OUR MISSION AND VISION
Lakewood Jr. Spartans seek to provide fun athletic learning opportunities for children while emphasizing the importance of academic success. Specifically, Lakewood Jr. Spartans seek to familiarize players and spirit participants with the fundamentals of football, cheerleading, and dance. Lakewood Jr. Spartans strives to inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or national origin, to practice the ideals of sportsmanship and physical fitness.
To encourage and increase youth participation in football, cheerleading, and dance. To ensure a safe and positive playing environment for all participants. To instill life-long values of teamwork, dedication and a superior work ethic in the classroom and on the playing field.
Safe Playing Environment
Players are matched by age and weight levels. There are strict mandatory equipment requirements. Suncoast Youth Football Conference provides Coaching Clinics and Risk Management Training. An enforced national rule book incorporates time-tested rules. A full-time executive staff supports all local associations and assists in sound policy creation.
Lakewood Jr. Spartans programs have no tryouts or cutting of rosters. Everyone participates under mandatory rules of play. On-field coaching is allowed for younger age levels. Individual awards are given only for academic excellence, not for on-field activities.