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Football Programs and Our Primary Objectives

“Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half.”

Bum Phillips

The League’s objectives shall be:

  • MAYFL football programs provide a wholesome competitiveness within the scope of our rules and regulations that will protect the youth athletes;
  • To influence good sportsmanship, teamwork, highest moral and physical standards, and the importance of scholarship by recognizing and rewarding academic achievement;
  • To make Youth Football ALL-INCLUSIVE by not excluding participants based on superficial factors (such as weight);
  • To recognize and reward Organizations, Coaches, Volunteers, and those involved in the sport of football and cheerleading who exemplify the highest degree of Integrity, Honor, and Servant Leadership (ability to put the team ahead of self in every decision, accept and fulfill a role);
  • To provide opportunities for success and fun, regardless of organizational size or player talent; and,

To annually communicate, update, and revise the rule book to provide clear, concise, and consistent rules, thereby eliminating real or perceived violations of those stated rules. Ensuring the integrity of MAYFL and Fairplay allows for strict enforcement of regulations, whether a direct violation or a violation of the spirit of the rule.

We always understand that this is a youth organization, and we are all role models for our youth.