The ultimate mission of the American Youth Football League is to benefit children by establishing a comprehensive sports league where young people can participate in athletic competition to grow and learn more about their place in the world. We don’t just offer an opportunity for kids to perform consistent physical exercise, we give them platforms to build camaraderie and learn the complex art of maintaining healthy relationships by participating in sports. In the AYFL, children and young adults make friends for life, fostering important connections that benefit everybody involved. The lessons our participants learn are ones they keep with them throughout their lives. It is in our bylaws that we aim to further sportsmanship and honor among children in a competitive atmosphere, and we hold tightly to this commitment, making sure no child or young adult is left behind or made to feel out of place. Simply put, the AYFL is a safe home for youngsters to learn, grow and develop their social and athletic skills.
The American Youth Football League was started in 1996 with 6 teams from Boca, Cooper City, Pasadena, Plantation, Sawgrass and Weston.
1998 two more teams were added from Pembroke Pines and West Pembroke Pines.
1999 the League added teams from Tamarac and Coral Springs.
2000 a team from Davie was added.
2002 a final team was added from Coconut Creek.
2006 by-laws were changed and three teams were added from Northeast, Fort Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach.
2012 two teams were added from Miramar and West Park.