The Jr. Cadets Athletic Program fields at least two (2) teams each season – a Junior Varsity Team comprised of young men in the 5th and 6th grades; and a Varsity Team comprised of young men in the 7th and 8th grades. We strive to maintain roster numbers that allow us to maximize player practice and game playing time – the Junior Varsity roster is generally limited to a total of 26 to 28 players; while our Varsity roster is generally limited to a total of 30 to 32 players.
Our core mission is to provide young men with the foundational skills and confidence necessary to play high school football at an elite level, no matter what high school they attend. Although many of our coaches are former CBC High School Cadet Football players and graduates of CBC High School, we strive to prepare all of our players to walk onto any high school football field and play high school football at an elite level at any school, public or private. As a result, our offensive and defensive approaches reflect what the very best high school offenses and defenses in the St. Louis area are running right now. Our Pistol Offense is spread-based, no huddle, zone blocking, and warp speed, Up-Tempo. Our defense is a 3-4 base defense, founded upon USA Football Heads Up and Seattle Seahawk "Hawk Tackling" shoulder tackling principles, emphasizing gap dominance, leverage and gang/team tackling that strive to keep the heads and helmets of our players out of the tackle.