CYFA’s goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun football experience for all players. The primary way we achieve this goal is by partnering with the USA Football Heads Up Program. This program is a nationwide initiative to make football better and safer developed by the NFL, College, High School and Youth football programs across the country. All CYFA coaches are required to be Heads Up Football Certified and we partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance to further enhance our coaches ability to provide the best football experience for your child. Click on the following links for more information on USA Football Heads Up and Development Program .
Great resource for all parents who have questions/concerns about playing football
Key TACKLE details & dates
Grades: 2-8 (boys & girls)
Cost: $225 grades 3-8; $99 grade 2 (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).
*Games could begin the last week of August; final bowl games weekend of Oct. 14-15 for grades 2-6 and end of October for grades 7-8.
CLICK HERE to review our CYFA FAQs
CLICK HERE to review our CYFA Policies and Procedures
If at or above the below weights for your grade you cannot carry the football:
Tackle Football Camps begin late July. Reference the CYFA Camps & Training page by CLICKING HERE. Your coaches will set the practice schedule and will let you know after our team formation/coaches meeting on July 18. Given that we play other associations we do not set the game schedule and field locations, but rather partner with the following:
Many of the questions you will have regarding game times and location are answered in the FAQ section (http://www.centennialyouthfootball.com/page/show/770289-frequently-asked-questions). You can also look at the website links per grade level to get an idea of what the game schedule and locations were last year. There is no guarantee it will be the same, but should give you an idea of what to expect.
Required Tackle Football Equipment:
White helmet w/chin strap, Mouth guard, Shoulder pads, Black pants, Cup w/ supporter, Cleats, Practice jersey, Game socks - color TBD by Head Coach. Please make sure to properly fit the equipment prior to the first practice by following the guidelines listed in Player Safety and Health on the Parent Education section of our website, or by clicking on the below PDF for a quick overview.
NEW: Twin Cities Sport Shop has assembled some great deals on football equipment specifically for CYFA players. More details coming this summer. Everything you need will be available to purchase during our weight in events this Spring and Summer.
USED: make sure check out our CYFA Used Gear Exchange Page by CLICKING HERE.
Key FLAG details & dates
Grades: K–1 (boys & girls)
Cost: $65 (Note: discounted rates available to families who qualify; more information included in registration form.)
*Games begin after Labor Day and end by Oct. 15. 8-10 total games played, all at Aquatore Park in Blaine.
More specific details will be announced over the summer. If you have questions about anything CYFA please contact us at CYFAMN@gmail.com
Coaches, Parents and Players should know that we follow the State High School League heat awareness policy. Please follow the above link for detailed information.
We encourage all parents review these valuable resources on player safety
The New Standard in Football
As a busy parent, keeping your child healthy and safe is always a top priority. This site will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.
CLICK HERE to review our CYFA Policies and Procedures Guide
CLICK HERE to review our CYFA By-Laws
The below instructions help set you up so your game and practice calendar stays current...options include Outlook, Apple, and Android.
The Internet Calendar opens in side-by-side view in the Outlook Calendar and is added to the Navigation Pane in Calendar view under Other Calendars. The calendar will check periodically for any updates made by the calendar publisher.