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

Current Coaching Needs: 

  • 2nd Grade: Looking for 2 Head Coaches
  • 3rd Grade: Looking for 1 Head Coach
  • 4th Grade: Looking for 3 Head Coaches
  • 5th Grade: Assistant Coaches
  • 6th Grade: Assistant Coaches
  • 7th Grade:  Assistant Coaches
  • 8th Grade: Assistant Coaches
  • Flag: Looking for head and assistant coaches
  • Always looking for Assistant Coaches at all levels of flag and tackle

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

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

K-1st Grade Flag Football Registration OPEN

Our K-1st grade Flag Football Registration is open through August 15.  More details regarding CYFA Flag Football are below.

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

Tackle Football Details

Grades for Tackle Football: 2nd-8th

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

Registration is now closed 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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