Northport Youth Football and Cheerleading Club is a privately owned non-profit corporation. Our sports program works with youth of all socioeconomic backgrounds and skill levels across Long Island, New York who demonstrate an interest in football and cheerleading. The organization focuses on training, support, and guidance, therefore providing the resources needed to develop skills including but not limited to physical, social and emotional growth for both individual and team success. The program aims to teach its members grit, competitiveness, responsibility, self-discipline, hard work and sportsmanship as they proceed on their journey from adolescence to young adulthood. The organization offers financial support and stipends for disadvantaged talented youth who would like to participate in the program.
Our President, Coach Benjamin J. Carey has been doing this over 15 years and has received many accolades for his efforts to promote the sport and the best safety practices. is the torchbearer for youth football in Long Island. You would be hard pressed to find a kids football activity on Long Island that he is not somehow connected to. His exhaustive efforts to raise the level of football in the region and increase opportunities for young players has created an exciting new movement. Carey’s programs model all the right principles, organizational policies, and safety practices, and have received many awards. READ MORE ABOUT OUR SAFETY PRINCIPLES
It’s an honor to play or cheer for Northport Youth Football. The program has become synonymous with great players, excellent instruction, and winning traditions. We don’t just teach football, we are football. Northport Youth Football Club is Long Island’s premier football organization. Our program includes the highest safety standards, the best coaching, and the best uniforms and equipment. We also face the toughest opponents in the region. We hold our athletes to high standards. Safety, family, and academics come first, teamwork is always a must and we invoke the spirit of the game for our youth football players and cheerleaders. Come join the best!
We are Northport Youth Football and Cheerleading Club. We offer a highly competitive tackle football program for youth ages 6-11, with an accompanying cheerleading program. Emphasis is on learning, competing at a high level, and enjoying the sport; while instilling the moral standards that our community, parents and players can be proud of. By teaching the kids the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline, and dedication, we help them become leaders and better teammates. We facilitate the development of strength and character in every child that participates. NPYFC players learn to foster confidence and a sense of self-worth that extends beyond the gridiron and into the school, family and community.
NPYFC provides young athletes with opportunities to compete and win at some of the highest levels of youth football in an environment free from discrimination and politics. Our program consists of some of the best youth and high school coaches in the area and also includes instruction from NFL and NCAA caliber coaches. We prepare these athletes for lifelong contributions to society; to embrace equality, academic achievement and diversity through competition of sport. NPYFC is one of the most competitive and decorated youth football clubs in the region.
NPYFC was founded on being a competitive football league, not a recreational one. We have a philosophy which has always been to have A, B, and C teams. “A” teams draft the best players during tryouts at the beginning of the season. Parents do not participate in the evaluation or team assignments. We do our best to make everyone happy but Coach or Team requests are not guaranteed. Your child will be placed on a team best suited for them.
Grouping kids in youth football by their mental & physical development and their athletic ability is essential to fielding competitive teams, as well as ensuring their safety. Children progress at different levels. This culture ensures that everyone has fun, feels valued, and it protects the children from getting injured, becoming frustrated, and losing interest. Playing time for everyone is optimized, teams compete in appropriate county divisions, and kids in the B and C divisions are allowed to develop at their own pace and move up at the appropriate time. Over the years we’ve had numerous success stories all attributed to this model.
NPYFC is supported by the efforts of volunteers who commit an extraordinary amount of time and hard work, ensuring that our league is a positive influence on the lives of the children. We strive to provide a service to our community by providing a healthy outlet for children, opportunities for the community to gather together, and endless hours of entertainment.
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