BANTAM (Ages 13-15*not entering high school)

Spring NFL Flag Football

Our NFL Flag Football teams are open to all players based on age, regardless of gender, experience. Players practice footwork, eye-hand coordination, catching, throwing and other techniques during their weekly practices, and they test those skills on weekend game days. These athletes learn the fundamentals of football movement, terminology, routes and more while learning to work in unison. Our Novice Flag program is designed to develop skills, provide a basic understanding of football terminology, and will allow players to expand their skills. Our flag program is designed to benefit athletes that are interested in moving into tackle football, as well as for those that prefer non-contact.

Practices begin mid April, games begin the first weekend in May and wrap up mid June.

Fall Tackle Football

9-A-Side Tackle Format

The goal of the Bantam program is to provide a safe, fun and team environment where our players can further their skills, their game knowledge and their fitness levels while playing in a much more competitive environment. Less time is spent on the fundamentals of the game and much more time is spent on the Playbook, reading the field and special teams. There is a greater focus on being competitive at this level.

Our Bantam program is the culmination of our Atom and Peewee programs, but NEW players are always welcome!  As there is less time spent on the fundamentals at this level, players are encouraged to join the Spring Trainings and to participate in other football training events. Please speak to the Coaches to see if additional training can be arranged – PLEASE keep in mind that our Coaches are volunteers.

All Bantam players are provided equal training and developmental opportunity at practice.  Game time is determined by skill level, competitor, effort and attitude.  The goal of our field staff, and of the Buffaloes Football Association is player safety at all times.  If we believe that there is a chance a player could be injured – they will NOT play.  If you are concerned about play time, you are invited to speak to us. 

Practices are typically from 6pm to 8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays starting August 1. Games are always held on the weekends, starting the third weekend in August, and may include long weekends. Season and playoffs go into in November. Games are played against teams in the Capital District Minor Football Association region. 

Pre-season practices are in June. There is NO football at any of our levels in July – Enjoy the summer.

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