|John Hudson||Head Coach|
(Player turns 8, 9 or 10 during the Calendar Year)
6 on 6 - Tackle Format
The goal of our Atom program is to provide a safe, positive and educational environment for players to learn the fundamentals of football. The skill of tackling is broken down step by step following safe tackling guidelines so that players learn proper technique. The goal of the Atom program is 100% Developmental. Winning is a bonus, but it is NOT our main priority.
Atoms enjoy skills fun, an introduction to the game and lots of developmental opportunity in both practice and game formats. Games are introduced in late August / early September and are played against other Atom teams in the CDMFA (Capital District Minor Football Association) region.
During the Pre-season (May & June), Atoms practice Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 7:30 or 8:00pm. Once equipment has been distributed, all practices are full equipment.
There is NO football at any of our levels in July - Happy Holidays!
During the regular season, August to October, Atoms will practice from 6pm to 8pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (*NOTE: Coaches may opt to end practice earlier at this age level. Please attend your Team Meeting, or see your Team Manager/Liaison for more information). Games are always held on the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.