Youth Football League Serving Fairfax Arlington Alexandria Loudoun Prince William

Welcome to the FCYFL!

Founded in 1966, FCYFL is the largest independent football league in Virginia and one of the most successful youth football leagues in the country. We serve the Northern Virginia region and are comprised of 23 Youth Football Programs from Arlington, airfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties and the City of Alexandria. All of our programs run on a not-for-profit basis. Annually, FCYFL fields hundreds of teams and thousands of players.


All of our member clubs are now registering for the fall season. Please click the "Member Clubs" link above to find a club near you!


Practices start August 7th.



All coaches in our league must annually undergo a background check, sign a coaches’ code of conduct and complete the USA Football Certification training. USA Football certification includes annual testing to assure that all coaches are trained in the latest Heads Up fundamentals as well as such safety measures as hydration and heat awareness and the proper fitting of equipment.  We are deeply committed to providing the safest environment for kids to enjoy the game we love and respect.


Player Participation

FCYFL is one of the only leagues nationwide that has a mandatory player participation rule. This simply means that all kids who are enrolled in our league must play in every game.  We make this rule a point of emphasis, and any coach who fails to comply is subject to a variety of sanctions including suspension.


Fair Competition

One other key factor that makes our league unique is that we have three levels of competitive play as well as a proven age/weight matrix.  As a result, players are matched against competition that is similar in regard to size, age, experience and skill.  Our decades of experience demonstrate that this system promotes player safety, player development, fair competition and enjoyment of the game.

Beware of Imitation Programs!

The FCYFL Board has become aware that there may be efforts to establish new alternative tackle football programs in our region that are not affiliated with FCYFL.  We want to inform families to beware imitation programs that seek to build off and exploit nearly 50 years of positive experiences enjoyed by the youth of Northern Virginia through participation in tackle football under the auspices of FCYFL. 


Please be advised that these alternative programs are by no means affiliated with FCYFL and have not been sanctioned by the FCYFL Board. As is prudent whenever enrolling your child in any activity, we recommend that you thoroughly evaluate the program before enrolling. 


As always, you can find a "Member Club" near you, by clicking the link above.

by posted 06/26/2017
Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame

The Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame is an organization that recognizes and promotes the special efforts of individuals from the local youth and scholastic football programs. This recognition includes our Inductees to the Hall of Fame that represent the rich history of the sport in the area as well as current football Players, Coaches, Officials, Cheerleaders, Administrators, and other individuals exhibiting outstanding dedication to the sport from both the scholastic and youth club ranks. Each year the NVFHOF holds a banquet to publicly recognize these individuals. Inductees are selected in consideration of their special contributions and devoted service to the game. Player and cheerleader awards are based upon leadership, dedication, conduct, character, and scholastic as well as athletic achievements. In bestowing these awards, NVFHOF strives to positively influence and reward the integrity, sportsmanship, and character of the individuals and the great game of football.

by posted 01/09/2015
Register for Football!

Register today with your local Member Club. Follow the "Member Clubs" link on the top menu to see a listing of our clubs, or click here to be taken to the listing directly.

Here are some general guidelines for choosing a club: 

  1. If you are a Fairfax County resident, you may register with any Fairfax County Member Club. We recommend that you join your local club or the one most convenient for you.
  2. If you live in Arlington you must register with the Arlington club.
  3. If you live in Alexandria you must register with the Alexandria club.
  4. If you live in Prince William County there are boundary restrictions. Each Member Club in Prince William County has a territory from which it may draw. Please contact the clubs directly to determine which club you can join.
  5. If you live in Loudon County contact Dulles South Youth Sports via our Member Clubs page.

We're looking forward to another great year!

by posted 07/27/2011
All participants must have a DMV Issued ID
Everyone participating in the Fairfax County Youth Football League (FCYFL) must have a valid VA DMV ID card in hand for weigh-in.  No other form of ID is acceptable to FCYFL.  This means FCYFL will not accept birth certificates, military IDs, passports or any form of ID other than a VA DMV ID. 

For our returning players this is a gentle reminder to check the expiration date on your current ID. Older versions of the ID expire after 5 years.  For our new players here is a link to the VA DMV website that explains how to obtain a VA DMV ID

Due to security issues, the VA DMV will not issue an ID at the time of application.  These IDs are mailed to your home and the process can take up to 2 weeks. 

by posted 06/01/2010
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