Youth Football & Cheer
The initial formation of Charter Oak Youth Football began in 1966. The original by-laws were adopted on October 21, 1970. In 1972, the organization consisted of six teams: 3 Jr. Pee Wee squads, 2 Pee Wee squads and 1 Jr. Midget squad. They were originally referred to as the "Romans" and the "Lancers". In 1975, the organization went to four divisions: Gremlins, Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee, and Jr. Midgets. For the past 15 years we have fielded Midget, Jr. Midget, Pee Wee, Jr. Pee Wee, Gremlin 2 Jr. Gremlin Football teams, and a Mascot Team
Our cheer teams only had about 10 girls per team in the early days. Currently our cheer teams average 30 girls per team, including our littlest cheerleaders – the Mascots. In 1999, the name of the "Lancers" was changed to the "Chargers" in honor of Charter Oak High School. This solidified our strong relationship with the school, name recognition and goodwill.
In 2002, 2003 and 2004 our program experienced the thrill of victory with cheer teams winning back to back National Titles and our Gremlin and Jr. Pee Wee football teams (2003 and 2004 respectively) going to the conference championship – a first in League history. Our goal is for the championship title!
With the 2005 Season, a new leadership was founded and felt strongly that our cheerleaders should be recognized in our league and “Cheer” was added to “Charter Oak Youth Football”. Thus our new league name became COYFC – Charter Oak Youth Football and Cheer which was approved overwhelmingly by Football and Cheer General Board Members in the spirit of TRUE unity and community with all of our children in the program. 2007 season Gremlin football team make a history with winning first ever Conference championship trophy. 2013 Season Midget Football team bring another championship to COYFC.