Over A Hundred Years Of Combined Coaching Experience

Football & Cheerleading for kids 8th grade and under.


Our awesome cheer-leaders make up our mini team and our JV team. Head coach Tracy Carpenter and her team help supply our game day cheer.

Silver Hawks

The Silver Hawks are the current reigning Big Super Bowl Champs. This squad is under the guidance of Jim Shrewsbury

Red Raiders

The Red Raiders are led by their Head Coach David Bush & his team of assistant coaches. This squads motto is "Hit Hard, Hit Low, Hit Fast"


The Spartans are the newest squad but that didn't stop head coach Alex Floutsis from getting 2 of his squads into inaugural Super Bowl games.

Orange Tigers

Head Coach Dan Miles and his staff brings their Orange Tigers and a rich tradition of success to the league in 2016. Welcome Orange Tigers

7th & 8th Grade Football Camp

Sunday Night Football

The Andrean High School Coaching Staff will be running a 6 week football camp for 7th & 8th grade kids every Sunday evening from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, starting April 10th. This clinic will teach football fundamentals and skills for both offence and defense. NWI Youth Football encourages all of our 7th and 8th graders to come and participate in this awesome camp. Please download the participation form  here and fill it out and mail it and the $20 cost to Andrean Football, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville. IN 46410. Camp T-Shirt included in the $20 fee. 

Dates: April 10th, 17th & 24th. May 1st, 8th and 15th. 

*This camp is open to all 7th & 8th graders and not exclusive to NWI Youth Football League

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On Friday July 24th 2015, our Draft 2015 took place. The following players were assigned to the following in teams in no particular order: Roy Hegwood is drafted by the Hawks Big Team Christopher Poulos is drafted by the Spartans Big Team Tyler Hemmons is drafted by the Spartans Big Team James Streator is drafted […]

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Football Sign-Ups The majority of of sign-ups have been completed and our most recent sign-ups in June was a success. With all the recent rain many of the Spring sports had make up games going on and we’ve received numerous phone calls from families wanting to attend, but because of other sports commitments, couldn’t be […]

NWI Youth Football And Cheer Sign Ups

Following our successful “March Early Bird” signups, we are back in action this week with our Spring Football And Cheer Sign Ups. They will take place this weekend and next (May 16th & 23rd) at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway Merrillville. There is ample parking so please pull around to the back and our registration […]

Sign up dates for NWI Youth Football & Cheer are set

 NWI Youth Football & Cheer provides both football and cheer programs to children from all over  Northwest Indiana. Our programs cater to all children 8th grade and under. Our league winter hiatus is coming to an end. Seems like a crazy statement as snow piles up outside from the recent blizzard but NWI Youth Football […]

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NWI Youth Football & Cheer

Home office:
314 Timi Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46385

Practice Location:
Living Hope Church
9000 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN

Game Location:
Andrean High School
5959 Broadway
Merrillville, IN