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About the Armstrong Cooper Youth Football Association (ACYFA)

The Armstrong Cooper Youth Football Association is a non-profit tackle football organization for kids in grades 1 through 8.

  • Grades 1-2 practice and play in a six-week in-house development league 2 days per week. Practice days are determined by the coach in early August.
  • Grades 3-6 play a 9-10 game season in the Twin Cities North Youth Football League. Practice is 3 times per week with games typically on Saturdays. Practice days are determined by the coach in early August.
  • Grades 7-8 play a 9-10 game season in the North Suburban Football League. Practice is 3 times per week with games typically on Saturdays. Practice days are determined by the coach in early August.
  • Registration fees include all tackle football equipment (except shoes, mouth guard and cup), fields, referees, and a practice jersey that the players get to keep. 
  • Practice starts Monday, August 7th and the regular season will run through late October.  Click the links on the left to find out more about each program.
  • All coaches and board members volunteer their time to make this program successful.

Upcoming important ACYFA dates

 

Monday, July 31st- Wednesday, August 2nd: Equipment handout at the football shack 6pm-8pm

Monday, August 7th-Tuesday, August 8th: Mandatory evaluations at Plymouth Middle School lower fields 6pm-8pm

Monday, August 14th: Official start of the first week of practice. Head coach will be in touch with your specific time and location

Wednesday, August 23rd: Pictures at Cooper High School Community Gym 6:00pm-8:30pm

Saturday, August 26th: Football Scrimmage/Jamboree. Location/time TBD

Tuesday, September 5th: First games of the season will be played this week

Monday, October 23rd: Playoffs official start

Sunday, October 29th: End of season


2017 ACYFA Registration now open!

Click on the link above to register for the 2017 season

Cost: The cost to register for the 2017 ACYFA season is $100.00 for grades 1-2 and $240.00 for grades 3-8.

Early Bird Discount: If grades 3-8 register before June 10th (must register by June 9th), you will receive an early bird discount of $20.00.

Family Discount: If you are registering more than one player in your family for grades 3-8, you will receive a $20.00 discount on the second (and third, if applicable) child's registration fee.  In order for the registration system to recognize that your family is registering multiple players, please register all of your players at this time.  On the Review Page, there is a link near the bottom to "Register Another Player" - please click on this link to ensure that all of your family's players are registered within the same order. Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of your family's discounted rates.  Also, please note that the Family Discount does not apply if you are receiving a hardship discount.

Payment Plan: ACYFA offers a payment plan. $120.00 is due at initial sign up and the second installment of $120.00 is due by July 1st. You will be responsible for a $5.00 registration fee charged to ACYFA by Sport Ngin for each installment (total will be $10.00 in addition to the registration fee).  Early bird discount does apply if registering before June 10th.

Click on the link to the upper left for more details.



ACYFA Hawks - 8th Grade Tier 3 Champions!

Hail to the Victors!

ACYFA produced two playoff champions for the 2016 season!  The 8th Grade Hawks won the Tier 3 8th Grade Championship in the North Suburban Football League, and the 4th Grade Hawks won the Tier 2 4th Grade Championship in the Twin Cities North Youth Football League. Congratulations to both teams!


ACYFA Hawks - 4th Grade Tier 2 Champions!




Front row left to right: Scot Cybyske, Dave Terriquez, Taavasa "JR" Mamea. Back row left to right: Dan Enna, Jon West, Maurice Chenier. Not pictured: Deb Daberkow-Wright.

Jon West and Deb Daberkow-Wright were honored Thursday, March 9th 2017 for their many years of ACYFA leadership and coaching excellence. Jon has been actively involved with the ACYFA board since 2009, most recently as Board President. Jon has decided to retire from "official" board duties and Taavasa "JR" Mamea will now be assuming his leadership responsibilities as Board President. Deb has been actively involved with the board since 2006, most recently as Treasurer. Trevor Wroge will be assuming those responsibilities moving forward. Thank you Jon and Deb for everything you have done to make ACYFA the strong community organization that it is today!