May 13, 2024

Tavares Youth Football Teams Win Spring Football Championships

1.4 min read| Published On: May 13th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Tavares Youth Football Teams Win Spring Football Championships

1.4 min read| Published On: May 13th, 2024|

It was a great day as the Tavares Youth Football League had a reason to celebrate, with their 8U, 10U, and 12U spring football teams clinching championships.

This marks the 2nd consecutive year that the 12U team has secured the championship, maintaining an undefeated season! Such success speaks volumes for Lake County, showcasing the strength of its youth program. Among the notable youth programs are the Buffalo Stampeders and Tavares Youth Leagues, which have provided platforms for young athletes to shine.

This success often translates well when many of these young athletes progress to junior high school and high school levels. We continue to witness top talent emerging from Lake & Sumter County each year, a testament to laying strong foundations.

Congratulations are due to all the players, with special recognition for the coaches and family members who generously give their time to support these young athletes in enjoying the beautiful sport of football. Many parents commit to taking their kids to practice three times a week and accompanying the team on Saturdays for game days. Such commitment is commendable.

The Tavares Youth Football League operates as a non-profit organization, relying on community volunteers without financial aid from the government. TYFL states, “The mission of Tavares Youth Football League is to enable young people to benefit from participating in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through active participation in football, TYFL programs instill fundamental values, skills, and knowledge that young people will utilize throughout their lives.”

What I find compelling about football is that regardless of age, one can discover valuable insights about oneself that resonate throughout life. Not every player will pursue college football, and only a select few will play professionally. Yet, providing children with the opportunity to compete and learn on platforms like this is truly a blessing.

Kudos to all the volunteers, coaches, parents, and especially the players for representing Lake County! Go Little Dawgs!!

Photo Credit – Tavares Youth Football League

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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