Chargers ready to kick off NVYFL season with new uniforms


The Essex Chargers are currently in the process of ordering new football uniforms for the upcoming season. The will get to showcase the new design at the Northern Vermont Youth Football League’s Jamboree in Milton where there will be teams from all around the state. Seventh and eighth-grade offensive coordinator Tom Downs has spearheaded the drive to make this happen. He was also the major contributor in the design of the new uniform. Essex Youth Football will be having a Calcutta in early October to help defer the cost. Ticket information will be provided in The Essex Reporter at a later date.

The Chargers are also excited to be part of The Vermont Lake Monsters Community Champions Program. Only 38 teams are selected throughout the season. Essex Youth Football is very proud to be one of the teams selected. They will be honored at a game on August 24. The players will get into the game for free and the coaches look forward to show the new uniforms outside of the football community.

The Chargers begin football practice 5:30 p.m. on August 11  at Maple Street Park. Essex youth football has three levels of teams. Second grade through fourth grade we offer a flag program. We have a fifth and sixth grade tackle program and a seventh and eighth grade tackle program. If you are interested in signing your child up for football or have questions contact EYFL at or