Northern Arizona Youth Football expanding

The Buccaneers, Winslow’s Tiny Mite team, gets into shape by running sprints. The group is made up of players ages 5-7 years old. They learn the basics of football during this league.

Winslow will have four teams entered in three divisions. The Tiny Mite League is for youngsters from ages five to seven. Winslow’s entry in this league is the Buccaneers and is coached by Rod Sullivan. The Mighty Mite League is for players from ages eight through 10. Winslow has two teams in this league. Sean Smith will coach the Panthers and Richard “Meaty” Smith will coach the Colts. The Pee Wee League is for players ages 10 through 12. Winslow’s entry in this league is the Bills and will be coached by Kevin Ramsey.

The schedule has not yet been set, but play is expected to begin on either September 7 or 14. Flagstaff will field approximately 12 teams. Holbrook is expected to have at least two. The number of teams from the other communities is not yet known.

Jon Atkinson is the president of the Winslow Northern Arizona Youth Football league. Richard “Meaty” Smith and Peter Cake are vice-presidents. Billy Avelar is the secretary. Diane Woods is the cheer commissioner. Richard Avelar is the equipment manager. Susanne Smith is the treasurer. Tammie Ramsey and Derrick Ervien are board members.

The winning teams in each age division will participate in a tournament at Pasadena, California in November.

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