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.
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.
The fee for each student eligible to play football is $100.