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Northwest Valley Ducks football is intro to tackle football. It is open to all kids that are anticipating to attend MVU Middle/High School in the future which include Swanton, Highgate, Franklin, Alburgh and any surrounding towns. This program is supported by Swanton Recreation

Registration: Monday May 1st- Monday August 21st
Cost: $50
Start Date: Monday August 14th
End Date: Saturday October 14th
Time: 6-7:30pm

Helpful questions.
What is intro to tackle?
-This program will introduce blocking and tackling techniques in the safest possible way. All coaches will be USA Football certified in Blocking and Tackling to ensure proper techniques  are taught correctly using best practice methods. The game is limited in what defenses can do and will be played on a smaller field. Weight limits will be in place to ensure player safety. Kids 110lbs or under will be able to be Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers. Kids 115lbs or under will be able to be a pass catching Tight End. Defense does not have weight restrictions so the coaches will use best judgement in putting kids in the best position possible to succeed. 

What will my player learn?
-Your player will learn the most basic fundamentals on how to block and tackling in the game of football. They will also get an opportunity to compete using their techniques learned throughout the year. They will learn self confidence, respect for others and develop teamwork. 

Is there equipment?
-Yes. We have purchased helmets, shoulder pads, integrated football pants and jerseys for all players. All equipment will be returned to the Rec. department at the end of the season. Any equipment that is not returned will result in an invoice sent to guardians of the player.

What will my player need?
-Mouth guard, cleats and water bottle. Any additional football equipment will not be provided such as football gloves, forearm pads etc.

When is it?
-Practices will begin August 14th and the season will end by October 14th. There will be 2-3 practices a week during the regular season. We will practice at Swanton Rec. which is located at 16 Jewett Street at the lower soccer field.

Week of August 14th: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. 6-7:30pm
Week of August 21st: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. 6-7:30pm
Week of August 28th: Tuesday, Thursday 6-7:30, Friday 6-7

***Starting the week of August 28th 5/6 will be practicing three times a week with a game on Saturday mornings.

Will there be games?
-Game 1: 9/9 @ St. Albans- 8am
-Game 2: 9/16 Home v North Country- 9am
-Game 3: 9/23 Home v Fairfax Patriots- 8am
-Game 4: 9/30 Home v St. Johnsbury Rodliff Raiders- 9am
-Game 5: 10/07 @ Upper Valley Berserkers- 9am

Who are the coaches?
-Allen Jacobs from Highgate will be the head coach for the 2023 season. Payton Tardy, Nate Supernault. We are actively looking for more volunteers to be assistants on the staff. Each coach will need to pass an annual background check and USA Football Certifications. If you are interested in coaching please contact Nick Michaud at athletics.swantonrec@gmail.com

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-Please visit the Northwest Valley Ducks Youth Football page for more streamlined info

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Intro to Tackle Football 
N/A 5 - 6   08/14/2023 - 10/14/2023

$50.00 Res, $50.00 Non-Res
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