AMHERST - A new Wolfpack division has started in the Cumberland Minor Football Wolfpack.
"The tyke division is for five to seven-year-olds," said Travise Dow, Wolfpack head coach and coordinator.
The tyke's play flag football, and 22 of them came out Monday night for the first Wolfpack practice of the 2013 fall season.
"We have room for a few more tykes," said Dow.
This is the fourth year since the Wolfpack entered Cumberland County and it continues to grow.
Almost 100 kids have registered for the 2013 fall season.
"That's a high for us," said Dow. "Having the new division has boosted numbers and we have new players in the peewee and bantam program."
The Wolfpack will be practicing five nights a week on the Winston Avenue gridiron.
The tykes practice Wednesday, the Atom and Mosquito divisions practice Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and the Peewee and Bantam teams practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Carter's Sports Cresting has jumped on board as the sponsor of the tyke division, while Amherst Toyota still sponsors the bantam's, the Amherst Fire Department sponsors the atom program, and the Amherst Lions Club is helping sponsor the peewees.
"Without the community coming forward to help out the program wouldn't go anywhere," said Dow. "It's fantastic seeing the love of the game being developed."
The Wolfpack is still open to new players.
"If they're new, just come out and try it," said Dow. "If you love it, you love it. If you try it and walk away from it, you can at least say you tried.
"The important thing is to come out, be open minded and have fun."
For more information about the Wolfpack and how to register, go to cumberlandwolfpack.com.