St. Pete Lil' Devils is one of the top football and cheerleading programs in Pinellas County, having won several championships in multiple age groups.

 

The Lil' Devils compete in the Suncoast Youth Football Conference, formerly the Pinellas County Youth Conference, which includes eleven other teams from around the Pinellas County area, including in Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, and Dunedin.

 

The St Pete Lil' Devils program was organized in 1969 and has been dedicated since then to providing inner-city children an alternative to the drugs and violence that they are exposed to daily. The program offers boys (through football) and girls (through cheerleading) the opportunity to learn discipline, dedication, and teamwork. They are coached by role models who provide them an example they can admire and respect. Through the years, many Lil' Devils players have gone on to be successful leaders and athletes, including a St. Petersburg City Councilman and a third overall draft pick to the NFL.

The team is operated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) (formally called the St Pete Junior Football Athletic Association) and is completely staffed by dedicated volunteers to take care of organizing everything from registration, tryouts, clinics, practices, coaching, games, travel and more. The program also helps underprivileged kids who cannot afford the registration fees.