The Swift Creek Cougars play Fall football in the Chesterfield Quarterback League, central Virginia's largest, oldest, and best football league! We have a 7U flag team and tackle teams at 9U, 11U, and 13U. The divisions are called Flag, Minor, Junior, and Senior. (Note: 14-year-olds can play 13U, but are limited to 4 participants, each weighing under 150lbs)
We focus on athletes first, winning second! We want the kids to have FUN, develop a life-long love of football, and create great memories. We will teach them as much about football and life as we can, building confidence and instilling self-esteem along the way. We will safely teach your child the proper techniques required to be a successful football player, and will spend as much time explaining the "why" behind the techniques as required. We were one of the first in the area to adopt the revolutionary HAWK tackling system pioneered by the Seattle Seahawks, a rubgy-style tackling system that enhances safety in youth football.
Every athlete at Swift Creek is valued, and we work very hard to build a team environment in which every player is respected and supportive of his or her teammates, on and off the field. We ask that they provide their very best effort and attitude every day. We understand that nobody is leaving Swift Creek with a Division 1 scholarship, but we do want them to graduate from Swift Creek Athletics with an overwhelming sense of pride that they were part of something bigger than themselves!
When you sign up to play for Swift Creek, all required equipment is provided. Your athlete only needs to provide his or her own cleats and any other desired accessories. Our helmets are among the best you can buy at the youth level, and have a s have a 4-Star rating from the Virginia Tech STAR helmet evaluation system.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. If you haven't played before and are curious about the style of play, please see game videos in the Links section. Thank you for your interest!