St. JUDE FOOTBALL
The philosophy of the football program is to introduce boys to the skills, conditioning, and overall understanding of the unique aspects of the sport to allow them to continue playing in high school if they choose. In 3rd and 4th grade, emphasis is on skill development (stance, blocking, tackling, ball handling, etc.) and confidence as well as an introduction to conditioning. 5th and 6th graders are introduced to the more intricate areas of the game as well as higher skill level and conditioning requirements. Students in 7th and 8th, in addition to refined skill enhancement, are expected to understand the concept of teamwork and their specific contributions/sacrifices to the team’s overall success.
The fee for each student eligible to play football is $100.
The following forms are to be submitted with fees:
Each player is responsible for providing his own helmet and chin strap, mouth piece, practice jersey, shoulder pads, pants (both game and practice), and cleats. SJS jerseys will be provided by the athletic department. (Please see uniform care information under the Forms/Information tab on this website.)
The first day we are able to practice this year is August 10th; practices are called by our volunteer coaches and will be communicated via the website and/or email. We will practice for 5 days without shoulder pads, followed by 5 days with pads and helmets. August 24th is the first day we are allowed to practice with full pads (both shoulder and pants).