American Youth Football & Cheer

Mission Statement

American Youth Football, Inc., established in 1996, is a support services organization, dedicated to Giving Back to communities by promoting the wholesome development of youth through their association with exemplary adult leaders in the sport of American football and cheer. Guidelines are established to ensure that players play in an atmosphere of learning with a competitive balance between teams.

Goals

Dedicated to teaching youth through positive role models.

Emphasis on learning, playing, and enjoying the sport while instilling high moral standards by stressing the importance of academic achievement and community involvement.

Helping kids become leaders and teammates;

Fostering confidence and a sense of self-worth, in players that extend beyond the gridiron and into the school, family and community;

To prepare youngsters to face the future with sportsmanship, teamwork, honesty, responsibility, self-discipline, positive aspirations, academic preparedness and confidence. If we teach them positive lessons, such as playing by the rules, our young athletes will learn to live by the rules;

To lend members support yet remaining NON-INTRUSIVE to local operations.

To make youth football and cheer ALL-INCLUSIVE, by not excluding participants based on superficial factors (such as weight, finances or athletic ability).

To encourage programs for special needs, at-risk and anti-gang groups, as well as the international football community.

Football

AYF offers the most comprehensive division structure in Youth Football.

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Cheer

Recreational and elite cheer programs, step and dance; large and small divisions.

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Events

National Championships, Regional Tournaments, All-Star Game and Football & Cheer camps.

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Awards

AYF Celebrates its members and the youth Football community through various awards.

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Join

Join AYF/AYC today to take advantage of all the services and support our community of over 30,000 teams offers.

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Community

Be a part of the largest youth football & cheer community in the world.

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About us

American Youth Football (AYF) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation that provides support services, scholarships, grants, community programs and tournaments to member organizations who service over one million members in 50 states and several countries worldwide. AYF pioneered the concept of age based divisions, conference all-stars and national all-stars, enabling every child an opportunity to participate in football and cheer.

Beliefs

AYF members share a common belief- that is each of us can make a difference where we live and how we live. AYF and its members believe that ALL kids deserve equal opportunities, special attention and respect.

As a support services organization, AYF is non-intrusive and our philosophy allows members to govern themselves, since each member is unique and should have the flexibility to do what is best for their kids, parents, coaches, and community.

Donations to Members

$15M

Football Teams & Cheer Squads

30,000

Cities

3000

Countries

9

Our Sponsors

We couldn't do what we do, without the help and support of our dedicated sponsors, partners and vendors. Please support them, so they will continue to support us.

Academy

Sports + Outdoors

Kissimmee Sports

Gatorade

Official Sport Drink of AYF

Wilson

Official Football of AYF

HUDL

Video Analysis Tools

Riddell

Official Helmet of AYF

NFLPA

NFL Players Association

LifeTouch

Action and Team Photography Partner

Team Leader

Official Cheerleading Uniform

Sadler Insurance

Endorsed Insurance Provider

Edge

Cheer Camps & Clinics

Edge

Cheer Camps & Clinics

Training

AYF recommends that each youth football programs adopt and a training program for both football and cheer. Proper training enriches the experience for players, competitors and spectators alike. AYF requires those coaches who participate in the AYF National Championship tournament to take the CDC Concussion course as well as the ASEP Football and Cheer Training courses and receive completion certificates, respectively.

AYF members are responsible for selecting and requiring training be completed by their coaches and administrative personnel, and to our members we suggest that they download watch the Seattle Seahawks instructional tackling video, produced by Pete Carrol, at the following link

Additionaly , an excellent resource is AYFcoaching.com, produced by Human Kinetics, a leader in sports training publications, also available is the book Coaching Youth Football, written by AYF president, Joe Galat.





 

The Team

Like on the football field or cheer squad, a team that plays together wins. We think we have the best team in youth sports.

Joe Galat

President & Founder

 

Craig Karahuta

Vice President Football & Cheer Operations

 

Tammy Gagne

Cheer Commissioner

Dee Grayer

Football Comissioner

 

30000

Teams

50000

Volunteers

20

Years in Existence

24/7

Fast Support

Join AYF/ AYC

Joining AYF is fast and easy. Register or renew your membership online to access myayf.com, your one stop for resources needed to organize and run your association, conference or team. Included in membership is eligibility for 501c3 tax exempt status, and benefit from the discounts we have negotiated based on our membership of over 25,000 teams; including but not limited to insurance, equipment, uniforms, footballs, and other products and services offered by our sponsors, including access to our player registration and payment system and league administration platform and much more.

Football

$30/Team
  • 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt
  • Discounted Insurance
  • Discounts on Equipment & Uniforms
  • Online Registration and League Administrator Platform
  • Forms
  • Rule Book & Ops Manual
  • Regional & National Tournament Eligibility
  • Discounts on Sponsor Offerings
Sign up

Cheer

$25/Team
  • 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt
  • Discounted Insurance
  • Discounts on Equipment & Uniforms
  • Online Registration and League Administrator Platform
  • Forms
  • Rule Book & Ops Manual
  • Regional & National Tournament Eligibility
  • Discounts on Sponsor Offerings
Sign up

Flag & 7 on 7

$20/Team
  • 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt
  • Discounted Insurance
  • Discounts on Equipment & Uniforms
  • Online Registration and League Administrator Platform
  • Forms
  • Rule Book & Ops Manual
  • Regional & National Tournament Eligibility
  • Discounts on Sponsor Offerings
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The Huddle

Subscribe and read our monthly email newsletter to keep up with developments in AYF/AYC and our youth football and cheerleading community, including exclusive offers from our sponsors.

May 2016 Huddle

may 28, 2016

Scholarships - Insurance- Training and How to use HUDL video to win games.

Special Offfers from Our Sponsors

May 28, 2016

Enjoy special offers, for AYF and AYC member organizations brought to you by our sponsors. This month offers by HUDL, Riddell, Team Leader, Academy, Wilson, Lifetouch and more...

May 2016 President's Corner - The Future is here.

May 25, 2016

AYF President, Joe Galat, shares his observations of the 2015 football & cheer season and imparts stories and wisdom to keep our volunteers engaged in doing what they do best- caring for our nation's youth.

Contact Us

AYF member organizations serve millions of players, parents, coaches and volunteers. We appreciate your input and want to be able to address your individual questions, to do so we ask that you contact us by email.

F.A.Q.s
Get instant answers to the most popular questions by going to myayf.desk.com

New Member and Membership Questions
Shannon@americanyouthfootball.com

Football  and Football Rule Questions
Football@americanyouthfootball.com 

Cheer Questions
cheer@americanyouthfootball.com

Regional Tournament Questions
Football@americanyouthfootball.com

MyAYF Help and Registration Questions
admin@myayf.com 
 
Website Questions
jwest@americanyouthfootball.com
 
Complaints
Contact your local Association President
AYF is a National Service Organization that does not impose or govern local issues.