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Phoenix AYF Division One Youth Football

Phoenix AYF is a National Division 1 & 10U/12U/14U Conference offering all divisions of competitive and instructional play utilizing AYF and NFHS Rules.  We offer Division 2 Playoffs and Championships based on regular season results and seeding.  We do this to service all of our players and skill levels.  Phoenix AYF is the largest youth football organization in the Phoenix Metro Area and the experiences and opportunities of our participants is our highest priority and focus.  Combined with our partner organizations, Tucson AYF, Northern Arizona AYF, and Southern Arizona AYF, AYF is the largest competitive youth football and cheer organization in Arizona, nationally in the world.

American Youth Football, founded in 1996, provides the opportunity for young athletes across the world to play the game of football in a positive and competitive environment. Fundamentals, sportsmanship, physical standards are just a part of the AYF mission, and from its nine domestic regions, to countries abroad, coaches, athletes and volunteers help maintain this standard of excellence.

The Phoenix AYF Conference is under the National/Tournament Membership Structure.
This pertains to those members that desire the eligibility to participate in AYF Regional and National Championships, pre/post season games/tournaments, all-star programs and other AYF sanctioned competitive events. These members must strictly abide by AYF Official Rules and Regulations. Rules must be followed during pre-season, in-season, and post-season play (year round). These members must organize their teams into their chosen AYF divisional structures.

National Tournament teams are eligible and will be first considered to receive giveaways and recognition programs including: All-Star, scholarships, awards, and invitations to special events.

Rules & Regulations

AYF recommends and follows, for regional and national tournament play, NFHS rules. NFHS rules are the standard in high school sports rules and regulations and by adopting and playing in accordance with these rules you are providing for a smoother transition for youth participants should they choose to compete at a higher level. To receive a copy of the NFHS rules go to

Phoenix AYF Documents and Policies

2018 PHX AYF 6U-7U and Tiny Mite Special Rules
2018 PHX AYF 8U-9U and Mitey Mite Special Rules
2018 PHX AYF Cancelled Game Policy
2018 PHX AYF Field Monitor Protocol
2018 PHX AYF MPR Monitor-Recorder Protocol
2018 PHX AYF Weigh Master Protocol

Phoenix AYF Division Offerings & Age/Weight Chart

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