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WILTON YOUTH FOOTBALL/CHEER

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Overview

Wilton youth football teams are travel teams in the Fairfield County Football League (FCFL).  Wilton has a long tradition of winning and competing in the FCFL championship games each year.
Our volunteer coaches bring incredible passion, knowledge and sacrifice to support Wilton's youth.  Go, Warriors!!!

The FCFL is a development league and its top two (2) focuses are player safety and skill development.  Thus the rules are unique to Fairfield County.  We do not play by classic Pop Warner or other youth football rules.  As an example, there are no kick offs, returned punts or onside kicks in the FCFL.  The FCFL is considered a 'Gold' standard nationally for player safety and skill development.    

Generally at each grade level there are three practices per week and one game each weekend.  Young athletes are encouraged to play other fall sports, but a minimum of two practices is required to participate in each game.  

Rookie Football

In 2019 the FCFL introduced Rookie Football for grades 2* - 4.  Enrollment in football tripled within the towns that participated.  Rookie football focuses on all the skills of football with full pads, except for tackling.  In replace of tackling, a player is down when a flag is pulled.  

The dramatic success of the enrollment in this program in the FCL is due to two (2) reasons (below), which highly increase the enjoyment of players and coaches - 
  1. Coaches - The game is made simpler to coach
  2. Players - More time dedicated to teaching key skills, such as blocking
All 'Rookie' football players wear 'Guardian' caps, which reduces helmet impact by 33%.

*Note -
All 2nd graders must try out for the 3rd grade Rookie football team.  Due to their age, not all 2nd graders are ready physically or emotionally to play against 3rd graders.

Registration Fee Details - If registered by 6/30/21, $100 increase on 7/01/21
- First child - $375 
- Second child - $100 off
- Third child - $200 off
- Fourth child - $375 off

Flag football 
All registrants are encouraged to join the Wilton Flag league to play with their friends and take advantage of the enjoyment of the game.
Registration = $0 


WYF Provides:
 
A helmet with chin strap, shoulder pads, 2 integrated pants, 1 practice jersey, mouth guard and 2 game jerseys
 
Parents Provide:
A cup (athletic supporter), game socks, and cleats.  You may also want to purchase under armour for cold days and a backup mouth guard

Required Forms

WYF Medical Form   A Medical/Emergency Contact Form is required for all players. It is to be submitted at Equipment Distribution in order to participate.

Parent Consent/Waiver Form   **Parent Consent and Waiver of Liability Form - A hard copy of this form is required to be submitted at Equipment Distribution in order to participate.

Emergency Form Although the basic form is completed online, you will want to complete this form in hard copy format if your player has severe limitations or medical issues.


Wilton Youth Football & Cheer

P.O. BOX 173 
Wilton, Connecticut 06897

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