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Philosophy and Policies


The mission of WAA Youth Developmental Football is to teach and encourage good sportsmanship and fair play through the promotion and support of football for the young people of our community. WAA is fundamentally committed to the development of character and sportsmanship and believes that an athletic contest is an educational experience. Under the guidelines of the WAA Football Board, the coaches are to instill in their players the elements of fairness, teamwork, self-control, courtesy and respect for the rules of the game as well as the other participants and officials in the sport.



  • We do not create heroes or failures among participants who are too young to handle either role.
  • We exist for the benefit of all kids. We do NOT exist for the benefit of the adults or a select group of kids.
  • Each participant will learn to play positions on offense and defense during the course of the season. Equal Opportunity does not necessarily mean equal playing time.
  • Tackle teams will be formed each year with a draft of talent to create teams of equal talent.        


1.  Provide a positive, fun-filled experience;

2.  Teach the participants the skills, rules, strategy and discipline of football and encourage good sportsmanship, self-confidence and teamwork;

3,  Promote healthy and safe physical activity for all participants;

4.  Build character by offering a team experience, regardless of individual ability, stressing skill development and a positive attitude regardless of winning or losing;


We want to provide a learning experience for both football skills and sportsmanship. We expect that our coaches and parents will not only teach this to the players but also practice it themselves during the games. By adhering to both the rules and philosophy of the program, the playing experience for all will improve resulting in competitive teams.

As Adults, We Play an Important Role

As  adults we must always keeping in mind, regardless of the situation - that it is about ALL the kids.   Not just a single kid, not your kid, my kid, a small group of kids or a single team of kids – it is about every single kid in the program… regardless of ability, athleticism, skills, physical attributes, age, sex, race or any other factor.    We as adults must always conduct ourselves in a professional and (proper) adult-like manner. Our expectations, attitudes, opinions and all other perceptions must remain in perspective that we are dealing with young kids. In case you did not catch it the first time, please let us repeat… regardless of the situation, it is about ALL the kids.

Refund Policy

  • Full refund (less administrative fee) will be administered if requested prior to first practice.
  • 50% refund (less administrative fee) will be administered if requested after 1st practice and before first game.
  • NO refund will be administered after first game.

* Refunds will not be issued until all equipment is returned in proper working condition. The Woodbury Athletic Association reserves the right to waive this Refund Policy at its sole discretion of the board. All requests must be presented in writing to the Flag or Tackle Football Coordinator. In no event shall the Woodbury Athletic Association be obligated to waive this Refund Policy.