New England AYF is dedicated to teaching youth through positive role models. Emphasis is on learning, playing, and enjoying the sport of football and cheerleading while instilling high moral standards by stressing the importance of academic achievement an

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So, you want to start a youth football and cheerleading program in your community!  We are delighted and want to share with you a few things that we think will help you achieve this goal. 

Organize your team - Identify people who share your interest and are anxious to give the community and its children a football and cheer program. You will want to call a meeting of these people and begin to lay groundwork. This will be your exploratory committee.

Get the data - Surveying your community is a very important step. You will want to know how many kids are available for your program. Is there enough interest? Are the parents interested? Once this formal or infornal survey is complete, and you are satisfied that there is sufficient interest from kids and parents, then you move on to the next step.

Don't recreate the wheel - Reach out to your conference or to New England Region to learn what best practices are for establishing a successful program.  We will talk about things such as forming a board of directors, forming committee, facilities, fields, etc.

Here to help - Our staff will help you in every facet of establishing your organization. We are here to help and guide you. We also want your program to succeed and be available to every child in your community. 

Click here to view our 2021 New Member Presentation for an overview of AYF and the benefits of becoming a member of American Youth Football & Cheer.

We are excited you have decided to explore AYF and we encourage you to reach out with any questions.