A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Welcome to the FCYFL. We put kids first!

 

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.

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
Sports Authority Exclusive Savings for All FCYFL Participants!

The Sports Authority and the FCYFL have teamed up to give all FCYFL participants and their families an opportunity to save 20% off their entire purchase! The event is for 2 weekends only - August 15-16 and August 22-23 - so mark your calendars. Remember that this event occurs before school starts, so it can also help your family with your back to school shopping needs.

Special coupons will be provided to participants at our first two weigh-ins, but you may also download and print your own by clicking here.

 


by posted 07/25/2015
***PRESS RELEASE***PRESS RELEASE***PRESS RELEASE***

From:   Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame, Fairfax County, Virginia

Date:              Sunday, January 11, 2015                            

 

For immediate publication and disbursement:

The Executive Board of the Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame (formerly Fairfax County Football Hall of Fame) announced today that the Silver Anniversary 25th Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at the McLean Hilton Hotel, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA located near the Tyson’s II Galleria Mall. Festivities will begin with a social gathering at 2:30 PM with dinner at 3:30 PM. The awards ceremony will immediately follow honoring local area youth and high school players, coaches, officials, and cheerleaders along with other guests and the new Hall of Fame inductees. This event draws celebrities and supporters from all over the area.

For general information contact Mark Meana at (703) 281-0153 or Santrak@aol.com.

For ticket information contact Betty Powell at (703) 273-3216 or bpowe1@aol.com. You can also visit our website at www.FCYFL.org for more information.

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.

Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees:

 Michael Caussin       Springfield Youth Club, West Springfield High School, James Madison University, NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, and Washington Redskins

Vaughn Lewis      Edison High School Head Coach; Thomas Jefferson High School Head Coach, and Stafford High School Assistant Coach

Jeff Davey             Chantilly Youth Association; Club Commissioner and Youth Football Head Coach

Football Officials of the Year:

Andre Jones                   Fairfax County Football Officials Association

Rick Artigas          Northern Virginia Football Officials Association

Anthony Wallace D.C. Metropolitan Football Officials Association

Karl Davey Community Achievement Award

This award, named for one of the founders, is presented to individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact on the sport and our community. Past recipients included individuals from all aspects of the game in Northern Virginia. This year we honor:

John Reynolds     Fairfax County Public Schools

Athletic Training Programs Administrator

Tom Davis Meritorious Service Award

This award, named for and presented by, former U.S. Congressman Tom Davis, is bestowed on individuals who have selflessly given their time and energies to support the youth of the Fairfax County Youth Football League. This year we honor:

Dan Sutherland Fairfax County Park Authority, Grounds Management Manager

Gene Nelson Commissioner of the Year Award

Named after an outstanding individual that provided decades of leadership as Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Fairfax County Youth Football League, and is presented to FCYFL’s outstanding club commissioner this past season.  This year we honor:

David Hall              Commissioner - Vienna Youth Incorporated

NVFHOF Awards (4) $1,500 Scholarships

The Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame will announce the recipients of three $1,500 scholarships presented to graduating high school senior football players and a $1,500 cheerleading recipient at the upcoming banquet. Each scholarship winner will be presented an award check by the representative scholarship sponsor at the banquet.  

NVFHOF Player & Coach Awards

High School Players of the Year:

High School

 

Conf 5 (Concorde District)

James Gibson III

Westfield High School

Conf 6 (Liberty District)

Tyler West

Langley High School

Conf 7 (Patriot District)

Gerald Hulett, Jr.

South County High School

Conf 8 (Cardinal District)

Matt Gallagher

Battlefield High School

Conf 13 (National District)

Will Mejia

Falls Church High School

AT LARGE:

Nick Mathews

Patriot High School

 

High School Coaches of the Year:

High School

 

DIVISION V:

Wayne Hogwood

Wakefield High School

 

DIVISION VI:

Chris Haddock

Centreville High School

 

             

 

Youth Players of the Year:

Youth Sports

 

Alexandria Recreation

 

Malachi Galloway

American Pride Youth Football

 

Aaron Saunders

Annandale Boys & Girls Club

 

Dakwandre Marshall

Arlington Football League

 

Saivon Whiting

Braddock Road Youth Club

 

Nathan Smith

Chantilly Youth Association

 

Pierre Johnson

Dulles South Youth League

 

Aidan Doherty

Fairfax Police Youth Club

 

Bradley M. Brewington IV

Ft. Belvoir Youth Sports

 

Benjamin Pavek

Fort Hunt Football

 

Mike Pidgeon

Gainesville-Haymarket

 

E. Claybyrne Prescot Sailor

Gum Springs

 

Justin Gibson

Herndon Optimist Club

 

Stephen Schoenefeldt

James Lee Football

 

Christian (Wink) Thompson

Lee Franconia Football Club

 

William Scott Wolfe

Manassas Youth Football League

 

Spencer Irons

McLean Youth Football

 

Mathew Moschella

Reston Youth Association

 

Cameron Savage

South County Athletic Association

 

Ethan Davies

Southwestern Youth Association

 

Matt Hunter

Springfield Youth Club

 

Ryan Lipton

Vienna Youth Incorporated

 

Chandler O’Rourke

         

 

Youth Coaches of the Year:

     Youth Sports

 

ANKLEBITER DIVISION: 

Mike Johnson

Vienna Youth Incorporated

NATIONAL DIVISION:

Matt Huling

Southwestern Youth Association

CENTRAL DIVISION:

Chris Goings

Chantilly Youth Association

AMERICAN DIVISION

Ken Simmons

Braddock Road Youth Club

         

 

Youth Cheerleaders of the Year:

     Youth Sports

 

 

Layla Menard

American Pride Youth Football

 

Payton Delean

Dulles South Youth League

 

Daisy Anderson

Vienna Youth Incorporated

 

Emma Sahlgren

Vienna Youth Incorporated

         

 


by posted 01/14/2015
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
Heads Up Football Flourishing in Fairfax County


State Sen. Dave Marsden (D-37) attended the VYI Mom's football camp for Vienna-Oakton area on Friday, Aug. 1, to talk football safety with parents and coaches. Marsden, center, is standing with VYI commissioner and coach Dr. Todd Casey and moms who sweated it out during football camp. Photo by Victoria Ross.

It wasn’t that long ago when youth football coaches believed a player’s toughness was measured by his ability to play through the pain. Concussions and other serious injuries were just “part of the game.”...

Craig Richardson, the vice chair of Communications for the Fairfax County Youth Football League (FCYFL) and former president and commissioner of McLean Youth Football, said Heads Up football has become a key component of all Fairfax County clubs.

FCYFL is the umbrella organization comprising the 22 clubs that serve Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and the City of Alexandria. Last season, FCYFL fielded more than 300 teams, with 1,200 coaches and more than 6,000 players.

When USA Football created Heads Up in 2012, it hoped to reach a few hundred of the nearly 11,000 leagues in the U.S.

IN ONE YEAR, Heads Up Football was adopted by nearly 2,800 groups.

The NFL noticed.

This year, the NFL provided USA Football with a five-year, $45 million grant. And USA Football is in the process of hiring more master trainers, expecting to add between 50 and 70 to the first-year roster of about 30.

Read more.

 

 


by posted 08/19/2014
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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