Why play Willamette Valley Youth Football & Cheer?

Willamette Valley Youth Football & Cheer programs have no tryouts or cutting of rosters!

More than just athletes!
Willamette Valley Youth Football & Cheer requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play.

Willamette Valley Youth Football & Cheer has been part of the Lane County community for over 15 years.

It’s Inexpensive
Signing up for Willamette Valley Youth Football & Cheer is inexpensive. A typical registration fee for each participant ranges on average from about $150 to $200 for the season.

State Championships
At the end of every season, our best teams play the best team from around the state. A weekend event at Autzen Stadium.

Mandatory Play Requirements
Everyone participates under mandatory rules of play, so every child is guaranteed to play.

Grade-Weight Structure
Kids compete with kids of similar age and size. We set and enforce a strict GRADE & WEIGHT MATRIX that reduces the risk and reality of injuries.

Volunteers & Coaches
We have trained thousands of volunteers and coaches to offer the best and safest programs for you and your children.

It all starts here
The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) estimates that between 60% and 70% of all NFL players began their careers playing in youth football programs.

Background Checks
We require annual background checks of Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players and/or spirit participants. The purpose of these background checks is, first and foremost, to protect the children.

Safety, Safety, Safety!
Kids compete with kids of similar age and size. Willamette Valley Youth Football & Cheer is the ONLY youth football program  that sets and enforces a strict GRADE & WEIGHT MATRIX that reduces the risk and reality of injuries. Did you know that youth tackle football has 12% fewer injuries per capita among 5-15 year olds than organized soccer in the same age range!

Concussion Prevention & Awareness
All our coaches are trained to be HeadsUp certified. Our primary focus is the prevention and proper identification and treatment of concussions, hydration awareness, proper nutrition guidelines, and general health and safety issues.

Coaching Education Programs
The safety of our athletes is always the top priority and that is why we provide extensive training for all our football and cheer & dance coaches.

Coaches and Adult Codes of Conduct
All coaches, football and spirit participants must abide by a Code of Conduct which includes several provisions. If any of these rules are broken, the League shall have the authority to impose a penalty.

We surround ourselves with the best
Willamette Valley Youth Football & Cheer is proud to have numerous outstanding sponsors, licensees, fundraiser’s and partners who offer several amazing opportunities to our programs.


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