Football Divisions

INSTRUCTIONAL DIVISIONS OF PLAY
UNLIMITED WEIGHT & WEIGHTED
NON- COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS

DIVISIONS OF PLAY

AGE CUTOFF AS OF 7/31

WEIGHT

7U Division 7 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
8U Division 8 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
9U Division 9 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
AGE DIVISIONS CAN BE COMBINED

DIVISION OF PLAY

AGE CUT-OFF 7/31

STRIP WEIGHT + EQUIPMENT
ALLOWANCE

TINY MITE 7 YEARS OLD AND UNDER 85lbs + 5lbs= 90lbs
MIGHTY MITE 9 YEARS OLD AND UNDER 100lbs + 5lbs= 105lbs

 

 



 



 

ALL -AMERICAN DIVISIONS OF PLAY
AGE PROTECTED UNLIMITED WEIGHT
COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS

DIVISIONS OF PLAY

AGE CUTOFF AS OF 7/31

WEIGHT

10U Division 10 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
11U Division 11 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
12U Division 12 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
13U Division 13 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
14U Division 14 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
15U Division 15 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
AGE DIVISIONS CAN BE COMBINED

 

 



 



 


NATIONAL DIVISIONS OF PLAY
AGE & WEIGHT
COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS

DIVISIONS OF PLAY

AGE CUT-OFF AS OF 7/31

STRIP WEIGHT + EQUIPMENT
ALLOWANCE

CADET 9 and Under
114lbs + 5lbs= 119lbs
DIVISION 1 & DIVISION 2 10 Older Lighter 94lbs + 5lbs = 99lbs
JUNIOR PEE WEE 10 and Under
124lbs + 5lbs= 129lbs

DIVISION 1 & DIVISION 2 11 Older Lighter 104lbs + 5lbs = 109lbs
PEE WEE 11 and Under
139lbs + 5lbs= 144lbs
DIVISION 1 & DIVISION 2 12 Older Lighter 119lbs + 5lbs = 124lbs
JUNIOR MIDGET 12 and Under
159lbs + 6lbs= 165lbs
DIVISION 1 & DIVISION 2 13 Older Lighter 139lbs + 6lbs = 145lbs
PRE-GAME WEIGH-IN MUST BE CONDUCTED PRIOR TO ALL GAMES

CONFERENCE ALL STAR DIVISIONS OF PLAY
AGE PROTECTED UNLIMITED WEIGHT
*AYF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY ONLY

DIVISIONS OF PLAY

AGE CUTOFF AS OF 7/31

WEIGHT

10U ALL STARS 10 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31
UNLIMITED WEIGHT
12U ALL STARS 12 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
14U ALL STARS 14 YEARS OLD & UNDER AS OF 7/31
UNLIMITED WEIGHT

AGE DIVISIONS CAN BE COMBINED

 

Conference All-Star Division

Conference All-Star teams are for those kids who will be graduating from AYF and entering their high school programs (8th Graders), have maintained a high standard of academic performance, and would like to have the opportunity to experience participating in an out-of-state Championship Tournament.

The Conference All Star division gives those players in their last year of AYF (those 8th graders on teams did not qualify for a place at National Championship) a chance to compete on a national stage and create AYF memories to last a lifetime. This division also gives city-and-state assembled teams a chance to represent their conference in the national football community.

Each AYF National Conference has the opportunity to create a Conference All-Star team made up of players selected in the post season. Members should inquire with their Conference Commissioner for more details.The selection process is determined by the conference exclusively. To submit a team from play in the National Championships Conference All-Star Division, contact the AYF National Office.

International Division

To raise the level of global cultural awareness among our young people, and to make American football and cheerleading a truly universal sport, AYF has made a commitment to the help develop football and cheer internationally. The heart of this commitment is to increase the knowledge of and respect for other cultures by our young athletes. We also hope to make American football and cheerleading a truly global sport. By inviting and encouraging nations across the globe to join AYF, we will become an organization that integrates religions, cultures, ethnicities and languages via the universal appeal of football. Join our roster of international progams.

Inspiration Program

The Inspiraton Program was developed to foster a confidence and sense of self-worth that extends beyond the gridiron and into the school, family and community. Children with cognitive and physical disabilities are given the opportunity to transform their disabilities into abilities. Players are able to exercise regularly to become stronger and healthier, while building a network of friends, support, and trust. No scores will be kept, however it is still a fun, social and competitive environment.

There are no age, weight, or height restrictions. This is skill-based play. Find Inspiration divisions and rules at MYAYF.com.

National Championships

The American Youth Football National Championships features the largest youth football tournament in the world. Over 130 football teams, travel from throughout the USA to Kissimmee, Florida, home to Universal Studios Orlando, Islands Of Adventure and Disney world, to participate in weight protected, age protected, all-star, and instructional divisions to compete for the title of national champion. For more information please visit AYFchampionships.com.

Each team is guaranteed two games, winners advance to play for a National Championship. Games are played every other day. The National Championships is a week long tournament, with on and off field activities, including football clinics, an AYF only party at Universal Studios Orlando or Islands of Adventure.

Qualifying:

AYF has eight regions including Desert Pacific, Mountain Northwest, Midwest, Southwest, Big East, Atlantic, New England, and Southeast. Each region hosts a regional tournament, which is the qualifier for the National Championships. (Learn about your region.) Regional championships occur in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving weekend. Each region is responsible for scheduling their own Regional Football tournament. If there are no National Tournament Conferences in your area, you may apply for a wild card bid to the National Championship.

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Training & Coaching Tools

These selected training & coaching resources enhance the football experience for coaches, players and administrators alike.

HAWK TACKLING

Tackling Course

Developed by Pete Carrol and used by the Seattle Seahawks, the Ohio Buckeys and many other teams at all levels of play.

Coaching Youth Football

Published by Human Kinetics, Authored by Joe Galat

Book and Online course developed to teach fundamentals of coaching

CDC Concussion Course

How to identify concussions

Center for Disease Control Developed Program for detection of concussions in youth sports.

Riddell- Smarter Football

Proper Fitting

Riddell offers video instruction on how to properly fit your football pads and helmet.

8th Grade All-Star Game

An experience like no other. Select AYF seniors are invited to play on youth all star football's largest stage.

 

 

 

 

 

AYF Camps & Combines

A camp like no other - learn techniques to improve your in game perfomance. Get coached up by pros and get noticed on the field.

AYF Camps & combines offer a unique mix of combine and position specific drills to each and every athlete on field. We start the day with athletic evaluations of each athlete while running them through all of the major drills from the NFL combine. Our athletic drills include the 40 Yard Dash, Pro-Shuttle, 3-Cone, and Vertical Leap. Next up is our position specific training covering seven of the most common football positions on field. Our position groups include Defensive Backs, Linebackers, Defensive Linemen, Offensive Linemen, Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, and Running Backs.

Throughout the day our evaluators record film of each athlete performing their drills and enter their corresponding scores. Once finished, all of our athletes are encouraged to log into their AYF combine account to see how they compare to AYF athletes from around the world.