I have been a football fan all my life. I enjoyed playing the sport as a youth, played it during high school and now I get to enjoy watching my son play football. But I almost didn’t get to watch him play. I had my son in the Cleveland Muny League for youth tackle football. Just before they were to scrimmage a team from Parma, they announced that they were going to discontinue his league for the 5,6, and 7 year olds. My son and his team did play their scrimmage that day.
After the scrimmage, I headed over to the coach of the opposing team and asked if there were any openings on his team because Cleveland Muny League was shutting down the division due to a lack of enrollment. Without hesitation, the coach, Lee Strnad, accepted my son and his teammates and even honored the lower price we paid the muny league for the fee.
The next day we showed up at the practice field of the new team. The league was called the Pop Warner Southwest Seminoles. Not to disrespect the Cleveland youth football league, but the Southwest Seminoles were organized, had nice uniforms and most of all…parent participation. The parents and coaches worked in unison on fundraisers. The fundraisers were so successful that most parents were able to recover the fees that they paid and THEN SOME. (Amazing!)
I could also tell that the coaches had experience and they had the patience to take the time to work with 1st year players. This was my son’s first year at Cleveland youth tackle football.
If you want your child to play Cleveland youth tackle football, I highly recommend this league. Not only will your child learn the skills necessary to play full contact football but they will also learn:
- Develop friendships
- Enhance problem solving skills
- Get physically fit
- and most of all HAVE FUN
If you want more information about this league, head on over to www.southwestseminoles.com This Cleveland area youth tackle football league is located in Parma, but they will take children from all over the area.
About the Pop Warner League.
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth and cheer camp; dance
programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world. Consisting of approximately 400,000 young people ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, PWLS is the largest youth football, cheer, and dance program in the United States.