About Bay State Conference

Updated Friday January 26, 2018 by Lisa Wesley.

The Baystate Youth Football Conference and all of it's associations are affiliates of American Youth Football. Below you will find the outline of the AYF Mission, Beliefs and Goals. 
 

Our Mission

American Youth Football, , established in 1996, is an international youth football organization established to promote the wholesome development of youth through their association with adult leaders in the sport of American football. Rules and regulations are established to ensure that players play in an atmosphere of safety with a competitive balance between teams. American Youth Football is on a mission to GIVE BACK to the community. The recognizes this firm commitment and named a national youth partner of the National Football League., established in 1996, is an international youth football organization established to promote the wholesome development of youth through their association with adult leaders in the sport of American football. Rules and regulations are established to ensure that players play in an atmosphere of safety with a competitive balance between teams. American Youth Football is on a mission to GIVE BACK to the community. The recognizes this firm commitment and named a national youth partner of the National Football League.

 

Our Beliefs

AYF members believe that each of us can make a difference where we live and how we live. AYF believes that ALL kids deserve equal opportunities, special attention and respect. 

AYF's philosophy is to allow local members to govern themselves while remaining non-intrusive. 

AYF is the fastest growing youth organization in America, founded in 1996 American Youth Football has grown to over 600,000 members with leagues in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Western Europe, and Asia. 

AYF welcomes everyone, regardless of financial capabilities, location, participation, and pledges to support youth football and to do its best to help those leagues who need help in order to build stronger communities. 

 

Giving Back is the mission of AYF. Programs range from: financial grants to leagues who need help; shoes for study programs sponsored by Under Armour; field development programs in conjunction with Field Turf; Rising Stars camps, sending inner-city kids to football camp; recognizing administrators who are making a difference in the AYF Hall of Fame; promoting and administering league to league giving, and recognizing teams and leagues that Give Back to their own communities.

 

 Our Goals

  1. To provide a wholesome competitiveness within the scope of our rules and regulations that will protect the youth athlete and cheerleader. 
     

  2. To teach the fundamentals of football and coordinate cheerleader activities. 
     

  3. To provide a responsible football and cheerleader program where none is provided by the public schools. 
     

  4. To influence good sportsmanship, teamwork, highest moral and physical standards and the importance of scholarship and academic achievement. 
     

  5. To lend leagues support with remaining NON-INTRUSIVE to local operations. 
     

  6. To make Youth Football ALL-INCLUSIVE by not excluding participants based on superficial factors (such as weight). 

  7. To provide programs for special needs, at-risk and anti-gang groups, and the international football community.