Upper Cape Spartans

We consider ourselves the premier youth football and cheerleading program on Cape Cod. We are the only no limits Division 1 American Youth Football program in the area. We are a USA Heads Up Football program and Positive Coaching Alliance partners.

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Upper Cape Spartans
11 Market Street #157
Mashpee, Massachusetts, 02649
Phone: 1-855-482-7293
Email: info@UpperCapeSpartans.com
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In 480 BC
The Spartan King gathered 300 Spartans.

Only the strongest, bravest men of the royal bodyguard were taken to defend Sparta against a foreign invader.

Nearly 2500 years later, the Spartans are remembered for their courage, discipline, strength, teamwork and their culture of “no retreat, no surrender.” We carry on the tradition of the Spartans, in our namesake and in our approach of developing young men and women into exceptional members of our community.

Are you ready to become one of the 300 Upper Cape Spartans?

It’s FREE! Thanks to the amazing work of our fundraising committee,volunteers, donors and corporate sponsors, we have been able to eliminate registration fees to join the 2017 Upper Cape Spartan cheer or football teams.

Join our mailing list and like us on Facebook, to stay up-to-date on the happenings in Sparta.

Prior to registering, please note the following:

  • 7th and 8th graders who are eligible to play Jr. High School football for their town, are highly encouraged to do so. Per S.O.P UCS-23, Mashpee residents entering 7th or 8th grade are not eligible to play for the Upper Cape Spartans. Read more here.  Falmouth 8th graders are eligible to play freshman football for Falmouth.
  • Football teams are limited to 36 players. Players will be rostered according to order of registration. Once a team has reached the maximum, subsequent registrations will be added to a waiting list.
  • You will be required to attend a mandatory parent meeting prior to the start of the season to complete required paperwork.  (pro-tip: join our mailing list , follow the Spartans on Facebook and check the calendar periodically)
  • You are responsible for required football / uniform items such as socks, undershirts, bloomers & bows (we provide helmets, pads, jerseys, etc.)
  • Tackle football practice is Monday-Thursday 5:30-7:30 until school starts, at which point we remove Monday practices.
  • The regular season runs into late October. Our football teams and cheer squads often compete in playoffs and regionals into November.

Still have questions? See our frequently asked questions page or contact us.

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What you can expect for the 2017 Season

Welcome to the new standard in youth sports.

In 2012, we started from scratch and created a youth football and cheerleading association with the kids in mind.

None of this is really about football. We’re going to get scored on eventually and lose a game, and that doesn’t mean anything. What I hope we’re doing is sending kids into life who know that every day means something. Sure we like our football around here, but we truly believe it takes a whole town to raise a child, and that’s worth a whole lot more.” – Roger Barta

Yes we love football, yet our mission is to use the educational power of youth football to help children in Falmouth, Bourne, Mashpee and Sandwich to reach their highest potential. We were founded on the belief that youth sports are often too narrowly focused on developing athletes when the emphasis should be on having fun, while learning.

Every day on the football or cheerleading practice field is an opportunity to learn about teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, perseverance, and dedication. Welcome to Sparta.

  • 2016 9U Blackstone Valley Superbowl Champions | 2016 8U Blackstone Valley Cup Winners
  • Division 10, 12, 14 Cheerleading Blackstone Valley Champions (First Place)
  • USA Heads Up Football Certified Coaches
  • Character, Academics & Leadership (CAL) program
  • “No Limits” All-American Youth Football. We won’t deny a player the chance to play or make a player “play up” against older kids because of his weight.
  • 2015 9U & 11U Brian Deighan Memorial Cup Winners
  • 2015 12U playoff contenders
  • 2015 BVYFC Cheer Champions & Regional Contenders
  • 2014 10u & 12u Blackstone Valley Conference playoff contenders
  • 2014 Division 10 & 13 Cheerleading Champions

Still have questions? See our frequently asked questions page or contact us.


Can’t even think of one negative thing to say about entire the program or the selfless people who give all of their “free” time to mentor our players/children!
Erin D.
This organization is the best !! It’s a family atmosphere and I am so thankful for everyone that donates there time !!! You’re awesome !!!!! Best coaches ever !!!!!
Leah T.
Love everything this program has to offer!!!
Savanna P.
Great organization to be a part of as well as coach.
James T.
Great program for the kids! My boys love playing football for the Spartans!
Kimberly M.
I wanted to take a minute to let you know how impressed…I am with the league. The weekly themes with emails are a great way to tie the excitement they get on the field with the responsibility needed to get there. We also like the weekly eligibility forms for the teachers and parents. My son is dyslexic and has struggled a lot with school the past two years. Knowing that his football coach and teachers are communicating has changed his attitude towards school. He seems more determined to succeed. So Thank You for doing a great job. You are definitely making a difference.
Kate R.
My son is loving the sport now more than ever and has a confidence I have never seen before. He is respectful of his team mates, and sings their praises constantly.
Jennifer D.
…[The coach] is teaching our children more than just football he’s teaching them teamwork, good sportsmanship, hard work, and respect…
Stephanie G.
This program is what other teams should strive to be, and strive to duplicate. I have had a first hand account of how this program shape these young men. After one of the games that my son played in. We walked towards our and car my son made a point to high five each kid from the other team and say to them “good job out there”. Now to most it doesn’t seem like much but a 7 year old who takes it upon himself to show sportsmanship on as well as off the field is a great compliment to this organization and its staff. To see the parents of the opposing team stop with a look of amazement and say to us that is so sweet makes me a proud parent and proud to be part of the UCS Organization…
James T.
We love The Upper Cape Spartan youth football program. This was my 6 yr.olds first experience playing football. Everyone from the coaches to the families involved are 100% dedicated to these kids. My son learned to be positive, to be a team player, to work hard, to be tough and to never give up. I am very very impressed with the program and highly recommend all young men and women to give The Upper Cape Spartans a try.
Susan O.
This is exactly how a Youth Football Org should be run.
Scott R.
Great program teaching kids how to be successful on and off the field!
Lindsay S.
What a great organization. I’m a so proud to be part of this.
Bobby S.
☆Upper Cape Spartans are an amazing organization and group of down to earth people. I can’t stress enough how much of a positive affect each coach, assistant coach, parent, and all involved have had on my 6yr old son. They teach, they care, they are dedicated. Thank you to this amazing program! ☆
Susan O.
great families great coaches great ball…
Paula D.
After attending the parent meeting and learning more about the program I realized they were teaching more than just football; they are pushing for success in school and at home as well as on the field…As the season progressed I began to notice some changes in my son…He made more of an effort. He was excelling in school. He truly thrived off of the praise he received from his coaches and teammates.
Lindsay S.
I love our coaches!!!! [My son] told me that they make him believe in himself…I almost cried!
Sarah T.
thanks to a great bunch of people who are participating in the greatest game in the world and teaching young men and women about the ups and downs of life through playing a fun game. This program deserves community support 100% . It is teaching more than football.
Bruce C.
This is a football organization that was created to teach far more than just football. The founders of the Upper Cape Spartans were coaches who understood that football provides life lessons that are simply unavailable through most other youth sports and activities, and they sought out best practices from across the country to build a great organization for the kids. The Upper Cape Spartans organization was founded on concepts of integrity and the development of leadership and character. This is an organization that respects and recognizes academic accomplishment alongside athletic accomplishment. I wouldn’t hesitate to have my child participate in this program.
Coach John Koester
The Upper Cape Spartans are a first class organization that not only teaches football and cheerleading to children aged 5 through 15, but stresses academics, the development of leadership characteristics, and the principles of good sportsmanship.

Strong leadership and dedicated volunteers make this a great organization to be involved with.

Bill G.
We are so happy we found this organization and only wished we found it sooner. I have nothing negative to say at all. My boys will definitely be back next year to play football and my daughter for cheerleading. Thank you to all the people who make this possible for our little ones.
Ashley S.
Best organization ever run by some really awesome people! We couldn’t be more happier with the spartan team! The kids love it!
Sarah T.
Love this program!! Amazing coaches and amazing athletes !!
Sarah B.
Finally a children’s sports organization that is ALL about the children and the sport! We are a football and cheer family and couldn’t be happier with the progress both kids have made personally and athletically!
Jennifer D.
One thing is for sure these boys (on all of our teams) play hard, have awesome attitudes and are great sportsmen. What an awesome program. The coaches all deserve a big hand for helping to structure these boys into being kind smart and treating all with respect! Thank you.
Tabatha T.
We had an amazing season and the coaches definitely touched my heart with how much they gave to the kids!! But we will definitely be back next year and I can’t wait!!!
Debra H.
In just a few short weeks I have watched a group of boys become a winning team. It is the fundamentals of team work, sportsmanship , hard work and most of all RESPECT that these boys are learning that they will carry on through their years as football players and into life.
James A.
My review of the Upper Cape Spartans will be a little bit different than most whereas my 8 year old son played AGAINST the Upper Cape Spartans in the Norton Black Knights’ inaugural 2014 season. I must say whenever we saw the Upper Cape Spartans play they were beyond professional, prepared, competitive, athletic, and always great sports. That can be attributed to the parents, coaches, and Upper Cape Spartans’ leadership. I am proud to know of such an organization and look forward to any interactions on or off the field.
Jeff S.
The Upper Cape Spartans is more than just a football organization. They not only teach children how to play football they also teach them leadership, sportsmanship, character, responsibility, accountability, and teamwork. They recognize each players accomplishments on and off the field with emphasis on academics…
Katelyn R.

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