AYF/AYC is divided in to 8 regions. These regions are designed to faciliatate communication between local member organizations within the region. Regions also host regional qualifiers, for members who are interested in intermural play and whose organizations that have expressed interest in playing with a view to participating in the American Youth Football & Cheer National Championships as well as the All-Star Game. Listed below are national tournament conferences, which are members who have opted in to intermural competition, whose ambitions include participating in the National Championship tournament.



Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina


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Region Staff

Chairman: Travis Scott
Cheer Director: Kelly Frazier
Delaware State Chair: Shawn Womack
Maryland State Co-Chairs: Kim Cherry & Brian Hawkins Virginia State Co-Chairs: Eric Heitzel & Ralph Moore
North Carolina State Co-Chairs: Moe Evans & Rodney Cooper South Carolina State Chair: TBA
Certification Coordinators: Kim Cherry & Danyel Lewis
Region All Star Coordinator: Sterling Collins

National Championship Conferences

●  Piedmont AYF

●  Greater Charlotte AYF

●  East Carolina AYF & Cheer

●  Hampton Roads AYF & Cheer

●  Central Virginia AYF

●  Northern Virginia AYF

●  Virginia AYF Alliance

●  The Metro

●  Southern Maryland AYF

●  Delmarva



Big East


New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Northern Maryland, West Virginia



Region Staff

Chairman: Lou Montanaro
Vice Chairman: Mike Keys
Cheer Director: Tina Certo
Football Operations Coordinator: Cartez Hinez Region Compliance Director: Dexter Archibold

New York State Chair:
New Jersey State Chair: Clyde Olson Pennsylvania State Chair: Tom Gontz
Northern Maryland State Chair: Curtis Covington West Virginia State Chair: TBA

National Championship Conferences

●  NJAYF - Jersey Shore

●  Empire State

●  Taconic Youth Football and Cheer

●  Pennsylvania Elite AYF

●  Team Maryland AYF

●  Garden State AYF

●  Capital Beltway League

●  Bayside Conference



Desert Pacific


Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, New Mexico, Southern California, Southern Nevada


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Region Staff

Chairman: James McKinney
Cheer Director: Deb Sprewell
Assistant Cheer Director: Pam Cronauer
Southern California State Diplomats: Barbara Obendorfer & Phillip Lomax Arizona State Diplomat: TBA

National Championship Conferences

●  San Diego AYF Conference

●  Badlands AYF El Paso

●  Inland Valley Youth Football & Cheer Conference

●  Pacific Coast Conference

●  Phoenix AYF

●  Tucson Youth Football & Spirit Federation

●  Flagstaff

●  Morenci Valley

●  Yuma

●  Las Vegas

●  Pac West

●  Kings Conference




States: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin


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Region Staff

Chairman: William W. Tandy Vice Chairman: Ralph Moore Cheer Director: Teresa Parham

National Championship Conferences

●  Columbus AYF

●  AYF/AYC Michigan Conference

●  Southeast Michigan Youth Football League

●  North Coast Youth Football and Cheer

●  North East Ohio AYF



Mountain Northwest

States:Northern California, Northern Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska


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Region Staff

Vice Region Chairmans: Mark Tyrrell & Ranon Ross Cheer Director: Shannon Candelario

National Championship Conferences

●  NorCal Youth Football and Cheer

●  NorCal Federation

●  Greater Northwest (Columbia)

●  Auburn River

●  Thurston County

●  Greater Seattle

●  Portland




New England

States:Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut


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Region Staff

Chairman: Buzz Labbe
Vice Chairman: Tim Whitcomb Cheer Director: Keesha Dickey

National Championship Conferences

●  Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading

●  Central Massachusetts AYF

●  Connecticut Youth Football and Cheer

●  New Hampshire Youth Football and Spirit

●  Baystate Youth Football and Cheerleading

●  Connecticut Youth Spirit

●  Dual County Tri Valley

●  Shoreline Youth Football

●  Queen City





Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi


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Region Staff

Chairman: Don Lipari
Vice Chairman: TBA
Cheer Director: Julie Bolton
Director of Administration and Communication: Patricia Johnson Director of Recruitment & Membership: Don Lipari Administrative Assistant: Quinedda Floyd
Georgia Delegate: Curtis Smith
Board Member: Frank Gargett
Board Member: Charles Brown
Board Member: Merlin Smith
Board Member: Diedrea Willis

Board Member: Julie Bolton

National Championship Conferences

●  Central Florida Youth Football League

●  Florida Youth Football Conference

●  Manatee YMCA Youth Football League

●  Unity Youth Football Conference

●  Big Peach Youth Football Conference

●  Gulf Coast Youth Football and Cheer

●  Jacksonville AYF

●  South Florida NYFL






Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas



Region Staff

Chairman: L.E. Chamberlain
Vice Chairman: Earl Lee
Cheer Director: Stacey Bailiff
Executive Director of Administration: Joyce G. Sinnette Deputy Director of Athletics: Olivia Dominguez

Deputy Director of Personnel: Richard Hamilton Deputy Director of Risk Management: Cedric Benoit Arkansas State Chair: Derwin Harris
Louisiana State Chair: Byron Porter
Oklahoma State Chair: Lynn J. Miller
Texas State Chair: Steve Barnett

National Championship Conferences

●  Greater Houston AYF

●  Greater San Antonio AYF

●  Central Texas AYF

●  Middle Rio Grande AYF

●  NTX United AYF

●  East Texas AYF

●  New Orleans AYF

●  Vernon AYF

●  Shreveport AYF

●  SEC Houston AYF

●  SWAC Mo-City AYF

● NTX Dallas AYF