2018 Spring 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)

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 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 fun and skill development. 

When: Sunday's from May 6th to June 10th. Practice dates are May 6th, 13th, 27th, June 3rd & 10th. 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 emphasize 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.

Cost: $100 - Late fees will start March 15th, 2018.

Cancellation Policy:

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


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 Sports Skills and Fundamental Football Skills using 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 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 Sundays in May and June at SMF Field. 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!!



2018 Spring Program


Location: SMF FIELD (Alternative location will be Cumberland Park)


Dates:                    Time:

May 6th                   9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon

May 13th                 9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon 

Mothers Day Brunch will be offered Sunday, May 14th, at the Gordie Howe Sports Centre! More details coming soon...


May 27th                 9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon - Location Cumberland Park

June 3rd                  9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon

June 10th                9-10am 10-11am 11am-Noon 



Regular Registration Fees: $100 (Until March 15th)

Late Registration Fees: Start on March 15th

Registration Closed April 1st, 2018


Location: SMF Field (1525 Ave P South)


Practices: 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 May with grouping and times. If you have any requests or time preference email


Equipment: The only equipment a participant needs is a pair of running shoes, soccer or football cleats. We will be giving out player t-shirts at 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!"

Team SMF


Contact if you have any questions.