The Cherokee Youth Football League will be hosting a football skills refresher clinic for Cherokee youths entering grades 3rd-6th this fall.
The clinic will consist of two sessions, taking place on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2 from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. at the Cherokee Middle School football practice field.
The clinic will include a variety of non-contact football drills and conditioning exercises to help prepare the participants for the upcoming CYFL football season. Recommended attire for the clinic will be shorts, t-shirts and the athletic shoes/cleats the players plan to wear for the upcoming football season. Any Cherokee youth interested in playing CYFL football this fall is encouraged to attend both sessions of the clinic.
The clinic will also serve as the last formal opportunity to sign-up for Cherokee Youth Football for those that were not able to attend the registrations this past spring.
CYFL was established in 2007 for students entering the 3rd through 6th grades interested in playing tackle football and learning more about the game. Since its inception, the program has grown from around 40 kids participating to nearly 80 players last season. Areas of focus for CYFL are teaching the players basic football skills and knowledge, the importance of sportsmanship, school spirit, community pride, and self discipline.
The program fees will remain the same as previous years for the upcoming 2012 season; $75 player registration fee plus a refundable $75 equipment deposit. Scholarships are available based on need. CYFL board members will be on hand to process new registrations and new player equipment fittings during both sessions of the clinic.
The first official practice for CYFL will held on Saturday, August 11 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Cherokee Middle School practice fields with games beginning on Saturday, August 25th.
Anyone interested in participating this fall or learning more about Cherokee Youth Football is strongly encouraged to attend the skills refresher clinic. If you have immediate questions about the CYFL, you may contact the program director, Matt Mongan, at 712.261.1435.