Jaxson Lopez takes the sweep to the outside as the defenders look to take him down at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Aug. 16.


With fall  just around the corner, people from all over the country are getting ready for football season. Marysville is no different as the Marysville Youth Football League has begun practices and will be playing on the gridiron soon.

The MYFL has been gearing up for this next season as they held their camp in late July and kicked off their first practice on July 29. The league covers a wide range of ages, 5 to 14, and is open to all young athletes from the Marysville and Tulalip areas.

“The season is looking good so far and they’re out here working hard. They are getting really excited as we get closer to playing against other teams and showing what they can do out there on the field. The biggest thing we want to focus on at this age is making sure that they know how to tackle properly to minimize any injuries or accidents. It’s all about fundamentals at this level, so we start with tackling and then get into how to properly take handoffs and things like that,” said MYFL President Tyler Hodgin.

The teams in the MYFL got their first taste of action last weekend as they held their jamboree at Snohomish High School from Aug. 17-18. This was their last chance to put it together on the field before the regular season opens up on Aug. 24.

“I love working with the kids. There is not a price you can put on seeing the excitement of a kid after they make a big play or accomplish something for themselves. After stepping up as President, my whole life is youth football and I’m happy to do everything I can to give back to these kids,” said Hodgin.

This season, Hodgin has taken on the role of MYFL President for the first time and has put an emphasis on player safety and development. Registration for this year is currently closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan for next season. The registration fee is $230 for the first player, $180 for each additional player, and opens up in March.

If you want to learn more about the MYFL then you can check out their website at or email Krissy Hodgin at


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