About Us

Hamilton Wenham Generals Youth Football, Inc. (HWGYF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is part of the Cape Ann Youth Football League (CAYFL) and a member of USA Football. We are not associated with or part of Pop Warner Football.  The HWGYF program is open to boys and girls aged 8 through 14 and provides instruction in both youth football and cheerleading.HWGYF is managed, coached, and administered by volunteers from the Hamilton-Wenham community and 100% supported by local sponsors and donations.

FOOTBALL: AGE GROUPS & TEAMS: There are four (4) age groups for football. Team eligibility is determined by player age as of September 1st and by grade level.   

A & JVA Teams - 7th & 8th graders, 14 years old and under. 
B Team - 7th graders only (no 8th graders), 13 years old and under.
C & JVC Teams - 5th & 6th graders, 12 years old and under.
D Team - 3rd & 4th graders, 10 years old and under.
Based on the number of football players registering there might be JVC & JVA teams each year. Towns must, per CAYFL rules, field JVC or JVA teams should they have 36 or more players at the 5th/6th or 7th/8th grade level. JVC and JVA teams are not based on grade, but are based on decisions by the Head Coaches on what is best for the player and the team.There are B and JVB team levels (7th grade only and under) in the CAYFL for towns that can field a 7th grade ONLY team of 20 7th grade players and which have 45 or more 7th & 8th grade players in total.

CHEERLEADING: AGE GROUPS & TEAMS: There are three (3) age groups for cheerleading. Squad eligibility is determined by participant age as of September 1st and by grade level.   

A Team - 7th & 8th Graders, 14 years old and under. 
C Team - 5th & 6th Graders, 12 years old and under.
D Team - 3rd & 4th Graders, 10 years old and under.
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