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Welcome To Empire West Youth Football & Cheerleading


Empire West Youth Football and Cheerleading...

Proud to be a Heads Up Football League


     Empire West Youth Football and Cheerleading, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization administered by volunteers from within our membership. Our organizations have been involved in youth football and cheerleading for decades, they decided in 2006 it was time to form a league dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of both sports, along with valuable life skills to our youth participants. Our League is focused on teaching, sportsmanship, team building and player participation.

     Empire West is at the forefront of area youth sports organizations through various partnerships. The League requires all coaches to hold youth coaching certifications through the National Alliance for Youth Sports and USA Football. All coaches participating in Empire are required to pass criminal back ground checks before they take the field to coach our youth. Concerned about our participants’ safety, with the cooperation of local medical facilities, EWYFC had developed a league wide concussion awareness program, teaching coaches, parents and players concussion warning signs and developing appropriate protocols. The League is also an active participant in teaching safe tackling techniques through our involvement in the NFL’s “Heads Up Football” program.

     Empire West Youth Football and Cheerleading takes our responsibility seriously in providing a safe participation environment for our youth members, parents and volunteers. We recognize the privilege parents have granted the League and our members by entrusting their children to us as they learn the sports of football and cheerleading.

Season Cancellation

July 21, 2020


Dear families and athletes,


Due to recent decisions and policies made by New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) by postponing high school fall sports until September 21,2020 Empire West has made the tough decision of cancelling the 2020 season.  Empire West has always kept the safety of our athletes and families as priority number one.  Unfortunately, with the current times we would find that task extremely daunting to guarantee.


The Empire West Board of Commissioners has agreed to continue to meet monthly as usual to discuss future ideas on how we can still be active with our athletes as well as possibly having the 2020 season take place in the Spring of 2021.  So please look for future communication from your organizations.


Please stay safe and healthy.



Sean Linnan


Empire West Youth Football and Cheerleading




by posted 07/22/2020
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