The Wyoming Youth Football Association (WYFA) will be making a return this fall season, giving students in grades three through six the chance to learn and play equipment football. The organization will have one combined third/fourth grade team and one combined fifth/sixth grade team. Registration takes place Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at the Wyoming Recreation Center. The cost is $150 per player ($140 per player if two or more are from the same family). Team rosters will be limited to 30 players and only students residing in Wyoming or attending Wyoming City Schools are eligible to play.
As a feeder program for both the Wyoming Middle School and high school teams, the new WYFA will require all coaches to be Wyoming residents and attend mandatory seminars with instruction on drills and techniques that will allow them to teach players how to safely block and tackle. Players will be instructed on proper fundamentals of football and be active participants on each team. Local coaches say the goal is mainly to have fun.
“Most importantly, our goal is that every player wants to return to the field for the following season,” says Aaron Hancock, head football coach at Wyoming High School.
The two WYFA teams will play in the Eastern Hills Youth Football League in an eight-game season, with practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6-8 p.m. beginning at the end of July and running through October. Games will be held on Saturdays and Sundays.
“We are very excited for this opportunity to bring youth football back to the Wyoming community,” said Coach Hancock. “The Wyoming community has always valued the virtues the great game of football has taught; now it’s time to create a new opportunity for the youth in our community to experience these key virtues.”
Due to limited roster space, it is important to sign up on April 4 at 1 p.m. For more information, contact WYFA President Hugh Haller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wyoming High School Head Coach Aaron Hancock at email@example.com.