The much anticipated time has come. With the official organization of the Utah AAU Youth Football League (UAYFL), the best of the best in each age group will now compete for division titles, and the coveted State Championship. The Utah AAU state champion teams will go on to play the best from Colorado, California, and Texas. The National Championship in Florida will be competing in December.
The UAYFL is not a city-rec league. Much of Utah is carved up into regional leagues. Utah AAU Football is different. It is the premier, and Ultimate "A" League. It is the only league featuring the top football players and coaching in the state of Utah at each grade level: 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, and 14U. Game rules will follow the Utah High School Football rules and guidelines with a few time exceptions.
The UAYFL was founded on the principles of excellence, winning matters, integrity, genuine sportsmanship, individual player refinement, and that the highest competition possible played at the youth level will directly raise the overall standard of football at the high school level.
There are many regional leagues throughout the state of Utah. The UAYFL is totally different and stands out holding a much higher standard for youth football. Preparing young men to play at their highest level and eventually excel in high school and beyond is our goal. This "A" league is uniquely the ONLY competitive one in the state.
1. There are no borders or geographical boundaries for players. Teams are encouraged to hold tryouts, combines, and camps to recruit the best fits for their team.
2. There is no weight limit. No player is penalized for his size. Any player can play any position. Coach kids correct fundamentals and technique, and let them govern themselves.
3. Every game is played in a high school stadium, full 100 yard fields.
4. UAYFL follows the Utah High School football rules. Only exception is a 15 minute running clock, and it stops at 2 minutes in the 2nd quarter and 4th quarter.
5. Top notch Officiating. All Referees are "high school certified".
6. There is no Minimum Play rule or requirement. This is competitive football and coaches are entrusted to utilized their team's talent as needed to win.
7. With a state playoff, a true state champion will be decided at each grade level.
8. State champions will go on to play other state champions, and can play for a National Championship.
9. All-Conference and All-State player selections will be awarded and recognized at the end of year invitational banquet.
10. Conference Coach of the Year, State Coach of the Year will be awarded and recognized at the end of year invitational banquet.
11. Lastly, EVERY PLAYER IS INSURED BY THE AAU.