Berlin Youth Football and Cheerleading Association is a non-profit youth football and cheerleading program located in the town of Berlin, Connecticut. It's goals are to teach football and cheerleading in a safe, fun environment.

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The mission of Berlin Youth Football & Cheer is to provide a safe and structured learning environment to teach the fundamentals of the sports of football and cheerleading as well as develop social and team skills for the participants.  Through this active participation, Berlin Youth Football & Cheer helps develop fundamental values and skill sets that young people will grow to use throughout their lives on and off the field.


  • To provide a constructive and safe environment for our football players and cheerleaders to grow as individuals and teammates.
  • To promote and emphasize player safety, sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork.
  • To teach the fundamentals of football and cheerleading.
  • Ensure that each and every player receives the opportunity to maximize their individual potential.
  • Create effective processes which provide open communications with players, parents, and volunteers.
  • Help players develop a love and passion for the game.


Boxes to Boots Donations

Hello Berlin Bears Football and Cheer Families,

You may have seen the recent article on the front page of the Berlin Citizen or on Facebook Berlin Buzz about the organization Boxes to Boots and Kristen Gauvin recently taking over as President.  There is a concern that due to COVID there will be a lack of donations this year towards this great cause and myself and a couple other coaches that are veterans would like to ask for your help to support our troops who are deployed during the Holidays.  For the remainder of our Home Games I will be setting up a donation box for the list of attached supplies that are desperately needed.

Boxes to Boots Mission Statement:

Your participation makes a significant difference in the lives of military service men and women deployed overseas.

We send care packages filled with daily essentials, which are in short supply in some remote areas. These essentials include toothpaste/brushes, soap, shaving cream, sunscreen, lip balm and more. Snacks such as beef jerky and protein bars help supplement our troops’ rations and flavor packets for water offer these men and women a little variety as they work to stay hydrated.

Because of your generous support, Boxes to Boots is able to help supply these dedicated men and women with these basic necessities and with some valuable “extras” (playing cards and books) that truly brighten their days. 

For some of the recipients, these items are the only connection they have to home. Knowing that we recognize and honor their extraordinary sacrifice can sustain our troops during deployment.

Community Involvement and Giving back:

There will also be a great opportunity from 11AM to 3PM on November 14th for us to teach our children how to be part of this great community and to give back to this Berlin nonprofit organization that needs our help.  Kristen has rented out the New Britain Bees Stadium for assembling the boxes so we will have plenty of room to spread out.  I will follow up with more details as that date approaches.

For more information on other ways you can help please visit and learn how 100% of donations go directly to supporting Boxes to Boots.


Ryan Kelly

Head Coach C Football Team

As we say “One Town, One Family” let’s pull together for this great organization and their mission.  Thank you for your support!  Please feel free to forward to family and friends that will be attending our home games.


Items needed:

  • Sunscreen stick (NOT AEROSOL)
  • Cookies in small packs
  • Small squirt guns
  • Water enhancers (Gatorade, Crystal light)
  • Lip Balm
  • Baby wipes (small packages)
  • Travel-sized Toothpaste
  • Small bags of already popped popcorn
  • Sudoku or crossword books
  • Travel Size foot powder
  • Hard candy (or any other kind that won't melt)
  • Altoids, tic tacs, mints, gum
  • Small pack of sunflower seeds, nuts, salty snacks
  • Disposable razors
  • Tuna in a pouch
  • Small fun toys (yoyos, playing cards)
  • Roll-on or stick deodorant
  • Small cans of fruit
  • Toothbrushes
  • Gel shoe inserts
  • Small packs of qtips
  • Small packs of Beef jerky (that can fit into a vest pocket)
  • BLACK socks (not dress socks)
  • Slim Jims
  • Energy or granola bars (Clif, Lara, Luna, Kind)
  • Caribiners
  • Cooling towels
  • Ziploc slider bags


by posted 10/06/2020
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