ABOUT ATOM BULLDOGS

Players eligible born in 2010, 2011, 2012

Atom program: ages 8-10

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 year will look quite a bit different then the below regular season information. Please reach out if you have any questions swatombulldogs@gmail.com.

Players cannot turn 11 before December 31 of the playing year. There are no try-outs for the Atom program. All Atom age players will be able to play in our program.

Welcome to the Bulldogs Atom football program!

Registration for the actual football season will take place after the camp. Practice for the season will start mid August. Equipment handout will take place the week prior to the start of practice.

Practice will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings form 5:45 - 7:45pm. Once school begins practice will run 2 nights per week. Fees for the season are $450.00.

Football Alberta has specified that there are no practices or other football activities during the entire month of July. We request that players use this month for vacations, if possible.

Our objective at the Atom level is a fun league and an introduction to football for children in a safe and fun manner. Atom games are usually played Saturday or Sunday afternoons, and all players trying out for Atoms will automatically make the team.

The rules and regulations for Atom Football are designed to create a safe and fair playing ground for all players:

  1. There are only 10 players/team on the field at a time.
  2. Games are to be played on a half field (45-yard line to end zone).
  3. Games are controlled scrimmage style as follows: The team starts at the 45-yard line and runs 5 offensive plays, then the opposing team starts at the 45-yard line and runs 5 offensive plays. They switch off six times for a total of 30 offensive plays each.
  4. No score or stats are recorded.
  5. There are no formal referees. 1 referee from each team, coach recommended.
  6. There is no kicking in Atom games.
  7. One coach from each team allowed on the field.

Team Manager Contact: swatombulldogs@gmail.com