Scarborough Youth Football

2023 First Down Camp


Welcome to the 2023 First Down Camp

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, and sign up for participation.

Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. 

$50 equipment deposit is required, but will be refunded once equipment is returned


Thank you for registering for First Down Camp!


First Down Camp – Open to current 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. (Saturdays and Sundays in April)

First Down camp is a 5-week program that introduces players to tackle football without player-to-player contact from USA Football certified coaches ( Players get to wear shoulder pads, helmets and jerseys, and experience catching, running and passing with gear on. Players will get fitted for helmets and shoulder pads. will run thru a series of tackling, blocking, catching and throwing drill stations and each session will end with a game of flag with equipment on (no contact.) Players will engage tackling dummies not player/player contact. The program is intended to simulate what a tackle practice involves and allow players to become familiar with equipment and rules. Players will participate in drills and end each session with a non-contact, flag football game in helmets and shoulder pads. The goal of the Spring First Down Camp is to demonstrate safe tackle practices and let players experience playing flag football in tackle gear in a non-contact, non-collision environment and expose families to what responsible tackle football looks like. Here is a video of last Summer’s First Down Camp to get an idea.


All sessions will take place at Gorham Sports Complex @ 215 Narragansett St, Gorham, ME 04038

Each session will last for 1 hour.




Please direct questions to:

Secretary Scarborough Youth Football