Dedicated to Scholastics

     Learning is the cornerstone of our program, both on the field and off.  Physical education, safety, nutrition, and lessons on how to apply the discipline and challenge of football to the classroom and beyond are incorporated in every aspect of the program. Coaches at AYF are more than just instructors on the field. These coaches serve as mentors and role models to help children excel in all areas of their lives. They are paradigms of good sportsmanship, strong academic pursuit, and strong character and integrity. Children who may not otherwise have guidance, are provided structure and a safe haven to grow.


Awards and Recognition

     AYF is committed to Academic excellence and awards our athletes for their successes. AYF runs several awards programs that recognize these devotes athletes. The following are some of the scholarship and award programs:

- Academic Achievement Alliance 

- The Carl Allegretti Scholarship Award

- Wilson Scholarship Awards

- AYF Regional Scholarship Awards

- Eastbay Awards

Click to view Scholarship Award Winners



     American Youth Football proudly connects with partners who offer academic incentives, help, and awards to our athletes. The following are Academic partners of American Youth Football. 

University of Central Florida (UCF):

     Tutor Program- Students from the Undergraduate Sport Business Management Program at the University of Central Florida will be the Official Higher Education Tutors for National Championships. During this event, AYF wants to make sure that the kids get the help they need with their homework!


Boston College (BC):

     Boston College and AYF are working together to help promote higher education. This year, young AYC athletes will have the unique chance to experience BC Spirit Day, a full college game-day, including taking in all of the sights and sounds that make up BC Football and Cheer. AYC teams that register will also get to meet and be mentored by BC Football players and Cheer squad members.


Wagner College:

     Wagner College has joined forces with American Youth Football (AYF) to serve as a paradigm of the ultimate academic goal and pursuit for our young athletes - college. AYF, the largest youth football and cheer organization in the world, has made a commitment to partner with higher education in an effort to teach today’s youth how to pursue college degrees and achieve academic success.


Scholar Baller:

     American Youth Football will collaborate with the nonprofit organization Scholar Baller to recognize and reward student-athletes who are excelling academically. For more information go to

Click to Download the Essay Contest


ACC Youth Football:

     ACC Youth Football collaborates with American Youth Football to help inspire our young athletes to continue to pursue higher education.


EKnowledge- Test Prep

SAT and ACT College Prep Donation Program:

     Thanks to eknowledge and supported by professional athletes from the NFL and MLB, we can help our youth continue as scholar athletes and get into college. Eknowledge is donating SAT and ACT College Test Prep Programs to American Youth Football and Cheer athletes, parents, and coaches. Programs are valued at $200, but families only pay a nominal fee of $13.84 per program for the cost of support, materials and registration (plus $3.71 S &H)
. The value of the donation program totals over $34 Million over the past six years.

About the DVDs:

     The advanced eKnowledge PowerPrep® features special SAT and ACT test prep content in a highly personalized, student-centered, virtual learning environment. The SAT and ACT programs come in a single DVD and include more than 11 hours of video instruction and 40 hours of student participation time,  3,000 files of supplemental test prep material, thousands of interactive diagnostic tools, sample questions, practice tests and graphic teaching illustrations.  Students select the training they need and can study at their own pace.  

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