Things to Know

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.


12U: John Aaron
10U: Terrence "Tank" Christmas
8U: Ryan Cameron
Flag: Jason Richardson


2U/14U: Jessica Armstrong, Connie Crowl & Leah Banton
10U:  Shashana Andino & Heather Henderson
8U:  Heather Naulty & Dana Miller
Flag: Kiarra Donithan

We have been a strong presence in our community since our formation in 1987.
We traditionally field all teams:


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.


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Uniforms and Equipment

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.

The first week of practice is a conditioning week. Players will be in their shorts and t-shirts for conditioning. Players should also wear their football cleats to begin breaking them in. The next two weeks, players will gradually go into pads, helmets, and finally full practice gear.

Football Players: Kanawha provides the following: helmet (soft helmet for flag players), practice jersey, and game. PLAYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING: Shoulder pads (except flag players), cleats, Integrated football pants, a mouth piece, and socks.

must wear shorts (or pants) without pockets and tee shirts without pockets , tennis shoes and socks for all practices. Hair must be pulled back away from the face and no jewelry is allowed (no earrings).

Cheerleaders: Kanawha provides the following: game skirt and game vest, game day hair ribbons, lollies (worn under skirt) and crop top. CHEERLEADERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING: White on white shoes and the cold weather attire that is decided upon by the cheering director. Girls will pre-order the items and they must be paid for at that time - usually during the first week of practice.