History of Twin Valley FootballUpdatedFriday March 11, 2016 byJoe Strollo.
Twin Valley Football, Inc. is a non-profit (Section 501 (c)(3)) organization that provides football and cheerleading experiences for children and families in Chester and Berks counties of Pennsylvania. Twin Valley Football (TVFA) was designed to instruct children from the ages of 5 through 12 on the basic skills of football and cheerleading, as well as the peripheral aspects of the two sports namely, sportsmanship, self-confidence, self discipline, respect, team work, and finally, a sense of community.
The organization has been in existence since the early 1970s and children living in the Elverson, Honeybrook, Morgantown and Birdsboro areas of Pennsylvania are eligible to participate. TVFA collects a nominal fee from all participants that is used towards the upkeep of equipment, safety courses, entry fees, and on-going costs.
TVFA has always been very proud of the educational experience provided to the children that annually participate. It is with extreme pride that TVFA watches the children grow and mature from one level of football and cheerleading to the next. TVFA has seen children approach the playing field with no self-confidence and walk off after a season with their head held high and a confident step in their stride.
TVFA coaches have a mantra on the field Above all else, educate and instruct the kids. The organization is about teaching the children, not just about winning. For that reason, at the two younger levels, no scores or records are kept, announced or displayed. For the two older levels, although scores are kept, the message taught to the children is that everyone is a winner, and yet, they are also taught that there are times in life where games will be lost.
Twin Valley Football, Inc. (youth) is now a charter member of the newly created Berks Area Youth Football league (BAYFL) and the Berks Area Youth Cheerleading League (BAYCL). This is an exciting change for us that will result in our players participating in a league with teams who share our philosophy on what youth football and cheerleading should be.
The BAYFL charter members include;
To provide football and cheerleading teams for the youth of Twin Valley School District, ages 5-12.
The purpose of the organization is to:
Develop the character and sportsmanship of the youth.
Develop interest in and to improve the game of football and other youth activities. Supply good, wholesome enjoyment for all youth participating.
Teach the BASIC FUNDAMENTALS of football with an emphasis on participation and to play the game with proper equipment under the supervision of well qualified adults, and to support other athletic and academic endeavors.