The American Youth Football League is an inclusive venue for youth sports in the greater South Florida area. Started in 1996, the league boasts 14 programs across the region, in towns such as Pembroke Pines, Delray Beach, Coral Springs, Tamarac, Hollywood, and Plantation. Over our 20 years, we have built a community out of sports-enthusiastic families across South Florida, bringing kids and parents together to celebrate competition, camaraderie, and sportsmanship.
As the number-one youth football league in South Florida, we have the most experienced, talented coaches and assistants. Sports participation is more than a mere athletic activity, it’s an opportunity for young people to build long-lasting connections and relationships, working together toward a common goal and bettering themselves every step of the way. The AYFL is proud to function as a safe place for youngsters to grow and better understand their environment in the world through athletic competition.
The American Youth Football League was conceived with a simple but powerful goal in mind: to help the youth by establishing a comprehensive sports league where young people may play football, and by doing so, develop crucial skills in teamwork, competition, sportsmanship and friendship.
Two decades later, the AYFL is stronger than it has ever been, and it’s a testament to the talent of our volunteers that parents think of us first when exploring options for their children to play football. We don’t just offer an opportunity for kids to perform consistent physical exercise, we give them platforms to learn teamwork and build relationships by participating in sports. In the AYFL, children and young adults make friends for life, fostering important connections that benefit everybody involved.