Fairfax County Youth Football League
We Put Kids First
Founded in 1966, FCYFL is the largest independent football league in Virginia and one of the most successful youth football programs 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. This past season FCYFL fielded over 300 teams, 1,200 coaches and more than 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.
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.
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.
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. This system promotes player safety, player development, fair competition and enjoyment of the game.