Our football program has been created and tailored for the best interests of our participants. We want to make sure that this program allows our kids to have fun, play hard, grow & mature and protect their well being.
Here are some key points that our program highlights:
Kids compete with kids of similar age and size
AYF football is safer than soccer
No logged/tracked personal statistics
AYF exists to use football, cheerleading, dance and a respect for education to develop strong, smart, responsible, healthy young men and women. We give them experiences that build their appreciation for and understanding of leadership, teamwork, and discipline.
While individual statistics may be more common, particularly among older football players, AYF only recognizes the athletic accomplishments of the team, not the individual. We don’t track personal tallies of touchdowns or yards rushing per game. We don’t count sacks or blocked kicks. We applaud the athletic efforts of the team to reinforce the importance of teamwork, with each member.
We do not try to build stars. We don’t want to over-inflate a young ego, nor do we want to risk injuring the self-esteem of any young person. Whether our kids have good days or bad, they are still an integral part of our team…and always will be.