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Final Tackle Football weigh-in event take place June 28

Our first Tackle Football Weigh-in event is happening soon.  The event is on June 28 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Centennial Middle School Gym.  Enter through the cafeteria doors...doors open at 5:30pm. For those that cannot make it on June 28 please reach out to us at to discuss options to weigh in.

During this event players will:

  • Be officially weighed for the season (required for grades 2-6)
  • Select their jersey number (required for grades 2-8)
  • Select their jersey size. We will have jersey samples on-site (required for grades 2-8).
  • Have your questions about the season answered by CYFA experts

To participate in the event you must be registered for the season

CYFA Football Registration Now Open

CYFA Tackle and flag football registration is officially open today.  Please register early so we can have our teams composed earlier this season.  We offer tackle football for grades 2-8 and are now offering flag football for grades K-1.  Please forward this email to any families you think might be interested in playing football this season.  We want this to be the best season in our associations history!





Many more details are available below. If you have questions about anything CYFA  please contact us at


Interested in coaching football this season?  We are always looking for volunteers to help coach at CYFA.  If interested please complete the application below.

CLICK HERE to access the 2-8 grade TACKLE football Coaching Application

CLICK HERE to access the k-1st grade FLAG football Coaching Application

Grow The Centennial Football Family

Message from the High School Coaching Staff: Summer training is coming fast and we want to continue to grow our football family.  If you know a high character individual who loves to compete, encourage them to play football in 2022! Football is a game of numbers and we need everyone to compete with schools that are much larger than us.  Our players have done an incredible job at building a culture of excellence and we need everyone’s help to continue to improve that. 

Here are a few tools to help pass along to potential football players and their families:

  1. Cougar Football PowerPoint: This presentation displays what Centennial Football is and what it can do for an individual when they join our family.
  2. Football Interest Survey (7th-12th): If an individual or a family wants to meet with one of the coaches about playing football, they can fill out this survey to set up personal meeting with one of the coaches.  This is important because we want to make sure we can answer every question and personally meet any potential football player!
  3. We have attached a graphic that you can also share that families can use to access the survey and presentation.  See link below.

Lastly, registration begins 4/4/22 for Summer Cougar Strength for incoming grades 6-12.  Sessions fill incredibly fast so please sign up as soon as possible.  If the cost is a barrier from participating, please reach out to Coach Diggins as soon as possible.  Each session will include a speed (field) and strength (weight room) component. We have attached the Summer Cougar Strength graphic as well. Here are the sessions for middle school:

  • 8th Grade à Session 4 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
  • 6th-7th Grade à Session 6 10:30 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.

Register for summer training here:

Tackle Football Details

Grades for Tackle Football: 2nd-8th

Tackle Football Cost

  • 2nd Grade: $99
  • 3rd-8th Grade: $199

Football Equipment Note: Families playing tackle football need to make sure they have all the equipment purchased and ready for August 8.  All players will need a white helmet w/chin strap, mouth guard, shoulder pads, black football pants, cup w/ supporter, and cleats. We will have most of the football gear available for purchase at our weigh-in events. However, helmets will again be tough to come by this season.  We recommend those needing a helmet to make arrangements to purchase one early to make sure your ready for the season. Visit our Parents Guide for more information.

CYFA Tackle Football Pre-Season Dates: Below are some key TACKLE football dates for the upcoming season:

  • April 4: Registration opens
  • May 25: Weigh-in event option 1 of 2
  • June 13,15,21,23: 4-day Summer Football Clinic
  • June 28: Registration closes
  • June 28: Weigh-in event option 2 of 2
  • July 19: Tackle Football Team Formation and Coaches Meeting
  • July 25-27: 6-8th grade Cougar Camp
  • August 1-3: 2-5th grade Cougar Camp
  • August 8: Team gatherings/practices begin
  • August 30: Potential start date for games. Exact dates TBD.
  • October (prior to MEA weekend): 2-6 grade season is complete
  • Early November: 7-8 grade season is complete

CLICK HERE to register for 2-8th grade tackle football

Flag Football Details


Introduce football to youth athletes in a non-contact setting! With learning and emphasis on the following areas of the game. Open to Centennial area boys and girls.

  1. Fundamentals
  2. Various football positions
  3. Skills at each position
  4. Football terminology
  5. Rules of the game
  6. Good sportsmanship

This is an instructional and developmental league with a secondary emphasis on competition. The non-contact rule will be strictly enforced by the coaches/referees. Centennial will be a part of league play with Blaine and Spring Lake Park

SQUAD SELECTION: Teams will consist of approximately 9-12 players on each team formed by neighborhoods

PRACTICE/SCRIMMAGE/GAME: Teams will practice, scrimmage or play games at the most three times per week for no longer than 1 ½ hours each. 6 x 6 games played on weekend (Saturday) and during the week – 8 games

FIELDS: Games are all at Aquatore Park in Blaine. Practices will be held/scheduled by the coaches – max of 3 events per week

SIGN UP: $50 fee includes game t-shirts, paid referees, field usage and equipment use (flags, belts, footballs, etc.) Parents are responsible for supplying good fitting athletic shoes or molded cleats and mouth guards.

LEAGUE DATES:  Games start after Labor Day and will be done before MEA break

CLICK HERE to register for CYFA K-1st Flag Football

2021 Tackle Football Schedules, Scores, and Standings for grades 2-8 (2022 will be added in the fall)

Below are the websites for our 2 leagues.  NMYFL for grades 2-6, and NSL for grades 7-8

Grades 2-6: North Metro Youth Football League Information

Website for NMYFL, which is the league CYFA plays in for grades 2-6.  This site contains all rules, protocols, scores, and standings

North Metro Youth Football League Website

Click here for 2nd - 6th grade schedules, scores, and standings

Grades 7-8: North Suburban Youth Football League (NSYFL)

NSYFL is the league for CYFA 7th and 8th graders. This site contains all rules, protocols, scores, and standings

Twin Cities North Football Leauge

Click here for 7th and 8th grade schedules, scores, and standings

Have Questions About Centennial Football?

CLICK HERE to access our Parents Q&A website that answers common questions about our program or email us anytime at

CYFA Mailing Address

PO Box 605
300 Civic Heights Drive
Circle Pines, MN 55014-1793

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