Our Brief History
The Panther Organization started in 1997
with its founding members Jeff Key and Larry Sanders. With the support
of a group of willing and dedicate men and women. Tyrone Timmons, Twilla
Timmons, Dwayne E Sanders Sr., Daralyn Doby, Julia Timmons, Harold Williams,
Henry Harris, Mr. Scott, Henrietta Sanders, Chris Lundy, and Francis
Key. Our children descend in numbers from within the Community and surrounding
Communities to form one of the most dangerous and feared teams in T.B.Y.F.L.
The park stands erect in Progress Village
with football and baseball fields, a business office, concession stands,
shelters, announcer booth, and plenty of accommodating parking spaces.
This year in the spring of 2010 we stand to embark on a brand new state
of the art facilities which will include two football fields, five baseballs
fields, and air condition gym, and plenty activities for your enjoyment.
This is one more reason to become a Panther.
The Progress Village Panthers are comprised
of five Youth Football and Cheerleading squads that range in age from
4-14 years. The Progress Village Panthers are a non-profit organization.
Since its existence in 1997, the organization
has shown great stride and improvements as their presence continues
to be a dominating factor in the community. The Panthers have
grown to approximately 250 young boys and girls, which compete in the
Tampa Bay Youth Football League (TBYFL).
What Makes Us Different
Our primary focus is the children.
We teach them respect, discipline, and believe in education first and
then sports as the secondary importance.
Randomly throughout the season, each
player and cheerleader are required to present their progress reports
to their coaches before the start of any game or practice. Eligibility
is required in order to play or cheer. Letter grade must be a C or better.
Conduct grade cannot be lower than a B.
The Panther organization believes in
building a foundation that will instill future goals for our young boys
and girls and give them a sense of dedication and teamwork.
Because the organization places our perspectives
in the right order, this is what sets the Panthers above the rest.
Our Selection Process
Our coaching staff is carefully selected
based on their diligence, love, care, and attention to children, their
ability to teach them the fundamentals that they need to grow into strong,
educated athletes. Profanity, belittling or grabbing hold of our kids
in an aggressive manner will not be tolerated by the Organization.
Our selection of coaches are those who
have proven to be patient, understanding, committed and willing to make
long, hard, dedicated volunteer hours towards the preservation of our
Our focus, aim and goal are to provide
for our young people a shelter from the storm. With peer pressure at
an all time high, we seek to offer our young boys and girls of the community
an alternative by contributing to their futures in a more positive atmosphere,
the Panther Atmosphere.
The future of the Panthers is largely
dependent on the parents, the support of the community and the children.
We could not do it without you.
Now, sit back, relax and cool yourself
down as the Progress Village Panthers allow you to PAW around our site
and meet our Board Members, Coaches, Players and Cheerleaders.