The Waynesville Youth Football Tackle Program is getting underway for a new season.

The WYF program has been around for over 25 years in the community. Their job to is to prepare young Tigers for middle and high school. The program is run by president Jay Justus who oversee nearly 15 teams each year ranging from kindergarteners to sixth graders. The program also host cheerleading opportunities also.

The Knights were the fifth/sixth grade champions, while the Cowboys won the third/fourth grade divisions. The first/second grade group was won last year by the Bulls.

Justus said this when asked what the team group plans to do this season, “Facilitate a platform for youth to learn the fundamentals of football and have a fun experience.”

The work with a large number of kids each season, including many military families are are relocating at this time of the year.

Justus said this about the league and their relationship with the Waynesville sports, “This league has a great working relationship with the Waynesville athletic department. We strive to align with the Waynesville High School football program in order to prepare our athletes for their future football endeavors. Our working relationship with Coach Haynes and Cory Ace allows us the opportunity to have a program that will prepare our athletes for the future. Go Tigers!”

The Waynesville Youth Football provides a governed and safe environment for local student athletes to participate in youth tackle football by USAfootball. The grades are kindergarten to sixth grade or 5-12 years olds.

The league is holding sign ups this week from 5:30-7:00 at the Waynesville Middle School football field and will hold a skills camp on Saturday for kids to improve their game before the season. If you would like to sign up or have any questions call 573-855-1632.