USA Football
HEALTH & SAFETY

Did you know?
Posted Jun 26, 2019

League

Did you know this about MYFA?

• MYFA is a not for profit organization, 501c3

• MYFA does not receive outside funding from any state or local governments

• MYFA Board Members and Coaches are not compensated

• MYFA has been providing youth football for 47 years in the Metro area

• MYFA provides flag leagues for 1st-4th grade, passing leagues for 4th-7th, modified tackle for 3rd grade and tackle for 4th-8th grade

• MYFA has strict policies for required playing time 

• In partnership with Dr. Fitzgerald & Associates MYFA offers free ImPact Testing to all Tackle/Modified Players

Coaches & Volunteers

Did you know this about MYFA?

• All Tackle Coaches are required to complete USA Football Level I Certification-Yearly while other leagues have just certified head coaches

• All Flag & Tackle Coaches are required to pass a Bi-Annual Nationwide Background check

• Head Coaches are required to attend a mandatory Coaching Clinic held by MYFA prior to the season

• Games are played on Full sized Football fields (Flag and Modified are played on age specific fields)

• Permanent Goal Posts and Scoreboard are installed on all fields (used only in 4th Grade to 8th Grade Games)

• Players are provided all of the equipment needed to play for the season 


Equipment

Did you know this about MYFA?

• MYFA maintains some of the best equipment available and is second to none compared to other youth programs in Iowa and better than most in the nation

• MYFA is the first in the area to offer Guardian Caps like many colleges use at no additional charge

• MYFA has a helmet inventory of over 1200 helmets

• MYFA follows NOCSAE Standards for Helmet Safety

• Helmets are sent to Riddell every 2 years for reconditioning and testing

• Helmets are retired from the inventory between 6 & 8 years, NOCSAE requires retirement before 10 years

• MYFA spends between $75,000 and $110,00 yearly on equipment

• Players are provided a new pair of pants each year for individual use

• Shoulder Pads are sent for reconditioning every 2 to 3 years, this includes O Zoning for sanitation

Fund Raising

Did you know this about MYFA?

• MYFA has calculated the cost per player tackle football is $200+/player per year 

• Fall Program Registration Fees:

Modified Registration Fee $1104th - 6th Grade Tackle Registration fee $175, Early Bird Registration Fee $160 (until 7/1/19)
7th - 8th Grade Tackle Registration fee $110, Early Bird Registration Fee $95 (until 7/1/19)

• Fund Raising efforts help pay for scholarship players and the reduced registration fees from early bird registration

• MYFA has a waiver program so no kid is turned anyone away for financial hardship reasons 

We hope the information provided helps you better understand MYFA. We realize that when you select a youth sports league there are more things than cost that should enter into your decision. MYFA hopes that by providing details about our league we make your educated decision easier.