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METRO YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Did you know?

Did you know this about MYFA?

League

• 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 in the Metro area since 1971

• 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

• 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

• 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

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

• 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.

METRO YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

1100 Ahearn Dr NE 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Email : [email protected]
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