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2023 Football Season

Decatur Active Living will offer TACKLE FOOTBALL in the Fall.  Decatur Active Living will be fielding 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade tackle football teams for Fall of 2023. Teams will participate in the Georgia Football Association League (GFA)


Players will compete with players of similar age and size. The youth football league we play in sets and enforces strict age and weight  guidelines that reduce the risk and reality of injuries. Our coaches will teach and emphasize proper heads-up tackling techniques along with other safety-focused tactics for playing the game.

Our Goals

We focus on enhancing the self-esteem of every participant while striving to help each child develop fundamental skills, learn sportsmanship and have fun. We believe all players should feel themselves strongly supported by parents, coaches and teammates.

Information at a Glance 

  • Registration begins - Opens May 21

  • Parents - MeetingTBD

  • Practice Begins -

    • Conditioning will be held on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm.  

    • Practices begin in mid July on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and will be held at local fields in Decatur.

  • Fee

    • Residents $165;

    • Non-residents $200

  • Fees cover costs for game jersey, league fees, referees and insurance

  • Location

    • Our Decatur Bulldog Youth Teams will play in a Metro-Atlanta League. There will be home games played at DHS and away games.


Players must provide a copy of their birth certificate and proof of school grade for the 2023-2024 School Year. 


Costs and Equipment

Purchase your own or rent: Rental equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis for $60 with a $200 security deposit.

Equipment needed 

  • Helmet

  • Mouth Guard

  • Shoulder pads

  • Cup

  • Practice pants

  • Thigh, Hip and Knee Pads

  • Cleats


In person at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street (beginning May 20) or on line Community Pass


Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Want to share your love of sports and football with our future Bulldogs? We want you! Volunteer coaches must complete a coaches application and certification as well as pass a background check.


For more information contact:

Stacy Green:

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