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There are 16 programs offered by the NYFO but the most popular this time of the year is the NYFO 7on7 and 5on5 Spring Football Leagues for youth 5-18 years old. 11 to 18 years olds play 7 on 7 which simulates 11 man football without the lineman. 5 to 10 year olds play a similar format, but their teams are only 5 players to insure more interaction with the coaches and game time experience.
7 on 7 and 5 on 5 football has become the approved and encouraged activity in the off-season for experienced football players that want to take their game to the next level and beginners who are interested in learning the game. The 7v7 and 5v5 Spring Football League provides the structure for youth football players to develop their skills, competing in the off-season at organized local, regional and national events.
The National Youth Football Spring League (NYFSL) is a fun competitive, non-contact way to play football. It allows scoring both on the offense and defense. Participating in NYFO 7on7 and 5on5 Spring League offers athletes an exceptional, competitive way to hone their skills thus increasing the speed of play, and improving timing, fundamentals, and game knowledge. “There will be a noticeable difference during next years Fall teams try-outs with those who participate in the spring league and those that don’t”, says NYFO Founder, Bob Winstead
Participation in the National Youth Football Spring League is available for athletes to sign up with their Fall teams (School, Pop-Warner, Youth Leagues, etc) or as an individual. In an effort to assist the athletes and the local teams, NYFO organizers will make every attempt to keep teammates together. The league will also run the formations, route trees, and defensive formations of their organized Fall league teams. Input and assistance from Fall coaches is accepted and encouraged as allowed by their governing bodies or schools.
Any enrolled student age 5 to 18 years old is eligible to participate in appropriate divisions. All student athletes need to check with their coach, league and state sport governing body to insure that high school and or college eligibility is not jeopardized by participating in any leagues or tournaments.
Teams consist of 10-22 players together with 1-3 adult coaches. All interested athletes and coaches can begin registering now. Tryouts will begin in March. Start dates vary depending on location.
Here is a partial list of NFL players involved: Leon Washington (Jets, Seahawks, Patriots, Titans), John Davis (Buccaneers)
The NYFO intends to partner with existing organizations that are on board with establishing consistent rules of play and motivational coaching as they create new NYFO leagues across the United States. The NYFO currently has programs in Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, and Arizona and expects to expand to 25 states during 2015 and all 50 states by the end of 2016.
The NYFO also offers two mentoring programs that are attached to it’s football offerings: 1) 4:20 serving at risk youth which is managed by Anthony Griggs (Eagles and Browns) and Joe Hoffman of The Legends Foundation and 2) The Lettermen’s Club serving student leaders managed by Pat Teague (Buccaneers)
visit: http://www.playNYFO.com for more info, rules, and guidelines
National Youth Football Organization is a compilation of advocates committed to excellence for players, coaches, and families involved with the sport of football. We are devoted to assuring our players, coaches, parents, and fans have equal or better resources and opportunities as it pertains to other programs around the United States. Together we will build a football CULTURE second to NONE.
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