​Equipment:

*Helmet, pads, game pants are provided and must be returned at the end of the season.  
You will need to provide cleats, practice pants, mouth guard, and water bottle.

Players will also receive a free Bucs t-shirt.

* Security deposit may be required.



Eligibility:

This is a Fall co-ed sports program, that begins in August ( all players must complete 10 practices to be allowed to play in the **Jamboree).  Players need to be in 2nd to 8th grade (this upcoming fall school year).


Description by Grade :


Flag - Grade: 2nd/3rd & 4th 

This is an introduction to flag with the sole purpose of teaching kids the fundamentals of football. Our goal is for the kids to learn how to be safe, understand teamwork, learn the game, have fun, and want to return to play football the following season.  They wear a full uniform. 

Tackle - 5th/6th: Junior Varsity & Varsity

This is an introduction to contact/tackle football with the sole purpose of teaching kids the fundamentals. Our goal is for the kids to learn how to be safe, learn the game, have fun, and want to return to play football the following season. 

  7th/8th: Junior Varsity & Varsity

This is an instructional contact/tackle team where we begin to emphasize healthy competition and continue to have fun. It is the regular season record of the 7/8 Team that determines the seeding / playoffs in the NVYFL  state tournament. 



Practices/Games:


Initially,  in the last 2 weeks of August there will be a daily  practice ( M-F  early evening, some make ups on weekend) this will allow players to be eligible to play in the Milton Jamboree. The **Jamboree is a series of  scrimmages against other teams to help  players get used to playing games. 

After the initial practice period,   team practices range from 2-3 per week ( this depends on their grade).  They will have one game per week




Other Info:

Parents are welcomed to stay for practice or drop off. Whatever you are most comfortable with. 




GENERAL INFORMATION


The CSSU Buccaneers Youth Football program's philosophy is to provide a safe and positive environment so that your child has the best possible experience. We provide an organized program that participates with the Northern Vermont Youth Football League. We have experienced coaches certified by Heads Up / USA Football  , the same program used in the NFL.  Safety is our #1 priority! Our program also benefits from a strong and dedicated volunteer group that works hard to keep things running smoothly. Together with teamwork, these efforts are in the best interest of the kids and gives them memories that will last a lifetime!  

Come join the Fun!!