USA Football

Gilbert Youth Football League was founded in the spring of 2009 with a mission that The Kids Come 1st. We are an established and experienced NFL Flag program with many years of experience. We offer a full season with pre-season scrimmages, and a season ending championship tournament. We also provide opportunities for our teams to compete in regional and national tournaments. We are a preferred league of the Arizona Cardinals Youth Football Program and a member of the Town of Gilbert Sports Coalition.

GYFL currently runs 2 seasons each year. The spring season will generally begin in late February or early March and always ends the weekend prior to Memorial Weekend. The fall season begins the weekend after Labor Day and will always conclude the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. Practices for each season generally begin 2-3 weeks prior to the season beginning. We begin each season with a day of scrimmages where teams are allowed time to practice against other teams to prepare for game days. Games are played on Friday Nights and/or Saturdays. Saturday games in spring having morning to early afternoon games and fall having afternoon to early evening games. We also schedule Friday night games where teams will be able to play at least one of their games under the lights.

GYFL provides a minimum of two referees per field for 8U division and up, during the regular season and works to have 3 referees during championships at the end of the season.

- 5U (Kids ages 3-5)
Players learn through in field instructions
League Play:
- 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 15U & 17U
- Girls through 14U only.
Scrimmage, 8 Games & End of Season Playoffs

Please Refer to our Division page for more details and cost breakdowns.


Gilbert Youth Football League is focused on the development of our kids and teaching the skills needed to play football. From on field instructional formats to a full season of league play or teams that just want to be able to play the best, this league has it all. GYFL takes pride in offering some all girl teams with opportunities for the older division to compete in a national tournament in fall. GYFL is 100% volunteer from its Board of Directors down to and including all of the coaches. If you want an opportunity to coach your child, then look no further. Coaching instruction is offered by our staff.

Our end of season tournament for league play teams makes it fun for all. We have created brackets that put the more competitive teams up against each other and the more recreational teams in another bracket. This allows for multiple champions to be crowned each and every season.

Please feel free to contact us with questions.


Fall 2021: (Age Cutoff - 1/1/2021)

  • Registration Closed July 31st
  • Season Begins - September 10th & 11th, 2021
  • Season Ends - November 20th, 2021

Winter 2022: (Age Cutoff - 1/1/2021)

  • Season TBD

Spring 2022: (Age Cutoff - 1/1/2022)

  • Registration Closed February 6th, 2022
  • Season Begins - March 4th & 5th, 2022
  • Season Ends - May 21st, 2022