The mission of the Manitowoc Chiefs Youth Football Organization is to provide an organized, educational football program for players in 5th through 8th grades. We offer equal opportunity for our athletes to learn the fundamentals and proper techniques of the game of tackle football. The ultimate goal is for each child to develop proficiency and a greater understanding of the game while stressing the principles of success – hard work, pride, self-confidence, sportsmanship and teamwork. It is our responsibility to provide a competitive, yet safe environment to foster our players’ appreciation of the game and develop life skills that extend beyond the game of football.
All players, both returning and new, will be afforded the same opportunities to practice, learn and develop their football skills in a constructive and safe environment.
Our players will develop mental and physical abilities through a commitment to structured practices.
We will strive to serve as many children as possible and ensure that our athletes have fun whether winning or losing by creating an environment that is positive, honest and educational.
MJF will seek to provide opportunities for our kids to positively expand their life experiences.
MJF will give back to our communities and model fairness, service and selflessness as values essential for our children to learn.
Our primary focus is the welfare and enjoyment of our youth. Adult ambitions will be subordinate when determining what is in the best interest of our athletes.
MJF, as an organization, is open to input from both parents and the community, and we welcome positive-minded volunteers to participate in coaching, meetings, events and activities.
We believe in the consistent enforcement of stated rules for safety and fairness to all our players and will quickly and reasonably address all infractions to those rules.
As an educational organization, we will strive to teach. Our volunteers must be committed to teaching the skills that will impact our athlete’s lives both on and off the field.
We will demonstrate leadership both on and off the field and ensure that the success of our organization is started from within.
Teams are made up with 5th -8th graders from:
Manitowoc Public Schools
Roncalli Catholic Middle Schools
Home School students from the Manitowoc Area
Clubhouse / Locker Rooms
Lakeshore Lutheran Schools