FOOTBALL OVERVIEW

American Youth football has been around since the inception of the league in 1996 by founder Joe Galat and is an international organization that promotes the development of youth through their association with adult leaders in American football.  AYF is 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.
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WHY THERE ARE NO PERSONAL STATISTICS:

AGE/WEIGHT MATRIX

There are Seven Divisions of play, all determined by a strict age.  South Clayton Stealth tackle football is unweighted.  A child’s age on August 1st is his/her age for the season.

2016 Football Divisions

Football Divisions

DIVISIONS OF PLAY
UNLIMITED WEIGHT & WEIGHTED
NON- COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS

DIVISIONS OF PLAY

PROTECTED AGES

WEIGHT

4/5 FLAG CANNOT TURN 6 ON OR BEFORE 8/1/16 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
6U DIVISION CANNOT TURN 7 ON OR BEFORE 8/1/16 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
7/8U Division CANNOT TURN 9 ON OR BEFORE 8/1/16 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
9/10U Division CANNOT TURN 11 ON OR BEFORE 8/1/16 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
11/12U Division CANNOT TURN 13 ON OR BEFORE 8/1/16 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
13/14U CANNOT TURN 15 ON OR BEFORE 8/1/16 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
15U CANNOT TURN 16 ON OR BEFORE 8/1/16 UNLIMITED WEIGHT

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

DIVISIONS OF PLAY PROTECTED AGES WEIGHT
10U ALL STARS CANNOT TURN 11 BEFORE 8/1/16 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
12U ALL STARS CANNOT TURN 13 BEFORE 8/1/16 UNLIMITED WEIGHT
14U ALL STARS CANNOT TURN 15 BEFORE 8/1/16 UNLIMITED WEIGHT

AGE DIVISIONS CAN BE COMBINED