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We are excited you are here and have interest in reviewing the Orono Youth Football Program. Football has so much to offer and we hope you get you all the information you need here on our website but we do know it is hard to express all the concepts and benefits of football and the Orono youth Program. As a starter, we begin with some of the best coaches in youth sports whose primary concern is about the student athlete. Orono Youth Football (OYF) is dedicated to helping young people in grades 2nd through 8th learn the fundamentals of football while learning the value of teamwork and have fun doing it.

Please review the website for the information you are looking for; if you can not find it please email us and we will get you the information right away.

For the 2019 season, we have a lot of new and exciting things going in the program with the sole idea of making our program the best it can be for the Orono youth football player who maybe on the journey to participating on Friday nights in the future.

Boys of Fall

The Risk - Benfit Threshold of Football

Today you hear many stories of the dangers of football and the fear of head injuries. There is no doubt football is a game of heavy contacts, and there are bodily results to those contacts. The effect of these messages is parents decide to avoid the risk of football without truly understanding the amount of risk, how that risk compares to other activities and the benefit or reward from this ultimate team game.  We are not here to convince you one way or another but to provide you some facts about the information that is available and to understand some of its biases.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hebrew 11:1 
"One Dream, One Team
Raise as One"

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 2020 Play Hard be More

"One Dream,  One Team - Rise as ONE" !!




Posted On: 01/28/20 1:28 AM

Orono Football: One Team

The Orono Spartans’ football program was not in dire straits. They had not been under .500 since 2011, but shortly before the 2019 season began, the school felt the program needed to go in another direction. To lead the Spartans in this new direction, the school selected long-time Orono coach Joe McPherson. With football, the school and the community, the Spartans are working toward becoming one team.

McPherson grew up and started his football career in Nebraska.  

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Congratulations, Danny Striggow!

Orono Youth Football is excited for one of it own and would like to say "way to go"  to former OYF player, Danny Striggow for his commitment to the Golden Gophers! We know your journey has just begun but it's time to Row The Boat, Danny!!  

Orono Football players practice more than football



Congratulations to   Wes McClain,   Ethan Tulkki,   Lucas DeSousa   and   Koen Howell
for their hard work and dedication to helping others.

The players just received a $5,000 grant from the Randy Shaver Foundation for the production of a cancer port shirt for children.  They had a 3-minute presentation in front of the Cancer Foundation Board (Randy Shaver, physicians, and local business leaders).  They were fantastic and represented Orono extremely well.  The grant will be used to produce about 300 port access shirts for local hospitals. Thank you for representing Orono Football so well. Way to go!!


“One Dream, One Team – Rise as ONE”


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