The 5th Grade tackle program is divided into 2 equally split up 5th grade teams. Each team is an 11-player full contact on a regular sized 100 yard field. Teams are between 17-21 players depending on registrations. At this level, players are well aware of the Heads UP football tackling and blocking techniques, and they are becoming more proficient with the rules of the game. Starting in 5th grade, the coaches are not allowed on the field for plays, so the teams start to learn how call plays from huddle or call the defense on the field. The teams compete in games played against other teams in the Metro East Youth Football Program. These teams will typically practice 3 times per week with an approximate start time of 6pm at Cottage Grove Middle School and games are usually on the weekends. Practices begin at the start of August with the regular season game schedule beginning a month later.
As an alternative to tackle football, we offer flag football. These teams play 7 on 7 in the Woodbury Athletic Association.