UpdatedFriday April 24, 2020 byJeff Hatin.
Wachusett Youth Football is open to all children from 2-8th grade in the Wachusett School District. For our Grade 2-3 children we offer Flex Football. For children in 4th through 8th grade we will be fielding tackle teams.
Wachusett YFC is a member of the Central Mass Youth Football and Cheer Conference (CMYFCC), which is affiliated with American Youth Football League (AYF), the world's largest youth football and cheer league.
Wachusett Tackle Football will run a month long conditioning camp starting typically around the last week of July or the first week of August and run through the end of August. Practices are 4 nights a week alternating Monday - Thursday and Tuesday - Friday to allow families to enjoy the end of the summer with longer breaks between weeks. Saftey is our number one priority, and to ensure player safety, AYF requires all tackle football players to have a minimum of 10 hours of conditioning without pads prior to the start of padded practice. Players who miss practice during the initial 10 practice hours MUST complete their manadatory 10 hours prior to wearing pads with the team.
Our tackle football practice season usually begins the last week of August. Practices are 2-3 nights/week generally held from 6:00 - 8:00 at Muddy Pond Field in Sterling until school starts. Following the start of school, practices may vary by team and will be determined by each coach.
Teams will play one game per week, typically on either Saturday or Sunday (determined by the season schedule). We are a member of the Central Mass AYF conference, meaning that all games prior to playoffs will be held within and against other Central Massachusetts teams.
The registration fee for both football and cheer for the 2020 season is $200. This includes all equipment and uniforms; athletes are only required to purchase their own cleats, athletic supporter ("cup"), and mouthguard for football or their own cheer sneakers, bloomers, and bodysuit for cheer.
**Please note that we also have a mandatory fundraising raffle that we require all football players and cheerleaders to participate in. Each player/cheerleader is required to sell at least $100 worth of raffle cards in addition to their registration fee.