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Pelham Razorbacks Youth Football & Cheerleading

Home of the 2015 AYC Division 14 National Champions

The Pelham Razorbacks are a proud member of the American Youth Football and Cheer (AYF) organization, the largest youth football and cheer organization in the country.

The Razorbacks organization encourages the highest levels of sportsmanship, teamwork and fair-play.  Our affiliation with AYF ensures our kids play football and cheer in a safe, competitive and fundamentally sound environment.

Winding Down


The temperature is changing and we are in the homestretch as Week 7 of football is in the books and cheer has begun competitions.  Congrats to our D8 and D10 girls for 2nd place finishes at Season Premier this past Saturday.  Football had a busy weekend in Salem as well as Derry as they look ahead to playoffs.


Things will come fast over the next few weeks so it is very important to watch for updates and stay in close contact with your child’s coach and/or team mom.  Please note:


  • Next weekend, October 21/22 is the last weekend of regular season football.  8U does not have playoffs so their season will end.  All our other teams should be in the playoffs which will mean more games later that week.  If any of our teams must play in a quarterfinal playoff game, that will take place on Wednesday October 25th or possibly Thursday, October 26th.  Semi-final games will be on Saturday, October 28th.  All times and sites are TBD.
  • Saturday, October 21st is the Derry/Windham Cheer Explosion in Concord.  After that is the State cheer event on Sunday, October 29th at SNHU.  Lastly, on Sunday, November 5th is the competition we sponsor with Londonderry and we will need many volunteers as this is our largest fundraiser of the year.  Please see below link to sign up to help as they are short shifts where you are not required to pay the entry fee and get to watch your daughter when it is her time to perform:


Click Here to Volunteer


  • Banquet dates have been posted on our Facebook page and tickets will be on sale on the following dates at the shack from 6pm-730pm:
    • Tuesday 10/17
    • Thursday 10/19
    • Tuesday 10/24
    • Wednesday 10/25
  • Some important banquet notes:
    • Every attendee must have a ticket as we are charged for each seat/place setting.
    • Tickets are $27 each and must be purchased by 10/25 for this price
    • Monday, October 30th will be final chance to purchase tickets and they will be $30 each.
    • Check/Cash is preferred but if credit card option is needed, it may be available starting on 10/24.  See Kelly Vanti or Kate Ketelaar for details.


Lastly, as we prepare for playoff and competition season, my ask of all parents and fans is to please respect the role our coaches play as they prepare the boys and girls for more intense events.  On the cheer side, the girls always get nervous before performing and our coaches and directors know how to calm them down and deal with things that come up.  Regardless of where they place, it is the experience we want them to enjoy and remember.  On the football side, playoff games are very intense.  A reminder on how we do things here – coaches coach, kids play, referees officiate and spectators watch and cheer.  Once the players arrive for warm-ups, please let them be with their teams.  Unless a coach or team mom calls for you (maybe child not feeling well or got banged up), parents should not be approaching the benches during the game and should sit in designated areas to watch the games.


We may not win a state championship at each level we compete and that is ok.  There will be jubilation when we win and possible tears if we lose from the kids.  But let’s celebrate and be thankful for the experience the kids were able to have, the friendships formed and life lessons taught during this time as it goes by quick.


Please continue to check our Facebook page and look to your team mom and coaches for updates.





by posted 10/16/2017
Preparing for the 2017 Season

Preparing for 2017 Season


We are under 6 months away until opening day of Razorbacks 2017.  We have the season start date so please plan accordingly as first day of practices will be Monday July 31st.  We go Mondays-Thursday until our first weekend of games and then teams set their own practice schedules which can include Fridays and Saturdays during the season.  We do not practice over Labor Day weekend so that Friday through Monday is free for you.

Registration for the 2017 season is now open and will again be an online process.  That link is at the bottom of this message as well as available through our home page.  Please note the following important registration requirements as if they are not followed, your child will not be considered registered:

  • Payment is expected at time of registration.  Registration not accompanied by payment is considered incomplete unless prior arrangements have been made through one of our board members.

  • DO NOT register with a PO Box – we need a physical Pelham address.

  • When listing an emergency contact, you must use a different name than the parent registering the child.

  • Read the questions carefully.  

    • Grade during the 2016-17 season is the grade your child is currently in.

    • If they are currently in kindergarten – put “0”.

  • Returning players/cheerleaders who properly register and pay prior to March 15th are guaranteed a spot on a team.

  • New players/cheerleaders (along with returners) are then added after March 15th based on the date they are properly registered and paid.  Although we do not anticipate teams maxing out, if we reach capacity, we place children based on their registration date and then create wait lists.

  • Same as last year, we will only be accepting Medical Clearance forms.  The form is provided under Documents on our home page along with the Concussion Awareness waiver and Anti Bullying Form.  If your child’s physical is not scheduled until after the start of the season, you need to get this form signed off by their doctor prior to them taking field.  The doctor must sign and date this form with a 2017 date.

  • In June and July, we will have nights for additional paperwork turn in, including report cards.


That’s it for now as continue to check our home and Facebook page for updates.  Below is the link to register your child(ren).



by posted 02/23/2017
Regional Finals Weekend

Regional Final Weekend


The Razorbacks invaded Connecticut this weekend as we had 4 teams competing in the New England Finals.  The weekend started with our D12 and D14 cheer teams giving their all against the best of the best in New England and both squads taking home 2nd place in their division.  Our Division 14 Team will be continuing on to Nationals to compete in the AYF National Championships.  On Sunday, our football teams took on the Connecticut state champs on their home turf and fought hard but could not capture the title.  Congratulations to all our athletes and thank you to all the coaches and supporters on great seasons.

Our banquets were a great time and great food as always.  Next year we are looking to change the menu a bit and try the ham and turkey options to go along with a night of chicken.

Congratulations to our new board members – Milissa Fox who will be our new Fundraising Director and Joy Cawley who will our new Cheer Director.  Thank you to all our board members for their service this year and special thanks to Dawn Tucci for her many years of service as she has been instrumental in building our cheer program to one of the elite ones in the state and New England. 

We are now in close up mode as Kenny will be collecting all outstanding football equipment and uniforms as remember that all teams must return their game jerseys except 13U as they can keep theirs as they bid farewell to our program.  Joy will also be collecting cheer uniforms.

Lastly, with our Division 14 girls heading to Florida along with some 8th graders for all stars, you will see various fundraising efforts from them.  Please help if you can or spread the word as there will be canning, raffles and other events to help defray costs. 

Keep an eye on our home and Facebook pages for updates from Florida as well as 2017 registration which will be here soon.  Have a great Thanksgiving and holiday season.

by posted 11/22/2016
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