fill out this survey and let us know what you liked and how we can improve our program for the future! Click the link below:


Tykes on Spikes is the latest addition to the Saskatoon Minor Football Programming. This program is an introduction to Fundamental Sport Skills and Fundamental Football Skills using a fun collection of games and activities that keep youngsters active and instil a love for sport and football. This is a learn to play football camp and will be offered to any four and five year old boy or girl looking develop a flag football skill set and functional movement foundation. The program will consist of five sessions held on Sunday's in September and October at Cumberland Park. This camp will cover 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 lots of fun!!

2017 Fall Program


Location Cumberland Park:

All practices will be held at Cumberland Park on the corner of Cumberland Ave and 8th Street

Alternative location will be SMF Field (1525 Ave P South)

Practice Day / Length of Practice

Sunday's / 60 Minutes


Dates:                   Time:

Sept 10th                9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon
Sept 17th                9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon 
Sept 24th                9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon 
Oct 1st                   9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon
Oct 15th                 9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon

Program Cost:

  • Regular Registration: $75 - Until August 31st 2017
  • Late Registration: $100 - September 1st, 2017
  • Registration Closed:  September 8th , 2017



There will be 5 groups of 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 Hilltop, Huskie, Valkyrie Players.
We will be emailing all participants on in early Sept with grouping and times. If you have any requests or time preference email



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


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 with 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 flag football fun!!




Team SMF

Contact or 306-975-0848 if you have any questions.