The Franklin Cowboys — 44 Years and Still Going Strong . . .

The Franklin Youth Football and Cheer Program was created by the Franklin Optimist Club in 1970. As we enter our fourth decade as a program dedicated to the positive development of the youth in Franklin, we have grown into one of the largest and most successful programs in the middle Tennessee. As proud members of the Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TNYFL), the Franklin Cowboys boast one of the largest and best equipped programs in our league.

Throughout the years, our organization, equipment and facilities are at the top of many comparable youth programs in Middle Tennessee. Having experienced exceptional growth, we continually work to improve all aspects of our organization. We certainly feel that our volunteer efforts leave a positive lasting legacy to all participants and the community that we live. While our competitive spirit has proven successful, as seen by our many championships, our legacy of developing and mentoring young men and women is our greatest accomplishment.

In short, our philosophy can be summed-up by three simple core values . . .

Commitment, Integrity and Respect.

The Franklin Cowboys Youth Football and Cheer program have been recognized by several community organizations, which identify us as one of the "Best Youth Sports Programs" in the area. As we prepare for the upcoming season we are reaching out to our community for more support than ever.  In our 40+ years, no player or cheerleader has ever been turned-away from our program for their inability to pay a registration fee. We are dedicated more than ever to that principle, as we expect 400+ football players and 100+ cheerleaders this season.

We appreciate the generous support from many businesses and individuals received over the years. Now, more than ever, we need your help and commitment to help ensure the continued success of this community program for our children for the next 40 years.