The Weston Trojan Youth Football & Cheerleading (WTYF&C) organization has opened registration for the fall 2014 season. Online registration is available at www.trojansfootball.org for flag football (first through fourth grade), tackle football (fifth through eight grade) and cheerleading (first through eighth grade).
The organization also announced its annual Trojan football spring clinics to be held on Saturdays, March 15 and 22, and has released a schedule of key dates.
“The Weston Trojan Youth Football & Cheerleading board is excited to open registration for the fall 2014 season,” said Tony DePasquale, WTYF&C board president. “The program’s focus on fun, safety, instruction and development continues to provide Weston’s kids with a wonderful football & cheerleading experience. This philosophy, along with the late August start and close proximity to the other member organizations has rejuvenated youth football and cheer in Weston and we anticipate strong growth for 2014.”
The 2014 season will mark Weston’s third year in the Fairfield County Football League (FCFL). Last season, more than 240 Weston students participated in the program.
Weston gold cheer squad (sixth through eighth grade) will also continue to compete in the American Youth Cheer (AYC) arena in 2014, in addition to traditional sideline cheering. Last year, the squad finished first at the local competition in Ridgefield and second at the New England Regional competition in New Britain.
Mandatory practices begin in September for the first and second grade mini cheer squad and will be held once a week in Weston with time and location to be determined. Games will be held on Saturday or Sunday, once a week through early November. The registration cost is $175.
Mandatory practices will begin Aug. 25 for the junior Lady Trojans prep squad (third through fifth grade) and will meet Monday through Friday until August 31. After Labor Day, practices will be held once a week in Weston. Games will be held on Saturday or Sunday, once a week. The registration cost is $350.
Mandatory practices for the Junior Lady Trojans sideline/competition squad will begin Aug. 18 and will meet Monday through Friday until Aug. 31. After Labor Day, practices will be held twice a week in Weston. Games will be held on Saturday or Sunday, once a week through mid-November. The registration cost is $400.
Flag football teams (first and second and third and fourth grade) will begin practice once a week in Weston the week of Sept. 3 and will play games on Saturday mornings through early November. The registration cost is $175, which includes football style game jerseys new for 2014.
Tackle football teams (fifth through eighth grade) will begin mandatory practices Aug. 18 and will meet Monday through Friday until Sept. 1. After Labor Day, practices will be held three times a week in Weston. Games will be held on Saturday or Sunday, once a week through early November. The registration cost is $400.
Upcoming fourth graders who are interested in playing tackle football may contact Tony DePasquale for information on options.
WTYF&C offers competitive compensation for non-parent coaches. Those interested in becoming a football or cheer coach can apply at www.trojansfootball.org.
For more information about flag football, contact Steve Polizzi, flag commissioner at [email protected] For questions about cheer, contact Kathie Fitzgerald, cheer commissioner at (203) 247-0342 or [email protected]