Who We Are
Empire West Youth Football and Cheerleading, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization administered by volunteers from within our membership. Our organizations have been involved in youth football and cheerleading for decades, they decided in 2006 it was time to form a league dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of both sports, along with valuable life skills to our youth participants.
The League requires all coaches to hold youth coaching certifications through the National Alliance for Youth Sports and USA Football. All coaches participating in Empire are required to pass criminal background checks before they take the field to coach our youth. Concerned about our participants’ safety, with the cooperation of local medical facilities, EWYFC had developed a league wide concussion awareness program, teaching coaches, parents and players concussion warning signs and developing appropriate protocols.
Good sportsmanship is one of the life lessons that children can learn from sports. You can help your children understand and value good sportsmanship while making sure they have a safe and fun sports experience.
Good sportsmanship may seem hard to define, but its hallmarks include being able to win without gloating, respecting one’s opponents, and being able to lose gracefully.
03. Team Building
Team building activities are vital at all stages of life, but in team sports, the benefits can carry them throughout life. Team building gives kids the opportunity to learn how to communicate with their peers. By working as a team, our players develop important life skills like problem-solving, listening, leadership, and creative thinking. Nurturing teamwork skills also develops higher levels of self-confidence, self-esteem, empathy, and compassion.
Empire West Youth Football and Cheerleading takes our responsibility seriously in providing a safe participation environment for our youth members, parents, and volunteers. We recognize the privilege parents have granted the League and our members by entrusting their children to us as they learn the sports of football and cheerleading.