Kanawha RedHawks


We take the field for the fall at the end of July 2023, and will have teams in the following age groups:

Flag Football: for ages (5-6yrs)

Tackle Football: will be fielding teams in:

8U for ages (7-8yrs),

10U for ages (9-10yrs) and

12U for ages (11-12yrs)

Cheer will be fielding squads in:

Flag for ages (5-6yrs)

8U for ages (7-8yrs),

10U for ages (9-10yrs) and

12U for ages (11-12yrs)

14U for ages 13+ (8th Grade or Below)

We will be using your child's age as of 7/31/23 as the age cutoff, so whatever age they are on 7/31/23, will be the age of the players they play and cheer with

Our goals of having fun playing football while teaching fundamentals and sportsmanship haven't changed one bit in 34 years, and they continue to be what our Board and Coaches are guided by.

As expected, there will still  be some guidelines in place to keep our families and players safe during a pandemic, but we are looking forward to the chance to get back to playing football and cheering.

Summer Practices are 5 nights a week, to get used to the heat and wearing pads...

Once school starts, we will be going to three times per week, normally Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Games will be on Saturdays, with the possibility of a weeknight game. The season will go through November 2023.

Age Groups
We will be offering options for Football and Cheering in the age groups below:

Flag ages 5 and 6. Padded pants. Open to boys and girls.
8U   ages 7 and 8. Full pads. Open to boys and girls.
10U ages 9 and 10. Full pads. Open to boys and girls.
12U ages 11 and 12. Full pads. Open to boys and girls.

For more info about being a part of our Kanawha family and for our 35 year history, click on HERE

The Kanawha Youth Football and Cheerleading Association is a member of the oldest youth league in Richmond, the Metro Youth Football League(MYFL).
We are based in beautiful Short Pump Park in Henrico, Virginia on Pump Road between Broad and Three Chopt.
We offer Football and Cheerleading for 5 year old's up to 13 year old's.
We play games starting in September through November against the other teams in the MYFL.

There are normally 8 regular season games, 4 home and 4 away.
The levels above Flag will have an opportunity for post season play depending on their record.
Teams will practice at Short Pump Park and play their home games there.

All teams wear the uniform of the Kanawha Redhawk's and all teams are led by qualified and experienced coaches whose mission is to make this a positive, fun filled experience for your child.