USA Football
5/6 Tackle

5-6 Football is the beginning of the tackle version of our program and serves youth in grades 5 and 6. In the Northern Vermont Youth Football League, player positions are governed by player weight which directs coaches in positioning the players. We are committed to teaching a wide variety of age specific fundamentals, building upon the playbook learned at the Flag level and learning responsibilities that enhance the player’s football experience. We strive to provide an equal opportunity to learn the game during practices. At this level coaches will begin to challenge players to strive to learn more and show an understanding of tackle football. A basic age appropriate conditioning program is introduced that incorporates football movement while improving the cardiovascular system. Our coaches are committed to strive to keep the sport fun and interesting. Game playing time is provided to all players. Those players that begin to show a greater understanding of the sport will usually see more time than those who still need skill development. In general, players graduating this level will know sufficient skills to play at the next, more advanced 7-8 level. The 5-6 coaching staff will have more specific information about their programs and practices at the first practice.


Practice Schedule

All Patriots teams will be practicing at the Fairfax Rec Park across from the high school.

5/6  Practices are now Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Game Schedule

Other than those indicated as night games, begin at 8 AM. Players should arrive at the field and ready to warm-up 1/2 hour before game time! GO PATRIOTS!

All home games are played at Fairfax Rec Park. Directions for away games can be found at Please have players at the field at least 1/2 hour before start time for warm ups.