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Westside Connection Youth Football Philosophy

The Westside Connection Youth Football program believes in creating a safe and fun learning environment for every student-athlete that participates in our program. With proper coaching and proper technique, we believe the game of football will teach our impressionable youth the necessary traits to become positive citizens on and off the field. We believe the game of football is a very physical, and demanding sport, which requires hard work and dedication from all players, parents, and coaches. We also believe with the correct guidance a student-athlete can overcome any obstacle, mental or physical, and be successful in the sport of football. We believe every coach, parent, and student-athlete can respect all the rules and regulations of the sport of football, and the Westside Connection. We believe all student-athletes deserve to play as long as they are coachable, attend practice, and participate to the best of their abilities. Lastly, we believe every student-athlete can learn everything necessary to be successful at the next level of competition.

Interested in Coaching

If you are interested in coaching please contact Charlie Silvas at 712-253-0319. Westside Connection requires every coach to pass a background check, complete USA Heads-Up football certification, and complete the Double-Goal Coach certification with Positive Coaching Alliance. The Westside Connection will pay all fees for background checks and certifications.


Teams that participate in this league are:

Bishop Heelan Saders Dakota Valley
Elk Point Hinton Lawton-Bronson
Sergeant Bluff-Luton North South Sioux City
Vermillion Westside Connection East
Westwood/West Monona Woodbury Central  


Schedules are created and distributed by the league.  Each team will get 1 home game.   All Coaches must be USA Heads Up Football certified. Each team will get 4-5 games scheduled by the league. Games will be on Saturdays.

Home Team parents are expected to run the chains.

All Westside Connection home games will be played at Riverside Field.  


What do I need to provide my child as far as equipment?
Helmet, Mouthpiece, practice jersey and cleats

Why are game times provided on a week to week basis rather than a regular game schedule?
The Sioux Borders league only assigns which teams will play each other and when.  The home team is responsible for scheduling and communicating game times with the visiting team.  Once those times are communicated to our coaches the information is sent out to the parents.  

What are you doing as an organization to ensure the safety and well-being of our kids in this high contact sport?
All Football coaches must pass a background check, complete USA Heads-up Football certification and the Double-Goal Coach Certification with Positive Coaching Alliance.  They must also practice the things that they learn within these certifications.  

Where does my $80 players fee go?
The players fee goes to cover equipment and league costs. We also do fundraisers to help cover costs that the players fees do not cover.  

Football Committee

Anthony Rivera

Football Advisor

Phone: 712.899.7892

Antonio Medina

Lead Coach

Phone: 712.635.9703

Alonso Cota


Phone: 712.389.6872


Parent Member

Shelby Vo-Herfel

Public Relations

Phone: 712.212.0046




Safety Officer