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Welcome to the FCYFL. We put kids first!

Welcome to the FCYFL!

Teams are preparing for the 2015 regular season start - September 19th. Contact a member club near you to register.

Parents' Heads Up Football Clinic - September 1st!

Earlier this month, FCYFL held the first-of-its-kind Heads Up Football training clinic for 275 youth coaches in partnership with USA Football and local high school coaches.

USA Football hopes that this clinic will serve as a model for teaching Heads Up Football and plans to replicate it for youth coaches nationwide.

FCYFL was one of the very first organizations nationally to adopt USA Football’s Heads Up curriculum and standards.  Every coach must complete the USA Football Certification training each year. USA Football certification includes annual testing to assure that all coaches are trained in the latest Heads Up Football fundamentals as well as such safety measures as hydration and heat awareness and the proper fitting of equipment.

Now, FCYFL is offering a unique opportunity for parents to participate in a similar clinic and learn the Heads Up Football techniques and drills their children are being taught and utilizing in practice. Dick Adams, USA Football Master Trainer, once again will lead the clinic.  It also will include a presentations on Football Safety and PEDs from local experts.

It will be held at Annandale High School on Tuesday, September 1.  Check in begins at 6:30 p.m., presentations will begin at 7:00 and we are expecting to conclude by 9:00.

All parents are strongly encouraged to attend! 

This clinic will be a wonderful opportunity to learn the Heads Up Football techniques our coaches are teaching as well as how parents can assist coaches and how equipment is purchased, fitted and maintained to maximize safety and a positive experience for our young players.

We hope to see you there!


by posted 08/19/2015
USA Football, FCPS and FCYFL Team Up on Heads Up Football!

USA Football and Fairfax County Public Schools working in partnership with the Fairfax County Youth Football League (FCYFL) held a Heads Up Football training clinic for 275 FCYFL coaches on August 1st at Falls Church High School.

Led by former Annandale High School football coach, Dick Adams, a USA Football Master Trainer, the clinic had FCYFL coaches leading other coaches in Heads Up Football blocking and tackling drills.  USA Football hopes that this clinic will serve as a model for teaching Heads Up Football and hopes to replicate it nationwide.

FCYFL was one of the very first organizations nationally to adopt USA Football’s Heads Up curriculum and standards.  Every coach must complete the USA Football Certification training each year. USA Football certification includes annual testing to assure that all coaches are trained in the latest Heads Up Football fundamentals as well as such safety measures as hydration and heat awareness and the proper fitting of equipment. 

Watch it in action on YouTube!


by posted 08/03/2015
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. 

 

Overview

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 22 Youth Football Programs from Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties and the City of Alexandria. All of our programs run on a not-for-profit basis.   Annually, FCYFL fields up to 300 teams and  6,000 players

 

Our Commitment: Kids First

What makes FCYFL different from other youth football programs is we go the extra mile to put kids first.  Our foremost priority is to ensure a safe and enjoyable sports experience that fosters fitness, integrity, sportsmanship and teamwork.

 

Safety

All coaches in our league must undergo a background check, sign a coaches’ code of conduct and complete the USA Football Certification training each year. 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 a safe environment for kids to enjoy a 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.


by posted 07/01/2015
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 link on the left 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 convienient 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
Heads Up Football-Fairfax County
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