Yes. A "game day" jersey and pants are provided. Each child is responsible for their own shoulder pads, football cleats, a WHITE helmet, practice pants and a practice jersey.
LOCALLY. Instead of traveling to Taylor, Hays, Killeen, etc., games will be played in the Leander/Cedar Park area utilizing the high school stadiums. Lions - A.C. Bible Stadium. Raiders - Rouse HS Football Stadium. Rangers - John Gupton Stadium. Timberwolves - Cedar Park High School Football Stadium. This may change as the program continues to grow and additional high school boundaries are added to the Central Texas Conference (CTXC).
The feeder program is designed to allow kids to participate with other kids who will be feeding into the same high school (i.e. Leander High School).
This allows the middle school and high school coaches to get more involved in the youth programs for both cheer (including dance & step) and football.
We will have youth players in uniforms that closely mimick that of the Leander High School varsity players and cheerleaders. This includes football, cheer, and mascots alike.
American Youth Football is the largest youth football and cheer organization in the world. The overhead costs are much cheaper than with other affiliations. Registrations and uniform costs change from year to year. Information can be found on the "Our Programs" page and then by selecting the Football or Cheer link.
To provide more children with the opportunity to participate. With the onset of child obesity, it is critical to get kids active in the community. Other associations impose weight restrictions that would disqualify a child from participating in youth football.
Yes. At one time the Cedar Park Youth League (CPYL), the local baseball organization for children in the area, was part of the Pony Baseball. CPYL elected to become an independent organization and break away from Pony Baseball. While the community may have struggled with this change initially, many parents involved in CPYL do not realize that a change even occurred. CPYL is currently experiencing its largest number of registrants.
Yes. There are very similar standards to other youth football associations. You can read more about the program at www.americanyouthfootball.com
The Challenger Program is now the Contender Program. The same great opportunity for the players and their exciting games on Saturday.
The teams will practice locally at an LISD facility. Locations will be determined based on availability and the kids and coaches from similar areas. The practice locations will be geared towards the feeder program areas.
Yes, they are in Florida with one caveat...LESS EXPENSIVE. Unlike other youth programs, AYF does not require the teams/parents to stay on the resort property. This allows for more flexibility and more cost efficient resources.
Send questions to LeanderYFA@gmail.com.