Updated Wednesday May 9, 2018 by Chandler AYF.


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.

Phoenix AYF Scholar Athlete Banquet

Phoenix AYF has an end of the year Scholar Athlete Banquet. This features a Banquet that recognizes our top Student Athletes performance in the classroom, as well as our top football and cheer teams performance on the Gridiron. This year, the Formal event will take place on a date TBD, and is a great way to close out every season with our participants dressing up and getting recognized for competing in the classroom and on the gridiron.

AYF National is committed to Academic excellence and awards our athletes for their successes. AYF runs several awards programs that recognize these devoted student 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