Sharks Launch Youth Arena Football League

Sharks Youth Football Kicks Off in 2023

JACKSONVILLE, FL- The Jacksonville Sharks are proud to announce the launch of their first-ever Sharks Youth Arena Football League, offering families the unique opportunity to have kids ages 6-12 compete in arena style tackle football. Sharks head coach Jason Gibson will be one of many Sharks coaches, players, and staff that will spearhead this exciting program that will have four age-based divisions with up to eight teams playing in each division. The Sharks Youth Football League will host 6U birth year (2017-2018), 8U birth year (2015-2016), and 10U (birth year 2013-2014) and its oldest division 12U birth year (2011-2012). The league will have teams competing in Duval, Nassau, Clay, and Saint Johns County with the opening games to kick off April 29th, 2023 with the season finale championship weekend set for July 24th, 2023 on the Sharks field at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Sharks Youth Arena Football League is part of the Jacksonville Sharks 501c3 nonprofit organization & dedicated to moving the lives of those touched by the fundamentals of teamwork, sportsmanship, empathy, and camaraderie showcased through the sport of football. This “Go Out And Tackle” (G.O.A.T) initiative emphasizes youth athletes doing their best in all aspects of their lives by tackling each day with 100% effort. Promoting no matter your goals or obstacles to go out and do the best that you can. The concept looks for long-term benefits towards youth development from field to classroom to household.

The Sharks are looking for dedicated youth coaches that are looking for an opportunity to coach any of the four age groups (6U,8U,10U,12U) in the Sharks Youth Arena Football League team. If you are interested in coaching or currently have a team looking to join visit: Registration for athletes will be announced at a later date. For any questions email or call 904-621-0700 ext. 705.

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The 2019 & 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions play all their home games at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks season tickets for the 2023 season are now available. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at