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Frequently Asked Questions

Centennial Youth Football Association Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we need an association?

  • To provide a higher level of resources to players, parents and coaches involved in football from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
  • Fully Operational Website
  • On-line registration
  • Active representation within the North Metro Youth Football League
  • Discounted equipment packages
  • Partnership with and mentorship from Centennial High School players and coaches
  • Comprehensive coaching resources and clinics
  • Grow and provide an improved pipeline of players that are prepared to excel at the High School level.

What League do we play in

  • The 2nd-6th grade tackle football program plays in the new North Metro Youth Football League (NMYFL); beginning with the 2024 season, CYFA will join the NMYFL newly expanded league to include 7th & 8th grade. 
  • CYFA also offers a flag football program (K-1st). 2nd-6th grade flag football is also available through National Flag Football.

Will we be playing weekday away games later than 8pm in the eveningFlag Football, and 2nd-3rd tackle football will not have games starting at 8pm or later on weekdays. 4th - 8th grade tackle will have a few games that conclude after 8pm.

How much will registration cost? Cost is $65 for K-1st grade flag football, $99 for 2nd grade tackle, and $225 for grades 3rd-8th tackle. It is our intention to hold our costs down as low as possible. Players receive a jersey they can keep at the end of the season. (Note: discounted rates available to families who qualify; more information included in registration form. We also assist families in need with equipment, not including helmets, on a first-come, first-serve basis).

Will my child get to play on the same team as his friendsTeams will be organized by neighborhood as much as possible up to 3rd Grade. 4th - 8th grade teams will be organized by player draft. It is our hope to have similar cohesiveness as with other Centennial Sports Programs.

Will there be try outsThere are no try outs. 2nd and 3rd grade teams will be formed based on school location; 4th-8th grade teams will be formed through a full draft by coaches. 

What equipment will my tackle player need? All tackle players are required to have a football helmet and facemask, football shoulder pads, mouth guard, black football pants, cleats, protective cup, and football socks (sock color determined by coach). We assist families in need with equipment, not including helmets, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Can my daughter play football? Yes. CYFA tackle and flag football is open to anyone in the Centennial School District from Kindergarten to 8th grade.

When does the season start? Tackle practices officially begin in early August with games starting in September. Flag will begin in late August.

 How long is the season? The season will be done by the end of October. It is our intention to eliminate any overlap with winter season sports.

When are the gamesYouth football games can be played any day of the week/weekends starting in late August and ending by late October. The exact times will be determined by the league scheduling system. Note: Flag football games will not begin until after Labor Day.

Where are the gamesGame locations will vary per grade level. The flag football program will have games at Aquatore Field in Blaine. The tackle football program (2nd-8th grade) will play some games in the Centennial School District area as well as surrounding communities.

Where and when are the practices? Practices will vary by team. It will be up to the coach to determine the dates and locations of practices. The first week of practice will be in early August.

CYFA Mailing Address

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

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