Young boys who are fans of the Montrose High School football team have a chance to take part in a little action themselves. The Montrose Youth Football League is having its registration from 5 to 7 tonight at Columbine Middle School.
“I hope the experience they get is learning some teamwork and discipline,” said Mike Sella, president of the MYFL. “The importance of a good work ethic, working hard and making progress throughout a season.”
The league is for third- through sixth-grade boys who will learn about the fundamentals of the sport and develop a sense of familiarity with the high school program’s terminology and plays. Third- and fourth-graders will play flag football for $50. Fifth- and sixth-graders have an $85 registration fee for playing tackle football.
There will be nine games this season, starting the first week of September and running through the middle of October. Sella said, on average, the league has five tackle squads with 24 kids per team and usually six flag teams with 12 to 13 players. He added he thinks the league will have plenty of young athletes signing up.
“I’m expecting a lot kids who haven’t played before to experience it for the first time, so I’m excited for that,” Sella said. “We also have a good group of returning kids we’re excited to get out there for another good season.”