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
The New England Region consists of 8 conferences throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island which is comprised of 106 associations providing children between the ages of 5 to 15 the opportunity to participate in instructional & tackle football and cheerleading.
Connecticut Youth Football & Cheerleading Conference, Shoreline Youth Football & Cheerleading Conference and Connecticut Youth Spirit Conference representing Connecticut
Baystate Youth Football & Cheerleading, Dual County/Tri-Valley Conference and Central Mass Youth Football & Cheerleading representing Massachusetts
New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference representing New Hampshire
Blackstone Valley Youth Football & Cheerleading representing Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts
Each conference is affiliated with American Youth Football in the All American Division which is Grade Based / Age Protected.
What is the All American Division?
The All American Division is a Grade-Based program that fosters participants in the same grade of similar age to play together. This will provide consistency and continuity for the players and teams through the 8th grade and onto high school. It is our belief that this change will strengthen our overall football program.
What is Grade Based?
Grade based is a grade appropriate division, protected by age without weight restrictions. The participants of this division will be together with the same children they play baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, etc. The same children they attend class with and play together at home in their back yards with. They will be with their peers from the 1st grade right up to 8th grade and onto high school. Click here to view the Grade Level Chart.
Why Grade Based?
The program is socially correct. You have parity at every level, each child moves with their respective team. With a grade based program you don’t have a child playing at one level this year and then have to jump up 2 levels the following year because of a growth spurt. Every child can play at the appropriate grade level. As the children progress through the program and move onto high school they know they can play with kids of all sizes