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WESTERN WILDCATS Football & Cheer

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where are games and practices held?
A: Western holds all practices at Quioccasin (Byrd) Middle School, 9400 Quioccasin Rd, Henrico.  Some teams will practice at Pemberton Elementary School, next to Quioccasin MS.  Games are held at Quioccasin MS and other field locations around the Richmond area.

Q: Who runs Western?
A: Western is run by volunteers and we encourage all parents to volunteer their time. Western has a Board of Directors that is elected annually and each Director is listed on the website.

Q: I have special talents or no talents and want to volunteer, who should I contact?
A: Please contact any Board Member. We would welcome the opportunity to have another volunteer.

Q: I would like to coach my son’s football team or I want to coach my daughter’s cheerleading squad, but I am not sure what to do?
A: Please contact the President, Athletic Director or Cheer Director. There is a process for selecting coaches. We also have certain minimum requirements that must be met.

Q: What equipment does Western supply and therefore what equipment will each family need to supply their child?
A: Western will supply each child a helmet, practice jersey, and game jersey. Each family will be responsible for shoulder pads, pants (and pads for pants) and cleats.  The game jersey is yours to keep at the send of the season.

The Cheer squads will receive uniforms and the parents will need to supply the shoes, socks and other cheer accessories.

Q: We have scheduled summer vacation during the first two weeks of practice, what should we do?
A: Please notify the President, Athletic Director or the Cheer Director in writing. As required by our rules, players must practice 5 days with no equipment before being eligible to hit. (Of course, this does not apply to the cheerleaders.)

Q: What about other equipment?
A: Helmet shields are allowed however they must be CLEAR (no tinting whatsoever). All cleats have to be plastic. Shoulder pad collars are permitted.

Some parents have purchased helmets for their child, which is allowed, but it must be an approved helmet and be silver. All mouthpieces must have some color (can’t be clear) and be attached to the helmet by a strap.

Q: My son’s equipment that Western gave him needs to be adjusted or replaced. When is the best time to have it adjusted or replaced?
A: We urge kids to address equipment issues early and not immediately before practice. So, if an equipment issue arises, please plan on arriving at the field early. Our plan is to have equipment managers present to assist with handling these issues.

During the summer, when most of these issues arise, we will expect an equipment manager to be available 45 minutes before practice starts. Please do not enter the equipment room when it is unattended. This only leads to confusion and lost equipment.

Western Wildcats Youth Football Association

P.O. Box 70488 
Richmond, Virginia 23255
Email : westernwildcatsfootball@gmail.com
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