Waltham Youth Football and Cheer (WYFC) enables children to simply have fun while learning the fundamentals of team based competition in a safe and structured environment. To teach that the journey to success is more fulfilling than its achievement. To ensure that each young athlete grows to see the value in working as a team to accomplish a common goal. To create a prideful community that develops camaraderie and friendships on and off the field. To develop the positive influences of team based sports: Leadership, Cooperation, Teamwork, Diversity, Respect, and Belonging.
WYFC is a non-profit organization aimed at giving the youth (ages 6-12) of Waltham a chance to participate in an ALL play Football and Cheerleading program.
Welcome to Waltham Youth Football and Cheerleading!!
Waltham is now part of American Youth Football.
We are looking forward to another great year. We have switched our program to join American Youth Football (AYF). With AYF you will be playing football or cheering, but only against different teams (some that you would remember from previous years). Also, the teams are formed by school grade so you can be playing with your classmates and friends.
We will be having Cheerleading for grades K - 8 and Football for grades 1 - 8. Grades 1, 2, and 3 will be playing Flag football and 4th and 5th Grade can choose between Flag football. In Flag they can learn how to play football in a safer environment with less risk to their developing minds and bodies. Grades 4 - 8 will play full contact and start to learn the proper techniques for blocking and tackling.
AYF was started because great kids were being told they couldn't play football - we decided never to let this happen again and created the All - American Division, a grade based, unlimited weight division. Although now more common, AYF pioneered the division and brought unllimited weight into the national conscience and changed the game forever.
With our founding goal to be all-inclusive, AYF has continuously created new divisions to be able to give more kids opportunities. All are welcome, regardless of size, skill, athletic ability, or means to pay. No child is turned down because he or she is too large, too small, or inexperienced.
AYF and AYC programs are not permitted to conduct tryouts or cut players - cuts are prohibited (except in the case of Conference All Star Teams which is a 'post-season' all-star program).
AYF also requires mandatory play rosters be kept for all games to ensure that all players on the roster play in every game. MPR's are used in all AYF tournament/championship play.
No Weight Limits
AYF was the first and is still the only national youth football organization that welcomes kids of all sizes, allowing every child to get off the couch and onto the field. As the driving force of unlimited weight football, AYF has been a long time and staunch supporter in the fight against childhood obesity.
Not only does the All-American division allow boys/girls of all sizes to play, but the grade based structure levels the playing field (without the concern of older/lighters) and allows boys/girls to play together year after year giving them the opportunity to develop as a team and better learn the game - making AYF programs todays most successful high school feeder programs.