As of April 2023, the following programs are league members:
Yes, there are several teams in discussions with the NCYFL for both the 2023 season and the 2024 season. Check our website and social media post for updates.
While there may only be three programs at present, these are large organizations fielding more than one team at each grade level. Additionally, our league will be setting up non-league games to fill out the schedule so that each team plays a total of 9 games plus at least one additional playoff game.
The NCYFL is always looking for teams which will improve the value and competition of our league. If you would like more information email: NCYFLeague@gmail.com.
The NCYFL is a grade-based league. Our grade levels are Kindergarten and 1st Grade combined, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4thGrade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade. There are no middle school 7th and 8th Grade teams.
Yes, we will have at least two separate Super Bowls, one for the top half of our standings and a separate set of playoffs for the teams which finished outside of the top half of our league standings.
The NCYFL will work with "Buckeye Elite Assigning." BEA has a database of OHSAA Certified Officials across all sports (240+ for football alone). In addition, BEA uses Arbitersports assigning software for all games and officials. This platform allows all officials to get up-to-date game information and the location and times of all games. This system also enables team admins to see what officials are working on their contest.
The 2023 season will begin in July and run through the end of October. See the upcoming season’s key dates below:
· June 10th – Conditioning practices may begin.
· July 17th – Practices in full pads may begin.
· August 19th – NCYFL regular season league play games begin.
Football, as we know it, is changing. The way the game used to be taught and played is different from what’s happening today. Player protection and injury prevention are front and center, causing a major culture shift within the sport. According to the National Institute of Health Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, and Wrestling all report a higher injury rate among youth sports than football.
The NCYFL is supervised by a five-member Board, chaired by the league President. The NCYFL Board reports to all league member representatives.
Every coach in the NCYFL must complete and earn the USA Football’s Heads-up Blocking and Tackling certification. This certification covers:
Our coaches must also earn a certificate to recognize the symptoms of concussions. They also must review Lindsay Law Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Informational Video and Documents annually.
The NCYFL will showcase talent of the top players, and programs in the Northern Cincinnati areas. Many kids from our programs go on to play sports at the collegiate levels.
To provide a high-level of competition to challenge your players and coaches.
Our League is truly a one-of-a-kind place to make and share memories with kids, families, and friends.
To signal they are part of the change in the conduct of youth sport in the Northern Cincinnati areas.
Ask your organization about making the change - If you would like more information email: NCYFLeague@gmail.com.