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The Rocket City Savages operates under a Veteran Owned Non-Profit Organization, Savage Pathways Organization (SPO) in which caters to local youth of Huntsville and Madison, Alabama through athletics, educational guidance, and civil service alike.

Through athletics, we take an elite group of special skilled football players and render them an environment that encourages personal growth in the midst of comprehending the importance of teamwork.

Through educational guidance, we provide an atmosphere of credited mentors who of which focuses on assisting the members with identifying their most prominent competencies, capacities and interest outside of the realm of football, but instead within their personal life paths of learning.
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The 2024 Rocket City Savages 7v7 Travel Elite season has commenced.

For those who are interested in joining the Rocket City Savages elite 7v7 team, please contact the below individual:

Rocket City Savages 7v7 President/Coach:

Rocket City Savages 7v7 General Information:

7v7 football is a version of football that emphasizes passing and route-running. There are no pads in 7v7 football because there’s no tackling. The game is played on a 40-yard field with only two first downs and 7 players on each side of the ball. The QB has to throw the ball on every down, therefore running plays are not a part of this game. This helps create a fast-paced environment that allows QBs to work on their passing, while enabling receivers the ability to work on their route-running and catching skills. It also caters to the defensive skill-sets of cornerbacks, linebackers and safeties, as it creates the opportunity for more one-on-one coverage play.

Benefits of playing 7v7:

  • HEALTH BENEFITS Just being an active participant renders numerous health benefits, as 7v7 football is a great way for athletes to build up their conditioning and stamina on account of all the cardio involved.

  • REPETITIONS Instead of just running drills in which can be monotonous, 7v7 football allows players to practice different game scenarios. This could be a great way for high school kids, or any level, to get ready for their next game. 

  • DECREASED INJURIES By eliminating tackles, players can focus on their running and passing without having to worry about defending themselves. Some leagues require players to wear soft-shell helmets to protect themselves from head injuries, which doesn’t occur often because there’s no tackling. 

  • PERFECTING THE PASS Because teams cannot tackle or run the ball, QBs have the chance to work on their accuracy and timing when throwing a football. 

  • GREAT EXPOSURE Although college coaches and recruiters are prohibited from actually attending 7v7 games, increasing coverage of tournaments has become available, giving high school football players more opportunities to showcase their skills. 
SIGN UP HERE to be a volunteer coach with the Rocket City Savages 7v7 Football League

Being a volunteer coach is an important role that can have a tremendous impact on young athletes. While the main goal is always to teach the sport and help the team succeed, volunteer coaches also play a key role in the development of their players off the field. For many kids, their sports coach may be one of the most influential mentors and role models they have outside of their family.

As a coach, you are in a unique position to help guide young athletes as they grow into responsible, hardworking individuals. You can instill important values like leadership, commitment, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Through your coaching, you teach players that their efforts and behaviors have an effect not just on themselves, but also on their teammates. This helps them learn life skills like accountability and empathy at an early age.

Beyond skills in their sport, volunteer coaches provide encouragement that can boost an athlete's self-esteem and confidence. For some children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, the mentorship of a coach may be the most positive influence they have. It shows them that someone believes in their potential for success. This belief from a coach can stick with players and motivate them to achieve more, both on and off the field. 

Being a volunteer coach is a big commitment, but the rewards are plentiful. While the goal is always to field a strong team, the most meaningful impact is often the lifelong lessons imparted to players. By setting a good example and supporting athletes' growth, volunteer coaches can help young people develop skills and traits that will benefit them for many years after their playing days are over.

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