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About Wilton Youth Football & Cheer_
There's an opportunity for everyone in the Wilton Youth Football Family. We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to instill strong character and team values into Wilton youth via the skills and life lessons taught through football. We are run purely by volunteer parents in town and our focus is to provide an experience centered around the challenges of competition, the joys of victory, the lessons of defeat, the importance of commitment, and the spirit of community and teamwork. WYF programs are designed to offer recreational and competitive play for Wilton youth (boys/girls) in grades K – 8 via a safe, structured, and secure environment.

WYF (flag/tackle) proudly subscribes to USA Football's Development Model, which is designed to help coaches teach athletes based on their age, the skill they are learning and game type. This approach assists with the development of young athletes and allows them to learn the game and related skills in a progression that best suits them. This path offers more opportunities to play the game and choose the type of football kids want to play. The Football Development Model stands for having fun, developing a base of athleticism, and learning skills step-by-step. This allows young athletes to compete, which is something kids love and differentiates sport from exercise. Pillars of this model include age-appropriate teaching methods, set standards to reduce contact, and define a progression of game types to benefit athlete development, confidence and overall well-being.

TACKLE
*Co-ed, Grades 5 - 8th
*Full contact travel program
*Full pads & guardian helmets
*Competes in Fairfield County Football League (FCFL)
*FCFL considered 'Gold Standard' youth football league due modified rules that promote safety and fundamental skill development

ROOKIE
*Co-ed, Grades 3 - 4th
*Travel program, hybrid of Flag and Tackle Introduces athletes and coaches to tackle football
*(no tackling)
*Allows in depth skill development in fundamental areas of the sport
*Full contact game with pads and guardian helmets
*Competes in Fairfield County Football League (FCFL)

FLAG
*Co-ed and Girls only Grades Pre-K - 8th
*In-town house program Excitement of the game – without the contact
*Fun, fast-paced 5 vs. 5 format
*NFL Flag Format
*Primary season is Fall, spring secondary
*Coaches pre-rank players, team blind draft selection process

Wilton is part of a 10 town Tackle, Flag & Cheer football program which includes Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Trumbull, Westport, and Wilton, known as the Fairfield County Football League (FCFL).  The objective of Wilton Youth Football is to teach our young athletes life and motivational skills. Participating in organized sports will instill in every child the importance of sportsmanship, physical fitness, goal setting/achievement and most importantly teamwork. 
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WYF Highlights_

Press Burger Grip It and Rip It, Flag Tournament

1st Annual Grip It & Rip It Flag Football Tournament presented by Press Burger
Sunday, February 4th 2024

OVERVIEW

A three vs three flag tournament (team details below) 
• Sunday, February 4th, 2024 
• Location - High School Stadium in Wilton, CT 
• Start times vary by grade (see below)

How it works
• Teams can be any combination of boys/girls.
• Single elimination – three rounds to the championship
• Max five kids per team, $30 per participant. 
o Register and communicate via Email your team’s name and members. 
o Email to [email protected]
o An email from WYF will confirm your team’s entry.

• Six Divisions, Six teams max per Division
o Grade 5, Grade 6 - Start Time 9:30 am
o Grade 7, Grade 8 - Start Time 11:45 am
o Grades 9/10 & Grades 11/12 - Start Time 2:00 pm

Prizes from UA and Press Burger for winning teams.

Please respect the referee’s calls and your opponent. This is a non-contact tournament. 

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