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2017 Cobb Football (CFL) 2nd Grade Superbowl Champions!

Tackle Football

Registration is open for the 2018 season of Marietta Youth Tackle Football!

Marietta Youth Tackle Football is a member of the Cobb Football League which is "the official high school feeder program of Cobb County".  As part of CFL our youth compete against local rivals such as McEachern, Harrison, Walton, and other feeder program schools from across Cobb and into Paulding and North Fulton.

Please visit www.cobbfootball.com and click on the registration links in order to register for this season's football program.

The MYFL is under the guidance of Marietta High School Head Coach Richard Morgan and backed by the Marietta Touchdown Club.  We offer tackle football instruction, mentoring and development for players for K-5th grade.

Our program is Heads Up certified for concussion awareness and hitting contact techniques.

Our coaches are dedicated to our program and include outstanding Marietta community leaders and mentors. Most of our coaches have many years of experience in coaching and all of them volunteer an unbelievable amount of their personal time to be a part of our program.

Generally, tackle practices are each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during football season from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the MHS Practice Field side of the campus.  We also have an active spring and summer workout program to prepare for the season.

MYFL Tackle Games Schedule & Locations

The Tackle Game season schedule for 2017 will be published in the late summer after all programs have finished registration.  All games are governed by the Georgia High School rules of play. 

For the addresses of other CFL league programs, click the appropriate name below for directions.

Allatoona Buccaneers                                      North Paulding Wolfpack

East Paulding Raiders                                     Pope Greyhounds

Harrison Hoyas                                               Roswell

Kell Longhorns                                                Sprayberry Yellowjackets

McEachern Indians                                          Walton Raiders 

Lassiter Trojans                                                  Wheeler Wildcats

click to watch a USA Football Overview Video

Marietta Youth League is Heads Up Certified, Click HERE to watch an Overview Video


Here We Go... 2015 MYFL Blue Devil Season Begins!

Tackle Grades, Ages & Restricted Weights

Grade Age on Sept 1 Restricted Weight or above
K-1 5,6,7 75 lbs
2nd 7/8 85 lbs
3rd 8/9 105 lbs
4th 9/10 115 lbs
5th 10/11 130 lbs

Weigh In and Player Certification

Marietta tackle players will be weighed by their team prior to the August Jamboree and as a part of the Certification scheduled for August.  

The certification weight recorded for each player will determine if the player is considered "restricted" or not for the 2016 season. 

Tackle Football Weight Restrictions

A player who is over the weight limit the league designates for his division will wear a stripe on his helmet to indicate to the referee that he must play on the line of scrimmage in a 3- or 4-point stance. If not in a stance, a 5-yard penalty will be called.

On offense, the stripe means that the player must line up on the line of scrimmage from tackle to tackle.

No stripe player is allowed to advance the ball in any way. Once controlled by a stripe player, the ball is "dead".


K-1 Grade Team - Head Coach Randy Hawkins

Randy Hawkins is coaching his second year with the Blue Devil Football family.  Randy has 3 years of youth football coaching experience.    Their sons Jack and Jordon are Blue Devils playing for our 1st and 5th grade teams this season.

3rd Grade Team - Head Coach Clint Austin

Clint Austin is starting his fifth year coaching in the Marietta Youth Football League program and he and his wife have three children, two of whom play for Marietta football teams.  Clint has also coached youth baseball for several years and he and his wife have both been active in the children’s ministry at their church.  Previous to that, Clint worked as a trained volunteer child care provider and he has spent over twenty years reinvesting in children and youth.  Clint serves in the military reserves and has completed two active duty mobilizations.  In his professional life, Clint owns and runs Old Mountain Contracting Company that provides construction and landscaping services to government and private customers in northwest metro Atlanta.

4th Grade Team - Head Coach Lanorris Spaulding

Lanorris Spaulding joined the Blue Devil coaching staff in 2015 as the Head Coach. He brings 5 years of coaching experience from Georgia at the recreational and College Prep School level. He came to Marietta after coaching the West Chatham Wolverines in Savannah in 2014 where he served as the defensive coordinator. Prior to that he coached Line Backers at the Atlanta Sports Academy Prep College in Dawsonville, GA after being a head coach and defensive coordinator for the Sandy Springs Saints. Off the field Coach Spaulding “S” is a dedicated Case Coordinator for Devereux Treatment Network, Specialty Foster Care department. Coach “S” graduated from Argosy University with a BS degree in Psychology after attending Bethune-Cookman University after 2 years. In his free time, Coach “S” enjoys spending time with his family and educating others about the game of football.

5th Grade Team - Head Coach Harold A. Spann Jr.

Harold A. Spann Jr. will be beginning his fifth season with the Marietta Blue Devils.  He is a graduate of El Camino High School out of Oceanside, Ca. He played college football for Ventura College for 1991-1993 and moved to Marietta, Georgia in 1994. Coach Spann is currently the Seasonal Senior Operation Admin at Alorica. Coach Spann is engaged to Latoya Jacobs.  They have eight kids 6 girls and 2 boys. Elexus 20, Salihah 18, Danita 16, Samiya 10, Ashley 10, Jalynn 9, Jordan 8, and Elijah 3.

3rd Grade Team - Assistant Head Coach Cameron Woods

Cameron M. Woods is originally from Chicago, IL. He graduated from Avila University in Kansas City, MO with a B.S. in Business Administration and was a 4 Year Basketball Scholarship Athlete.

This is Coach Woods' sixth year coaching in the MYFL and he also has coached youth basketball for several years.

Coach Woods is married to Tonya S. Woods who is the Parent Coordinator for the MYFL. They have two boys who both play for Marietta teams.  

Tackle Athletic Director - Welsey Parkmond

5th Grade Head Coach

Wesley Parkmond will be going into his 3rd year as a coach and his 2nd as the Athletic Director. Originally from Waterbury, CT, he was an all-conference/all-city/all-state linebacker. In college he was a student athlete at Morehouse College and Georgia Institute of Technology. Professionally he manages Delta Air Line, Inc’s energy program in his role as their Energy Engineer.  Coach Parkmond is married to Anjaneen Parkmond and has 3 children, An-Nas (14), Amir (12) and Madison (8).

Assistant Athletic Director - Collis Clark

Collis Clark is in his 3rd year with the MYFL, serving all three years year as an Assistant Tackle Athletic Director. Originally from Decatur, Alabama, he played football and was an All-State Basketball player. He attended Oklahoma Christian University where he was a 4-time All Sooner Athletic Conference performer in basketball and earned his Degree in Business Admin. He currently works as an Investor Reporting Analyst for a national mortgage company. Clark, his wife Sandra and son, Collis II have lived in Marietta since 1996 and he also coaches youth basketball with Marietta Parks and Rec. His son Collis was a key member of Coach Burton’s 1st season at MHS and currently plays football and runs track at Lenoir Rhyne Univ. in North Carolina. Clark says, “I’m blessed to have this rewarding opportunity to work with the MYFL and these kids. I’m very excited about the direction and growth of the program. Let’s Go Blue!!”

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