On Cape Cod, prior to 2012, a monopoly existed with regards to youth football. If your child was able to meet the age and weight requirements defined by national Pop Warner, your child could play for a town Pop Warner team (Falmouth, Bourne, Mashpee or Sandwich). Unfortunately, many great kids who wanted to play youth football weren’t able to, because they didn’t fall into the age/weight matrix or they were being forced to “play up” against older kids.
A group of parents, primarily from Falmouth, decided to found a new youth program under American Youth Football, which places players on teams based on age rather than by weight. Being that American Youth Football was not being offered anywhere else on Cape Cod, it was decided to make age-based youth football available to a wider audience rather than exclude kids by tying the program to a town.