The AYFA made a very important announcement this week and AlpharettaMoms.Org is proud to have the opportunity to share the news with the community. AFYA is rebranding their name as the NAFL (North Atlanta Football League) which will align the Alpharetta, Cambridge and Milton Feeder Programs.
“This year marks the 40th Anniversary of AYFA. At its inception in 1975, Alpharetta Youth Football Association (AYFA) aligned itself with the only local high school in the area, Milton High School. Over recent years, our community has seen exponential growth and new high schools have emerged as have passionate rivalries. In an effort to be more emblematic of our community and its many high schools, AYFA is rebranding its name to North Atlanta Football League (NAFL).
With the emergence of several high schools in North Fulton County, NAFL is excited to announce that starting this Fall 2015, it will be aligning with Alpharetta, Cambridge and Milton High Schools and will become their Official Youth Feeder Program. Flag Players in K – 1st grade and tackle players in 2nd thru 5th grade will play for the high school district in which they reside.
“NAFL would like to give a gracious and sincere thank you to the City of Alpharetta for 40 years of support and being such a huge part of youth football in our community. North Park and Wills Park have been our home stadiums and the City of Alpharetta has been an incredible host. We look forward to the next 40 years,” said NAFL Athletic Director Rusty Reed.
If you do not live in one of the aforementioned school districts, no need to fret. Kids from Johns Creek, Roswell, and South and West Forsyth have played at AYFA for years. Registration will be open to all comers (select “other”) and those children will be placed on the appropriate team. Everyone is welcome.
With this change, we remain committed to teaching the fundamentals of football, player safety and emphasizing the maximum playing time of each player. There can and will be multiple teams from each age group aligned to their respective high school and we will optimize the number of players per team. Our coaches will have access to feeder coaches, philosophy and instruction to help leverage and maximize our alignment with each school.
We are also excited to announce that NAFL will compete with other youth feeder programs in the north suburban area. The regular season and playoff game schedule will include both inter-league games between NAFL teams plus games with programs like Marietta, Roswell, Kell, Pope, Sprayberry, Walton and Wheeler Youth feeder programs.”
We can’t wait to see you on the fields this Fall!
For more information and to register, please visit: www.nafl.club
Press release provided by NAFL. February 2015