USA Football

Experienced, Official NFL Flag

GYFL is a preferred NFL Flag League of the Arizona Cardinals Youth Program


Skill levels does not matter. We place players by location so there is a blend.


GYFL Flag has many girls playing, including a few all girls teams!


Spring 2019: (Age Cutoff - 8/1/2018)

  • Registration Closed February 2nd
  • Scrimmages - February 23rd (Tenative)
  • Season Begins - March 1st & 2nd (Tentative)
  • Season Ends - May 18th

Fall 2019: (Age Cutoff - 8/1/2019)

  • Registration Closed July 27th
  • Scrimmages - August 24th
  • Season Begins - 6th & 7th
  • Season Ends - November 16th

GYFL is 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. This is not a start-up league and we have many teams in each division. We are a preferred league of the Arizona Cardinals Youth Football Program.

GYFL 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 Mights 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 during the regular season and works to have 3 referees during championships at the end of the season.

Age divisions for spring always uses an August 1st cutoff date from the prior year. Fall season uses August 1st of the Current year. Teams are broken down into 5 divisions.

5-6 years old

7-8 years old

9-10 years old

11-12 year olds

13-14 year olds

Cost is $125 and includes official NFL game jersey, GYFL branded shorts and flag belts, full eight game season with GYFL Championship Tournament, pre-season scrimmages, and trophies awarded for 1st and 2nd place teams. This fee will also include a complimentary Memory Mate photograph of your player, optionally you can purchase additional photographic items as well.


GYFL is focused on the development of our kids and teaching the skills needed to play football. Our mission is simple "The Kids Come First". We have structured our league to provide kids of all abilities to play and feel like part of the team. Whether they are new to the game, or a seasoned player, it doesn't matter. GYFL also takes great pride in having several girls playing in the league as well. Several seasons have seen a few all girls teams too.

Our end of season tournament 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 up to 9 champions to be crowned each and every season. (13-14 teams only have 1 bracket)

Please feel free to contact us with questions.