No Weight Limits
AYF was the first and is still the only national youth football organization that welcomes kids of all sizes, allowing every child to get off the couch and onto the field. As the driving force of unlimited weight football, AYF has been a long time and staunch supporter in the fight against childhood obesity.
Not only does the All-American division allow boys/girls of all sizes to play, but the age based structure levels the playing field (without the concern of older/lighters) and allows boys/girls to play together year after year giving them the opportunity to develop as a team and better learn the game – making AYF programs todays most successful high school feeder programs.
AYF and AYC programs are not permitted to conduct tryouts or cut players – cuts are prohibited (except in the case of Conference All Star Teams which is a ‘post-season’ all-star program).
AYF also requires mandatory play rosters be kept for all games to ensure that all players on the roster play in every game. MPR’s are used in all AYF tournament/championship play.