The Razorbacks were established in 1979 by committed and caring families who took up the challenge to create an environment where children with an interest in football and cheer could learn the game and valuable life lessons. The Razorback Organization has offered a safe, supportive, affordable setting bolstered by adult-to-youth and peer-to-peer mentoring. Our formula has been very successful – resulting in the majority of our participants having improved grades, going on to college, showing better discipline and a better understanding of what it takes to achieve their goals on and off the field. Please accept my personal invitation to attend one of our practices or home games or both so you can see firsthand what all the excitement is about. Should you have any questions about the Razorbacks, please feel free to contact me directly at: Tony.Williams@nychhc.org or via telephone at (917) 578-4514.
As some of you might already know, Memorial field was the home of the Razorbacks and we are currently working out of a trailer at Brush Park thanks to the generosity of the City of Mount Vernon, but this is not enough. These children need a place that coaches, athletes and parents can congregate and fellowship on any given day. We are now a 501(c)(3) and are anxiously looking for assistance in obtaining grants that will help secure our own home. If anyone has any expertise in this area, we would love to hear from you. We are also in dire need of volunteers and coaches for both football and cheer as well as Tudors for our student athletes.
Razorbacks Youth Football and Cheer Annual Banquet Mount Vernon, NY – On February 19th, the Armory was turned into a sea of maroon and gold were the Mt. Vernon Razorback Youth Football and Cheer Organization celebrated another successful season at its Annual Banquet. Participants, Coaches, family, friends and Mayor Thomas all came out to recognize and support the youth for their hard work and accomplishments during the 2016 season. Participants received awards for Offensive/Defensive player of the year, Most Improved, Mr. and Ms. Razorback and most importantly Academic achievement for “A” and “B” Honor Roll. The youth were excited as parents gushed with pride as they accepted the awards and posed for pictures with the Mayor. Coaches, Team Moms and even a few “Cheer Dads” were also recognized for their dedication and commitment to the youth and success of another season. This year through fund raising efforts and generous donations from Razorback supporters, the youth enjoyed another trip to Florida for the National Championship games. The JR Pee Wee team qualified for[w1] the national championships in Tampa Florida and did an outstanding job finishing 2nd in the nation after losing a great championship game. Insert quote from you or Mac…”We all were extremely proud of their performance and sportsmanship on and off the field.” The organization was created in 1977 Yuhanna and Roslyn Edwards along with a group of other concerned parents that wanted structured organized football and cheer in this community. The Razorbacks would like to thank the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation and the City School District for their continued support and Special Event Planners, Bounce & Boogee for providing the fabulous decorations. This highlighted section needs to be updated
Mount Vernon Youth Football is a chartered member of American Youth Football and USA Football; we play in the Taconic Youth Football and Cheer League under American Youth Football rules. We offer teams from 8u to 13u (3rd grade to 8th grade). Team and league details along with other information can be found on this website.We start our summer workouts in early August, Monday to Friday from 6PM to 8PM each evening at Brush Park. American Youth Football (AYF) mandates that every player must accumulate 10 hours of supervised conditioning practices along with an additional 10 hours of full pad practices before a player can participate in a game situation. This schedule allows most of the players to achieve the required practice hours while accommodating for vacation time or summer activities. If a player does not achieve the required practice time by the first scrimmage or game, they will be prohibited by the league from any game situations until the AYF required time is met. These requirements are based on safety and making sure the players are properly conditioned and ready to play. For those players that are short on conditioning hours at the start of the season, we do our best to work with them to meet the league mandated requirements.Once school begins the teams will typically hold 2-3 practices during the week and games are played on Sunday (anywhere from 9AM to 5PM, depending on the game schedule). The entire season runs August to early November.All Mount Vernon Youth Football coaches are certified by USA Football through the “Heads Up” program, trained and certified by the CDC in concussion awareness.
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