SW Panthers Inc. was established in 2001 to help provide the youth of South Windsor with the principles of good citizenship, sportsmanship, and knowledge in the competitive fundamentals of football and cheerleading. It is the purpose of the South Windsor

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SW Panthers Football Philosophy and Goals
posted 11/23/2010

SW Panthers Football Philosophy

The South Windsor Panthers Program strives to provide all participants ages 6 –13(not entering HS) with the opportunity to learn and compete in the game of football. It is the commitment of the program, board and the coaching staff to do everything possible to make sure every player becomes better in terms of their ability and understanding of the game of football.  The D Team, C Team, B Team and A Team are considered separate groups and have slightly varying philosophies as follows:         

C Team & D Team

The C Team and D Team are designed to expose youth to the basics of football in a positive learning environment. The program emphasizes the basics of offense and defense with players participating on both sides of the ball.  While scores will be known, we will not stress winning and losing but let the games serve as a learning environment.  The focus is on continuous improvement throughout the season, having fun, learning about the game and giving 100%.     

A Team & B Team

On the A Team and B Team, while there is still a strong emphasis on skills and good sportsmanship, playing time and positions are determined on ability, effort, attendance and attitude.  The goal of each game is to field the most competitive team possible which may not equate into equal playing time for all team members but every effort will be given to afford all players an opportunity to participate. This program prepares the players for high school football and the realities of competitive competition. 
Football Program Goals:


  • Our primary goal is to build character, self-confidence, self-motivation, dedication, discipline, and teamwork.
  • Establish a process of identifying, selecting and training volunteer coaches, assistants and others that are committed to achieving SW Panthers mission and goals, while serving as role models in their conduct.
  • Make sure 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.
  • Ensure all participants learn football fundamentals, as well as team play, good sportsmanship and fair play, in a manner that allows them to enjoy the game of football.
  • Provide equipment, facilities and instruction that are consistent with safe play.
  • To be a feeder program for South Windsor High School.
  • Help players develop a love and passion for the game.


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