Awards

American Youth Football & Cheer celebrates those who make a difference on or off the field and in the classroom, AYF & AYC recognize individual, team and community accomplishments.

Our awards include, Individual and League Scholastic award, Football, Cheer & Dance Coach of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, "Giving Back," and Team & Squad of the Year award.

American Youth Football also honors and inducts exceptional indicviduals into its Youth Football and Cheer Hall of Fame, who have served for a minimum of 25 years.

Each year AYF crowns its national champions in each Football, Cheer, Dance & Step.

Scholastic Awards

Criteria: Individual and Leage Scholastic Awards are awarded to individuals and Leagues who maintain a GPA of 3.0. Nominate a student or league.

Coach of the Year

Criteria: The coach of the year award is awarded to coaches based on a combination of their on and off filed performance. As important as wins, are a teams contribution to their communities. Nominate a coach.

Volunteer Awards

Criteria: Demonstrating a commitment to others is central to receiveing the Volunteer of the Year Award. Nominate a volunteer.

Giving Back Award

Criteria: Demonstrating a commitment to others is central to receiveing the Volunteer of the Year Award. Nominate a volunteer.

Award Recipients

 

2015 Award Recipients

AYF All American Division Football Coach of the Year - Pat Dunbar, Inland Empire Ducks 14U

AYF National Division Football Coach of the Year - Frank Knox, Virginia Beach Cavaliers D1 Jr Pee Wee

AYC Cheer coach of the Year - Michelle Civale, D12 Blue Shelton Vikings Conn

AYC Dance/Step coach of the Year - Carmela Loving, Bux Mont Panthers

AYF Volunteer of the Year - Travis Scott, Atlantic Region Chairman

AYC Volunteer of the Year - Tina Certo, Big East Cheer And Dance Director

Academic Achievement Alliance of the Year - New Jersey AYF

AYF Giving Back- Team Maryland - Clean up post Baltimore Riots

Most Gold Medal Rankings - Atlantic Region

2014 Award Recipients

AYF All American Division Football Coach of the Year - Keefe Matheny-IE Ducks 14U-Desert Pacific Region

AYF National Division Football Coach of the Year - Ronald Gray

AYC Cheer coach of the Year - Tanya Alexander

AYC Dance/Step coach of the Year - Paisley McGhee

AYF Volunteer of the Year - James McKinney

AYC Volunteer of the Year - Kelly Frazier

Academic Achievement Alliance of the Year - Greater Phoenix AYF

AYF Giving Back- Southwest Region

Most Gold Medal Rankings - Big East Region

2013 Award Recipients

AYF All American Division Football Coach of the Year - Angela Lambson-Winston Salem Tiny Rams 8th grade All American-Atlantic Region

AYF National Division Football Coach of the Year - Dennis Harding-Parkside Warriors Jr Midgets-Big East Region

AYC Cheer coach of the Year - Vicki Bishoff-Hunterdon Huskies-Big East Region

AYF Volunteer of the Year - Lou Montanaro-NJAYF-AYF National Allstars

AYC Volunteer of the Year - Tammy Gagne-New Hampshire-New England Region

Academic Achievement Alliance of the Year - Central Texas AYF

AYF Giving Back- Phoenix AYF feeding America donated over a 2,000 pounds of food

AYF Scholastic League of the Year- San Diego AYF-Desert Pacific Region


2012 Award Recipients

AYF National Division Football Coach of the Year - Anthony Robinson

AYF All American Division Football Coach of the Year - Todd Peterson

AYC Cheer coach of the Year - Linda Atkins

AYC Volunteer of the Year - Adrienne Marko

AYF Volunteer of the Year - Phil Lomax

Academic Achievement Alliance of the Year - Central Texas AYF

AYF Giving Back - Desert Pacific Region

2011 Award Recipients

Academic Conference of the Year: New Jersey AYF

Kraft FIght Hunger Giving Back to the Community League of the Year Award Winner: New Jersey AYF - Jersey Shore.

Cheer Coach of Year: Mindy Doyle - Howell, NJ

National Division Football Coach of the Year: Alan Money, SEV Thunder, Phoenix AYF

All American Division Football Coach of the Year: Parris Pisiona, Steel Canyon Cougars, San Diego Youth Football Conference

AYC Volunteer of Year: Julie Bolton

AYF Volunteer of Year: Kim Scott

2010 Award Recipients

Volunteer of The Year: Deb Smith - New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference

Football Coach of The Year:

All-American Division Joe Cianflone - Mint Hill, NC

National Division: Curtis Covington - Forest Park, MD

Cheer Coach of The Year- Kathy Robinson - Oak Grove, CA

Giving Back to the Community Association and Conference of The Year: Garden Grove Falcons Pacific Coast Conference, CA President: Dean Pilaconis

Academic Association of The Year - New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference

2009 Award Recipients

Volunteer of The Year: Andy & Linda Vanti, New Hampshire

Football Coach of The Year: All-American Division: Steve Miller - Aspetuk Wildcats, Connecticut

Cheer Coach of The Year: Tina McCarthy - Westford LIttleton, Massachusettes

Giving Back to the Community Organization of The Year: NH Youth Football & Spirit Conference

2008 Award Recipients

Volunteer of The Year: Dee Grayer- Chandler, Arizona

Football Coach of The Year:

All-American Division: Mike Gomez- Osceola Panthers, Florida

National Division - Cheerleader Coach of The Year- Mary Nessling- Chicagoland, Il

Giving Back to the Community Organization of The Year: Chandler Youth Football and Cheer

2007 Award Recipients

Volunteer of The Year: Mike Taylor, Harvard, MA

Football Coach of The Year:

All-American Division
Jim Dihu, Park Ridge Il

National Division: Mike Fairfax, Charlotte, North CA

Cheerleader Coach of The Year - Michael Shannon - Bedford, NH

2006 Awards Recipients

Volunteer of The Year - Diane Cecchetti - NH

Football Coach of The Yea r- All-American Division: Lenny Bacarella - Monroe, CT

National Division - Dean Pilaconis - El Segundo, CA

Cheerleading Coach of the Year

Large Squad - Bonnie Pietragallo – Westford, MA

Small Squad - Anna Johnson - Leyden, IL

Giving Back to the Community Organization of The Year- Monroe Little Lions, CT

Giving Back Team of the Year- Wildwood Seminoles , IL

2005 Awards Recipients

Volunteer of the Year - Dave Bickel - Halifax, PA

League Giving Back Award of the Year- Palos Verdes Football and Cheer, Palos Verdes, CA

Community Giving Back Award of the Year - San Diego Youth Football and Cheer, San Diego, CA

Academic Team of the Year: Needham Eagles - Needham Jr. Football - Needham, MA

Football Coach of the Year:

National Division- Dennis Beatty: New Britain, Connecticut

All-American Division - Mike Scalzo: Ridgefield, Connecticut

Cheerleading Coach of the Year- Pam Cronauer - San Diego, CA

2004 Awards Recipients

Volunteer of the Year: Randy Workman - Mountaineer Youth Football and Cheer, Bridgeport, WV

Football Coach of the Year: Pete Tauvela - Alvarado Patriots, San Diego Youth Football, CA

Cheerleading Coach of the Year: Carolyn Gray - Metro Youth Sports, Ft Wayne, IN

Academic Team of the Year: Westchester Raiders Football and Cheerleaders, Chicagoland, Il

Giving Back to Community Team of Year: Nate Foster - End Zone Club, Cincinnati, OH

2003 Awards Recipients

Coach of the Year Football: Reggie Wayland, Springfield, VA

Coach of the Year Cheer: Sandee Adragna, Tucson, AZ

Volunteer of the Year : Charlie Brunner, Blakeslee, PA (Youth Association of Pocono Mountain)

Academic Team of the Year: Halifax, PA — Dave Bickel

Giving Back to Community Team of the Year: Halifax, PA — Dave Bickel

2002 Award Recipients

Coach of the Year: Ken Beamon- Hamilton Bulldogs – Hamilton Youth Football, Hamilton, OH

Cheer Coach of the Year: Cathy Burris- Redondo Beach, CA

Volunteer of the Year: Craig Giunta, Cherry Hill, NJ

National Scholastic Champion: Halifax Bobcats- Halifax, PA

2001 Award Recipients

AYF Coach of the Year: Jeff Hathaway, coach of the Bridgeport Little Indians of Bridgeport, WV

AYF Cheerleader Coach of the Year - Stacy Brown Tri-County Central New York

AYF Volunteer of The Year -Dave Gillot, Mountaineer Youth Football Conference WV

2000 Awards Recipients

AYF Football Coach of The Year - Tony Truscello- Wallkill youth football

AYF Cheerleader Coach of The Year- Shelley Mitchell- Mountaineer Conference- WV

AYF Volunteer of The Year- Lori Luthe, Cherry Hill, New Jersey Midget Football League

1999 Awards Recipients

AYF Coach of The Year - Scotty "Bear" Adams, Little League Terriers- Vinton, VA

AYF Cheerleader Coach of The Year - Paula Bennett, Clarksburg Little Eagles Jr. Rangers, WV