The Manatee Bulls + The Sarasota Lighting = Manasota Warriors!



The Manasota Warriors youth football and cheer organization was established in 2021 and is part of the Mid Florida Football and Cheer Conference. Our focus is on building character, self-confidence, sportsmanship, responsibility, and teamwork while developing our youth into positive contributors in the classroom and in our communities.


The Warriors are a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to giving back to our communities. Our organization is comprised of players and coaches of different races, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds where we EMBRACE our differences and SUPPORT each other as members of the TEAM.


The organization is dedicated to teaching the game of football in a safe environment with positive role models. We hold ourselves to a higher standard in how we coach and play. We enjoy the thrill of victory, the reality of defeat, and the importance of commitment to our TEAM and COMMUNITIES.


The staff of Manasota Warriors youth football and cheer organization has worked hard over the last year to make sure that the merge of the bulls and lighting was successful.  Over the years both organizations strived to develop our youth into positive contributors in the classroom and community but has also enjoyed success on the field. Over the years, both organizations have successfully competed in regional tournaments across the state.


As the Manasota Warriors look toward the future, the board is focused on securing sponsorship from the community and counties in which we live, work, and play to find more permanent practice and game facilities but also make much needed investment into equipment for our players.

The Warriors are currently working on an opportunity not only to have more permanent practice and game facilities, but also classroom space where we can give our players the tools to be successful in the classroom.


None of this would be possible without the support of our volunteers and sponsors! Those interested in supporting our organization can inquire by emailing Warriors.youth.sports@gmail.com. All contributions are tax deductible.

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