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Football and Cheerleading

Football is one of the most popular sports in the United States and around the world. Men and women of all ages and abilities can play.

Football teaches the player to look ahead (downfield), see challenges, and evaluate the situation. The City of Clearwater and its co-sponsor group offers both flag and contact football at various levels. Find the team that fits you and become a football star yourself.



Football Youth

Clearwater Junior Tornadoes

The Clearwater Jr. Tornadoes offer youth programs in flag football, competitive football and cheerleading for children ages 4-15. Registration starts in March and the season starts in mid July. For more information, please visit the Junior Tornadoes website.

Practices and games will be held at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex located at 2450 Drew St. across from St. Pete College.

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Countryside Jr. Cougar Football and Cheerleading Program

The Countryside Jr. Cougars Football Program offers competitive contact football, cheerleading and flag football. Children ages 4 through 6 are eligible for flag football, 7 through 14 are eligible for contact football, and 4 through 14 are eligible for cheerleading.

The program pledges to teach children the fundamentals of cheerleading and football, good sportsmanship and helps build self-confidence. Call for registration information. The Jr. Cougars practice and play at the Countryside Sports Complex, 3060 McMullen Booth Road.

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Greenwood Panthers Football and Cheerleading Program

  • Season runs August through November
  • Joe Marshall, 743-1493
  • Jere Gunderman, 727-562-4802, ext. 3813

The Greenwood Panthers offer competitive football, cheerleading and flag football programs for children ages 6 through 15. Registration and practices begin the last week of July. Call for more information. The Panthers practice at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field at 801 N. Martin Luther King Jr.

Football Registration Requirements

  • Birth Certificate
  • Child's Social Security Number
  • Two Photos

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