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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.


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.

National Championships

The American Youth Football & Cheer National Championships feature the largest youth football tournament in the world. Over 180 football teams & 240 cheer squads that travel from throughout the USA to Florida, home to Universal Studios Orlando, Islands Of Adventure and Disney World, to participate in 2 Divisions of age protected football & National all-star division as well as Cheer & Dance for the title of national champion.

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.

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2023 Coaches Information Packet

Human Kinetics Coaches Training

Coaching Youth Football the AYF Way and Coaching Youth Cheerleading the AYC Way present fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities and the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth football and cheer. The recertification course provides returning coaches with continuing education on topics pertinent to bettering and safeguarding the sport experience for coaches and athletes.

SOLARO Educational Programs

Each state and region has its own educational standards and expectations that students are graded against. Instead of a generic set of concepts, SOLARO aligns with what students will cover in the classroom.
SOLARO makes it easy to take practice tests on any browser, tablet, or smartphone; and it’s simple to see meaningful feedback of where students need to improve. Whether studying at home or wanting to provide formative assessment in the classroom, SOLARO supercharges studying.

YCADA Cheer Coaches Certifications

2024 VERSION | This mandatory training course is designed for cheer and dance AYC coaches. With new skill videos, templates, drills, and more - learn everything you need to know for the season!

NFHS Free Tackle Course

2024 FREE tackle education training course is designed to assist coaches in teaching proper tackling techniques.


  • AYF National Championships

    AYF National Championships

    Each year, the best of the best meet in Florida to find out who the champions are. Held at Paradise Coast Sports Complex.

  • AYC National Championships

    AYC National Championships

    Cheer, Dance & Step Championships are held at the Silver Spurs Arena

  • National All Star Game

    National All Star Game

    Each year, the top 60 8th graders play in what we like to call the AYF National All Star Game - one of the most prestigious all star games in the World.