What is St.
The St. Joseph school on Green Bay's west side
created a youth football team decades ago. The team was managed and funded
by the school. It was open for kids between the ages of 11 and 13,
regardless of their school to participate. They practiced and played their
games just a few blocks from the school at Marquette park. In 1990, the
program was put on hold due to lack of funding and volunteers.
In 2002, a group of 6 coaches got together and
recreated the current St. Joes football program. Funding was obtained,
equipment was gathered, and athletes were sought. Practice was held at local
Colburn Park and games were held anywhere a field could be secured. The 2002
team consisted of only 17 players, most of which were 6th and 7th graders.
Many of the players came to the St. Joes program after being "cut" by other
local youth teams. St Joes offered them a place to learn the game and have
It is now 2008 and the program has expanded since
it's early days. The St. Joes program now has 4 teams and is open to kids
from 5th grade through 8th grade. The coaching staff has grown from 6 to
over 15 coaches and has added invaluable experience in the process. The team
has grown from 17 players to over 100. All players in the St. Joes
organization will be on the field for several minutes every game. We are
here to teach and develop through experience in preparation for the next
level. Each grade level may play separate games however each player is part
of the whole organization and often the 8th graders interact with and mentor
the young players. It truly is one team.
We continue to teach the game the right way. We
stress fundamentals and equip our players with the basic skills and
knowledge they will need to excel at the next level. We encourage them to
keep playing and stay with the sport through high school. We encourage them
to have fun... it is a sport and sports should be fun. Most importantly we
teach the value of being a good student and citizen above being a good
That is St. Joes football.
St. Joes football program supports
high school football on Green Bay's west side. Please visit their respective
sites as many St. Joes Alumni have gone on to find success with the schools
Green Bay West High School
Green Bay Southwest High