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Wilton Youth Football and Cheer

Wilton Youth Football and Cheer

About Us

           
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.

FLAG

*Co-ed and Girls only Grades Pre-K - 8th
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In-town house program Excitement of the game – without the contact
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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

ROOKIE

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

TACKLE

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

Wilton is part of a 7 town Tackle, Flag & Cheer football program which includes Darien, Fairfield, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, 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. 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

The athletic trainer and all coaches are to be aware of oncoming inclement weather.  If a coach sees a flash of lightning, he is to notify the athletic trainer immediately.  A flash-to-bang count of 30 seconds or less should be used as the minimal determinant of when to suspend activities- all athletes and coaches are to be removed from the field and seek shelter indoors or under the bleachers.  Lightning safety strategies include avoiding shelter under trees and avoiding open fields and spaces.  Waiting 30 minutes after the last flash of lightning or sound of thunder is recommended before athletic or recreational activities are resumed.  The athletic trainer will notify coaches when it is safe to return to play.

Flash-to-Bang Method:  Begin counting seconds after a flash of lightning is seen. Stop counting when thunder is heard.  Divide this count by 5 to determine the distance of the lightning (in miles).  For example, a flash-to-bang count of 30 seconds equates to a distance of 6 miles (National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Lightning Safety for Athletics and Recreation).

WYFC Multi-Player Multi-Program Discount
 
Families with more than two participants across our programs are eligible for a discount.  This discount is not in addition to multi-player discounts within a program.

When determining refund amount, we do not go by order of registration date. Instead, we look at the entire family and go by order of Tackle first, then Cheerleading, then Flag. Late fees are not refunded.

Email us at [email protected] with questions.


WYFC Refund Policy

TACKLE
Tackle registration cancelations are subject to a $25 administrative fee and are not guaranteed, your request will be reviewed by the Wilton Youth Football Board of Directors for approval.  

FLAG
Flag Football registration cancelations are subject to a $25 administrative fee and are not guaranteed, your request will be reviewed by the Wilton Youth Football Board of Directors for approval.  

CHEERLEADING
Cheerleader registration cancelations are subject to a $25 administrative fee and are not guaranteed, your request will be reviewed by the Wilton Youth Football Board of Directors for approval.  

Registration Cancelations & Refund Requests must be emailed to[email protected]  Please state your childs full name, grade, program and reason for the cancellation.

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