Registration open for Goshen Peewee football

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Goshen Peewee Football program is now registering for the 2015 fall football season.

Youngsters age 7 to 12 can register for both tackle football and cheerleading.

The Goshen football program usually draws about 60 players, but registration is slow this year.

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“We barely have enough for our Pewee and Termite Teams, We are really hurting the most on our Mighty Mite Teams which is our 6-, 7- and 8-year-old kids,” said Stuart Wilkes, president of the league.

Before the start of school all three teams will practice three times a week for a couple hours at a time. Once school starts the practice will be scaled back to only twice a week.

“We hate to see it go away,” Wilkes said. “This is a very good program for the kids. It gives them an activity for them to do in the fall. If we don’t have the participation in the game, we won’t be able to keep putting it on.”

Each team will play one game a week on Saturday afternoon. The regular season will consist of six games followed by the playoffs starting immediately after.

Goshen football participates in a league that includes Brantley, Highland Home, and Luverne.

All players who are willing to participate will have to pay a registration fee of $50. Cheerleaders will have to pay a registration fee of $35.

The league will provide each player with both a home and away jersey as well as shoulder pads.

The players who have the opportunity to play recreation league football will be treated with the chance to have fun and learn the game of football in an enjoyable and safe fashion.

“Our coaches instill a very good foundation of knowledge for the game that these kids can build off of,” Wilkes said. “Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of the game through proper techniques and form that will allow the kids to stay safe and play at their highest ability level. Some of our kids have been recognized nationally by various media outlets.”

Players that wish to register can do so online at or attend any of three practices held during the week.