Registration set for May 3 in Manawa
By Holly Neumann
Jim Gorman has stepped up to fill the position as President of the Manawa Cowboys following Bob Sell’s resignation.
“The Manawa Cowboys organization has been such a valuable and instrumental learning experience for our youth,” who was also recently named Manawa’s police chief. “When Bob decided to retire, I chose to take it over rather than to see it end.”
Gorman has been involved in the program since it began in 2002.
“I started getting involved with coaching aspect of it about six years ago,” he said. “The kids learn the basics of football, along with having fun. It helps prepare them for middle school and high school years.”
Participants in the youth football and cheerleading program learn dedication, respect, responsibility and teamwork, according to Gorman.
Football is a full-contact program open to all students entering grades 3-6.
“I want them to remember these years for the rest of their lives,” Gorman said. “Bob Sell created an amazing football program, we are basically following the path he started. He was truly inspirational.”
Gorman, has lived in the Manawa area the past 15 years.
“I want the kids to get to know me and feel comfortable around me,” he said. “As they grow older, knowing that I was the police chief, they have a built a relationship with me and can come to me when they need to.”
Along with running the program, Gorman plans to coach as well.
Jen Rosin will oversee the cheerleaders.
Registration for the 2016 season will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the commons at Little Wolf Junior/Senior High School in Manawa. Anyone unable to attend registration can mail forms to with payment to Manawa Cowboys, 319 Pine St., Manawa, WI 54945. Visit www.mid-stateyouthfootball.org or www.manawayouthsports.org to print out the necessary forms.
The cost is $150 for returning football players, $200 for new football players and $100 for cheerleaders.