The mission of Berkeley Youth Football and Cheer is to teach the fundamental skills and ​rules that allow our participants to learn the sport and grow as players in a positive and safe environment.


To our participants,

We promise to give every one of you a positive football or cheerleading experience so that you will want to come back for another season. We feel that the worst thing we can do is turn you off to this sport. We will put you in a position to succeed on the field and/or mat and show you that work ethic, dedication, and motivation that you show on the football field or competition mat will carry over to your family life, school work, and other activities. We want all of our participants to maximize their potential and we will do our best to prepare them for both this season’s competition as well as for the next level of competition whether it is football or cheerleading. Most of all, we want you to work hard, make new friends, and have fun. In return, we ask that you respect yourselves, your parents, your coaches, your teammates, your opponents, and all of the officials.

To our parents,
We promise to treat your children with respect and to communicate with you openly and honestly. Therefore, we ask you to do the same. Please support the efforts of your coaches and the Berkeley Youth Football and Cheerleading organization.

Last but not least…

To our coaches,
We ask that you incorporate the ideas of this mission statement into your coaching philosophy and routine. We ask that you respect each other in all football or cheerleading related situations and know that you must lead by example and be willing to submit to a higher standard than non-coaches. You will have participated in one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, had a child look up to you, had some fun, and earned the name coach.